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Categories: Concept Cars

Mercedes Commits to Autonomous Driving in a BIG Way

On: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:52PM | By: Chris Weiss

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Like it or not, a world in which cars are capable of driving themselves is gradually becoming reality. Daimler leaps ahead of other automakers into opening our eyes to the freight truck of the future. The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is a fully autonomous big rig that can carry driver and freight over highways. More than just a fanciful concept car built for the expo center, the Future Truck is a working prototype able to drive itself right now.

The Volkswagen Beetle Goes Dune Buggy

On: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 4:26PM | By: Chris Weiss

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The Volkswagen Beetle has a long, illustrious history in the dune buggy world, having served as the inspiration and mechanical base for some of the original and most important sand buggies of all time. The Meyers Manx, which recently became just the second vehicle on the National Historic Vehicle Register, was based on Beetle components. Volkswagen pays homage to this history with the 2014 Beetle Dune concept.

Ford shows off its light-weighting strategy with Lightweight Concept

On: Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 10:39AM | By: Chris Weiss

Ford shows off its light-weighting strategy with Lightweight Concept test 1-1

The "Ford Lightweight Concept" won't win any prizes for naming creativity, but it could very well influence the future of automotive engineering. The concept is a comprehensive approach to cutting weight that uses advanced materials and construction techniques.

Bortz Auto Collection Is Prototype Heaven

On: Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 2:24PM | By: Gary P Garry

1956 Cadillac Die Valkyrie test 2

http://bortzautocollection.com/When you research the history of the cars you love, you invariably unearth the names of important pioneers who helped push the industry forward. The names of certain brands that we have all come to know as household names were actually the names of the founders of the companies. These would include Ford, Oldsmobile, Buick, and many others.


McLaren Special Ops Blacks Out the New 650S

On: Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 11:31AM | By: Chris Weiss

McLaren Special Ops Blacks Out the New 650S test 1-1

Fresh off a world debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show, the McLaren 650S has gotten some special treatment from McLaren's customization branch. McLaren Special Operations outfitted the new coupe with a variety of bespoke components to create the MSO 650S Coupe Concept, a sinister supercar.

Special Delivery

On: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:34PM | By: Karen Cook

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When I think of the United Kingdom I think of tradition, history, dignity, and some pretty good music. I do not think of innovation and futuristic designs. Apparently, I am wrong.

Great Scott! Branson Auctions brings movie(-ish) magic to MO with a damn-near perfect BTTF DeLorean

On: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 3:56PM | By: Andrew W Davis

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When it comes to car-nerd-ery, I’m a 100-percent Christine Plymouth person, but I can see the appeal in owning a sorta-kinda Back to the Future DeLorean like the one not sold at Branson Auctions’ Spring (April 11-12) 2014 sale in—you guessed it—Branson, MO.

These kinds of cars seem to run a traditional route from private listings to eBay Motors and then to places like this, a medium-sized real-time auction in the Midwest. Heck, you can even buy one “new” from several places that I will mention later. And apart from the $541k—yes, you read that right—one-and-only authentic-and-in-private-hands movie-used DeLorean extant, there's a pretty established market with an equally-established average price.

At $62,500 this lot was smack where it should have been price-wise. Why didn’t it sell? I can only assume—as I will in a second—but I'm cool with that if you are. As for now, know this: I think that the owner of this BTTF replica would like to go back in time, take that bid and run. Then again, that would mean his DeLorean time-machine actually works, which would make even half-a-million bucks seem worth less than .01 jigawatts…

Affordable Fun at the California Automobile Museum

On: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:04PM | By: Gary P Garry

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If you want to see a veritable treasure trove of classic cars of every type all assembled in one place, you may want to take a trip to Sacramento to visit the California Automobile Museum.

Plug-in Power! The Saleen Tesla Model S

On: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:06PM | By: Teddy Field

Plug-in Power! The Saleen Tesla Model S test 1-1

When you say “Saleen” around a car nerd, they'll probably think of a feral Mustang, wrapped in an outlandish bodykit. Saleen has been tuning Ford's pony cars for so long, it's hard to imagine the “Saleen” name attached to anything else. But that's about to change, as the legendary tuner launches a new kind of hot rod. One with a plug, and a battery pack, and an outlandish bodykit. Times are changing, and Saleen's changing too. Say hello then, to the Saleen Tesla Model S.

Ford Has the Ultimate in Luxury Travel

On: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:32PM | By: Karen Cook

Ford Has the Ultimate in Luxury Travel test 1-1

Ford gives the taxi and shuttle industries an upgrade with its new concept vehicle, the Transit Skyliner; and for many levels of traveler it offers the ultimate in comfortable transportation.


On: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 3:29PM | By: Karen Cook


The shape of the automobile has changed over the years in order to better fit our lifestyles, do less damage to the environment, and sometimes just to look cooler. Most of the time these designs are meant to be useful and attractive. Sometimes, though, they just look strange. I present to you a handful of vehicles made by actual manufacturers that were just too over the top to be mass produced. Keep in mind while you peruse that even though there was no mass production, these vehicles were actually made.