Just when you thought the Pokemon craze couldn't get anymore ridiculous, one fan in Florida, decided to create a unique supercar based on the game. Called "Pokemon Hunter", this BMW i8 was wrapped by Miami-based Instagram user @serge_paramount, and it's used to catch Pokemon Go creatures all over South Beach. Veluxity Luxury Services tried to get some reactions from people, and recorded everything on video fro the world to see. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's most dangerous path.
BMW unveiled their Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle in Los Angeles this week, and it's basically a futuristic electric-powered Batpod. Featuring an active self-balancing suspension, which does away with the typical springs / shocks / swing arms setup, along with LED-equipped body panels for extreme aerodynamic efficiency. Riders get a special high-tech suit that automatically heats or cools them, and the visor offers a head-up display that shows technical information, such as route, speed, etc. Currently, there's no word yet on if we'll see this concept on the road in coming years, but with the way technology is progressing, we wouldn't be surprised if it hits showrooms before 2020. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showcasing mind-boggling Hot Wheels stunts.
Easily worth upwards of $100,000 in mint condition, the BMW E30 M3 is a sight to behold, so much so that one Floridan decided to park it in his living room during Hurricane Matthew. Auto enthusiast Randy opened up the large double-doors of his house, drove it inside, and took a few pictures for Instagram. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
It's only a matter of time before we see self-driving motorcycles, and the first may be the BMW Motorrad Concept Z. Designed by Anja Didrichsons, this modular bike has three different modes: "sport", with a slightly raised seat for cruising, "racing" for a crouched aerodynamic position, and "autonomous", where riders can lay back on the seat. Continue reading for more pictures.
Canepa has completed their fully restoration of a 1979 BMW M1 Procar, number 31 of just 40 made, which served as a spare car during the BMW M1 Procar Championship. Originally sold to a German customer in November 1979, it was then purchased by an American collector 4-years-later. The race car was driven and displayed at numerous events throughout the 1990's, and was placed in storage until October 2012. It was made street-legal by replacing the BMW race components with OEM Procar parts, including BBS center lock wheels, suspension uprights, hubs, control arms, tie rods, axles and mirrors. The engine was rebuilt and equipped with Motec electronic fuel injection, boosting total engine output to 414 hp and 357 lb-ft of torque. Click here for more pictures of the fully restored M1 Procar. Continue reading for a Top Gear review of the original M1.
Over the years, we've seen plenty of computer-rendered transforming robots, whether it be cell phones or cars, but now, Turkish company Letron might have just created the real deal. They took a real BMW E90 3-Series car, took apart the body, and created a giant robot that can be remotely controlled. Apparently, they have plans to create more versions, using different bodies. Click here for more pictures of the build process. Continue reading for a video of an earlier transforming prototype.
The F22 Eurofighter and BMW may not have much in common, but that didn't stop HGK Motorsport from creating a monstrous drift car based on a 2-Series coupe. They started by stripping the chassis and rebuilding it from the ground up, starting with a General Motors-sourced LS V8 crate engine tuned by Mast Motorsports to generate 820-horsepower, mated to a Samsonas five-speed sequential transmission and Winters differential. Other upgrades include: a 40-liter FIA fuel cell, Wilwood brakes, a full roll cage, fully adjustable suspension, and carbon Kevlar body panels. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how stackable chips, like Pringles, are made.
Modeled after the world's fastest bird, the peregrine falcon, the BMW Typhoon aims to be the coolest-looking motorbike if nothine else. Its powerful turbocharged engine visible through the carbon fiber chassis, while the front end is clad in birdlike fairings to make the bike more aerodynamic. Continue reading for more pictures.
The BMW 2002 Hommage Turbomeister is basically an M2 in Turbomeister livery, but with a carbon fiber chassis and body kit. "The BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering on which BMW turbo technology is based and re-interprets them in the form of a design study. With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motor sport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s," said Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a battery that's lasted 176-years.
When TRON Lightcycle meets BMW motorcycle, you get the i Motorrad Beta|R by Sebastian Martinez. In addition to a hubless wheel, it features a hollow chassis design, along with a magnetic suspension that will supposedly give riders the smoothest driving experience possible. Continue reading for more pictures.