2020 TOYOTA VENZA CONCEPT
The Lotus Engineering team conducted a study to develop a commercially viable weight reduction strategy for mainstream passenger cars.
The concept focuses around the current Toyota Venza crossover and reduces vehicle mass (excluding powertrain) by 38 percent.
Lotus said that the weight-reduction is possible with engineering techniques and technologies that can be made available by 2020. Lotus’ 2020 vehicle architecture uses a mix of stronger and lighter weight materials, a high degree of component integration and advanced joining and assembly methodologies.
2010 BERTONE ALFA ROMEO PANDION CONCEPT
To commemorate Alfa Romeo’s one-hundredth year anniversary, Bertone returned to the international scene to unveil a concept car: the magnificent Pandion. This beautiful, yet aggressive, coupe is the first car produced by Bertone’s new Brand and Design Director, Mike Robinson. The inspiration behind the sports car’s name and design is the Pandion haliaetus.
The 2010 Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion Concept boasts of its unique ‘Skin and Frame’ body design that perfectly blends elegance and technology together. The ‘skin’, which is the snake in the logo, represents the seductive and magnificent form of this Italian masterpiece, while the ‘frame’, which refers to the cross, represents the mechanical excellence of the car.
Looking under the hood, the 2010 Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion Concept is powered by a 4.7-liter 450 CV 8-cylinder engine that delivers 444 horsepower.