The future of EV styling is definitely promising. The architecture and simplicity of the EV platform will allow a lot of new designs that otherwise would not be possible. The Ace Electric Coupe is stunning.[More]
Why bother to make even lighter models? The firm points out that over half of wheelchair users end up with upper body damage over the years. Aside from the materials, “in order to ease these chances the wheels have been positioned in closer proximity to the user which helps to increase propelling efficiency.”Reported by Kurt Kohlstedt
I follow Formula 1 auto racing because, unlike all other sports, it is singularly focused on advancing the capabilities of human and machine. Formula 1 racing is a money-no-object pursuit of the latest technological advances in applied material science, aerodynamics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, physics, and human health and kinesiology.
Working with Formula 1 race car manufacturers and employing aerospace materials, a Swiss firm has developed what they claim is the world’s lightest wheelchair, with a frame weighing in at just 3.3 pounds.
Take this wheel chair for example. Formula 1 racing is a sport that gives back to society. I think it’s fair to say that other sports contribute through the pursuit of traditional sports medicine. But I think there is a limit in terms of how much of that feeds back into every day normal people. Auto racing is the stress test that produces innovation.
A place for everything. And everything in its place.
The seat track down the center is genius.
I hear it all the time. Station wagons are not cool. And those people are dead wrong.
Watch Mike talk about his Buick Roadmaster Estate that came stock from the factory with the LT1 Corvette engine. It’s a very cool car in it’s own right. But Mike’s story, and his telling of it, really drives the point home.
If only they could find a way to reproduce the sound of a straight inline 6 for the Prototype 9…
Underneath that achingly long hood rests a prototype electric motor and battery from Nissan’s Advanced Powertrain Department. The combo sends 148 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque straight to the rear wheels. That’s good enough to send the svelte 1,962 lb car to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds. Top speed is right at 106 mph. While speed may die off towards the top end, all that torque and a 43/57 front to rear weight distribution should make the Prototype 9 a riot on a small, tight circuit. There’s only en