The Black Knight Transformer, an off-road vehicle that can take-off and fly like a helicopter, successfully completed initial flight tests, according to its developer, Advanced Tactics Inc., El Segundo, Calif....More
Interesting technologies on display at the Society of Automotive Engineers show this year ranged from piston engines without connecting rods to dual-clutch transmissions and A/C evaporators that work even when the engine is off.
The Detroit Auto Show is having a banner year, judging by the 5,000+ automotive scribblers and bloggers roaming Cobo Hall searching for scoops during the two Press Days. Here are some of the images that caught my eye:
The ever-evolving Mustang
The Ford Mustang 1 was a concept car in 1962 that carried two passengers and a 1.5-l V4....More
The recent outdoor match-up between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs was noteworthy not just because it hosted the largest attendance for a hockey game (105,491). Canadian TV viewers of the game also got to see the debut of a pickup truck whose body was made completely of ice. ...More
The 43rd annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards gala held last week in Livonia, Mich., recognized automotive innovation and the use of plastics in ground transportation across eight categories. Teams made up of OEMs, polymer producers, and tier suppliers were nominated based on their criteria and why their part or system deserved the title of “Year’s Most Innovative Use of Plastics.” Click through the gallery for each winning design.
Ferrari, Italy’s sports car company has introduced LaFerrari, a new hybrid supercar. The two-door vehicle is the first hybrid from Ferrari, and it cuts fuel consumption by 40%. LaFerrari’s top speed is 220 mph, and it can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds. Only 499 of the cars will be built, each with a $1 million price tag. Click through the gallery for LaFerrari’s specs.