Tesla will announce a deal with Toyota to build electric cars at a press conference later this afternoon. Although it's not yet clear what the specifics of the deal will entail, we can speculate all sorts of fun things. UPDATE
Japanese R/C model manufacturer Tamiya recently commissioned a 1:1-scale version of its iconic 1979 "Sand Scorcher" Volkswagen Beetle. Now that one of our childhood dreams is a reality, we would also like to announce our desire for a pony.
Meet Sandy Sanderson from New Zealand. Needing something to keep himself occupied after breaking his wrist in a motorcycle accident, he started building amazing model cars from discarded aluminum cans. His incredibly intricate work below.
Not long ago, I dug up some old photos of the 1958 Volkswagen Beetle that launched me on the primer-and-junkyards automotive path I've taken to get to this point. Now look what's happened!
Model freaks have been ruining their eyesight and huffing glue fumes with Model Race Car Hell since the Barney Oldfield era, but what about models inspired by the fastest-growing race series in the world?
Here's Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk driving the Tesla Model S Sedan concept around the SpaceX parking lot. Look, Ma! No gas!
Here are all the details. The Tesla Model S Sedan will have a 300-mile range, 45-minute fast charge capability, a 0-to-60 time of 5.5-seconds and seat seven. Production supposedly starts 3rd quarter of 2011.