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China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

You have seen and read about the military’s seafaring drones, AKA unmanned sea vehicles or USV, and I am sure most of us are aware of land-roaming drones. Now, meet one that is both an unmanned sea vehicle and a land combat drone from China called Marine Lizard. It is a full-fledged drone outfitted with an electro-optical and radar systems, and armed with a pair of machine guns and a vertical launching system for anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles. Continue reading China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

Pininfarina Battista Electric Hypercar Is Faster Than A Fighter Jet

We may refer to the first Pininfarina-branded car, Battista, as an electric ’supercar’, but in actual fact, it transcends the supercar realm into a domain touched by only a handful of cars – the hypercar space. Yes. It is indeed a hypercar and it has a hyper price to boot. But more on that later. So, just how ‘hypercar’ is this hypercar? Well, how does 1,900 horsepower and 2,300 Nm (1,696 lb-ft!) of torque sounds? Absolute mind-bending, I would say. Continue reading Pininfarina Battista Electric Hypercar Is Faster Than A Fighter Jet

Electra’s Cafe Racer-inspired Electric Bicycle Is Powerful And Gorgeous

Electric bicycle may have pedals, but somehow, it managed to blur the line between a bicycle and a motorcycle. Now, the line is further blurred with Electra Café Moto Go, an electric bike that has the distinctive cafe racer styling and belt-drive. Electra described it as “the ultimate combination of badass retro style and modern technology,” and looking at both the design and the technical specs it has to offer, we have no doubt it is both. Continue reading Electra’s Cafe Racer-inspired Electric Bicycle Is Powerful And Gorgeous

In Future, You Could Use A Smartphone To “Tune” Your Kia Electric Vehicle

One of the many ways a car be tuned is via the electronic control unit (or ECU). ECU is the brain, the computer of the car, where engine timing, the amount of fuel injected and whatnot can be tweaked. To do that, you need a specialist equipment or a laptop with the correct software, and a cable to plug into the ECU. That’s now. In near future, if Hyundai Motor Group have its way, you could be using a smartphone to do the same for an electric vehicle. Continue reading In Future, You Could Use A Smartphone To “Tune” Your Kia Electric Vehicle

MD Helicopters’ Enhanced MD 696 Can Launch A Bunch Of Drones In The Air

American helicopter maker MD Helicopters may have just changed the face of close air support with the enhanced MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter. First unveiled at the HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, last month, MD Helicopters also took to the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit at Nashville, Tennessee, to show off the light attack helicopter. Continue reading MD Helicopters’ Enhanced MD 696 Can Launch A Bunch Of Drones In The Air

Genesis Reveals Eclectic 2-seater EV Concept Called Mint Concept

Hyundai-owned electric car marque, Genesis, has revealed a new all-electric concept called Mint Concept at this year’s New York International Auto Show. The cutesy Mint Concept is primarily a city car and a premium one at that, according to Genesis. It is a two-seater EV with extremely short front and rear overhangs, Quad Lamps front and back, a Crest Grille on its very Tesla-ish front, “signature Parabolic Line” that wraps around the entire body, a concave rear, and G-Matrix pattern for efficient cooling and airflow circulation around the battery floor. Continue reading Genesis Reveals Eclectic 2-seater EV Concept Called Mint Concept

KIA Announced New Stinger GTS With New Dynamic All-Wheel Drive System

Kia Motors has announced a new special edition Kia Stinger GTS ahead of the New York International Auto Show. Limited to just 800 units, the Stinger GTS boasts a newly developed dynamic all-wheel drive (D-AWD), along with “sport-inspired” styling elements like genuine carbon fiber parts, and this: a splashy new and exclusive “Federation” orange paint job. Continue reading KIA Announced New Stinger GTS With New Dynamic All-Wheel Drive System

Lazareth LMV 496 Is A Flying Bike That Is Actually A Regular Motorcycle Too

French bike maker Lazareth is best known for its outrageous motorcycles that somehow always have more than two wheels like a motorcycle should. The last we saw here was the monstrous LM 847, a 4-wheel beast that has a heart of a Maserati. Is that even a bike still? Well, it god damn is, which why LM 847 is as outrageous as it is cool. The name Lazareth is as mythical as the vehicles the marque have rolled out. The company’s latest endeavor, the Lazareth LMV 496, is even more mythical. Except that this unicorn is about to become very real. Continue reading Lazareth LMV 496 Is A Flying Bike That Is Actually A Regular Motorcycle Too

Lexus Luxuriates A Toyota Alphard Minivan, Calls It Lexus LM

In the modern history of automobile, a minivan is never a ‘cool’ ride. And by ‘minivan’, we literally mean cars that actually looked like a van. The facts have presented itself, but yet, Japanese luxury marque Lexus appears to be undaunted and decided to create a luxury minivan (or MPV, or Multipurpose Vehicle) which it calls Lexus LM. Unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show 2019, the Lexus LM is not designed from the ground up to be the marque’s first luxury minivan, though. Continue reading Lexus Luxuriates A Toyota Alphard Minivan, Calls It Lexus LM

This Aircraft Is Longer Than A Football Field And Yet, It Flies

You know how some sci-fi, fantasy manga always had incredible size machines like aircraft. Well, the Stratolaunch aircraft you see here is not straight out of any manga, though. It could very be because, it is undoubtedly a mind-boggling aircraft of gigantic proportion. In fact, it is the world’s largest plane and the biggest aircraft mankind has ever put into the sky, ever. Continue reading This Aircraft Is Longer Than A Football Field And Yet, It Flies