Chances are there is one, maybe two people reading this car blog that could ever afford a Porsche 918 Spyder, the $845,000, record-setting super-hybrid of every green car geek’s dreams. But thanks to the Internet, everybody regardless of income can have some fun configure the Porsche super-hybrid we’ll buy, just as soon as we win the lotto. The Porsche 918 Spyder configurator c … [Read more...] about Porsche 918 Spyder Configurator Lets You Build Your Dream
The 21st century has seen the rise of restomods cars, which take classic designs and stuff them full of modern technology. Then there’s the Equus Bass 770, which is arguably the zenith of the restomod movement; it’s an aluminum and carbon fiber, 640 horsepower monster combining three classic muscle car designs into one. Based on the design classic Ford Mustang fastback but uti … [Read more...] about The Equus Bass 770 Is A Lightweight Luxury Muscle Car (w/video)
An incredibly talented, devoted, and patient artist named Carlos Alberto created this fully-functional Vespa out of layers of laminated plywood. In addition to being made almost entirely of renewable materials, delivering thrilling performance, and giving back more than 100 miles of smiles for every gallon of gas you put into it, it is incredibly, unspeakably beautiful. This is … [Read more...] about Finally: A DIY Wooden Vespa You Can Ride!
Converting an old bus into a DIY RV is not a new idea. Nor is restoring an old, run-down RV with modern electronics and chic, modern-touches a new idea. Sometimes, though, someone takes an idea that's been "out there" for a while and takes it to a whole new level. That's just what the two young Israeli women behind this modern, rolling apartment have done. The women's names … [Read more...] about Recycled Hawtness: 2 Israeli Women Convert City Bus into Chic, DIY RV
Living on the road and throwing off the shackles of home ownership is a dream for many people, but taking showers at truck stops and eating gas station food isn’t exactly a comfortable existence. The Caravisio luxury camper was inspired by the yachts of the rich and famous, offering opulent living conditions that can take you right to the doorstep of paradise. I love tiny h … [Read more...] about Caravisio Luxury Camper Is A High-Class Home On Wheels
We've been clamoring for a compact, diesel-engined pickup for years here at Gas 2. We lust heartily for Ford's "forbidden fruit" Ford Ranger, which combines city-suitable dimensions with awesome, train-hauling power. We lusted after Volkswagen's sexy, European Amarok. We're waiting to see what happens with GM's upcoming diesel compact pickups, but even so - what we really want … [Read more...] about Recycled Hawtness: DIY VW Pickup on MKIV Jetta
Katherine Legge hits the track in the new DeltaWing coupe - an evolution of last year's DeltaWing Spyder that competed at the 24 hours of LeMans and the Petit LeMans last year. Despite getting punted off the road by a Toyota hybrid in France, the car made a strong case for itself in the US, running significantly faster than many teams with more powerful cars and deeper pockets. … [Read more...] about Video: Katherine Legge and the DeltaWing Coupe Hit the Track
Despite the fact that American automakers dominate the full-size truck market, both Nissan and Toyota have made a go at earning a slice of that pie. The Nissan Frontier has upped the ante with a 5.0 liter Cummins V8 turbodiesel available starting next year, which has Toyota pondering either a diesel or hybrid option for its own full-size pickup. I say do both. Toyota has been … [Read more...] about Toyota Tundra Could Get Either Cummins Diesel Or Hybrid; Why Not Both?
Westfalia has just released some pictures of its new-for-2014 Westfalia camper van, and it isn’t a Volkswagen. It’s a diesel-powered Ford Transit van, and you can consider my mind thoroughly exploded. For those of you not "in the know", Westfalias are a thing. When you talk about Westfalia, though, most people immediately think of Volkswagen's classic air-cooled Bus, fit … [Read more...] about This New 2014 Westfalia Camper isn’t a Volkswagen
While many areas of America aren’t suited to the limited range and lack of charging infrastructure, it is nothing in comparison to Australia’s outback, where there could be hundreds of miles between filling stations. But even in Australia, DIYers and small shops are converting old cars into short-range EVs as petrol prices continue to rise. As it stands, there are only a han … [Read more...] about Electric Car Conversions Gain Popularity In Australia