Cars Coming Soon: Laser-Powered Mazda, Another New Lamborghini, No Jeep Pickup… Yet

Mazda Kabura concept

Put the words “laser-powered” in front of anything and, odds are, I’ll be sold on it.

For some reason I’m reminded of a great Steve Martin quote,

I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.

Imagine a laser-powered turtleneck sweater. Infinitely more cool, right?

The same is true for cars. Would you want one powered by a measly spark, or a laser beam?

I’ve been tracking the progress of laser ignition for over two years (here and here), and now, finally, we might have our first real candidate: the next Mazda rotary engine.

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