Sprint's LG Lotus and Samsung HighNote: Fat Flip vs. Slim Slider

It's fitting that the two new Sprint phones from arch enemies LG and Samsung are so totally opposite in form. The $150 LG Lotus is a chunky purple paisley QWERTY-keyed flip phone (also in black). As you can see in the gallery below, the $100 HighNote from Samsung is a slider that elongates—emphasizing thinness—in two… » 9/10/08 5:20pm 9/10/08 5:20pm

Explore Antarctica with Lotus' Concept Ice Vehicle

Planning an expedition to the uninhabitable continent soon? Didn't think so. But still, this biofuel-powered Concept Ice Vehicle is pretty cool, with a prop in the back and three ski feet to ride on; it even has a spiked front foot for braking action and an ice radar for navigation.

The CIV is 4.5 meters by 4.5… » 8/13/08 9:40pm 8/13/08 9:40pm

sQuba Submarine Car Is Real, Looks Silly but Amazingly Fun

This is the sQuba, a concept—but very real—car devised by James Bond fanatic Frank Rinderknecht who, when he's not channeling the spirit of 007's gadget mentor Q, designs classic concept cars for a living. The amphibious two-seater has been made from a Lotus Elise, with three electric motors replacing the petrol… » 2/15/08 6:30am 2/15/08 6:30am

Lotus and Hot Wheels Create Badass Concept

Lotus makes a sexy car on their own, but teaming up with die-cast maker Hot Wheels they've really outdone themselves. A 1:5 scale model created for SEMA, one of its most distinctive characteristics is the exposed center spine which incorporates switches and gear linkages while supporting that massive wing you see… » 11/23/07 10:30am 11/23/07 10:30am

Electric SUV to Rival Tesla Roadster in Speed, Range

That Tesla Roadster electric vehicle that can do zero-to-60 in four seconds may not be able to hold the crown for coolest and fastest production electric vehicle for long, especially when this crossover SUV comes into town. Our greasemonkey guru blog-brothers at Jalopnik tell us this Lotus-designed firebreather packs… » 1/30/07 12:40pm 1/30/07 12:40pm