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… » 7/23/08 1:40pm 7/23/08 1:40pm

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

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

Th!nk All-Electric City Car Coming To US In 2009

Ever-struggling long-experienced electric car maker Th!nk is planning on bringing the City to our cities in the US next year, allowing you to go gas-free, Norwegian-style. The little car has a 126-mile range on an overnight charge, and if you give the batteries a workout, the City will top out at 65 MPH. It's going to… » 7/21/08 10:00am 7/21/08 10:00am

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

NICE Ze-O: Production Electric Car For $28,000, Ugly For Free

The NICE Ze-O is yet another all-electric vehicle set to be unveiled at this month's British International Motor Show. The only difference here is the Chinese-built bucket of ugly will be leapfrogging the likes of Nissan and GM, and going on sale in autumn to the Brits at a whopping $28,000. NICE is an acronym for "No… » 7/17/08 3:30pm 7/17/08 3:30pm

Honda OSM Convertible Low-Emission Sports Car To Bow At British Motor…

Honda plans to go both green and topless at the British Motor Show with what they're unromantically dubbing the Honda OSM (Open Study Model), a lightweight, sporty "study model" of a low-emissions cabriolet. Does this mean it'll carry the same hybrid powertrain as the CR-Z concept? Is this just a diesel? They haven't… » 7/09/08 10:15am 7/09/08 10:15am

We Go Crazy For The RWD Toyota Aygo Crazy

For those looking for the small footprint of an economy car combined with the RWD burnout capability of a muscle car, Toyota presents the Aygo Crazy concept car. Based on the Toyota Aygo city car, this one-off has a turbocharged version of Toyota's 1.8-liter four banger squeezed into the backseat (replacing the… » 6/13/08 11:20am 6/13/08 11:20am