There are electric cars, and then there's the Chevrolet FNR, unveiled today at the Shanghai Motor Show. Developed at GM's Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture in China, this ultra futuristic vehicle boasts a capsule-like design with crystal laser headlights / taillights, dragonfly-inspired dual swing doors, magnetic hub-less wheel electric motors and even a wireless auto-charging system. The technology doesn't end there, as on the inside, you'll find sensors and a roof-mounted radar that can map out the environment for driverless operation as well as a crazy iris recognition start function. When in self-driving mode, the front seats swivel 180° to face the rear seats, for a more intimate setting. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including someone who decided to use a GoPro at their boring office job.
BMW's Apollo Streamer may look like something straight from a science-fiction flick, but it's actually a motorcycle. That's right, it was created by Turkey-based industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem and features an exposed engine as well as rear suspension. Apparently, the sloping front section minimizes wind resistance. Continue reading for more pictures.
Cyntur's JumperPack Mini looks like just another power bank at first, but this device can not only jump-start cars, but charge your gadgets as well, thanks to its 12,000mAh li-ion battery cell. Simply plug compatible devices into the 2.1A USB port or use the SafeJump battery clamps to get your vehicle going when emergency power is needed. It has enough power for 25 back-to-back jump-starts on vehicles up to 8-cylinders, 5 full smartphone charges and 1.5 tablet charges. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The Ferrari F40, powered by a monstrous (for the time) 2.9L twin-turbo V8, was crazy enough on its own for wealthy auto enthusiasts, while the LM version upped the ante enough to remain a highly valued exotic nowadays. Introducing the Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta, owned by billionaire, car collector and part-time racer Jean Blaton from Belgium, who used to hit the track under the Jean Beurlys nickname. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Limited to just 6-units worldwide, the $3.9-million Ferrari Sergio is one supercar that you need to be invited to buy, as in have purchased several Ferrari vehicles in the past. So far, at least one specimen has been delivered to the SBH Royal Auto Gallery in Abu Dhabi. It was created in partnership with Italian design firm Pininfarina, and based on the 458 Spider. Powered by a 4.5L V8 that generates 605hp, it goes from 0-60mph in just 3.0-seconds. Inside, there's a forward-swept rollbar as well as a sporty cockpit, complete with with black leather upholstery, contrasting red stitching, Alcantara seat inserts, and extensive carbon dash trim. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never mess with a silverback gorilla.
The TRON Universe is essentially about humans being transported into a computer and them interacting with humanoid computer programs in a digital world. The universe is named after the computer program Tron, who saved ENCOM's mainframe computer system and the real world from an evil self-aware computer program known as the MCP in 1982. If this place were real, here are what some of the cars would look like. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a red hot nickel ball melting a jawbreaker.
At first glance, this looks like a micro home, but it's just the Roadtrek Zion Camper. It comes complete with a bathroom, shower, kitchen with standard 5 cu ft (141.5 L) refrigerator, propane stove, microwave and up to 42-cubic-feet of storage space. The camper comfortablye sleeps three on a combination of an optional single front bed and king-size bed converted from the dual sofas in back. When the rear king bed is stretched out, you'll have to keep bicycles and other gear in another storage space. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Sure, this DeLorean monster truck isn't capable of time travel, but it's great for off-roading nonetheless. Built by Rich Weissensel over the course of several weeks, it's basically a 1981 DeLorean body on top of a 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer frame. Approximately 6,500 examples of the iconic Back to the Future vehicle are believed to exist today, and like countless other fans, his passion to create this one-of-a-kind truck was peaked by the film. His passion of the DeLorean doesn't stop there, he's also built a DeLorean limousine and a DeLorean hovercraft. He says: "I am often reminded by those simple words from a good friend of mine, Dr Emmet L. Brown, who stated, 'Roads, where we are going, we don't need roads.'" Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a robot chef that may soon take over at a real restaurants.
The Oldsmobile Expression was a 4-door wagon, unveiled in 1990, that featured fiberglass exterior panels and 6 passenger (2+2+2) seating. Among other features showcased were: rain-sensing windshield wipers, in-car vacuum cleaner, TV/VCR with a built in Nintendo Entertainment System, and unique four-wheel steering. Continue reading for pictures of the actual NES unit and more information.
Not just an electric minivan of sorts, the Nimbus e-Car seats up to five and features a full panoramic glass windshield for sweeping views of the landscape. It's powered by a 130Kw electrical engine lithium-ion battery that works in conjunction with a micro combustion generator. Solar photovoltaic cells on the roof also generate power for the vehicle. On the inside, there's an integrated Wi-Fi hub with Bluetooth, USB ports, as well as a power outlet. A 7-inch tablet rests in the center console to provides weather / vehicle information. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy slithering underwater snake robot.