The Massachusetts-based firm Terrafugia has announced its Transition design, which is part sedan, part private jet with two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, will be on sale in less than two years. They have also unveiled plans for a TF-X model that will be small enough to fit in a garage, and won’t need a runway to take off. Motorised rotors attached to the wings of the TF-X make it possible to take off from standing still. This means cars could switch from driving to flying when they encounter traffic. However, the wingspan requires a diameter of 100 feet to do so. Take a look!
Today we want to show you great digital photographies made by London based post-production studio Addictive. “When you spend all that time creating one really detailed 3d model, it only seemed logical to create a series. This time we wanted to explore closeups and use depth of field and bokeh effects.” Have fun!
Renault represented their latest concept – the Twizy Sport F1 – which was designed to crank up the performance of your average electric car with its kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), similar to that used in its formula 1 race cars. The result is six times the power output — almost 100 horsepower — which pushes the car from 0-62 in the same time as the Renault Mégane Renaultsport 265. As for the exterior, the futuristic Twizy looks like a curious mix between a smart car, lunar rover, and bobcat construction vehicle and features a front splitter, side-pods, rear wing, and a diffuser with an F1-style rain light. This light is controlled with a colorful gamepad-like steering wheel on the inside, which also controls the KERS, radio and rain light. This concept most likely will never be released so enjoy the pictures!
The Lamborghini Pregunta, which made its debut at the 1998 Paris Auto Show, is now up for sale for 1.6 million euros, or $2.1 million. It was acquired by Autodrome, a French specialist in vintage exotics. The Pregunta was an aerospace-influenced supercar with carbon fiber bodywork, a 530-horsepower V12 and a claimed 207-mile-per-hour top speed. It employed rear-wheel drive instead of the Diablo’s all-wheel drive, was coated in the same paint used on the French military’s Dassault Rafale fighter jet and had fiber optic lighting, rear-view cameras and a GPS system. It was shown to the world at the 1998 Paris Motor Show, and again at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. You can watch it hit the runway with a Rafale in the video below, then give AutoDrome a call if you’re interested.
This gorgeous electric-enhanced Italian-made eBike featured at Milan design week provides pedal assist power for long rides with an increased pace. The design of the Cykno eBike is vintage in spirit, recalling the bicycle designs of the early-to-mid 20th century. Carbon fiber and fine leather are used liberally in this design, while classy bits of character are added in the unusual seat design, old-world headlight and radial spoke wheels. Inside the frame, a 250 watt or 500 watt battery provides 60km of pedal-assist cruising on a single charge. While resting, the Cykno can recharge in 4 hours on a standard plug, ready to ride again at the end of the work day or the following morning. Hills, wind and rough terrain are no match for the Cykno, as the internal battery and motor system even out the creases for a smooth, pleasurable ride. Take a look!
Canadian company Campagna Motors developing three-wheeled vehicles is ready to launch a new model into production. Model T-REX 16S will use BMW motorcycle engine. T-REX 16S will go into series production in addition to T-REX 14R and T-REX 14RR. Power 1.6-liter engine for the T-REX 16S is 160 hp of torque 175 Nm. The engine is paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox. And all these features cones with elegant and stylish design. Take a look!
Legendary Italian supercar manufacturers Lamborghini are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a limited edition BMC road bike. The Impec Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition will combine a Swiss-made Impec carbon frameset with premium Italian componentry and an exclusive paint job. The production are only limited to 50 pieces worldwide and will only produce on a made-to-order basis. So this just means that there are only 50 lucky and rich people who can own one for 25,000 Euro.
At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show Toyota has introduced the i-ROAD – an electric personal mobility vehicle. Offering greater flexibility in an urban environment, the i-ROAD provides seating in tandem for two users in a pod-like enclosed environment. Its all-electric power-train features a lithium-ion battery – which provides power to a pair of 2 kW electric motors mounted within the front wheels. The EV provides unique, "active lean" technology for a safe, intuitive and enjoyable, helmet-free driving experience for over a range of up to 50 km on a single charge.
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