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14McLaren dealership creates special MP4-12C Greenwich Edition

Could this be a first? Normally we wait in anticipation of the camouflage to be taken off prototype cars, but Greenwich Patch is reporting that Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, CT has taken a production car back to its prototype days. The McLaren MP4-12C above was painted gray, but you'd never know it because the sheetmetal has been covered by a vinyl wrap decorated with the same camouflage pattern McLaren uses for its pre-production prototypes. It was designed by McLaren - for proof, check out th

49Canadian campaign bus livery causes pointed controversy

Our neighbors to the north do scandal a little differently. According to The National Post and The Globe and Mail, political candidate Danielle Smith and her tour bus has aroused some controversy thanks to a pair of ill-placed wheels on her campaign wheels. Smith is campaigning in the Alberta election as a member of the right-wing, liberterian Wildrose Party, and while her staffers initially approved the bus design, they didn't notice any issue with the portrait's placement early on. Then Twitte

28Swedish skier specs out his Lamborghini for the slopes

We saw lots of intriguing mod jobs at SEMA this year. But among them we didn't see one Lamborghini with a ski rack. Not one! Leave it to the Swedish, then, to show us the way.

232012 Chevrolet Sonic graphics configurator lets you go crazy

Buying a new car can be a bit of a daunting experience for many, but it can also be a lot of fun. Especially when you get to configure your car just the way you want it. For Chevrolet, that often includes ordering special graphics packages. But while you'd expect to find stripes running up the hood and down the flanks of a Camaro, the Bowtie brand's graphics packages are also available for the Cruze econo-sedan, the Volt plug-in hybrid and yes, even the Sonic hatchback.

12Crazy Porsche Cayman wraps will win someone a free eduction

Porsche Italy has jumped into the art car scene with both feet by inviting young designers from the world over to come up with a vinyl wrap for the Cayman. The entries have already been pared down to 30 semi finalists, and registered users at DesignBoom.com can submit up to 10 votes for their favorite. The wraps vary from playful to the outright trippy, and to be honest, we'd have a hard time picking one look over the others. After voting wraps up on January 31st, the top four designs will enter

212012 Ford Focus gets wrapped up in tattoos

2012 Ford Focus showing off its tattoos – Click above for high-res image gallery

19Hello Kitty wraps available for the Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo gets its Hello Kitty on – Click above to enlarge

24Nissan gets in on the custom graphics racket

Nissan Graphics Custom Vinyl Wraps – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Dartz snakes its way into a Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT "SS" by Dartz – Click above for high-res image gallery

11Smart now offering every color in the rainbow, plus a few more

One of the Smart customization program's vinyl wraps – Click above for high-res image gallery

31Popular Mechanics tests vehicle wrap claim of improved MPG

Fastskinz MPG-Plus vehicle wrap - Click above for a high-res image gallery

6Popular Mechanics puts Fastskinz MPG-Plus to the test

Fastskinz MPG-Plus vehicle wrap - Click above for a high-res image gallery

14Dimpled vinyl wrap more efficient than paint?

Know why golf balls sport their dimpled finish? That uneven surface cuts wind resistance, allowing the little objects to fly further through the air. Similar technology has more recently been applied to athletic garments like the oufits worn by Olympic swimmers and cyclists. Could the same principles also apply to automobiles? At least according to a new venture called FastSkinz, the answer is yes. This company's recent development by SkinzWraps, a firm that specializes in vinyl wraps for automo

16ABT wraps Audi R8 and Q7 in carbon fiber-look vinyl, Alero is next

Click above for a high-res gallery of ABT's line of wraps

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