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.