The C-1 from Lit Motors is probably one of the coolest looking vehicles around. It’s basically a motorcycle that’s enclosed making it more safe, protect you from the elements, and handles amazingly. Although it features only two wheels, the gyroscopes on-board allow the C-1 be very stable and completely upright even when not in motion. And what’s more crazy, the vehicle will remain upright even in a collision! The C-1 will have multiple airbags, seat belts, a steel-reinforced chassis, regenerative braking, and smart phone connectivity. Although a single seater, it can fit a passenger when needed. The C-1 is all-electric and uses a 10kWh battery pack which lets the vehicle travel for up to 200 miles on a single charge. It can also accelerate from 0-60mph in only six seconds while hitting a top speed of over 100mph.
Lit Motors is currently taking deposits for pre-orders and the vehicle is expected to cost $24,000. But I must warn you, the company has been developing this vehicle for many years now. Last time I read about the C-1 from Lit Motors was in 2013 when they expected the vehicle to cost between $12,000 to $16,000 and was supposed to make deliveries in early 2014. So buyer beware of the C-1 by Lit Motors. Is the C-1 by Lit Motors a scam? Most likely not. Lots of major blogs and news networks have featured it but at the end of the day, the vehicle is not on the roads and the company is continuing to take deposits. I think their timeline for prototypes and production needs to be reassessed. Ask lots of questions before making a decision. There, that was my little disclaimer about Lit Motors.
In the same league as the Ariel Atom, the Quantum GP700 is Australia’s answer to the lightweight and minimalist yet powerful race car for the street. Powered by a 2.7 liter supercharged engine, producing 700 HP and 482 lb-ft of torque, with a 6-speed sequential gearbox and a weight of 700 kilograms, the GP700 reaches 62 mph in 2.6 seconds and tops out at 174 mph. Priced outrageously at $700,000. Via: Autoblog
Powered by a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine with direct injection and VTEC, the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Type R is a fast little car. Producing 306 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque, sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission, the Civic Type R does the 0 – 62 mph sprint in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 167 mph. It’s also not bad on gas, getting over 32 miles to the gallon. Via: Honda/UnfinishedMan
Concept cars are a common trend and we see various automakers unveiling their ideas to the masses on what seems like a monthly basis. Motorcycles on the other hand are not quite as common when it comes to new ideas and concepts. I suppose there is more you can do with a car compared to a bike. The BMW Urban Racer Concept motorcycle is the creation of 3D modeler, Jans Slapins. Continue reading BMW Urban Racer Concept Motorcycle
You ever wonder how the professionals fix automotive glass? I know I do! It’s amazing how a vehicle provides so many jobs depending on the area of the car that needs to be fixed. You have mechanics, you have software engineers, you have bodywork, you have painters, and automotive glass specialists. Watch the video below and learn from the pros!
There aren’t many SUV’s being built today which represent the true essence of off-roading. We have the affordable Jeep Wrangler which is pretty damn good when it comes to ‘bang for buck’. Another great option is the Land Rover Defender which can be relatively cheap if you don’t go too fancy with the option but unfortunately it’s not available in North America. And then we have the might Mercedes-Benz G-Class. This is one of my favorite vehicles of all time. The company has unveiled their newest model to the lineup called the G500 4×4².
This particular model will make its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next month and depending on the response, Mercedes-Benz may or may not make it available for sale. I hope they do even if I’ll never be able to afford it. The G500 4×4² uses the body of the standard G-500 while utilizing the all-wheel drive system with portal axes from the G63 AMG 6×6 model (another vehicle worth checking out).
The SUV also uses the new 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine known for its lightweight construction, great power delivery, and its efficiency. The V8 biturbo engine on the G500 4×4² puts down 416 horsepower and is linked to a seven-speed 7G-tronic automatic gearbox. It’s hard to miss that this G500 has a much higher ride height with the ground clearance measuring in at 17.7-inches while the standard G500 has a clearance of 8.3-inches. This SUV also has a fording depth of 3.3-ft which is quite impressive. It will be able to tack the sand dunes, rock terrain, and water without any issues.
The G500 4×4² also receives wider fenders, LED light strips above the windscreen, and AMG front bumper. No details on possible pricing.