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Porsche made a stunning electric Cayman, but there’s a catch

Porsche made a stunning electric Cayman, but there’s a catch

Porsche's all-electric Mission E may be in the pipeline, but the German sportscar maker couldn't resist dropping an EV drivetrain into another vehicle from its range. The company has taken the wraps off the Cayman e-volution, a proof-of-concept that demonstrates electrification needn't mean more-pious-than-you tepid motoring. Unfortunately, there's bad news from Porsche along with the good.

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Toyota GR HV Sports concept gives 86 a hybrid, targa makeover

Toyota GR HV Sports concept gives 86 a hybrid, targa makeover

Toyota may be a huge automaker, but it's seldom accused of being an especially exciting one, something it hopes to change at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 this month. Though the company does have a crossover concept to show off, the Toyota Tj Cruiser, it's hoping a more enthusiast-centric car will get it more attention. That's the Toyota GR HV Sports concept, and it's shaping up to be quite special.

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Toyota Tj Cruiser concept previews crossover for the apocalypse

Toyota Tj Cruiser concept previews crossover for the apocalypse

Maybe it's a sign of the uncertain world we currently live in (hello, incipient nuclear apocalypse) but automakers can't stop imagining beefy trucks perfect for escaping burning cities or ramming through zombie hordes. Toyota is joining the club with the Tj Cruiser concept, "a new van and fusion genre" that targets crossover buyers. The goal is flexibility, which is pretty important when all the potable water is tainted and you need to raid the abandoned Walmart down the block.

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BAE drone concept can switch between fixed-wing and rotary mode for vertical landings

BAE drone concept can switch between fixed-wing and rotary mode for vertical landings

The military has seen the need for aircraft that can take off and land vertically while having higher top speeds associated with fixed wing aircraft. This is the thought process behind the Osprey and some aircraft like the Harrier jet. There are also drones that are able to do this.

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Nissan Leaf NISMO and Serena NISMO concepts to debut in Tokyo

Nissan Leaf NISMO and Serena NISMO concepts to debut in Tokyo

Nissan is set to unveil some new concept cars at the Tokyo Motor Show that could someday make it into production. The new cars are NISMO versions of the Leaf EV and the Serena minivan. The Leaf NISMO concept will feature the latest version of ProPILOT single-lane autonomous driving tech.

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Aston Martin’s next luxury vehicle is a submarine

Aston Martin’s next luxury vehicle is a submarine

Aston Martin has announced a new team up with Triton that will see it playing the role of consultant on a new, limited edition submarine. While we normally expect to see luxury cars coming out of Aston Martin, it would appear that the company wants to branch out a bit. If you've ever wanted to own a submersible that shouts "opulence," then, it seems like this might be the submarine for you.

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Continental concept tires uses conductive rubber to warn drivers of damage

Continental concept tires uses conductive rubber to warn drivers of damage

Each year when IAA 2017 kicks off over in Germany we all expect to see lots of new concept cars that hint at what cars of the future will be like. What you might not expect to see are concept tires like Continental has unveiled at the show. The two concept technologies include the ContiSense and the ContiAdapt and both are very different technologies though both aim to make tires safer and more comfortable in the future.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics offers four-door Gran Coupe style with 373 mile range

BMW i Vision Dynamics offers four-door Gran Coupe style with 373 mile range

BMW has rolled out a new electric vehicle concept at IAA Cars 2017 in Germany. The car is called the BMW i Vision Dynamics and is a four-door Gran Coupe that is what BMW calls the future of electric mobility. The car has a driving range of 373 miles per charge, a top speed of over 120 mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds.

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Honda Urban EV concept mixes a little retro with a little modern design

Honda Urban EV concept mixes a little retro with a little modern design

Honda has pulled the wraps off a new electric vehicle concept that looks a lot like a Honda from days gone by. The concept car was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor Show and is built on a completely new platform. Honda says that the Urban EV Concept sets the direction for tech and design that will be used for a future battery electric Honda production vehicle.

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Project One And Electrification Take Center Stage at Frankfurt for Mercedes-Benz

Project One And Electrification Take Center Stage at Frankfurt for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz took the Frankfurt Auto Show with both a bang and a whirr as it showcased not just a world-beating Mercedes-AMG Project One 'hypercar' - the brand's first foray into such rarefied air in well over a decade - but also several facets of its electrification strategy, which figures ever more prominently in the plans of all global automakers.

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Audi Elaine and Aicon Concept cars: Taking autonomy to Level 4 and 5

Audi Elaine and Aicon Concept cars: Taking autonomy to Level 4 and 5

Autonomous driving is huge right now, and Audi is accelerating into the age of self-driving vehicles across a wide range of abilities. First off was the recent Audi AI traffic jam pilot techday, where I got to experience Level 3 autonomy in real-world traffic jams and then hop into the driver seat to experience for myself what happens during the crucial 10 second hand-off period as the tech disengages. Now, at this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) motor show in Frankfurt, Audi is taking the wraps off its new Level 4 and 5 concept cars, Elaine and Aicon respectively, that illustrate its vision of future autonomous mobility.

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BMW X7 Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW X7 Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

The 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show is only a few days away now, but BMW has decided to pull the curtain back a bit early on its largest SUV yet: the Concept X7 iPerformance. The upcoming crossover will top the German carmaker's existing X5 SUV by offering three-row seating, as well launching as a plug-in hybrid model. BMW has been busy with its concepts lately, with the X7 coming after the recent 8 Series and Z4 reveals.

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