Izzat purdy, or what? It's the ever-upcoming Tesla all-electric sedan. (And you thought you had to wait a long time for digital cameras to make it to market.) It will have a range of 225 miles and a pricetag around $60k. American made. Available only to Hollywood movie stars.
Okay, kidding about that last.
The picture is by Digg co-founder Kevin Rose, from Jalopnik.
Speaking of pretty cars, the Volkwagen CC is an unusually beautiful automotive design for a current car. It plays no tricks, doesn't resort to gee-whiz gimmicks or trendy excrescences or swoopy boy-racer faux-Jessica-Rabbit curvaceousness, but the thing just doesn't have a bad angle: it looks classic and sleek from every quarter. Car design for grown-ups. See it in person: it's a pleasant change of pace in a time when many new cars flirt with either design incompetence or downright bug-ugliness.
Of course, they make up for the illustrious aesthetic design by calling it a "four-door coupe," which is dazzlingly dimwitted. Brilliantly birdbrained. Smartly sappy! Somebody stop me. (A coupé is normally considered to be a two-door car, although there have been other exceptions.)
And speaking of ugly, what were the people at Mazda thinking? They had to be drunk on rice wine in the boardrooms of Hiroshima when they approved this front end. I remember reading many years ago—it might have been the great automotive writer Ralph Stein who said it—that every car designer needs to be aware that the front of a car resembles a face, but every car designer also needs to be aware that the front of a car shouldn't look too much like a face. I'm betting this thing gets a new front end as a 2010 1/2 model.
Cool that they know that
Also from Jalopnik: the 2010 Toyota Prius gets 26.2 miles per gallon...at 102 miles per hour.