• The Land Sailor For Waterless Sailing In Suburbia!

    The Land Sailor For Waterless Sailing In Suburbia!

    We all know that power of the wind can bend tall trees, blow the shingles off of the roof and scatter debris that had been sitting quietly in the trash can all over your yard, but did you know that it could also get you to the grocery store or market? Yes indeed The Land Sailor is just that device – a cool looking, go-cart like vehicle with a wind sail that could take you exploring any day the wind [...]

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  • BMW MINI Goes Wild With Katy Perry

    BMW MINI Goes Wild With Katy Perry

    Is the MINI too tame of a luxury compact for your tastes?  How about dressing it up in gaudy shades of pink then finishing the job with black and “hot pink” leopard prints?   I don’t know if that makes it cool or trashy, but I’ll let you be the judge with this one-off Katy Perry-inspired Life Ball MINI Convertible. Designed by popular American duo, The Blonds, the touch-up job was made for the upcoming 2009 Life Ball, Europe’s largest AIDS [...]

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  • Bike Porter Redesigns The Handlebar, Integrates A Basket Without Looking Tacky

    Bike Porter Redesigns The Handlebar, Integrates A Basket Without Looking Tacky

    It isn’t unusual to see a bike with a basket out front. While usually not sexy, it brings extra utility to your mechanical ride. It’s quite difficult to find attractive baskets, though, especially ones that will go with your bike’s overall styling.  As such, most people compromise, either using a mounting basket they can remove when not needed or just going with the least odd-looking unit they can find. Goodmorning Technology’s new bicycle part, the Bike Porter, integrates the basket [...]

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  • Weaponizers: Twisted Metal Comes To Life!

    Weaponizers: Twisted Metal Comes To Life!

    If you’ve ever played Twisted Metal on any platform then you don’t need much of an introduction to Discovery Channel’s upcoming program called Weaponizers.  In the show, two teams turn real-world cars into remote-controlled killmobiles, battling them against each other to the death.  Who would have thought Discovery Channel can be such an entertaining waste of time! The premise is basically a robot war, which isn’t all that exciting to begin with. Since they’ll be propping up real cars, though, [...]

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  • Dainese Tattoo Professional Bodysuit: Look Even More Badass With A Bike

    Dainese Tattoo Professional Bodysuit: Look Even More Badass With A Bike

    Protective gear for motorcyclists has always looked cool.  This Tattoo Ykz design from Dainese, however, just steals my heart.  How much more badass can you get? Each gorgeous Tattoo Professional Bodysuit comes adorned with tattoo-inspired prints that totally reinforce both the danger and artfulness of racing.  It sports Japanese Samurai and Maori motifs (from Australian tattoo artist, Luca Ionesco) that look absolutely pristine against the gorgeous black leather.  Detailings include Zama (a zinc, aluminum and manganese alloy) shoulder pads and [...]

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  • Bling Car: Mercedes SLR McLaren With 500 Rubies And 24K Gold

    Bling Car: Mercedes SLR McLaren With 500 Rubies And 24K Gold

    As if being a Mercedes SLR McLaren supercar wasn’t enough to warrant attention, Swiss tuning garage Ueli Anliker Design decided to bling this one to the rafters.  Called the Anliker SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream, the decked-out ride comes in a shiny red finish, adorned with 500 rubies and 24k gold accents. Surprisingly, the tuning came off extremely tasteful, despite the undeniably luxurious work. With gold and ruby accents exposed, though, this isn’t the kind of ride you want to [...]

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  • 2009 Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamericana: Classic Looks, Modern Tech

    2009 Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamericana: Classic Looks, Modern Tech

    [ad] The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing supports one of the most iconic shapes in the history of cars.  As such, it isn’t a surprise that the classically-enamored Gullwing-America is looking to relaunch the model “with technology from 50 years later.” Based on a reproduction from German garage Hoope’r, the 2009 Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamericana will come in a powder-coated steel chassis with fiberglass-reinforced aluminum bodywork.  The frame will consist of a half-millimeter layer of sprayed aluminum that’s coated with epoxy and [...]

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  • Carbon-Fiber Murcielago LP-640: The Most Expensive Special-Edition Lamborghini

    Carbon-Fiber Murcielago LP-640: The Most Expensive Special-Edition Lamborghini

    Back in 2008, the €1 million Reventon went on sale as the most expensive Lamborghini in existence.  This year, it’s time for the Reventon to fade into the background as a new one-off vehicle looks to take its place. Crafted by British tuner Prindville Prestige, the new carbon-fiber Murcielago LP-640 is set to take its place at the top of the modified Lamborghini scales.  Prindville, who specializes in bespoke luxury vehicles, has completely restyled the car, leaving it loooking meaner [...]

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  • Come 2010, You Can Drive Your Own Parajet Flying Car

    Come 2010, You Can Drive Your Own Parajet Flying Car

    The Parajet Skycar, the world’s first bio-fuelled flying car, showed off its mettle early this year by flying from London to Timbuktu.  Next year, the road-running and air-soaring vehicle will go into actual production of road-legal units. Probably one of the coolest vehicles ever made, the Skycar can change from ground mode to air mode in a little over three minutes, just enough time to prepare the wing to lift you up in the air.  You need a take-off strip [...]

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  • Enjoy The Deep Seas With A Pedal-Powered Submarine

    Enjoy The Deep Seas With A Pedal-Powered Submarine

    Owning a submarine, for the most part, is well beyond most people’s means.  Both the cost of acquisition, maintenance and actual operation of one require massive amounts of resources.  As such, the experience of enjoying the deep seas while comfortably inside a submersible device is an encounter few of us ever get the privilege of. That might all change if the new small underwater vehicle from Marine Innovation Technologies (MIT), a Russian company, manages to make it to production.  Instead [...]

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  • Sustainable Formula 3 Car Made Of Vegetables

    Sustainable Formula 3 Car Made Of Vegetables

    A car made from vegetables? Sounds like the kind of project The Wiggles might make in their make believe world but it is actually now a reality thanks to a group of race mad British scientists. The international Formula racing car season has begun amid tons of controversy again this year.  Apart from the actions of a few drivers making false statements, the major bone of contention has been the cost involved in keeping a racing team competitive. Some of [...]

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  • Believe It Or Not, The Deronda G400 Is Street-Legal

    Believe It Or Not, The Deronda G400 Is Street-Legal

    While it looks like a racing vehicle from every imaginable angle, the Deronda G400 is actually road-legal in every US state.  Even better, it drives like a dream and received a test run from the lucky guys of Autoblog to prove it, who claimed that the G400 “could be the quickest car we’ve ever driven.” Speed is achieved via the power of a mid-mounted 6-liter V8 LS2 engine pulled out of a Corvette, combined with the curb weight of an [...]

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  • Maserati GranTurismo MC: For Gentlemen Drivers With The Cash To Show For It

    Maserati GranTurismo MC: For Gentlemen Drivers With The Cash To Show For It

    The production version of Maserati’s GranTurismo MC rolled out a few days ago and it might as well be billed the cure to a boring existence.  Engineered for the race track instead of the road, it “sports” the GranTurismo’s killer looks and soups it up with even leaner muscle. Based on the MC Corse Concept introduced last year, the car is expected to race in GT4 European Cup events during the second half of the season.  According to Maserati, GT4 [...]

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  • Mopar Underground Turns The Wrangler Into A Beast Called The Jeep Lower Forty

    Mopar Underground Turns The Wrangler Into A Beast Called The Jeep Lower Forty

    Last week’s Moab Jeep Safari 2009 almost came and went with nary a dent in the automotive media.  As usual, though, it was filled with hardcore off-road enthusiasts, toting a number of exciting vehicles out on display. Out of all the trucks that took to the desert sand, though, few garnered as much attention as Mopar Underground’s Jeep Lower Forty.  Built out of a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with plenty of hack-and-saw bodywork, it packs over sized aggressive tires and plenty [...]

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  • Rear View Mirror For Your Car With Built In Camera

    Rear View Mirror For Your Car With Built In Camera

    Have you ever seen things in your rear view mirror that you wish you had recorded?  Well, now there is a way that you can record the images that you view in your rear view mirror with a built in camera.  There are a number of uses for this cool gadget. Of course, the main reason to have a rear view mirror with a built in camera is the occasional accident that you might find yourself involved in.  The camera [...]

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  • 2009 Zero S Electric Supermoto: Go Green In Style

    2009 Zero S Electric Supermoto: Go Green In Style

    If the Segway P.U.M.A. from yesterday is a tad too dorky for your tastes, here’s an electric two-wheeler that may be more to your liking.  Clad in a sexy white body and street-legal specs, the 2009 Zero S Electric Supermoto lets you enjoy the same gas-free motoring, with none of the likely ridicule.  In fact, you might end up inviting exclaims of admiration instead.  Oooooh! [ad] Sharing much of the same aggressive design cues as the off-road Zero X, it [...]

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  • Segway Rolls Out New Transporter: Like A Wheelchair, But A Car

    Segway Rolls Out New Transporter: Like A Wheelchair, But A Car

    It’s fair to say that the Segway has been one of the more interesting failures of our time.  Despite receiving a lot of attention and coverage, the single-passenger motorized transport device simply never took off.  That’s not to say Dean Kamen’s about to give up, though. [ad] Apparently, Segway has been working with General Motors to develop a new personal vehicle that looks like a logical evolution of the original machine.  Dubbed the P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility),  it [...]

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  • The Mini Chameleon – World’s First Color Changing Car

    The Mini Chameleon – World’s First Color Changing Car

    [ad] There a lot of factors to take into consideration when vehicle shopping. Of course you want a car that is as reliable as it is impressive. Thanks to auto giants BMW the redesigned Mini Cooper is both. Years have gone by since the German company relaunched this classic British stalwart and still the little buggers still turn heads on the road with their funky headlights and compact design. The great gas mileage and easy handling are bonuses too. But [...]

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  • Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG: A Gentle-Looking 518bhp Beast

    Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG: A Gentle-Looking 518bhp Beast

    For those who like muscle without flaunting it, the new Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG just might be the understated monster you need to satisfy that hunger.  Looking like a regular four-door sedan, you can easily drive into a crowd of Prius-toting treehuggers and scathe by unnoticed (except by the most staunchly vigilant, of course).  Unbeknownst to the unsuspecting onlookers, your modest-looking vehicle actually packs a scary 518bhp – enough to make your friendly “green” neighbors hate you for a week. That [...]

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  • Watch Out Toy Cars, There’s A New Tank On The Block

    Watch Out Toy Cars, There’s A New Tank On The Block

    The Amphibious R/C Tank must be the brainchild of a military genius, because it’s ability to simulate a real tank in battle is extraordinary. The Tank starts in a sitting position, looking as harmless as a… well, as a child’s toy. But with one touch of your remote control, the Amphibious R/C Tank rotates its arms, setting the wheels on the ground, and takes off.

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  • Skateboard Art Goes Classic Nude

    Skateboard Art Goes Classic Nude

    Nude oil paintings and skateboards never really meshed in my mind, until I saw these gorgeous hand-painted boards from artist Alexxx Castaneda. He did six of these beauties, three of which are still available for $400 apiece. All six items are fully-functional boards, with all the holes kept intact. He painted over the surface with beautiful nude images of women in various poses. The images are tastefully rendered and look so gorgeous that I think he’s pricing it at a [...]

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  • The Hotelicopter: Redefining Luxurious Travel Like Never Before

    The Hotelicopter: Redefining Luxurious Travel Like Never Before

    Those who like to travel in style will probably have to begin rethinking their transport arrangements once the Hotelicopter opens its doors to the public. More than being the largest helicopter ever made, it’s also the “world’s first flying hotel.” Built out of a modified Soviet Mil V-12 helicopter, the unimaginatively-named Hotelicopter features 18 luxurious sound-proof rooms designed by Yotel, with all the amenities you can expect from a high-end lodging.  Guests will be treated to affluent accommodations, including large, [...]

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  • Mercedes F-CELL Roadster Looks Cool For A High-Tech Carriage

    Mercedes F-CELL Roadster Looks Cool For A High-Tech Carriage

    What will the Mercedes Benz of the future look like?  If the 150 trainees from Daimler AG who came up with this stripped-down concept vehicle has anything to do with it, it’s going to look like this unholy union of a carriage and a Soapbox racer billed the F-CELL Roadster. Bearing large spoke wheels reminiscent of the very first Benz Motor Car from 1886 and a body inspired by Formula One racers, it honestly looks like the kind of car [...]

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  • The Remote Controlled Robotic Lawnmower Is Here

    The Remote Controlled Robotic Lawnmower Is Here

    Every so often, a piece of technology appears that makes us wonder if we’ve stepped into the middle of a science fiction movie. Such things simply can not, perhaps should not, exist. Is the world ready for such stuff? Will the power of this  creation become too much for mankind? Ultimately, will the thrill of power corrupt the landscaper that for years has had to  push that lawnmower on his own? I say we are ready. I have wanted a [...]

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