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 1:40pm7/23/08 1:40pm


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

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 10:59am7/23/08 10:59am

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 6:20pm7/22/08 6:20pm

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 10:20am7/22/08 10:20am

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 3:30pm7/17/08 3:30pm

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

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 10:15am7/09/08 10:15am