Aston Martin Has Unveiled a $4 Million Submarine - The British automaker unveiled its first submersible design Thursday at the Monaco Yacht Show. Dubbed Project Neptune, itís a three-person vehicle with silver, blade-like pontoons and an acrylic bubble of a cabin for maximizing underwater views.
Aston Martin expects the sub will be available in about a year and will be priced around $4 million, the companyís chief creative officer Marek Reichman told Bloomberg. For comparison, a V8-powered DB11 will run you nearly $200,000. From Popper
Comparing sizes of the world's most famous aircraft - Business Insider - We compared the sizes of some of the most famous ‚ÄĒ and some of the largest ‚ÄĒ flying machines in the world.Though the Space Shuttle Orbiter and Concorde may be a bit larger than you'd expect, they're all dwarfed by the nearly football-field-sized Antonov An-225 Mriya. From Nony
The 5 Breakthroughs Powering the Self-Driving Car Boom - Within four years, many car companies--Tesla, Uber, and Google's Waymo, along with traditional firms like Toyota and GM--expect to offer autonomous cars that can completely take on the driving task while also monitoring the road for any obstacles under specific traffic and weather conditions. From Popper
BMW traps carjacker with remotely activated door locks %u2014 RT Viral - The phrase ‚Äėthick as thieves‚Äô could apply to this carjacker who was reportedly trapped inside a BMW 550i by the vehicle‚Äôs remote locking device as he attempted to steal the car.The incident, which took place in Seattle last month, occurred when the 38-year-old man became stuck in the car after the door locks were remotely activated by BMW intentionally when police contacted the car maker. From Nony
Millennials Hit the Road in a Sleek New Generation of RVs - Bloomberg - This fall, one of the hottest things in outdoor gear wasn‚Äôt a new drone or motorized skateboard. The tech tastemakers‚ÄĒfrom Outside Magazine to Gear Patrol‚ÄĒcollectively drooled over a recreational vehicle. That‚Äôs right, an ‚ÄúRV‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒspecifically the Airstream Basecamp, a $35,000 teardrop of aluminum that can be towed behind a Subaru. From Nony
The slow death of the manual transmission - By the end of the next decade, my beloved manual transmission may no longer be an option. In the United States, gas-powered vehicles have been moving away from clutches for years. The perpetually growing SUV (which are almost exclusively fitted with automatic transmissions) market is accelerating that trend. From Popper
Meet Graham -- The Superhuman Evolved To Survive Car Accidents - We humans are always pushing limits ‚Äē skydiving, downhill skiing, car racing.The stark reality, however, is that our bodies are not built to survive accidents involving many of the technologies we‚Äôve come to love and rely on, namely automobiles.Then there‚Äôs Graham ‚Äē a bulging, unsightly and very crash-proof specimen. From Nony
These omnidirectional wheels let you drive your car sideways | The Verge - Omnidirectional wheels have been around for decades but that doesn't stop us imagining the day they'll finally become practical to use. The latest video to inspire this omnidirectional dreaming comes from William Liddiard, a Canadian inventor who's come up with his own take on the classic design. You can see the so-called Liddiard Wheels in action above, fitted to what appears to be a Toyota Echo. From Nony
This $15K Electric Motorcycle Made Me Love Riding in NYC - IíVE SPENT DECADES riding motorcycles, and have twisted the throttle of just about every type of street bike you can find. That includes electrics, from Zeros to Brammos, prototypes to production models. But finding a two-wheeled EV that feels ďnormalĒólet alone greatóafter years of riding gasoline-powered bikes borders on miracle territory. From Popper
The Russians Make The Best Truck In The Universe For $50K - Would you like to go wherever the hell you want? Using its self-inflated tires, Russiaís SHERP ATV can give you that pleasure. It will climb over obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches, swim with ease, turn like a tank and look awesome in any situation for only $49,000 worth of Rubles. From Nony
The strange Killinger and Freund Art Deco motorcycle - It was an incredible machine in every aspect, and immediately captured the imagination of the public and press. If performance in production models had lived up to the unique features of its design, it likely would have changed the course of motorcycle design ever after. source From Nony
How Drowsy Driving Left This Man Paralyzed - Russ Burris had been awake for at least 36 hours when he got behind the wheel of his car in 1990 and ended up in a crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Now, Burris is speaking out to raise awareness about the risks of drowsy driving ‚ÄĒ an act that may result in an estimated 6,000 fatal crashes each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From X Isle
San Francisco requires Uber and Lyft drivers to get business licenses - MarketWatch - Drivers for Uber and Lyft need business licenses to operate in their hometown, according to a letter the city‚Äôs Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector started mailing to drivers Friday. The city has identified 37,000 drivers, and it has given them 30 days to obtain their licenses. For businesses that earn less than $100,000, the license costs $91 a year. From X Isle
Driverless Cars Must Have Steering Wheels, Brake Pedals, Feds Say - Scientific American - Driverless cars should have a fairly easy time getting the green light to operate on U.S. roadways, as long as they look and act like the vehicles people have been driving for the past century. Take away the steering wheel and brake pedal‚ÄĒas Google hopes to do from its self-driving car‚ÄĒand that vehicle is no longer street legal and probably would not be for some time, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT). From X Isle
The Relentless Tinkering That Makes F1 Cars Look So Funky | WIRED - Modern Formula One cars are a bit like those wonderfully weird birds-of-paradise: utterly bizarre, but born of relentless evolution and perfectly adapted to their environment. Every feature is a result of endless evolution and relentless pursuit of a goal. From X Isle
Phantom Corsair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Phantom Corsair is a prototype automobile built in 1938. It is a six-passenger 2-door sedan that was designed by Rust Heinz of the H. J. Heinz family and Maurice Schwartz of the Bohman From X Isle
1999 Dallara IR9 IRL Indycar Roller Chassis (No Engine) Indy 500 Race Car Used - This is a 1999 Dallara IR9 IRL Indycar chassis, no engine. This car was raced in the 1999 Indycar series, including the Indy 500, never wrecked. This car has just been repainted and needs final assembly and needs an Engine, ECU package. The original EMCO gearbox has been rebuilt and an ultra rare EMCO differential has been installed, diff cost alone was 15,000.00. Extra final drive gears will be included. This Dallara has carbon rotors and Alcon six piston calipers on rear, front calipers are not included, shocks are Ohlin TT44 front and rear, extra springs will be included, the car has a PI+4 data system, harness and dash are installed. The car has the road course shot oval wing set installed, a set of magnesium OZ racing rims are included. Chassis number is 009. Car has new paint Dayglo STP orange.We have the headers and exhaust, radiator, oil cooler and carbon fibre ducts.You will need the engine, ECU and front calipers to complete. Pickup in southeastern Indiana. Questions call 812-667-6448 From Popper
Climb Every Mountain: Guzzi's 3 Wheel Motorcycle | Bike EXIF - The most badass 3 wheel motorcycle is not a Can-Am Spyder or Polaris Slingshot. It‚Äôs this incredible go-anywhere Moto Guzzi built in the early 1960s. Designed for the Italian army, it‚Äôs sporting full-time 3WD, a six-speed transmission and a reverse gear. From Nony
NASA Awards Contract to Restart Development of Engines to Power Agency | NASA - NASA selected Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, and deliver a certified engine. SLS will use four RS-25 engines to carry the agency‚Äôs Orion spacecraft and launch explorers on deep space missions, including to an asteroid placed in lunar orbit and ultimately to Mars.Part of NASA‚Äôs strateg From Nony
Tatra 77a VIN 35719 - This T77a was manufactured in 1937 and sold in 1938. It was delivered on April 26, 1938 to a private individual who lived in Czechoslovakia. The Tatra was then acquired in 1939 by the occupying German forces and was used as a staff car until the end of the war. It was then taken and used by the Soviet Red Army from 1945 until it was sold to a Soviet citizen in 1951. The Russian owner used the Tatra on a regular basis to take holidays to the Black Sea. In 1989 he garaged it when he became too elderly to drive. From Nony
Commuter Bicycles - Featuring an exceptionally quiet and smooth ride, the exclusive Integraô Shaft Drive is a revolutionary technology built on a chromoly shaft sealed in an aluminum case along with a high-quality internal hub. For riders, this means exceptional performance without chain grime, corrosion, or gear-grinding - and no maintenance.
The superb full size, road legal steam car. - The superb full size, road legal steam car. The Steam Traction World Lykamobile is a full size steam vehicle. The tyres are modern and treaded. Disc brakes are also fitted. The design reflects the original 1898 Locomobile as far as is practical whilst maintaining a straightforward and cost effective design, utilising modern materials and components. From Nony
Car Industry Buried US Safety Report Fearing Loss of TTIP Deal - The car industry is being accused of burying a report claiming U.S. cars are less safe than European Union vehicles, over fears that the findings would hamper negotiations between the two regions over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal (TTIP). From Nony
TIMELAPSE: Largest HMS Prince of Wales delivery - YouTube - The Aircraft Carrier Alliance welcomed the largest section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier to Rosyth Dockyard last week, following its voyage from BAE Systems in Glasgow where it was built.
Lower Block 04 is the largest hull section of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second of two new aircraft carriers being constructed by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, and contains the hangar, machinery space, mission systems compartments and accommodation.
The 11,200 tonne section of hull was transported by a sea-going barge and travelled around the north coast to reach the assembly site, a journey of more than 600 miles over five days.
On her arrival, the block was floated off of the specialist barge and moved into position in dry dock, ready to join the other sections already in place.
The aircraft carriers HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a partnering relationship between BAE Systems, Thales UK, Babcock and the Ministry of Defence.
The Queen Elizabeth Class will be the centrepiece of Britainís defence capability for the 21st century. Each 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier will provide the armed forces with a four-acre military operating base, which can travel up to 500 miles per day to be deployed anywhere around the world. Operating the Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II jets and a number of types of helicopter, the QE Class will be versatile enough to be used across the full spectrum of military activity from warfighting to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
Soviet 'time travelling truck' found in western Siberia - The crazy vehicle is reported to be the work of Dmitryi Posadskyi, an artist and sculptor from the closed town of Ozersk, who was commissioned by Siterra to produce it. Called 'Rust of the past, inspiration for the future', it won a prize for 'the most creative use of scrap metal' at the LOM-2015 Festival in Yekaterinburg ahead of its unveiling at an oil and gas exhibition in Surgut. From Nony
KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts. - KaleCoAuto has relaunched our website featuring our the same great line-up of products you have come to expect from KaleCoAuto. KaleCoAuto is currently working with a team of engineers and environmentalists to design and manufacture a new KaleCoAuto Line - KaleCoGreen. KaleCoGreen will feature new products to reduce your carbon footprint with innovative products. Check back soon to see these new products. From Nony
Legends of Soviet Hardware: History of Russian Tank Production in Pictures - Ninety-five years ago, on August 31, 1920, the Krasnoe Sormovo factory produced the first Soviet tank. Since then, Russia has produced a number of armored machines holding a special place in the history of warfare.Legendary tanks of the Russian military ‚Äď in our photo gallery.Tweet From Nony
Autocars - City trips, intercity lines, charters,... for each tour group and each destination Van Hool builds the appropriate coach. Comfortable and dependable, with just that little extra to make the trip unforgettable. From Nony
B-9 NH Black Edition Urban Stealth - The bicycle would be Black, almost radar absorbent. Any eye that caught it would be captured in its dark gravity. With flat paneling it would look like a veiled threat. From Nony
VIDEO: British tourist films car MELTING in killer heatwave in Italy - A British tourist was astonished when sizzling temperatures made the vehicle melt in Italy.John Westbrook captured an amazing video of the car when it started to drip as temperatures hit 37C in the coastal town of Caorle in northern Italy. The video shows the lights, wing mirrors and window fittings melting off a Renault Megane parked near the beach. From Nony
Connor Wood Bicycles -- Wood bikes from Denver Colorado. - Connor Wood Bicycles brings you the Woody Scorcher, Woody Cruiser, Woody Mountain and e-Woody. These sustainably built ash wood bicycles are individually hand sculpted in Denver, CO using steam bending and Kevlar lamination. As strong as they are beautiful, they are truly rolling works of functional art. See the bikes. From Nony
GLOBECRUISER MOTOR HOME - Action Mobil are specialists in building expedition vehicles, their highlight is the spectacular Globecruiser, a 4x4 top-class world touring vehicle, and the recently released Global XRS 7200, an extreme all-terrain expedition vehicle powered by a mind blowing 720-hp engine cranking its six wheels. The ultra-rugged motor homes bring comfort and style to your adventures, they feature an unique layout that provides separate areas for lounging and sleeping, and offer an exclusive, homely atmosphere, with Hi-Tech interiors. watch the video From Nony
Urban Ghosts10 Mighty Tank Graveyards & Abandoned Battle Vehicles of the World - Urban Ghosts - War is a constantly evolving tragedy of the human race, and when armoured vehicles first took to the battlefield, they changed the face of conflict forever. Nothing lasts forever, though, and over the years, these beasts of war have been condemned to the same fate as they brought upon so many soldiers ‚Äď the grave. Some were simply abandoned where they were switched off for the last time. Others stand virtually destroyed while a small number wait for new life. This article explores 10 impressive tank graveyards and abandoned battle vehicles across the world. From Nony
1965 Dodge Deora Concept Car - Penned by the California-based Harry Bradley and constructed by the Alexander Brothers of Detroit, the famous Deora was honored with the coveted Ridler Award in 1967. The subject of numerous models, it has since been fully restored to show quality. From Nony
Salt Water Powered Car Gets Approval In Europe: Yes It's Real - It works just like a hydrogen fuel cell except that the liquid used for storing energy is saltwater. This isn‚Äôt far from the water powered car, an idea labelled as a conspiracy by many despite the massive amount of evidence behind it. You can read more about that here. From Nony
10 Fastest Electric Motorcycles 0-60 - Electric motorcycles are making a power play. Motorcycle enthusiasts may not like the idea of a bike without the trademark engine sound, but thereís no way to complain about the muscle some gas-free monsters deliver. In fact, the worldís fastest electric bike has outraced four-wheel EVs in quarter-mile flashes by hitting top speeds over 215 mph.
Whether or not you like to take a bike out racing, the power show electric motorcycles provide helps you sidestep conversations about range, noise, sustainability, or style. Thereís no debate over a 0-60 run in less than one second. This list is based on pure power and leaves the EV drama for another conversation. Estimates and track times were culled from manufacturer quotes or, when not listed, confirmed race times from riders and testers. Here are the ten fastest electric bikes in the world based on 0-60 mph speed times.
Unique Nuclear War Tank - This tank can be considered a symbol of the nuclear war that never happened. Its construction is optimal for opposing to shock waves, four-crawler track undercarriage - to move in the conditions of a nuclear winter...Heavy tank "Object 279" was unique and had no competitors. It had an unusual ellipsoidal shape protecting the tank from overturning if hit by a shock wave of a nuclear explosion.Let's have a closer look at the vehicle. From Nony
Flying car CRASHES during test flight - The world's first flying car has spectacularly crashed during its maiden flight with the inventor on board after witnesses said it went into a tailspin.Stefan Klein, the co-owner of tech company AeroMobil was taking the company's 3.0 prototype on a test flight in Slovakia last Friday.Onlookers said the craft appeared to be in trouble before going into a tailspin, forcing Klein to deploy a parachute around 900ft off the ground to help bring the car down as gently as possible. From Nony
The Amphibious Sub-Surface Watercraft - This is the partially submersible watercraft that provides above- and underwater viewing options, driving right off a trailer and into the water without the need for a crane, tender vessel, or dock. From Nony