Tokyo-based SkyDrive is planning to have theSD-XX, the world’s smallest flying car, in the skies by 2023. This all-electric vehicle can be used as an autonomous aircraft or on the road as a self-driving taxi. It measures 13 feet in length and 11.5 feet wide, and less than 5 feet tall, while weighing in at 1,102 pounds. There’s room for two passengers and it sports eight propellers on the four corners of the vehicle. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Mercedes wants its new S-Class interior to evoke feelings of luxury and wellness. How so? Through the use of leather (quilted, perforated), wood and metal combined together in a nautical theme. The seats offer “Energizing Seat Kinetics,” which is a system that automatically makes precise adjustments for better support during short, medium or long drives. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
In the late 1960s, F1 cars used aerodynamic effects used in a big way, with many teams installing huge wings on struts, but auto enthusiast Wesley Kagan took things a step further by building his own from a Porsche Boxster. To make this a reality, he had to first use the Forza Motorsport game to mock up a shell before picking up a used Boxster for $2,500. What he got was a running engine, transmission, brakes, steering rack, and other technical components. Read more for a video and additional information.
California-based Hyperion, a technology company specializing in hydrogen generation, storage and propulsion, have just unveiled their XP-1 prototype. This hydrogen-electric supercar boasts an impressive 1,000-mile range and can be recharged in less than five minutes at public stations. It stores electric energy in fuel cell systems versus heavy lithium ion batteries, thus giving the benefits of electric motors found in traditional electric vehicles, without the added weight, extended charging times, and battery degradation. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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The very first Bugatti Divo has arrived in the United States, and Miller Motorcars gives us a first look. This mid-engined, track-focused hypercar draws inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic and the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept. It’s powered by an 8.0L quad-turbocharged W16 engine generating 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Read more for the video and additional information.
Lucid Motors has just set a new world record with their upcoming luxury EV. The 2021 Lucid Air was independently verified to achieve 517 miles on a single charge and was secured with FEV North America, Inc. in Auburn Hills, Michigan, who applyied the EPA’s Multicycle Test Procedure (SAE J1634 Oct 2012 Standard) with the standard adjustment factor. This makes it the current longest range electric vehicle to date. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Aksyonov Nikita
For the 2021 model year,the Ford Bronco returns to the automaker’s light-truck product range after a 25-year hiatus. The chassis is based on the Ford Ranger rather than the F-Series, marking the sixth-generation Bronco a mid-size SUV for the first time. This makes it perfect to be turned into a police interceptor. Ford has created a second-generation Police Interceptor Utility, derived from the sixth-generation Explorer, for the 2020 model year. Read more to see another render from designer Aksyonov Nikita.
It’s fairly common to see high-speed chases on your local news, and while some may be entertaining to watch, they put the public and officers at risk. The Grappler Police Bumper aims to change that by keeping pursuits from ending in a fatal crash. It was invented by Leonard Stock who came up with the idea in the middle of the night and then spent years to perfect it. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 may be a prototype…for now, but this all-electric muscle car shows just how much performance can be harnessed without using any gas. Powered by seven electric motors and equipped with high downforce aerodynamic bits, this vehicle is ready for the track, drag strip or gymkhana course, and the ride along you’re about to see proves this. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Joaquin Obligado
The Ferrari Purosangue is currently under development, and it’s no surprise that the luxury sports car manufacturer has a hyper SUV in the works to take on the Lamborghini Urus. Some are speculating that it could be all-electric, and designer Joaquin Obligado agrees. So, he came up with this futuristic concept, which not only has an aerodynamic roofline, but thin LED taillights and a third brake light as well. Read more for additional pictures.