Classic cars have always been a hit among auto enthusiasts, and that group includes the classic Ford Bronco. California-based startup Zero Labs Automotive decided to create an all-electric version of that iconic vehicle, or to be more specific, it’s a fully restored and re-engineered original Bronco, complete with aerospace grade carbon fiber bodywork, handcrafted walnut / bamboo interior panels, premium leather, a retro-styled digital gauge cluster and more than 1,000 newly-designed parts. Two caveats: it’s expected to cost between $275K – $325K and limited to just 150-units worldwide. Read more for two additional videos, pictures and information.
Photo credit: Emre Husmen
Tesla is set to reveal its first ever all-electric pickup truck later this year, but automotive designer Emre Husmen couldn’t wait for the press event. So, the “Tesla Model P” concept ensued. Sleek and stylish, this Blade Runner-inspired vehicle features thin LED headlights up front, a windshield that stretches as far forward as the front axle of the truck, a massive wheelbase as well as a four door design. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Whether it be combat zones, camps, or civilian uses, Mifram Security’s modular vehicle barrier is a non-lethal solution that helps stop vehicles and assists vehicular control in seconds, without destroying them. They can be installed in just about any length required to create a barrier adapted for numerous wide road widths according to users intend application. Plus, it’s even effective against vehicles that have run-flat protection fitted as opposed to spike systems. Read more for another video and additional information.
Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has just received a $1-billion investment from a coalition of investors comprised of SoftBank Group Corp ($333-million) and Toyota / Denso ($667-million) ahead of its public stock offering, valuing the division at $7.25-billion. “This investment and our strong partnership with the Toyota Group are a testament to the incredible work of our ATG team to date, and the exciting future ahead for this important project, alongside great partners. The development of automated driving technology will transform transportation as we know it, making our streets safer and our cities more livable. Today’s announcement, along with our ongoing OEM and supplier relationships, will help maintain Uber’s position at the forefront of that transformation,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Read more for another video of Uber’s self-driving car technology and additional information.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its world debut today at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and it boasts a slew of race car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements to maximize its performance both on and off the track. To start things off, many of the stock components were replaced with carbon fiber versions, including the front / rear bumpers, front fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler, which have resulted in a total weight savings of 23 pounds, in addition to nearly 44 pounds of reductions from other upgrades. Plus, its exclusive 20-inch RAYS forged aluminum wheels are lighter than before and incorporate a nine-spoke design that enhances their rigidity. Read more for an unveiling video from New York, additional pictures and information.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 S Coupe have been revealed ahead of the NY Auto Show, both sporting new headlight / taillight designs, an AMG grille, an updated sports exhaust, a matte gray paint option, as well as a fresh set of optional 21-inch wheels. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged V-8 in the GLC 63 that generates 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, while the S gets 503 hp and 516 lb-ft, mated to a nine-speed automatic, meaning 0–60 mph times of 3.8 seconds and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Read more for an in-depth video, additional pictures and information.
Industrial designer and motorcycle enthusiast Tom Hylton wanted those who have lost a limb to enjoy one of his passions. So, he designed a bionic arm system for trans-humeral and trans-radial amputees. The prosthetic arm is attached to the shoulder and then plugs directly into the superbike’s handlebar. Best of all, it features a brain computer interface that sends based on the rider’s intentions. Read more for additional pictures and information.
What could make the BMW i8 Roadster look even more futuristic? When tuning shop EVE.RYN gets their hands on it and transforms it into the “i8 Roadster E.N.ARMY EDITION,” complete with carbon fiber air intakes, flared wheel arches, a set of gold wheels, a modified hood, and of course, the military-inspired paint job. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the engine has not been touched, so it’s still pushing an ample 369 hp. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Aston Martin’s Rapide E, the company’s first all-electric vehicle, has been officially unveiled at 2019 Auto Shanghai. It’s powered by 800V, 65 kWh battery encased in carbon fiber and Kevlar, complete with over 5600 ltihium-ion 18650 format cylindrical cells, that generates 601 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in just 4-seconds. You can expect a driving range of over 200 miles on a full charge, and the high power AC on-board charger can fully power the battery in just 3-hours at the standard 185 miles per hour through a common 400V 50kW charger or fast charging at 310 miles per hour. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If you’ve always wanted to own a real 2011 Acura MDX used during the filming of The Avengers, then now is your chance, but for a hefty price. One of ten custom vehicles has just been put up for sale at $75,000 on Facebook, and it was featured in the first Avengers film as well as the pilot episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Featuring a matte black paint job, flared wheel arches, a bull bar with lights, roof-mounted light bar, steel side steps, custom wheels, and various decals. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.