If you weren’t already excited about seeing the Ghostbusters’ new proton packs and jumpsuits, director Paul Feig is now offering a sneak peek at the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle. Like its predecessor, it’s a vintage Cadillac. Somewhat unlike the original Ecto-1, however, this new car is undeniably a hearse.
Many years ago these two engineers drank a keg of beer and decided to transform a 1969 Cadillac into the fastest hot tub in the planet. After several attempts their carpool is ready—now they are asking for your help to take their invention to the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, and set their silly speed record.
I don't like Cadillacs but I'd drive the hell out of this concept by Ondrej Jirec, a Czech student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. If Darth Vader had a car, this would be it (although I'm sure Sark—the villain from the original Tron—would drive one too.)
When I was a kid, I always loved it when auto show season came around, and the concept cars hit the stage. Looking at those uncommon curves felt like looking into the future, where roads twisted through the heavens and The Jetsons read like a historical document. It's funny how that feeling survives.
More dusty Newton prototypes have emerged from the archives as everyone's busy drycleaning their favorite black turtlenecks in preparation of Apple's tablet announcement. The Bic and Cadillac hit the FCC but never quite made it to shelves, apparently.
The appropriately titled Cadillac World Thorium Fuel or "WTF" has features you are not going to find anywhere else. It runs on clean Thorium nuclear fuel and offers maintenance-free service for 100 years or more.