As a youth I was a bit of car enthusiast and to a certain extent I still am, but it’s been over four years since I’ve owned my own car. I no longer subscribe to enthusiast magazines and glean specs/info from friends and/or Top Gear. I could easily take advantage of the position I’m in to test cars but I’m really not interested unless there’s some new innovation inside the cab as far as tech or gadgetry goes. (Please see: I Spent the Day at Ford and Almost Puked) It’s only fair, right? For example, the Chevy Volt has an iPhone and Android app that lets you monitor the Volt’s charging status and a few other things, but more on that later.
(More on Techland: Steve’s list of Top 10 Spaceships)
Anyway, the NY International Auto Show is in full swing and rather than giving you a list of lustworthy cars that are real, we decided to find the coolest whips from the realm of nerd, like, the Lexus from Minority Report or the Mach 5 from Speed Racer. The cars we’ve listed are real but heavily modified, so we’ve excluded ones from comic books, video games or ones that only fly.
And here they are in no particular order. Let us know if we missed any.