Report: McLaren working on all-electric supercar

McLaren P1An inside source says that McLaren is embracing electric powertrains by developing an all-electric supercar that will arrive after the marque's F1 successor, the codenamed BP23. Autocar reports the electric supercar was initially meant to be a development mule for future McLaren technology but a well-placed source has confirmed a production model...
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Toyota patent shows device that can make car pillars transparent

Toyota pillar cloaking device patentLong gone are the days of narrow roof pillars that not only looked good from the outside but provided optimal visibility from inside the cabin. Safety standards, while necessary, have enlarged car pillars to sizes that sometimes make it pretty difficult to check surroundings. Toyota may have something to counter the annoyance of massive pillars...
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Short Film: The Black Falcon

Short Film: The Black Falcon

The Black Falcon is a custom motorcycle built by Ian Barry and his team at Falcon Motorcycles in Los Angeles, it’s one of the most highly-respected and detailed custom bikes of the modern era – and the fact that it’s powered by a 1950 Vincent Black Shadow V-twin only adds to its appeal.

This film offers a look into the remarkable functionality built into the Black Falcon, features that still images never quite capture effectively. Besides all of its built-in mechanisms, it also happens to be one of the most beautiful customs of the modern age – certainly in my humble opinion.

Official Summary

The Black Falcon is the most revered custom motorcycle in recent history. Designed by Ian Barry and built with his crew at Falcon Motorcycles in Los Angeles, the Black Falcon is more than a motorcycle; it’s a collection of ideas filling a motorcycle’s 3 dimensional space, challenging our definitions of both ‘art’ and ‘motorcycle’. It is simply magnificent.

What’s never been seen, though, is the remarkable functionality designed into the Black. It can be converted from full-race to touring mode without any tools, via Ian Barry’s ingenious designs for adjusting the handlebars, footrests, fuel tanks, seat, forks, and rear subframe.

This film corrects what has not previously been visible; all the hand-made, Ian Barry-designed tricks built in.

Via The Vintagent

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New VW bus is coming; cargo van, hatchback also due by 2022

Volkswagen ID Buzz at PebbleVolkswagen has been hinting at a return of its Microbus for years. VW first teased it in 2001. It then appeared as a concept car called the Bulli at the 2011 Geneva motor show, again as the electric Budd-E Concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016, and finally as the I.D. Buzz Concept at the 2017 Detroit auto show. Now, VW announced...
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