Tour of Heads;3679583Sweeeeet where did you find those? I love the one with Alyx in the car. It'll be awesome being able to ram into things with it.
I found the picture's in an interview/preview here, in a thread in steam forums here. Quite interesting. Anyway... It looks like they completely changed the front, which sucks in a way. I loved the battering ram concept, well Valve likes revisiting concepts (how many times Alyx went through changes eh?) I thought the battering ram concept would've fit nicely in the Half-Life world. But then again, it's always good to ride in style. :D
Well I'm sure it still rams things quite nicely (what a strange sentence). I remember reading - and it might have even been in the article that you linked to - that the first buggy that we ride in during Half-Life 2 was made by a few rebels that were good at welding so they made a nice frame for it but it was lacking in horsepower. The new rebels in EP2 know a lot more about engines, so they made a MUCH more powerful car. Okay what I'm try to say is that a more powerful car = more ramming action. The HL2 buggy was always bogged down by even the smallest things if you ran them over. Hopefully that will have changed.