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2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

Be sure to 'click' on the thumbnail photos to see them in their full-size, and with their complete captions!

Full-on rear deck of the Camaro concept. Bumper, tail lights, wing and pipes looked production-ready this year.


2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

Rear 3/4 of the 2009 Camaro concept from Chevy. Note massive exhaust pipes!


2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

Massive wheels, tires and brakes shod all four corners of the concept Camaro. We'll see how much of this carries through to the final production versions ...


2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

The Camaro concept for this year looked a lot more 'production ready'.


2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

2009 Chevrolet Camaro Concept

Interior of the Camaro concept, due for production in 2008 or (more likely) 2009. Last year's Camaro concept car did not show an interior.


Chevrolet HHR Panel

Chevrolet HHR Panel

HHR (High Heritage Roof) might be one of the dumbest names we've ever heard for a car or truck, but the panel truck version of the HHR is a winner! Two high-mileage 4-cylinder engines are available, pumping out either 146 or 175 horsepower, with a 4-speed auto or 5-speed slushbox your transmission choices. This might be the OFFICIAL CAR NUT VEHICLE for 2007!


Chevrolet HHR Panel

Chevrolet HHR Panel

Though Chrysler brought out their PT Cruiser years ago, Chevy beat them to the punch with this good-looking and smooth panel truck version of their HHR, available at Chevy dealers.


Chevrolet HHR Panel

Chevrolet HHR Panel

Interior of Chevy's HHR Panel truck. A winner, says us!


BMW Hydrogen 7-Series Car

BMW Hydrogen 7-Series Car

Hydrigen 7 carries enoguh gasoline to go about 200 miles, enough hydrogen for another 120 or so. BMW and Mazda are the only companies actively promoting use of hydrogen as a fuel for conventional internal combustion engines, while other companies are exploring the technology.


BMW Hydrogen 7-Series Car

BMW Hydrogen 7-Series Car

Hydrigen 6 cars, about 50 of them, will be tested around the USA next year. The car runs its conventional internal combustion engine on either gasoline or hydrogen; driver flips a switch in the cockpit to choose his or her fuel. Unlike fuel cell vehicles which use hydrogen to make electricity for motors used to power the car or truck, this BMW Hydrogen 7 runs an internal combustion engine on the fuel.


BMW Hydrogen 7-Series Car

BMW Hydrogen 7-Series Car

A hit of the BMW exhibit was this BMW 7-series which runs its V12 engine on hydrogen.


Acura Concept Car

Acura Concept Car

Note the air intakes for the rear brakes. Did someone say "Black Beauty", the car of the Green Hornet? This concept might fit the bill, though rumor has it that Mitsubishi is making that famous car for the upcoming movie.


Acura Concept Car

Acura Concept Car

Acura's concept looked 'stubbier' in some shots, lengthy in others.


Acura Concept Car

Acura Concept Car

Rear deck of Acura's unusual concept car at the LA Auto Show.


Acura Concept Car

Acura Concept Car

Big enough front end for you? Mnay folks at the show said the best thing about this car was that the big front end might mean more use of V6 and larger engines in Acura sports models.


Acura Concept Car

Acura Concept Car

One of the more unusual cars at the show was this concept straight from Japan and Honda's luxury division, Acura.


Saab AeroX Concept

Saab AeroX Concept

Saab wanted to create an aerodynamic feeling both inside and outside their concept car at the 2007 LA Auto Show.


Saab AeroX Concept

Saab AeroX Concept

Rear deck of the AeroX concept car from Sweden's (and GM's) Saab. What do YOU think? Let us know!


Saab AeroX Concept

Saab AeroX Concept

What happens when an old Saab Sonnett and a newer Corvette mate? This could be the answer ...


Saab AeroX Concept

Saab AeroX Concept

Did someone leave their Corvette out in the rain? This Saab concept car ismeant to remind people of the company's aero heritage. But these days, Saab is (a very small part) of General Motors and doesn't get the attention it deserves.


Hyundai Charity Car

Hyundai Charity Car

Not exactly an Andy Warhol 'BMW Art Car' of the 1970s, the Hyundai still stands out form the crowd. Maybe a little too much ...


Hyundai Charity Car

Hyundai Charity Car

"Billy Art" of New York City painted this Hyundai for charity.


Hyundai Charity Car

Hyundai Charity Car

Wild paint job embellishes this Hyundai, a part of some charity work done by Hyundai.


Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

The name Tiguan comes from a combo of Tiger + Iguana, at least that's what the folks who came up with Touraeg now tell us. Smaller than Touraeg, this crossover vehicle (not a true SUV like Touraeg) should prove popular, especially with its available diesel engine.


Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

It's VW's all-new Tiguan, based on the Golf platform, due for the US mid-2007. And yes, it will have a TDI diesel engine available!


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Audi's R8 440hp 4.2L V8 turbocharged two-seater boasts enough room behind the seats for two bags of golf clubs!


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Cooling vents for front brakes are seen in this front 3/4 angle shot of Audi's R8.


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Rear view of Audi R8, the most elegant sports car seen in some time. Many were heard to say, "This is what a Porsche should look like!"


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Rear vents help cool rear brakes on Audi's R8. Car will be sold in the USA beginning in Spring, 2007.


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Audi side strake is functional and serves to cool the engine and rear drive wheels (car is AWD).


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Low rear 3/4 shot of R8.


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Best-looking car of them all at LA Auto Show --- Audi's spectacular R8.


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Open the mid-bay hatch and tyhat V8 is viewable, tunable and enjoyable!


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Audi R8 engine bay; engine is placed mid-car, and is viewable through glass, ala Ferrari 550.


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Tighter view of Audi R8's engine, 4.2L 440 hp.


AUDI R8

AUDI R8

Audi R8 interior.