In 1989, the Car of the Future Was Equipped With a Fax Machine

Job got you checking work emails even on your day off? Nostalgic for the pre-smartphone era? "When you left the office, you left work behind," you muse, wistfully. Quit fooling yourself: 25 years ago, the sportscar-driving business boss couldn't afford to be out of touch—as evidenced by this fax-machine-equipped Isuzu… » 5/11/14 4:00pm 5/11/14 4:00pm

The BMW i8 Is the Template For The Future Car You'll Someday Own

BMW's i8 is the kind of gorgeous, $140,000 sports car that most of us will never get to own. It's packed with supercar tech like a carbon fiber passenger cell and a turbocharged, hybrid powertrain that kicks out Porsche-beating acceleration and Prius-like fuel economy. But it's not just an engineer's flight of fancy,… » 5/09/14 2:57pm 5/09/14 2:57pm

The Future of Cars Will Be Awesome for Enthusiasts (and Everyone Else)

Hang out with an old-time car enthusiast, and you're bound to hear some serious grousing about the state of modern cars. "Can't fix 'em with a screwdriver like you used to," et cetera, ad nauseum. Perhaps that's true. But that doesn't mean that a world of electric-powered, computer-controlled, self-driving cars will… » 5/06/14 3:20pm 5/06/14 3:20pm

Goodyear's Clever Concept SUV Tire Has The Grand Canyon In The Middle

Goodyear's unnamed concept builds on a standard SUV tire with a large central groove to improve rolling resistance by having a reduced contact patch with the road. But as you can see from the tread, this is strictly a concept with no intention of being put into production. Yet. » 3/06/14 5:06pm 3/06/14 5:06pm

This 3D Printed Concept Is The Future Of Automaking

EDAG is a German design and engineering firm that has been working with most car manufacturers for the past four decades and also built a Pontiac Solstice shooting brake because wagons rock. Their latest concept is a 3D-printed composite passenger cell that was inspired by turtles and goes beyond today's possibilities. » 3/05/14 4:59pm 3/05/14 4:59pm

App-Connected Hypercar Is a 280 MPH Smartphone Accessory

The race to make the world's fastest production car has turned into an all-out war, and as our pals at Jalopnik report, the viciously bonkers gearheads at Koenigsegg are readying a jaw-dropping juggernaut. It's got all the mind-blowing stuff you'd expect: well over one thousand horsepower, a theoretical top speed of… » 2/28/14 12:36pm 2/28/14 12:36pm

Mercedes Formula Zero Envisions Eco-Friendly Green Racing in 2025

The Formula Zero racecar, pictured above in all its conceptual glory, is the Mercedes-Benz take on racing in the year 2025. Designed by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of North America, the car aims to mash together the "the thrill of Formula One, the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and… » 10/26/08 5:00pm 10/26/08 5:00pm

Peugeot Concept Cars of Tomorrow Have Propellers, Joysticks

If Gundam mated with Will Smith's Audi in I, Robot » 9/13/08 2:00pm 9/13/08 2:00pm, the offspring would resemble these futuristic concept cars from European brand Peugeot. The car-like vehicles were all entries in the . Designers were asked by organizers to create vehicles for that ambiguous but tantalizing "city of the future." Areas of focus…