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BMW Concept 8 Series Unveiled And It Looks Absolutely Fabulous!

It is time of the year again. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is upon us and like every other year, this prestigious event where classic and vintage cars congregate is also the hotbed for big name automakers to show off their proudest rides, concepts included, and this irresistibly good-looking 2018 BMW Concept 8 Series coupe is among them. The event, btw, is happening right now, through to May 28 at the shores of Lake Como, Italy. BMW described this new ride as having “unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury,” which by the looks of it, it surely have both. Continue reading BMW Concept 8 Series Unveiled And It Looks Absolutely Fabulous!

How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!

There are many tech developed by private contractors for the government that we don’t know about. Some of these tech, like those once used by CIA, were quite mind-boggling advanced for their time. Now, this probably don’t come as a surprise – thanks the hordes of Hollywood spy movies, but I bet you didn’t know that the military also possesses some pretty crazy cool gadgets and the Jetboots Hands-free Diver Propulsion System is one of them. While underwater jetpack is not new, the Jetboots here is on a league of its own. Continue reading How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!

VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You

Look what we have here! It’s a VW Golf GTI with a dose of electric power and when we said “a dose,” we do really mean ‘a dose’. How? This particular Golf here, dubbed Golf GTI First Decade, has 410 PS, or about 404 HP, but that impressive number is solely from its petrol engine. You must be thinking, “oh wow, then it must have a lot more ponies under the hood when combine with the electric drive?” Ermmm, no. The thing is, the 48V electric motor, which drives the rear wheels, only produces a very modest 12 kW (16 HP). As you can imagine, that’s really nothing to shout about. Continue reading VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You

This Sci-fi-ish Speedboat-Submarine Hybrid Piques The Marines Interest

Remember Hyper-Sub which briefly mentioned in a post couple of days ago? Yea. That’s the other speedboat/submarine hybrid that may have piqued the U.S.M.C’s interest. However, unlike the obvious made-for-military aesthetic of the SEAL Carrier, Hyper-Sub looks very much like a futuristic ride you would expect from a August Power or James Bond movie. It looks totally non-military and non-conventional as far as sub goes. However, what it has to offer probably begs to differ. Anywho, Hyper-Sub, along with many defense contractors, showed off its ware at the simulated amphibious maneuver at Camp Pendleton, dressed in tactical-approved black paint, back in April this year (read more HERE). Anyways, to cut long story short, Hyper-Sub is a ship-to-shore capable vessel that can travel undetected beneath the surface of the water in between. Continue reading This Sci-fi-ish Speedboat-Submarine Hybrid Piques The Marines Interest

This Speedboat Is Capable Of 30 Knots And It Is Also A 15 nm Submarine Too

In the recent IMDEX Asia 2017 in Singapore, defence contractors were again eagerly showing off their latest military hardware to entice governments from the world over. It seems like in this year’s show, marine-related technologies were in abundance (probably due to the maritime tension in this region) and among the sea of dark and light gray hardware, the JFD SEAL Carrier Swimmer Delivery Vehicle had most of our attention and for good reasons. As the product name implies, this dark, tube-like sea vehicle is designed with special operations in mind, but what the product did not explicitly point out is, it is actually a submarine/speedboat hybrid. Continue reading This Speedboat Is Capable Of 30 Knots And It Is Also A 15 nm Submarine Too

Father And Son Turn A LADA Into A Transformers That Shoots Real Guns

If you visit Asia, you find a lot of interesting knock off toys and among them, was an interesting take of Transformers. Usually it comes as a battery-operated toy car that transforms into a rolling robot at some point as it travel. It was based on this toy which he came across during a visit to Singapore, Gennadi Kocherga toyed with the idea of a real life robot-transforming car and as you can see, you can’t say he did not succeed. Gennadi worked with his son to turn an infamously lacklustre Russian-made LADA VAZ-2110 into one that transforms into a robot while still remain drivable. I bet you will never look at a LADA the same way again. Continue reading Father And Son Turn A LADA Into A Transformers That Shoots Real Guns

Meet Daymak Blast Go-Kart C5, The Go-Kart That Makes 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds!

Forget what you know about go-karting. Those fossil fuel guzzlers that kick out choking fumes are so passé because there’s a new kid in town that is going to change the way you look at go-kart – if you can catch glimpse of it. Meet Daymak Blast Go-Kart C5, an electric go-kart that’s so fast that it will make bystanders enviously dizzy. How fast you asked? How does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds sounds? That’s pretty darn fast. No. Wait. It should be count as stupid fast, really. 3.5 seconds is like far quicker than most performance rides you find on the road! Continue reading Meet Daymak Blast Go-Kart C5, The Go-Kart That Makes 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds!

Lambo-ish 680 HP 4-Door Electric Supercar, Elextra, Will Launch In 2019

If you have been longing for a performance ride that looks and performs like a supercar, but without bearing the guilt of stifling this little blue marble of ours, well, then the Elextra 4-Seat 4-Door Electric Supercar may be what you have been looking. As far as look is concerned, we can’t help but to see a tint of Pagani and Lamborghini silhouette in Elextra’s first ride. Though aesthetically uncanny, it does differentiate itself from those exotic rides by going family-friendly. How so? Well, if you look closely, it actually has four doors and on the inside, it is a full-fledged four-seater. Also, it has got four-wheel drive too. Sweet. Love the shape and also love the fact that it allows me to carry more than one girlfriend at a time. Not that I have that many, but you know, just in case. Continue reading Lambo-ish 680 HP 4-Door Electric Supercar, Elextra, Will Launch In 2019

Hoverboard-powered Bike Could Be An Alternative To Mobility Scooter

Forget about mobility scooters for grandpa and grandma. Words cannot even explain how cumbersome they are and you know what? With a mobility scooter grandpa or grandma won’t be able to drive a regular car, because that clunky electric vehicle won’t fit in a small car. That’s not very wise if grandpa/grandma only wants it to deal with the last mile, like you know, zipping around the shopping mall and back to the parking lot. From the folks who leverages on Hoverboard (that doesn’t actually hover, btw) to bring you the quirky mobility beach chair, comes HoverBike (again, it won’t hover) that turns your Hoverboard into an electric bike – with four wheels. Continue reading Hoverboard-powered Bike Could Be An Alternative To Mobility Scooter

Guy Made A Crazy Cool VFX Video To Sell His Old SUV And Won The Internet

There are some who sell used cars and then there is visual effect artist Eugene Romanovsky who, instead going through traditional medium like online classified ad, or selling to used car dealers, created a pretty out-of-this-world video to peddle his 1996 Suzuki Vitara SUV. Yup. That’s right. A Vitara, one of earliest incarnation of SUV by the Japanese automaker. However, the real star attraction of this 21-year-old SUV is not quite the vehicle itself (a ride which he described as his “best friend” for the last ten years. Cute), but it is the VFX-touched video that details its key features including chunky 235/75R15 off-road tires, the 96 HP 1.6L injection engine, a new exhaust converter that would make it “friendly to environment,” and manual gearbox with low gear. Continue reading Guy Made A Crazy Cool VFX Video To Sell His Old SUV And Won The Internet