Concept802 Range Rover Sport Platinum R Wide Body Kit New Images




Concept802 describe themselves as a "dynamic styling company" and founder Barry Graham has kindly sent us the following live images of the Range Rover Sport Platinum R wide body kit in the flesh without "computer enhancements" this time.

The styling graces that Concept802 offer with this wide-arch kit includes new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a new front grille, and a carbon fiber rear diffuser housing Concept802-designed exhaust tips for the Range Rover Sport.

Concept802 also fits the Range Rover Sport with their own set of wheels - 3-piece forged alloy V2 wheels in a multi-spoked and "deep dish" design. Customers have a wide selection of sizes to choose from too, with rims starting at 19-inches and going up to quite a muscular 24.

And what can we expect next?

Well, Concept802 is working on their own re-imagining of the Lamborgini Murciealago and the Porsche Cayenne. They will also have their take on Aston Martin models sometime in the future too.

BMW and Fiat working together for new Isetta and Topolino revivals?




We've been hearing rumblings that BMW and Fiat were working together on the development of new small vehicle platforms for a while now. With the German automaker working on an Isetta revival and the Italian firm moving forward with a new Topolino, it makes sense that the two companies would join forces on a single platform for the two small retromobiles.

According to Auto Express in the UK, work is far enough along that we could see both new city cars by 2011. If current rumors are true, the cars will feature a rear-mounted engine and four seats, putting the machines on par with the new Toyota iQ and upcoming Up! from Volkswagen. Light weight would be ensured through the use of aluminum and carbon fiber for the chassis and, possibly, plastic bodywork.

An electric drivetrain featuring one motor for each of the four wheels and a thin battery pack sandwiched under the passenger compartment is also likely. If there's any truth to these rumors, we could see a concept vehicle on the new platform wearing a MINI badge at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.