Joby Aviation’s two-seat fixed-wing flyer has 12 propellers to help it take off and land like a helicopter, but can stow eight of them and flip the other four to turn it into a conventional airplane while cruising. It uses electric motors to fly at speeds up to 200 mph.
The Yamaha PES2 is an electric motorcycle concept that has two electric motors – one under the tank and another one inside the front wheel – for two-wheel drive. It also has a crazy augmented reality helmet that overlays data from the bike’s cameras and other sensors.
Mazda’s latest concept sports coupe appears to be the next in the RX-7, RX-8 lineage, with a fuel-efficient and powerful rotary engine and a rear-wheel drivetrain, wrapped up in a wide, low-slung form that embodies the company’s “soul of motion” design language.
This proof-of-concept running shoe has a 3D printed midsole. Adidas envisions that someday you can go into a shoe store, use a scanner and walk out with shoes that are customized to your feet. In concept form though, its outsole looks like it’s customized to last five minutes.
Porsche stomps on Tesla’s hallowed ground, revealing its own all-electric sedan, capable of launching its occupants from 0-to-62mph in 3.5 seconds thanks to a 600hp all-wheel drivetrain. Driving range: ~310 mi, and an 80% charge in 15 minutes… Assuming it ever gets produced.
French automaker Citroën’s quirky open-top ride for adventurers has woodgrain roll bars that double as storage for surfboards, and cutouts on the side to make it easy to hop into the back seat. The interior is ready for the beach too, with Hawaiian print textiles.
Wrapped in iconic BMW livery, this race car concept honors the 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL. Its high tech interior, safety suit and helmet offer integration to keep racers focused on the road, while carbon-fiber construction keeps it light.
LEGO Ideas member FisheeC3’s proposal for a LEGO version of the Top Gear set. It includes minifigs of the hosts, the Stig and two staff, plus the furniture, Power Lap board and the broken Hilux. Bonus points for the Stig’s face.
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