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19TVR nixes production restart, vows to pursue... wind turbines?!

TVR owner Nikolai Smolenski has taken the tiny English car firm on a ride wilder than anything you could get from a Speed 12 (pictured), and now he's riding the name right out of the car business. Telling Autocar that the production possibilities don't make financial sense anymore, he is instead repurposing the hardcore brand into "a new venture building portable wind turbines."

13TVR nixes production restart, vows to pursue... wind turbines?!

TVR owner Nikolai Smolenski has taken the tiny English car firm on a ride wilder than anything you could get from a Speed 12 (pictured), and now he's riding the name right out of the car business. Telling Autocar that the production possibilities don't make financial sense anymore, he is instead repurposing the hardcore brand into "a new venture building portable wind turbines."

76Jaguar to confine turbine-powered C-X75 to track use? [w/poll]

We can appreciate a good track car as much as the next enthusiast, but we're beginning to bemoan their creation as a way out for automakers to charge wealthy customers obscene amounts of money for cars they're not even legally allowed to drive on the road. (As least, not in countries were homologation can't be circumvented with a sufficient bribe to the right bureaucrat. Which we're not entirely sure includes these United States.)

54Jaguar gears up to produce small run of turbine-powered C-X75 supercars

Jaguar has a bit of a tricky history with supercars. The only previous example it actually built was the XJ220, which remains an impressive specimen even 20 years later, even though it never quite lived up to what the original concept car promised those who put down their deposits. Then in 2010 the British automaker unveiled the C-X75 and our hearts stopped.

15Capstone Turbine Developing Series Hybrid Concept Trucks

When you're partnering up to build a green vehicle, Kenworth and Peterbilt may not exactly be the first names that come to mind, but those over-the-road heavyweights are exactly the companies that Capstone Turbine is working with to generate new concepts. Working with these companies, Capstone expects to develop prototypes for both Class 7 (26,000-33,000 pounds) and Class 8 (over 33,000 pounds) range-extended series hybrid trucks.

24Video: SPEED pits minivan versus pickup in jet engine warfare

Jet-powered Dodge Caravan – Click above to watch video after the jump

35Of Course They Are: Jaguar reportedly investigating C-X75 production

Jaguar C-X75 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

29eBay Find of the Day: Turbine-powered 1982 Porsche 928 spits flames, takes names

1982 Porsche 928 with a Boeing T50 turbine engine – Click above for image gallery, watch video after the jump

33Report: F1 turbine engine proposal being analyzed by FIA?

Think F1 racers are more like fighter jets than cars? You're not far off. Both F1 cars and jets are made primarily of lightweight composites, travel at ludicrous speeds, generate unfathomable Gs of force, have single-seat cockpits, cost millions of dollars, and are developed (and operated) by more engineers than a train yard full of locomotives. And the similarities could be getting even closer if the latest reports are anything to go by.

AddVelozzi and Beyond: Turbine-Powered Rides

There was a bit of confusion on our part regarding the Velozzi concept in Translogic Episode 1.2. Velozzi does plan to produce the plug-in hybrid sports car we showed, but the concept referred to in the video was actually developed by Capstone, a micro-turbine manufacturer. That car, dubbed the CMT-380, is configured similarly to Chevy's forthcoming Volt. It employs a fully electric drive system with lithium-polymer batteries and can be used strictly as an electric vehicle by plugging in to rec

20Germany's Wimmer RS unveils stonking 386 HP Volkswagen GTI

Wimmer RS 386-hp GTI -- Click above for image gallery

21VIDEO: Jay Leno takes EcoJet out for a spin

Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above to watch the video

2eBay Find of the Day: Rocket-powered electric bike

The modern definition of a hybrid vehicle is any single machine with multiple sources of power. Usually, this means one internal combustion engine and one electric motor with batteries. This is again the case with the Biohazard Jet Bike, though its internal combustion engine happens to be a propane-fed turbine engine which spins at up to 112,000 revolutions per minute and produces forty-five pounds of thrust. The electric motor is powered by twenty-four volts of juice and is said to be good for

19VIDEO: More turbine excellence -- this time, it's a Z car

Follow the jump for video of the 280Z Turbine

20Auction Action: Reynolds' "Tobacco King" Rocket Axle Car on the block

Click on the image for more shots of the '64 Galaxy with Rocket Axle

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