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Three New Porsche Concept Cars

The Porsche 919 Street, a vision of a road-going Le Mans car
The Porsche 919 Street, a vision of a road-going Le Mans car
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In a glimpse of futures that could’ve been, Porsche Design Studio has unveiled three street car concepts that have never before been shown to the public: one Le Mans racer-based hypercar, one open-top sportscar, and one electric riff on the Kombi van.

The process of automotive development is torturously long; by the time a production car is being introduced to the public, chances are the company behind it is already well into the development of its successor. There are many steps in the process, from sketching and clay modeling through engineering, concepts through to production shapes, and while companies frequently show off futuristic concept cars to test the waters of public opinion, it seems there are many that never see the light of day. read more

The Firenze Lanciare Flying Hypercar

The Firenze Lanciare flying car would use jet engines and large fuel supplies to make long-range, high-speed air travel possible
The Firenze Lanciare’s jet engines and large fuel supplies make long-range, high-speed air travel possible
Firenze (Background: jedgcomb/Depositphotos)

People’s concept of the flying car has shifted over the last five years or so as electric VTOL designs have started to receive a ton of money and attention. But some remain unconvinced, and Greg Brown is vehemently among them. eVTOLs, Brown reckons, will be little more than short-range, low-speed helicopter replacements in the near future. read more

Fast as Lightning Ariel Atom 4

The Ariel Atom 4 boasts revised suspension for even less squat, dive and cornering roll from...
The Ariel Atom 4 boasts revised suspension for even less squat, dive and cornering roll from a car that was already renowned for staying flat(Credit: Ariel)

Pound for pound, price for performance, there has never been a more focused production sports car than the Ariel Atom – and the new Atom 4 takes things up a notch. With a 320-hp engine, and significant revisions throughout the car, you can now get 2.8-seconds-to-60 mph (96.5 km/h) performance for around US$53,000. read more

Lamborghini Smartphone

It’s known for creating the ultimate in luxury sports cars.

Now, Tonino Lamborghini has released a luxury Android smartphone to match its vehicles – the £1,900 ($2,450) Alpha – One.

The phone boasts Italian handmade black leather and a frame made from the same ‘stronger than titanium liquid metal’ used to build its supercars.

The Alpha – One smartphone also comes with an accompanying custom black leather case, but critics claim the device’s specs do not match its price tag.

Despite Lamborghini claiming its latest phone features ‘the most luxurious technology’, the device has similar specifications to high-end smartphones that cost less than a third of the price.

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Tonino Lamborghini has released a £1,900 ($2,450) luxury Android phone (pictured) made with Italian handmade black leather and frame made of the 'liquid metal' used in its supercars