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The Navy's Seawater-To-Fuel System: Can I Use It In My Car?

Last week, the US Navy flew a model airplane with a small 2-stroke engine. That's not normally news, except for one big detail: the fuel the plane burned was made from seawater via a process the Navy has been working on for years. Let's look a little into what this sorcery is, and if it'll ever power our cars. » 4/15/14 4:00pm 4/15/14 4:00pm

Project Car Hell, Pressure Drop Edition: Stanley Steamer or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, we saw a cat-piss-enhanced, meth-head-damaged, Camaro-suspended '53 Chevy take a beating in the Choose Your Eternity poll at the hands of the Jaguar-powered, bugs-in-face… » 8/12/08 5:20pm 8/12/08 5:20pm

Project Car Hell, Arc-Weld Your Soul Edition: Electric 911 or Electric…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, we saw the triple-'49-Mercury deal obliterate the six-four by what may be the biggest-ever margin in Choose Your Eternity Poll history: 80-20 for the Mercuries in the Low And Slow… » 7/24/08 5:20pm 7/24/08 5:20pm

Nissan X-Trail Fuel Cell Jumps Nurburgring Shark

There is no good reason at all for Nissan to take their fuel-cell-powered X-Trail to the Nordschleife, but that's what they've gone and done. An 11-minute, 58-second lap time and putting a fuel cell-powered SUV on the 'Ring are both patently ridiculous. Enough. Nissan, it was great when you blasted round the 'Ring… » 7/24/08 1:20pm 7/24/08 1:20pm

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday: B&Z Electric Car Electra King

Two-thirds of California's population lives in the southern part of the state, so it stands to reason that the Down On The California Street series would have to return to SoCal after a few Bay Area machines. Makeopalpyse, of Team Make:Way fame, shot this car in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. Yes, folks,… » 6/15/08 4:30pm 6/15/08 4:30pm

1967 Mercury Cougar With OM617 Turbodiesel Should Run On Lard!

You want to drive a car powered by the most reliable automobile engine ever produced, you want to burn non-petroleum fuel, yet you don't want to drive a boring ol' Mercedes sedan like every other anti-dinosaur-juice diesel demon in town? Loyal reader Vance has pulled our coat about this '67 Cougar with a freshly… » 6/11/08 8:00am 6/11/08 8:00am

2011 Chevy Volt To Be Priced Under $30,000?

While the 2011 Chevy Volt is proceeding down the path from vaporware to successful range testing to production ready, its price seems to remain stubbornly in the land of the lost. The original goal was to have it on the road for around $30,000, in April, Maximum Bob dropped the bomb saying the price may come in at $48k » 5/22/08 11:20am 5/22/08 11:20am

PCH, Diesel Dilemma Edition: Diesel RX-7 or Diesel Lynx?

We had another close race down the highway to the Lake of Fire yesterday, with the so-called win going to the triple helping of '55 Austin FX3 cabs in the Choose Your Eternity poll. Today, however, I'm inspired by the big drums of used tempura-frying oil I saw waiting for disposal behind the Japanese take-out joint… » 5/20/08 5:20pm 5/20/08 5:20pm