Saab Aero-X concept

saab-aero-x.gif

Saab premiered its Saab Aero-X concept at the Paris Motor Show. This 2.8 litre twin turbocharged V6 produces 400hp and an impressive 0 to 100km in 2.9 seconds and runs on pure ethonol. The 7 speed manual transmission is controlled by paddles mounted on the steering wheel and the gages are all use LED techology displaying on clear acrylic panels. The body is made of carbon fiber and as you can see from our photo the gullwing like doors are conected to the windscreen making a cockpit canopy. Saab have been quoted as saying something very similar may reach production, and expecially after the great reaction it got in Pairs chances are looking pretty good word is it will probably based on a shortened Epsilon 2 platform.

Aixam Mega Truck

mega-truck.gif

For Transeum's first truck story we thought we would feature the Aixam Mega Truck because it is not only practical it is so cute! These trucks come from Lyon in France, we took this shot at the Paris Motor Show and really wanted to bring it home. The vehicle has been designed to be a low environmental impact utility vehicle which has been built for short hauls around cities. It has an aluminum chassis and most of its body parts are made up of polycarbonate panels and parts. There are two choices for power plant, either a diesel or a very environmentally friendly zero emission electric engine. The basic truck is just under three metres long, and one and a half metres wide and has a payload of 425 kg for the electric and 460 for the diesel. Being so light it is an ideal vehicle to use in cities and as the body is so safe it is very pedestrian friendly, a lot of councils, and even hospitals and resorts across Europe are switching to these vehicles for street sweeping and other city duties. And just as a final point to this vehicles environmental credentials- the truck is 100% recyclable once its life is over.

Citroen’s C-Buggy concept

citeron-c-buggy1.gif

Citroen has always been at the forefront of innovative automotive design and the C-Buggy concept car which made its public debut at the Madrid Motor Show is no exception. This modern slant on the beach buggy crossed with a speedster really turned heads. The mechanicals are also quiet impressive the vehicle features a 173 horsepower high pressure direct injection twin turbo diesel engine and a 6 speed electro hydraulic transmission. Citroen has no plans to bring the C-Buggy into production but many of the exciting design features will appear in future products for the brand. The vehicle was based an earlier concept car Citroen displayed at the Bologna Motor Show a year earlier an our photo was from the Paris Motor Show, this car was more of a city based two seater another very stylish vehicle. For more information: http://c-buggy.citroen.com/