In an obvious attempt to compete, or perhaps surpass Ford's GT, the ME Four-Twelve is a midengine, rear-wheel-drive super car carrying an aluminum 6.0-liter V12 that puts out a healthy 850 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
Alcoa Mill Products, Pittsburgh (www.alcoa.com), had a role in the commercialization of a new GM forming process for the aluminum body and closure panels featured on the 2004 Chevy Malibu Maxx's lift gate.
Protective suits isolate wearers from chemical and biological weapons. But body heat generated inside the suits can be a problem. Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory aim to change that.
One look at the $39,000 Infiniti FX35 Crossover and you'd think this eye popper came out of Nissan's skunkworks. But after driving it for a week, one nagging question kept popping up: Why am I not impressed?