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Urbee 2, the 3D-Printed Car That Will Drive Across the Country

It may look like a bean, but the hybrid car Urbee 2 can get hundreds of miles to the gallon—and it's made mostly via 3D printing. In two years, it could become the first such vehicle to drive across the United States.<p><b>In early 1903, physician and car enthusiast</b> Horatio Nelson Jackson accepted a $50 …

3D Printing

Man makes homemade 48cc V8 engine

Have you ever wondered what a mini V8 sounds like? Neither had we. But thanks to one man with an old mill and lathe who built one with a 0.48-liter capacity, we're happy to learn that a miniature V8 can still maintain a low-frequency, lopy idle.<p>Here's the little V8's impressive list of performance …

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1968 Volkswagen Bay Window Double-Cab

This 1968 Volkswagen Type II double-cab looks great and is said to run, drive, and stop well. It’s received a lot of work recently and is said to be …

Volkswagen

28-Years-Owned 1968 Fiat 500 Vignale Gamine

This 1968 Fiat 500 Vignale Gamine has been with the same owner for 28 years and has 21 horsepower. These strange little roadsters shared a similar …

Ford going bonkers at SEMA with 57 showcars

Ford always shows up in force at the SEMA Show, but this year's tally of 57 custom-tuned cars, trucks and vans is more than we can ever recall the Blue Oval bringing. Ford will introduce 28 of its project vehicles in its "Dreamcase" ahead of next month's show. The first batch of eight you'll find …

Panoz to kick off production of street-legal racecars this month

Panoz, an automaker that specializes in building endurance racers, has announced it will build you any of its machines - road car or racecar - for the street, <i>Endurance-Info</i> reports. That's great news for people who've always dreamed of driving a road-legal racecar, and even better news for people …

Time-Warp 1987 Chevrolet Sprint 1.0L Turbo

This 1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo is said to be a rust free, near mint example of this force-fed and Suzuki-built model. A rebuilt engine and NOS …

The 2014 Z/28 Camaro is faster than a Murcielago around the Nurburgring

Nürburgring. In the rain. In a Camaro.<p>If anyone ever had a complaint about the new-generation Camaro, it's that in its mission to be a true muscle car it went too far. It was biased towards straight-line performance over handling. But Camaro has a rich track history, as the Donohue/Penske Z/28s …

1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Hemi

This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird is described as one of 58 Hemi cars built with the 4-speed manual. Said to be a matching-numbers example …

World's largest dump truck stakes its claim

Have a mountain you need to move?<p>Belarusian mining equipment company Belaz has introduced what it purports to be the world's largest dump truck.<p>The 27-foot tall 75710 is powered by a pair of 65-liter 16-cylinder engines churning out an impressive 13,738 lb-ft of torque combined, more than 17 Ford …

Why are so many German tuning houses going bust?

OEM cars are so good, the tuners are almost a moot point.<p>Having produced a series of highly credible, astonishingly powerful, though admittedly rather expensive cars based on various Porsches – most famous of which was the 1000 hp GT9 based on the 997 911 – 9ff called in the administrators this …

Love for the Datsun Z-car in this Petrolicious video

A tasteful, but unmistakeable, Datsun 240Z.<p>A lovable Japanese coupe that was trying oh-so hard to be European, the Datsun 240Z is one of the best-known cult cars to ever come from the Land of the Rising Sun. The iconic silhouette can be spotted from miles away, and this particular Z-car, with its …

Weekend Edition – 1988 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe

Breaking news! I ran the registration plate info about this third-generation <b>Chevrolet Camaro</b>, and the data came back telling me it’s the full 5.0 and …

Ferruccio Lamborghini's twin-twelve Riva speedboat restored [w/video]

Everyone knows that Lamborghini makes exotic sportscars, but true aficionados are also well versed in the other types of machinery that has worn the Raging Bull emblem. There are the tractors, of course, with which founder Ferruccio got his start, but the company has also marinized its high-revving …

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