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.
The Apple Watch has more or less kept the same design since it was first launched nearly 4-years ago in April 2015, and some have been asking for a round design since the beginning. Introducing the Apple Rope Watch by industrial designer Dongwook Yoon which shows just that. In addition to the round face, there’s also a lasso-style strap for easy wear and removal. Read more for additional pictures.
It’s official, the 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car is entering production, thanks to Irvine, California-based classic car replica manufacturer Superformance. The original aluminum-clad supecar is powered by a 6.4-liter V-10 generating 605 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Superformance CEO Lance Stander stated that the first 200 GR-1s built—in conjunction with Shelby American will sport aluminum bodies, either polished or painted, while subsequent cars are going to have carbon fiber bodies. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Why bother with a Touch Bar, when you could have a laptop that boasts a built-in “Infinite Pad”? Meet the Epsilon Laptop. This touchscreen display of sorts can be used either as a traditional trackpad, a touch bar, or as a tablet for drawing, memos, and lots more. As you can see in the image above, it’s a great tool for musicians as there’s just enough room to use it as a MIDI controller, complete with keys. Read more for additional pictures.
These may not be the first self-lacing shoes from Nike, but definitely one that may help you reach your weight loss goals by increasing exercise efficiency. The Nike HyperAdapt Self-Lacing Shoe sports a hardshell design protecting the mechanical components, while a gloss keeps things sleek and stylish. A heel-mounted motor tighten the laces, which zigzag from the outsoles to the front end, at the push of a button. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Arik Schwarz via Yanko Design
The Honda Neo Fighter by industrial designer Arik Schwarz looks like a motorcycle straight out of Blade Runner, and apparently each one is made from spare robot parts. Sporting a low-handlebar look with a short seat cowl combined with high-tech components, such as a solar tank, aluminum / helium frame, and adaptive brakes. The body panels can easily be swapped out should you want something more exciting than just going stealth. Read more for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Grigory Butin
Think of the Lamborghini Vega as a smaller, more high-tech version of the Huracán, with a shorter wheelbase, minimal overhangs and a large panoramic roof. Since the Huracán maintains the 5.2 L naturally aspirated Audi/Lamborghini V10 engine from the Gallardo, tuned to generate a maximum power output of 610 PS (449 kW; 602 hp) in a mid-engined configuration, it’s safe to say that the Vega will have a similar, possibly hybrid, drivetrain. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Sehoon Hans Kim
Created by automotive designer Sehoon Hans Kim, the futuristic Mercedes-Benz Nostalgia Concept is all-electric and boasts autonomous technology that would make it nearly invulnerable to accidents. Instead of traditional headlights and taillights, this concept sports single lines of LEDs instead, drawing inspiration from the Mercedes Concept IAA. Read more for additional pictures and information/
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If Batman decided to go pure luxury for his next Batmobile, it might look something like this Rolls-Royce concept by NeoMam Studios. On a somewhat related note, did you know that Rolls-Royce Motors was a British luxury car manufacturer, created in 1973 during the de-merger of the Rolls-Royce automotive business from the nationalized Rolls-Royce Limited? That’s right, they produced luxury cars under the Rolls-Royce and Bentley brands, but was eventually sold to Volkswagen in 1998. BMW acquired the rights to the Rolls-Royce trademark for use on automobiles and launched a new Rolls-Royce company shortly afterwards. Read more for more geeky Rolls-Royce concepts that could one day become a reality.
Retired F1 and Indycar driver Tarso Marques wanted to create a custom motorcycle unlike any other, so the TMC Dumont was what he came up with. Featuring hubless wheels and most impressive of all, a 300 horsepower Rolls-Royce Continental aircraft engine, which transforms it into a rolling work of art, complete with 36-inch chrome wheels. This entire project took Marques about seven months to complete at his shop in Brazil. Read more to see in-action and for additional pictures.