An incredibly talented, devoted, and patient artist named Carlos Alberto created this fully-functional Vespa out of layers of laminated plywood. In addition to being made almost entirely of renewable materials, delivering thrilling performance, and giving back more than 100 miles of smiles for every gallon of gas you put into it, it is incredibly, unspeakably […]
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The Pagani Zonda, using a big, Mercedes-derived V12 engine, is hardly a model of (what we might call) efficiency … but this latest Pagani is nearly perfect, being lightweight, 100% recyclable, and offering all the sexy looks of the Zonda with ZERO of the standard version’s harmful carbon emissions!
Michael Mercier is an industrial designer. A talented one. He is, in fact, the industrial designer behind the slick and sexy concept hovercraft you see here. It has an exterior inspired by exotic Italian sportscars and features a unique gas-electric hybrid drivetrain that allows for continuous thrust, while keeping enough “in reserves” for the short […]
Somewhere between a geriatric paddle-boat and a high-intensity Jet Ski lies this, Aquelo‘s new Gliss-speed “water kart”. The Gliss-speed is a fully electric commuter craft with a top speed of about 15 knots (a little over 15 mph) that offers easy operation, nimble handling, and – if Aquelo’s promotional video (below) is to be believed […]
I’m not much of a boater. To be entirely honest, open water with no land in sight kind of scares me. But I’ve managed to make it on a few boats, and the one thing I always noticed, and hated, was the noise from the outboard motor. It can be impossible to have a civilized […]