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  • Mansory Carbonado. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    brand GERMANY

    Carbon as far as the eye can see: the ultra-light and ultra-strong material of carbon is already present in abundance in the standard version of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. In the MANSORY CARBONADO model, of which only six specimens are being manufactured, MANSORY continues to use the material consistently as the main component of all its bodywork elements.

    * image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.

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  • Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    tokyo JAPAN

    Ever since it started research and development on electro-mobility in 1966, today’s Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) always believed that electric vehicles (EV) would eventually become long-term core products—a view vindicated by recent concerns over global warming.

    * image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.

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  • GTA Spano. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    valencia SPAIN

    Before great media expectancy at the Geneva Motor Show, Spania GTA launched the latest evolution of GTA Spano, whose power has increased up to 900 hp to once again become one of the main lures of this prestigious fair.

    * image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.

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  • Pininfarina Sergio. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    turin ITALY

    It is named Sergio, after the man who led Pininfarina for 40 years and conceived some of the greatest car legends. It is the new, amazing concept car created to celebrate the Life Senator Sergio Pininfarina. At its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the Sergio joins the brand that has so marked the history of Pininfarina: Ferrari.

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  • Volkswagen XL1. Image © 2013 Steven J. EWING / AOL.
    wolfsburg GERMANY

    The XL1 from Volkswagen is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a fuel consumption value of 0.9 l/100 km. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, the two-seater can also cover a distance of up to 50 km in all-electric mode and therefore with zero local emissions.

    * image © 2013 Steven J. EWING / AOL.

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  • Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV, headlight detail. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    tokyo JAPAN

    The suburban EV
    Ever since it started R&D on electro-mobility back in 1966, today’s Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) always considered that electric vehicles (EV) should eventually become long-term core products—a view vindicated by recent concerns over global warming.

    * image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.

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  • Toyota i-ROAD. Image © 2013 Jonathon RAMSEY / AOL.
    brussels BELGIUM

    The TOYOTA i-ROAD Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV)—a new form of transportation offering greater flexibility in the urban environment—makes its World Premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

    * image © 2013 Jonathon RAMSEY / AOL.

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  • Kia Provo, headlight detail. Image © 2013 Drew PHILLIPS / AOL.
    frankfurt GERMANY

    Looking every centimetre a road-legal racer, Kia’s new provo concept, unveiled at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva, mixes ultra-modern technology with a self-confident and agile look to deliver an exciting new B-segment car for enthusiasts.

    The sleek, low, yet muscular coupe-style hatchback mixes a petrol-fuelled turbo-charged engine with clever regenerative-electric motors to bring a smart-hybrid solution to this fun-focused concept that points to Kia Motors’ future B-segment expansion plans.

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  • Circuit Architecture, Santa Monica Car Showroom.
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    Pratt Institute
    critic: Erich SHOENENBERGER

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project:

    Circuit Architecture (Fajer AlQATTAN, John TORPY, & Victor NUNEZ): This project expands the function of standard car showroom and creates a facility that not only provides space for the display and sales of automobiles, but also serves as an educational tool to create awareness of Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) cars.

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  • Chris BANGLE
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Chris Bangle would like to re-open in his talk the discussion of Design and Humanism with observations and commentary from his experiences on the forces involved in the creative process and how there may be a chance to return value to the “Human-in-the-loop”—if, that is, we designers are willing to rethink our role.

    Chris BANGLE, “Design Forces: Personalities, Interference, Interpretation”
    Monday, 04/22
    4.00 pm / Lichthof 2
    University of Applied Arts, Vienna
    Oskar Kokoschka-Platz
    21021 Vienna, AUSTRIA

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