It’s something you thought you’d only see in utopian sci-fi movies but later this month the first ever production-ready flying car is due to be shown at the most exclusive supercar show in the world, the Top Marques Monaco.The vehicle was first revealed as a concept back in 2014 and has been built by AeroMobil, a Slovak pioneering company. The vehicle is fully functional as both an aeroplane and a four-wheel car and is powered by hybrid propulsion with the wings sweeping back against the body when it is in driving mode. The vehicle is alleged ‘production ready’ with motor authority reporting that it has a Rotax 912 four-cylinder air-cooled engine with 100 horsepower and a top speed of 124mph in the air. On the road it can supposedly reach 99mph with a mpg of 35.3. Apart from that, technical details are slightly thin on the ground. However, we expect more details to be revealed closer to the show.
Rock and Rolls-Royce? The luxury brand have teamed up with British icons to create one-off vehicles that celebrate “the illustrious career of a British pop and rock legend”.Each of the musicians included were personally involved with the design of their Wraith to create a piece of memorabilia unlike no other.So, who was involved? Don’t worry, we aren’t going to show you a picture of a Wraith designed by James Blunt, Rolls-Royce have chosen some of the greatest music legends to come out of our small Island.
Would you try and outrun the police if they were chasing you in a Lamborghini? We didn’t think so, and neither do the Italian police force who have just been given a brand new Lamborghini Huracan.The Huracan has a top speed of 190mph (300km) and can reach 100km in just 3.2 seconds. The keys were given to the Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti and will soon be on the roads in northern Italy.
Clean energy fans rejoice! London Taxi Company have announced that they will be opening a new factory in Coventry to produce new electric black cabs. The new taxis, the TX5, will replace older diesel versions and have even had a bit of a design update. It is expected that the new greener taxis will go on sale in 2018.
McLaren have released a new teaser of its next hypercar as the successor to the P1 and the F1 before it.The new flagship McLaren is a three-seater and is codenamed BP23. It will be the latest member of the car maker’s ‘Ultimate Series’ and has been hailed the ‘spiritual successor’ to the F1.
It was teased last week, and now the next generation Ssang Yong Rexton has finally been revealed. This is ahead of its public debut at the upcoming Seoul Motorshow in 2017. The new Rexton shares a lot of its design with the LIV-2 concept. However, there are notable changes to the bumper, headlamps as well as black body cladding as opposed to body-coloured cladding on the concept car.
We’ve all been there; you get a supercar but you don’t have a matching yacht, what are you to do?Well, say goodbye to sleepless nights because Bugatti have teamed up with Palmer Johnson yachts to produce the new Bugatti Niniette. At 66-feet long, the Niniette can travel up to 44 knots because it would be disappointing if it wasn’t as fast on the water as the Bugatti Chiron was on the roads.
It reaches 60mph in 1.3 seconds and can hit 124mph in just 5.6 seconds…and is a 1984 Chevrolet S10 Truck.The truck, deemed Britain’s fastest pickup truck, has been fitted with a 7-litre V8 engine and built-in nitrous oxide kit, giving it 900bhp and has a top speed of over 150mph and goes on sale at Classic Car Auctions in April.
Even more exciting Geneva Motor Show news as Mitsubishi has finally unveiled their Eclipse Cross. They teased us before the Motor Show but now we’ve seen the whole thing, and it’s looking promising.Sandwiched in between the ASX and the Outlander, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is designed to compete with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai which is quite interesting considering Nissan has pretty much taken full control of Mitsubishi.
More news from the Geneva Motor Show as Range Rover have unveiled the 2018 Velar. Sitting comfortably between the Evoque and the Sport in size, the Velar is the new SUV on the market and is as interesting inside as it is outside.With touches like hidden door handles and a blacked out roof, the Range Rover Velar is sure to be a hit with many. The interior is uncluttered and gives us an idea of what future Range Rovers will look like. It also comes with Land Rover’s latest infotainment system, the Touch Pro Duo, with two 10-inch screens. It also comes with matrix-laser LED Headlights and Burnished Copper-coloured detailing. The touchscreen infotainment system is Land Rover’s most sophisticated yet and controls the heated seats, suspension and transmission settings.