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Jaguar C-X16 concept

Jaguar CX16 concept

Jaguar CX16 concept
Car  |  SportsCars
Jaguar is unveiling the C-X16 coupe concept, a compact, rear-wheel drive, two-seater. Powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 putting out 376 horsepower, 332 pound-feet of torque, and an eight-speed gearbox. Hybrid system controlled by a steering-wheel mounted 'Push to Pass' button boosts output another 94 hp. A top speed of 186 mph, 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds and 50-75 mph acceleration in 2.1 seconds with CO2 emissions of 165 g/km.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars: "The C-X16 embodies the established Jaguar strengths of sensual design, animal-like agility and inspirational performance and combines these with attributes that set us on a course to create sustainable sports cars of the future."
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Ferrari 458 Spider

Ferrari 458 Spider
Car  |  SportsCars


The new 2012 Ferrari 458. It is world's first mid-rear engined berlinetta and equipped with a retractable hardtop(Check out the video). The car's retracting back-panel mechanism is similar to the one on the Superamerica, but more streamlined in design, and it hides under a double-hump rear deck when stowed (the Superamerica’s roof laid itself on top of the rear deck). The roof can fold itself down into a space ahead of the engine bay in 14 seconds, and the independently operable rear window doubles as a wind blocker. Powered by a 4.5-liter direct-injection V8, 570 hp engine. Top speed is about 198 mph, with a 0-62 time of 3.4 seconds.
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Ashton Kutcher's Luxurious Two-Story Trailer

Ashton Kutchers Luxurious TwoStory Trailer

Ashton Kutchers Luxurious TwoStory Trailer
Car  |  Other
This $2-million luxurious two-Story trailer is two-storey, 53ft long, 30-ton luxury home, has two levels with “a second floor that hydraulically emerge from the main body to offer a total floor space of 1,100 sq ft.”
"...the ‘Baby Girl’ boasts seven 60in 3D plasma screens, a vast living area, two bathrooms, a kitchen with granite surfaces and a conference space..." Cool
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The Porsche 929 Concept by Julliana Cho

The Porsche 929 Concept by Julliana Cho

The Porsche 929 Concept by Julliana Cho

The Porsche 929 Concept by Julliana Cho
Car  |  Concept
The Porsche 929 concept is a four seater vehicle concept with gullwing doors by designer Julliana Cho. These images look so cool.
"This 4-seater has suitable comfort for long distance drives with the fam, but maintains the brand’s iconic fluid styling with some added severity and drama in the lines and contours that give it that necessary edge the larger Panamara needed to maintain sporty appeal."
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The Flake

The Flake
Car  |  Concept
The Flake, Da Feng's latest design, is covered in hinged carbon-fiber pieces. Each one is connected by carbon nanotubes to tiny solenoids that can make them stand up or lay flat, like an angry cat puffing up its fur. Each "flake", is made of carbon fiber, and can go from perfectly flat and streamlined to standing up nearly vertically. So if you want to go fast, all the flakes lie flat, but when you turn, all the flakes on one side of the car will stand up, helping lock the car down to the road. The Flake car, its wheels are made out of twelve independently extendable leg-things, allowing for an adjustable contact surface. Their 12 “legs” extend and contract in response to the road surface and vehicle speed, the bottom part of the “wheel” flattens at high speeds, turning the circle into a D-shape, so Feng calls them D-wheels.
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BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept revealed

BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept revealed

BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept revealed
Car  |  Concept


BMW has just unveiled the new BMW i electric cars series vehicles, i3 and i8."SUV-like BMW i3 with rear-wheel-drive (originally called the MegaCity) carved from aluminum and carbon-fiber reinforced plastics. It has room for eight passengers (four up front and four in the back) and a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. It's capable of 170 horsepower, tops out at 93 MPH and can go from 0-60 in less than eight seconds. "Unlike the standard i3, the BMW i8 will be a plug-in hybrid, the hybrid car with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that powers the rear wheels and a electric motor that powers the front, 0-60 mph is claimed to under five seconds. No word on when they will be production...
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Orphiro Electric Motorcycle

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle

Orphiro's Electric Motorcycle(TBA) is powered by rechargeable batteries and is totally electric. It reminds me of one of the old Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 50′s. The bike reminds me of one of the old Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 50′s. The bike's lithium ion batteries with a motor that pushes a total of 72 volts, 60 miles on a charge, the top speed at 75mph. The bike is scheduled to launch in September and the pricing is unknown.

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1/1 Scale Full Size 2011 Ferrari Steering Wheel Replica

11 Scale Full Size 2011 Ferrari Steering Wheel
Car  |  Other
This 1:1 full-sized scale replica of the steering wheel used by Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in the 2011 F1 season. Cool, but the $2,000+ price!
"This superbly detailed and finely finished replica of the Ferrari 150° Italia full size steering wheel is hand built from genuine carbon fibre and is fitted with moving buttons, paddles and switches.
The replica comes with a red leather base and a clear dust cover.
Each one of the limited edition of 250 pieces comes with a certificate of authenticity and a unique numbered plaque on the base.
Outer Box Dimensions: 45 x 42 x 42
Weight: 14.5kg
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Man creates world's only turbine-powered Batmobile

Man creates worlds only turbinepowered Batmobile
Car  |  Other


Casey Putsch built a Batmobile powered by a turbine engine(385-horespower Boeing turboshaft engine) from a naval helicopter. It features a custom tube frame/monocoque chassis with fully independant suspension, disc brakes, and a sequential shifter. It runs on kerosene, diesel, or Jet fuel and has a power to weight ratio comparable to a Dodge Viper. Despite being 20 feet long and 7.5 feet wide, the Batmobile is completely street legal. He also made the sound system iPod-compatible and added an iPad to his dash to function as an avionics system and GPS navigator. 
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Peel Microcars

Peel Microcars

Peel Microcars
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Peel microcars were built in Peel, Isle of Man in the 1960's by Peel Engineering. Two main models were produced in limited numbers: the two passenger Trident and one passenger P50. At just 54 inches in length, the P50 remains the world’s smallest production car.
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SoloTrek team plans a ducted-fan-powered multi-passenger hybrid car

Air Car ductedfanpowered multipassenger hybrid
Car  |  Concept

The idea comes from Michael Moshier and Robert Bulaga, his team of aircraft engineers that previously developed SoloTrek XFV (Exo-skeletal Flying Vehicle). And they're building on this experience to attempt to create a hybrid multi-passenger VTOL flying car:
"Ever since the Jetsons, we've been promised that an air car is just around the corner," says Moshier, "but the technologies and knowledge necessary to build such a machine have not been available - until now! And it will be developed here in the USA!"

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DARPA completes XC2V crowd-sourced vehicle prototype

DARPA completes XC2V crowdsourced vehicle
Car  |  Other
DARPA's XC2V crowd-sourced military vehicle competition(a new concept vehicle on a common chassis designed for both combat reconnaissance and combat delivery & evacuation), now this design turned into a fully functional prototype by June. Local Motors won the XC2V competition, they were given a mere 14 weeks to build a prototype of their "FLYPMODE" concept, this prototype looks so cool. check out see more pics. 
"The XC2V is the first crowd-sourced, militarily relevant vehicle design. The DARPA XC2V effort, asked non-traditional DoD performers, small businesses, universities and the general public to contribute innovative ideas for a vehicle body designed to accomplish the critical mission tasks of combat resupply and medical evacuation. More than 150 credible designs were submitted, with the winning design taking less than fourteen-weeks to build. "
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2012 Mini Cooper Coupe

2012 Mini Cooper Coupe

2012 Mini Cooper Coupe
Car  |  Coupe
2012 Mini Cooper Coupe, which is the automaker's first production two-passenger automobile and also the fastest box-stock Mini ever. Available in three models, base Cooper Coupe, Cooper S Coupe and the John Cooper Works Coupe. Powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual transmission, a six-speed automatic is also available for the Cooper S Coupe and Cooper Coupe. The top of the line John Cooper Works gets an engine with motorsports-inspired tuning and a total of 208 horsepower that helps it from 0 -60 miles in 6.1 seconds, and a top speed of 149mph. 
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cricket trailer

cricket trailer

cricket trailer
Car  |  Other
Cricket Camping Trailer designed by a NASA Architect. Featuring a very compact stove and sink, compact shower and toilet, a tiny dining table and a couch that folds flat providing sleep space for a couple of people.
"Fast forward to 1999, the boy, now an architect and designer, moves to Houston to work at NASA on the International Space Station. He works on the “habitation module” (NASA speak for the place where astronauts eat, sleep, bathe, relax, i.e. their home). He is a “space” architect - mission accomplished. But he wants to design things that will actually get built…in his lifetime. He returns to earth, not sure what will follow. "
Price: $10,000 - 17,000   |   BUY   |   Source

Volkswagen Aqua Curvy Hovercraft

Volkswagen Aqua Curvy Hovercraft

Volkswagen Aqua Curvy Hovercraft

Volkswagen Aqua Curvy Hovercraft
Car  |  Concept
Designed by 21-year-old Yuhan Zhang, the Volkswagen Aqua is an all-terrain hovercraft , can easily maneuver on lakes, rivers and coastal waters, to the roads, wetlands and snow and ice alikem, with four little electric motorized fans that provide lift and thrust along with a hydrogen cell powered engine.
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BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage
Car  |  Concept
For the 328's 75th birthday, BMW has unveiled a concept car to celebrate 75th anniversary of BMW 328, Dubbed the BMW 328 Hommage, this ultra-lightweight sports car was built to mirror the principles used to create the original 328. The 328 Hommage weighs in at a svelte 1,720 pounds, accomplished through the use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. 328 Hommage is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. The instrument panel of the BMW 328 Hommage is a fitted with two iPhones located in special holders and which assume additional display functions for the driver and co-driver, Cool!
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Uno III converts Transformers style into a three-wheeled trike

Uno III converts Transformers style into a threewheeled

Uno III converts Transformers style into a threewheeled
Car  |  Motorcycle

The Uno III has three wheels, can be ridden like a Segway, using two of its wheels with a balancing gyroscope. Dubbed as the “world’s first real transformer" that transforms into a full-sized motorcycle at the push of a button. Now BPG Motors is accepting refundable deposits of $250 for Uno orders.
The Uno 3 can balance solely on its rear wheels in “Uno mode,” enabling unmatched nimbleness with an extremely tight turning radius. This alone will make it ideal for urban settings. When higher speeds are needed, the middle wheel can drop down in front and the outer wheels shift backwards — transforming the Uno 3 into a full street bike.

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Price: $5,000-$7,500   |   BUY

Long Truck Is Long

Car  |  Other
According to a comment on YouTube this is a sugar cane transporter truck (or treminhão) from Brazil.
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 revealed

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 40 revealed

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 40 revealed
Car  |  SportsCars
The latest limited-edition 911, the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. It packs a 4.0-liter flat-six derived from the 911 GT3 RSR racer, complete with forged pistons, titanium connecting rods and a crankshaft pulled directly from its track-bred descendent. with 500 horsepower, from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds, crack 124 mph in less than 12 seconds and top out at 193 mph. The price is $185,000, and only 600 will be produced when sales begin later this year.
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FlyNano aircraft

FlyNano aircraft
Car  |  Transportation
The FlyNano can take off and land off water, seats a single daredevil and costs EUR 27,000(about $39,000). It is one of the lightest single-person aircrafts that weighs just 70 kilograms. Available in three version, one electric, one gas 24 bhp and 35 bhp models, one racing is capable of flying for about 43 miles. The Flynano tops out at over 140 km/h, with a service ceiling of 3 km.
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Car  |  Coupe
The latest version Volkswagen Beetle is coming. The new Beetle is 3.3 inches wider and 6 inches longer than the outgoing model. It is 71.2 inches wide and 168.4 inches long, and has a wider track. The bonnet is longer, a look exacerbated by the cabin being pushed back and the windshield being more upright and closer to the driver. 2012 Beetle will offer three engines: a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter gasoline five-cylinder engine, a 140-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI clean diesel engine and a 200-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI turbocharged gasoline engine. Check out see more pics. 
The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle will be on display this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show and the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, and will go on sale in the U.S. in September. Pricing was not announced.
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GM's EN-V Concept

GMs ENV Concept
Car  |  Concept


EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow’s cities.
"EN-V is propelled by electric motors in each of its two driving-mode wheels. Dynamic stabilization technology empowers EN-V, giving it the unique ability to carry two passengers and light cargo in a footprint that’s about a third of a traditional vehicle. It can literally “turn on a dime” within its own operating envelope. In addition, everything in EN-V is drive-by-wire, supporting its ability to operate autonomously or under manual control. The motors not only provide power for acceleration, but also bring the vehicle to a stop.
Power for the motors is provided by lithium-ion batteries that produce zero emissions. Recharging can occur from a conventional wall outlet using standard household power, allowing EN-V to travel at least 40 kilometers on a single charge. EN-V can also improve the efficiency of the public electric infrastructure since the vehicle can communicate with the electric grid to determine the best time to recharge based on overall usage.
By combining the Global Positioning System (GPS) with vehicle-to-vehicle communications and distance-sensing technologies, the EN-V concept can be driven both manually and autonomously. "
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Parker Brothers Green Machine

Parker Brothers Green Machine
Car  |  Other
The folkers at Parker Brothers Choppers have turned the big wheel bike into a functional motorcycle for grown-ups. It's got a massive 45-inch front wheel and, just like the real thing, steers from rear, Power comes from an 80-cubic inch Harley-Davidson Evo engine.
"We had a Green Machine lying around the shop and we figured it would be a cool idea,” said Parker Brothers’ Jeff Halverson, who did 50 mph on this beast. “It rides crazy and is fast as hell. If it wasn’t for the rear tires we could have had it DOT approved. "
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1950's Fifth Wheel Parking Concept

Car  |  Other
In the 1950s in California someone invented a retractable fifth wheel to aid in parking. It looks cool.

Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition

Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition

Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition
Car  |  Suv
Called the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition, this top-of-the-line SUV is the most luxurious Range Rover ever. Land Rover has outfitted the SUV with a veritable first-class cabin that includes four individual buckets, separated front and back by middle console with aluminum tray tables and a drinks cooler in the back. The rear-seat passengers also get the use of a pair of Apple iPads docked into the front seatbacks, and the cargo area gets a yacht-inspired teak deck. The buyers can choose from either the 4.4-liter V8 turbodiesel or the 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Pricing has yet to be announced, but the Autobiography Ultimate Edition is set to be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
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Raonhaje's electric semi submarine - EGO

Raonhajes electric semi submarine EGO

Raonhajes electric semi submarine EGO
Car  |  Transportation
The EGO, the world’s first compact semi submarine, itscockpit is located below the floating hull so while cruising about you always have a lovely view of what lies below. The windows of the EGO are made of special acrylic materials, mostly used in aquariums to withstand water pressure and enable light transmission for better visibility. It features a top speed of 4 knots for 4 hours, and it runs for 6-10 hours on a single charge. Other equipment includes a monitoring LCD system, battery monitoring systems, VHF marine two way radio, digital depth gauge, foot pedal, compass and clock.
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Wind-Powered Car

WindPowered Car

WindPowered Car

WindPowered Car
Car  |  Other


Television host Dirk Gion and engineer Stefan Simmerer recently completed a 5,000 km (3,107 mile) journey across Australia-  titled The Wind Explorer,a lightweight electric vehicle powered only by electricity-generating wind turbine and a kite, and broke three world records in the process. To keep the electric Wind Explorer running, it could be recharged overnight using a porable 20-foot wind turbine (it can also be plugged in in the absence of wind). They could also deploy a kite if the breeze was strong enough, and use it to pull the vehicle along, it worked like parasailing.
The 18-day road trip gave way to three world records for the Germans. one for crossing a continent with a wind-powered vehicle for the first time, another for traveling the farthest in a wind-powered car over a 36 hour period, and a final one for the most distance ever covered by a wind-powered land vehicle. Check out the video above!
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2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept

2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept

2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept

2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept
Car  |  Concept
Volkswagen unveiled the third and latest iteration of its two-seater diesel-electric hybrid concept series, the new XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV). Powering by the carbon fiber shell is a plug-in diesel hybrid powertrain, using a 2-cylinder TDI motor with 48-hp, mated to a 27-hp electric motor and using a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. 
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ZMP announces new Single-Seater Robot Electric Car, the RoBoCar

Car  |  Other
Japanese automobile manufacturer ZMP has announced a new single-seater electric robotic vehicle, the RoBoCar. The zero-emission vehicle features an array of sensors that include an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), speed sensor and laser range finders. The vehicle is equipped with a newly developed autonomous system that allows the onboard computers to move the vehicle without the need of any driver.
- A drive-by-wire model capable of adapt to speed automatically and which costs costs about 2.8 million yen.
- A steer-by-wire model with automatic steering capability that costs about 4.8 million yen.
- A brake-by-wire model with stereo camera, IMU and steer-by-Wire announced at 6.8 Million Yen.
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Kerry McLean & His Monocycle

Car  |  Motorcycle
Kerry McLean's monocycle, a one wheeled motorcycle type vehicle, built by Kerry McLean.
Engine: 40HP water-cooled, ex-snowmobile
Wheel: Inside diam 36 in. Tyre is from a French vineyard tractor trailer.
Controls: Left-hand clutch, twistgrip throttle, righthand hydraulic brake.
Steering is by leaning slightly out of the wheel. Accessories: Halogen headlights, brake lights and numberplate.This machine is licensed for the road. McLean has set a speed record of 53mph for a monowheel at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, and is aiming for 100mph.