2011 KTM X-Bow R: 2.63 kg per hp

2011 KTM X-Bow R: 2.63 kg per hp

The upcoming 2011 KTM X-Bow R delivers everything you expect from a real sports car. Equipped with a powerful, yet compact engine made by Audi, the vehicle is as agile as a mosquito, and looks as sexy as a Japanese superbike. So far, its only problem seems to be excessive curb weight that makes this car less competitive when compared to some other vehicles designed with truck day enthusiasts in mind. Well, I hope that at least the next iteration of the Crossbow will come with a more inspiring engine that will allow to make its power to weight ratio look more compelling.

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Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid: new photos

Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid: new photos

In a world where a “hybrid” car is often associated with ultra-compact, deliberately hideous hatchbacks with cheap interiors crafted from “green materials”, the upcoming Fisker Karma premium plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sports sedan looks like a breath of fresh air with its long, beautifully sculpted body, aggressive visual accents and futuristic interior. And, judging by all the press and positive initial reviews that I have seen so far, the Karma seems to be one of the most awaited performance vehicles featuring an alternative drive system. Of course, a new set of photos is always a welcome development.

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TH!NK city EV presented in London

TH!NK city EV presented in London
TH!NK city EV

Although the new TH!NK city electric vehicle is not as sexy as the gorgeous Lightning GT EV electric-powered supercar that we have briefly reviewed earlier today, it certainly looks like a much more viable solution for a city suffocating in CO2 and clouds of soot. Well, maybe not this particular iteration of the vehicle that, let’s be frank here, looks as ugly as sin, but give it a slightly less hideous outer skin (something close to a Smart ForTwo would be just fine with me) and you get an instant hit that will make lives of common Londoners not as miserable after all.

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Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid: Europeans will get one, too

Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid: Europeans will get one, too
Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

Greenspan was right: the weak dollar is good for the American automakers. Designed by a Dutch automobile designer Henrik Fisker who is also responsible for the gorgeous BMW Z8 and the compact Artega GT sports cars, the new vehicle enjoys an unprecedented for an emerging brand level of public and media attention. In fact, the interest is so high that the company plans to introduce the car to the European market, too, when the vehicle is ready.

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