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Wind-Powered Car

WindPowered Car

WindPowered Car

WindPowered Car
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Television host Dirk Gion and engineer Stefan Simmerer recently completed a 5,000 km (3,107 mile) journey across Australia-  titled The Wind Explorer,a lightweight electric vehicle powered only by electricity-generating wind turbine and a kite, and broke three world records in the process. To keep the electric Wind Explorer running, it could be recharged overnight using a porable 20-foot wind turbine (it can also be plugged in in the absence of wind). They could also deploy a kite if the breeze was strong enough, and use it to pull the vehicle along, it worked like parasailing.
The 18-day road trip gave way to three world records for the Germans. one for crossing a continent with a wind-powered vehicle for the first time, another for traveling the farthest in a wind-powered car over a 36 hour period, and a final one for the most distance ever covered by a wind-powered land vehicle. Check out the video above!
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2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept

2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept

2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept

2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept
Car  |  Concept
Volkswagen unveiled the third and latest iteration of its two-seater diesel-electric hybrid concept series, the new XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV). Powering by the carbon fiber shell is a plug-in diesel hybrid powertrain, using a 2-cylinder TDI motor with 48-hp, mated to a 27-hp electric motor and using a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. 
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ZMP announces new Single-Seater Robot Electric Car, the RoBoCar

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Japanese automobile manufacturer ZMP has announced a new single-seater electric robotic vehicle, the RoBoCar. The zero-emission vehicle features an array of sensors that include an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), speed sensor and laser range finders. The vehicle is equipped with a newly developed autonomous system that allows the onboard computers to move the vehicle without the need of any driver.
- A drive-by-wire model capable of adapt to speed automatically and which costs costs about 2.8 million yen.
- A steer-by-wire model with automatic steering capability that costs about 4.8 million yen.
- A brake-by-wire model with stereo camera, IMU and steer-by-Wire announced at 6.8 Million Yen.
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Kerry McLean & His Monocycle

Car  |  Motorcycle
Kerry McLean's monocycle, a one wheeled motorcycle type vehicle, built by Kerry McLean.
Engine: 40HP water-cooled, ex-snowmobile
Wheel: Inside diam 36 in. Tyre is from a French vineyard tractor trailer.
Controls: Left-hand clutch, twistgrip throttle, righthand hydraulic brake.
Steering is by leaning slightly out of the wheel. Accessories: Halogen headlights, brake lights and numberplate.This machine is licensed for the road. McLean has set a speed record of 53mph for a monowheel at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, and is aiming for 100mph.

Famicom Scion

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Giant Robot magazine publisher Eric Nakamura walks us through the non-standard options of this retro-styled Toyota. The car features a NES cart for a key, an arcade button for a starter, and the projector installed into the headlights, which allow people to play and display games with the vehicle itself. And each of the Scion's doors can play video game sound effects, like the Coin and Mushroom noises from Super Mario Bros.
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MINI Paceman concept

MINI Paceman concept

MINI Paceman concept
Car  |  Concept


With the North American International Auto Show just around the corner, MINI has released the first details about the Paceman concept.  Featuring a bold front fascia, a sloping roofline and 19 inch alloy wheels.Inside, the four-seat cabin has leather upholstery, a full-length center rail system, and unique door panel trim. Powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque.
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Anti Sleep Pilot

Anti Sleep Pilot
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The Anti Sleep Pilot a gadget that keeps you awake and safe while you driving using reaction times from tests.
"In addition to monitoring your driving using an accelerometer, the Anti Sleep Pilot will give you a little reaction test every once in a while. It will make a sound and turn orange, at which point you have to smack it as fast as you can. The longer it takes you to do this, the more concerned the device gets about your reaction times, and if you're too slow on four tests in a row, it will turn an angry red and demand that you pull over and rest. "
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Getting Passed by Guy Going 250mph on the Freeway

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If possible, please identify the make and model on the blur that passes this guy on the freeway. 140kph is only about 87mph (160kph = 100mph).

VW Mini-Gol

VW MiniGol

VW MiniGol
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German manufacture Volkswagen has build only two such vehicles in Brazil so far and they’re used as show cars at auto events in Brazil. This VW Mini-Gol is approximately 30% of the size of the original. Its compact and for little people (5-foot or less). It’s propelled by 5.5hp engine, can reach a top speed of 27km/h and is merely 2.25 meters long. Everything else such as seats, dashboard and the instrumentation do not receive any amendment, except the scale.
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SSC Ultimate Aero II,  the Worlds Fastest Production Car

SSC Ultimate Aero II nbspthe Worlds Fastest Production
Car  |  SportsCars
SSC Ultimate Aero II, the new Ultimate Aero is powered by a 6.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8(with 1,350 horses), can reach a top speed of 275 mph. It aims to recapture the production car speed record that took away from Bugatti's Veyron. Its wheels are the world's first one-piece carbon-fiber units and tip the scale at just under 13 pounds. The car weighs about 2,600 pounds. There's carbon-fiber all over the Ultimate Aero II, with the exception of some aluminum bracing for added safety in the event of a crash. Shelby SuperCars expected to sell it next year for $970,000.  
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Tron Legacy Official Replica Light Bike Suits

Tron Legacy Official Replica Light Bike Suits

Tron Legacy Official Replica Light Bike Suits
Car  |  Motorcycle
Will you consider these Tron Legacy official replica light bike suits from ud replicas?  My answer is no, but who cares?  Available in men and women version, the whole set cost $995, the jacket for $498, the pants for $269, gloves for $79 and boots for $149.
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1930s three-wheeled concept car - the Dymaxion

1930s threewheeled concept car the Dymaxion

1930s threewheeled concept car the Dymaxion

1930s threewheeled concept car the Dymaxion
Car  |  Concept
Here is the 1930s high-speed, three-wheeled concept car called the Dymaxion.
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The video of Vintage Mobile Cinema

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Here is the video of the last Vintage Mobile Cinemas.
"This was one of seven units custom built for the British government in the late 1960s, used at the time to promote British industry. "
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The Vintage Mobile Cinema

The Vintage Mobile Cinema

The Vintage Mobile Cinema

The Vintage Mobile Cinema
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In the late 60s, the UK's Ministry of Technology has built seven buses with movie theaters inside.And the only one of the original mobile cinemas to have survived. Now it is outfitted with Epson EH-TW3500 LCD projector, Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray player, Onkyo TX-NR807 receiver and complete with Dolby 7:1 surround sound. It has 22 upholstered seats. The Vintage Mobile Cinema was launched in May 2010, they are based in the South West of England and are available for hire for private event.
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Half scale working Mercedes 300SL replica

Half scale working Mercedes 300SL replica

Half scale working Mercedes 300SL replica
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This exact half scale working replica of legendary Mercedes($TBA) is what your kid would surely like. Featuring a composite chassis and composite body shell, it can be driven by anybody from the age of 6 and up! Both the seat and the pedal box are adjustable- so two kids can comfortably fit, also a parent and child. They come with ignition keys and a fitted car cover. Cool!
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CarLashes

CarLashes
Car  |  Accessories


CarLashes: Eyelashes For Your Car. Haha Cool!
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Ryno Motors - one wheel electric scooter

Ryno Motors one wheel electric scooter
Car  |  Motorcycle


This is the video of the self-balancing one wheel electric scooter by Ryno Motors.
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Seabreacher X

Seabreacher X

Seabreacher X
Car  |  Transportation


The Seabreacher X is a two seater boat, it looks like a great white shark, the Seabreacher X boosts the performance with a 260hp supercharged engine, allowing the vehicle to travel at speeds of 50 mph on the surface and 25 mph underwater. The Seabreacher is capable of jumping up to 12 feet out of the water and roll 90 degrees to the right and left (watch the video!). The boat plunge under the water with the push of a joystick and can remain submerged for 20 seconds. Other features include a snorkel mounted video camera transmits live video to LCD screens for the pilot and passenger during dives, GPS navigation, and on board stereo system with iPod docking. It costs about £60,000.
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Sailplane Launches Itself With Retractable Jet

Sailplane Launches Itself With Retractable Jet
Car  |  Transportation
A small New Mexico company, Desert Aerospace has modified a two-seat TST-14J sailplane to fit a 45 pound PBS TJ-100 jet engine that weighs merely 45 pounds and produces 240 pounds of thrust. The tiny engine allows the glider to climb at more than 900 feet per minute, at the soaring altitude, the engine folds down inside the fuselage and retractable doors provide an aerodynamic covering. Watch the video of it in action.
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Stormtrooper Hood Ornament

Stormtrooper Hood Ornament
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Hayes Johnson installed the head of Stormtrooper from a McDonald’s Happy Meal into his Buick Park Avenue.
"The main component of my hood ornament is made from the head off of a McDonald’s toy. If you search online, it’s the one of a Stormtrooper driving a wind-up AT-AT. I removed the head from the rest of the toy, making sure to take out the spring that made the head bobble. I then filled the hollow head with resin, and drilled a hole into it that would serve as the mounting point. After I sanded the head with fine grit sand paper, making sure it was extra smooth, I painted the head metallic silver.
Next I removed the existing hood ornament from my car, which took some finesse and elbow grease. I removed the Buick emblem, but made sure to keep the base that actually mounted to the car. I then bought a nut and bolt from the local hardware store. I pushed the bolt up through the hole in the base of the old hood ornament, and screwed the nut down to hold the bolt in place. Then, finally, I screwed the Stormtrooper head down onto the bolt into the hole I had drilled earlier. Once that was done, I mounted it onto my car. Tada!
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China to build hug buses that cars can drive under

China to build hug buses that cars can drive
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A Chinese company is looking to build buses so big cars can drive right under them, ease congestion. Being developed by the Shenzhen Huashi Future Car-Parking Equipment company, and the buses are currently planned for Beijing's Mentougou district, where Huashi will commence building its first 186km of track at year's end. Watch the Chinese demo video after more.
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Sikorsky X2 helicopter - world's fastest rotorcraft

Sikorsky X2 helicopter worlds fastest rotorcraft

Sikorsky X2 helicopter worlds fastest rotorcraft
Car  |  Transportation
The Sikorsky X2 helicopter is alaredy broken the speed record of 249 mph for rotorcraft in 1986,  achieving a maximum speed of  at 258 mph one-hour. The Sikorsky X2 has double-decker, quadruple blade, with a six-bladed prop in the back, and it's all designed to cruise at high speeds. The Sikorsky X2 Helicopter is an experimental aircraft designed to "demonstrate that a helicopter can cruise comfortably at 250 knots while retaining such desirable attributes as excellent low-speed handling, efficient hovering, and a seamless and simple transition to high speed. "
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Another Bat Pod on street?

Another Bat Pod on street
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Best. Motorcycle. Ever. [ reddit ]

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1930's Art Deco Henderson Motorcycle

1930s Art Deco Henderson Motorcycle

1930s Art Deco Henderson Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle
Frank Westfall's 1930 Art Deco Henderson motorcycle, which was built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. Grail Mortillaro of Knucklebuster spotted the bike at the Rhinebeck Grand National Super Meet. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder and with the enclosed wheels and long wheelbase. It looks a bit unwieldy, and tough to ride, but Grail Mortillaro says he saw Westfall take the bike for a spin around the fairgrounds. Knucklebuster writes:
"I took these photos at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet where the newly restored bike was unveiled. The bike belongs to Frank Westfall from Syracuse, NY. According to some info I found online, the bike was originally built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder (not a scooter as some have said, check the shot of the motor below) and as I’m sure you can gather by now, is a one-off custom. What I can confirm is it does run and while it looked a bit unwieldy, Frank could be seen riding the bike around the Fairgrounds all weekend. But let’s be honest here (and maybe I’m wrong) - you don’t have this bike in your stable to go out for a long Sunday afternoon ride to get some ice cream. That said, it was pretty awesome to see the bike being ridden (even when rain started to come down) instead of being sheltered behind a velvet rope, never to see the rubber touch asphalt again. The bike is a fantastic piece of history, the craftsmanship is absolutely stunning and it’s surely more of a museum piece than a daily rider. Frank has obviously spent an incredible amount of time meticulously restoring and rebuilding the bike to its current gorgeous state. Hats off to Frank for the amazing work he did and for sharing it with all us gawkers. "
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Personal submarine fits two people, costs two million

Personal submarine fits two people costs two
Car  |  Transportation
For $2,000,000, a personal submarine, with two seats. This is the two-person submersible that can descend to a depth of 1,000'. It features a climate-controlled acrylic pressure sphere, a 120- and 24-volt battery bank, two 3-hp main thrusters, two 3-hp vertical thrusters, four external halogen lamps, upright seating, a VHF radio for communication with the surface and GPS so you know just where the hell you are in the Atlantic.
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Rocket car aims for 1,050 mph in 42 seconds

Rocket car aims for 1050 mph in 42 seconds
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The Bloodhound SSC is a trans-sonic rocket car aiming to smash the current land speed record and raise it to a mind-bending 1000 mph. The car has been under development for more than three years and and the design is just now moving out of the computer models, to create a car that will travel faster than a speeding bullet. A 1:1 scale model replica was recently unveiled on display this week at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England. Photos, here
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Brammo Empulse

Brammo Empulse

Brammo Empulse
Car  |  Motorcycle
Brammo's new electric motorcycle, Brammo Empulse. This all-new electric motorcycle has a top speed of of 100mph, and a range in excess of 100 miles on a single 2-hour charge. It's powered by a 55 horsepower engine that develops 58lb-ft of torque. Brammo Empulse will available in three models: a 6kWh, 8kWh and 10kWh version with each averaging a 60, 80, and 100 mile range on a single charge. The top-spec model of the Empulse will retail for $13,995.
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DARPA's Flying Car

DARPAs Flying Car

DARPAs Flying Car
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Not too long ago DARPA put out a broad agency announcement asking for a flying car - a four-person, vertical takeoff and landing-capable vehicle that can deal with off road conditions as well as take to the skies. AVX Aircraft has come up with a proposal, releasing some mockups of a dual-rotor, ducted-fan driven aircraft  and its concept looks pretty close.
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Crochet Smart

Crochet Smart
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We just saw the Smart Tank, today you will see a Crochet Covered Smart Car. Magda Sayeg of KnittaPlease created this Smart car's crochet cover as part of Il Lusso Essenziale, a Roman arts festival. Cool car's cover, beautiful!
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2012 Lexus LFA

2012 Lexus LFA
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The limited-edition(500 will be made, with production slated to begin in December of this year) 2010 Lexus LFA($375,000) Powered by a 552 horsepower V10 engine, 0 to 60mph in 3.6 seconds, the maximum speed at 202 mph. 
"Lexus' supercar accelerates from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 202 mph thanks to an independently controlled throttle body for each cylinder, high-volume 12-hole injectors, dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), low-friction engine components, and equal length exhaust manifolds.
Lightweight, powerful and balanced, the LFA features advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) construction for its chassis and bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure. To help provide superior handling and braking and traction control the LFA features track-tuned lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components; six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers to grip the Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake rotors; and a specially calibrated Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system
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