Is This Spied Test Mule A New Land Rover... Or The Jaguar SUV?

This camo'ed SUV sure looks like a Land Rover, you can even make out an LR badge blacked out in the centercaps. But rumors are circulating that test mules for the new Jaguar SUV are running 'round in Rover skins, and that might be what we're actually looking at. » 3/24/14 11:14am 3/24/14 11:14am

What Engine Is In This Ferrari Enzo And Why Is It So Amazing?

Before the 2006 Formula One season, there was a Ferrari Enzo spotted running around the streets near the Ferrari factory. An Enzo with a NACA duct in the nose and a huge exhaust. So what was it? An F1 testbed or an FXX Prototype? » 12/03/13 3:46pm 12/03/13 3:46pm

The Ten Most Outrageous Pre-Production Prototypes Ever Tested

Car companies build pre-production prototypes to test new car technology hidden under disguised Frankenstein bodies. Sometimes these development mules end up being higher on our wish list than the final product. » 9/04/13 11:17am 9/04/13 11:17am

Ford's New Prototyping Machine Turns Sheet Metal Into Custom Parts

A modern assembly line can churn out a new vehicle every few minutes, but when carmakers want to build and test a prototype, it takes weeks to produce the dies and moulds needed to stamp out a custom one-off part. So Ford has developed a fantastic new prototyping machine that functions kind of like a 3D printer in… » 7/03/13 3:34pm 7/03/13 3:34pm

How I found the first Bugatti EB110 prototype on an Italian street

If one likes supercars, a first visit to Modena is loaded with subtle anticipation. There is surely a Ferrari parked on every medieval corner! The truth is stranger, more subtle, and rather more obscure. It is a Bugatti that looks nothing like a Bugatti. » 5/24/11 2:30pm 5/24/11 2:30pm

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 De Lorean Car That Never Was: 1964 Pontiac Banshee For Sale


Back when John Z. De Lorean was coming up with cars like the GTO for the Pontiac Division, he also had this crazy idea for a "Mustang killer" that would be cheaper and lighter than a Corvette. Unfortunately, the Banshee was also faster than the Corvette, so the General's overlords- still pissed about the way John Z.… » 3/27/08 3:00pm 3/27/08 3:00pm

Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S Revealed in Geneva

We've already shown you video and sneakily released press shots of Mitsubishi's Lancer Prototype-S. Now that it's been revealed live here at the Geneva Motor Show, we can show you the whole shebang of live shots of this Mitsubishi concept car derived from the Lancer sports sedan. The Prototype-S is powered by a new… » 3/04/08 4:01am 3/04/08 4:01am

Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype S Video Sneaks Onto Web

We agree with JPCN, who found this video of the Mitsubishi Prototype S on the web, that the guitar music is so cheesy that it could have only come from a press kit. Whatever the origin, we're glad to get a better look as those fine five-door lines. STI? Never heard of him. If we learned anything from , it's that people … » 2/29/08 12:30pm 2/29/08 12:30pm

Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S Hits Web Ahead of Geneva

Oh cruel fates, why do you taunt us so? Images of the Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S have surfaced and we are aching with envy. The prototype is obviously more sneak preview than prototype and give a peak at the pending Lancer Sportback Ralliart 5-door slated for introduction in the European market. Mitsubishi, you are… » 2/24/08 6:00pm 2/24/08 6:00pm

Mitsubishi Joining Sportback Crowd: Lancer Prototype S

We don't know if these images from World Car Fans are official sketches, but they look pretty darn certifiably real to us. The concept, rumored to be coming to the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, is supposedly a lightly disguised production version of the Euro Spec 5 door Lancer Ralliart. The car will undoubtedly be powered by … » 1/25/08 10:00am 1/25/08 10:00am