2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Concept Vehicle Photo Bonanza
2012 Infiniti EMERG-E concept
The EMERG-E concept made its North American debut at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours. The midship Infiniti is a great design that looks far less fussy in person than in pictures.
Following a seemingly unspoken green-powered theme for concepts at the show, the EMERG-E’s 402 hp is generated by twin mid-mounted electric motors that can launch it to 60 mph in four seconds and deliver an estimated 30 miles of gasoline-free driving per charging.
Keeping step with other electrically-motivated setups that offer a backup, gas-powered source of energy, the EMERG-E is also equipped with a three-cylinder engine to extend its range without the use of an incredibly-long extension cord.
2012 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept
The Sesto Elemento is an amazing sight to behold. It looks like the automotive equivalent of a B-2 bomber rendered in origami. I don’t mean that cynically, it really is amazing-looking. And quite small relative to what pictures might suggest.
The name, Sesto Elemento, is a clever homage to the sixth element of the periodic table, carbon. Thanks to Lamborghini’s expertise with the strong yet lightweight material, this concept is loaded with it and weighs just 2,202 pounds.
Being a Lamborghini, they’ve fitted it with a 570 hp V-10 capable of flinging the vehicle to 62 mph in only 2.5 seconds. Cost: $2.2 million. An exclusive production run of 20 vehicles sold out almost immediately.
2012 Lamborghini Urus concept
Believe it or not, Lamborghini has dabbled in the SUV market before, but not since 1993 which marked the end of its unique LM002 model. I suppose the Urus could be considered a modern take on the LM002.
With a long-standing practice of using bull-related nomenclature, Lamborghini’s high-riding, wagon-like SUV concept lives up to the tradition since Urus are reportedly large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle.
Also in strict Lamborghini tradition, the Urus concept was imagined with an intended power output of 600 hp.
2012 Lexus LF-LC concept
The LF-LC is another one of those cars that appears much bigger in pictures than it really is. Overall, it has a great shape, however, for every ground-breaking styling detail it exhibits, there is at least another that is gaudy or unnecessary.
The interior looks really nice from what I could see (interior pictures are difficult to take when the windows are up). It may not look like it but four seats are fit snugly inside that tight shell.
The LF-LC was designed primarily by Toyota’s Calty design studio located in Newport Beach, California.
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