Car Models

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.

Rat rodders build cars meant to be mean, fast and even a little scary. If you think they're just rusty, old junk -- maybe you should take a closer look.

The unusual, yet eco-friendly, Pivo set tongues wagging at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. The follow-up Pivo 2 featured a talking dashboard robot buddy. No, you've never seen a car like this.

Most people know gasoline-powered hybrid cars provide fantastic fuel economy. When you consider that the newest diesel engines are cleaner, more powerful and reliable, wouldn't it be great if an automaker built a diesel hybrid?

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.

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?

Wouldn't it be sweet to have an engine designed for tearing up Le Mans resting in your latest automotive acquisition? If the Peugeot 908 RC concept car ever makes it into production, you can.

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.

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?

Most of us will never have a chance to ride in, let alone own, one of these autos of the rich and famous. But what we can do is give you a visual tour of the different models, the production process and the luxury details that are all part of the Bentley mystique.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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?

It's a sports car, it's a zero-emission vehicle, it was inspired by James Bond -- and it drives underwater. What's not to like about the sQuba?

The 1992-1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 is known as the Cobra for the '90s. The beautiful design, incredible power, and unique styling made the Dodge Viper an instant success. Learn about the performance, styling, and more on the 1992-1993 Dodge Viper RT/10.

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.

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.

First seen at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, Renegade was designed to demonstrate that a serious off-road vehicle ("trail rated", as Jeep might say) can also be environmentally friendly.

With the Furai concept, Mazda puts a green spin on its rotary engine.

Chrysler exhibited its greener side at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show with the ecoVoyager Concept.