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.

ARION1 Velocipede bicycle aims to reach 90mph

ARION1 Velocipede pedal powered bicycle

Come 2015 and we could be seeing a new world record set for the fastest pedal-powered bicycle at the World Human Power Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Team of students over at The University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (ULVT) is designing a capsule shaped bicycle dubbed ARION1 Velocipede which will be ready by next year. Although very precariously shaped like a capsule, this bicycle is aerodynamically superior to a Bugatti Veyron and capable of generating pedal-power that can light up an average home.
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Pedal-powered monowheel used in Beijing Olympics selling for $7000

Pedal-powered Monowheel

If you deem four, three and two wheel drives as not extreme enough; then it’s time for some one-wheel fun. Enter the exotic world of monowheels with this pedal-powered monowheel available on Hammacher. At times we come across vehicles that are insane to drive for some reason, and this pedal-powered is one of them – selling for $7000 it isn’t even street legal. You’ll definitely need to be a big-pocket nerd to shell all that cash and have a monowheel to ride around your garden. Read More…

Bajaboard: The ultimate motorized skateboard and a cool personal mobility vehicle

Bajaboard motorized skateboard fro urban users

A fast skateboard, speedy personal mobility vehicle or a reckless toy that would create havoc in the block if the wrong hands? You decide yourself. But for me it is more of a personal mobility vehicle that takes the form of a skateboard high on drugs. BajaBoard motorized skateboard is slightly bigger than an average skateboard and you wouldn’t expect anyone to pull-off a heelflip or nosegrind on it just because of its size. Apart from that BajaBoard is everything you would imagine to have in a skateboard and perhaps even more. BajaBoard has 12kW of power in total with independent power for all the four wheels that can hurl you up to a top speed of 50km/h and the wireless controller makes it super easy to maneuver the skateboard on any kind or terrain.

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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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