Photo credit: Kolsea
Russia-based news outlet Kolsea gives us a first look at what the forthcoming Tesla Model 2 could possibly look like, or at least the version destined for the European and Chinese market. Tesla China recently announced that they were setting up special office to create a “designed in China” electric vehicle (EV) for the global market, and have started taking submissions for invited designers. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Limited to just 650-units worldwide (325 each for the US and Europe) for release in Q4, Harley-Davidson’s newest electric bicycle pays tribute to the vintage prototype that started it all for their Serial 1 brand. Power comes from an S Mag mid-drive motor paired with a high-end Gates carbon belt drive fed by a 529 Wh battery, enabling it to hit a top speed of 28mph. It does share other similarities with the MOSH / CTY model, including TRP hydraulic disc brakes, internally routed cables / wires, and integrated lighting. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Long before the high-tech expedition vehicles of today, there was the 1939 Snow Cruiser, which arrived at Little America in the Bay of Whales, Antarctica with United States Antarctic Service Expedition in early January 1940. Unfortunately, it experienced many problems from the very start, as it was necessary to construct a ramp from timber to unload the vehicle itself. During the unloading process, one of the wheels broke through the ramp. Read more for a video and additional information.
White Motorcycle Concepts debuted the WMC250EV back in June with the goal being to break the land speed record for electric motorbikes, and many months later, they are getting ever so closer to doing so. One of its most notable features is the giant gaping hole in the middle that would typically be occupied by an internal combustion engine. Voxan Wattman currently holds the world’s land speed record for an electric motorcycle at 254 mph, although that may not last too much longer. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Priced from $325,000 USD, the TruckHouse BCT costs as much as a brand new home in some parts of the world, but for those who prefer living on the road, this might be the perfect vehicle. It’s based on the Toyota Tacoma TRD and comes with a bevy of off-road upgrades, including a 12″ long-travel front suspension, a fully-fabricated rear axle, drilled + slotted disc brakes at all 4 wheels, and available front / rear lockers. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Finished in a stunning Bugatti Agile Bleu, the same color reinterpreted for the Chiron Pur Sport, Gillette’s new Special Edition Heated Razor might be the sleekest-looking yet. The handle sports the legendary Bugatti Macaron emblem and is crafted from premium-grade aluminum-zinc, mimicing the lightweight materials of anodized aluminum and titanium molding the interior design of the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Halo’s Warthog, also known as the M12 Force Application Vehicle (M12-FAV), is essentially fast attack vehicle serving as the United Nations Space Command Armed Forces’ primary joint light tactical ground vehicle. There have been several attempts at creating a replica, but most just lacked the power necessary to back up its looks, that is unless…you’re talking about the one built by Ken Block, along with his Hoonigan team. Yes, this is the same vehicle you see in the move “Free Guy”. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Ash Thorp
Automotive designer Ash Thorp from San Diego collaborated with Carlos Colorsponge figured that after the Tesla Cybertruck, Elon Musk will have no choice but to release an electric motorcycle to take on competitors, like BMW. So, the duo came up with “The Sokudo”, a stealthy carbon fiber motorcycle that can shape-shift depending on how fast it is traveling on the road. How? Its flexible chassis can fold for a more aerodynamic position at higher speeds. Read more for two more pictures and a bonus video.
Sir Clive Sinclair is widely considered the pioneer of home computing and other consumer electronics, as well as the bizarre Sinclair C5. Belinda Sinclair, his daughter, told the press today that her father died at his London home early this morning, aged 81. Most have heard about the Sinclair ZX81 / ZX Spectrum, but his company also produced the TV80, a cathode ray tube-based portable mini television. Unfortunately, the Sinclair FTV1 (TV80) was a commercial flop, with only 15,000 units produced. Read more for two videos, including one on his quirky C5 battery-powered vehicle.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has officially unveiled the new Japan-market 2022 GT-R, and it includes two limited models: the GT-R Premium Edition T-spec and GT-R Track Edition Engineered by NISMO T-spec. The T-Spec variants will be limited to a total of 100-units and buyers selected through a lottery system, complete with upgraded carbon ceramic brakes, a carbon-fiber rear spoiler, an exclusive engine cover, and an special badge for front / rear. All models are set to hit dealer showrooms in the second half of October, with a very limited number (50) of T-Specs hitting North America, priced from $138,490 USD. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.