While Lamborghini and McLaren, amongst many other sportscar manufacturers, presented some fantastic evolutions of their ranges at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this past weekend, the Renovo Coupe might have solen them the show, even if just a little bit. The first all-American electric supercar, the Renovo Coupe is modeled after the 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe and packs a 500 horsepower engine, that pushes the sportscar with a stunning 1,000 lb-ft torque in just 3.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. The Renovo team also developed new battery technology, which would allow them to not only impress with performance, but also with light weight on a battery-powered electric car. Of course all of that also comes at a price – upon its release, the Renovo Coupe will cost $529,000.
The striking vehicle is powered by a hybrid drivetrain that pairs a KERS system with a combustion engine to produce 1,200 horsepower. Graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Raeli replaced the iconic V12 with a 900 horsepower twin-turbo V8 setup (paired with the 300 horsepower KERS system
The guys bringing us the Quant E-Sportlimousine Concept have figured out a way to harness the power of salt water to run four electric motors, giving this car an incredible 912 horsepower and a range of nearly 400 miles. Forget that the car is gorgeous (you’ll barely be able to see it when it tops out at 235 mph) and just revel in the sheer awesomeness of a car producing that much power from seawater alone.
The AMG 6.0- litre V12 biturbo engine, with an output of 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, is unique in its segment, as is the AMG sports suspension, based on Magic Body Control with curve tilting function and Road Surface Scan. The S65 AMG Coupe accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph (electronically limited). Orders can be placed for the S65 AMG Coupe in the coming weeks, and the United States market launch is planned for the end of 2014
Ever dreamt of escaping to one of the wonderful remote cabin´s we have featured before? Meet "Escape", a beautifully crafted and efficiently designed cabin that could make your dream an affordable reality. Technically classified as a Park Model RV, the mobile home can be delivered to any place you wish as a fully-complete living solution. The environmentally & energy-conscious one bedroom cabin comes complete with fireplace, full kitchen, glass wall, walk-in shower and a screened porch to admire your surroundings.
The Koenigsegg One:1 is finally official! Swedish supercar specialists Koenigsegg have taken the hypercar concept to the next level, the all-carbonfibre One:1 is is equipped with a twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 engine and a crazy 1,360hp! Reports say this beast has traveled at 273 miles per hour, which would make it the world´s fastest production vehicle. Only six of these will be made, good luck if you’ve got the requisite $2m lying around. Read a great report on the supercar by Jalopnik here
Overlooking Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, this dream home is nestled among vineyards and wineries of a young wine region. Its closeness to summer and winter sports destinations make it ideal for vacations, while its design anchors your lifestyle into a peaceful set of surroundings. With its private dock and impressive landscape to enjoy, the dream home rests under the clear blue skies during the summer months, becoming a powder snow covered dreamland in the winter.
The Mercedes SL 400 is equipped with a twin turbo V6 engine with 333hp, compared to 306hp on the SL 350. The roadster accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 5.2 seconds and boasts a top speed of 250km/h. Average fuel consumption is 7.3L/100km, or the equivalent of 172g of CO2 emissions per kilometer.
World View offers passengers a trip in a fully-pressurized space capsule for six that promises “a gentle ascent” 20 mile above earth.
Luxuriously styled and engineered, the capsule is transported by a ParaWing and a high-altitude balloon, which expands gradually until voyagers reach their peak altitude atop 99 percent of Earth’s atmosphere. Unlike the G thrust that many other space carriers would offer, this “float” seems more like a hot air balloon ride into space.
For $75,000, you’re guaranteed a seat, in-flight internet access (you know, to document it all) and an experience you’ll remember forever. A $5,000 deposit ensures your space travel is officially “on the books.” Travel is expected to begin in late 2016.