Category Archives: AUTOS

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SeaBubbles Wants To Do For The Rivers What Uber Did For The Roads

While most companies are looking to the sky to skip the horrendous urban traffic, one French startup, SeaBubbles, is looking to the rivers for answers to one of the most pressing urbanization issues. And SeaBubbles’ answer? River taxis. But mind you, they are not just any river taxi. It will be autonomous, electric-driven and quick – thanks to hydrofoil technology each of these water cars will be riding on. The aim? To provide a river transportation network much like what Uber did for the roads. But what SeaBubbles is embarking on is clearly requires a lot more work and ironically, networking, before even a network of these vessels could take off above the water. Continue reading SeaBubbles Wants To Do For The Rivers What Uber Did For The Roads

Nissan’s ‘Smokin’ TITAN’ Is Literally A Smoking Pickup Truck

If you love a good tailgating party and BBQ, and also have a thing for pickup trucks, then I am pretty damn sure you are going to dig the Nissan ‘Smokin’ TITAN’ Pickup Truck as much as I do. Unveiled at last month at the 2018 Work Truck Show, this specially modified 2018 Nissan TITAN XD Gas King Cab features a fully-integrated in-truck-bed smoker and a mobile kitchen, complete with a self-contained sink and water system, stove and spice rack. Continue reading Nissan’s ‘Smokin’ TITAN’ Is Literally A Smoking Pickup Truck

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tamed ‘Green Hell’ With 6:56.4 minutes Lap Time

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS may not be fastest Porsche yet, but it sure makes the notorious 20.6 km (12.8 miles) ‘Green Hell’ at Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany looked tame. Piloted by Porsche development driver Lars Kern and Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre, the 520 horsepower Porsche GT3 RS set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes, becoming the third production Porsche sports car with a notarized lap time of less than seven minutes. Continue reading Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tamed ‘Green Hell’ With 6:56.4 minutes Lap Time

U-Boat Worx HiPer Submarine Looks Like A Supercar Submerged In Water

What you are looking at here is not front end of a supercar. It isn’t an alien spaceship with a thing for supercar either. It is a submarine. A U-Boat Worx personal sports submarine, to be precise, that will allow you to take on the water below the surface and move through it like a supercar. Obviously, in the case of the U-Boat Worx HiPer Sub, there’s no highway to stick to. The entire water below the surface IS one giant, three dimensional highway. Continue reading U-Boat Worx HiPer Submarine Looks Like A Supercar Submerged In Water

Meet I.D.O. Lamborghini “Huracam”, The World’s Fastest Camera… Car

Let me ask you this: what is the fastest camera in the world? If you are thinking the camera built at Lunch University, you’d be right. But do you know there’s another that is fast in another way? Well, there is. Folks, meet the Lamborghini “Huracam” by Incline Dynamic Outlet, a company that rents and operates gyro stabilized heads. And yes. That is spelt HURACAM. Not a typo. Continue reading Meet I.D.O. Lamborghini “Huracam”, The World’s Fastest Camera… Car

Bosch Heralds The New Era Of eBike With New In-frame Battery

Bosch’s electric bicycle arm, Bosch eBike Systems, is determined to make electric bicycles sleeker. They are not making bicycles themselves, though. Instead, Bosch eBike Systems design and manufacture components like drives, onboard computer, and battery pack. You know, basically stuff that makes an eBike, an eBike. The Bosch PowerTube 500 you see here is the company’s latest innovation. Billed as a state-of-the-art eBike battery, the Bosch PowerTube 500 is a new battery that is designed to seamlessly integrate into the frame of the bicycle. Continue reading Bosch Heralds The New Era Of eBike With New In-frame Battery

Honda Civic Type R BTCC Is How A Civic Type R Should Look Like

Remember I ranted how bad looking the 10th generation Honda Civic was when it was unveiled? To our dismay, the Type R, with the aeros and all, isn’t any better. It was a tad better at best. Well, it looks like not all hopes are lost. As it turns out, it CAN be saved and the Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R-based BTCC race car is the living proof. If Honda designers need a good reference what race-bred looks like, this is it. It has everything a race-bred car have and should have, including fat wheel arches, slow slung ride hide, front splitter and the works. Continue reading Honda Civic Type R BTCC Is How A Civic Type R Should Look Like

Airbus’ Idea Of Passengers’ Comfort Is Letting Them Sleep In The Cargo Area

Airbus is relentless when it comes to “optimizing use of the available space” and it, apparently, goes beyond the passenger cabin – to the cargo hold area. Yup. That’s right. If Airbus have its way, by 2020, airlines will have passengers in the belly of the flying tin can too. But not to worry, it will nothing like fictional Jack’s third class cabin on Titanic. It will be a lot cosier and it certainly won’t be as budget, but how much more airlines will price it, remains to be seen. Continue reading Airbus’ Idea Of Passengers’ Comfort Is Letting Them Sleep In The Cargo Area

MINI JCW GP Concept Has So Many Things Going On On The Exterior

There is really nothing much to talk about the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept that made the show floor at the recent New York International Auto Show. It is a concept that either you hate it or love it. As you can see, the ride has so many things going on the exterior that they almost made it look very spaceship-like. Not a lot is known about this oddity except that the over-the-top exterior is supposed to convey a pure race feeling (wait, does it???). Continue reading MINI JCW GP Concept Has So Many Things Going On On The Exterior

You Can Now Buy A Beautifully Rebuilt 76’ Triumph Stag For £37K

If you have a thing for classic rides by a defunct marque, well, then I pretty sure you will dig this rebuilt 1976 Supercharged Triumph Stag. Apparently, build by West London-based Triumph specialist, Enginuity, this beautiful 76’ example features modified suspension, all-round disc brakes, and BMW limited slip differential supplied by Monarch and Chris Witor. The car was driven up Prescott Hill Climb and signed British Formula One legend Sir Stirling Moss in 2011. Continue reading You Can Now Buy A Beautifully Rebuilt 76’ Triumph Stag For £37K