Designer Mikhail Smolyanov designed this Steampunk motorcycle by getting inspiration from racing cars of the ’20s. Named ARX-4, the concept motorcycle is powered by a V8 that powers the wheels directly by means of a drive shaft, rather than making use of the conventional chain link or belt drive.
It is the automobile season, with numerous auto shows coming our way. In preparation for the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has come up with this tiny concept car they call the Micro Commuter. True to its name, the Micro Commuter is a tiny, electricity powered car aimed primarily at urban commuters who would just not turn to carpooling, despite all its advantages.
Well, the video ain’t quite as good as something you’d expect to come from Ken Block and The Stig hooning cars, but it still is interesting. The video was shot for the Top Gear Australia magazine and saw the local Stig and Ken Block come out for the cover story.
Ducati’s has unveiled the 1199 Panigale that will make its way to the 2012 Superbike family. Slated for an official opening at the Milan International Motorcycle Show, the superbike has a twin cylinder engine produce an impressive 195 hp, which when compared to its weight of 164 kg makes for one of the best power to weight ratios. Prices for the Panigale range will start off from $18000, followed by the Panigale S at $23000, and the top of the line Panigale Tricolore at $28000.
One of the highlights of the annual LA Auto Show are the automobile concepts from the Design Challenge that accompany it. This year’s concepts moved around the idea of “Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car.” Of course, the idea saw quite a few interesting concepts, one of them being the Honda IH.
Pixar has given us some amazing characters and really enjoyable movies, but what would the world be like if they made numerous iconic cars in movies. Checkout these super cute illustrations made “Cars” style, imagining iconic movie cars the way of Pixar.
To advertise the new Chevrolet Sonic, the automaker sent the car where no car has gone before, and where even the Sonic is unlikely to go again. In one of the adverts Sonic jumps out an airplane and skydives above the Arizona Desert in Phoenix, USA. In the second advertisement, you can see the Sonic bungee jumping off a stack of freight containers. That car ought to be cool, although we’re not entirely sure about how we’ll react if your car decided to go bungee jumping; unless pooping pants is a viable response.
Lamborghini Mantis concept envisions a somewhat “tame” Lamborghini and we guess that’s what made designer Hazael Estrada choose the name, which is a departure of Lamborghini’s tradition of naming cars after bulls. The Mantis concept has a slightly futuristic design, and a very aerodynamic body that can apparently adjust with the airflow to stay aerodynamic. The designer envisions this car as a hybrid with a combustion engine powering the rear wheels while two separate electric motors power each front wheel.
Here’s something you don’t get to see often: a cop being handcuffed for speeding. Miami Police Officer Fausto López was doing 120mph on Florida’s Turnpike in Broward County, and refused to stop at the warning of Florida highway patrol trooper D.J. Watts.
The way we see it, things look kind of futuristic when data starts to show itself on clear glass. They may be spectacles you are wearing, the bathroom mirror, or the car windscreen. Data on these things looks way more sexier and futuristic than it actually is. In all earnestness, windscreen displays like these would make navigation way more easier, and slightly safer.