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3 Things To Know About The Lexus Sriracha IS Concept

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This is literally a spicy entry-level sports sedan from Lexus. Called the Sriracha IS, this whole car is based and even sprouts out Huy Fong Foods’ signature Sriracha sauce.

1. The Red Color is More Than Just Paint

Can you guess what makes the Sriracha IS incredible special and quite weird? It officially brings the sweet and spicy signature sauce to the automotive industry by mixing actual Sriracha hot sauce with the red paint coated on the vehicle. To further accentuate that this car is based on the popular and much-loved spicy sauce, there are Sriracha-bottle-cap-green accents on the exterior mirrors, grille surround and brake calipers.

2. The Sriracha Inspiration Applies on the Interior

The Sriracha red paint does not stop on the exterior. The Sriracha IS has enhancements inside, too. The steering wheel has been molded from what Lexus refers to as a Sriracha-like liquid. The seats have Sriracha-inspired accents, which meant a rooster logo. There are heated seats and climate controls that can go all the way up to “Sriracha hot.” The driving knob even has a Sriracha setting in place of the traditional Sport setting. Why? That is the something weirdly unique about the Sriracha IS.

3. It Dispenses Actual Sriracha

For the ultimate Sriracha lovers, there’s not enough of the hot sauce in the world. We know people who actually bring Sriracha mini bottles or packets with them (even in 5-star hotels) because it’s apparently impossible to eat without it. Those who are interested in the Sriracha IS will find it weirdly beautiful that the car dispenses this blend of chili peppers, sugar, salt, garlic and distilled vinegar.

The sriracha Is has a key fob with the Remote Emergency Sriracha Activation. A nozzle located at the top of the fob will actually dispense Sriracha. Oh, there’s also 43 bottles of Sriracha in the car’s trunk according to a commercial from Lexus.

Weirded out yet? Don’t worry, Lexus will not be bringing this into production. At best, it’s a little inside joke between the two companies’ presidents.

Check out more photos of the car in the gallery below, which were provided by Car and Driver:

Race Cars Based on the H2 Speed Concept Planned by Pininfarina

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Italian design house Pininfarina announced that it will be making limited edition race cars. The units will be based on the H2 Speed Concept of the company.

It should be noted that the Pininfarina H2 Speed Concept was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show early this year. Recently, the company CEO Silvio Pietro Angory revealed through an interview during the Concours d’Elegance held this month that they are planning to make 10 units of the hydrogen-fueled race car.

The upcoming race car will be powered by two electric motors paired with a braking energy recuperation system similar to its concept version. The power units are made in partnership with Franco-Swiss electric powertrain maker GreenGT.

The motors give the vehicle a total output of 503 hp. The power is distributed to the rear wheels. The acceleration of the futuristic auto from zero to 60 mph is at 3.4 seconds.

It is worth mentioning that the H2 Speed Concept does not possess A gearbox, differential or clutch. The car is managed by a torque vectoring software. The sound the vehicle produces is likened to a science fiction hissing sound.

Angory calls the product as “a racing car for gentleman drivers.” The auto will be created in compliance with FIA regulations. The price tag of the vehicle is very expensive though as it carries a value of $2.5 million.

The working prototype race car based on the Pininfarina H2 Speed Concept is expected to arrive in early 2017. Orders for the eco-friendly auto are targeted to reach customers 12 to 14 months after its launching.

The report further claims that the H2 Speed Concept is developed with the Pininfarina 1969 Sigma Formula One concept car in mind. The older unit offer elements featuring the next-generation safety technology of its period. This time though, the upcoming race car concentrates on advanced powertrain technology.

Watch the Remote Control Feature of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

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The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 is characterized by “hot and cool” design coupled with a powerful engine and a bunch of technical innovations under the three-pointed star marque. Recently, it was discovered through a YouTube video that the concept car can also be driven using a remote control.

Marchettino, an Italian-based car lover, shared a four-minute clip showing the remote control feature of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 in his channel. In the video, a guy can be seen holding a device similar to a video game console controller. Then he uses the controller to move the electric vehicle back and forth on the lawn. After that, he loads the car into the trailer with precision.

There are a lot of practical applications offered by the remote control element of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. One of them is it allows the driver of the car to move the car in and out of the parking area conveniently no matter how narrow is the space around it. That is similar to the key feature of the Pilot Parking Assistance provided by the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Video

Watch the video below of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 where its remote control feature is demonstrated:

Other Tech Found in the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Another noteworthy tech in the concept car can be found in its front windshield. According to the Global Media site of Daimler, the glass also functions as a transparent display driving and navigational data are shown there.

The embedded display in the windscreen of the concept EV augments the outside world with additional information for safer and more convenient driving experience. The function can be controlled by the occupants of the car by simple hand gestures.

Digital information can be seen in the glass trim part of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6’s cabin. Among the data that can be accessed are the body sensor displays as well as seat control, climate control and emotional lighting effects.

Cadillac Escala Concept Car Unveiled

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Cadillac revealed a new concept car at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California on Thursday. The luxury car division of General Motors unveiled the Escala.

According to the company’s official media site, the Cadillac Escala concept car is a rear-wheel drive four-door sedan. The auto appears to be an evolution of the brand’s Ciel convertible concept launched in 2011 and its Elmiraj coupe concept that debuted in 2013.

Based on the statement of Johan de Nysschen, the president of Global Cadillac, the Escala embodies the next design language of the luxury car brand. It also possesses the technology that future Cadillac models will carry. Moreover, the vehicle signifies the brand’s comeback to the top of the premium car market.

The company explained that Escala is a Spanish word for “scale.” They chose to name the luxury sedan concept as that because it is considered to be the larger, more elite and expressive companion to the 2016 Cadillac CT6.

The Cadillac Escala measures 210.5 inches in length. It is approximately six inches longer than the CT6 model. On the other hand, its width is at 76.7 inches while its height and wheelbase are 57.3 inches and 127.1 inches, respectively.

The Escala is fitted with a 4.2-liter twin turbo V8 engine that Cadillac has been developing. So far, there’s no word yet regarding the output of the power unit but the company revealed that it has an Active Fuel Management technology. The feature allows better fuel-saving for the four-cylinder operation of the car. Again, the unit is expected to be carried over to the upcoming models of the luxury automaker.

Among the other noteworthy features of the Escala include Cadillac’s signature vertical headlamps. The lighting is equipped with organic light emitting diode (OLED) for better illumination. The grille design takes a three-dimensional precision pattern as well. To top it all off, the automaker fits the car with 22-inch wheels with two-layer spoke designs.

Other technological treats that the Escala has in store for customers is its better connectivity functions, including voice and gesture controls.

The surfaces inside the Escala are covered in hand-tailored fabric. The materials and styling are made possible by the partners of the brand in the fashion industry.

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