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Transportation

The Dirtsurfer Freestyle = Bike + Skateboard !

by Isaiah on August 22, 2008

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When it comes to extreme sports, this hybrid-type vehicle can be an alternative mode of transport. The Freestyle Dirtsurfer combines Bike + Skateboard, which allows you to go faster than an ordinary skateboard, but you will need to learn how to balance it like a bike. It uses a lever-activated disc brake mounted on the rear wheel to help you stop, so you won’t have to worry about not stopping! Priced at $450. [Likecool]

PLX Kiwi Fuel-Saving Device

The PLX Kiwi is device you plug to your car to monitors driving habits. According to energy research, efficient, sensible driving by observing the speed limit can improve your fuel efficiency by up to 33%. Aggressive driving such as rapid acceleration, exceeding the speed limit, and heavy braking wastes gas. The PLX Kiwi’s sophisticated mathematic algorithms are designed to calculate and optimize your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and reduce the output of global warming CO2. The device rate on how good your efficiency habit is, with 100 as the top score. Currently retails for $299. [PLXKiwi]

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Engineered by the team at Lotus Engineering, the Lotus Ice Vehicle concept was developed to be taken to Antarctica on the Moon Regan TransAntarctic Expedition. It is designed to run on snow and ice, obviously, and sit on three skis, much like a snow mobile. this biofuel-powered, propeller-driven vehicle boasts an ice penetrating radar to detect potentially perilous crevasses. To be able to withstand the harsh polar environment, the Lotus Ice Vehicle has been tested in Sweden. [Autoblog]

Delta Airlines To Get In-Flight WiFi

by Isaiah on August 9, 2008

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Surfing the web at 35,000 feet? Sure you can, just wait a year more! Delta Airlines is set to introduce broadband Wi-Fi access onboard more than 330 aircraft operating in the continental United States next year. It will cost you around $9.95 on flights lasting up to three hours and $12.95 on longer trips. The airline will use Aircell’s Gogo service which makes use of a US-wide network of mobile broadband ground-towers. Just be patient ok! [Delta Airlines]

The Iconic GTR Roadster

by Isaiah on August 9, 2008

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Check out the latest supercar from Iconic Motors, the GTR Roadster. The GTR is powered by a V-8 engine that generates 800hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. The car can reach speeds of more than 200mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a blazing 2.8 seconds. At $600,000, the GTR promises to deliver the performance and elegance that is expected of it. [ICONIC]

BMW ZX-6 Futuristic Car Concept

by Isaiah on August 9, 2008

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Designer Jai Ho Yoo and Lukas VanekHere, 3rd year students of Transportation Design School at Turin Based IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) have come up with another cool futuristic car concept this time the BMW ZX-6. Boasting slide-out doors, glass panels, and a sleek frame the concept is focused keeping in mind the modern needs, tastes and life style of an individual. Hopefully the car will come into production soon! [CarBodyDesign]

DiMora Natalia SLS 2 The Coolest Car Ever

by Isaiah on August 8, 2008

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Alfred DiMora, The founder and CEO of DiMora Motorcar has unveiled his latest creation in automobile industries, the DiMora Natalia SLS 2, the world’s most luxurious, expensive and technologically advanced production automobile. The Natalia will be powered by a “Volcano” V16 engine displacing a whopping 14 liters and developing an outrageous 1,200 horsepower. But wait, there’s more. The Natalia will sport four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, plus variable suspension, external cameras, night vision, head-up display, fiber-optic lighting, a biofeedback system, retractable TV screens, thermal hot/cold cupholders, a massaging rear seat, lighted Waterford crystal ashtrays, a self-corking wine bottle and a wireless personal computer with Internet access. Surely it will blow you off! [Autoblog]

Supercar Aston Martin Project One-77

by Stephen on August 8, 2008

Aston Martin One 77

Aston Martin has released the first image of its newest flagship – the limited edition One-77. Details are scarce, but the One-77 will be powered by a hand-built 7.0-liter V12 nestled inside an aluminum and carbon fiber chassis. For comparison, a DBS performs: 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and 191mph top speed, one can only imagine how much power this latest supercar has under the hood. Aston plans to have the car completely finished by the end of this year, with sales starting in late 2009. The One-77 is expected to carry a price tag of £1 million ($1.9 million). The company has been very secretive, the only thing they show is a glimpse of the car in the website. The rests are only rumors. [One-77]

Corvette Concept is Used in Transformers 2

by Stephen on August 8, 2008

Corvette Centennial Design Concept

From the look, it is quite convincing for me it could suddenly turn into some robot. We expect to see it revealed early next year, months before it debuts on the silver screen in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. The Corvette Centennial Design Concept was developed as part of GM’s 100 Year celebration. This design study integrates key design elements of previous Corvettes as well as other GM vehicles, namely the Camaro. [Jalopnik]

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BMW has officially announced the availability of its 2009 335d model in the US, a new-generation of clean diesels that will be sold in all 50 states. It uses a twin-turbocharged, direct-injection 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder that makes 265 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque. The 335d accelerates from zero to 60 in less than 6.2 seconds and returns EPA city/highway fuel economy of 23/33 mpg. The production of this car will begin in September with sales to start in November. [Autoblog]