One thing that has always fascinated petrol heads (or actually most people in general) is the concept of a ‘hoverboard’ or ‘hover car’. The idea of literally hovering above the ground as a mode of transport is an exciting prospect and one that we have only seen in sci-fi films. Until now that is.
Chris Malloy, an Australian designer based in London, has come up with something called a ‘hoverbike’ – and while it’s not a hovering skateboard or a hovering car, it’s pretty much as close as we’ll get to any ‘hovering’ mode of transport.
The Hoverbike concept is kind of like a cross between a motorbike, a four-wheeler and a drone quad-copter. And it really does look as though it just came off the set of the latest Star Wars film.
The Hoverbike uses spinning rotors on both the front and back side of the machine. These create enough energy for the Hoverbike to actually lift off the ground. (more…)
It might not be the fastest car in the world anymore, after the Hennessey trumped it from the number one spot, but let’s be honest; it is still super exciting to see a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport race down a straight stretch of road, even if it now holds second place.
At the recent Sun Valley Road Rally in Ketchum, Idaho, one of Bugatti’s rarest beauties got to show off it’s skills and power and in the process blow the socks off of everyone attending the event as well as ourselves, because luckily, someone realized that this is moment not to be missed and pulled out the video camera.
The Sun Valley Road Rally effectively turns a stretch of Highway 75, surrounded by trees and beautiful, picturesque mountains, into a high-speed runway where super cars get to show off just h0w ‘super’ they are.
During the event, the road is not open to the public for use (obviously, they risk a collision with a super fast super car) but the event is open to the public to come and watch, with all proceeds being donated to charity. (more…)
If ever there was a perfect vehicle for a passionate surfer or skater (besides the classic Volkswagen hippie van) then this Fiat concept is it.
Fiat partnered with Vans, the shoe company that is synonymous with everything skating and surfing, to bring us their concept for the ultimate skate/surf car. It features their 500L crossover car with (a lot) of Vans branding and motifs.
The radical concept car was officially unveiled at the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California.
And while the car would probably be rad for a die-hard surfer/skater dude, fir us non beach or tar loving folk, it just kind of comes off as strange. Howver, the design is sort of cool and definitely gives us a feeling of summer loving.
The entire design of the car is clearly inspired by the Vans lifestyle manifesto: skate/surf or die. (more…)
General Motors have announced yet another recall and now, things are getting rather messy!
The company has issued six more recalls, adding to their ever-growing list. The latest recall affected roughly 718 000 vehicles in the US and now brings the total number of recalls to an astonishing 60.
In total, the GM recalls, which are being labeled as the biggest in history, has affected more than 29.7 million cars and trucks over the last few months.
The biggest recall however, which was announced on Wednesday, was for more than 414,000 small SUV’s and other cars. The biggest fault with these particular cars seems to be faulty seats. (more…)
Most of us will know that tech giants Apple and Google have been going head-to-head with each other for years now. Whether it’s competing smartphones, tablets or almost any other piece of technology, the competition almost always boils down to Apple vs Google.
And now the two companies are competing for a place in your car.
We have already reported on the two companies’ plans for a ‘smart car’. A system that allows your smartphone to seamlessly integrate into your car, offering you the advantages of your smartphone, in your car, while you are on the go.
Apple first announced CarPlay, their answer to a smart integration system that connects to your car’s infotainment system. And, of course, a few months later, Google showed of it’s new pony in the form of Android Auto - and Android based ‘smart car’ system. (more…)
Even of Team Sky does not win this year’s Tour de France, they will still have something to brag about – one kick ass support vehicle in the form of a special edition Jaguar F-Type.
The once-off F-Type coupe has been specially designed for Team Sky and will act as the team’s official support vehicle during the penultimate stage of the grueling Tour de France cycling race.
The car was designed and built by Jaguar Land Rover’s all new Special Vehicle Operations division, and will without a doubt blow the socks (wheels?) off any other support vehicle in the race.
The car, which is based on the F-Type R Coupe, produces a powerful 542 horsepower from a 5.0 liter, supercharged, V8 engine. (more…)
This is one showdown we’re very excited to watch. Two of the world’s best performance cars go head to head in battle in this video by UK-based car news sure, Auto Express.
In one corner, we have the all new, much anticipated BMW M4.
As the name suggests, the M4 is the new version of the ever-popular, M3. For any performance car loving fan, the M3 has always been one of the best, and, considering that things only tend to get better, the M4 looks set to be just as (or even more) impressive.
The M4 produces 425bhp from a twin turbo engine and, according to the drivers in the video, its has a raw, edgy feeling to it that makes it just that much dinner to drive – especially at high speeds. (more…)
If you’ve tuned into any television channel in the past month, then its very likely that you have seen Jaguar’s British villains ‘Rendezvous’ ad.
The ad, which features prominent British actors Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong, showcases the actors as typical, British villains. They ask the camera whether you have ever notched that in Hollywood movies all the super evil villains are always played by Brits.
The ad forms part of Jaguar’s latest ad campaign, ‘It’s good to be bad’. Naturally, with Britain being the home of Jaguar, they play on typical British things, and of course, show us how badass the Jaguar (F-Type in particular) is.
Now while the company has already released a string of ads that for part of its ‘It’s good to be bad’ campaign, the latest one seemed to get more negative attention than positive. (more…)