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Concept cars were once a no holds barred look at what future automobiles could be.

While todays concept vehicles are certainly stunning, they can easily be described as realistic, as they lack the fantastical details that were once prevalent in the concepts of yesteryear.

Source:
http://www.autointhenews.com/have-we-seen-the-demise-of-the-concept-car/

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If there was a perfect highway, what would it be like? To answer this, Popular Mechanics found some of America’s worst examples of highway design, and talked to experts in the field to find out what it takes to build good roads.

Source:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/infrastructure/5-terrible-us-road-and-highway-designs

The SRT8, which hardly takes fuel efficiency concerns into account, is expected to be powered by an enlarged 6.4-liter V8 that should boast at least 450 horsepower.

Source:
http://www.leftlanenews.com/2011-dodge-charger-srt8-spied-for-the-first-time.html

A tale of two Mazdas.

Thats what you get when you combine the mild-mannered Mazda Mazda3 with a group of mad scientist types in Hofu, Japan.

The result is the bat-outta-hell hot-hatch called the Mazda Mazdaspeed3.

Source:
http://www.leftlanenews.com/mazda-mazdaspeed3-review.html

Need a discrete luxury car capable of protecting you from anything an insurgent can throw your way? Jaguar’s armored XJ Sentinel may be your car.

Source:
http://www.leftlanenews.com/jaguar-xj-sentinel.html

As we’ve noted in the past, butanol has more energy than ethanol and can be used in gasoline engines without modification, so it’s a win-win to make it from waste sources.

The researchers say the next step is to get the whiskey fuel to refueling stations. We’ll drink to that.

Source:
http://green.autoblog.com/2010/08/17/cheers-scottish-researchers-turn-whiskey-into-butanol-sort-of/

Since Suzuki enjoyed its best-ever annual sales of 101,884 vehicles in 2007, the brands annual sales have plummeted, with 2010 on pace for just 23,145 vehicles “ roughly a 75 percent decline in three years.

Source:
http://www.leftlanenews.com/suzuki-preparing-to-exit-u-s-market.html