Chinese automaker SAIC will unveil a hilariously literal "green" car at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. It's called the "Leaf Concept." It has in-wheel turbines and a leaf-shaped oxygen-emitting solar panel as a roof. Physics be damned!
The Ferrari HY-KERS concept, the first hybrid from the prancing stallion, is essentially a Ferrari 599 with a strap-on 107HP electric motor. So, a Geo Metro's worth of electric power and a screaming V12. Hey enviro-nerds, the paint's green, right?
Here are members of the U.S. Olympic bobsledding team doing what they do best (not bobsledding): surfing in the back of the boxtruck used to haul sleds up the track in Vancouver. Wait, "bobsled" isn't a trademark, right? [@SteveMesler]
This is the Delta Wing, a concept angling to be the new IndyCar race. It's lighter, less expensive to run, and only has 300HP. It also looks like the Batmobile merged with a land-speed racer and a rocket ship. Updated.
After fifteen years, Lotus will return to Formula One this season with this car, spied undergoing its first test at Silverstone. No details 'til Friday, but damn is it good to see green and yellow in F1 again. [Autosport]
Amid approximately 3,000 Hyundai ads was Dodge's much-anticipated "Man's Last Stand" commercial. The concept was sort of fresh but the Dodge Charger, sadly, is as stale as the ad's perspective on male-female relationships. See it below.
BMW's Detroit Auto Show stand has a small case with three 1-Series models in it. When you push a button, they drive down a moving "road" belt with no leads or brackets attached. How the heck does it work?
You are looking at purified awesome: This is Ford's latest Super Duty diesel, a turbocharged, reverse-flow, 6.7-liter V8 designed without the help of an outside contractor. It's nicknamed "Scorpion." Notice anything weird about those cam buckets?
Audi President Johan de Nysschen called anyone interested in buying an electric car an "idiot" but that hasn't stopped the company from making another all-electric concept also called the Audi e-Tron, the second electric sports car since the Johan's remarks.
As we learned earlier, Ford's Detroit stand boasts a raft of interactive displays. One lets you poke, prod, and otherwise abuse a child-sized crash-test dummy. Hey, Timmy — wanna see what happens when you eat too much Mexican food?
Unless you live under a rock, you saw Travis Pastrana ring in 2010 by launching his Subaru rally car 269 feet across Long Beach Harbor at 95 MPH. Now here's the jump in high-res time lapse and high-def video glory.
Rather than wait for the SLS AMG to get chromed, Mercedes is introducing one at the Dubai Motor Show pre-luxo'd in AMG Desert Gold paint. "Bout to grow a beard dude, so much cake even the money look weird, too."
This year, people aren't thinking about buying a car the IIHS considers one of the 27 safest for 2010. They're thinking about pink slips, erectile dysfunction, and suicide. According to the IIHS, these people should buy Toyotas and BMWs.
The newly-refreshed 2010 Ford Fusion was just named MotorTrend's Car Of The Year for 2010. Not a bad choice in our opinion as Ford's got the most money to spend on marketing. Also, the car's damn good.