BMW revealed the BMW Concept X5 eDrive today ahead of its public debut at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show. The Concept X5 eDrive combines a 95-horsepower electric motor with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, reachs speeds of 75 miles per hour and a range of 19 miles under electric power only, 0-62 in under seven seconds and drivers can select from three PHEV modes: one that operates the system automatically, an all-electric mode and a Save Battery mode to preserve the battery's current state of charge.
The electric-powered Armadillo-T was developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as a way to help reduce the amount of space used when a car is parked and not in use. Using a 13.6 kWh battery, the car is able to travel up to 37 miles per hour with about a 60 mile range on a single charge.To accommodate the folding feature, the designers replaced traditional fold-out rear view mirrors with surround-view cameras. Its size can fall to 1.65 meters as the rear part can slide forward, folding the two-seat doors up vertically. The four in-wheel motors also provide effective four-wheel drive, and enable it to rotate 360 degrees when it is folded.
The Moby1 C2 Trailer($6,500+) is a trailer, "perfect behind a bike". It is lightweight, starting less than 300lbs, its low curb weight makes it perfect for a motorcycle. It is customizable, you can add cabinets and a kitchen countertop. It looks cool. "This model has a half galley with cabinets and a countertop workspace for cooking and cleanup, and interior cabinets in the cabin for storage of clothing and gear."
The BMW M4 Coupe Concept unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The design features include a carbon fiber roof, front splitter, tailpipes and the 20-inch wheels exposing big six-piston from brakes.There is still no word on the M4's powertrain yet. "The BMW Concept M4 Coupe reflects the BMW M philosophy in ideal form: It combines motor racing genes and unrestricted everyday suitability in a highly emotional overall concept," says Friedrich Nitschke, chairman of BMW's managing board.
Jeff Bloch, AKA "SpeedyCop", is an American race-car enthusiast who likes to create all sorts of crazy contraptions for the popular 24-hour LeMons Race. His latest project is a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro that SpeedyCop flipped over, then made roadworthy. To create this one-of-a-kind freak on wheels, he stripped off the Fiesta’s body and replaced it with the upside-down carcass of the Chevy Camaro. "I’m an 8 year-old kid trapped in a 40 year-old body, with just enough talent to pull off my wacky ideas, and, fortunately, enough truly amazing friends to help make them a reality."
Two women(Tali Shaul, a psychotherapist and Hagit Morevski, an ecological pond water treatment specialis) living in Even Yehuda have come up with a creative solution to the Israeli housing crisis: they transformed an out-of-use public bus into a luxury living space. They bought an old bus from the Israeli public transportation company Dan’s warehouse and began the transformation. The bus was stripped inside and broken down, so much so that Shaul and Morevski decided to enlist the help of their designer friend, Vered Sofer Drori.
Melbourne, Florida-based Parker Brothers have developed the NeuTron Bike, a "futuristic, street-legal motorcycle that reaches speeds of 100 mph and can travel up to 80 miles on its 100% electric engine." Take a ride on a real Tron bike.
Lamborghini announced a new Gallardo model today, the all-wheel-drive LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, and it's almost identical to the LP 570-4 Super Trofeo single-series race car. Powered by 570-horsepower V10, a lightweight body built out of aluminum and carbon fiber. Hitting 60 miles per hour takes just 3.4 seconds, but even more impressive is its run to 124 mph in 10.4 seconds, and a top speed of 199 mph.
Mini brings its Countryman ALL4 Camp concept. It is easily be mounted on a MINI or MINI Clubman. The upper half of the tent is simply folded out of its storage box. Plump up the pillows and two occupants are ready to relax, then wake up to a perfect view of the ocean, mountain or valley.
Honda created this 308 pound monster with their title winning British Touring Car Championship partner, Team Dynamics. They took the body of one of their HF2620 Lawn Tractors and stuffed it with the 1000cc engine from a VTR Firestorm motorcycle. With 109 horsepower and geared to have a top speed of 130 mph. In testing they’ve pushed it up to 100mph, though we’re assured it can do better. The best part? It still cuts grass, thanks to two electric motors, it can cut grass at around 15mph. They call it the Mean Mower. Watch the video of it in action after more.
Stella, the world's first solar-powered family car, provides accommodation for four people, fully accessible trunk space, an intuitive steering system, and has a range of 600 kilometers. It generates via the photo-voltaic panels and the roof-mounted solar cells.
The Smittybilt GEAR Tan Front Seat($100) Cover have removable storage pockets for all of your camping, hiking, or backpacking tools and accessories. And each seat cover features a handful of pockets running down the backside along with additional pockets located on both the front and sides of the seat as well. Made from 600 denier polyester with a PVC liner. It will equip your boring driver or passenger seat with more storage capability.
Porsche celebrates the 50th anniversary of its 911 model with a special edition release. Only making 1,963 units. The car is based on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S, but it comes in the wider body typically reserved for the Carrera 4. With the seven-speed manual transmission the 911 50 Years Edition can dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in 4.5sec and hit 186mph. Featuring the original 911 includes the 3.8L flat-six engine, Fuchs wheels, a chrome grill, classically styled gauges, and houndstooth-patterned sport seats. Available in a choice of a PDK automatic or a seven-speed manual transmission.
Jeff 'Speedy Cop' Bloch, a 40-year-old Washington, D.C. police officer, combined an old Cessna aircraft with a Toyota fan to create this plane car. He converts plane into roadworthy car. The car, named Spirit of LeMons, can reach speeds of 90 miles per hour.
This is a collaboration between BMW and Pininfarina(an independent Italian car design firm) is this blunt-force two-door called the BMW Pininfarini Gran Lusso Coupe. BMW Group and Pininfarina joined forces to bring an idea to fruition: "The appeal of this collaboration with Pininfarina is that you get another, very different and special angle on facets like luxury and exclusivity." The BMW Pininfarini Gran Lusso Coupe is Based on the 7-Series platform, the Gran Lusso Coupé sits on exclusively designed five triple-spoke 21-inch wheels finished in a mix of matt-sheen aluminium, black and black chrome, and is powered by a V12 engine. BMW and Pininfarina are also staying quiet on any potential production plans that might stem from the concept.
This awesome machine, named 'The Red Baron', is a custom chopper motorcycle powered by a 150bhp, nine-cylinder Rotec Radial R3600 aircraft engine. Owned by Frank Ohle. German tinkerer Frank Ohle spent 18 months bringing the Red Baron from concept to reality. The Red Baron makes a lot of noise down the road and looks impressive with its huge and all-too-powerful engine. Watch the video of it in action.
The ABT has taken the Audi R8 V10 and made it faster, pumping up the 5.2-liter FSI V10 from 525 horsepower to 600 hp, and torque from 391 pound-feet to 406 lb-ft. ABT has increased the horsepower from 525 to 600, they claim a 0-62 mile per hour run of 3.5 seconds, the same as the R8 V10 Plus and they've increased the horsepower from 525 to 600, and a top speed for 198 miles per hour "is no problem at all."
British automaker Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary by introducing the 'CC100 speedster concept'. The body and interior are crafted entirely from carbon fibre - designed and constructed in fewer than six months at Aston Martin's global headquarters in Gaydon. Paired to a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission with column-mounted paddle shifts, the 'CC100' reaches 0-100 km/h ( 62mph ) in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed of 291 km/h (180 mph).
The Tonke Fieldsleeper I is the storage-space wonder. It has storage room for bikes, furniture and so on, even a scooter can be carried (or request). It can accommodate up to three people. In the limited space, there are kitchen, shower, bed and furniture.
Lamborghini has presented the Egoista Concept, the car was unveiled at a private 50th birthday party to celebrate its 50th birthday. Egoista Concept has room for a single occupant, is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 600 horsepower and boasts styling said to be inspired by an Apache helicopter. A video of the Egoista after more. "The cockpit, made completely of carbon fiber and aluminum, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements," De Silva explained."We kept an eye on the future when designing the Egoista, with the idea that its cockpit could have been taken from a jet aircraft and integrated into a road vehicle, to provide a different travel option."
BoatPack is a car roof box and boat in-one! It is a 650-liter car roof box that flips over and becomes an ultra portable boat. Cool design! "BoatPackThe lightweight 20 kg design means anybody can simply flip it over and start boating. With an added wheel you simply roll it to the water."
On the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo, Porsche announces the 2014 911 Turbo and Turbo S. The 2014 911 Turbo will feature a new all-wheel-drive system with electro-hydraulic control, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED lamps, a longer body, and the widest body in the 911 range. For the standard Turbo, the result is 520 horsepower, a 0-60 miles per hour sprint of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Turbo S with 560 horsepower, 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. The Turbo model will start at $149,250. The video below.
Hear that sound! The current power plant, the RS27, is a 750bhp V8 engine, in use since 2007. Identical units are supplied to four partner teams; triple world champions Red Bull Racing; Lotus F1 Team, double world champions in 2005 and 2006 when racing as the Renault F1 Team; Caterham F1 Team and Williams F1 Team.
To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Land Rover will release their latest creation, the Defender LX special edition. The Defender LXV will be powered by a 2.2-liter diesel engine that pushes out 122 hp and 265 lb.-ft.of torque and will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, allowing it to go from 0-60 mph in 14.7 seconds. And a black on gray color scheme & some LXV birthday logos. It will also be available in either Santorini Black or Fuji White. The price is about $44,500 and only 65 units will be produced.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept debuts at the Shanghai auto show, previewing the automaker's newest crossover. The GLA concept's powertrain mimics that of the CLA250. A 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 produces 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels.
2014 Porsche will now offer a Panamera S E-Hybrid model. It has a 95hp electric motor to go along with its 420hp 3L twin-turbo V6. At the performance, the E-Hybrid will reportedly have an all-electric driving range of "greater than 20 miles" and will be able to travel at speeds up to 84 miles per hour solely on electric power. The Panamera S E-Hybrid will be able to hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 167 mph.
On February 9, 2013 the Hennessey Venom GT ran 265.7 mph on the 2.9 mile long runway at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. You can see the 413.2kph run in the video above. Impressive! This makes the Venom GT the fastest hypercar that you can buy. If you want a 1,200HP Hennessy Venom GT, you can get your hands on one for the cool sum of $1,000,000,