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MACH-5 A2: Fly Sydney to Brussels in 4hrs - Emissions Free!

In a hurry? Need to get from Sydney to Brussels in a dash? Not too far in the future you may be able to travel that entire distance in less than 4 hours - emissions free - thanks to an amazing hypersonic hydrogen jet project called LAPCAT. LAPCAT ...

Top Fave' Concept Cars from Detroit Auto Show

Concept car displays are like haute couture fashion shows, the exhibited items rarely go into mass production. The followings are my personal favorites displayed at the Detroit Auto Show this week.


Virginia Considers Ban On Driving While Texting

Anita Kumar The Washington Post 13.01.2008
Virginia Considers Ban On Driving While Texting

RICHMOND -- Some Virginia lawmakers want drivers to take their thumbs off the keyboards and put them back on the steering wheel while cruising down Virginia's roads. The General Assembly, which began its 60-day session Wednesday, is considering a ...

India unveils Tata Nano, world's cheapest car

Ashling O'Connor The Times 10.01.2008
India unveils Tata Nano, world's cheapest car

It is 3 metres long, seats four comfortably or five at a squeeze, does 65mph and aims to revolutionise travel for millions. The “People’s Car” is also the cheapest in the world at 100,000 rupees (£1,300) – the same price as the DVD player in a Lexus.


What's the Worst Place in a Car to Put an LCD?

Benny Goldman Gizmodo 09.01.2008
What's the Worst Place in a Car to Put an LCD?

What do geeks do at a car show? Check out the LCD screens, of course. We just got back from the car showroom at CES and found some pretty awful examples of "pimping your ride." Take a look at the most ridiculous places these gearheads put their sc...

India offers cheapest car on Earth

Anand Giridharadas International Herald Tribune 09.01.2008
Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, said his car's light weight made it environmentally friendly.

MUMBAI - There was the $400 airplane seat that plummeted to $40. Then there was the $2,000 laptop reborn for $200. And now the $25,000 car has a $2,500 cousin. Every now and again in business history, a disruption comes along that breaks the conve...


GM introduces driverless car at CES

DETROIT - Cars that drive themselves — even parking at their destination — could be ready for sale within a decade, General Motors Corp. executives say. The most significant obstacles facing the vehicles could be human rather than technical: gover...

Could You Drive A Truck?

אביתר בן -צדף 06.01.2008
Could You Drive A Truck?

I got it by e-mail from my friend Joy in Florida * Hopefully, the guy is not my neighbor *


Revolutionary air car runs on compressed air

Mike Aivaz and Muriel Kane The Raw Story 05.01.2008
Revolutionary air car runs on compressed air

BBC News is reporting that a French company has developed a pollution-free car which runs on compressed air. India's Tata Motors has the car under production and it may be on sale in Europe and India by the end of the year.

Super-rich make marque on Rolls Royce

Bojan Pancevski Telegraph 30.12.2007
Super-rich make marque on Rolls Royce

The Rolls-Royce may have been the epitome of luxurious motoring for more than 100 years, but for a new breed of super-rich oligarchs and Middle-Eastern royalty, it seems a standard version of the world's most famous car is no longer enough.


The world's ugliest car: Aurora

JERRY GARRETT The New York Times 23.12.2007
The world's ugliest car: Aurora

“I ALWAYS wanted to own a dream car,” said Andy Saunders, 44, who has a flair for customizing cars. “But others had already bought all the dream cars.” So Mr. Saunders settled, instead, for a nightmare.


British drivers who use mobile phones face jail

David Millward, Christopher Hope Telegraph 20.12.2007
Police now check mobile phone records after road collisions to see if the driver was making a call

Motorists caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving could be jailed for two years under tough new guidelines issued today by prosecutors. Drivers who adjust sat-navs, tinker with MP3 music players such as iPods or send text messages at t...

Eco-boat powered by human fat attempts round the world speed record

The fastest eco boat on the planet will attempt to break the round the world speed record using fuel made from human fat. Pete Bethune, the New Zealand skipper of Earthrace, said the attempt to circumnavigate the globe would begin from Valencia in...


Photo: autoindustry.co.uk

British Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has had his driving licence suspended for a month after being caught speeding on a French motorway. The 22-year-old was clocked travelling at 196km/h (122mph) in a Mercedes near the northern town of Laon on ...

BMW X6 to debut at Detroit

Alex Nunez Autoblog 17.12.2007
BMW X6 to debut at Detroit

BMW's big Detroit debut will be the production X6 Sports Activity Coupe (unsurprisingly, BMW avoids the somewhat unbecoming "SAC" acronym), which will be arriving in US showrooms sometime during the second quarter of 2008. When it does, buyers get...


18,000 cars sold during Bangkok International Motor Expo 2007

More than 18,000 vehicles valued at over 18 billion baht have been booked for sale during the 12-day Motor Expo 2007 which ended today. Total purchases of auto spare parts at the Expo amounted over Bt3 billion. Bookings for Toyota cars stood first...

Child-friendly 'nursery' trains run in Japan

Believe it or not, the photo above is of a train interior in Japan. With the results looking nicer than most nurseries, the Japanese have taken the idea of ‘child-friendly public transport’ to the next level with these 2 beauties, both designed by...


Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang to star in new Knight Rider series

Jalopnik writes: "Sources with the involved companies tell us this is the real car -- the actual car to be used in the show. (...) Now not only do we have off the record confirmation from the "involved parties" that KITT will lose the GM third gen...

1953 Ferrari 340 MM

Old-timers that nobody would expect to be worth this much.



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