Category: Motoring

MMM: “Rubbin’, son, is racin'”

“No, he didn’t slam into you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you…he RUBBED you. And rubbin, son, is racin’.” –Harry Hogge, Days of Thunder


Turbine-Powered Batmobile

So near and yet so far. Crap build quality on the inside, and seriously, an iPad? But worst of all, how could you possibly build something like this and not fit a motor to the canopy?

Still cool though. :)

(I just had a(nother kid), and this time I’m actually doing baby-minding. There’s going to be an awful lot of crap posted in the middle of the night. Uh, sorry?)

MMM: Cadillac Ciel Concept

Been a while since I did a motoring post. Isn’t this wonderfully retro? It’s just a pity Cadillac is still working with that pig-ugly grille. (With apologies to pigs.)

Cadillac Ciel Concept

Cadillac tells us that this is not a direct preview of its rumored flagship, but we think it should be. The Ciel—pronounced “CL,” it’s the French word for “sky” and not, according to Cadillac, stolen from some German luxury brand—concept unveiled on the eve of this year’s Pebble Beach weekend has all the presence of any great halo car. The long, low, all-wheel-drive droptop has four doors (rear-hinged in the back), and the open-air cockpit just makes it easier to see the jaw-dropping interior.

via Car and Driver.

Silly Bikers

What happens with the bikes is funny; what happens with the bikers is hilarious.

Racing bikers are such funny creatures.

MIT Figures Out a Way to Refuel Electric Cars with Liquid Fuel – Technology – The Atlantic Wire

A group of young MIT students has developed a new type of battery that runs on a rechargeable liquid fuel. The inventors call the fuel “Cambridge Crude,” and if the technology makes it to market, refueling an electric car could be as easy as pulling up to a pump. The batteries are powered by semi-solid flow cells, an innovative architecture that uses charged particles floating in a liquid electrolyte between two containers–one for storing energy and one for discharging energy. Separating out the functions and other innovations make the new battteries ten times as efficient as similar existing technology and cheaper to manufacture than lithium-ion batteries. In short, the new batteries make irrelevant the size and cost limitations that have kept this kind of technology out of electric cars to date.

via The Atlantic Wire.