Ego Introduces $20,000 Bentley Notebook Computer; Still Uses Vista

Ego, Dutch maker of "luxury notebooks," displayed their $20,000 Bentley laptop at the British Motor Show this week. The computer features color schemes taken directly from Bentley automobiles, and each unit is hand-built and wrapped in custom-stitched leather. Actual computing is handled by a 64-bit processor with… » 7/23/08 1:40pm 7/23/08 1:40pm

IFR Aspid Rears Ugly Head, 2.8-Second 0-To-62 Time, At British Motor…

The IFR Aspid is capable of some seriously staggering acceleration, jumping from 0 to 62 MPH in just 2.8 seconds. That's what a 400 HP supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four bolted in a car with a curb weight of just 1543 lbs will do. Though, if you don't need that much speed, you can get the engine sans supercharger,… » 7/23/08 11:20am 7/23/08 11:20am

700HP Lightning GT Electric Sports Car Goes 200 Miles On 10 Minute…

With an electric motor at each wheel, the UK-built Lightning GT, unveiled yesterday at the British Motor Show, is said to produce a total of 700 HP. According to the company, the Lightning's nanotechnology battery pack will provide a 200-mile range on a ten-minute charge. Those are mighty big numbers to be throwing… » 7/23/08 10:59am 7/23/08 10:59am

The Lotus Evora Weighs A Ton...And A Half

When the Lotus Evora debuted yesterday, we were surprised nobody made mention of the weight — it didn't show up during the live press conference, in any of the specs on the web, or in the initial press release. The real press release on the Evora has finally emerged and, drum roll, the figure is 1,350 kg, or 2,976… » 7/23/08 8:30am 7/23/08 8:30am

Subaru Shows Trio Of Tuned WRX Imprezas At British Motor Show

Subaru has unveiled a threesome of high-performance WRX Imprezas at the British International Motor Show today, one of which could even be considered a 911-killer. First of the three was a lightly massaged Subaru WRX-S, with power bumped from 230 HP up to a very respectable 251 HP. But that's a mere pittance compared… » 7/22/08 6:20pm 7/22/08 6:20pm

Renault Megane R26.R Returns 27 MPG, Sets FWD 'Ring Record

What you're looking at isn't just the ugliest front-wheel-drive car ever, it's the ugliest and the fastest FWD car ever. Renault wants to make sure its customers know this, so they etched the R26.R's 8m 17s Nurburgring lap record for production FWD cars into the rear windows. Find out what makes the .R so special… » 7/22/08 4:20pm 7/22/08 4:20pm

NICE MyCar, A Study On How To Shrink A Suzuki X90

Meet the NICE MyCar, an all-electric runabout styled by the house of Giugiaro and expected to be on sale in the UK this fall. Debuting alongside the NICE Ze-O today at the British Motor Show, the MyCar is built around a tubular space-frame draped with a fiberglass body, all powered with electrons flowing through an… » 7/22/08 1:20pm 7/22/08 1:20pm

Ford Lifts Hemp Curtain On Fiesta ECOnetic

Billed as the most frugal Ford ever, the 2009 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is a special version of Ford's small Euro hatch. Powered by a 90 HP 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine calibrated for efficiency, the ECOnetic is able to return about 64 MPG (3.7L/100km). Perhaps even more impressive is the segment-leading 98g/km of carbon… » 7/22/08 12:00pm 7/22/08 12:00pm

Honda Unveils Low-Emission OSM Roadster, Possible New Design Direction

Staying true to the sketches, Honda has pulled the sheet off their lightweight roadster concept at the British Motor Show. The focus of this "study model" isn't on the drivetrain, like the Honda CR-Z, but rather on the lightweight roadster design — so much so that they don't mention a power source at all. Given the… » 7/22/08 10:20am 7/22/08 10:20am

Vauxhall Insignia Invades London In Elaborate Marketing Ruse

In a piece of intriguing, if not silly, marketing, the Opel Buick Vauxhall Insignia has made a public debut after being part of an elaborate setup in London's Potters Fields park, situated in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Days ago, a mysterious crash scene was laid out in the park, complete with an alien-looking UFO and… » 7/21/08 3:00pm 7/21/08 3:00pm

Electric Peugeots Trying To Edge Out London Taxis

At the upcoming British International Motor Show, an electric competitor to the familiar old London Cab will be launched. Based on the Peugeot MPV, the Allied Vehicles E7 is designed for cabbies considering cutting costs. Despite its lithium-ion batteries, range is still limited to 100 miles, which we're guessing is… » 7/17/08 4:40pm 7/17/08 4:40pm

Jaguar To Celebrate 60 Years Of Sports Cars With XK60, Six Weeks Of…

What better way to mark the 60th anniversary of the first XK car, the XK120, than by unveiling a performance version of the XK at the British Motor Show? We're not sure. Nor are we sure that the XK60 special edition above is actually a better performer than, say, the 2008 Jaguar XKR we reviewed, or the upcoming 2009… » 7/15/08 10:00am 7/15/08 10:00am

2009 Ford Focus RS Details Officially Official, Green Machine Lives

Turns out the Electric Green Ford Focus RS we saw last week is more than just a show car. Ford has admitted the little green hulk is essentially the finished vehicle, minus some fine tuning. Now, depending on which side of the fencepost you sit on, an inline-five with 275 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque mated to a… » 7/07/08 9:40am 7/07/08 9:40am

2010 Lotus Eagle Teases Us Ahead Of British Motor Show

We've spent months seeing the 2010 Lotus Eagle in get-ups ranging from an old Lotus Esprit mule to an homage to the caped crusader with makeup and heavy camo obscura. Now, thanks to a single image making its way onto the internet by way of Lotus, we're now finally get our first idea of the Eagle's real shape. The… » 6/30/08 11:01am 6/30/08 11:01am