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.

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine sportscar that runs on salt water finally gets road legal

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and the technology that it boasted-off made everyone think that it was good on paper but not good enough to make it to the productions. As opposed to that belief, the car that runs on salt water powered electrolyte flow cell power system has received approval from TUV Sud in Munich for use on public roads. This streamlined and sexy looking four seater sportscar that is based on the principle of redox flowcell developed in 1976 by NASA and American Space Program. Read More…

Artist transforms Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a painted canvas

Duaív Lamborghini Aventador

French figurative painter and classical musician Duaív has teamed up with Lamborghini Miami to transform a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a beautiful artistic masterpiece. Lamborghini Miami is known for doing things a little different and something out of the box. Previously also, they have amazed the world with their unique automotive creations and marketing strategies. Some of their projects from the recent history are Air, Land and Sea project, Sharpie Lamborghini Gallardo and project AU79. Now with the “Project Duaív”, they have come up with another exotic creation to the delight of all automotive enthusiasts, especially for the Lamborghini Aventador roaster lovers.
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Functional Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine is a monster just like the real one

Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Air powered Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Looks like DIYer [Lego Solde] has got quite a good hand at making miniature engines from Lego that are reminiscent to the real engines. Last time around it was the Lego Toyota 4A-GE engine and now [Lego Solde] has made a thumping Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine that is a benchmark in itself. This 8 liter turbo charged W16 engine has two narrow V8s with 64 valves and four camshafts with two overhead camshafts that allows the engine to be compact. And all of it made from Lego bricks!
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Big Wheel Drift Trike can be yours for US$2,000

SFD’s Big Wheel Drift Trike

SFD Industries, manufacturer of motorized drift trikes and custom fuel tanks has created the Big Wheel Drift Trike that will take you on a ride back to your childhood. As the name suggests, the SFD trike comes with a big-rig 26-inch by 3.5-inch front wheel which according to the company’s owner August Agner feels super stable and is proportioned parallel to a child’s big wheel to really make an adult look and feel like a kid again.

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Jaguar XE baby saloon slated for September 2014 release

Jaguar XE 2014

Jaguar XE teaser view

Jaguar’s take on the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-Class saloon is going to be quite impressive, and it is surely confirmed for 8 September premier in UK. Jaguar XE is a baby saloon car that is based on a robust yet light-weight aluminum architecture, giving it the agility and premium handling power while preserving the refined luxurious drive. The car will be based on 0.5-liter aluminum block Ingenium engine weighing 176lb and the USP of this engine is its ability to be reconfigurable in case new technology components need to fitted inside it.
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Parajet is now taking orders for its SkyRunner flying car

Parajet’s SkyRunner flying car

UK-based paramotor manufacturer Parajet International Ltd will be showcasing its SkyRunner flying car all this week at the Farnborough airshow in England. The flying car company will be trying to woo the potential customers so that it can get reasonable orders to bring the prototype into commercial production. Parajet’s SkyRunner comes with a price tag of $137,000 and is designed to work both as a standard off-terrain vehicle and as a flying machine also.

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Solar-powered three-wheeler from India to embark on 9,600 km journey across Europe

Image credit: Reuters/Stringer

Image credit: Reuters/Stringer

Tuk-tuk’s (a.k.a auto rickshaw) are a well-known means of commuting in Indian cities, but are they environmentally friendly? I guess not. But Naveen Rabelli, a 33 year old electrical engineer is all set to change that image, as he takes his solar powered electric tuk-tuk on a 9,600 km odyssey across 10 countries including London. His solar-powered electric auto rickshaw has a brand new electric motor, battery and gearbox to deliver premium performance. Naveen who is making this three wheeler since two years now has named it Tejas, which means brilliance in Sanskrit.
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Surreal wooden motorcycle crafted by Russian carpenter

Wooden IL-49 Soviet motorcycle

If you though the classic IL-49 Soviet motorcycle is an eye-catcher, then I wonder what you have to say about this life-sized version of the legendary Russian motorcycle made from wood? Crafted by Yuri Hvtisishvili, a carpenter from Russia, this motorcycle is completely handmade and is surreal to watch due to its attention to detail. The idea of making a wooden motorcycle completely out of wood struck Yuri’s mind as he wanted to make something new due to the stagnation of his carpentry business. Since he saw the pictures of a similar DIY creation on the internet, he set out on making his own wooden motorcycle in the shape of his favorite ride, the IL-49.
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Acton R Rocketskates is coolest ride you can strap to your feet

Acton R Rocketskates

Thought spnKiX motorized skates you saw and backed on Kickstarter back in 2012 were the best you would get for your feet, think again? Peter Treadway and Action the team behind spnKiX has returned to Kickstarter with Acton R Rocketskates – an improved take on shoe skates which can be strapped onto regular footwear. Acton R Rocketskates aren’t rocket-powered skates as the name would suggest, but are basically mini-Segway for your feet fitted with wheels and electric motors. Read More…

R1 batmobile-styled prototype tram revealed in Russia

R1 tram

The FIFA World Cup is only at its culminating stage in Brazil, and Russia is already gearing up to lure football fans for the 2018 World Cup. Once in Russian Federation, one thing that fans will see are the batmobile-styled trams (slated to be rolled out in 2017) carrying them from one place to another. First prototype of these trams to be developed by advanced Russian tanks developer Uralvagonzavod’s subsidiary Uraltransmash were unveiled recently to bloggers in Innnoprom 2014 industrial exhibition in Yekaterinburg. Dubbed as Russia One or R1 the trams look block-like, the prototype shows that the trams will have angular sides instead of curvy sides that we have seen on trams around the world. Read More…