This Is Your First Look At The Future Of Audi Style

Though it may look like Audi's been making gradual styling changes just like everyone else, they've actually come a long way in the past few years. The cars look sharper and less bulbous, like they were actually built for speed over down-blanket comfort. In that vein, this concept teaser might just be Audi's new… » 10/14/14 11:40am Tuesday 11:40am

The Ford 24.7 Concept Car Predicted Apps Years Before Smartphones

Take a look at that dashboard: It's clearly presenting the driver with a selection of apps, each with a simple, readable icon. This isn't some 2015 future-mobile, though. It's the Ford 24.7 concept, a design exercise from January 2000—seven years before most folks came to know the concept of "apps." » 10/08/14 3:41pm 10/08/14 3:41pm

A Glimpse Of A Future Rotary-Powered Mazda RX-9

If there's one rumor you should never believe until you see proof it's the one about a mid-engined Corvette. If there are two rumors you shouldn't believe it's about the Mazda RX-7's return. With that said, new images and information have us thinking an RX-7 and an RX-9 are a possibility. At least we want to believe… » 9/29/14 12:46pm 9/29/14 12:46pm

The Greatest BMW Concept Cars Never Produced

BMW has always been a big fan and supporter of concept cars. They love the damn things, and these last few years have been no different. With the recent demand for economical and 'green' motoring, BMW have been forced to go down the route of miles per gallon, but does that mean they won't be giving us cars that still… » 9/22/14 11:33pm 9/22/14 11:33pm

New Smart Design Sketches Show The Smart's Grown A Snout

The Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog (not a car-erotica site, sorry) has published a pair of pictures that show the look of the new Smart ForTwo, about a day before the car's official unveiling. It's a little more conventional, going to a two-box look, but it's also still the cheapest rear-engine car you can get in the US. » 7/15/14 1:34pm 7/15/14 1:34pm

The Inside Story Of The Stillborn Honda That Would Have Dominated F1

History records that Honda quit Formula 1 at the end of the 2008 season, but Japanese engineers continued to work in secret and were very advanced on a 2009 car design and beyond. Ultimately this secret R&D project lead to the firm creating a 2014 specification hybrid power unit which will be used by McLaren in 2015… » 7/07/14 3:00pm 7/07/14 3:00pm

The First Hybrid Racecar Was Amazing And Would Have Killed Us All

It's Independence Day, so I wanted to focus on something patriotic. And what's more patriotic than a prototype American race car named Patriot? Nothing, that's what. The Patriot was Chrysler's amazing early '90s experiment with flywheels and electric drivetrains. Too bad it would have killed us all. » 7/04/14 2:53pm 7/04/14 2:53pm

The AMC Cowboy Concept Is As American As An Eagle Eating A Hot Dog

Just take a moment and consider the full name of this car: the American Motors Corporation Cowboy. Just saying all those words together should materialize a waving flag behind you and cause an eagle to alight on your shoulder. Pretty amazing for an economy car trucklet that never happened. » 7/03/14 6:00pm 7/03/14 6:00pm