What The Hell Is That Ugly RV Thing At The Olympics?

The Winter Olympics in Sochi have been full of all kinds of ugly realities. But there's been one deeply ugly unreality there as well; a white behemoth that's been prowling around the Olympics. This colossal, bizarre-looking RV. What the hell is it? » 2/13/14 12:00pm 2/13/14 12:00pm

This Bizarre Ferrari Was Designed To Smash A 269 MPH Nazi Speed Record

In 1938, Rudolph Caracciola drove a 5.6 liter, 753 horsepower Mercedes streamliner to 268.8 mph (432.7 km/h) on a public road, no less. Back in 1991, this bizarre Ferrari set out to beat that run. » 2/11/14 4:20pm 2/11/14 4:20pm

Luigi Colani's Sawed-Off Miura Le Mans Prototype

This is where body-on-frame construction and a transversely mounted V12 pay off: a pod racer prototype built in 1970 from half a Miura and lots of magic mushrooms by the German ekranoplan designer with the Italian name. Only $74,999! » 12/01/10 9:30am 12/01/10 9:30am

The Ten Craziest Concept Cars Of All Time

BMW's GINA concept car today got us to thinking about concept cars in general. They exist at the inflection point where our dreams and technology meet. Whether we yearn for nuclear power, extreme performance or phallic shapes, we have the concept car to thank for pointing us toward the uncertain future. And while… » 6/10/08 4:30pm 6/10/08 4:30pm

The Fabulous Works of Luigi Colani, Including Ekranoplans

If you've ever seen a tractor trailer set-up you've considered sexy, it was probably influenced or designed by Luigi Colani. Heck, half of the futurist renderings from Popular Science are influenced by this German industrial designer with an Italian name. He's been dropping his "biodynamic" works on the world since the… » 5/28/08 6:20pm 5/28/08 6:20pm