The Time Nuclear Engineers Built a Steam Powered VW Beetle. A few years ago, a group of nuclear engineers from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, branched out and decided to try their hands at making a steam powered car.
The Mobile Steam Society, as they called themselves, researched the topic as only nuclear engineers could and decided to shoehorn a steam power plant into a Volkswagen Beetle. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below They bought an orange 1963 VW, the color a nod to the University of Tennessee. The MSS men designed their own boiler to jam into the Beetle, one which would produce 500 pounds of steam per hour. McLaren P1 LM sets Nürburgring record ... then drives home to England. Last month, the limited-production 986 hp McLaren P1 LM became the world's fastest production car around the most demanding circuit in the world, the 20.8 km Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The time of 6:43.2 is so extraordinary that it is a significant automotive landmark for McLaren, the Lanzante team that executed the mission, and the car that was used. Here's why. What It's Really Like to Own a New Ford GT. Andy Frisella is a 37-year-old business man with a bounty hunter's look and a success story that allows him to daily drive a GT3 RS, own several supercars such as an Aventador SV, play with not one, but two Ford GTs tuned beyond a thousand horsepower, and have a Huracan Performante on the way as well, just so he can be up-to-date on active aero.
Talking of clever wings, he also secured himself a new Ford GT. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Electric NIO EP9 supercar claims blistering Nurburgring lap record. You're probably tired of hearing about the Nurburgring Nordschleife at the moment.
Hot hatches have been battling relentlessly for the front-drive lap record, and Mercedes now owns the rear-wheel drive record. One intrepid soul even did a lap on two wheels. Peace, Love, & the VW Bus. Those windows determine the rarity, value, and popularity of some VW buses.
The more windows, the better. The 21-window models not only have conventional windows at eye level but also four additional windows on each side along the roof aimed at the sky. The 23-window models have two additional windows on the rear corners. These models bring more light to the cabin along with panoramic views. SONDORS Electric Car. In less than 24 hours, you have invested over $150,000, blowing right past our minimum goal.
It’s just incredible what we can accomplish together, and I am so honored that so many have decided to join us. I believe that together we can really change the industry. I appreciate your belief in SONDORS and in our mission to build the most attractive, affordable, and practical electric car ever! The story behind JayDee's 600 hp Ariel Atom ... and what's coming next. The latest 3.0 liter V8 Atom shares the top performance bracket with the Bugatti Veyron Supersport, Koenigsegg One:1, Hennessy Venom GT, La Ferrari and McLaren P1 ... at around 10 to 20 percent of the cost of the others in the category. ... so that's where JayDee started Jeff David (JayDee) is not your ordinary car enthusiast.
Much of his early history involved motorcycle performance and engineering, but he's been an automotive development engineer gun for hire for 40 years, offering a range of services that includes bespoke supercharging, ECU conversions, traction control installations, data logging and analysis, dyno tuning, shock absorber re-valving, but anything highly technical he can sort for you. He does it all in-house in a facility on his property outside Melbourne, Australia. He can also fabricate custom internal engine components and carbon fiber anything. Couple Turns Old School Bus Into Home On Wheels To Travel Across North America. Arrinera S.A. Autos - Can Poland build the next 'it' car? The Simple Solution To Traffic. Autos - The Koenigsegg Regera is Sweden's 250mph hybrid hypercar. Caterham Cars Us. This Stirring History of Stirling Moss's Historic 1955 Mille Miglia Win Is 8 Minutes Well Spent.
"When you hit a bridge at 160 [mph] where you take off, that's pretty scary.
Because there's nothing you can do; you land where the thing lets you land. " That's legendary racing driver Stirling Moss, recalling just one of the many intense moments that defined his record-breaking and still unbeaten 1955 Mille Miglia victory. Only 25 years old at the time, Moss famously piloted the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR #722 to the podium in a record-setting time of ten hours and seven minutes, averaging 98.53 mph over the 992-mile circuit. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Subaru WRX STI: Flat Out 2016. Ford GT Le Mans VR Lap. The Ford GT Returns To Le Mans. Autos - Driving game meets interactive fiction. I’ll never forget my first road trip.
Autos - Racing game becomes strategy game. ASK ANY FORMULA 1 DRIVER — or fan — what they think of the sport, and they’ll be quick to inform you that it’s nuanced and complex, an exercise in strategy.
An upcoming independent racing game, called Vienna Automobile Society, aims to prove that. It boils the excitement and split-second decision-making of F1 racing down to an almost haiku-like minimalism. This isn’t intended to be a rival to Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport. Instead of dropping you into a hyper-realistic driver’s seat like typical computer and console racing games, Vienna Automobile Society gives players an aerial view of a complete racetrack. From there, you’re not even driving the car — rather, you’re managing its speed and trajectory around the course. Instead of steering the car with a game controller or keyboard commands, the player tweaks the lines marking the moving car’s path around the track by moving them up or down with the controller, trying to pick the quickest trajectory and avoid other cars.
Jannarellyautomotive. AWD Vs. FWD Vs. RWD. Russian city car leaves convention behind. At the moment, most city cars are shrunken versions of your average family hatchback. They're smaller and a bit smarter, but ultimately they follow the design and manufacturing conventions handed down from their bulkier brethren. Russian company Mirrow has thrown these conventions out the (rear) door with the Provocator city car concept. As the exception to the rule, some designers out there are taking a fresh approach to squeezing lots of space out of a small car. Designers like Gordon Murray or Malyshev Alexander, who has refined his OneDoorCar into the created the Mirrow Provocator. Measuring up at 2.7 m (8.86 ft) long and 1.98 m (6.5 ft) wide, the Provocator has been designed to maximize interior space. Instead of using four conventional doors along the side of the car, there's one central rear door giving access to a wide, aircraft-style central aisle. In pictures: The Japan Camping Car Show 2016.
Spring starts early in Japan and the annual Japan Camping Car show is a great place to see what's happening before the outdoor exploration season really kicks-off. Gizmag trekked along to this year's event, held just outside of Tokyo, to check out the latest camping conveyances on offer. Although small compared to the American and European RV markets, interest in having a mobile base from which explore nature is growing in Japan.
According to the JRVA (Japan Recreational Vehicle Association) the Japanese RV Industry is growing year by year, with 4,434 vehicles manufactured domestically in 2014 and 286 imported into the country. Renault Sport R.S. 01 Interceptor. McLaren looks to the future of Formula One with MP4-X concept. Review: Gizmag drives the formidable little Alfa Romeo 4C. Fastest production MINI to debut in Paris. More details of the two-seater MINI John Cooper Works GP have been released ahead of its official world debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month. Kia Quoris: Loaded with luxury and ready for export. Kia has announced that its Quoris luxury sedan is going on sale outside of South Korea later this year. Kit To Turn Gas Engine Into Hybrid To Be Released This Year.
Driving Safety, in Fits and Starts - Graphic. Deaths per miles traveled. Ebuggy concept promises "unlimited range" for EVs. The ebuggy project is developing range-extending battery trailers, that could be towed behind electric vehicles on long highway trips Image Gallery (5 images) Ariel updates its Atom racer. Nitrogen cycle: Difference Engine: End of the electric car? Hyundai reveals new production Veloster RE:MIX for under US$20k. Hyundai has shown off a new version of its Veloster at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Unlike many of the interesting cars shown off at SEMA, this one is actually going into production.
Caterham and Renault teaming up to bring back the Alpine. The Alpine car brand is coming back. Renault and the Caterham Group have announced a new joint venture to build sports cars beginning in January 2013 at Renault’s Alpine plant in Dieppe, Normandy. "Smart Highways" will glow in the dark, plus a lot more. Dynamic Paint is one of the innovations planned for the Smart Highway project. 10 Unbelievable Scenes of Cars Hit From Above - Oddee.com (car accident, crash...)
LA Design Challenge 2012 puts out APB for patrol vehicles of 2025. Original Batmobile to go under the hammer. University of Oxford develops low-cost self-driving car system. KTM's X-Bow GT gets a windscreen and doors. Urbee. Elio Motors highlights its $7,000, 84-mpg 3-wheeled car. Caterham 620 R brings extreme to Goodwood. Faster. Farther. Caterham opens the order books for its entry-level Seven 160.
Telegram From Caterham Hq – Seven 160 And 165 Officially Go On Sale. Audi TT's virtual cockpit blends the old and the new. How to Perform a J-Turn: An Illustrated Guide. Will the New Face of TVR Save the Brand? Donkervoort D8 GTO vs Caterham Seven 165. Riding in Audi's 150MPH self-driving RS 7, the anti-Google car. Guys Unknowingly Go On Blind Date With Stunt Driver, Totally Lose It. How To Heel-Toe Double Clutch Downshift. Porsche claims victory at Le Mans. Coolmaterial. 2015 MINI John Cooper Works.