June 12, 2008
Ronn Motor Company’s Scorpion ($150,000) is a hydrogen hybrid supercar which gets 40 mpg, has a 3.5 second 0 to 60 time, and can top out at over 200mph. The car produces its own hydrogen through electrolysis of water using the power generated from the vehicles electrical system. The computer then adds about 30% – 40% hydrogen to the air/fuel ratio. All of this burns in an Acura dual overhead cam, aluminum/magnesium block, 3.5 liter, V-tech, V-6, Type S engine. Only 200 will be made in the first years production, so pre-order yours.
May 26, 2008
One of Suzuki’s latest concepts is beginning to materialize. The Suzuki Crosscage Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorcycle has no gears, no noise, no clutch, and no emissions. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell / electric hybrid engine. There is no information on weather Suzuki will continue on with production of this skinny motorcycle. See more pictures.
March 20, 2008
Josh Hadar makes these crazy bicycles by hand. The bikes can be powered by traditional pedaling, or by a gasoline engine. The fuel is stored in a hand-blown glass tank protected by a type of rib cage. They bikes cost anywhere from $12,000 and $35,000 and only take 3 months to build. See more pictures.
January 17, 2008
The extraordinary designs of Henrik Fisker are no stranger to iWishihadthis.com. Luckily for us yet another awesome car from Fisker was shown at NAIAS. Available late 2009 the Fisker Karma ($80,000) is powered by Q-Drive which utilizes a 4-cylinder engine that powers a generator, resulting in a premium hybrid sports sedan that can run from zero to sixty in 5.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 125 mph.
The car has 2 driving modes. The first “Stealth Mode” is a pure electric mode which should allow the Karma to run off the lithium ion battery pack for 50 miles before the engine kicks in. The second, a sports mode, uses the four-banger at peak performance and, according to Fisker, makes the Karma sound like a combination of a jet fighter and an F1 car. Also the batteries compartments are located in the middle of the car, which lowers the center of gravity, giving it nearly perfect balance. Of course this sedan is goign to feature the latest in-car luxuries like navigation system and DVD player with headrest-mounted displays. My favorite part of the car is the self-contained climate control, it is a full-length solar roof to help charge the car and provide cooling for the interior cabin while the car is parked. See more photos.
July 14, 2007
Brammo, the makers of the Ariel Atom have decided to go green with their latest super-car. Instead of the original gas guzzling V12 engine, the Enertia GT will now sport a completely electric engine. The car will be just as quick off the line, however top speed may suffer. The price of the Ariel Atom is $40,000 ($90,000 with all upgrades). There is no word on how much the electric Enertia GT will cost, the electric motor shouldn’t offset the price too much. Someone needs to get one of these and race the X-Bow.
June 12, 2007
The Lightning Car Company based in the UK has recently created a new all-electric sports car called the GT. The GT makes use of Altairnano batteries to power the car which allows for an astonishing 700 hp. Three models of the GT will be offered including a luxury version, a lightweight sports version and an extended range version. The sport model allows the GT to reach 60 mph in less than four seconds while the extended range model can accommodate road trips up to 250 miles. While there is now word on official price, we do know the GT should be available sometime in 2008Photos – Read the rest of this entry »
April 27, 2007
Lexus wins the award for the most expensive hybrid to date ($104,750). Available in June this 5.0 V8 hybrid powertrain will have a combined horsepower rating of 438HP. Don’t buy it just for the power, this baby packs; LED headlights, four-zone climate control (with a dedicated A/C unit for the rear passengers), voice-activated HDD-based navigation system with XM real-time traffic directing, 19-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, rear DVD entertainment system with 9″ LCD screen, automated parallel parking system and an Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS).
February 14, 2007
It looks like Toyota is going to be showing off two new hybrid concepts next month at the Geneva Auto Show. One of them, the Hybrid X, is supposed to completely change the future of hybrid technology. The other of the two new concepts is the FT – HS (Future Toyota Hybrid Sports). It packs a front engine with rear drive , and is expected to run 0-100km/h in about four seconds.