Category Archives: AUTOS

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Concept Study Looks Kind Of Bizarre

Normally, I am all up for a race car, whether or not it is a real race or just a homologation, but the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport though, looks kind of bizarre. It is a real car, btw. Not a render or an engine-less prototype. This Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a concept study for the FIA R-GT category, based on the near-production GT circuit race car. Continue reading Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Concept Study Looks Kind Of Bizarre

Aston Martin Wants To Fly Into The Future With Volante Vision Concept

In addition to dreaming up its own “flying taxi,” aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce is also working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, Cranfield University and UK’s luxury sports car marque, Aston Martin, on a “near future study” that explores autonomous hybrid-electric flying vehicle suitable for urban and inter-city air travel. Yes. You heard that right. Aston Martin is speeding ahead of its fellow automakers and jumping straight into the exploration of personal air transport to enable you to skip the congestion happening on the ground. Continue reading Aston Martin Wants To Fly Into The Future With Volante Vision Concept

Here’s An Official Iron Man-themed Hyundai Money Can Buy

Automobile and Comic-Con are like oil and water. They never mixed, or so we thought. Hyundai USA has took to the recently concluded San Diego Comic-Con to unveil its market-ready Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition SUV. This is not the first Hyundai Kona Iron Man SUV, though; the South Korea automaker did show off one last year, but this is a new creation. Continue reading Here’s An Official Iron Man-themed Hyundai Money Can Buy

Chinese Inventor Plans To Take His “Hoverbike” On A 3,400 Mi Journey

Colin Furze did it. Hoversurf did it too and even got it to be used by Dubai law enforcement department, and so did a bunch of others. We are talking about hoverbike, AKA drone bike. Recently, one Chinese inventor Zhao Deli, a drone technician by trade, joins the growing enthusiast-built flying motorcycles with a pretty ambitious plan. Deli has devoted the last two years, building and testing his four-rotor flying rig which, after 1,564 test flights, he think it is ready to take his flying contraption on a 3,400 miles (5,471 km) expedition along China’s Yellow River. Continue reading Chinese Inventor Plans To Take His “Hoverbike” On A 3,400 Mi Journey

Extreme Motorsport Junkies Turned A Suzuki GSX-R Into Snow-going Beast

Finnish extreme motorsport junkies who called themselves Stunt Freaks Team has created a super cool powder-kicking snowmobile, or more correctly put, a ‘snow bike’. Stunt Freaks Team’s snow bike started its life as a Suzuki 1000cc GSX-R, kicking out 170 ponies, but now it has got the front wheel swapped for a ski and the rear, a dual-suspension equipped track that stretch to rear at a ridiculous length. Man, you got see it to believe what these dudes have done. Continue reading Extreme Motorsport Junkies Turned A Suzuki GSX-R Into Snow-going Beast

Soon You Can “Fly” Like Iron Man With This $450K Jet Suit

Yes. That is the same real-life Iron Man flying suit you saw last year, as demoed by British entrepreneur and its inventor, Richard M. Browning. As it turns out, Mr Browning is not content in just having the fun all to himself and decided to sell limited number of this “jet suits” to anyone who are keen and have the money to drop. Browning has been going around the world showing off his flying jet suit and now, he wants to share the joy of free flight with anyone who is willing to part with 340,000 English money, or about US$450,000. Now, that is one pricey big boy toy. Continue reading Soon You Can “Fly” Like Iron Man With This $450K Jet Suit

Airbus BelugaXL Super Transporter Completes Maiden Flight With A Smile

This is BelugaXL, the next-generation Airbus super transport destined to replace the original Beluga inducted into service in the mid 90s. Based on the Airbus A330-200 Freighter, the BelugaXL touts 30 percent more capacity and 12 percent bump in payload over its predecessor. So, what’s so special about this supersized cargo plane? Obviously, a huge hump on a plane is not new; we have seen it since 1980s (remember the Super Guppy?). Continue reading Airbus BelugaXL Super Transporter Completes Maiden Flight With A Smile

Opener Unveiled BlackFly Flying Car, But It Really Is An Ultralight Aircraft

According to Wikipedia, a flying car is “a type of personal air vehicle or ‘roadable’ aircraft that provides door-to-door transportation by both ground and air.” So, what really is a flying car? My definition would be a car-like vehicle that flies. Whether or not it is roadable is non-consequential (think Fifth Element). But I guess my definition is not quite the reality because, a flying car is essentially a personal air transportation device as proven by Opener’s BlackFly. Continue reading Opener Unveiled BlackFly Flying Car, But It Really Is An Ultralight Aircraft

Paul Smith Touched 65’ Porsche 911 Is Possibly The Coolest 65’ 911 Can Gets

What you see here is a no ordinary 1965 Porsche 911. It bears the iconic mark of British fashion figure Paul Smith. It has a body color that of the famous “artist stripe” familiar to fans of Paul Smith. The result pretty much speaks for itself. A classic suddenly has a different lease of life. The Paul Smith colors, in 1960s-appropriate saturated hues, were applied by Porsche tuner Sports Purpose, turning a timeless classic even more timeless and well, very artful. Continue reading Paul Smith Touched 65’ Porsche 911 Is Possibly The Coolest 65’ 911 Can Gets

Self-Driving 1965 Ford Mustang Was Cool Until It Drove Into A Wall

If you haven’t heard, Roborace wasn’t alone in autonomous drive at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A 1965 Ford Mustang did too with unexpected result, or should I say, unsurprising result. It was cool to see a classic driving itself and we have Siemens and Cranfield University to thank. The two organizations came together to outfit a 1965 Ford Mustang with a “full suit of sensors and control algorithms,” so it could make its way up the hill without human intervention. Continue reading Self-Driving 1965 Ford Mustang Was Cool Until It Drove Into A Wall