Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Designer: Nike Albertus and Andre Look
German students Andre Look and Nike Albertus have come up with the Honda Oree, an e-bike that sports battery packs and an electric motor that are placed around the edge of the powerplant. The Oree delivers high torque at lower revs to produce faster pickup and acceleration. The e-bike can also be described as a naked bike with users getting to see the workings of the suspension system. The motorcycle delivers over 90 hp, 125 lb/ft of torque and maximum speeds of about 190 kmph.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
This concept was developed by a team from Samson Motorworks. Engineers wanted to create a vehicle that would defy the law of gravitation. They took into consideration the aerodynamic and weight related problems of common vehicles, and made a 3-wheel model, which probably doesn't resembles a car literally, but it is still vehicle with one exception - it flies. The company currently works on two MMV models, one is Skybike featuring a patent telescoping wing and other is the Switchblade that makes use of a scissors wing design, being able to retract its wings when driving. Both models are rather small and can fly up to 10,000 feet above sea level. Such concept requires improved safety features, which is why engineers decide to include the front shock absorber, a side door protection as well as a ballistic shaft recovery system. Just like any modern vehicle, these three-wheelers have air conditioning and heating and MP3 input CD player. In addition, these cars include rear view video monitor, automatic vehicle leaning, dual lighting system used for both ground and air.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This concept was presented by the Czech magazine AutoDesign&Styling. The car was developed by Tatra Motors, which is one of the oldest companies in the world along with Daimler Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot. The company worked in cooperation with designer Mike Jelinek, who thought about the future look of a Tatra vehicle and the final result was this 903 Concept, which represents a fuel cell luxury sportscar that incorporates innovative aerodynamic features.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This car can reach a speed of 100km/h in just 4 seconds thanks to either a 480hp V8 engine or a 600hp V10 engine from the German giant BMW. The car can reach a top speed of 200mph and it is already available on the market at a price of 500,000. The car was designed for only one driver and features just one rear view mirror mounted in the center of the car besides the driver. Designers decided to locate the exhaust pipes in rather strange places - on the backside of the vehicle slightly above the branding.
Monday, September 17, 2012
This model was designed to be able to pass through different types of terrain found in America. Terrene features a unique tire mechanism that is able to adapt the dimensions of the vehicle to a variety of terrain types, which makes it possible for the user to drive safely in various conditions. The reduced height of the vehicle along with a large wheel diameter improves Terrena's functionality. The car also boasts integrated sensors that signal the driver about road conditions. In case the sensors identify a good road condition the vehicle's wheels become wide and Terrena decreases its height to become more stable, allowing you to control it easier at high speed. In addition, this futuristic concept is covered with flexible materials that have an interesting and useful feature - they "absorb" any deformations that occur as a result of impact with different objects.