We've long envied the Europeans for their non-sucky, rally-inspired sport editions of the Focus, and now we finally get one of our own. Although labeled an "early preview model," the 2012 Ford Focus ST ($TBA) you see here is no doubt close to what we'll see on showroom floors, with a sporty, aggressive body, oversized grille, four doors plus a hatch, and a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost engine good for 247 horsepower, or more than enough to let you see what we've been missing.
Holy replica, Batman! This 1966 Batmobile ($150,000) is an officially licensed replica of the car used in the classic TV series, and features intricate, authentic details like the double-bubble windshield, a working flame thrower in the rear, an aluminum roll-top dashboard, a flashing red beacon light, accurately-labeled knobs and buttons, and fins out the wazoo. Powered by either a rebuilt Ford 460 or GM 350 engine. Tune in tomorrow for more Uncrate goodness — same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. [Thanks, Jonny & Andrew]
If the BMW 6 Series Concept was basically an early look at an upcoming production model, the Peugeot EX1 ($TBA) is the polar opposite: a wild creation that lets the car's designers stretch their imaginations with out worrying about pesky topics like actual production cost or real-world feasibility. Still, the EX1 is every bit as intriguing, with its open-cockpit mix of car and motorcycle, it's world-class acceleration, dual electric motors cranking out the equivalent of 340 hp, and its all-time four wheel drive. Just don't expect it in dealerships any time soon.
Unlike some concepts that are pie-in-the-sky creations, unlikely to ever see the light of day outside of the world's auto shows, the BMW 6 Series Concept ($TBA) most definitely represents the company's next high-end coupe. The new design features an upright double kidney grill, new curves, LED headlamps, a redesigned cabin with driver-focused controls and a waterfall-like element connecting the dash and the center console, and plenty of creature comforts.
It takes some real balls to put "Style" right in the name of your car, and despite its shark-that-ran-head-first-into-a-wall front end, the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style ($TBA) has it in spades. Still a concept at this point, the F800 boasts a ton of predictably high-end technology, including a plug-in hybrid drive system that pairs a 300 hp V6 gasoline engine with a 109 hp hybrid module for a total of 409 hp, a seven-speed transmission, a new multi-function display concept and touchpad-equipped interface, a new Distronic Plus Traffic Jam Assistant feature that basically drives the car for you in heavy traffic under 25 mph, rear pivot-and-slide doors, and plenty of LED lighting. [Thanks, Joey]