Πέμπτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2014

Built by Chicara Nagata, this 1966 Honda P25


Built by Chicara Nagata, this 1966 Honda P25 is probably the most original security camera around. Unique selling point (asides from the good looks): you can still take it out for a ride.

Apparently, the motorcycle was built on request of a security equipment manufacturer that wanted to showcase it on the Japanese Security Show. Something tells us they made quite the impression!

Check out this incredible security camera system / motorcycle!

Τετάρτη, 26 Μαρτίου 2014

Audi Sends Out Second-Gen TT With Some Updates For 2015


Audi has just revealed its third-generation TT, which arrives on these shores early next year, as a 2016 model. However, if you want to get behind the wheel of a new TT today, Audi is sweetening the deal for buyers of the current model with some special offers for the 2015 model year.\
The main attraction is the TTS Competition Package, which was revealed last year as part of Audi’s celebration of the production of its 500,000th TT sports car. Among the special features are unique Imola Yellow or Nimbus Gray paint schemes, a fixed rear spoiler, five-spoke wheels, and leather trim with accent stitching that matches the exterior color.

There are no powertrain updates for 2015, which means the base TT sticks with its 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged and direct-injected four cylinder engine, good for 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The TTS model gets the same engine but with 265 hp and 258 lb-ft available. Understandably, it’s the quicker of the two, needing just 4.9 seconds to sprint to 60 mph. The TTS Roadster will do the same in 5.1 seconds.
Standard across the range is quattro all-wheel drive and a six-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Opt for the TTS and you also get magnetic ride suspension as standard.

Standard items in the cabin include front heated seats for the first time, as well as a 12-speaker Bose stereo. New options include an exterior carbon package and a Navigation package that adds a nav system, MMI controller and parking sensors.









LIT Motors C1: The Car-Like Motorcyle That Can't Fall Down

Imagine, a vehicle that drives like a car, but balances itself on two wheels. Too late--LIT Motors already did it, back in 2012

As this BBC video demonstrates, the all-electric LIT Motors C1 electric motorcycle is an amazing feat of engineering. Using gyroscopes and electric motors to keep its balance, the C1 really can't be knocked down--even when it's being tugged by an SUV.

On top of all of that, the C1 promises up to 200 miles of all-electric range, seating for two, 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 6 seconds, and a mere 800-pound curb weight. It's only 40" wide, so, in theory at least, it can split lanes and filter through traffic, skipping right past jams--but without exposing you to the rain, wind, or other inclement weather.

So what has happened with the C1 since 2012? It's still in development, with the first examples slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the latest updates from the company, an all-new prototype is currently under construction,

Want to get in on the deal yourself? You can reserve one for as little as $250 for one of the first 10,000 C1s built--but you'll have to get in line, as the first 370 are already reserved. You can get a spot among the first 2,000 deliveries for $500. The full price of the C1? About $24,000, according to LIT Motors


Παρασκευή, 21 Μαρτίου 2014

Aston Martin on Ice

Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice

Aston Martin on Ice Pictures

We have added some great photos from Aston Martin’s recent ice driving event in Colarado, USA.
The company let lucky customers drive their whole range round a very icy course as well as giving them tuition on how to handle the cars in the extreme conditions.
Head over to our news section for more on the event and a video.
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin DB9 On Ice
Aston Martin DB9 On Ice
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin DB9 On Ice
Aston Martin DB9 On Ice


Volvo unleashes S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar

Volvo have released Polestar Racing versions of their S60 and V60 production cars — capable of doing 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 155mph.
The limited edition models, also based on the Swedish firm’s C30 and S60 concept cars, feature a six-cylinder turbocharged T6 engine which can pump out 350hp at 5,700rpm and 369 lb ft of torque.
They still look like a normal four-door sedan and estate, but as well as stonking performance they feature a new rear spoiler, high-performance Öhlins shock absorbers, automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, front Polestar/Brembo six piston brake calipers, plus twin 3.5ins tail pipes.
The cars will initially be sold in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. But it’s expected the production will be rolled out to other markets later in 2014.
Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar interior
Full production numbers and fuel efficiency figures are yet to be released.
Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar, Volvo’s racing division, said: “This is a car developed for those who share our passion at Polestar: That driving really matters and that a true driver’s car should enable you to enjoy driving all year, on all roads and in all weather conditions. This is a driver’s car for real life.”
Volvo Motorsport Director Derek Crabb said: “It is rewarding to see how Polestar can use their experiences from motorsport to engineer such an exciting and competent car.”
Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar

Aston Martin DB5 Pictures

Aston Martin DB5 Pictures on Autosaur

The Aston Martin DB5 is perhaps the most iconic of Aston’s cars, featuring as James Bond’s gadget laden car in Goldfinger.
The DB5 has a 4 litre engine and originally came with the option of either a 5-speed ZF box or  Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic gearbox. The claimed top speed was 142 mph and 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds.
The car cost around $8000 when it was first sold, today you could pay anything from $375,000 to $1000,000 for one.
WE hope you enjoy our Aston Martin DB5 pictures, if you have any of your own send them in and we will add them.
WE hope you enjoy our Aston Martin DB5 pictures, if you have any of your own send them in and we will add them.
Aston Martin DB5 dashboard.
Aston Martin DB5 dashboard.
Aston Martin DB5 front view.
Aston Martin DB5 front view.
Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin DB5 interior
Aston Martin DB5 rear shot
Aston Martin DB5 rear shot
You can grab some Aston Martin DB5 wallpaper via the link.

Just 50 Bugatti Veyrons still available

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse\

Supercar firm Bugatti has sold its 400th Veyron, meaning there are just 50 of the cars still available.
The Veyron, officially the fastest car in the world, was always designed to have a limited production run of 450.
All coupe versions of the car have now been sold to customers, and the remaining 50 are all roadsters.
The 400th Veyron was a Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean-Pierre Wimille” and was bought by a customer in the Middle East for $3.15million.
The Jean-Pierre Wimille is part of a six-edition series of the cars made as a tribute to Les Legendes de Bugatti (The Legends of Bugatti). The firm has created just three of each special edition Veyron.
They are all based on the 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which can do 0-62mph in just 2.6 seconds. The roadster has a top speed of 254mph, while the 16.4 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport holds the official record for the fastest car in the world with a top speed of 267mph.
You can find about more about Bugatti on the firm’s website.