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Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept: First Look

By Matt Schmitz  on November 20, 2014


Looks like: The progeny of Batman's Batmobile and Speed Racer's Mach Five Defining characteristics: Cartoonishly futuristic body, "prone driver configuration," laser propulsion system Ridiculous features: Let's be frank, the whole damn thing is one big ridiculous feature. (Did we mention… Read More

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept: First Look

By Matt Schmitz  on November 20, 2014

Looks like: The progeny of Batman's Batmobile and Speed Racer's Mach Five Defining characteristics: Cartoonishly futuristic body, "prone driver configuration," laser propulsion system Ridiculous features: Let's be frank, the whole damn thing is one big ridiculous feature. (Did we mention… Read More

Scion Amps Things Up at SEMA Show With Slayer tC

By Matt Schmitz  on November 6, 2014

Scion's customized Slayer-inspired 2014 tC could be dangerous. Not because it's a tricked-out tribute to the outlaw elder statesmen of speed metal, but because it's gonna be difficult to steer and work the manual transmission while throwing up your devil… Read More

DeLorean Motor Co. Takes Film Fans 'Back to the Future'

By Matt Schmitz  on October 21, 2014

Crazy to think for those of us who are old enough to have seen "Back to the Future" in its original run, but we've nearly reached that famed "future" date when Doc Brown flew Marty McFly 30 years into the… Read More

'Price Is Right' Contestants to Bid on 'Dream Cars'

By Matt Schmitz  on October 9, 2014

OK, playing "The Price is Right" rules, as close as you can without going over: How much would you expect to pay for a Porsche Cayenne? How about a Range Rover Sport SE? A Maserati Quattroporte S Q4, Tesla Model… Read More

Hey Metal Heads: Slayer-Inspired Scion to Stalk SEMA

By Matt Schmitz  on September 19, 2014

As long as there has been heavy metal, teenagers have sought out bands with which to frighten their parents. Now there's a car to really drive 'em nuts. In November, Toyota-owned Scion will unleash a special-edition car perfectly suited for… Read More

'Lincoln Lawyer' Star McConaughey Tabbed for Lincoln Ads

By Matt Schmitz  on August 21, 2014

Don't drive a Lincoln? Matthew McConaughey thinks it'd be a lot cooler if you did. Earlier this year, the Hollywood A-lister's so-called McConaissance was fully realized when he won the Oscar for his "Dallas Buyers Club" performance. Now, Ford is… Read More

Ford, Heinz Team Up to Develop Tomato-Based Plastic

By Matt Schmitz  on June 10, 2014

Here at Cars.com's headquarters in Chicago, we are bound by local tradition to refrain from putting ketchup on our hot dogs — but we'll certainly consider putting it in our cars if it's more palatable to the environment. Condiment giant… Read More

'Batman Vs. Superman' Director Unveils New Batmobile

By Matt Schmitz  on May 14, 2014

I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham http://t.co/WPHKLxgBLM pic.twitter.com/p5DEf6fLzJ — ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 13, 2014 If we may appropriate the popular way to describe a mullet haircut in describing the new Batmobile: It's Burton in front,… Read More

Godzilla Bites Off a Mouthful in New Fiat 500L Ad

By Matt Schmitz  on May 7, 2014

Remember those TV commercials back when the 1998 "Godzilla" movie came out featuring the King of Monsters himself opposite that annoying "Yo quiero Taco Bell"-spouting, gordita-hawking Chihuahua? Well as of Monday, the great lizard is back in the advertising game… Read More

Chevy Steers the Action in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

By Matt Schmitz  on April 11, 2014

Iron Man has an affinity for Audi. The Avengers are all about Acura. Now, Captain America — the poster boy for Made in the U.S.A. — demonstrates his domestic disposition by pledging allegiance to a brand that's as American as… Read More