Manhattan Beach based Aerofex have developed a bike that hovers/flies, quite creating the effect of the Speeder from Star Wars. Massive fans are used to create enough thrust to lift the bike off the ground and keep it floating. Aerofex says the bike is easy enough to use and does not require any special training for the riders. It appears the company is busy trying to pitch the bike to the military, which obviously could have an interest in the bike; because well, everybody wants flying bikes.
You know what sucks? The high cost of gas and the fact that the sucker pollutes the atmosphere every second the engine runs. Something that runs on a vast energy source that is inexhaustible would be really cool, you know, like a car running on air. India’s Tata Motors has been working with MDI to create a car that runs on plain air; an alternative fuel that you can see is seemingly better than all other options we have at the moment.
At the recently completed London Olympics, tiny miniature Minis had an important job to do, and they could often be seen dashing across the fields and the tracks. Mini’s parent company BMW was an official sponsor of the Olympics, so that meant BMW and Mini cars could often be seen ferrying athletes and guests.
We imagine Batman would occasionally like to dabble in sports, maybe take to the track for F1 racing. Awesome as it is, the Tumbler or our conventional Batmobiles can’t quite qualify for the rules of F1 racing, so it’s KnightVision3D to the rescue with this F1-styled Batmobile that takes some inspiration from the Tumbler. Well of course, it isn’t exactly F1 permissible technology with two jet turbines and hydraulic flaps. All that doesn’t really matter though, because it’s friggin’ Batman’s F1 car.
Artist Chicara Nagata makes motorcycles that may very well be considered functional pieces of art. The motorcycles have an appearance that goes back to the age of the classics. It’s been 20 years since Chicara has been making motorcycles, each of which can take about 500 of components designed, crafted and assembled by Chicara.
Nero is the work of custom motorcycle design company and workshop, Bandit9. The Beijing based company has developed Nero off the design of Custom Chang Jiang 750, which in turn took its inspiration from the Giger creature in the movie “Alien.”
Made to mark the Olympics, this Volkswagen Up has no foot pedal for acceleration. It does in stead rely on sounds of shouting, screaming and general merriment of its occupants to speed up or down. Made with the help of creative agency Achtung Netherlands, the car makes use of ‘orange-motion technology’ which basically sounds like marketing lingo for a sound powered car. A decibel recorder works with the accelerator system of the car, and along with a reconfigured engine CPU, ensures louder sounds gain more RPM from the engine.
Picture this: You’re bang in the middle of a zombie horde that’s inching its way towards you with every intention of helping themselves to your brain. Bullets won’t really help that much, the best option being getting the hell out of there. That is when you fire off the Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine.
London double decker buses have apparently reached a point where they just don’t want to be bulky, large sized buses anymore. They want to be sweet and slim like those new kids on the block that make everybody swoon. Well, at least this particular bus had had enough. Which is why it promptly showed its usually well concealed arms and set off to do some push ups. Now that is all it does.
The Dark Knight Rises has hit theaters, so it becomes rather natural that we see accessories and articles in the style of the caped crusader. And what better than a licensed, accurately made replica of the Bat-suit. Coming from the experts at UD Replicas, the suit has been made to look as close to Batman’s costume as possible, without sacrificing its usability. The set includes a jacket, pants, gloves and suits that can be worn separately; but why would anyone want to do that? You obviously shell $1564 and go for the full set.