Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Lamborghini Aventador is the most expensive Xbox controller ever

Lamborghini Aventador is the most expensive Xbox controller ever

We've seen some wild racing simulator builds over the years. Normally these are DIY builds using pipe and wood that allow a gamer to get some motion to go with the driving action on the screen. A Forza Motorsport 7 fan who happens to own a Lamborghini Aventador has gone one step closer to insanity.

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3D printed stainless steel bridge to be installed in the Netherlands

3D printed stainless steel bridge to be installed in the Netherlands

Researchers at the Imperial College London are working with a 3D printing company called MX3D to create the world's largest 3D printed metal structure. The structure is a footbridge that will be installed in the Netherlands in late 2018. The bridge will cross the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam.

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Hyundai shows off Vaccar Tucson Sport Concept bound for SEMA

Hyundai shows off Vaccar Tucson Sport Concept bound for SEMA

Every year Hyundai goes all out for SEMA and brings lots of concept cars to show off. The first concept for this year's SEMA show that Hyundai is showing off is the Vaccar Tucson Sport Concept and the SUV is heavily modified for SEMA duty. The engine has a Boostec turbocharger and R50 blow off valve and lots of upgrades for cooling and intake. The exhaust is also custom.

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is for Touring

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is for Touring

Porsche has unveiled a new flavor of the venerable 911 sports car. This is the 2018 911 Carrera T with the "T" standing for touring. This car is a modern version of the 1968 911 T. Porsche says that the new car has less weight, a manual transmission, shorter constant transaxle ratio, and standard mechanical rear differential lock.

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Scientists discover 9.7 million year old teeth that could change history

Scientists discover 9.7 million year old teeth that could change history

A bit over a year ago a group of archaeologists was in a town called Eppelsheim in southwestern Germany digging at a site where the Rhine River used to flow. During their excavation, the scientists discovered two ancient teeth. The news of the discovery is only making headlines this week because the discovery was so significant the team had to ensure their information was correct before publishing.

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Ford shows off seven custom Mustangs headed for SEMA

Ford shows off seven custom Mustangs headed for SEMA

Ford has seven different highly customized Mustangs that will be on the floor at the SEMA show. The first of the seven is a 2018 Mustang Convertible created by MAD Industries. This car is the white with green and black stripes convertible and uses a 2.3L EcoBoost engine and manual transmission. The car has custom exhaust, interior, suspension, wheels, and body kit.

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Lotus Elise Cup 260 is limited to 30 examples globally

Lotus Elise Cup 260 is limited to 30 examples globally

Lotus has unveiled a new version of the slick little Elsie sports car dubbed the Lotus Elise Cup 260. Lotus says that the Elise Cup 260 is the "standard for outright track pace and low lap times." The car features a laurel wreath decal on the left buttress and has the Union Jack on both rear wing end-plates. The gold hue you see the car swathed in here is an option and is called Championship Gold.

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PostBOT delivery robot helps German mail carriers with deliveries

PostBOT delivery robot helps German mail carriers with deliveries

The German town of Bad Hersfeld has been chosen as the test location for a new delivery robot dubbed PostBOT that will be used to help mail carriers make their deliveries. The robot will carry mail items for the mail deliverers on their routes to make delivery of items easier. PostBOT has enough space inside to carry up to six post trays.

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Rolls-Royce SUV caught testing in the wild

Rolls-Royce SUV caught testing in the wild

Everyone is wanting to get in on the SUV craze today with the SUV being the most popular segment in the automotive industry. This is much to the detriment of the car market with fewer cars selling meaning that fewer new models are likely to be made. We already have a super luxury SUV from Bentley called the Bentayga first revealed back in 2015 (we also got to drive one on the track). Now some spy shots have turned up that claim to be of a Rolls-Royce SUV.

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VW teases EV racer for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW teases EV racer for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW has announced that it has a new electric racing car that will be running the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW is building the car with the specific goal of setting a record for the legendary race up America's Mountain. VW says that the EV prototype uses "tomorrow's technology" and the run will mark the first time VW has participated in over 30 years.

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First floating wind farm in the world starts production in Scotland

First floating wind farm in the world starts production in Scotland

The world's first floating wind farm started construction back in 2015 off the shore of Scotland. Two years later the plant is now starting production and is the first floating wind farm in the world to do so. The power it creates will be sent to the Scottish electric grid and will power 20,000 households.

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Toyota “Fine-Comfort Ride” concept vehicle is a hydrogen-powered EV

Toyota “Fine-Comfort Ride” concept vehicle is a hydrogen-powered EV

Toyota has unveiled a new concept car that it sees as the future of the premium saloon. The car is called the Fine-Comfort Ride concept and it is a fuel cell vehicle that runs on electricity created using hydrogen. Like all fuel-cell powered vehicles, the Fine-Comfort Ride produces no CO2 emissions in operation and has a long cruising range and needs only three minutes to refuel with hydrogen.

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