Unless targeted at collectors who are happy to pay a premium for details and accuracy, toy versions of exotic sport cars rarely bear more than a passing resemblance to their real-life counterparts. So what happened here, because Playmobil’s Porsche 911 Carrera S is a near flawless replica.
It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine, who spent six months upgrading a 10 MPH mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 107.6 MPH.
The Porsche is a popular choice for Lego enthusiasts looking to test their modelling skills, but leave it to the toymaker’s official builders to absolutely nail the curves and contours that make the 911 so recognizable on this new Technic set.
Unless you’re an endurance racer who spends 24 hours in their vehicle, there’s not much point to sinking a small fortune into a killer sound system you rarely get to hear. But with Harman’s new Voyager Drive, your car’s stereo easily becomes a portable Bluetooth speaker you can take anywhere.
Say goodbye to your relaxing drive to and from work every day. Harman is working with Microsoft to put an end to those few minutes of wasted productivity by bringing parts of Microsoft’s Office suite to your car’s infotainment system.
Falling asleep at the wheel can have have deadly consequences, but a driver who’s too distracted can be just as dangerous. So Harman has developed an in-car monitoring system that tracks the dilation of the driver’s pupils to determine how overloaded and distracted their brain might be.
A patent filed by Ford a few weeks ago reveals a rather unorthodox alternative to throwing a bicycle in your trunk. Like the Batpod that ejected from the Batmobile in The Dark Knight, the back wheel of your car could quickly transform into a self-balancing electric unicycle.
For some reason Restoration Hardware only sells a version of this sleek Roadster Scoot that accommodates kids aged two to four—not adults. So if you and your partner have ever thought about having or adopting kids, you’ve now got a perfectly good reason to expand your family.
Putting a couple of chocolate Santas in a stocking on Christmas eve is apparently no longer enough. McLaren, makers of some of the most expensive sports cars in the world, suggests slipping a 1:8-scale replica of the company’s P1 in a stocking for a truly memorable Christmas morning.
The real thing can weigh upwards of 600 pounds, but the V8 engine Aliaksei Zholner built would barely register on a scale because it’s only slightly larger than a ping-pong ball and made from nothing but paper and glue.
Are you outraged at companies charging you to cross the bridge they spent millions of dollars building? The nerve of the!. The next time your trip from point A to point B involves a river crossing, just toss one of these $10,000 inflatable car ferries in your trunk and save yourself a few bucks.
Positioned at all four corners of your vehicle, turn signals are usually more visible to other drivers on the road than pedestrians trying to cross it. So Mitsubishi Electric is developing a new indicator system that projects the vehicle’s intended path on the road, making it more obvious to everyone around it.
Slapping a giant fin on the back of your hand-me-down Corolla isn’t going to make it go any faster. But researchers at Yokohama have found that adding a series of angled fins to a tire can actually help improve a vehicle’s aerodynamics, which in turn means better fuel efficiency and fewer stops at the pumps.
Touchscreen tablets never quite killed off e-ink book readers like the Kindle, nor did GPS-equipped smartphones kill off dashboard GPS nav units. They’re still thriving, and Garmin intends to keep it that way by now letting parents also monitor their kids in the backseat using the same display that’s giving them…
No consumer is ever too young to start fostering brand loyalty. So to help promote the anti-collision technology in its vehicles, and to seed the next-generation of owners, Mercedes-Benz created a couple of nifty toy cars that were impossible for kids to crash into each other.
Key fobs have all but eliminated the difficulties in finding the key hole on a car door at night, but what if finding your actual car is the problem? If you parked somewhere dark and sketchy, BMW’s new 7 Series will make it easier to find your vehicle with a glowing pathway that leads right to its doors.