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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Rendered As A Coupe, Cabriolet And AMG 9
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, new cars, Renderings on 12 9th, 2017


After its Los Angeles Auto Show world premiere, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS has, inevitably, become rendering-artist material.

And while some of them are just for kicks, such as the Coupe and Cabriolet, the last one is a sign of things to come, because it portrays the four-door coupe in range-topping AMG guise, as imagined by Aksyonov Nikita.

Changes at the front include a new bumper and modified grille, which incorporates the AMG badging, whereas the rear end gets a reworked bumper, carbon fiber diffuser and boot lid spoiler, and quad tailpipes.

We’ll have to wait a few months to find out whether the new Mercedes-AMG CLS63 will look anything like this, or if it will get a Panamericana grille, meaner bodykit and lower stance. At least we know what to expect in the engine compartment: Merc’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, of course, probably in two stages of tune, for the normal and the S versions respectively.

In S form, the CLS63 will most likely be powered by the same engine as the E63 S, where it puts out 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. Those numbers are good enough for a 3.3-second run 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill, and a top speed of either 250km/h (155mph) or, with the electronic limiter removed, 300km/h (186mph), so we expect the CLS63 to be capable of similar performance.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Rendered As A Coupe, Cabriolet And AMG 9
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, new cars, Renderings on 12 9th, 2017


After its Los Angeles Auto Show world premiere, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS has, inevitably, become rendering-artist material.

And while some of them are just for kicks, such as the Coupe and Cabriolet, the last one is a sign of things to come, because it portrays the four-door coupe in range-topping AMG guise, as imagined by Aksyonov Nikita.

Changes at the front include a new bumper and modified grille, which incorporates the AMG badging, whereas the rear end gets a reworked bumper, carbon fiber diffuser and boot lid spoiler, and quad tailpipes.

We’ll have to wait a few months to find out whether the new Mercedes-AMG CLS63 will look anything like this, or if it will get a Panamericana grille, meaner bodykit and lower stance. At least we know what to expect in the engine compartment: Merc’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, of course, probably in two stages of tune, for the normal and the S versions respectively.

In S form, the CLS63 will most likely be powered by the same engine as the E63 S, where it puts out 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. Those numbers are good enough for a 3.3-second run 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill, and a top speed of either 250km/h (155mph) or, with the electronic limiter removed, 300km/h (186mph), so we expect the CLS63 to be capable of similar performance.

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Dubai Police Has Probably Set Its Eyes On The Lamborghini Urus Already 9
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Middle East, Police Cars, Renderings on 12 9th, 2017


Dubai’s police fleet includes some of the hottest vehicles out there, from Porsches to Bugattis, so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they decided to acquire the new Lamborghini Urus, too.

Until they do, designer Aksyonov Nikita has imagined what it could look like with the special dual-tone police livery and the obligatory light bar at the roof.

A Lamborghini Urus police cruiser would blend in with the rest of the division’s exotics and would make a good pair with another potent SUV they have been using for some 4 years: the Brabus B63S-700 Widestar, a tuned Mercedes G-Class that’s good for 690hp.

The Italian super SUV is less powerful, with its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 putting out 641hp and 627lb-ft (850Nm) of torque, but even so it is faster from 0 to 62mph (100km/h), with just 3.6sec, while the Brabus does it in 4.9sec.

Top speed is superior to the Lambo too, as the Urus tops out at 190mph (305mph), approximately 40mph (km/h) more than the tuned G-Wagen, and it also gets a few cool features, including exclusive driving modes, which should make it feel right at home on every terrain, whether it’s tarmac or sand dunes.

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Lamborghini Concepto X Study Takes Us Back To The Future 8
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Concepts, Renderings on 12 8th, 2017


Meet the Lamborghini Concepto X, an imaginary Italian exotic whose styling is based on what we already know about cars, and also on what we assume the future might bring us.

The Y-shaped LED lights, both front and rear, are instantly recognizable as Lamborghini features. Even the brand new Urus has them, although they’re not as massive as these strips.

What these elements remind us of, is the Terzo Millennio Concept, as do all of these drawings by designer, Milen Ivanov.

The styling is a little more streamlined, with less obvious aero features and a seemingly more sloped canopy covering what we can only assume would be a very futuristic cockpit.

Since we’re making assumptions, those look like cameras on the flared fenders out front, while underneath that mid-21st century exterior probably lies an all-electric power train. Such a car would also probably have several self-driving features, although it’s still too early to think about fully-autonomous Lamborghinis.

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Lamborghini Urus Is A Must-Have For The Italian Police 8
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Police Cars, Renderings on 12 8th, 2017


Every once in a while, you’ll hear about Lamborghini donating supercars to the Italian Police, as they’ve done with the Gallardo and the Huracan.

Now that there’s an much more practical option out there, perhaps they might want to consider giving one to the Polizia as well. After all, the Urus is much more suited to the job, as it cannot just chase down bad guys, but also give them a nice ride back to the station after booking them.

This render, uploaded to Behance by designer Aksyonov Nikita, features the typical Polizia livery, meaning the car is predominantly light blue with white stripes on the side and the front fascia, plus a Tricolore stripe and the obligatory light bar on top.

Interestingly, in spite of weighing 2,200 kg (4,850 lbs), the Urus is actually quicker than the Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia, as the latter needs 3.7 seconds to hit 100 km/h (62 mph), whereas the Urus does it in just 3.6. So, they’re practically equal, but it’s quite an accomplishment from Lamborghini, considering that the one is a bona-fide supercar and the other an SUV. Then again, with 641hp at its disposal, it’s much more powerful than the Gallardo and raises the bar for what a crossover can do, at least on tarmac.

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Fingers Crossed The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Car Looks This Nice 6
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in alfa-romeo, F1, Motorsport, racing, Renderings, Sauber on 12 6th, 2017


Alfa Romeo recently confirmed its return to Formula One with the Sauber squad and unveiled a concept livery for its 2018 race car.

However, as that livery was simply a concept, it is subject to change before the new season kicks off. If it ends up looking like this livery, rendered by Behance artist Sean Bull Design, we’ll be very happy.

The designer has opted against taking inspiration from the concept livery and instead started afresh, painting the majority of the vehicle’s exterior gloss black. On the front there are the usual array of sponsor logos and some red accents. Moving along the car and you’ll find a design made up of orange and pink triangles running along the center of the race car.

Elsewhere, there is an orange and pink Alfa Romeo logo on either side and the rear wing. The controversial halo has also been painted black and much to our surprise, doesn’t look all that bad.

When the Alfa Romeo Sauber team hits the track next year, it will do so with Formula 2 champion Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson.

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A Lamborghini Urus ‘Performante’ Version Makes Sense 6
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Renderings on 12 6th, 2017


Regardless of what you might think about Lamborghini’s brand new SUV, it’s hard to deny how aggressively-styled it is and how it will easily catch most people’s attention on the road.

Granted, if you already love the way it looks, you’re probably itching for Lamborghini to muster an even sportier version, which they could call the Performante, but SV would also make sense – not that any of this has been confirmed.

Still, if you want to go with the ‘Performante’, you should check out this render by X-Tomi Design, who used the most extreme Huracan ever built as inspiration.

Compared to the regular Urus, this design adds a new bumper, rear wing, decals, Huracan wheels, a blacked-out roof and a darker grille. It’s definitely meaner, but we’d like you to tell us if it’s too much, or perhaps just what the doctor ordered.

In reality, the only other Urus model we can look forward to is the PHEV, which is rumored to utilize the same power unit as the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.



Lynk & Co Is Expanding, And Here’s What Its Compact Hatch Might Look Like 5
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in china, Hybrids, Lynk & Co, Renderings on 12 5th, 2017


After announcing their plans to launch two new models each year until 2020, it’s quite possible that Geely-owned Lynk & Co could build something that resembles this image.

So far, we know about their 01 SUV, the smaller 02 crossover, 03 sedan, plus rumors of a large SUV, an executive car and a small car for young buyers – which may or may not be a 5-door hatchback.

Since we don’t exactly know what the Chinese automaker means by “small car”, it could be anything from a city car to a supermini, or even a Golf rival.

If this vehicle will turn out to look a little something like what designer Kleber Silva drew up and posted to Behance recently, all we can say is that we won’t be the least surprised. His design borrows heavily from the 03 Sedan, utilizing its front fascia and taillights, yet featuring a different roof line and profile design that looks more sporty.

Now, it may not necessarily be pretty, but after receiving 6,000 orders for their 01 SUV in 137 seconds last week, you could say that Lynk & Co’s automotive design language is not exactly rubbing people the wrong way.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Won’t Spawn A Shooting Brake, But What If It Did? 5
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Renderings, Shooting Brake on 12 5th, 2017


Whenever an important car gets a new version, renderings of all shapes and sizes start to pop up almost immediately. For the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS, perhaps no one is more relevant than the one that turns it into a sleek Estate, or Shooting Brake as Mercedes preferred to call the 2nd-generation model.

We imagine it didn’t take X-Tomi too long to turn this 4-door CLS into something more family-friendly. As you can see, the rear end is the only thing that’s different, and if it wasn’t for the curved roof, you probably wouldn’t know whether this was a regular wagon or a Shooting Brake.

Either way, even if you like the latter as a body style, the German automaker won’t be doubling down on it with the CLS, which is said to remain strictly a saloon four-door coupe.

Owners of the 2nd-gen CLS Shooting Brake considering a trade-in are, therefore, left with the E-Class Estate, which certainly packs its fair share of advantages over the old CLS but is less exclusive, if they want to remain loyal to the brand. Unless, of course, they are willing to change, in which case they have a fair share of midsize premium estates to chose from.



2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Won’t Spawn A Shooting Brake, But What If It Did? 5
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Renderings, Shooting Brake on 12 5th, 2017


Whenever an important car gets a new version, renderings of all shapes and sizes start to pop up almost immediately. For the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS, perhaps no one is more relevant than the one that turns it into a sleek Estate, or Shooting Brake as Mercedes preferred to call the 2nd-generation model.

We imagine it didn’t take X-Tomi too long to turn this 4-door CLS into something more family-friendly. As you can see, the rear end is the only thing that’s different, and if it wasn’t for the curved roof, you probably wouldn’t know whether this was a regular wagon or a Shooting Brake.

Either way, even if you like the latter as a body style, the German automaker won’t be doubling down on it with the CLS, which is said to remain strictly a saloon four-door coupe.

Owners of the 2nd-gen CLS Shooting Brake considering a trade-in are, therefore, left with the E-Class Estate, which certainly packs its fair share of advantages over the old CLS but is less exclusive, if they want to remain loyal to the brand. Unless, of course, they are willing to change, in which case they have a fair share of midsize premium estates to chose from.



What Aston’s New Vantage Could Look Like With A Liberty Walk Suit 2
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vantage, Liberty Walk, new cars, Renderings, tuning on 12 2nd, 2017


We have seen how the recently unveiled 2018 Aston Martin Vantage might look like as a Volante and a Shooting Brake, but can you imagine it being fitted with something designed Liberty Walk, who specializes in OTT bodykits?

The first who gave this idea a go is Aksyonov Nikita, who designed a virtual iteration of the baby Aston Martin with a new front bumper with an adjustable apron, bolt-on fenders, and finished the entire car in a carbon-like coat.

We wouldn’t be surprised if the Japanese tuner do their thing with the new Vantage, and when they do, we will see if their mods for the actual car bear any resemblance to this rendering.

Until then, though, all that we and future owners of the British sports car can do is play around with the online configurator, which could turn out to be quite addictive.

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New Aston Martin Vantage Dreamed Up In GT8 Guise 1
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vantage, Renderings on 12 1st, 2017


Shortly after sharing a number of renderings of the new Aston Martin Vantage in Shooting Brake and Roadster configurations, we’ve stumbled upon these images, depicting the sports car in hardcore GT8 guise.

Aston Martin introduced the GT8 about18 months ago as one of the final iterations of the outgoing Vantage. It was more aggressive and track-focused than any other V8-powered Vantage derivative before it and will almost certainly be followed up by a successor in the future, but probably not for a good few years.

Nevertheless, these renderings from artist Aksyonov Nikita depict the new Vantage with all the aerodynamic elements of the GT8, including the fixed rear wing, menacing rear diffuser and ankle-splitting carbon fiber front fascia.

As it stands, only the entry-level Vantage has been unveiled. It is powered by an AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 delivering 503 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque and mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The new Vantage also has an impressive 50:50 weight distribution and 1,530 kg (3,373 lbs) dry weight.

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Renault Kwid EV Plugs Into The Digital Realm 1
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, renault, Renault Kwid, Renderings on 12 1st, 2017


Renault’s head honcho Carlos Ghosn has already confirmed that the French automaker will introduce a zero-emission version of the Kwid, and here’s a take on how it might look like.

Penned by Kleber Silva, it sets itself apart from the regular models by getting redesigned headlights, fog lamps and a new front bumper, in addition to the plug port that’s positioned of the brand’s diamond logo.

Of course, the artist should have also removed the fuel filler car, as the electric Kwid won’t have an internal combustion engine. There are, however, new taillights with a clear pattern, new alloys and a special badge to the tailgate to emphasize its zero-emission status.

Τhe Kwid EV will be sold exclusively in China, where prototypes are already being tested, but if everything goes as planned, then it will be launched, at a latter date, into emerging markets such as neighboring India and Brazil.

Apart from the Kwid, Renault is also developing, together with Nissan and Mitsubishi, several zero-emission cars for Western markets as well, which will share the same platform, electric motors, and batteries between them, though each is supposed to have its own identity.

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Would The New Fiat Cronos Make It In North America As A Dodge? 30
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Cronos, Renderings on 11 30th, 2017


FCA rolled out a new small sedan in South America a few days ago called the Fiat Cronos. And we apparently weren’t the only ones who wondered whether it would make a suitable entry into the North American market.

Budding automotive designer Kleber Silva put out these renderings of what the Cronos might look like as a Dodge, with a crosshair grille and sporty R/T trim, no less.

So what do we think, is it worth the effort? The short of it is: probably not.

The Cronos, you see, is about the size of a Fiesta, which Ford is keeping in its latest iteration from the US market. There’s just not enough demand for a sedan or hatchback that small in America, it seems. The Mazda2 isn’t available in the US anymore either, nor is the Volkswagen Polo. So it’d be up against the likes of the Chevy Sonic, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris.

Hardly an empty segment, then. But for its part, FCA has realized the lack of profitability in the small-sedan market, and accordingly discontinued production of the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200. So the chances of it bringing an even smaller one to US showrooms seems slim to none, to say the least.

That wouldn’t stop it from rebranding it as a Dodge for, say, the Mexican market, for example, where the Turkish-made Fiat Tipo is sold as a Dodge Neon. (Yep, Dodge Neon.) But don’t expect to see it cross out of Latin America and into the United States. (While our imaginations are engaged, though, Silva performed similar transformations into Lancia, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati forms as well, and we’ve included them all in the gallery below.)

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The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Is Coming, And It’ll Probably Look Like This 30
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Jaguar, Jaguar F-Pace, Renderings, SVO on 11 30th, 2017


With all the spy shots we’ve seen already, it’s an open secret that Jaguar is working on an F-Pace SVR. And this is probably pretty close to what it will look like.

Rendered by Russian designer Nikita Aksyonov, these images give us a taste of the forthcoming performance version of Jaguar’s debut crossover, amped up with all manner of go-fast upgrades.

Just look at that deep air dam, the vents in the hood, those oversized lightweight alloys, that big diffuser with the quartet of tailpipes popping out.

Of course, the F-Pace SVR will be more about what’s under the hood – and what it’ll be capable of doing – than how it looks. And we’re expecting big things: namely, Jaguar’s celebrated 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, likely in the latest 575-horsepower state of tune as we’ve seen in the F-Type SVR and XJR575.

That’d give it some serious performance credentials to take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio – both of which offer over 500 horsepower – to say nothing of the Audi SQ5 and BMW X3 M40i.

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