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ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« on: September 14, 2007, 01:58:46 AM »
As the largest auto show in the world, the biennial Frankfurt fest is noted more for its production-car launches than it is for show-stopping concepts like the dream cars that are the staple of the Geneva and Detroit exhibitions.


Still, with every major manufacturer in the world present, invariably there is a wide selection of concepts on display. Here are top five picks of the hottest show cars to bow at the Frankfurt Messe.

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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007, 02:27:49 AM »
Ford Verve Concept

John Lamm, Road and TrackInsiders say the Verve concept that is set to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show is a thinly disguised take on the next-generation Fiesta small car for Ford of Europe and as such, embodies the principles of "kinetic design" found on the larger S-Max and Mondeo. More significant on this side of the pond is that this New Age hatchback is a good bet to make it to the U.S. as a so-called B-class urban car based on Mazda2 mechanicals.



The Verve has a long roof, sculpted body panels and an upscale appearance thanks to the generous use of chrome trim and rich colors. However, the current trend for gigantic grilles is taken to an extreme on the Verve. This gaping eggcrate affair is topped by a second slender opening carrying the Ford badge. The tall nose is needed to comply with European pedestrian crash standards. The style is far from original; current Peugeots and the previous-generation Chrysler Sebring had large lower grilles like the Verve's. This face is the only off-putting feature of what is a very handsome 3-door.



Metallic accents and design cues focused on movement are carried over into the interior, which features a center-stack module chock full of navigation, communication and entertainment systems not generally found on cars in this class. In addition, the switches and controls were developed with the same aesthetics and ergonomics used in cellphone design. The interior is trimmed in leather, including a burgundy upper dash contrasted by green-hued black leather on the lower panels. The seats are also trimmed in the same burgundy material with electric magenta piping, which further adds luxury-car cues to an economy-car package.



Since the Verve is primarily a styling exercise, few details were made available regarding the mechanical package.


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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007, 06:47:46 PM »
Men, these are crazy cars. Where's technology going for crying out loud? :D
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007, 06:30:52 PM »
Oh Goodness, can we drive these cars in Apapa?
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 12:05:06 AM »
Sure, after you must have done insurance for the car and your life.

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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 10:48:14 AM »
Fine but costly
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007, 11:09:05 AM »
Apapa? What of Oshodi
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2007, 06:06:48 PM »
These cars can only be used on the airspace in 9ja ;D :D :P :) ;)...who feel me?
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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2007, 12:49:17 AM »
Airspace sha. It cannot even be use in the moon as long as it is over Naija territory. You could be rubbed wherever, however of whatever.

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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2007, 02:21:14 AM »
dream on dreamers

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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007, 05:46:14 PM »
Dreams come true Swat.

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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2008, 11:58:10 AM »
those are concept cars and it's just the prototype.even in the countries they are manufactured you don't see them on roads cept in show-rooms.
this is an insight to what cars will look like in the next 10-15yrs,
moreover cost of producing 1 is something else.
you rarely see such cars any how,they must maintain their prestige in other to be seen as concept cars,mainly for the billionaires in the gulf,U.S and Uk but for some1 like baba to make an order them no know am for there.

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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2008, 09:51:23 PM »
 :D


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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2008, 01:14:07 PM »
Ng, sit down there. Ride wey dey my garrage na him you dey call concept?

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Re: ROAD & TRACKS: Top Five Concepts from Frankfurt
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2008, 10:44:52 PM »
You mean that folder on your computer?  ;D