Is This A Real Prototype Jeep Pickup, Or Just A Home-Made One-Off?

A reader spotted this single-cab Jeep Wrangler JK pickup truck with manufacturer plates in the Detroit area this morning. It's probably a product of the aftermarket, but maybe, just maybe, a Chrysler employee is field testing the very thing many of us have been dreaming of for ages: a modern, factory, Wrangler pickup. » 8/22/14 6:28pm Friday 6:28pm

Here's The Mid-Engined 911 That Was A Boxster Prototype

There's something about prototype cars that every gearhead finds interesting, and the ones that work hardest to hide their secrets are some of the best. Which is why this mid-engined Boxster prototype in an unassuming 911 body is so terrific. Also, that guy's accent is so German. If I heard an actor sound like that,… » 5/21/14 5:09pm 5/21/14 5:09pm

Are We on the Cusp of the Next Golden Age of Sports Car Racing?

There have been many recent developments in the world of sports car racing over the past few months, with important announcements coming from a large number of major automakers. This leads me to believe that we are on the cusp of something great, and something historic. Sports car racing has always been defined by… » 12/26/13 1:38pm 12/26/13 1:38pm

Four Insane 60s Military Prototypes That Crashed and Burned

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If the music‘s anything to go by, pretty much everyone was on something in the ’60s — and that includes the engineers. BAE Systems has recently dug up some totally batshit-crazy ideas that were seriously being kicked around by its ‘crack’ team of engineers, and they’re both totally ridiculous and dangerously awesome. » 6/18/13 3:40pm 6/18/13 3:40pm

This Is How Prototype Camouflage Works

We seem to agree on that the McLaren P1 XP1s have the best camouflage ever applied to a prototype, and while some of you argue that it's unnecessary since we've all seen the car already, the reason for it is very simple: development mules are getting the worst treatment you can imagine, and McLaren simply wants to… » 4/02/13 9:30am 4/02/13 9:30am

The Bulldog Was Aston Martin's Mid-Engined Dream

Within the factory walls, its codename was K-9, after Dr. Who's famous robotic dog. But since Alan Curtis, the Managing Director of Aston Martin Lagonda liked to spend his free time by flying a Scottish Aviation Bulldog, by the time the car was first shown to the public on March 27, 1980 at the Bell Hotel at Aston… » 2/01/13 4:20pm 2/01/13 4:20pm

Add Tech From The Mars Curiosity Rover To Your Old Car

Would you really like to take your old '76 Vega Kammback on the HOV lane, but you just can't convince anyone to ride with you? And, are you sick of the way that tired old engine sucks gas like it's gin in my uncle's secret Thermos? Sure you are. If that Vega was a hybrid, you could solve all these problems. » 8/10/12 2:20pm 8/10/12 2:20pm