PopSci heads to the 20th North American International Auto Show to bring you the mean, green machines about to flood our shores
By Seth FletcherPosted 01.20.2008 at 11:41 pm 0 Comments
Mazda Furai Front
Is this the Batmobile? No—it's the Mazda Furai racecar, a 450 hp monster powered by a three-rotor rotary engine.
Green's been in the air of late, and this year's North American International Auto Show was no exception. While the usual hyped sports cars and solid trucks weren't exactly in short supply, nearly every concept car toed the eco line. Fuel cells, biodiesel and batteries powered most. Ethanol was popular despite continual rumors of a looming corn shortage (probably less of a problem in the "conceptual" realm). Even Hummer promised a FlexFuel system for its HX concept. Of course, none of this means power will be sacrificed.