20 Dec
1,200 lbs x 210 horsepower = World Class power-to-weight ratio

By now you know the drill: it seems every couple months a tiny, financially bereft Eastern European country or bankrupt European powerhouse or fringe automaker decides it’s going to enter the Supercar Wars, and often the goals are lofty. Poland has its Arrinera De Veno, India its DC Design Avanti, Mexico its Mastretta MXT and Spain […]


6 Nov
Aerospace grade aluminum gadget provides 30 hours of charge

Portable solar chargers are a key gadget for anyone’s briefcase. Whether the victim of a Hurricane Sandy/Zombie Apocalypse type event, or just stuck without electricity in a remote locale, solar chargers supply your phone and mp3 player with needed juice when desperation strikes. And while there are many options to choose from, few will look […]


12 Oct
Italian automaker returns after a half-century of silence

Defunct for over a half century, Italian coachbuilder Ermini Automobili Italia returns with a tiny, ridiculously lightweight roadster with only the joy of driving on its mind. The 686 Seiottosei is called so because it weighs in at a feather-light 686 kgs (1,512 lbs) — about the mass of the Bentley GT’s hood. This levity is […]


15 May
The world's first plug-in hybrid supercar... with 770 Horsepower

As one of the most anticipated hybrids ever conceived, Porsche has released a new set of images of its 918 Spyder prototype and announced that it has begun testing… which, at this point in development, seems obvious. With production slated to begin in September 2013, Porsche expects first deliveries to hit showrooms by end of […]


24 Feb
The Dutch Bros BMW 1-Series based retro racer

The Dutch Huet Brothers have always loved building vintage-inspired vehicles built on the guts of modern performance cars. So it is odd they chose the ill fated (and electronically challenged) Triumph TR6 as the base for their first vehicle, the HB Special. Luckily the boys from Netherlands have smartened up and for their latest creation, […]


9 Feb
The 4.0-liter Rover V8-powered "luxury" dirt conqueror

Wildcat’s newest off-road vehicle for 2012 is the 300STR — designed to handle the roughest of terrains, yet still have similar control features of a sports coupe. Tested by Richard Hammond and the ‘Stig’ on Top Gear, the 300STR promises to offer the best of both on- and off-road performance. The Wildcat will fit right in […]


3 Feb
The classic re-designed & re-imagined as a modern concept car

This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette C1-RS rebuild is the brainchild of Jeremy Gerber, co-owner of the Roadster Shop, and customer Barry Blomquist. The idea for the car was to build a modern concept car version of the landmark 1962 Corvette, with artist Eric Brockmeyer brought in to help with renderings and lend ideas for the actual […]


19 Jan
Fully functional concept electric sports car with 164 horsepower

This year’s Tokyo Auto Salon saw the unveiling of an all electric sports car from the folks at the Toyota Engineering Society. The coupe, dubbed the TES-ERA EV, is powered by a 5.7 kWh lithium ion battery pack that supplies electricity to a 4JM electric motor developing 164 horsepower and a 248 lb-foot (335 Nm) of […]

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