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How the Volvo Your Concept Car Works

While the design of the YCC is filled with forward-looking ideas, the most innovative aspect of the car is not the design but who designed it -- an all-female team. With everything from an interchangeable interior to special features like Ergovision and Autopark you'll be amazed by this cutting-edge sports coupe. Take a look inside the YCC.

How the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Works

What has a better power-to-weight ratio than an Enzo Ferrari, and enough room for a normal person to sit comfortably? It’s the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve concept car (that’s right we said Chrysler). Check it out.

How the Toyota PM Works

With the unveiling of the Personal Mobility (PM) concept car Toyota's designers have shared a new vision of personalized travel. Find out all about the PM's design power and unique features.

How the Bugatti Veyron Works

Welcome to the height of high performance: The Bugatti Veyron's 16-cylinder monster engine produces 1,001 horsepower for a top speed of more than 250 mph. And it's a passenger car.

How the Gibbs Aquada Works

Is it a boat or a car? Deep-pocketed drivers need not decide, they've just got to be up for a wet and wild joyride. The Gibbs Aquada is an amphibious vehicle that can tear up the highways and waterways.

How Maybachs Work

If you're like most people, you've never heard of the Maybach. It's an unbelievable driving machine, complete with back-seat writing tables and an engine that can outperform the Corvette's.

How GMs Hy-wire Works

What's a car without an engine? A GM Hy-wire. There's no combustion, no linkages, and it has driver controls that work like a video-game joystick. See what you could be driving in the future.

How Electric Cars Work

Electric vehicles, especially EVs powered by fuel cells, are a compelling alternative to gasoline-powered cars. Find out how today's electric cars work to get you where you're going without gasoline.

North American International Auto Show 2001

The North American International Auto Show kicks off the year with amazing concept cars and hundreds of innovations. Get daily coverage and a front-row seat at the unveilings!

How Flying Cars Will Work

Bogged down in bumper-to-bumper traffic, have you ever daydreamed about taking off and flying over the road? What would it take to -- finally -- get cars airborne?

How Hybrid Cars Work

How does a hybrid car improve your gas mileage? And more importantly, does it pollute less just because it gets better gas mileage? Learn how hybrids work, plus get tips on how to drive a hybrid car for maximum efficiency.

How Champ Cars Work

Champ Cars have carbon fiber bodies, 900-horsepower engines and top speeds of over 230 mph! With the help of the Motorola PacWest Racing Team and CART, go behind the scenes to learn about the car the team and the driver!