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Toyota FCV Hits The Track At The 2014 Japanese Rally Championship

Don't let the rally stripes fool you, this otherwise race-ready Toyota FCV won't actually be competing at the 2014 Japanese Rally Championship. Instead, the highly anticipated fuel cell vehicle has been limited to checking out the course as a road safety service “zero car”.

2015 Cadillac SRX To Be Made In China With Smaller Engines & Lower Pricing

A “Made In China” sticker on my new Cadillac SRX? It's more likely than you think, or at least it will be in 2015 when the Shanghai-GM joint venture company begins manufacturing the popular luxury mid-size crossover SUV in a brand new factory outside Shanghai.

ZelectricBug Updates Classic VW Beetles For A Fossil Fuel Free World

ZelectricBug gives vintage VWs an extreme EV makeover that actually improves upon the original gasoline-engined classic. With a top speed of over 90mph, a range of 90-110 miles between charges and the promise of absolutely NO maintenance, the ZelectricBug brings out the best from this well-loved blast from the past.

Caped Cruise-saders: The Top Ten Low-Budget DIY Batmobiles

Has the Dark Knight fallen on hard times? Did Bruce Wayne raise the rent on the Batcave, forcing his alter-ego to rent a roll-up garage in Philly? Times may be tough in Gotham City but a crimefighter's still gotta get to the scene of the crime, amiright? Tune in next, er, right now for ten low-budget Batmobiles that won't require Robin a bank.

Porsche Headlights Stolen & Held For Ransom In Russia

Your money or your lights! Porsche drivers in Russia are paying the former for the latter, victims of a scam that sees their expensive rides' easily-removed headlights heisted and held for ransom.

GM China Launches New Buick Envision SUV, Spells “Buick” Wrong

GM's new Buick Envision is supposed to be a mid-size luxury crossover but Shanghai GM evidently didn't get that memo, misspelling the brand name as “Bulck” during this week's Chinese launch event. DOH!

Nike And Teague Team Up To Design The Athlete's Plane

That's right--Teague, along with the help of Nike, designed a plane just for athletes. You've heard of a "home team advantage," right? That advantage isn't so much about the court or the enthusiastic crowd. It's about the fact that the away team has to travel and to experience the stresses of travel. The Athlete's Plane was made to eliminate that "home team advantage."

Haulers For Help: Ten More Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

Everyone loves the trucks of Walmart (with the possible exception of Tracy Morgan) but these ten custom pick-em-ups could drive even the most cheerful greeter to tears.

SONY Gets Into The Car Parts Biz With A High-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras

SONY, known for their groundbreaking Walkman music player and other innovative audiovisual devices, figures it's time to stop walking and get behind the wheel instead. Scheduled for mass-production in December of 2015, the IMX224MQV CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras is the company's first component approved for use in the commercial automotive sector.

New Toyota Ponam-31 Sports Utility Cruiser Goes Where No Cars Have Gone Before

If you're prone to stating “Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads,” either your name's Doc Brown or you're the proud owner of a new Toyota Ponam-31. This 31-ft long, twin-engined “sports utility cruiser” seats 12 comfortably and yes, as a matter of fact it IS a boat.