Category Archives: CARS

All things that rolls on four wheels (sometimes three), gas or electric powered.

supplier of auto industry unveiled its very own concept car

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(image credit: Johnson Controls) Johnson Controls ie:3 Concept Car | US$tbc (concept) | www.johnsoncontrols.com

this will be the first. Johnson Controls, a former supplier to the auto industry, has moved forward in the supply chain by unveiling its ie:3 concept car at the North American International Auto Show. not surprisingly, it is an electric vehicle and is slated to see production by 2015. though not any time sooner, at least it is not just another concept that wows but slowly fades off into the obscurity. Continue reading supplier of auto industry unveiled its very own concept car

the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach/boat

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(image credit: Terra Wind) Terra Wind Luxury Amphibious Motor Coach | from US$850,000 | www.terrawind.com

i never thought an amphibious motor coach is possible due to its sheer size but that’s exactly what Terra Wind has done. presenting the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach or was it a boat house? perfect choice for those flicker-minded who can’t decide to get a motor coach or a yacht. well, in this case, you get both! best part is, when you get ashore, you can drive yourself direct home without the need to fiddle with the tow hook and all that jazz. perfect. perfect. perfect. Continue reading the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach/boat

pristine 1964 Dodge HEMI Charger to go under hammer (update)

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(image credit: Top Things Stuff)

those who live in the North America would fondly remember the days of muscle cars. for those who wish to relive those muscle car days, don’t just settle for any other muscle car. you will have your chance to lay your hands on the first Dodge to use the Charger nameplate. it is the 1964 Dodge HEMI Charger concept car, faithfully restored by multi-award winner Fran Rozas, complete with the ‘426’ badges to signify what lies beneath the hood. Continue reading pristine 1964 Dodge HEMI Charger to go under hammer (update)

a Russian futuristic-looking sports car that’s not a concept

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(image credit: MaRussia) MaRussia B2 | US$tbc | www.marussiamotors.ru

a supercar from Russia is something we never thought of but here it is from Russia with love, is the MaRussia B2. in a time where sports car are going electric, MaRussia chose to to go ‘old school’ with the good old petrol engine. the edgy front end and bulging sides gives the car a menacing look and might not appeal to everyone. it kind of looks like a supercar made for Darth Vader, isn’t it? Continue reading a Russian futuristic-looking sports car that’s not a concept

carriage of the future looks a little too TRON-ish

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(image credit: Shengjie Wang)

concept vehicles are not new but the XSCAPE, designed by Shengjie Wang, looks like an early century horse carriage instead of some flashy, sports car. designed with flexibility in mind, this narrow vehicle is prep for the dense concrete jungle of the future. when exactly? we are not quite sure. the generous use of blue lights in and around the vehicle plus the hub-less, skinny wheels (with lights, of course), tells us that the XSCAPE is TRON-inspired. Continue reading carriage of the future looks a little too TRON-ish

real life james bond car that turns into a hydroboat at the flip of a switch

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(image credit: Rick Dobbertin) Dobbertin HydroCar | US$777,000.00 | www.dobbertinhydrocar.com

this isn’t exactly a new news but the highlight is, this unique vehicle is up for grab on eBay. this amphibious vehicle, dubbed the HydroCar, is designed and built by Rick Dobbertin and is capable of transforming from a road-going vehicle (though it still looks like a boat) to a tunnel-hulled watercraft within a few minutes. Continue reading real life james bond car that turns into a hydroboat at the flip of a switch

HAMANN makes the desirable Lamborghini even more desirable

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if you belong to the super rich, then a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is probably not enough. straight out of the German tuner, Hamann’s garage is the Hamann Victory II Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which should be enough to let you stand out from the rest of the super rich boys. Continue reading HAMANN makes the desirable Lamborghini even more desirable

new Mini Paceman concept to debut in Detroit Auto Show

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(image credit: Mini)

i am surprised BMW managed to come with so many variants under the brand name ‘Mini’. when the Mini first reappeared in the automotive market, i thought it would be another one-model lineup (what lineup?) car. never mind my skepticism, it has proven that there can be many Mini variants and more to come. Continue reading new Mini Paceman concept to debut in Detroit Auto Show

future: the tires of this vehicle becomes a pair of motorcycles

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(image credit: Bobin Kil)

the future is getting exciting with concept like this. what looks like just another ordinary car of the future, has a pair of unicycle bikes in it. i can’t help but to refer to the 80s cartoon series M.A.S.K., where the vehicles in the animated series are dual-function, for example a motorbike readily converts into a helicopter. Continue reading future: the tires of this vehicle becomes a pair of motorcycles

BMW burns their brand name into your retinas

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(credit: screenshot by mike from YouTube video)

big corporates has tried variety of ways to instill brand loyalty in consumers. one of the commonly used tool is advertisement. probably that isn’t good enough for BMW, now it has decided that they should imprint their brand name into our mind by burning them into our retinas. Continue reading BMW burns their brand name into your retinas