The McLaren F1 has arguably been the embodiment of the word "supercar" since its introduction twenty years ago. Twenty years ago. For two decades it's been hard to match the F1's combination of looks, performance, and sheer exclusivity, but McLaren is about to unveil the F1's successor and heir to the supercar crown: the P1.
Until self-driving cars get mass produced, we're not going to stop inventing excuses to cover up our lousy parking skills. Chinese car maker BYD Auto has a good interim solution: remote control. Its So Rui car can be driven from the outside, but with a catch.
This isn't your childhood Hot Wheels slot car track — that was okay when you were a kid. This slot car racing track, built by Slot Mods, is for the big boys and girls. You see, adults don't play with their toy cars on the floor, they race them on top of detailed slot tracks modded on old defunct 1969 Camaros. Welcome to the big leagues, kid!
There are a fair number of Olympic events that involve throwing dangerous objects as far away from you as possible over and over. In the past, it's been the job of some poor sap to go out there and retrieve said objects, but this year, London will be using little remote controlled Mini Coopers instead.
Batman always always deliver on the gadgets, but his Tumbler is getting a little old. Gotham's vigilante deserves something newer, sportier, but with all the aggressiveness that is the Batmobile. The perfect candidate for the Dark Knight's new ride: the Aspid GT-21 Invictus.
Every year the Shell Eco-marathon presents a global competition for student teams to create novel vehicles that "travel the furthest on the least amount of energy." One entry from Aston University has taken the renewable vehicle concept to another level of wacky, forward-looking green design.
For those of you who consistently forget your children in the car, there's now a $30 device to remedy that. The ChildMinder car seat sensor alerts any absentminded parent who has walked away with his baby in the car.
If you were given the Jeopardy! category "things that breathe," chances are your answer might be, "What are living creatures?" Chances are also high that your answer would not be, "What is a battery?" You'd now be wrong.
Electric cars are silent, and that's a problem. Yeah, it's a problem for pedestrians (who can't hear them coming), but it's a real problem for electric car owners, who want their cars to sound like the amount of money that they paid. When Audi's R8 e-tron becomes available, that will be a lot of money, so Audi is inventing a new sound to match.
Batman, being Batman, probably has no need for a race car from Nissan. But if he did need a race car from Nissan, he'd probably have Bruce Wayne go and buy the DeltaWing, an entirely new take on IndyCar and LeMans racers.