The Space Shuttle is up for replacement soon, and with it a new fleet of NASA spacecraft will be taking us to the Moon and beyond; check out this 3D infographic, courtesy NYT.
The Challenger may wallow around the twisties, but this Hurst HEMI version is easily forgiven; golden racing pinstripes and matching prototype wheels on white scream retro-sexy.
Questionable yellow pinstriping aside, this tuned Nissan GT-R concept by Cobra Tech has us drooling over its 3.5s 0-60 time, made possible by ECU, pressure and air intake mods.
Very few things are more indulgent than taking a 2010 BMW Z4 and using it to paint tire tracks on a gigantic canvas; still, it’s worth watching for the hard-top sequence at the end.
Take your gaming on the road with this converted Suzuki SX4, whose dash has been modified to accommodate two Xbox 360s; the integrated controlled on the wheel is sick!
If Santa’s Rocket Sleigh wasn’t enough, this Super Sled by Ky Michaelson (known as The Rocketman) is a Radio Flyer with aluminum rails and an actual rocket strapped to the back.
Economic troubles aside, the second-gen 2010 Chevy Equinox is looking pretty good; Sitting on the Theta platform, choose between a 21/30 mpg Ecotec 4-cylinder or a 3.0L V6.
Mannerspielplatz is a German theme park that literally translates to “men’s playground,” with everything from Hummers and ATVs to earthmovers and helicopters.
With an enormous snout only a mother could love, the first Donkervoort D8 GT is road-ready; made with Kevlar and carbon fiber, it weights just 1,400 pounds with an Audi 1.8 Turbo.
This Subaru Legacy Concept teaser doesn’t show much, but what it does show is tantalizing: stacked headlights and a chunky grill point to the future of the 20 year old Legacy model.
Made by local Kansas City Santa Dick Conkling , this Rocket Sleigh is actually a 1970 VW microbus with a hot-rod painted jet engine, LCD lights and a 5,000 watt sound system.
Celebrating Maserati’s Indy win 70 years ago, the Quattroporte Sport GT S eschews visual cues for a 4.7L V8 with 433hp, throaty exhaust, stiffer springs and single rate dampers.
Project Kahn’s tricked-out Lotus Elise gets all the usual aero-kit niceties, but the real goods are improved performance, with a billet exhaust, sports springs and 28-stage dampers.
We’ve been nonchalant about the Dodge Challenger’s retro stylings, but these LeMans GT racing renders by the custom car designers at Vizualtech bring the musclecar to life.
Volvo’s staid design language takes a backseat with this 2010 Volvo S60 concept, due to bow at the Detroit Auto Show; an angular fascia + high shoulder line = sporty Swedes.
Their time might be better spent avoiding a bailout, but checkout these Ford, Nissan, Bentley and Rolls-Royce proposals for futuristic, revamped versions of Santa’s Sleigh.
Get your racing helmets ready: the windshield-less McLaren SLR Stirling Moss will debut in Detroit, with a top speed of 217mph, a 650hp 5.5L V8 and retractable air brake.
The winner of 2008′s Good Design Award, the Vandenbrink GTO is a Dutch creation with gorgeous Italian lines and the soul of an American musclecar; it’s got 750hp under the hood.
With a spaghetti western setup followed by trippy euro beats, Anders Backman’s video of the Gotland Ring in Sweden is pure automotive sex; Lambos and Porsches never looked so good.
Wild and vulgar in all the right ways, the Danish-designed Zenvo ST1 is an angular beast with the chops to back it up: it’s powered by a turbo- and supercharged 7.0L V8 with 1,104hp.
Top Gear pits the electric Tesla Roadster versus its gas guzzling Lotus Elise twin in the video above; it kicks butt with a 0-60 of 3.9s, but is anemic with only 55 miles on a charge.
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