Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Disco Volante 2012 concept have surfaced online.Set to debut in Geneva, the model celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 1952 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante. Touring has reinterpreted the fender skirting, too, revealing the rear wheels entirely and creating a hard, straight cut above the fronts; the character line that forms to top of the front wheel opening is a traditional Alfa cue, and this treatment brings to mind the Pininfarina-designed Alfa GTV/Spider of the late 1990s/early 2000s.
Sealander built by German designer Daniel Straub, is a clever two-in-one vehicle that combines features of an electric power boat and a camping trailer. The ‘Sealander’ is not really designed for a crossing of the Atlantic, but rather to shallow waters. Sealander’s shell is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic with a double bottom to prevent sinking in case of a leakage. Power is via a 5 hp electric motor which doubles as a source of energy for on-board devices.
Randy De Puniet, current Moto GP1 star, commissioned our French connection Jeremy to provide him with a Deus custom motorcycle for the streets of Sydney. Randy’s design brief was for a middleweight, 2-up twin. Easy enough to kick around the city and able to offer enough legs out of town. Must have: orange, black, and white for the paint. Enter the Kawasaki W650, lower the puppy at both ends, and dress the rims and hubs in a satin film of black.
Custom fitment of an SR500 tank with speedometer nestled centre front. A vintage style headlight supports the tachometer. With the air box gone, the W now breathes through K&N filters and gasses exit via a custom 2-into-2 system. A simple way to achieve an old school feel was to swap fork legs and throw the caliper on the other side. Fork internals have been modified while Ikons are helping at the rear. Custom front and rear guards encase a pair of Firestones.
Designer Joey Ruiter‘s ‘Moto Undone’ is an electric motorbike encased in a block of polished metal. Moto is an electric motorcycle inside a block of polished metal, its 1000w 48v electric hub motor will run for three hours, or around 90 miles, and runs silently. The mirrored finish makes the bike seem almost invisible.
This incredible ‘Floating Suite’ was designed by the Dutch designers ‘Marijn Beijer + Design.’ The suite is built as a catamaran; from one side, a double bedroom open with a great view to the outside, on the other side, the bathroom. The living space in the middle is covered by a glassed roof, so all the rooms are open to the exterior. Read More…
Aptera has developed an electric three-wheeled car called the Aptera 2e that goes zero to 60 in 10 seconds and can hit a top speed of 90 miles per hour. The all-electric version gets an equivalent of 200 miles per gallon and the company has discussed developing hybrid too.
RAFFA Arhictecture has submitted this new bike sharing system for the city of Copenhagen that could increase ridership from 37% up to 50% by 2015.The system features real-time GPS tracking, an online reservation system, and attractive bikes that can be stored anywhere
Ron Arad designed the ‘Nuns Bicycle’ for a fundraising project called WOW bikes, organised by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and W Hotels. Ron Arad has used naturall sprung properties of tempered steel, bolted in tension that gives a natural yield or “softness”–to build a bike with wheels made of sprung steel.
To account for the added flexibility in the materials, Arad’s sprung wheels of steel are in fact a little bit larger than the average bike wheel but it’s this yield that gives the wheels a slight cushion and makes the wheels work in a practical way. Hearst said it’s a surprisingly comfortable ride, and, ironically, the faster you go, the smoother it is.
Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an e-powered multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The ‘e-volo’ multicopter is a prototype personal transport vehicle, steerable via joystock and powered by sixteen propellers to hover in the air.
‘e-volo’, altitude, directional control, and balance are automatically managed by onboard computers, while the driver steers by using a simple joystick. the designers note that the program could be integrated with GPS and obstacle detection systems to enable unmanned flight. Each of the vehicle’s sixteen motors uses an off-the-shelf battery and is independently controlled, easing maintenance and repairs.
The hanebrink is designed to work on almost any surface from sand to snow and even ice. The hybrid electric mountain bike features a carbon fiber seatpost and handle bars, Shimano cranks, chains, and deraileur, 14-speed gears, hydraulic disc brakes, Hanebrink hubs and wheels with 20×8 inch tubeless tires, and a run time of up to one hour with a single Lithium-Ion battery.
Designed by Minneapolis-based Bike Fixation, this self-service kiosk and bike stand offers all the tools and parts urban cyclists would need to make almost any repair. Bike Fixtation allows you to easily perform any repair on your bike, buy a tube or patch kit, pump up your tires for free, and make simple adjustments using supplied tools.
The installation benefits from a bike-centric vending machine where users can use cash or credit card to purchase basic bike parts such as, bike tubes and tire patch kits, and other bike accessories like lights, water bottles and tools. The kiosk also offers healthy snacks and thirst-quenching beverages. It is a great concept of self-service bike repair kiosks for the cycling community . Read More…
A new version of the Jensen Interceptor sports car is to be built in Coventry, the former home of British car manufacturing. A team of Coventry-based designers have completed the design of the new Interceptor for the Jensen brand owners, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd. On the picture above you can see how a modern interpretation of the elegant GT will look when it gets its public unveiling in late 2012, before going on sale in 2014. Read More…
This ‘Velo Safe’ has been created for those who value their bike as much as those who like to keep their nice car constantly glittering.
Created by UK based Cycle Works Ltd this ‘Velo Safe’ is versatile and space-efficient bicycle locker that can be arranged in different layouts (including circles, semi-circles and back to back in a line). It has been specifically designed to fit sites that cannot accommodate bigger lockers, or that require flexibility with the layout. Read More…
This carbon fiber jet ski is a technologically advanced water toy as it runs with the help of high capacity batteries that are absolutely eco-friendly.
It weighs less than 50kg with batteries included.
The vehicle has zero emissions and is made of superlight materials to extend its charge and offer what Exoconcept calls “breathtaking accelerations. The Exoconcept EXO will be powered by a 7 Kwh motor, with quick-charge batteries and a silent water jet propulsion system.Lie on your front with your body partially in the water and go. It will be available from the mid of next year (2012) and will be displayed at the upcoming Cannes Boat Show 2011.
Citroen has developed Tubik, a high-tech executive shuttle based on one key idea: travel should be fun.It’s inspired by the Type H, Citroen’s famous corrugated van – same piggy nose, similar all-round squareness. Citroen says the Citroen Tubik Concept was designed as a modern take on early Citroen vans of the 1930s and 1940s, showcasing similar design traits to the Citroen TUB and in particular, the Type H, with its extended nose. Citroen says the new MPV was created as an executive shuttle with an emphasis on being comfortable and fun. Read More…
Jesper Dirk Andersen, the owner and directing manager of Dirkmarine lives on on a wooden and concrete boat in Copenhagen harbor with his family.Living on the water is popular in Denmark even though as in many other places it can be hard to find mooring.The interior of the houseboat is typically Scandinavian: white, wooden and harmony with the nature>The view is part of the decor.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original BMW 328 classic of the late 1930s auto brand BMW has unveiled their unique 328 Homage Concept car. The 328 Homage is a modern interpretation of the classic sports car from the 1930s. Bathed in that distinctive diagonal carbon fiber weave, the 328 Homage focuses on lightweight construction through carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The result is a gross vehicle weight of only 780 kilograms (1720 lbs).
HASSELL Studio has revealed its conceptual design for an Australian High Speed Vehicle (A-HSV) in response to national debates on environmental, economical and social issues.
Inspired by the brut lines of the iconic Australian speed machine the 1960s HK Monaro, HASSELL has designed the A-HSV to be responsive to the Australian context. The A-HSV presents an alternative low-carbon, safe mode of transport for future travel between Australian capital and regional cities. Travelling at 400km per hour, A-HSV would make the trip from Melbourne to Sydney in just under 3 hours.