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5This is Lexus' trick 3D ad in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue

Having driven its RC F into the party at the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Lexus is making the most of the exposure. We recently saw the blue coupe showing off its L-Finesse curves with a curvaceous Lisalla Montenegro. And a new video shows how the magazine ad will also work without a bikinied sidekick, showing off the Lexus' own body and sounds in a 3D app for iOS and Android.

38Need more cup holders for your Tesla Model S? 3D print some

What do you get for the car owner that has everything? Well, if it's the owner of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle, you can either get him or her a $500 cup-holder insert that sets atop the car's center console or, better yet, score him or her a 3D printer that can print one out.

26Man 3D-printing his own replica Aston Martin DB4

Three-dimensional printing is being touted as the Next Big Thing, although at present the products have been on the smaller end. An ambitious man in New Zealand isn't letting that stop him, though. Engadget came up with the original story, and the subject is something we can totally get behind: a 1961 Aston Martin DB4.

20LaFerrari 3D model adds depth to Maranello's new supercar

At its recent Geneva Motor Show unveiling, we couldn't help but spend a good long time gawking at the new LaFerrari supercar. It isn't just that it's the newest top-line Ferrari, or even that it picks up where the Enzo left off – it's just that there's so much to look at, from the ductwork in its long nose to the delicate artistry of its sideview mirrors. There's so much aerodynamic wizardry in play on every surface that you just want to pick it up in your hand and look underneath to take

11Meet the Areion, the first 3D-printed automobile

Think of it as a giant printer than can bend auto-body parts ... and a concept that pretty much bends the mind.

23Amazingly tiny 3D-printed cars have moving wheels, opening doors

If you haven't taken a second lift your head and look around, we have news for you: we live in the future. This is a world where we can bark orders into a small handheld device and instantly get answers. One where we can sketch up a design on a computer, press print and a machine will carve it out in exacting detail as many times as we like. Now someone has figured out how to scale-down 3D printing to create even smaller designs. How small? How about a 1 centimeter-long plastic car with function

13Videos: New Mini commercials crank up the weirdness

Mini vs Monster Teaser – Click above to watch video after the jump

19Video: Buick getting into the cloning business?

Virtual Buick tests world's toughest roads – Click above to watch video after the jump

8Formula Drift going 3D on DirecTV

2009 Formula Drift Championship Round - Click above for high-res image gallery

30Vancouver using 3D optical illusion to scare motorists into safer driving?

Safety organizations and the District of West Vancouver, Canada are joining forces to build awareness about careful driving during the start of the school year. Thanks the work of the BCAA Traffic Safety Association, drivers motoring down 22nd Street in West Vancouver will be met with a 3D image of a girl chasing a ball across the street. No one is saying exactly how the tech works, but it's meant to be a wakeup call for drivers who may be distracted or otherwise not paying enough attention to t

6World's fastest 3D film showcases SLS AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above to watch video after the jump

26Comin' at ya: Opel launches first Meriva ad in 3D

2011 Opel Meriva 3D commercial – Click above to watch video after the jump

11In-car navigation systems set to go 3D?

Navigation systems have quickly gone from being an interactive way to direct one from Point A to Point B to massive infotainment centerpieces capable of MP3 player integration, web browsing and wifi. Auto Express is reporting that GPS units could go 3D as soon as next year, because advancements in hardware could make the technology feasible with already available dual image LCD screens (like the one in the 2010 Jaguar XJ).

AddAutoblogGreen Q&A with Firefly Energy co-founder Mil Ovan on new lead-acid battery tech: 3D2

As we mentioned the other day, Firefly Energy is setting out to change the way we think of lead-acid batteries. Mil Ovan, Firefly Energy co-founder, spoke with AutoblogGreen about this new battery technology and what it might mean for PHEVs and EVs.

Add3-D Technology to watch for car safety

Tyzx, Inc., an electronics firm specializing in developing affordable hardware, software, and integrated systems that view the world in all of its glorious three dimensions, will now be applying its 3-D technology to automotive safety.

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