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    Official: Jaguar Project 7 concept is an F-Type in a D-Type mold [w/video]

    In addition to the XJR, XFR-S and XKR-S GT models Jaguar is bringing to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, the manufacturer announced that the F-Type-based, D-Type-inspired Project 7 design study will make its "dynamic" debut at the festival, with driving duties assigned to Mike Cross, ...

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    Official: Jaguar F-Type 'Design Study' headed to Goodwood

    With the Goodwood Festival of Speed taking place this weekend, Jaguar has announced it will be there with its new trio of R models as well as a design study version of the hot new F-Type sports car. While we've already seen the XFR-S last year at the LA Auto Show and the XJR and XKR-S GT at the ...

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    Green: BMW Isetta gets reimagined as the eSetta

    The venerable Isetta was tiny, cheap and nimble transportation in post-World-War-II Europe. In this day of $4-a-gallon gas, could a similar car be an attractive alternative? That's the question University of Applied Arts graduate Tony Weichselbraun asked as he endeavored to imagine a modern ...

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    Mangusta Legacy Concept just as badass as the original

    The world would be a much happier place with a little more De Tomaso Mangusta. The Pantera predecessor featured sexy Italian styling, Ford V8 power and properly scary handling. Only 401 units were built between 1967 and 1971, making the gull-wing machine a proper unicorn for any collector of ...

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    Official: Ford Evos Concept is a sexy sign of things to come [w/ video]

    We now know what Ford is planning for the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The manufacturer has released a slew of photos and information on its new Evos Concept – a design study that will likely influence the look of the company's products in the near future. While we aren't likely to see ...

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    Next-Gen Cadillac Escalade spotted on the wall? *UPDATE

    General Motors was busy celebrating the 10th anniversary of the company's North Hollywood Advanced Design Center last night, even going so far as to unveil the Cadillac Urban Concept to mark the occasion. While the futuristic-looking concept is interesting enough in its own right, our curiosity ...

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    The Big Mac: British design student pens McLaren F1 successor

    McLaren LM5 design study by Matt Williams – Click above for image gallery
    Since hiring Frank Stephenson as its styling chief last year, the nascent McLaren Automotive hasn't been lacking for design talent. But the general consensus over his first design at Woking seems to be that the ...

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    Russian designer works with Zagato on ZR1-based Iso Rivolta Marella concept

    Iso Rivolta Marella design study – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Front-engine rear-drive aluminum chassis, 640-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, high bang:buck ratio... Chevrolet's Corvette ZR1 has got it all. No wonder it's proving to be such a compelling choice for ...

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    Alternative Romeo: Alfa Berlina Da Corsa design study

    Alfa Romeo Berlina Da Corsa design study – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    We've never made any attempt to hide our love of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, an exotic GT widely regarded as one of the most beautiful shapes the industry has put on the road in decades. But at the same ...

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    Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION previews new E-Class

    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION
    When the doors open at the Paris Motor Show next month, Mercedes-Benz will be giving everyone a sneak peek of the new E-Class front-end styling. No, not in the form of the new E-Class itself, which will be unveiled at a ...

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    Nissan Shiraz is half car, half SUV, all odd

    Click above for hi-res gallery of the Nissan Shiraz ConceptDesign student Miguel Ángel Iranzo Sánchez created the vehicle you see above, and he describes it as "a mix between a[n] SUV and a sportscar infused with Nissan brand DNA." For his efforts, which took an entire summer, he won ...

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    London 2008: Honda OSM concept roadster says, "Cheerio!"

    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Honda OSMHonda says that the OSM roadster on display at the 2008 British Motor Show is merely a design study, but given that "design study" is frequently a euphemism for "future design language," we wonder if we're seeing the next iteration of Honda car ...

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    Wörthersee 2008: VW Golf GTI Performance study on display

    Click above for high-res gallery of the VW Golf GTI PerformanceVW hasn't released any info on the car you see here, which is called the Golf GTI Performance design study, so we'll call it like we see it. A black-and-copper checkered flag motif adorns the hatch, which is enhanced with a widebody ...

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    Geneva 2008, a Space Oddity: Italdesign-Giugiaro Quantara

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Italdesign Giugiaro Quaranta concept Beauty may be in the eye of the proverbial beholder and all that, but the Italdesign Quaranta wasn't quite the beauty of the Geneva ball. And while Giorgetto Giugiaro, the celebrated designer at the studio's helm, has more ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: IED Maserarti Chicane concept

    Any regular reader of Autoblog should know that the major automakers aren't the only ones unveiling striking new concept cars. In fact, independent designers tend to create even more exciting concepts than the big boys. All the more so for design students who give us a preview of what the future ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: ?koda Fabia Scout "Design Study"

    Click image for photo galleryBased on the Fabia Combi (wagon) that's making its world debut for Škoda at Frankfurt, the Fabia Scout "design study" on the show floor is, in all likelihood, a lock for production. Škoda already offers an Octavia Scout and a Roomster Scout, both of which ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Next-gen VW sport hatch

    You can probably guess how much fun reading our mail is here at Autoblog. Tips and comments come flooding in all day and all night. Sometimes the tips are good, sometimes not so much, and sometimes we just can't figure them out. Whether it's a missing link, an incorrect link, or a link to a foreign ...

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    Paris Preview: ?koda Joyster Concept

    The Paris Auto Show is around the corner, and automakers are steadily pumping out announcements in advance of the big event. Today, Škoda officially sent out word of the Joyster Concept vehicle it'll be unveiling in France. The Joyster is a 3-door design study that hints at a future styling ...


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