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CorvetteToday Podcast Delves Into C4 With Aficionado Brad Hansen

CORVETTE TODAY delves into the C4 Corvette with affectionato, Brad Hansen. Brad is a LA videographer, but uses his C4 as a Daily Driver. Consequently, he has become a true go-to guy for all C4 do-it-yourselfers! Brad has a great YouTube channel and social media presence. You'll find out all about that and more on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!

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Is This An SUV?

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  • Is This An SUV?

    Its designers call it that. The lines they are more than blurring.

    [Quote=MotorAuthority]GFC Explores The Super SUV With Kanagaroo Concept

    GFG Style, the design studio born from a partnership between legendary designer and former Italdesign head Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio, have a new concept to show us—but not a typical one.

    The firm plans to debut the Kangaroo super-SUV on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, a design that blends elements of supercars and SUVs to realize an incredibly fast vehicle no matter the terrain.

    It's an idea that isn't new to the Giugiaros. In fact, it's something the father-and-son team explored when they were still at their eponymous design firm. Who could forget the awesome Giugiaro Parcour concept from 2013?

    Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour Concept, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour Concept, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    “I have tried to imagine the future of electric hedonistic cars; the result is a concept I have believed in for some time, namely the transmission of uncompromising passion and sportiness in one car, for any road condition: be it track, sand, dirt or snow,” Fabrizio Giugiaro said in a statement. “Just like a kangaroo it rises up, springs into action, jumps from one terrain to another and is fast, very fast indeed.”

    For the Kangaroo, GFG Style has selected an electric powertrain instead of internal-combustion power like in the Parcour. An electric motor, each delivering approximately 240 horsepower, is found at each axle, resulting in a car that springs to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 155 mph. A 90-kilowatt-hour battery means a range approaching 280 miles is possible, although spirited driving will naturally reduce that figure.

    Keeping with the atypical trend, this SUV will only seat two passengers; there's a driver's seat and room for one extra passenger. And entry to the cabin is via a pair of doors on each side. The upper part of the greenhouse lifts up gullwing style, while the lower part, the door itself, slides upward like scissor doors.

    GFG Style Kangaroo concept
    GFG Style Kangaroo concept

    Underneath the svelte styling is an aluminum spaceframe covered in a carbon fiber body. Adjustable suspension means the vehicle can be raised or lowered depending on the terrain.

    Sadly, there's no word if the Kangaroo concept will ever spawn a production model. There's certainly demand for high-performance SUVs, though, as demonstrated by the likes of the Lamborghini Urus and upcoming Ferrari Purosangue.

    For more Geneva auto show coverage, head to our dedicated hub.

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    That 2013 Parcor is going to lead the way to the fastest growing market segment...

    hot rod 4 door cuv that bridge the gap of sports cars and cuv s.


    • #3
      Maybe that is the answer for easier entry/egress of the C8! Slaps some high profile tires and raise it up 12"