The Urbee is a hybrid car concept that, according to the manufacturers, will be built with 3D printing technology and achieve an unbelievable 200/100 mpg fuel economy in highway/city driving. That is, of course, once they change the toner.
We love big brake calipers. The bigger they are, the better they're able to apply pressure on the disc to stop the car. And since Brembo offers calipers in a Skittles-like rainbow of colors, they'll even look stylish! Ahh, progress.
I really miss leather hood straps. A lot. There's something completely awesome about a piece of animal hide keeping a car together. Like this strap and chain from last year's SEMA "Best in Show," the Golden Submarine. Photo Credit: Me
Never say Toyota doesn't understand the crowd at SEMA, bringing a Sienna minivan and Scion xB with bodies engorged several feet like rolling demonstrators for ExtenZe. How else do you put the swagger in your wagon?
Ford brought a stealth version of its Police Interceptor to SEMA, sporting blacked-out lenses, a one-inch suspension drop and wider tires. Perfect for undercover work, except for, you know, the chrome-rimmed wheels and bright-red brake calipers.
Rally wannabes and Ken Block disciples will now be able to buy a Ford-blessed kit that turns their Fiesta into a race-ready machine, complete with 40% power boost. There's now more than one way to build a flying car.
This is the Toyota Sportsman, a concept truck built in coordination with Bass Pro Shops for the extreme zombie slayeroutdoorsman. How extreme? There's an 86 square foot deck, pop-up camouflaged hunting blind and a portable armory. [PickupTrucks]
Screw the snuggie. Say goodbye to the beer helmet. Adios, ironic John Deere hats. FlairHair is the hot new spiky-haired hat phenomenon that's set to sweep middle America like an especially virulent form of herpes.