This ain’t your little brothers’ tricycle: Lazareth’s Triazuma is a chimera of sorts, borrowing a 180BHP engine from an ’06 Yamaha R1. No anti-lock brakes or traction control, so hang on.
Being green never looked as hot as Pete Bethune’s Earthrace trimaran boat, which runs on biodiesel. It recently circled the globe in 60 days and 23 hours, setting a new world record.
As if the stock Audi R8 wasn’t enough: here’s a GT3 racer version with rear wheel drive and a six-speed sequential tranny. It’ll also get a specially designed front and rear wing.
The Dirtsurfer Freestyle BMX is a hybrid skateboard and bike. Like a bike, it’s more stable at speed; unlike a skateboard, it can handle all sorts of terrain with its 16″ tires.
Limited to only 500 cars, the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider is based on the 8C Competizione. It tops out at 180 mph and is fitted with a fabric top and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.
We love the refined lines of this Fairlady Z concept by automotive graphics expert Jacek of Iacoski Design. It’s a tasteful blend of the original Nissan 240Z, the current 350Z and recent GT-R.
The X-Bow looks like an amped-up go-cart, but this mini roadster packs a 220hp turbo 2.0 liter from Audi (with up to 300hp). KTM hopes to bring a street legal version to the US soon.
The Soularc Board is a funky marriage of skateboarding and surfing. It’s made possible by the below-deck composite spring, which makes riders feel like they’re carving a wave — on land.
GM has a slew of official pics for the upcoming 2011 Chevy Cruze, which will replace the Cobalt. The compact car will debut in Europe first, which is ironic since it’ll be made in Ohio.
Temple of VTEC has a good writeup of their first impressions with the new 2009 Honda Fit. It’s no Lightning GT, but a “real” VTEC engine and stiffer body structure mean more driving fun.
Jake Loniak is just a college junior, but he has a bright future ahead with this wearable motorcycle concept. At high speeds, this form-fitting trike angles forward to reduce air resistance.
Rolled out recently at Pebble Beach, Volkswagen’s CC Gold Coast Edition gets a special “tri-coat” of paint with gold, brown and silver tones, 19″ propeller rims and a ground effects package.
The Lunocet Monofin is an underwater version of the Monza Ferrari concept, except it’s real. Designed for (fast) scuba diving, the Monofin hits speeds of up to 8 mph and weighs only 2.5 lbs.
Like a futuristic starfighter, Iman Maghsoudi’s Monza Ferrari concept actually changes shape depending on your speed; the wing-like design creates lift, much like an airplane.
Cadillac continues to make strides in the sheet metal department with its much anticipated 2010 CTS Coupe. You can see it in person at the November LA Auto Show.
Like the Lightning GT, the RONN Scorpion is a sports car with a twist: it’s a hydrogen fuel-injected hybrid paired with an Acura V6. It makes its own hydrogen with water and gets up to 40 mpg.
We like Areaware’s Strida bicycle for what it doesn’t do: it won’t take up a lot of space because it folds away, and it won’t soil your clothes with grease thanks to its clean Kevlar belt.
Even if you’re not a fan of Mercedes or aero kits, it’s hard not to stare longingly at the SL65 AMG Black Series; these photos were snapped at the North American debut of the Ferrari California.
The Extreme Gravity Car by Volvo takes soap-box derby racing to, well, extremes. For one, they flip the rider on their stomach and face them forward; the racer can hit up to 35 mph.
Depreciation is a big issue for most used vehicles, but probably not for this Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT Coupe. If your beater can do 0-60 in 3 seconds, give us a call and we’ll deal.
Biofueled engines? Check. Ice penetrating radar? Check. Propellers? Lotus’ Concept Ice Vehicle is an Antarctic explorers’ dream; it scouts ahead for heavier support vehicles.
It’s the ultimate test-drive: Ferrari’s FXX program has chosen only three worthy (and stinkin’ rich) drivers to try out their 860hp V12 Evoluziones. There’s one in Europe and two in Hong Kong.
COSMIC MOTORS is a fantastic, albeit fictional look at spaceships and their totally smokin’ pilots. It’s written by Daniel Simon, who in real life has worked for Bugatti and Lamborghini.
For 2009, Audi’s RS6 sports sedan gets a twin-turbo V10 with 580 HP and 479 lb-ft, launching this all-wheel drive monster from 0-100 kph in 4.5 seconds. Available in mid-October.
Like something out of Minority Report, this two-seater BMW concept by Italian design students sports suicide doors, zero emissions and a glass greenhouse. Tom Cruise not included.
Dubbed the “Baby Ferrari”, the California is a hardtop convertible with a 4.3L flat V8 that puts out 454 hp. Appropriately enough, it was recently spotted in San Francisco’s North Beach.
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