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In the Car Models Channel, read about some of the most popular cars to hit the showroom floor. Check out the HowStuffWorks Car Models Channel.

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How the Cadillac Provoq Works

When it comes to concept cars, we typically expect dramatic vehicles showcasing horsepower, speed and luxury. The Cadillac Provoq may be luxurious, but it also sports alternative fuels, environmentally friendly materials and high fuel efficiency.

Are some hybrids just greenwashed?

With consumers hungering for fuel-efficient hybrids, carmakers are pumping up their models' green reputations -- sometimes to the point of greenwashing. Could the greenest thing about your hybrid be its color?

Concept Car Pictures

Concept cars, whether new or old, give a fascinating look into current automotive trends. Check some of the most fascinating concept cars in our image gallery.

Is there a way to create an all-electric car you don't have to plug in?

Don't be fooled: Even all-electric cars have a carbon footprint. How do they pollute? And how close are we to developing one that's truly a friend to the environment?

Sports Car Pictures

Feeling the need for speed? Get your fix here -- our sports car image gallery features some of the fastest, most powerful models the automotive world has ever known.

Classic Car Pictures

These photos showcase some of the rarest, most sought after classic cars from the 20th century's most renowned automakers. Ready to take a drive down memory lane?

Electric Car Pictures

From current popular models to concept cars, our electric car image gallery features an assortment of zero-emission electric cars. Check out some of the coolest-looking, eco-friendly electric cars here.

Classic Muscle Car Pictures

See pictures of everyone's favorite fast, powerful, gas guzzling cars from the '60s and '70s. They may not be eco-friendly, but they sure were fun while they lasted.

Exotic Car Pictures

This image gallery features some of the rarest, most expensive cars from makers like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. Pore over these beautiful cars and see the amazing features and amenities they offer. You can even pick the one you'll buy -- when you win the lottery.

Lamborghini Pictures

Our Lamborghini image gallery showcases some of Lamborghini's most amazing car line-ups. Check out these pictures of Lamborghini's fastest and most exotic cars in this image gallery.

Small Car Pictures

Small car pictures feature the smallest cars in the world. See photos of these fuel efficient, environmentally responsible, and easy to park cars in our image gallery and you may just give up that SUV.

Hybrid Car Pictures

Hybrid cars have evolved from a new eco-friendly technology to near mainstream status. Take a look at a wide variety of hybrid cars and see what makes them so special. Check out hybrid car image gallery.

How Hydraulic Hybrids Work

Flying down the highway, a hydraulic hybrid isn't much different from a regular car. But in traffic, the vehicles can increase fuel economy 40 to 70 percent. How do they do it?

How the Dodge Viper Works

Dodge's first supercar was an immediate hit. The Viper came equipped with a 400 hp V-10 engine with a top speed of 163 mph, all-independent suspension, and a 6-speed manual transmission. Find out more about this American supercar, the Dodge Viper.

History of the Dodge Viper

A project to create a reborn Cobra resulted in a successful American supercar. The Dodge Viper went from an auto-show concept to dealership showrooms in only three years. Find out how a small team from Chrysler created this incredible sports car.

How the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Works

The Corvette is an American icon, and the 2009 ZR1 is the most innovative yet. Chevrolet developed it to take on supercars made by Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche, and it goes on sale this fall.

How the G-Wiz Electric Car Works

It's teeny-tiny, you can buy it online, and it has zero direct emissions. The G-Wiz electric car is a popular vehicle in the UK, but safety concerns may trump its green benefits.

What's the world's cheapest car?

A car for $2,500 has to be a joke, right? Wrong. Meet the Nano from Tata Motors, the world's cheapest car and the auto industry's answer to the $100 laptop.

How the New Knight Rider Car Works

The star of the '80s TV show "Knight Rider" wasn't really David Hasselhoff: It was his car, K.I.T.T. There's a new K.I.T.T. in town -- this one comes with lasers.

How the Land Rover LRX Works

The LRX is Land Rover's attempt to take a luxurious SUV and make it green. How does Land Rover combine sustainability without sacrificing the amenities that won the royal seal of approval?

How the Lamborghini Reventon Works

Lamborghini designed the Reventon to look like a fighter jet, inside and out. There are only 20 of them -- and they're all sold out.

How the Aptera Hybrid Works

What if you could drive across the entire United States on just one tank of gas? The Aptera prototype aims for an astounding 330 miles per gallon (117 kilometers per liter).

How the Aston Martin Rapide Works

With such dedication to the Aston Martin brand, most fans eagerly anticipate any news of an upcoming concept. Although the car is scheduled for production in 2009, Internet bloggers are already frothing at the mouth over the Rapide.

How the iQ Car Works

As highways get more crowded and gas more expensive, there's one kind of car that looks more attractive: the minicar. Toyota's iQ Car takes "mini" to the next level.

1953-1956 Jeep

The early 1950s were strange times in the U.S. auto industry. The industry had hit a sales slump, and the Korean War was forcing new rationing policies for steel and rubber. Learn how Willys-Overland and Kaiser-Frazer weathered the 1950s slump.

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