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VV-Plane concept designed to do some heavy lifting and revolutionize cargo transport

VV-Plane concept designed to do some heavy lifting and revolutionize cargo transport

As a proposed alternative to heavy vehicle road transport, UK-based 4×4 Aviation has conceived a hybrid VTOL cargo plane fitted with electric, tiltable, ducted fans that it claims will be able to carry truck-sized loads at nearly 200 mph (320 km/h). Dubbed the VV (Versatile Vehicle)-Plane, the aircraft is aimed at reducing the transport costs in developed countries by claiming ... Read More »

Taking the 2014 Chevy Corvette on a Fuel-Economy Run

Taking the 2014 Chevy Corvette on a Fuel-Economy Run

It’s a straightforward question: How manymiles can a fire-breathing beast like the new2014 Chevrolet Corvette eke out of a gallon of gasoline? Back in 2009 I took the previous-generation C6 Corvette coupe on a mileage loop and it returned an astonishing 32.8 mpg. The new C7 Corvette promised to be even better. The C7 coupe takes all the fuel economy advantages of the C6 ... Read More »

Audi tests its A7 driverless vehicle on Florida highway

Audi tests its A7 driverless vehicle on Florida highway

German automaker Audi made use of a Florida law passed in 2012 that allows for testing driverless vehicles on Florida highways this past Sunday and Monday, by requesting a shutdown of Tampa’s Lee Roy Selmon Expressway—engineers ran the A7 driverless car through several real-world scenarios to test the cars’ abilities. The highway has been specifically designated as a test-bed site ... Read More »

Could this be the new Toyota Supra?

Could this be the new Toyota Supra?

Toyota pulled the first surprise of the Detroit Motor Show by unwrapping the FT-1. It’s a serious high-end sports car. Beautiful too. Unfortunately it’s only a concept and they’re being a bit cagey about whether it will go into production. On the other hand they have made a virtual FT-1 too, and from tomorrow you can download and drive it ... Read More »

Listen to the new Mercedes-AMG GT

Listen to the new Mercedes-AMG GT

Anything that rolls out of AMG’s Affalterbach facility must meet two criteria. One, an incredible ability to turn tyres into a combination of dust and acrid smoke at the first sight of a corner. And two, a guttural soundtrack loud enough to wake up any village in a five-mile radius. This autumn we’ll see AMG’s latest offering, the two-seat, F-Type-rivalling ... Read More »