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WorldFirst F3 Race Car Made From Vegetables, Powered By Chocolate

WorldFirst F3 Race Car
Car  |  Other
The WorldFirst F3 race car is powered by chocolate, and features body made from potatoes, and a steering wheel made from carrots and other root vegetables, a flax fibre and soybean oil foam racing seat, a woven flax fibre bib, plant oil based lubricants and a bio diesel engine configured to run on fuel derived from waste chocolate and vegetable oil. And it can go 125mph round corners and cleaning the surrounding air as it drives! The WorldFirst F3 race car is developed at the University of Warwick's Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre. It is the first Formula 3 racing car designed and made from sustainable and renewable materials, putting the world first by effectively managing the planet's resources.
James Meredith, a researcher at the University of Warwick and a project manager for the WorldFirst car, said "It's been very exciting working on the project and important for our team to develop a working example of a truly 'Green' motor racing car. The WorldFirst project expels the myth that performance needs to be compromised when developing the sustainable motor vehicles of the future"
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3wheeler Concept by Daniel Julier

3wheeler
Car  |  Concept
Industrial designer Daniel Julier has designed the 3Wheeler, it is a three wheeled concept with a single rear wheel. The 3Wheeler is a 1+1 seat design, which means, with a collapsible seat to host a passenger, if the rear seat is not in use, it can be folded down and the space can be used as trunk. The concept is intended to be powered by hydrogen cells and driven by an ※in wheel motor§ built into the rear wheel. Fuel cells and hydrogen tank are located under the hood and the bottom is filled with super caps that can give a boost of energy to the engine for a short while and also store the energy retrieved from breaking.
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Gm And Segway's Two-Wheeler P.U.M.A. Project

GM Segway P.U.M.A. Project

GM Segway P.U.M.A. Project
Car  |  Other
GM and Segway are developing an electrically powered, two-seat prototype vehicle that has only two wheels. The Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project(P.U.M.A.) is a self balancing two-wheeled vehicle can reach the top speed of 35 mph(Segway's top speed at 12 mph). P.U.M.A. has an lithium battery that allows to travel for up to 35 miles on a single charge and it also with the vehicle-to-vehicle communications for reducing the risk of accidents and regulating the flow of traffic. No word on price, but it will cost about one-fourth to one-third of a a regular automobile. "And imagine doing this for one-fourth to one-third the cost of what you pay to own and operate today's automobile." said Larry Burns, GM vice president of research and development. The P.U.M.A. project will make its official debut at the New York Auto Show this week.
What are the specifications for this prototype?
Passengers: Currently configured for 2, but could carry more
Top speed: Aimed to travel between 25 and 35 mph (40 每 56 kph)
Range: Aimed to have a 25 每 35 mile range (40 每 56 km)
Weight: Currently ~300 lbs/136 kg
Key/system information: Wireless via handheld
Charge time: ~8-10 hours
Turning radius: Zero
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V Neck Jacket Wave for Motobike Rider

V Neck Jacket Wave
Car  |  Motorcycle
A very cool bike jacket, I love it! "The V Neck Wave Jacket($469) accompanies every movement of the neck and provides it with support against both the wind and jerky movement while riding in order to provide safety and assurance without precedence in any riding position The V Neck Wave Jacket now offers a protective system completed by the Neck support, which can be worn alone or beneath other Dainese items."
Price: $469   |   BUY   |   Source

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S
Car  |  Coupe
Recently, the big news is the Tesla Model S($49,900+$7,500 federal tax credit) is official. It is not cheap, but today the Tesla CEO says Model S isn't really expensive. "The ownership cost of Model S, if you were to lease and then account for the much lower cost of electricity versus gasoline at a likely future cost of $4 per gallon, is similar to a gasoline car with a sticker price of about $35,000," he worte. What do you think of it?
"With a 300-mile range and 45-minute QuickCharge, the $49,900 Model S can carry five adults and two children in quiet comfort 每 and you can charge it from any outlet(110V, 220V, and 440V), without ever stopping for gas", this all electric vehicle features:
- 300 mile range
- 45 minute QuickCharge
- 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
- Seats 7 people
- More Cargo space than station wagons
- 2X as efficient as hybrids
- 17 inch infotainment touchscreen
Other features include a top speed of 120 mph, Panoramic roof with sliding moon roof, Full-time 3G connectivity with Internet, HD and satellite radio; 21-inch wheels, LED and neon headlight and taillights, Brembo brake and Fully digital instrument cluster...
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Price: $57,400   |   BUY

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster
Car  |  Concept
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the F-CELL Roadster project. The F-CELL Roadster is controlled with drive-by-wire technology, and a joystick takes the place of a conventional steering wheel. The vehicle is powered by a 1.2 kW emission-free fuel cell system located at the rear. It could reach a top speed of 25 km/h and achieve an operating range of up to 350 km(217 mile).
"The F-CELL Roadster uniquely combines state-of-the-art technologies with the history of vehicle construction. As an allusion to the Benz Patent Motor Car from 1886, the vehicle is fitted with large spoked wheels.Moreover, the F-CELL Roadster incorporates stylistic elements from diverse eras of automotive history, such as the carbon-fiber bucket seats with hand-stitched leather covers and the distinctively styled fiberglass front section, based on the component from the Formula One racing bolides."
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Solar Airplane - Sunseeker II

Solar Fight

Solar Fight
Car  |  Transportation
The solar powered aircraft, the Sunseeker II will fly over Europe following its featured presentation at the e-flight expo(April 2-5)). The tour will be the largest journey for the Sunseeker since 1990, when its predecessor, Sunseeker I, crossed the United States in 21 flights, with 121 hours in the air. The new Sunseeker II has improved for better performance, including wing modifications, an increase in surface area for solar cells, more powerful motor and new lithium polymer batteries. The tour will cover 8 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, France and Spain. Designed by aircraft mastermind Eric Raymond.
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Personal Submarine - Deep Flight Super Falcon

Deep Flight Super Falcon
Car  |  Transportation
A deep flight personal submarine built for Tom Perkins' Maltese Falcon yacht. This submarine named "deep flight". It's a submersible with a pair of wings that can "fly" underwater. The sub does not have ballast tanks, but dives because of its forward speed---like a penguin does when it hunts. It more like a fighter jet, with thin body, two wings, two seats and two tail fins.
"The sub will have an operating depth of 400 feet, a speed of 5 knots and an underwater time of roughly 4 hours on a single battery charge. Like the airplane it will do rolls, loops and can "porpoise" when it surfaces (the speed in a power ascent can exceed 10 knots)."
Its first client is for the Super Falcon was venture capitalist Tom Perkins, who wanted a toy to keep on his mega-yacht, the Maltese Falcon. The base price: $1.3 million. Expensive? They are also available in another model, which has open cockpits and cannot dive as deep as the Super Falcon, sells for $350,000. Watch the flying sub in atcion.
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Terrafugia Flying Car Passes First Flight Test

The Terrafugia Transition

The Terrafugia Transition
Car  |  Other
We have seen a 1956 Flying Car, the "old" Transition. On March 5th, 2009 the flying car - Terrafugia Transition achieved first flight at Plattsburgh International Airport.
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Another 1989 Batmobile Replica for Sale

1989 Batmobile Replica

1989 Batmobile Replica
Car  |  Other
This is not first time we've seen the Batmobile replicas. "Seller states this is an exact recreation of the 1989 batmobile." This replica, powered by a small block 350 Chevrolet V8 engine, equipped with a custom-made tube chassis, the flame throwing afterburner, a full air suspension to maneuver bumps and 50 cal machine guns.
"This stealth crime fighter has a small block 350 Chevy engine with an automatic transmission riding on a custom tube chassis this batmobile replica is a driver with working head and tail lights. Its interior is as well true to the movie down to every detail with leather seats, all leather dash and trim it also is equipped with aircraft gauges and instrumentation it was built by the prominent batmobile replica builder with all high quality parts and fabricated to handle the open road that's right this car is a driver built for go as well as show. "
Kruse International will auction it in Las Vegas on March 20-21.
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HUMMER with Wooden Wheels

HUMMER with Wooden Wheels
Car  |  Other
A HUMMER H3 with wooden wagon wheels. It was packed at outside the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Created by an artist named Matthew Harrison. He called "it's not a car, it's art... "
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Lamborghini Murci谷lago LP 670-4

Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4
Car  |  SportsCars
Lamborghini has official released the the Murci谷lago LP 670-4 SuperVelocem, which is described by Lamborghini as "exceptionally purist". "Lamborghini has now expanded its model range with a new, exceptionally purist and even more extreme top model 每 the Murci谷lago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is even more powerful, lighter and faster than the Murci谷lago LP 640. With the output of the 6.5 liter V12 increased to 670 hp and a weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs), the Murci谷lago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg (5.1 lbs) per hp. This catapults it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a breathtaking 3.2 seconds and powers it on to a top speed of around 342 km/h (212 mph). Distinctive design refinements ensure that each of this 350-unit limited edition series conveys its full potential from the very first glance."
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Audi Shark Concept by Kazim Doku

Audi Shark

Audi Shark
Car  |  Concept
I love this Audi flying car concept! Called Audi Shark, it was designed by Kazim Doku and won the Desire Competition by Domus Academy. The two-seater flying sportscar is inspired by the motorclycles and airplanes and offers its passengers "strong sensations and high levels of safety." The streamlined design of the exterior offers a visual reference to the car's name and - in combination with the rear lower spoiler - gives the vehicle an "underwater" appearance. Both the headlights and the tail lights are made by transparent tubes which integrate LED units. The interior features sporty seats integrated in the cockpit structure.

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Tramontana R Edition with 720hp Unveiled

Tramontana R
Car  |  SportsCars
Tramontana R is a supercar from Catalan marques Tramontana. Based in Girona, Spain. It is an evolved version of the standard open-wheel two-seater, packing a Mercedes-sourced 5.5-liter V12 available in 550 hp guise or a twin-turbocharged 760 hp version that dolls out an astonishing 811 lb-ft of torque. 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and a 10.15-second run to 200 mph. Speed is electronically limited to 325 km/h. It features a chop-top steering wheel, an LCD instrument panel and the controls to the six-speed sequential gearbox. It will only make 12 units per year with a price tag of 385,000 ($495,000).

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AirCreation Tanarg Trike

AirCreation Tanarg Trike
Car  |  Transportation
The AirCreation Tanarg($ 50,000 - 85,000) is a trike designed with passion, conceived to take you in pursuit of your dreams. Its novel design incorporates sophisticated structure (all welded stainless steel) with sleek curves molded into its composite skin. This two-seater is quite a revolution in the world of gliders. Built on a strong modular wire-mesh structure, the flying machine flaunts a very sleek and modern design. Powered by Rotax 912 or 582 silent engines which are selected according to weight/power ratios and reliability, this beauty comes for a price that starts at $50,000 and goes up to $85,000.
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Rinspeed iChange

Rinspeed iChange

Rinspeed iChange
Car  |  Concept
The Swiss auto Rinspeed designed the iChange, the world's first car whose body adapts to the number of passengers on board. It will debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2009 (March 5th-15th). In seconds a streamlined one-seater sports car transforms into a comfortable car with ample room for three. The trick: At the push of a button the rear end of the teardrop-shaped car magically pops up. "We have designed and built an extremely flexible vehicle. " Weighing in at just over 1,000kg the lightweight car is powered by an electric motor while its teardrop-shaped body is extremely aerodynamic. Its motor produces 150kW that reachs a top speed of 220 km/h, 0-100Km/h in 4 seconds. The iChange does without doors as well. Instead the entire roof assembly tilts forward to allow passengers on board. And it has a very cool "key" - iPhone. Also gone are such mundane things as a key. its role is filled by an Apple iPhone, which also controls the most important vehicle functions.
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Limited Edition Speed Triple Carbon Bike

Limited Edition Speed Triple Carbon Bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
The carbon fiber Bike! For celebrating 15 years of its most successful Speed Triple bike. Triumph has introduced a new edition Speed to their current range in the form of the Speed Triple Carbon Limited Edition model. The Speed Triple Carbon Bike(£8,250; $11,797) sports a 1050cc triple engine delivering 130 bhp, while twin Brembo 4-piston 4-pad radial calipers, fully adjustable black anodised Showa USD forks and fully adjustable Showa monoshock rear suspension completes the sports bike spec. Available only in Matt Black features a carbon flyscreen, seat cowl, infill panels, heat shield, front mudguard and sprocket cover, plus black chunky handlebars and anodised mirrors. Only 65 examples of the limited edition Speed Triple Carbon bike will be made available, with each priced at £8,250.
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Folbot Edisto Folding Kayak Kit

Folbot Edisto Folding Kayak Kit
Car  |  Transportation
We have seen a backpack boat. Today you will see another flolding kayak. Of course, accessing that body of water can be an adventure if you have to tie the kayak onto the roof of the car and maneuver in traffic. But the Folbot Edisto's Folding kayak kit($1,795) that can be folded and carried easily. It features weighs 24 pounds and takes about 10 minutes to assemble. If you folded and put into its storage bag, just 3 feet long. Unfolded, it is 13 feet long and can hold up to 210 pounds, with a roomy cockpit size of 30-by-16 inches.
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Aptera 2e Electric Car

Aptera 2e Electric Car
Car  |  Other
We has just known the Aptera 2e deliveries to begin this october. Today we get more real Aptera 2e photos, really cool three wheel car!
"Even last summer, became aware of Google's intention to engage in the production of automobiles and invest 5.5 million dollars in the development of new electric cars. This amount was divided between the two companies - Aptera Motors and ActaCell.
Aptera 2e is a two-seat car, available in all-electric and hybrid version. The car will be able to accelerate to 140 km/h, «hundreds» reach approximately 10 seconds. Max distance - 160 km. And less than 1 liter of fuel per 100 km. Aptera 2e arrive at the California market in October this year and the cost between $25,000 and $45,000."
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Swordfish by Alexander Kotlyarevsky

Swordfish
Car  |  Motorcycle
If you love the hubless wheels motorcycle? Alexander Kotlyarevsky designed this custom motorcycle, call Swordfish. Cool? The aggressive Swordfish concept features the sleek design, curves body and hubless wheels... I love this design!
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Corvette Stingray Concept for Transformers 2 movie

Corvette Stingray Concept

Corvette Stingray Concept

Corvette Stingray Concept

Corvette Stingray Concept

Corvette Stingray Concept
Car  |  Concept
The stunning Corvette Stingray Concept has just announced at the Chicago Auto Show, for the upcoming "Transformers 2 movie: Revenge of the Fallen" as the vehicle mode of Autobot "Sideswipe". Click 2 enlarge!

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Case IH Steiger + Quadtrac 4WD Tractor

Case IH Steiger Quadtrac 4WD Tractor

Case IH Steiger Quadtrac 4WD Tractor
Car  |  Other
Wow, see this tractor's tires, Cool! It is the Case IH's Steiger Quadtrac 4WD tractor($TBA) that features four independent tracks instead of tires. It offer increased traction and flotation over soil, more featuring at below.
Each 30" rubber track provides 68.5 inches of contact with the ground surface. Each track can pivot up and down 10 degrees, allowing the track assembly to follow the ground contour. Because each track assembly works independently, the track remains on the ground. And with the 26 degrees of oscillation between the front and rear of the tractor, operators enjoy a superior ride, while the tractor provides superior flotation and traction. Depending on the tractor's configuration, soil compaction will be as little as 4.9 to 5.3 pounds per inch.
"Case IH 4WD tractors feature three frame sizes and an industry-leading long wheelbase and drawbar design for superior conversion of horsepower into pulling power 每 while delivering comfort, convenience and reliability."
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Lamborghini Shoes by Tim Cooper

Lamborghini Shoes by Tim Cooper
Car  |  Other
We have seen a Opel Agila High-Heel Shoes, Cool? Today you will see a Lamborghini Shoes by Tim Cooper. Based on the design of the defunct Gallardo Superleggera, these shoes feature carbon-fiber heels holding up the back.
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RadiX Kit - Turn Your Dirtbike Into A Snowmobike

RadiX Kit
Car  |  Motorcycle
If you have a dirtbike? The RadiX Kit($4,250) turns your dirt bike into a snowmobile. The front wheel is replaced with a single ski that can be adjusted for extra stability while trail riding, or sharp-turning for racing down hills, while the back wheel and suspension are replaced with a patented 'curved-paddle' track that lets you carve the trail or float through the powder. The curve of the paddle tips is crucial to providing a consistent feel as you lean your bike over in turns. Installing a RadiX Kit to your bike, it will take you about 2 hours, and they claim that it can hit the top speed of about 92mph. See the demo video at here.
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Mission One EV Sport Bike

Mission One EV Sport Bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
Mission Motors has just unveiled its all-electric sport bike - Mission One, the world's fastest production all-electric motorcycle. How fast is a all-electric sport bike now? The Mission One with a top speed of 150 mph and an estimated range of 150 miles in one charge(Recharge Under 2 hours in 240V (8 hours in 120V))! The first 50 bikes produced will be a special Limited Edition model delivered in 2010 bearing a $68,995 price tag, while a standard, more affordable Mission One will be announced this summer. Click 2 enlarge!
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Students Build Hydrogen Powered Motorcycle

Students Build Hydrogen Powered Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle
Students of engineering at the Swarthmore College, Alex Bell(right on the photo) and Andres Pacheco(left) have bulit a hydrogen fuel cell powered motorcycle. Powered by hydrogen, Cool!
The motorcycle is built on the chassis of a Buell cyclone which was purchased at a salvage yard. In the original internal combustion form the engine served as a structural member. Therefore when the motor was removed a piece was designed to provide the structural support needed for the swingarm, frame, motor, and rear shock connection.
The fuel cell is made by Ballard, which generate 1.2 kw power and is coupled with a 1.6hp electric motor. The pure hydrogen is stored in two Ergenics metal hydride cylinders which each can store about hold 900 std. liters of hydrogen. The inside of the cylinders are filled with a metal powder consisting of Lathnium, Nickel, and Aluminum. The metal reacts with hydrogen to form a hydride thereby storing large amounts of hydrogen at low pressure in a small volume. however, does need some heat." According to the report, after averaging in losses in propulsion, this motorcycle efficiency is expected to be 46%. If you have interest it, you can contact them at the bottom of this page.
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Kalinin K-7

Kalinin K-7
Car  |  Transportation
Kalinin K-7 is a giant bomber design in 1930's! Idea of the Russian army in the 1930's, when jet propulstion wasn't even recognized. It was a top secrets of the Russians then, now some Russia the flying and history lovers intend to reconstruct it. You can see their design pictures, really cool aircraft! Click 2 enlarge!
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Colim Concept

Colim
Car  |  Concept
Colim (Colors of Life in Motion) Concept by designer Christian Susana(Erlangen, Germany). The extraordinary design, Colim is a detachable car, bridges the gap between a motorhome, caravan and a car, can sleep a family of four and is more fuel efficient than a traditional motorhome. The Colim motorhome allows drivers to detach the cockpit so they can drive around the resort more efficiently. The vehicle has a top speed of 90mph. You can drive this caravan to the camping location and then remove the car from the main body and dirve around more efficiently. It has a top speed of 90mph and features an interior that can be customised to fit a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and seating area.
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Hubless Monster Motorcycle

Hubless Monster Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle
This bikeruns on the hubless wheels(spokeless wheels), Cool! By biker boys at Amen Design. Inspired by Franco Sbarro's hubless wheels. Hubless wheels work by fixing the rotating parts (brake ring, bearings, hubless rim) onto the outer side of a non-rotating inner ring that attaches to the motorcycle's swingarm or forks. Advantages include decreased unsprung weight, reduced structural stress (no spokes to transmit forces through), increased braking leverage, more accurate steering, reduced vibration and a lower center of gravity. This bike looks Cool! More pics and video jump more.
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LusoMotors LM 23 Rolling Prototype

LusoMotors LM 23
Car  |  SportsCars
Luso Motors is a portuguese car design and development house which has brought us a lightweight sports car - LM 23. This design inspired from the Lotus 23b. The Luso Motors 23 is powered by a 150-horsepower 1.0-litre Honda CBR1000 engine, is mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. According to LusoMotors founder Ernesto Freitas says customers can choose a number of different engines, including a Subaru turbo boxer. This sport car features a steel tube frame chassis, double skin aluminium alloy sheets, riveted and glued with inner foam reinforcements, the outerskin is made out of fibreglass and carbon fibre components. It weights just 881 pounds, a lightweight sports car, and 150 hp! The car will start at 15,000(about $23,600). Click 2 enlarge!
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Price: 15,000+   |   BUY