We’re big fans of Japan’s diminutive Kei-car segment, and even bigger fans of Honda’s latest mid-engined S660 Beat and newer, “retro” Kei-cars, in particular. Earlier this week, Honda gave us something really special: a new S660-based coupe concept that marries modern Kei-car tech with the old-school style of the “classic” Honda roadster. The car is […]
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The Daihatsu Copen is a cute little Japanese roadster – but what if you want a different style? Daihatsu is making it easy to 3d print your own custom car!
This little bit of automotive nirvana is the 555TES Minute S. Powered by one of Yamaha’s high-revving 250 cc motorcycle/ATV engines coupled to Toyota’s Aqua hybrid drive system, the tiny commuter promises some seriously fun urban commuting. Despite looking for all the world like one of those dynamically flawed 3-wheeled, motorcycle-tired fail-machines (I’m looking at […]
GM’s marketers succeeded in convincing Gas 2 editor Chris DeMorro that Chevy Volt ownership will help you survive the (almost certainly around-the-corner) zombie apocalypse. Chris is an easier sell than I am, apparently, because I’d want one of these. What you see here is a zombie-ready Suzuki Carry pickup, complete with four wheel drive, stabby […]
Daihatsu may not be well-remembered here in the ‘States, but the brand is Japan’s oldest carmaker – as well as one of Asia’s top sellers, specializing in small-displacement city cars and inner-urban delivery vehicles. Despite an early withdrawal from the US in the 1990s and a more recent withdrawal from Australia, the brand continues to […]