College Dorm Windows Hacked To Look Like KITT

What is it with comp sci kids and their college dorms? Hacking the windows to serve as a lo-res display probably goes back to the earliest days of the integrated circuit. » 6/29/09 10:45am 6/29/09 10:45am

How To NOT Pass A Road-worthiness Inspection

This beastly home-built car was spotted in Britain readying for its road-worthiness inspection. Did it pass? Let's just say when a crowd of inspectors gathers to laugh at your car, it's not a good sign. » 4/03/09 4:40pm 4/03/09 4:40pm

Aussie Super Car Goes On Sale, Electric Version Planned

Everyone’s favorite mid-engined Australian super car has entered the final stages of development with Bolwell finally beginning to take deposits on the $132,000 car. The Bolwell Nagari » 11/11/08 12:00pm 11/11/08 12:00pm drops a 3.5-liter Toyota V6 into a composite chassis, mating the 295 HP engine to a 6-speed paddle-shifter. At just 2,020 Lbs, that…

Why Kit Cars Have A Bad Reputation: The Front-Engine Countach

Close the drapes and be certain young children are not in the room, for this is horror on an entirely inconceivable scale. The utter malice exhibited through this monstrosity should be punishable. We believe this was once a Fox-body Mustang; what it is now is a horrifying interpretation of a Lamborghini Countach (kind… » 10/28/08 2:00pm 10/28/08 2:00pm

Trick Or Treat: Toyota MR2 In Porsche Carrera GT Costume

This Toyota MR2 dressed to look like a Porsche Carrera GT » 10/08/08 4:20pm 10/08/08 4:20pm isn't going to trick anybody. It may have Porsche badges glued on, but they're not enough to distract you from the sickening proportions and ridiculous build quality. We haven't seen a supercar kit this bad since the . The Porsche costume is mounted on a…

Fat Guy In A Little Fieroghini

This video might offer the best reason to own a Fieroghini » 9/18/08 3:20pm 9/18/08 3:20pm, beside the longing stares you'll get from every roadside gawker you pass of course. Imagine the hours of amusement you'd have presenting the opportunity to drive it to your plus-sized buddies and then laughing as they struggle to exit afterward. Of course…

Nova Kit Car Builder Admits To Decades Of Crazy Customization

The story of Steve McHugh, the man behind the radical Nova kit car we initially posted on a lark (and because we're automotive sadists) just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. Steve recently emailed us to let us in on a little secret — he's been building crazy-ass cars for nigh on twenty-eight years now. Since… » 8/11/08 4:45pm 8/11/08 4:45pm

The Greatest Fierrari Enzno Ever Sold

We've seen a lot of Fierraris lately, hopefully the world runs out of Fieros eventually so we aren't subjected to the ongoing night terrors they induce, but this one is particularly brash. This p**sy magnet yellow Fierrari Enzno is perhaps the finest example of the breed, complete with crooked, off-brand Ferrari… » 5/27/08 2:20pm 5/27/08 2:20pm

Blackjack Zero, Now With Moto Guzzi Power

The quirky Morgan Super Sport inspired Blackjack Zero has until this point been powered by a VW flat four air cooled motor and the occasional 2CV plant. However, based on pictures on their website, it looks like Blackjack is set to sell one to hook up to Moto Guzzi power. There's no info to back anything up at this… » 4/23/08 6:15pm 4/23/08 6:15pm

CNN Revisits Italian Fauxrrari Forgeries

Proving once again the speed with which stories are cycled through in a 24-hour-news-cycle network, CNN has decided to run coverage on the gang of Italian Ferrari forgers we brought you back in February. The in-depth coverage includes pointing to, and comparing pictures of, a real Ferrari 328 GTS against the real fake… » 4/18/08 5:00pm 4/18/08 5:00pm

Salet GT5 Concept Is Toyota MR2 in $40,000 Duds

Straight from the bowels of eBay comes the Salet GT5 Concept. We'll have to admit this is one of the better Toyota MR2 custom builds we've seen, but we're betting the 19 PSI turbo system will have that four cylinder blowing oil all over the fire wall in no time. It will be a quick car until that happens though, power… » 3/31/08 11:20am 3/31/08 11:20am

Kute Kupcake Kit Kars Konfuse Kalifornians

Everybody loves kit cars » 3/28/08 2:45pm 3/28/08 2:45pm and cupcakes, right? Well, what about when the kit cars are cupcakes? BoingBoing TV took a look at a few "muffiners" (as they call themselves) in California (but why not "muffinEERS?) who make "artistic" cupcake cars for the "purpose" of... um, well, we're not exactly "sure." If you want to…

One-Off Steam-Powered VW Kit Car

When we hear "steam car" we imagine a car with wooden wagon wheels that spends it's time in Jay Leno's garage. What we don't think of is a fiberglass-bodied VW kit car from the '80s. This is apparently a one-of-a-kind creation of a former Steam Automobile Club of America member. We're thinking of it as a kind of grown… » 3/25/08 1:30pm 3/25/08 1:30pm

Street Legal Cheetah Replicas To Hunt Cobras

There's no question that Cobras are cool, even in fiberglass kit form. But you've got to admit that the fiberglass snakes are becoming somewhat common now with all the companies being sued by Carroll Shelby making their own versions of the V8 roadster. So for those seeking an alternative, Ruth Engineering & Racing… » 3/11/08 10:00am 3/11/08 10:00am

Italian Supercar Forgers Find Fieros Fantastic

One upping the shenanigans of Unique Performance, a group of fine Italian coach builders has been caught by the police after attempting to forge supercars - badly. Seems these upstanding fellows thought slapping some kit car bodies onto the delightful chassis of GM's famed Fiero was a great idea, then the plan was to… » 2/28/08 3:40pm 2/28/08 3:40pm

Factory Five GTM Is Mid-Engined Bargain

The Factory Five GTM is causing us pains. Is it better to buy and drive the donor Corvette Z06 the car is built with; or is the mid engine and lighter weight worth the sacrifice? Decisions, decisions. In any case, the GTM is that rare occurrence: The racing version is actually cheaper than the street version. The GTM… » 2/18/08 3:15pm 2/18/08 3:15pm

Tirrito Vajon Update: Mystery Supercar Specs Revealed

The other day we brought you thrilling footage of the upcoming Tirrito Vajon undergoing rigorous developmental testing on some roundabouts. Today, we have even more exclusive info on the mysterious Italian supercar. "Andry," the owner of the Vajon project assured us that the engine is indeed a 3.0L biturbo mill, but… » 2/15/08 11:25am 2/15/08 11:25am

So You Want to Buy A Messerschmitt

Microcars are like aged cheese - some people find them absolutely confounding and a little disgusting, and the loonier of us can't get enough. The problem with microcars is they don't really make em like they used to. Oh sure, you've got your Smart FourTwo and your Toyota iQ and your Tata Nano, but those are… » 2/14/08 10:30am 2/14/08 10:30am