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Fancy cars on display in Vegas 拉斯維加斯酷炫車展

A pick-up truck with BBQ and TV.
一台內建烤肉架和電視的貨卡車。

Photo: AFP

Late last month many special cars were displayed at a car show in Las Vegas.

One company introduced a special kind of car wheel that has a television in the middle. People can watch TV by looking at the wheels.

The company hopes to sell the wheels to taxi drivers and bus companies. They could play advertisements on the wheels.

A pick-up truck on display featured a giant TV that folds out from the trunk and a built-in BBQ grill. People could pull over to the side of the road and watch TV while cooking dinner.

One item on display was very impressive but probably wouldn't be allowed on open roads. It was a device that makes it so cars can shoot a 2m flame from the back exhaust.

"How cool is that?" said Kevin Dickinson, who works for the company that makes the device.(Staff Writer, with AFP)

拉斯維加斯上個月底舉辦了一場車展,現場展示了許多非常特別的車子。

有一間公司就推出了一種特製車輪,車輪中間鑲嵌了一台電視,民眾可以直接「看車輪」來看電視。

這間公司希望能將這款特殊的輪胎銷售給計程車駕駛和巴士公司,這樣他們就可以利用車輪來播放廣告。

展覽中還有一台貨卡車以可摺疊收進後車廂的巨型電視及內建烤肉架為主打特色。車主只要把車停靠在路邊,就可以一邊烹煮晚餐一邊看電視。

這次展覽中有一項令人眼睛為之一亮的商品,但是這台車大概不准開上路吧。因為這輛車上裝了一個可以讓排氣管噴出兩公尺火焰的裝置。

「這台車超酷吧?」生產廠商凱文.迪金森說。

(法新社/翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. advertisement n.

廣告 (guang3 gao4)

例: The last advertisement was very funny.

(最後一個廣告很爆笑。)

2. trunk n.

後車廂 (hou4 che1 xiang1)

例: What is in your car trunk?

(你的後車廂裡裝了什麼?)

3. impressive adj.

令人印象深刻的 (ling4 ren2 yin4 xiang4 shen1 ke4 de5)

例: That was a very impressive move.

(那樣做令人印象非常深刻。)

4. exhaust n.

排氣管 (pai2 qi4 guan3)

例: There's a problem with my car's exhaust.

(我車子的排氣管出了一點小毛病。)


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