California's Bespoke Coach used the recent LA Auto Show to reveal its latest luxury van. The 144 Executive Coach is a smaller, less expensive alternative to its full-size Sprinter 170 coach, but the new model doesn't slouch on comfort or luxury. The van comes stuffed with everything from custom-made recliners, to a built-in bar, to an entertainment system with dual LED TVs and available Apple TV and DirecTV.
McLaren says that it wanted to peer into the future and "imagine the art of the impossible." The result of that vision quest by the company's design team is the McLaren MP4-X Formula One concept race car. This is a sleek, powerful ride that makes the current crop of cutting-edge technology used in F1 racing look primitive, with everything about this concept, from its sculpted exterior to its hidden gems of advanced electronic wizardry, far out, but achievable.
McLaren has sometimes been criticized for designing its cars with too much focus on aerodynamics and science; for not tugging at the heartstrings like Ferrari, or offering something crazy like Lamborghini. Not so the new 675 LT Spider. This convertible thing of beauty has shot straight to the top of our list of stylish supercars. Just look at those gorgeous wheels!
Having debuted the lightweight S-FR concept at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota has turned to in-house racing company Gazoo to pump up its styling ahead of Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 next month, further raising speculation this concept could make the jump to production.
When an engine fails or becomes very worn, it is usually pulled from the vehicle and scrapped. Ford wants to change that by utilizing a high-tech plasma process to remanufacture broken engines. The process reduces carbon emissions by about half when compared to making a new engine to replace the old one, and results in a like-new engine block.
Volvo has taken another step away from its boxy, boring past with the release of the new S90 sedan. Armed with a high-tech hybrid powertrain and a face that borrows its handsome square jaw from the XC90, the S90 leads Volvo into battle against the upcoming Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series, both of which promise to be technological powerhouses.
The term "fire truck" can inspire images of long, boxy trucks painted in bright red, but the worldwide fleet of fire trucks consists of models of many shapes and sizes. One of the latest, the Red Rhino LF5G features a much smaller, more agile design based around an Isuzu D-Max platform. Engineering firm HOPE Technik blends form and function to give this truck the ability to negotiate the tight urban spaces of Singapore in responding to fire and medical emergencies.
This unique tractor design uses twin caterpillar tracks on the back instead of pneumatic tires, giving it up to 60 percent more traction than a regular tractor and outstanding capabilities on steep slopes. A dual front/rear steering system gives it a turning circle as tight as a regular tractor, and it's capable of 40km/h (25 mph) on the road as well.
At the COP21 climate change summit currently taking place in Paris, a one-of-a-kind prototype Renault delivery van powered by second-life batteries taken from decommissioned electric cars is being showcased. The project is part of an initiative to show how used electric vehicle (EV) batteries can be repurposed before full recycling.
We recently got a look at the all-new W Motors Fenyr Supersport, an ultra-aggressive, highly exclusive exotic supercar from the United Arab Emirates. One of the creative forces behind that car has now revealed an automotive vision from a very different corner of his mind. The Sand Racer from startup Zarooq Motors is arguably every bit as cool as the Fenyr, but it's designed to thrash about on hot sand instead of just asphalt.