• Every Lamborghini Is In This One GIF

    Lamborghini was started by mechanic Ferruccio Lamborghini and orginally manufactured tractors. The company was very successful, allowing Lamborghini to amass an impressive collection of cars, including several Ferraris. When the clutch broke on one of his Ferraris, Lamborghini realized it was the same clutch he used in his tractors. He went to Ferrari and demanded a better quality clutch. They refused and told him that as a tractor manufacturer he had no understanding sports cars. So Lamborghini set out to prove Ferrari wrong. Over the next 50 years, Lamborghini produced some of the most iconic cars in the world. To celebrate the manufacturer, PartCatalog.com created this GIF featuring every Lamborghini model. Well, almost every model. As Wired pointed out, the LM002 SUV is nowhere to be found. Thank God.

  • A Hideous 3D-Printed Car Hits The Road In China

    Considering China’s WinSun Technologies recently 3D-printed apartment buildings, a car should be no problem. And apparently, it isn’t, as Sanya Si Hai 3D Technology, Ltd. has 3D-printed China’s first automobile. Dubbed “Shuya,” the frame of the car was printed with a composite material with the powerfully-named color “tyrant gold.” Shuya is powered by an electric motor and the 1100-pound vehicle can reach speeds of 25 mph. The two-seater is about 12 feet long and 5 feet wide and cost $1770 to create. Let’s just hope the manufacturer consults a creative team when it comes to the next model.

  • The Air Force Made a Stealth Super-car You’ll Never See Coming

    The Air Force isn’t just advanced laser warfare and sound barrier breaking aircrafts, sometimes they like to have fun with cars too. So they built the Dodge Vapor, a matte black muscle car with Air Force accents, because not every military ground vehicle has to be a Hummer. So not only does it’s fine matte finish actually look bad-ass, but according to the Air Force is absorbs radar, and is designed to emulate planes like the F-117. The “web-cam” mounted on top of the roof is actually a state of the art 360-degree thermo-survalence camera, the “command center” on the dashboard include 3 large LCD monitors that control, thermal imaging, GPS, internet access and stealth exhaust, not to mention a thermal-scanning camera mounted to the bumper that leads to a windshield heads up display for dark stealth purposes. Oh and some carbon fiber tire caps, just in case you enemy is trying to take out your brake line.   

  • This Driverless Car Is En Route From San Francisco To New York

    Delphi Automotive, one of the leaders in automotive electronics and safety systems, is currently making history with the first coast-to-coast road trip of a driverless vehicle. The specially-equipped Audi SQ5 SUV will capture 2.3 terabytes of data over the 3,500-mile journey using four short-range radars, three vision-based cameras, six lidars, a localization system, and a driver assistance program. If you catch a glimpse of Delphi’s Audi on the highway, don’t be afraid that it suddenly turns Decepticon and tries to run you off the road. There are at least two drivers in the car at all times to take over in case of an emergency or through construction zones. Also, just to be cautious, the car will not drive at night and will only be on the road about eight hours per day. Delphi expects the car to arrive in New York City before the start of the New York International Auto Show April 3. Until then, you can keep up with the vehicle’s progress on Twitter @DelphiAuto.

  • This 1907 ‘Strap-Tank’ Harley Davidson Will get $1,000,000 at Auction

    In 1901 the three Davidson brothers, plus William Harley set out to build a motorized bicycle and each year they’re dream became more of a reality. In 1907 their first mass produced models were known as the ‘strap tank,’ for the nickel-plated steel bands suspending the fuel and oil tanks from the frame. That year they built 150 machines and displayed a V-twin prototype that February at the Chicago Automobile Show. “These earliest Harley-Davidson ‘strap tank’ models are the rarest and most coveted of all Milwaukee machinery, and this 1907 model is one of the first 207 built, including the prototypes. The serial number (#2037) suggests it is the 37th Harley-Davidson built in 1907, making it their 94th machine ever built, including the two prototypes.” as Mecum Auctions notes. The bike will go up for auction this friday and is estimated to get $800,000 – $1,000,000, but you can’t really put a price on history can you?  

  • 5 Facts You Should Know About the $2.8M Ferrari FXX K Hypercar

    In case you’re unfamiliar, the Ferrari FXX-K is a high performance race car and prototype built by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello, Italy and designed by architect Flavio Manzoni director of Centro Stile Ferrari, not street legal. You could say they took the restrictor plate off this red dragon. It’s roughly $2.8 Million and ownership lasts 2 years, before you need to re-up. Ferrari hasn’t set a price to re-up… Because they don’t need to.

  • Spy Shots of James Bond’s Aston Martin for ‘Spectre’ are Drool Worthy

    Over the span of James Bond’s 23 feature films a series of custom Aston Martin’s have graced the screen. Goldfinger, Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall have all featured the beautiful curves and contours of the automobile. Now, thanks to the franchise’s Twitter, we can see some rough shots of Bond’s new toy for Spectre, the 24th official Bond picture. The Aston Martin DB10 is a bespoke two-door coupé made specifically for the film is a true thing of beauty. Only 10 of these cars were produced specifically for the movie Recently 007 took his shiny new toy to Rome from London to film a chase scene and a possible race as well. The DB10 will take on a Jaguar C-X75, another car unavailable to the public after Jaguar cancelled production. Maybe after demand goes up for these cars, their auto manufacturer’s will have a second thought.

  • Volvo May Be Way More Ahead of Self-Driving Technology than Everyone Else

    Volvo is set to start testing a full fleet of autonomous vehicles in 2017 on the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden, where the company calls home. Volvo quietly paved the way for self braking cars, which other car companies have more than boasted about, and now their quietly delving into the self driving industry. With a company like Volvo, safety has been priority number one for it’s entire history. So with the future (and present) in mind, they came to the conclusion of taking the most dangerous aspect of driving out of the equation; humans. Volvo’s careful approach takes a page out of aircraft engineering, creating a series of back up systems that come into play if another fails. Cameras, oh so many cameras. Oh and sensors, too. So many sensors. Cameras and sensors working in unison with radar and laser systems precisely map out everything on the road, from lane markers to traffic hazards to other vehicles. The series of cameras can visually triangulate objects’ relative positioning using a trifocal camera, which simultaneously views the world in swaths of 140, 45, and 34 degrees. Ultrasonic sensors serve two distinct purposes for use, very low-speed driving – like parking- and last-second emergencies, like more »

  • The Corvette Z06 Is A Supercar For People Who Aren’t Saudi Princes

    Are you in the market for a supercar but your price range is a tad restricted on account of not being born into a family of oil tycoons? Fear not, General Motors has you covered. Starting at just $80,000, Chevrolet’s 2015 Corvette Z06 is giving car reviewers the world over whiplash as they watch it destroy other supercars that cost at least three times as much. With a 650 horsepower V8 engine, the Z06 goes 0 to 60 in under three seconds. And when you need to stop, the Z06 brakes from 60 in under 100 feet, the best of GM’s lineup. Available in both an 8-speed automatic and 7-speed manual transmission, EPA estimates peg the automatic at 13 city and 29 highway mpg while the manual earns an impressive 17 city and 29 highway mpg. Convertible fans rejoice, for the first time since 1963, Chevrolet is offering the Z06 as a coupe or convertible, the only 650 horsepower car on the road to do so. There are also plenty of upgrades to choose from, including a Z07 package with a larger front splitter and transparent rear spoiler. Inside the car you have a choice of 10 different interior colors more »

  • Dubai Police Ad Or New “The Fast And The Furious” Trailer?

    We’ve shared the over-the-top fleet of the Dubai Police numerous times over the years, but now the most obnoxiously extravagant emirate has kicked it up a notch with this ad showcasing their awesomely ostentatious cars. The ad features the Dubai Police’s newest addition, a 167 mph 2015 Lexus RC F. As amazing as it would be to chase down baba ghanoush smugglers in the sports cars, the fleet is mostly used for patrolling the tourist areas and as an opulent attraction itself. They’re nice and everything, but do they have any Ford Fusions like the NYPD?

  • Jaguar-Land Rover Unveil Bad-Ass Trio of Cars for New James Bond Spectre Movie

    James Bond’s cars are as synonymous with 007 movies as his martinis. For Bond’s upcoming 24th flick Spectre, Jaguar’s stunning C-X75 hypercar will star alongside a Land Rover and Range Rover. Although the C-X75 will never hit the production line, the 888hp (900) Jaguar C-X75 hybrid will likely be used by the villain of Spectre, with the film cars built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire, England. Heavily modified versions of the classic Land Rover Defender and the 542hp supercharged V8 Range Rover Sport SVR will also be seen throughout the film According to the Jaguar-Land Rover group, the two SUVs were created by the company’s Special Operations division and feature “huge 37-inch diameter off-road tyres to tackle the extreme terrain” along with “bespoke suspension systems and enhanced body protection”. Daniel Craig, will drive a new one-off Aston Martin model named DB10. Spectre is due in cinemas on November 6, 2015.

  • The New Ford GT is The Best Car Detroit Ever Saw

    Ford has just unveiled the absolute best care that’s ever donned the Ford emblem. The GT supercar which is an ultra-high-performance car, set for a 2016 production date, features a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower, advanced light-weight and aerodynamic technology. The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.

  • Mercedes-Benz F105 Autonomous Concept

    This year will very likely be the year autonomous cars breakthrough into the mainstream, with Tesla, Google, BMW and now Mercedes delving into to the world of self driving cars. Though most claim to be street ready, most companies are taking baby steps toward fully autonomous, like a self braking or parking system. Mercedes newest concept, the F105 Autonomous concept is the newest to hit the floors of a car show near you. The lounge like interior features exterior LED fields to indicate control mode, a seamless, monolithic exterior, six display screens that respond to gestures, eye tracking, and touch. The electric hybrid system has a total range of 1,100 kilometres, including around 200 kilometres of battery-powered driving and around 900 kilometres on the electricity from the fuel cell. This enables the F 015 Luxury in Motion to cover distances similar to those of a comparable diesel-engined car, but purely on electric power with zero local emissions.

  • Jaguar Showcases Augmented Reality Windshields [Video]

    Jaguar Land Rover, the UK-based auto manufacturer owned by India’s Tata Motors, has developed an incredible new kind of windscreen or, as we call it in the President’s English, windshield. First of all, the 360 degree windshield eliminates any blind spots. The roof pillars that usually obscure the driver’s view are fitted with screens that show just what it looks like outside, offering the driver an uninterrupted view of their surroundings. Another bit of awesomeness is the “Follow Me” Ghost Car Navigation that displays a simulated car ahead of you so you can safely navigate without having to look down at your GPS. Hopefully further down the line Jaguar will offer some DLC that transforms the other cars on the road into Mario Kart characters.

  • Vintage Cars On The Streets Of NYC [38 Photos]

    You’ve either got to be crazy or possess a great insurance plan if you park your classic car on the streets of New York. Between the heavily salted roads in winter and the insane drivers who think nothing of a hit and run no matter the season, chances are your vintage vehicle isn’t going to last long. But sometimes a classic ride is just too nice to give up—even if most folks wouldn’t give your “beater” a second look. And as someone who drove a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 for many years, I totally understand.

  • Make A Beer Run In Bandit’s Trans Am When It Hits The Auction Block Next Month

    Looking to distract the law while your buddy runs a truck full of Coors through Texas? Probably not, since Colorado Kool-Aid has been available east of the Mississippi since the 80s, but if you did, you’d most definitely want to do it in the iconic black 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that Burt Reynolds drove in Smokey and the Bandit, which hits the auction block next month from Mecum Aucitons. Burt Reynolds actually owned the Trans Am from 2005 to 2009, complete with custom California plate reading “BANDT22.” The Starlight Black Pontiac features gold pinstriping, “snowflake” aluminum wheels, and Bandit embroidery in the headrests of the leather seats. The car has also been upgraded with an Eclipse CD stereo so you can blast Jerry Reed while driving through Texarkana. But that’s not the only Hollywood car up for auction. Also up for grabs is a 1978 Pontiac Firebird that you might recognize from The Rockford Files. James Garner drove many gold Pontiac’s throughout the cars run, beginning with an Esprit in 1974, but this was the final Firebird model used in the show, which ended in 1980. Apparently star James Garner didn’t like the new front end Pontiac introduced in 1979. more »

  • The Flying Car is Real and It Is Wonderful

    Slovakian firm AeroMobil has created what’s simply been a concept prototype in the past. The current model, flying car prototype 3.0 is now being tested using real flight conditions in the Slovak Federation of Ultra-Light Flying, and is now entered a regular flight-testing program. The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype is very close to the final product. It is predominantly built from the same materials as the final product, such as advanced composite materials for the body shell, wings, and wheels. It also contains all the main features that will be incorporated into the final product, such as avionics equipment, autopilot and an advanced parachute deployment system.

  • The New Audi R8 Competition is as Stunning as it is Rare

    This car will break hearts. Since the complete redesign of the R8, Audi racing models haven’t made much of a splash, but with the newly unveiled supercharged version of the R8 sure to raise some eyebrows, the German automaker is back in the drivers seat. It’s  V10 FSI engine, growls with 570 horsepower going from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. You literally can’t do anything in 3.2 seconds. You just can’t. We’re sure the R8’s robust use of matte carbon had something to do with that. Limited to just 60 models in the U.S. the R8 comes out of the gate as an endangered species, so if you see one, better take a mental snapshot.

  • Ferrari to Handpick 6 Invitation-Only Suitors for New Sergio

    Ferrari is handpicking 6 lucky people a chance to purchase their newest uber-exclusive Sergio. Design firm, Pininfarina is partnering up with automaker and creating only six Sergios, estimated to cost millions each. Ferrari told CNNMoney it pre-sold all six vehicles to deep-pocketed die-hard Ferrari fans in the U.S., Europe and Asia. If you haven’t received a call from Ferrari yet, you’ll have to wait until one hits the open market, which will likely be never. “It’s as far removed from mass production as you can get,” said Ferrari spokesperson Jason Harris. Each chosen owner will help design and create many details of their completely custom, handcrafted italian super-car. Each car has already found an owner, who’s committed to purchasing one without the final concept designs have been finalized. A large price to pay for a car without a windshield. Even so, a work of art rarer than an African white rhino.

  • AeroMobil 3.0 Hits The Streets And Takes To The Skies [6 Photos]

    Slovakian firm AeroMobil has been working on developing a flying car since 1990. While many of us have given up hope on being able to fly out of a traffic jam, AeroMobil has kept the dream alive. They have now completed the third generation of their craft and will show it off October 29 at Australia’s Pioneers Festival. The flying car can reach a top speed of 100 mph on the road and 124 mph in the sky. The 992-pound vehicle also has a seat for a passenger. If you don’t believe the AeroMobil is the real deal, check out the photos and video below. And for more info, including technical specs, visit AeroMobil.

  • James Bond’s Favorite Car Company Just Made One Fit For a Villain; The Aston Martin Lagonda Sedan

    Aston Martin is known for making beautiful, boastful sports cars you can’t help but picture your self in, swerving around the contours of Monaco or Lake Como. Their newest model, however, is the antithesis of that,  a long, low grounded sedan with a sleek, yet unequivocally sexy hand-crafted, carbon fiber body. Did we mention the hand-stitched leather seats? No, we didn’t mention the wall-to-wall premium hand-stitched leather seats. If you must drive it, you’ll be able to clock up to 175 MPH with it’s V12, but this looks like a car to be driven in. Guessing it will be in the next Bond movie set to hit theaters next year. Here’s the unfortunate part, The ultra-exclusive Aston Martin Lagonda will be sold only in the Middle East, and only by invitation for a price that has not been disclosed. Deliveries begin in the first quarter of 2015.

  • This Man Builds The Dumbest Cars We’ve Ever Seen. And We Wish We Had Them All [20 Photos]

    Sudhakar Yadav of Hyderabad, India has made hundreds of silly cars, including those shaped as a hamburger, toilet, and even a condom, just for the fun of it. Made of salvaged scrap metal, each vehicle costs between $1500 and $2500 to produce. He doesn’t sell the vehicles, but he does display them at his Sudha Cars Museum, attracting up to 1000 visitors each day. He built his first car at age 14 and has created hundreds of quirky vehicles in the 30 years since. They’re incredibly silly…but we really want to race them in a Mario Kart sort of competition.

  • The First Saltwater-Powered Car Hits European Roads

    Nanoflowcell, makers of the Quant e-Sportlimousine which debuted at the Geneva Motorshow 2014, are now one step closer to getting their car on the road. German certification organization TÜV SÜD has approved the Quant for testing on German roads. With Nanoflowcell now closer than ever into turning the car into a production vehicle, there is more interest than ever in its unique saltwater-powered technology. the Quant e-Sportlimousine is powered by an electrochemical reaction created by combining two liquids containing metallic salts. Next the soultions are sent to a fuel cell, where the electricity can then be stored in capacitors to power the car’s four electric motors. And those motors deliver some power! Nanoflowcell reports the car can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a range of up to 373 miles. But the best part? It has gull-wing doors! For more info, check out Nanoflowcell.

  • The US Marshals Are Auctioning This Incredible Classic Car Collection

    Crime doesn’t pay. At least not in the long run. But it certainly does for a little while and while it’s paying, you might as well enjoy your ill-gotten gains. David Nicoll was one such slimeball whose crimes made him a millionaire and he enjoyed every minute of it. As head of Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services, he would bribe doctors to send their patients for testing they didn’t require then bill insurers and the government extravagant amounts. With the millions he made, he was quick to spend it on strippers, cars, and Jets tickets. It couldn’t last forever and Nicoll was arrested last year. His cars were seized by the US Marshals and will go up for auction September 12 in Lodi, New Jersey, home of the fictional Bada Bing strip club where Nicoll would have undoubtedly conducted business with Tony Soprano if he could. The incredible collection of classic cars includes a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, 1967 and 1970 Ford Mustangs, and 3 Yenko Chevrolets: a ’69 Camaro, ’69 Nova, and ’70 Chevelle. Unfortunately, no slack-jawed yokels will be allowed to spectate during the auction, so these photos are as close as we’ll get to these great cars, but if more »

  • Electric Supercar Unveiled…And It’s Not A Tesla

    Each year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the well-to-do show off their collections of pristine, classic cars and occasionally a new vehicle, aimed at that high-income market, is unveiled. This year’s unveiling was something never seen before from a company nobody had heard of—the Renovo Motors Coupe, an all-electric supercar. Renovo Motors has been working on the project for the last four years, but has managed to kept it secret until the the unveiling. They even went as far as only test driving the car at night! The Renovo Coupe is actually based on the Shelby CSX9000 coupe but with twin electric motors. Those electric motors churn out 500 horsepower and propel the supercar from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. Unfortunately, it tops out at 120 mph, and with a 100 mile rang, you’ll get about 15 to 20 minutes of hard drivingon the track before you need to charge up. But with a fast charger, you’ll be back at full power in just 30 minutes. Renovo will soon be taking preorders for the vehicle and aims to begin production in California in the second half of 2015. But with a price tag of $529,000 you may want to more »

  • Sorry Smokey, The New Dodge Charger Pursuit Cop Car Will Not be Out-Run

    Dodge released their new Charger SRT Hellcat this week and speed freaks went absolutely bonkers for it, but just be aware if you decide to purchase one of these speed demons, Johnny Law won’t be far behind with a suped up Hellcat (if you can imagine that). With 370 horses and a Hemi V8, the Pursuit is just dying for a high speed chase. The brakes also have a serious upgrade with the front fascia actually includes brake ducts—a feature normally reserved only for cars that see the harshest track duties. Along with a special gear shifter on the steering wheel to make room for laptops and donut boxes (we had to), the seats are also custom able to adjust to an officer with a gun or radio on their belt. Oh and did we mention the steel trunk and bullet proof doors? Yeah it’s a beast. Don’t mess with it.

  • The First Ever Bacon Powered Motorcycle is Fast and Delicious

    You’ve seen engines that can run on used cooking oil, we’ll this is similar except for the unmistakable aroma of bacon. The Hormel Black Label Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle is the first of it’s kind, with a beautiful aesthetic based on the T800 CDI motorcycle from Dutch company E.V.A Products. The t800’s 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine has been specially modeified to run on strictly bacon grease (probably just 100% biodiesel) which exhausts that amazing smell of everyone’s favorite breakfast meat. The bike also comes with a lowered suspension, modified frame and pigskin leather saddle. Beware, every dog for 3 miles will probably be chasing after you on this wild-hog. Driven by Bacon.

  • Joe Strummer’s ’63 T-Bird Is For Sale On Ebay

    The Clash’s eponymous debut in 1977 was one of the biggest albums announcing the arrival of punk rock. Available only as an import in the US until 1979, the album still managed to sell over 100,000 copies stateside in those two years. Even on that debut album, The Clash illustrated their depths as musicians with reggae and 50s rock-tinged songs. Over the next decade they would experiment with those styles along with rap, dub, rockabilly, and many others until disbanding in 1986. Afterwards, frontman Joe Strummer would go on to work with Big Audio Dynamite, The Pogues, and his own band, The Mescaleros. Sadly, Strummer unexpectedly passed away in 2002 at the age of 50, leaving behind a wife, two daughters…and a 1963 Ford Thunderbird. Strummer bought the car in 1987 and it served as his daily ride until his passing. Despite being used for family road trips, the T-Bird still looks to be in great shape and now it can be yours. The car went up for auction on eBay August 11 with an opening bid of $15,000. Bidding ends August 21, and at the time of this writing has already reached $22,000. The car is fully loaded in more »

  • This Armored Mercedes Is a Must-Have For Ruthless Despots [7 Photos]

    What do you do if you’re a 1%er who wants to go for a joyride through the slums of abandoned McMansions in that nearby post-apocalyptic gated community? Your regular Mercedes just won’t cut it. You’ll be pulled out of your car and torn to shreds by mobs of former middle managers who lost their 401(k)s. No, what you need is the new armored S-Class sedan from Mercedes. The 2015 S600 Guard features the same 6-liter, twin-turbo, V12 engine as the S600, but now all that engine has to move a car weighed down with a “special steel” stuffed between the body and outer skin. Upgrades were made to the transmission, suspension, and brakes to make sure this 3-ton behemoth can get going and stop without any problems. All the windows are reinforced with polycarbonate so as to be bullet resistant. An emergency fresh air system is also built in for especially sticky situations. And all the comforts of the S-600, including rear foot rests, are still intact! But with a base price of $166,900, you better have a pretty big price on your head before buying one of these beauties.

  • Arab Millionaires Bring Their Supercars On London Vacation [13 Photos]

    Knightsbridge, the upscale residential and retail district in central London, is where wealthy Arab playboys flock each summer during a period known as “The Season.” In a most opulent display, the millionaires bring along their supercars, including Ferraris and Bugattis, parking them wherever they will get the most attention, often ignoring parking laws. Each year “The Season” brings complaints from residents who have to deal with the ostentatious visitors revving and racing their cars all through the night. Also, the London elite are probably jealous of the badass cars that even they can’t afford. At least the show makes for a great photo op!

  • 2015 Indian Scout Motorcycle

    The Indian line of motorcycles has gone through a resurgence over the past few years breaking the Roadmaster, Chief and Chieftain out of vintage days and back on to the assembly line. And for it’s next trick Polaris will rejuvenate the Indian Scout, a beautiful new rendition 70 years in the making. The 2015 Scout will have a cast aluminum frame weighing in at about 560 lbs. The tan leather bucket seat is the real eye catcher, lying in between a 61.5-inch wheelbase and a 31-degree lean angle, with a signature Indian triangle shape. 1133cc V-twin engine will boast 100 horsepower and 71 pound-feet of torque through a six-speed overdrive transmission all for around $11,000. Grunt in approval.

  • One-Off Ferrari Expected To Fetch $20M At Auction

    In 2011, Gooding & Company auctioned a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa for $16.4 million, a world record amount. Now the world’s leading auto auction house is expecting to beat their own record with next month’s auction of a 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale. Estimates for the one-off Ferrari are over $20 million. The one of a kind car was the first 12-cylinder, mid-engine Ferrari designed as a road car. The unique vehicle features a three-seat layout with a near-center steering wheel. And somehow, despite being almost 60 years old, the 380hp supercar has hardly been driven, with less than 5,000 miles on the odometer. And I think my friend Ferris said you can shave some of those miles off by putting the car in reverse…

  • TBT: 80 Bizarre Concept Cars From The 80s

    For the most part, concept cars are never really meant to go into production. They are made to show off new technologies and radical new designs at car shows while gauging customer reaction. The concept cars of the 50s and 60s offered a quaint view of a Jetsons-like future, with big bubble domes, but as the 80s approached, manufacturers were seriously working on improvements in aerodynamics to increase fuel economy. This meant a lot of really weird looking, and mostly ugly, cars. Here are 80 concept cars that would have made great Hot Wheels when we were kids but as adults, we’re certainly glad we’re not driving around in them.

  • You Can Buy Elvis’s 1963 Rolls-Royce [6 Photos]

    How would you like to drive around in the limo that belonged to Elvis Presley in the 1960s? You’ll have the chance next month when his 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V hits the auction block. The limo, almost 20 feet long, features everything a rock star could ever need, with a Blaupunkt Koln radio, power windows, air conditioning, a microphone, a cabinet for booze, and a telephone. The car was originally midnight blue but when Elvis would visit his mother, her chickens would peck at their reflections in the finish. To hide the chips, Elvis had the car repainted in a light silver blue. Although he used the car quite often, the ever charitable superstar donated it to the SHARE charity in 1968 and it was auctioned off for $35,000. On August 14, Bonhams will auction the Rolls-Royce yet again, with an estimated $200,000-$300,000 price tag. Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising!

  • This 3-Wheeled Car May Be The Future Of Automobiles [8 Photos]

    Michigan-based auto manufacturer Elio Motors is aiming for a 2015 release date for their three-wheeled, two-passenger vehicle that could be the future of commuter travel. The $6800 car promises 84 mpg on the highway and 49 mpg around the city. Although it appears tiny, test drivers as tall as 6’8″ and as big as 365 pounds have comfortably fit inside the Elio. As far as safety, the car is equipped with three airbags, a reinforced roll-cage frame, and Anti-Lock Braking System. Elio is partnering with Pep Boys for servicing the vehicles, which means more than 800 service centers will be available nationwide. The car is currently touring the country with Elio taking reservations. So far, 22,000 people have signed up. If you’re also looking to ditch your gas-guzzler for this three-wheeled wonder, reserve one for yourself at Elio Motors.

 

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