Ahead of the 2008 Detroit auto show, Chrysler released sketches of three concept cars it will put on display. The cars come from the three main Chrysler brands, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep, and offer a glimpse into the future of each make. A commitment to environmentalism and future power-train design is shown in that each concept runs on electricity.
Remember when Farmer Brown would break out the 12-gauge loaded with rock salt to chase you out of his watermelon patch? Today he could take care of you and other varmints with this weaponized version of the self-stabilized unmanned mini-copter put out by Neural Robotics.
The AutoCopter uses patented "intelligent neural network-based flight control algorithms" for automated flight control, making it the easiest mini-unmanned helicopter to fly and the hardest to crash, according to an article in Defense Review.
Best of all, it's armed with the Auto Assault-12 Full-Auto Shotgun by Military Police Systems, an innovative double-ought … Read more
Koenigsegg released more details on its special edition CCX and CCXR cars.
While the car will not be officially unveiled until the 2008 Geneva auto show in March, the company has released some early images and a full set of specs for fans to salivate over.
Both versions of the limited-edition run will feature a 5-liter twin supercharged engine with 6-speed plus reverse gearbox. Both models will go 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds. The CCX tops out at 245 mph, while the biofuel CCXR tops out at 250 mph.
But you better act fast if you have the 1,… Read more
Having shown prowess on the rally circuit with its Lancer Evo series, Mitsubishi turns to road performance with its Concept-RA. The company teased us today with some sketches of what its new concept car will look like: a very low-slung coupe that reminded us of the Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe shown at the recent LA Auto Show. From Mitsubishi's press release on its new concept, the car's specifications are complete. It uses an aluminum space frame to keep weight down and all Mitsubishi's current electronic road-holding tech, such as Super All Wheel Control, Active Steering, Active Damping, … Read more
It's not that we're paranoid or anything, but we're certain that covert surveillance cameras are everywhere in our midst. It doesn't help that we're keenly aware of all the pen cameras, pen camcorders, and even pen DVRs on Crave.
Finally, there's a writing instrument designed to fight back against the secret societies that threaten our privacy. The "Auto Detective Pen" from Chinavasion will supposedly start flashing like crazy if it detects wireless signals within a 10-meter radius that could be used to operate spy cams and other clandestine gadgetry. As Uber-Review says, … Read more
Historians, take note: Honda's FCX is the first hydrogen-fuel-cell car in production. Get a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto Show.
Lincoln reaches back to make its first car in ages that we can really call gorgeous. Get a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto Show.
Get a first look of the Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR from the 2007 LA Auto Show.
Now you know the car biz has gone green crazy: The Cadillac Escalade comes in a hybrid model! Get a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto Show.
Take a look at what is probably greatest high-tech instrument panel ever designed. Get a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto Show.