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.

Crank Brothers launches new compact Y12 and Y16 Multi tools

Crank Brothers Y12 & Y16 bike tools

Crank Brothers, California-based retailer of mountain bike components have launched two new bike tools at the 2014 Interbike International Bicycle Expo which concluded in Las Vegas, Nevada couple of days ago. Dubbed Y12 and the Y16, the new innovative tools from Crank Brothers comes in a triangular form and boasts a compact design and promises high quality functionality. The triangular bike multi-tools features magnetized Allen wrenches in a handy carrying frame that neatly accommodates other items such as chain tool, CO2 inflator, interchangeable bits and storage containers.
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Smart Wheel concept unveiled at Euro 2014

Smart Wheel concept from Lightweight

At Euro 2014, world’s largest bicycle trade show, Germany based company Lightweight demonstrated a new Smart Wheel concept that provides real-time tyre pressure and temperature data from the wheelsets. Equipped with a small sensor integrated into the rim, the Smart Wheel system after evaluating the tyre pressure and temperature sends the real-time information to the rider through a smartphone app via ANT+, thus keeping him updated all the time. Originally, the project was initiated to calculate the temperature of the rim and tyre during braking from circuit boards attached to the spokes.
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Wearable K is Kia Motors’ take on future of personal mobility

Kia Motors Wearable K

Kia Motors did manage to create waves at the Busan International Motor Show not only with its automotive technology but also with its vision for the future wearable technology. They showed off the Wearable K personal mobility device made under its Future Mobility Lab. This wearable gadget hooks onto your shoes and thereafter you can traverse any road at the top speed of 15 km/h for a distance of 10 km on one charge. The wearable gadget with roller blades hooks onto the feet (with or without shoes) and has two tires each for maximum stability.
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Will FIA Formula E Championship overshadow Formula 1 popularity in coming years?

FIA Formula E Championship

Formula 1 has been the pinnacle of motorsports for many years now, with the R&D invested in these circuit racing cars paving way for technology used in current breed of commercial vehicles. The roaring engines, the break-neck speeds and the attention to detail in the design of these light weight vehicles have managed to rule the world of motorsports with millions of fans supporting their favorite teams and drivers. Now, a new breed of FIA approved circuit racing cars will capture the imagination of motorsport fans around the globe, as Formula E made its debut last Saturday. The inaugural race of this electric car ePrix was held in Beijing, at the Olympic Park where the 10 participating teams with their 2 cars each made a thumping start to the season on the 3.44 km circuit for 25 laps.
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Warplane like homemade car built by veteran military adjutant

Warplane like car by Ali Faikh

Ali Faikh from the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Tebnit, near the city of Nabatiyeh has made a road-legal three wheeled car which looks like French Mirage warplane. Faikh is a retired first adjutant with the military and has made this unique looking car in his home, working for 4 hours every day over a period of 4 months. The plane like car is made from a 250cc motorbike engine that sits on a metal structure that is made complete with wings that are joined to the main body using a technique used to assemble outer structure of commercial and warplanes.
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Jaguar’s last XE teaser is a Word Cloud Sculpture at London Design Museum

jaguar art

Jaguar has come up with a creative and clever idea to attract audience and outshine rivals vehicles like BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, and Audi A4.
Jaguar’s last teaser of its new XE model comes as a World Cloud Sculpture at showcase at the London Design Museum. Jaguar XE is due to be revealed on September 8, 2014, and will start selling in 2015. Read More…

The Vapour GT – Smoking hot beauty on wheels

vapour gt car rear

The most radical automotive enthusiast would find ‘the Vapour GT’ a smoking hot beauty with beastly performance. With nothing to be modest in the style and show off, it’s an eye catching treat no matter from which angle you view it. Gray Design has designed the ‘Vapour GT’ for the Zeus Twelve brand and it will feature a self featured racing game as well, which will be available for iPhone and Android platforms. The car is a heavy gear but light weight, which it owes to lightweight carbon fiber construction. Read More…

IMS connected car platform to make drivers smarter and safer

IMS Connected Car Experience

IMS Connected Car Experience

Ontario-based Intelligent Mechatronic Systems have unveiled the IMS Connected Car Experience through an automotive technology platform that transforms any vehicle into a fully connected car. The aim of the technology is to make drivers smarter, safer, greener and more productive on the road by demonstrating real-time driver coaching, driver health monitoring integrated with wearable devices and distraction-free technology. With a portfolio of 145 patents, leaders in connected car technology are displaying a unique, real-time experience with a drivable vehicle that is powered from their latest DriveSync platform.
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Chinese duo builds two Lamborghini Diablo replicas

handmade Lamborghini Diablo replica

Handmade Lamborghini Diablo Replica

Chinese people are the supreme leaders when it comes to building replicas of expensive sports car. In the past, we have seen so many incredible replicas built by car lovers from China. Today also, we are bringing you two beautiful handmade replicas of Lamborghini Diablo from the most populous country in the world. Created by racing car fanatics Wang Yu and Li Lintao, the handmade replicas of Lamborghini Diablo can reach the top speed of 310km/h. The construction work has been carried out in a garage rented out by the pair on the outskirts of Beijing and currently they are working on a replica of the T-Rex motorcycle.
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World’s most expensive car + World’s most expensive polish = Awesomeness

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is undoubtedly one of the most exotic car that one would want to have in their garage. The trick is, only a few can have that privilege as it carries a hefty price tag of £2.1million. Now a four wheeler of that stature requires the most expansive care and for this very reason Jack Barclay showroom in Mayfair, West London decided to hire personnel from Topaz Dealing to embellish the carbon fiber and polished aluminum body a new look. For this they closely examined the car’s paint job with a microscope to detect even the tiniest of imperfections.
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