This one-of-a-kind vehicle cost more than $1 million to build and can transport up to eight passengers in pure luxury, thanks to four 28-inch wheels attached to a wingless Learjet fuselage. The project was in the making for 12 years, and is the brainchild of designer Dan Harris and co-owners Frank DeAngelo and Dima Kashevatsky. Both wings had to be removed for the vehicle to become street-legal, but the jet engine nacelles remain, and house two 12-inch subwoofers surrounded by neon lights. When you’re ready to step inside, a set of fold-down stairs drop down, where neon lights illuminate the interior, alongside a large TV screen, more speakers, and a host of amplifiers. In the cockpit, there’s a single driver’s seat and four monitors on the custom dash. Read more for a video and additional information.
Limited to just 20 examples worldwide, the Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans Edition sports a sleek matte Steel Blue paint job with matching, exposed carbon fiber elements, Nocturne matte black alloy wheels, and French national flag colored trimmings. Inside, you’ll find deep blue leather upholstery, Alcantara trim, carbon fiber inserts and more French flag-inspired trim. You’ll still get an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine pushing 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Harley-Davidson may be known for their motorcycles, but they brought a functional electric scooter prototype to Aspen, Colorado for the Winter X Games to let a few lucky attendees try out. This may not be the first, but its rugged design aims to separate itself from the hundreds of others that are already available, not to mention the brand recognition. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
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The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ may look like just another supercar to many, but the automaker plans on only building 900 examples, and this is the first one in Grigio Titans, a dark matte grey. The SVJ is a powerful, track-focused version of the Aventador S, powered by a 6.5L L539 V12 engine that has been tuned to produce 759 hp at 8,500 rpm and 531 lb⋅ft of torque at 6,750 rpm. It weighs in at just 3,362-pounds, thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and titanium in the exhaust system, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 1.98 kg/hp, enabling the vehicle to hit 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 217 mph. Read more for additional pictures of this stunning color and additional information.
Honda has been selling vehicles in the Australian market since 1969 and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, they teamed up with Vinyl Wraps and Graphics to give the Civic Type R as well as their NSX supercar, gold makeovers. “We thought about how we could celebrate our birthday, and our unique diversity in a bold and fun way. I mean, who has ever seen a golden mower or generator before?”, said the company’s Australia Managing Director and CEO, Hiroyuki Shimizu. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Volkswagen’s fully electric version of a new dune buggy will be officially revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show from March 7-17, and it’s based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). This futuristic reinterpretation of a dune buggy sports no fixed roof or conventional doors, while the large wheels and off-road tires and open side sills dominate the overall look. “A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels. These attributes are embodied by the new e-buggy, which demonstrates how a modern, non-retro interpretation of a classic can look and, more than anything else, the emotional bond that electric mobility can create,” said Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer at Volkswagen. Read more for a video, another picture and additional information.
This wrecked 1991 Ferrari F40 was fully restored and modified by Gas Monkey Garage, and since it was featured on Fast N’ Loud in 2013, it has gone through a few owners. Ferrari restoration expert Stuart Singer and Lamborghini / Ferrari technician M. Luongo guided the Gas Monkey Garage team as they disassembled the car, straightened and then strengthened the bent frame, before nearly every part was replaced with OEM or aftermarket parts. Performance wise, you’ll find upgraded turbochargers feeding the 2.9L V8, an aluminum flywheel, Kevlar clutch pack, Tubi competition exhaust, Penske Racing adjustable shocks, and HRE wheels. Read more for a video of the supercar revving and additional information.
McLaren Applied Technologies reveals MCLExtreme, or what they envision F1 cars will look like in 2050, the year that also mark the 100th anniversary of Formula 1. Featuring an open-wheeled design, a suspended front wing that stretches up seamlessly to an enclosed cockpit, and two individual wings that curve over the rear wheels out back. Apparently, the vehicles can also glow a certain color to represent the emotions of the driver. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
You could either buy a new luxury car for $100,000, or these used Bugatti Veyron wheels, which are made by OZ and wrapped in factory-spec Michelin tires with 85 percent tread left. The Fort Lauderdale-based seller says this is a steal, since it would actually cost you $50,000 more to purchase these directly from Bugatti. On a side note, did you know that the Veyron includes a sound system designed and built by Burmester Audiosysteme? Read more for additional pictures, information, and a link to the eBay auction.
Microsoft has teamed up with MIT might to develop a model that uses artificial intelligence to catch virtual “blind spots”. Basically, the AI compares a human’s actions in a given situation to what it would have done, and modifies its behavior based on how closely it matches the response. Put simply, if a self-driving car doesn’t know how to pull over in an emergency situation, it could learn how to do so by simply observing a human driver moving to the side of the road. However, if the AI is wrong, a human driver can also step in to correct it. “The model helps autonomous systems better know what they don’t know. Many times, when these systems are deployed, their trained simulations don’t match the real-world setting [and] they could make mistakes, such as getting into accidents. The idea is to use humans to bridge that gap between simulation and the real world, in a safe way, so we can reduce some of those errors,” said first author Ramya Ramakrishnan from Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. Read more for a video and additional information.