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Unknown To Most, BMW Designworks’ Portfolio Also Includes An e-Bike Saddle And Even A Backhoe

Unbeknownst to most, BMW Designworks have been around for quite a while now – 22 years to be exact, since BMW acquisition in 1995. For those who don’t already know, the creative consultancy has been involved in a lot of design and consultancy works across various industries. The more recent works include conceiving, in collaboration with Selle Royal, an advanced e-bike saddle and a “backhoe” of the future, designed with John Deere. Yes. Even a backhoe! Continue reading Unknown To Most, BMW Designworks’ Portfolio Also Includes An e-Bike Saddle And Even A Backhoe

This Sweet, Red Hot Electric Hummer H1 Is Arnie’s Newest Electric Ride

Always want to hug trees when it comes to automobiles, but your ride of choice ain’t going the green way? Well, fret not because, there’s always Kreisel Electric. The Austria-based company has been turning popular marque’s cars into electric version and the latest iconic car to get the electric treatment is the much lauded Hummer H1. Presented by Austria-born Hollywood star and former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, this striking red H1 is an exclusive prototype flaunting no less than 360 kW (which translates to around 483 horses) power output, keep pumped by a 100 kWh battery system that’s good for “nearly” 300 km (186 miles) range. Continue reading This Sweet, Red Hot Electric Hummer H1 Is Arnie’s Newest Electric Ride

Winnebago Revel Could Be the Ultimate Sprinter-based Camper

Winnebago, the recreation vehicle maker who is better known for crazy-sized RV that can’t go beyond paved roads, now has one that will delight fans of wilderness. Now, we do not want to question Winnebago’s experience here with regards to off-roading experience, but the spanking new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Revel is quite a looker and it does look the part of the wild. Power comes from a stock 3L 6-pod Diesel motor, paired to a 5-speed automatic Tip Shift gearbox that sends 188 horses and 325 lb-ft of torque to an on-demand 4WD. Continue reading Winnebago Revel Could Be the Ultimate Sprinter-based Camper

Madcap Inventor Show You How To Make A Jacuzzi On Wheels… With BBQ

Our favorite mad garage inventor, British plumber-turned-YouTube-inventing-celebrity, Colin Furze, is back and this time, he have received a special request from Google. The search giant wanted the madcap inventor to create something which could be used to advertise the Mountain View tech company’s search. In other words, the creation should be usable as a vehicle to promote using the products from Google’s advertisers and for companies to use them to sell. For a man who has an insatiable appetite to create, it is only natural for Furze to take up the challenge. Continue reading Madcap Inventor Show You How To Make A Jacuzzi On Wheels… With BBQ

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”