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  • Nissan builds Origami Juke to celebrate model’s 5th birthday

    A little while ago we told you about the cardboard IS Sedan replica built for Lexus. Well now Nissan has one-upped its Japanese rival by building a full-scale origami replica of the Juke. The Origami Juke, built by British artist Owen Gildersleeve, was put together to celebrate the model's fifth birthday. According to a press release issued by Nissan, the replica Juke took more than 200 hours to put together and saw Gildersleeve fold more than 2 000 pieces of paper. When the original Juke launched in 2010, it helped create a new "compact crossover" market segment. Since then,...

  • The Lexus LF-FC concept adds a touch of class to Hydrogen-powered cars [Gallery]

    Toyota really wants Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to work. As well as the recently-launched Mirai, it's got a whole host of fuel-cell concepts on display at the Tokyo. Heck it's even roped Lexus, its luxury in with the LF-FC concept. According to Lexus, the LF-FC offers a "peek into the design and technology of the Japanese luxury marque's future flagship sedan". Among the technological innovations is the way the fuel-cell itself operates. As well as driving the rear wheels, it also sends power to two in-wheel motors in the front, making LF-FC all-wheel drive. Lexus reckons that doing things this way...

  • Here’s what Toyota built for the ‘Back to the Future’ stars

    Last week we showed you a teaser video Toyota put out showing Back to the Future stars Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunited for a special reveal. The teaser came ahead of Wednesday, which marked the future date which Fox traveled to in Back to the Future II. From the start, it was obvious that the date would be used to mark the launch of the hydrogen fuel-cell powered Mirai, but Toyota went a little bit further than the video below: It also unveiled Back to the Future-inspired vehicles. The first re-imagined Doc Brown’s time machine as...

  • BMW introduces the world to new M2 Coupe

    BMW has unveiled the new M2 Coupe, and if the stats are anything to go by, it may well be the most exciting car in BMW's current line up. The M2 comes with a six-cylinder in-line engine, rear-wheel-drive, and a lightweight aluminium M Sport suspension. Styling-wise, the M2 is very clearly a BMW, but it's still one of the boldest designs to come out of the German marque for some time now. According to BMW, "the new M2 Coupe makes no secret of its extraordinary performance potential". That three litre six-cylinder engine reportedly works in sync with the M...

  • Check out Nissan’s ultra-techie Teatro for Dayz concept [Gallery]

    Nissan has announced the concept it plans to show off at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and while the outside looks pretty similar to some of the Japanese Kei cars we've seen in recent years, things are pretty damn futuristic on the inside. According to Nissan, Teatro for Dayz "is a combination of mobile technologies unlike any previously imagined in a car". That's probably most evident in the fact that every surface of this car, inside and out, functions as a screen. When the car is not in drive mode, all the driver sees is a steering wheel, an...

  • Tesla’s new Model X in 6 beautiful snaps

    If you haven't heard the news, Elon Musk recently launched Tesla's latest electric vehicle called the Model X. While not particularly as sexy as the 2014 sport Model S, the X surely didn't have Musk hold back when it came to showing off some really advanced tech. As Tesla notes, "Model X is the SUV uncompromised". Besides its 90 kWh battery providing 250 miles (around 400km) of range, the Model X is an four-wheel drive machine that can transport up to seven people. Yes, it has up to seven seats which can be accessed via the X's awesome Falcon Wing...

  • Rolls Royce has totally built a special Rugby-themed Wraith in time for the World Cup

    Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably aware that there's currently a Rugby World Cup on the go. It hardly seems coincidental then that Rolls Royce had just released a special edition Wraith called the "History of Rugby". Rather than celebrating the tournament directly -- something Rolls can't do because Land Rover is the official vehicle sponsor -- the car is meant to evoke the roots of Rugby the sport and the school it takes its name from. The exterior colour scheme of English White pays homage to the white rugby shirt worn at Rugby School, a tradition...

  • This is the new Toyota Prius [Gallery]

    Toyota has lifted the lid on the new Prius, and while it's still very recognisably the world's most popular hybrid, it's clear that the Japanese auto giant gave its designers some serious free reign. The most visible changes to the Prius' design are the front and rear lights, which feature sharp angles. According to Toyota, the new headlamps minimise the Prius' frontal area and, "at the same time, provides a striking lighting display which helps define the vehicle's distinctive character". Toyota's also lowered the top of the roof by 20 mm and moved it forwards, while the engine hood has...

  • Toyota’s 2016 Rav4 boasts facelift, sport and hybrid counterpart

    2016 looks like it's going to be good year for the cars that take you to school in the week and off-road on the weekend. Toyota seems to own the spotlight with its latest Rav4 model -- a feisty grinning transformer, along with a hybrid version that clocks in more horsepower and mileage than any of the previous models. Turning heads with one of the few hybrid SUVs on the market, the Japanese automotive giant has even given the interior a revamp with better materials, more touch screens and a dashboard for the millennial soul. The Rav4 Hybrid will pack an Atkinson-cycle...

  • You have to see Ford’s Apollo Edition Mustang

    Muscle cars and space travel. There are very few things in existence that are cooler. Rather than accepting that as a statement of fact though, Ford seems to have decided that it's a challenge. The American car giant has released a special Apollo Edition Mustang and there's no getting around the fact that it looks absolutely awesome. The Apollo Mustang has been built in aid of the Experimental Aircraft Association youth education programmes in the US. This is the eighth time Ford has built a Mustang for this cause. Based on a 2015 fastback Ford Mustang GT, the...

  • Audi R8 V10 Plus will rip your heart out

    If you're a fan of very fast, very German cars, listen up. Audi has unveiled a fresh crop of photos of the new R8 V10 Plus and it looks ready to rip your heart out and drive away smirking like an ultra-logical super-villain. Equipped with a naturally aspirated V10 engine, Audi says it's used its track expertise to bring out the best in the new model. “The new Audi R8 will deliver exactly what customers expect from a high-performance sports car,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “This car brings our concentrated motorsport competence...

  • Would you actually use the Lotus 3-Eleven on the road?

    Look don't get us wrong, the Lotus 3-Eleven looks stunning and, because it's a Lotus, it should be spectacular to drive. But would you actually want to drive it on the road. Bear in mind that, good as it looks, it would clearly mark you out as a track geek. Just look at those roll bars, and that microscopic windscreen. This clearly isn't a car for taking out on long drives if you live somewhere with even remotely variable weather. Then again, that might not matter quite as much if you live somewhere where you can take the 3-Eleven...

  • Toyota’s GT86 gets some classic liveries ahead of Goodwood

    If you're in the UK at the end of the month and fortunate enough to be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, then you may want to book a little time in your schedule to see what Toyota has on offer. The Japenese car giant has decked out six of its GT86 sports cars in classic liveries from the company's racing history. According to Toyota, each car is inspired by a different model. They include two sporting versions of Toyota’s original sports car, the 2000GT, and Ove Andersson’s 1970s Celica 1600GT rally car -- the machine that helped inspire...

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