Category: Autos

All from the world of heart-pumping racing cars to batmobiles and from luxury cars to replica cars and bikes can be found here under the Autos category.

Amphicruiser all-terrain vehicle rides on water too

Amphicruiser amphibious 4WD SUV

For those looking to get a SUV that can traverse off-roads and rapid waters with the same dexterity, Amphicruiser might be the apt choice. Developed by Dutch Amfibious Transport (DAT), this all-terrain 4WD (4 wheel drive) vehicle is built on a 4.2 liter Land Cruiser engine which pushes it at a speed of 8 miles per hour on water. And on road, it goes much faster, as you would expect with any Land Cruiser engine powered vehicle. Amphicruiser can drive on land and then in water without any hassle or need to change any physical components.

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Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle exudes style with performance

Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle

 

This strange looking motorcycle design is in-fact quite interesting. It runs on electric power, is made in Austria by Johammer and is not a concept bike that will have slim chances of seeing the production lines. Seen first at the Linz Motorcycle Show in February, the Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle has a very unique way to display speed, fuel, driving conditions and other elements. The two round rear view mirror have this integrated high-resolution 2.4 inch color display system which eliminates the need for any physical dash in the bike. It has hub-center steering and double wishbone styled front suspension mechanism which gives the bike premium stability on high speeds.
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This home-made tank is a gift from Chinese dad to his son

Homemade tank

Every father wants to gift their children the best things in child’s life, maybe a video game or even a toy car. But a Chinese dad had other ideas as he gifted his son a homemade tank that he crafted out himself. Jian Lin, a 31-year old farmer from Mianzhu village in Sichuan province, who served in the Chinese navy wanted to gift his son something that he would be proud of, so came to his mind the idea of building an operational tank. The three ton tank has everything from a gun turret to a driving unit similar to a real tank and is modelled on People’s Liberation Army’s Type 63A light tanks.
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Land Rover will reveal world’s first invisible car technology at New York Auto Show

Land rover Transparent Bonnet virtual imagining technology

The invisible Aston Martin Vanquish in Die Another Day was just a cooked up imagination but pictured well in the movie. Now in real life, Jaguar Land Rover is working on a Transparent Bonnet virtual imagining concept that will be the next best to a completely invisible car. The new camera-based technology will debut on Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept SUV at New York Auto Show on 16th April, so don’t miss it if you are anywhere around the city at that time. Cameras positioned in front of the car feed a Head-Up Display, thereby creating a see-through view of the terrain underneath, wheels and engine bay.
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ToyoHog: Ugly looking Toyota Prius fitted with Harley Davidson engine up for auction

Toyota Prius fitted with Harley Davidson engine

Toyota Prius is one of the most advanced hybrid cars on the planet and no one would ever want to tinker around with its drivetrain or engine, but then there is a breed of people we call the geeks. Always looking out to do something different. Ripping down the Hybrid synergy Drive of Toyota Prius 2008 model and fitting it with a two cylinder 1986 Harley Davidson sportster 883 air-cooled engine is what one automotive buff did. So in effect all the expensive technology that Toyota Prius boasts off has been replaced by a chopper engine and it is up for bidding on e-Bay. The current bid for ToyoHog, as the maker calls it, is for US $1350.
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Lawn mower + ATV + Electric generator = Raven MPV7100S

Raven MPV7100S vehicle

A lawn mower, ATV or a quick use generator? The Raven MPV7100S powered by a 4200CC gas engine is a lawn mower that morphs into an ATV to carry load or a generator whenever extra power is needed. MVP7100S has removable 46-inch mowing deck that can mow a field at speed of 6 miles per hour and a turning radius of 14 inches for easily taking tight corners. When the mowing deck is removed, the vehicle transforms into an ATV that can tow cargo of half a ton and touch top speed of 17 miles per hour.

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Larry Nagel’s Pocket Rocket resurrected with a jet powered engine

Larry Nagel Pocket rocket drag racing car

When John T Francis was 7 years old he was fascinated by drag-racing and ever more so by Pocket Rocket speeding down the Thompson Drag Raceway. Now, decades later he found Larry Nagel‘s Pocket Rocket and decided to give it his own twist by adding a jet powered engine to the drag racing legend car. With help from his friend Mat Thrasher, he found the car and began his untamed adventure of restoring it back. The car in its glory days had a 5,000 horsepower engine and was capable of reaching 0-100 miles per hour in just one second courtesy hydrogen peroxide fuel that was banned due to its highly inflammable nature!

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BaselWorld 2014: Bell & Ross B-Rocket concept bike in association with Shaw Harley Davidson

Bell and Ross B Rocket concept motorcycle

Bell & Ross renowned for incorporating aeronautic design in its watch design has teamed up with Shaw Harley Davidson to design a concept bike called B-Rocket. The twin-cylinder bike is a state-of-the-art concept with a very aerodynamic frame which draws its design cues from the ultra-modern American jet planes of the 60s era and the speed bikes of Nevada. The motorcycle has huge air intake ducts that hurl it to top speed in matter of seconds and two side-mounted turbines fill the two jet engines with fuel and oxygen that help to rapidly discharge air. The low riding position ensures maximum speed without any aerodynamic anomalies and the tachometer allows the rider to keep a check on his speed.
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Go Baby Go designs custom toy cars for physically disabled children

Go Baby Go cars for disabled kids

Physical disability can be a real roadblock for a child who has to bear the wrath of fellow kids who are just normal because they can’t physically keep up with healthy ones. This can have a real effect on how the kid grows up and probably his/her mindset for the rest of their life. Cole Galloway, a physical therapy professor from the University of Delaware has taken the gauntlet on his shoulders to change that with an all new concept of making customized mobility toys for children with disabilities so that they can lead a very normal life. Go Baby Go is an initiative which gives these unfortunate children the chance to be physically abreast all the other kids in their group.
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$75,000 Supercraft is sleekly designed high performance hovercraft

Mercier Jones Supercraft hovercraft

Chicago-based Mercier Jones has designed a two-seated hovercraft christened Supercraft that has style and luxury written all over it. Perfect blend of a marine vehicle that has a very compact form factor with sleek design inspired from the aerospace industry standards and supercars like Bugatti Veyron or Maserati Gran Turismo; the Supercraft has carbon fiber seats inspired from Formula-1 cars, making it a water/land craft worth riding. The open cockpit, front grills and side decks like a boat give it a very distinguished look that make the conventional hovercrafts look outdated in design as well as size. The thrust ports on the side give the hovercraft an extra boost of speed as it can reach a top speed of 128 km/h on land and 64 km/h on water.

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