Here. It. Is. The first driverless car commercially available. Individuals wouldn’t buy the Navia, though. It’s essentially a bus that would be used by the public–it carries up to 8 passengers. It’s designed for use in places like theme parks and college campuses and small downtown areas. The Navia comes to us from Induct technology, and navigates by way of sensors and lasers. It travels at a max speed of 12.5 MPH. As an electric vehicle, it’s environmentally friendly and silent. It’s already in use in some European cities and college campuses. Passengers use a touch screen to select their Read More
The Helicycle is one of those rare hybrids like the Flying Car. Only this time, it takes a traditionally ground-based transport like the bicycle and combines it with one of the most terrifying airborne vehicles of the last century. Forgive the editorializing. It took years to drag me kicking and screaming onto a plane, and now I’m supposed to buy in to a flying bike? No can do. However, for the braver sorts among you, this may be worth picking up. You can get one from Hammacher now or attempt to build your own. Which is better? Whichever one doesn’t Read More
When you think American-made automobiles, your mind is likely to default to Detroit. The Motor City has long had a reputation as the heartbeat of the US auto industry. But occasionally, another state will get in on the fun and push Tiger Country way beyond its limits. That’s what has happened with the Lucra L148, a carbon fiber bullet of a car that possesses a 4.7-liter V8 engine and acceleration not unlike the warp speed you see in Star Trek movies. California is the home of this baby, and it’s a child worth being proud of. The Lucra L148 is Read More
Scroll back through our archives, and you’ll see that inStash has long had a love affair with the Aston Martin. Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet, as they say. With the Aston Martin Vanquish, the company popularized by a certain secret agent’s driving preferences has won our hearts forever. How did they do it? For starters, they placed a 5.9-liter V12 engine under the hood. This monster boasts about 565 horsepower and brings 457 lb-ft of torque to the table. Secondly, well, they just flat made a beautiful ride, particularly with that carbon fiber skirt which adds a touch of Read More
Whenever the word “Lamborghini” is involved, you know it’s gotta be good. That’s what we thought when first checking out the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera Edizione Tecnica. And once you lay eyes on this machine, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re like us, the first thing about a supercar like this one that draws you in is performance. Well, Lamborghini has you covered on that, building a top speed of 202 miles per hour into this behemoth with 0-62mph capabilities in 3.4 seconds. It does this through a 10-cylinder engine and 570 horsepower. The only caveat is that fuel consumption Read More
If you’re an art enthusiast who loves to be out on the water, and happens to own a ridiculous amount of money, you won’t want to miss out on this limited edition Z-Boat. The Z-Boat, designed by architect Zaha Hadid at the request of American art dealer Kenny Schachter, is a 7.5 metre-long speedboat made from fiberglass and carbon fiber. The futuristic boat will come in a range of colors, including white, gray, blue, and black. But if you’re wanting one, act quick. Only 15 will be made. No word yet on power, but we’re pretty sure they’ll be quite fast. As Schachter put it: “as high Read More
If you’re filthy rich and have a need to throw money at everything you find (just because you can), then this will fit perfectly in your front yard. Sure the neighbors will be pissed, but your guests will be amused. This 20′ long animatronic triceratops has motion-activated cameras installed into each eye, which allows it to respond to onlookers. It sways its head, stomps and scuffs its right forelimb, and even opens its jaws and growls (via a hidden 1,000-watt speaker). Yes, for $350,000 you can start adding to your own personal museum.
They promised it in the 90′s, but it never happened. They promised again by 2006 – again, no dice. Finally, as of the summer of 2011, the first promising air/land vehicle – the Transition Flying Car by Terrafugia – is almost ready to takeoff. The Transition is still a few years from being mass marketed, pending issues such as the lack of USDOT-mandated airbags, crash-resistant glass, and a steep price. However, it’s the biggest leap in land/air hybrid travel thus far. In addition to the “stow-and-go”-style wings that fold neatly while on the gravel, the Transition boasts an air range Read More