Category: Autos

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The Black Pearl – Steam engine powered motorbike inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean

The Black Pearl motorbike by Revatu Customs

If we go back in time, steam engines have been fabulous in powering those huge locomotives, but isn’t it awesome if we still have one running around us especially on a motorbike? It’s true as Revatu Customs, a Netherland based custom motorcycle shop has come up with such a unique creation. Unveiled in 2014 and known as ‘The Black Pearl’, the bike is named after Jack Sparrow’s infamous pirate ship from the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

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Audi’s Disappearing Billboards – Apparition like visual effect created by water vapors

Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro Disappearing billboards

Audi always finds itself amidst niche advertising campaigns and proactive development of future automotive technologies. A few months ago we saw the Audi RS7 become a canvas for the Castrol’s 3D projection mapping at SEMA Show, and now recently they embarked on an ad campaign for the hybrid-electric Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro. They formed alliance with German advertising firm Thjnk to make disappearing billboards that are reminiscent of the Audi class. The ads were placed in different areas of big cities and those who watched it just could not imagine their eyes.
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Gaudy Chinese 3D printed car reaches speeds of 40km/h

Shuya 3D printed car

With 3D printing anything is possible when it comes to manufacturing custom-made components. But 3D printing a functional automobile is another thing. Sanya Sihai, a Chinese 3D tech company has created China’s first ever 3D printed car dubbed Shuya. And to add to the feat, it is all-electric. The company showed the car on Tuesday in Southern Hainan province and also revealed that it took their team 1.5 months to create it.
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Geneva Motor Show 2015: EDAG showcases nature inspired Light Cocoon concept car

Light Cocoon concept car at Geneva Motor Show 2015

Light Cocoon concept car at Geneva Motor Show 2015

EDAG Engineering + Design AG, Fulda, Germany-based firm have debuted a futuristic concept car at the ongoing 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Called Light Cocoon concept, the 3D printed car is designed by taking inspiration from nature itself, precisely to be from a leaf of a plant. Also for the light weight construction engineers took cues from the design of bat wings. Thus, in spite of printing body panels of the car from a rigid composite material, the engineers at the firm created a lightweight car body structure with very few closed surfaces. In simple terms this means that the concept car only uses material in areas where it is absolutely necessary for functioning, safety and stiffness.

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Geneva Motor Show 2015: Goodyear unveils two futuristic concept tires

Concept tires by Goodyear

At the 85th International Geneva Motor Show which is taking place at Palexpo convention center these days, automakers and global component manufacturers in the auto industry are showcasing their latest products. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio-based global manufacturer also displayed two futuristic concept tires at the motor show. Reimagining the role that tires may play in the future, these concept tires will become more integrated with the vehicle and the consumer, thus will be more environmentally friendly and more versatile. One of the concept is named BHO3 which is capable of transforming the heat energy generated by the rolling tires into electrical energy. The second concept tire is Triple Tube that contains three tubes which adjust tire inflation pressure according to change in the road conditions.
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Jeremy Clarkson suspended as the Top Gear presenter after a brawl with producer

jeremy clarkson fired from Top gear BBC show

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been well known for his niche way of reviewing cars in the Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster. Relating to cars and bikes in never before heard phrases and sometimes blunt descriptions that have made him one of the world’s top watched show presenter. Jeremy has also been known to be indulged in controversies like use of racist language while on shoot for the show. Well, now finally BBC has had enough and Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended for having a brawl with BBC producer.
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Geneva Motor Show 2015: Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is exotically sexy hybrid sports car

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Geneva Motor Show

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept at Geneva Motor Show

At the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, Bentley has turned eyeballs with its latest beast. The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is a two-seater hybrid sports car draped in luxury, and perhaps the most tech savvy car on show at the auto show. EXP denotes the “Experimental” and “Speed 6” signifies the classic 6-speed cruiser. The car is designed very aerodynamically and even resembles the Aston Martin Vulcan from the rear. It has very muscular bodywork that draws inspiration from aerodynamic form of aircrafts and very meticulously represents a speedy car.
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Raht Racer Trike = Electric Bike + Pedal-Powered Commuter + Fitness Machine = Awesomeness!

Raht Racer electric pedal powered vehicle

How about a pedal-powered electric trike that can go at the top speed of 70 mph? Have a look at this electric three-wheeler that has pedals for charging the electric motor and moving forward on the road. A pretty unique idea perhaps for a hybrid vehicle that incorporates the best of environmentally-friendly commuting and boosts fitness too!
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World’s smallest folding bike can easily fit into your suitcase

Helix- world’s smallest folding bike

How about a folding bike that is small enough to fit into a suitcase? Handcrafted from titanium in Canada, Helix is one such compact folding bike that is designed to make the most efficient use of space possible. Peter Boutakis, founder and inventor of Helix has worked on various folding bike designs over the past 8 years and has worked with manufacturers in Asia to develop these designs. Helix- The world’s smallest folding bike is the result of Peter’s technical knowledge and his passion for cycling.
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Vulcan: Aston Martin unveils $2.3 million supercar

Vulcan supercar by Aston Martin

$2.3 million Vulcan supercar by Aston Martin

Aston Martin, British manufacturer of luxury sports cars have unveiled their new beast in the form of a $2.3 million supercar. Named Vulcan, the most extreme supercar yet is capable of giving chills to James Bond with its 800-horsepower. Tremendously powerful to be driven on normal roads, Vulcan supercar is built to be a track-only car. The rare and thrilling supercar is designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on the company’s rich heritage. The sports car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.

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