Its manufacturers call the Uno III “world’s first real transformer,” even though it does not transform into a badass car or an equally badass robot. What it does, is go from a three-wheeled Segway styled mode to a street bike. There you have it, and you can book one with a refundable deposit of $250.
For a mighty supercar like Lamborghini Aventador, three minutes is more than enough to make a solid impression. Watch the car take on the forces of nature, as it navigates the Californian desert Coyote Dry Lakebed in this 3-minute special effect thunderstorm.
Toyota teamed up with engineering crew Deeplocal to create a small roller coaster from the 2011 Prius. Engineers modified the Prius to create a coaster car, and bestowed it with a 70-feet track made out of steel. The coaster car is dropped from a 10 feet high platform, where it reaches a speed of 15mph. Braking system from the car generates current at 30amps for 200 Volts, giving a total power reading of 6000 Watts. This energy is enough to light real amusement park lights and signs, and the LEDs along the track.
We’ve come to expect a Chinese connection when we hear of DIY transformer sculptures, and we’re rarely disappointed. These sculptures were on display at the Nanjing International Auto Exhibition in China. These Transformers resembling pieces have been made waste pieces/ scraps from cars and bikes. No wonder some of them look so angry.
Perhaps the Cectek King Cobra ATV didn’t quite have an enjoyable trip while coming from Taiwan. That would explain its super angry face. Or maybe it just wants to pretend being macho. It has a liquid cooled, four-stroke 500EFI Engine, a V-belt automatic CVT transmission with knob shift, to go along its 2WD and 4WD modes. There’s no price tag yet, and you better not ask the angry King Cobra about it.
Designer David Panarella, in collaboration with designer Liyu Zhao and Italian company Feddy International, created this yacht concept targeted specifically towards Chinese sensibilities. The concept was displayed at the China International Boat Show (CIBSE), one of Asia’s most important shows for the recreational boating industry. Named Rosario, the concept brings together the best of European and Chinese design, with plush interiors and sensible exteriors.
We’ve long since given up hopes of seeing flying cars in the near future; the logistics simply don’t add up. But that doesn’t stop us from wishing to live in the classic vision of the future(flying cars, space travel, robots, sex with hottest women on the planet). Flynano isn’t a flying car, but the tiny aircraft does bring the idea of the fun of flight. Available in versions that may be powered by petrol or electricity, Flynano has a lightweight construction that makes liberal use of carbon fiber composites, and a top speed that may reach 140 kph. Displayed at the Aero 2011 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, designers hope to take the flyer into commercial production soon, with a price tag of €25,000 to €27,000 ($36.7k to $39.7k).
Untitled Motorcycles is a group of three guys in London making custom motorcycles. Each of the designs is elegant, done with classy styling and quality mechanics. Untitled says the idea isn’t about power, but about motorcycles that speak the soul. They start off with old motorcycles and bring them back to life with classic looks.
I’d absolutely love to drive a Ferrari. Except of the part that I don’t earn enough to even buy foot mats for the supercar. Anyways, there is some solace in watching videos and images of the car, like this video primer of the 458 Italia’s in-vehicle systems. The video shows a dash of tech that goes into making a vehicle with a prancing horse badge, and the sheer amount (and complexity) of operations and systems that can be available to the driver at the touch of a finger.
Classic cars always manage to stand a class apart due to the sheer elegance of their design and the inherent beauty of these wonderfully sculpted pieces. Photographer Ken Brown highlights the beauty of these classics in his work, not by simply photographing the entire car, but by abundantly playing with lights and parts of the car. The results are wonderful.