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One-Of-A-Kind ‘Rally-Spec’ Bentley Continental GT Sold For £40,800

In one episode of the National Geographic’s TV show, Supercar Megabuild, a Bentley Continental GT was ‘brutally’ put under the knife, turning it from a luxury road car into an apocalypse-worthy, luxury off-road vehicle. It was an act not all Bentley enthusiasts will condone and this being a Bentley, nobody would have fancy an off-road version anyways, unless, of course, it is an official factory example. Me, on the other hand, kind of love it, but I could be the minority and minor love it did get because, despite the 101 bids it has attracted when this one-of-a-kind ‘rally-spec’ Bentley Continental GT went on the block, it only managed to conclude with a £40,800 sticker (roughly US$55,000), which is lesser than an untouched Bentley Continental GT would have fetched. Continue reading One-Of-A-Kind ‘Rally-Spec’ Bentley Continental GT Sold For £40,800

Hinckley Dasher Lets You Party On Open Waters Silently And ‘Greenly’

There are a lot of buzz in the area of electric automobiles, but boats? Not so much and we have absolutely no idea why. Having said that, in case you are in the market for one silent, eco-friendly seafarer, then you may want to check out the Hinckley Dasher Electric Yacht. Man. Let me tell you, folks. This thing is a looker! And it is, of course, fully electric – in fact, it is the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, as the long-time yacht builder have claimed. Continue reading Hinckley Dasher Lets You Party On Open Waters Silently And ‘Greenly’

Israel’s Next-Gen Tank, Carmel, Needs Just Two Crew To Operate

If there’s one thing Israel is known for, it would be the country’s striving military industry. The country’s military sector has turned up quite number of military hardware that have well proven their worth. Among those hardware is the Merkava Main Battle Tank, a fearsome armored fighting vehicle that was tailored made for the Israel Defence Force. But, however it has proven itself, the Merkava time must come to an end in face of emerging threats and when it eventually does come to an end, the Carmel platform will be its successor. Continue reading Israel’s Next-Gen Tank, Carmel, Needs Just Two Crew To Operate

China Offers ‘Affordable’ Counterterrorism Solution With Unmanned Attack Helicopter

It looks like China is a rapidly growing market that not only offers the world affordable alternatives to a myriad of consumers product, but it is now actively vying for a piece of the military hardware pie too. The unmanned attack helicopter, the AV500W, you see here from state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) is one such military hardware aimed at the global market. The AV500W was recently unveiled at the fourth China Helicopter Expo at Tianjin where over 400 helicopter manufacturers and vendors from 22 nations and regions participated. Continue reading China Offers ‘Affordable’ Counterterrorism Solution With Unmanned Attack Helicopter

CrossHelmet Heightened Your Senses With 360 Vision And Sound Control

Motorcycle puts a rider closer to the action and hence, more in touch with the surrounding, but with those perks come the risks. Riders of two-wheeler do not get the same level of protections as drivers of automobile and therefore, it is imperative that the rider has heightened senses. Unfortunately, being human means riders do not have spider sense and they certainly do not having eight eyes like a spider does and so, motorcyclists are mostly taking chances. However, a new kind of motorcycle helmet, called CrossHelmet X1, aims to change that. Continue reading CrossHelmet Heightened Your Senses With 360 Vision And Sound Control

BMW i Vision Dynamics Is The Electric Mobility Of “Immediate Future”

Described as an “electric mobility of the much more immediate future,” the BMW i Vision Dynamics bears a shell that indeed looks like a probable car of today, or at least, in very near future. Unveiled at this year’s IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, the BMW i Vision Dynamics is a four-door Gran Coupe powered by an undisclosed electric drive that offers a range of 373 miles (600 km), promised a top speed of 120 miles an hour (200 km/h) and takes mere four seconds to cover the century sprint. These are numbers that are not out-of-this-world, which means, they are likely to be realized. Even the aesthetic, while ‘futuristic’ in a way, looks pretty down-to-earth. Continue reading BMW i Vision Dynamics Is The Electric Mobility Of “Immediate Future”

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Is Basically A Formula 1 Car In A Road Car Shell

Some people aspired to be a Formula One race car driver for, you know, the fame and fortune, but if you really love cars, like cars that are as powerful as the hybrid technology offered by today’s Formula 1 race car, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is probably the closest anyone will ever get. The obvious pro of this ride is, it looks like a perfectly normal car that assimilate easily with the rest of the traffic. Never mind the exotic and the obvious, million dollar look. At least, you won’t look out of place or get overlooked by big rigs when you are on the road and also, you can at least bring a friend with you unlike a real Formula 1 race car. Continue reading Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Is Basically A Formula 1 Car In A Road Car Shell

Gundam Scooter Is Just About The Greatest Custom Scooter Ever

This scooter is not electric, neither does it have groundbreaking technology, but it is probably one of the coolest scooter on this planet because, Gundam. Whether or not you are a fan of this nearly 40-year-old Japanese giant mecha, you can’t deny this Gundam scooter is a serious head turner. Whoever created this custom Gundam scooter is pure genius. Though, something could be done about the headlamp and turn signal lights, so the scooter could have a more integrated look. Just saying… We do not know the background of this two-wheel of awesomeness, but we do know Ryo Inoue, a Japanese who no doubt have a huge thing for Gundam, is the new proud owner. Continue reading Gundam Scooter Is Just About The Greatest Custom Scooter Ever

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA

BMW Group’s MINI has something cool to show off ahead of this year’s IAA, or more commonly known as Frankfurt Motor Show. The first is a MINI that will delight MINI-adoring speed demons, a ride called MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and the other, should please tree hugging MINI fans, designated as MINI Electric Concept. As always, these two lovely compact hatch are a peek into the future of the marque and what it has installed for the market. It is also no doubt a lesser speak about agenda of testing the market reaction. Continue reading MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA

Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!

Electric skateboard is a dime a dozen today. There are so many manufacturers out there today that consumers are basically spoilt for choice. Hell, you can even cobble one together with a drill if you really want one on the budget. In other words, there aren’t really any breakthrough in electric skateboard development. I mean, a deck, four wheels with a motor or two can hardly be ‘breakthrough’, really. Sadly, skateboard isn’t spared from the monkey see, money do syndrome. The best you get are, oversized wheels for off-road skateboarding, but alas, the concept remains pretty much the same. But the Ungoverned Drifter you see here is a whole new ball game. Continue reading Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!