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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

January 10, 2008 at 11:50 AM

CES: The coolest car at CES? Take your pick

LAS VEGAS — My vote is for the 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder that drew a crowd at the Monster Cable booth. They should call it doppio, with that license plate:

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I think this is the new Camaro:

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How about the new Jaguar XF, souped up with a Bowers & Wilkins stereo:

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Check out the Tomcar that Azentek used to demo its new Vista dashboard PC — I hope it’s splashproof:

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This Yamaha would have been perfect in “Terminator 2”:

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A company called Treo Engineering brought a truck with wheel-well displays. Mud-flap monitors? They should stick to smart phones.

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Blaupunkt’s Tesla seemed relatively tame:

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This Chevy Volt is still in beta:

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An old school Chevy Volt:

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That ’56 Bel-Air has an Xbox 360 inside.

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It even has a drawer to hold the controllers:

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These guys spent so much on speakers, they could only afford a first-generation PS2 (the game console is on the right, where the glove box was):

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Speaking of guys, an awful lot of them were taking pictures of car stereos at CES for some reason:

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Step inside and say goodbye to your eardrums:

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I guess you could say this Hummer offers sustainable decibels:

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For zooming across the flat world, how about the CNC Flowmotion V12 carbon fiber Benz in the booth of Zhejiang Tianle Digital Electric Co., China’s biggest speaker parts manufacturer:

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Last but not least is the Vectrix 3W, an electric three-wheeler that the Rhode Island company will start selling in 12 to 18 months for $11,000 to $15,000.

It’s made in Poland from U.S. components, weights 520 pounds and has a maximum speed of 62 mph. At 40 mph, it has a range of 65 to 70 miles on a single charge.

Especially tricky is its tilt-control technology. At speeds under 3 mph, its locked into an upright position. As it goes faster, the lock automatically releases.

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