A Dodge Viper high on testosterone with enough firepower to set the streets on fire!

A chunky Dodge Viper concept design filled with testosterone – ready to take command of the streets, race circuits, or conventional tracks for unparalleled dominance.

Dodge Viper is one sports car automotive enthusiasts will love to get a hold of, now that it is out of production and turning into a hot property with every passing year. While Dodge has no plans to revive the muscular hunk, the American sports car boasting a V10 engine lets the performance do all the talking – on the streets and tracks as well. While I still can’t get the flowing design of the Viper Basilisk Concept off my head, this new flashy Dodge Viper concept urges me to change my mind.

Designed and conceptualized by automotive designer Karan Adivi – who’s got a knack for visualizing hypnotic car designs – this concept shines with its wide-body stance and hot wheels – literally. Adivi tunes the already intimidating beast with his body kits on all sides to turn the Viper into a street racer god sent for the next Fast and Furious 10 shenanigans. The four-wheeler gets cheeky rear bumper lip diffusers, remodeled headlights, sharper front grill ducts, and a slightly uplifted hood nose that just stares at you so hard, you would eventually blink first!

The interiors are clad in red –matching the red on the wheels which is a hard thing to not get drawn into. The overall sports car appeal of the Dodge is certainly escalated in this concept design – and it’s highly desirable. Will this blue Dodge Viper with stylized white stripes capture my heart? It’s a close call, but I have to say a loud yes!

Designer: Karan Adivi

A sleek Nintendo Switch Bike like this would tempt the gamers to step out and play!

A Nintendo Switch-inspired electric bike that carries the definitive design language of the popular handheld gaming console – signaling the imagined form of Nintendo’s automotive character, if ever the company decides to take that road.

Handheld gaming consoles and Nintendo are synonyms that keep the nerdy crowd engaged for countless hours of fun. With the portable gaming console market size projected to touch 16 billion by 2026, it is destined to make up the major chunk of the overall gaming industry. Nintendo’s handheld gaming console commands an advantageous position in the fight for supremacy in the portable console market – and why not – it is designed well and comes with a unique collection of gaming titles!

Taking inspiration from Nintendo’s core beliefs and the radical design philosophy, product designer HTH Han has mustered up the idea of a Nintendo electric bicycle. Christened the Nintendo Switch Bike, this two-wheeler is modeled around the handheld gaming console’s core vision. A belief that what if Nintendo expands into the sports and outdoor market. Han uses the disoriented element of the Switch’s Joy-Con to create the frame of the bicycle. Frankly, this design element looks very nice.

Battery placement is one of the prime considerations in any electric bike, and this one accommodates it smartly in the frame. The lower section of the neon blue-colored frame to be precise, and it can be taken out for recharging with the push of a button. This increases the balanced styling approach of the hubless wheel electric bike as well. Han adapts the comfortable ergonomics, simple aesthetics, intuitive placement of buttons and keys, and the symmetrical interface of the controllers as the designing roadmap for the Nintendo Switch Bike.

The bicycle’s pedal comes with tactically placed LED lights on the outside face for driving safety at night. On the top of the pedal is a light indicator denoting the battery status to the rider for a quick glance at the information. Just like other electric bicycles, the front and rear have bright LED lights to keep the driver safe on the road from the road rage of other motorists. On the front, the flat panel display shows the map, current time, weather and battery status.

Designer: HTH Han

This fleet of autonomous ‘saildrones’ use solar and wind power to collect data during a hurricane!

Saildrone, a maritime research company and “world leader in oceangoing autonomous surface vehicles,” has launched a fleet of saildrones to collect first-of-its-kind hurricane data via advanced sensors and AI technology.

It’s been said we know more about outer space than we know about the ocean. In the grand scheme of Earth, we might not know too much about the deep blue that surrounds us, but that doesn’t mean it can’t tell us about the rest of our world. Today, a fleet of five autonomous saildrones has been launched from Florida and the Virgin Islands by Saildrone, a maritime research company, to collect data on hurricanes, spending three months at sea where the fleet will compile the first hurricane research of its kind completed by ‘uncrewed’ surface vehicles (USVs).

With news regarding climate change and tropical storms flooding our timelines, our eyes and ears are more tuned in than ever in anticipation of new data. For decades, the ocean has provided scientists with the data necessary to understand climate change, hurricanes, carbon cycling, and maritime security.

The fleet of saildrones is comprised of solar and wind-powered USVs that acquire data on climate change and weather conditions through AI technology and over 20 advanced sensors, leaving a minimal carbon footprint while exploring international ocean waters. Amounting to around 1,500 pounds, each saildrone comes equipped with a photovoltaic sail that’s designed to keep each saildrone powered up as it sails right into the eye of a hurricane.

All in an effort to understand hurricanes and global weather events, for years Saildrone has been developing the technology necessary to map the ocean floor while measuring water temperature, salinity, chemical composition. Once programmed for navigation, the saildrones can sail autonomously from waypoint to waypoint.

During their voyage, the USVs remain within a user-defined safety corridor and are monitored by a Saildrone Mission Control operator. Spanning from Arctic waters to the Atlantic Ocean, saildrones have collected data on weather and climate science from waters all over the globe.

Designer: Saildrone

This firefighting bike is designed to aid and assist tunnel accident rescue missions





Fire incidents in tunnels can be highly fatal due to the limitations in reaching the injured – this is where a swift firefighting bike can mean the difference between life and death.

Highway tunnels and accidental fires are a deadly mix that we all wish never happens. The Mont Blank tunnel (between Italy and France) fire is a grave example of how tunnel fires can have fatal consequences – a situation that can be very complicated to take control over. The major problem with the design of tunnels is the limited access area due to the enclosed structure. The trapping of smoke, high temperature in a constricted section and disorientation is fatal for the unfortunate trapped people. Another problem is the inability of rescue vehicles to enter or exit the tunnel.

To get around this, designer Syu Wei Chen has proposed the design of an emergency operations station complete with a charging stand, foam cylinders, water mist system, and TUNNEL KEEPER bikes. The latter is equipped with a state-of-the-art water mist system and exhaust device to beam water particles to reduce carbon monoxide concentration in one section. This system expands the exhaust device to both sides to dissipate heat and dense smoke to improve visibility to aid the rescue vehicles and firefighters.

The firefighter bike is loaded with all the latest firefighting technology and HUD systems to keep the personnel abreast the vital information. Things like the temperature inside the tunnel, status of the equipment and advanced maps to accurately scout the disaster struck location in advance from a distance. TUNNER KEEPER comes with a detachable side stretcher to rescue the injured out of harm’s way. According to Syu the advanced firefighting bikes will be dispatched in groups to better access the situation and take proactive measures for damage control.

These vehicles will be electric-powered and charged at the station outside every major tunnel. I personally like the idea of the exhaust smoke system which sucks up the air from the front of the bike and throws it out from the rear to clear the area with dense smoke for better visibility to save the injured or trapped people. There’s another interesting bit, the foam nozzle is equipped with infrared rays to beam the nozzle precisely at the fire.

Designer: Syu Wei Chen

This wild Porsche 930 Restomod comes with an electric powertrain and a spunky new design

I’ll be honest, I find Restomods really exciting. The idea of restoring an old classic, while modifying it enough to make it a custom vehicle, just sounds incredible given the window of potential you’ve now got. You essentially have a blank canvas in the shape of a well-designed classic car that you can modify to suit your style of design expression. That’s essentially what Matteo Gentile has done with the 1975 Porsche 930, turning a top-of-the-range 911 model into something decidedly modern, and just a tad more badass than its pretty stunning predecessor.

Back in 1975 when Porsche unveiled the 930, all the way up until 1989 when they stopped producing it, the 930 was considered the fastest production car available in Germany. With its classic roadster design, the 930 was more of a racecar adapted for city roads, and came with a turbocharged rear-mounted engine that knocked out 260 HP with later editions going up to 300 HP.

Gentile’s 930 RESTOMODO mainly retains the overall iconic design with a few key changes. For starters, those headlights look positively steampunkish, with the horizontal LED strips sitting inside the car’s circular headlight enclosure. The headlights take away the Porsche’s otherwise playful expression, making it slightly discerning, almost like the car’s squinting at you and sizing you up.

Gentile’s design efforts are also visible around the front and rear bumpers. The redesigned bumpers actually blend well into the 930’s form, unlike in the original, which almost always came with a black strip running across the bumper on the front and back, with the indicators fitted in. Gentile’s bumpers look like a part of the car’s design, and are entirely the same color as the rest of the car. Like with the headlights, the taillights get a makeover too, and come with a single red strip running from left to right. The car’s rear hood sports a redesign too, ditching the fat spoiler that one would associate with the roadster. Instead, the rear hood sports a flat design with a grille, and two backlights built right into the grille’s strips. Gentile’s also indicated that the 930 RESTOMODO features an electric powertrain, but there’s really no indication as to whether the engine’s rear-mounted like in the original, or sits under the car (like an electric skateboard).

All in all, Gentile’s 930 RESTOMODO feels like a blast from the past with enough freshness to make you really enjoy what you’re looking at. I’m usually not an advocate for ‘remaking old classics’ (especially with music and movies), but what Gentile’s done to the 930 really feels like tastefully remixing an icon from the late 70s. The yellow paint job isn’t particularly common to that make (most of them are black, silver, red, or olive green), so that adds to the eye-catching design of the restored car. Gentile’s even taken the liberty of making a few unusual changes, like adding that odd scoop in the hood on the front (which I like, if I’m being honest), and ditching the rearview mirrors for what seems like rear cameras. Well, Matteo Gentile’s definitely a dreamer!

Designer: Matteo Gentile

This muscular BMW R 18 is a design destined for the dystopian future!

Just imagine a tech-infused world (if it already isn’t) where minimalism is the core essence and a bike whizzes past you with a body that is a perfect mix of past and future. A mean machine that reclaims its space on the tarmac, making any other automotive look ordinary!

This custom BMW R 18 cruiser motorcycle has the right elements to be the eye-candy of motorbike enthusiasts. Designed by the seasoned bike tuner workshop, Zillers Custom Garage, the badass cruiser is one of their best (if not the best) custom-designed two-wheelers. BMW commissioned four custom workshops – Rolandsandsdesign, Bernhard Neumann, Kingston Custom and Zillers Custom Garage – to create their own versions of BMW R18 custom bike.

Zillers tweaked the architecture of the original bike with the support of BMW Motorrad Russia. In fact, they dedicated this creation to them. The design we see here is made in the custom garage’s signature graphite gray in three different color variants.

The bike’s engine gets new covers, caps, and mesh screens for a slightly visible look of the 1,802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine. Zillers opted to replace the sublime rear sub-frame with the unique taillight design to lend a touch of style to the rear. For this tweak the gas tank got new brackets to make way for this subframe. The massive swingarm and extended wheelbase contrasted by the short exhausts give this custom R18 a rare charm. For the wheels, the custom workshop replaced them with large metal disks.

If you are looking for the big exhaust pipe of the stock BMW R 18 hidden somewhere, well, it is totally replaced now with an angular telescopic silencer, giving it a flowing fin-like form. The seats and the rear portion of the bodywork now have a thick metal wrap to go with the matte silver gray paint job. In the end, I’ve got to say, this custom R 18 has the reminiscences of the original bike with a high-quality remake that Zillers can take pride in!

Designer: Zillers Custom Garage

This Alfa Romeo GTS coupe could be the brand’s latest shot at resurrection in 2021

With the brand’s future uncertain, the Alfa Romeo GTS is the perfect catalyst to set the chain reaction into action again. The coupe is a balanced mix of styling, aesthetics and everything an automotive enthusiast demands from a compact modern set of four-wheels.

Alfa Romeo is one automotive brand that is driven by the emotion of love. Car enthusiasts owned the Italian brand’s four-wheelers because they instantly fell in love, rather than their urge for the need to buy one. All this boils down to the jaw-dropping cars, the marque has produced over the years which holds the likes of Giulia Quadrifoglio gta, Montreal, Disco Volante Spider or Tipo 33 Stradale. While all these flashy cars set the tune for the brand, the GT series from the 60s and 70s is not overshadowed in any way.

The sporty coupe is right up there with the best Alfa Romeo models thanks to the highly appreciated timeless design. While the brand is jostling for survival, a fresh breath of air is infused by an automotive designer to hint at the future revival plan to resurrect the lost glory. Guilherme Neves Araujo has penned the Alfa Romeo GTS that looks to go the EV way for the mission. The concept has the allure of the 2000 GTA model with the infusion of a model element.

On the front, the vehicle looks straight out of the Alfa Romeo blueprint design wing. The overall dimensions remind me of the Polestar 1, another tell-tale sign that the GTS is an EV in the making. The wide wheel arches instantly trigger my brain towards the muscle car influence (a hint of Dodge Challenger and not necessarily Mustang), pointing to a performance-oriented beast underneath. No matter from where you glance at this ride, the balanced proportions are its forte. The rear is a bit subdued but it captures the overall appeal and wraps up the car’s flowing aesthetics nicely.

Alfa Romeo is still focusing on the SUVs in the house, and this kind of vehicle would certainly pump life back into the brand. When pushed to the wall, Alfa Romeo should go all-in for such bold designs and surprise the competitors. Too bad, the Guilherme’s design is just a concept for now, and I hope the universe conspires to bring this beautiful Italian four-wheeler to life. An Alfa Romeo GTS in the real world is what I want to see. Are the lead designers at Alfa Romeo listening?

Designer: Guilherme Neves Araujo

This off-road trailer upgrades your adventure experience without compromising on comfort or luxury

We’ve seen countless off-roading trailers in the past, but the Bruder EXP-8 all set to be released next month is a level higher than the rest. The travel trailer is built for the hardcore explorers who stop at nothing and appreciate the comfy interiors.

The best thing being, this off-road trailer brings a degree of luxury and comfort while doing all the hard work in unforgettable terrain. This is the Australian company’s biggest and the best-designed trailer yet. It brings a spacious interior, self-sufficient power capabilities and the ability to go long range without much hassle. The EXP-8 is based on the predecessor EXP-6 with the added weather-proof all-season promise and the complete off-grip capability. Some things from the EXP-6 have been omitted to bring a more robust design to the fore. There’s no pop-up roof, the outdoor side kitchen is missing and the washroom is now relocated to the front section. The trailer gets a full-sized kitchen (with a 12-bottle wine rack) and a dining room to the opposite side. It will be able to comfortably accommodate four people and with customization, six people can also fit in.

On the outside, the EXP-8 is a fortress with an insulated body and a waterproof chassis.  To take on any demanding terrain, the off-road trailer has an independent moving suspension system aided by the big 37-inch mud-terrain wheels. This means a stable ride inside, even though you’ll be treading the most demanding scalable landscape on the face of the planet. The rig will have its own water purifications system and a 1,600-W solar energy array on the roof connected to a 2.5kWh battery pack for electricity needs. For backup, there is a 5,000-W inverter as well. According to Bruder, the trailer will also have a reverse-osmosis system to purify water from natural sources, so that hardcore explorers never ever run out of drinking water.

Bruder EXP-8 is going to be launched in October, and at that time more details about its power-packed features are going to be revealed. Although you can expect to tow it on the back of your Land Cruiser to explore the not-so-common regions of the world. That said, the trailer is speculated to cost around $177,000 – a crazy amount for which you can get an off-roader camper van or truck!

Designer: Bruder

 

With its Huracan-inspired body and the Miura’s eyelashes, the 7X Rayo is the Lamborghini mashup we never knew we needed





Making its grand appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event this year, the Rayo from 7X Design and Envisage Group is a one-off 1,800 HP machine based on the Huracan. The Rayo notably boasts of a slightly softer, curvier form language than its Lamborghini counterpart, but that doesn’t take away from exactly how much of an edgy badass it looks like. The car comes in a deep orange, and while it looks 90% like the Huracan, 10% of its origin goes to the Miura-inspired eyelashes built into those stunning headlights!

The Rayo isn’t just a custom makeover, it was designed to do what the Huracan couldn’t – hit a top speed of 300 mph (482 km/h). The redesigned body takes the Huracan’s aesthetic and softens it just a bit, introducing gentle curves in all the right places. While this makes the Rayo look easier on the eyes, it helps the car perform better too. The car’s made to be lighter, thanks to carbon fiber paneling, and the new, curved design helps bring down the drag coefficient from 0.39 down to an impressive 0.279.

Among the key new design features is an overhauled front with a more pronounced nose and a rounded profile (unlike the Huracan’s jagged outline). The new engine cover and rear end also play a significant part in improving the car’s drag coefficient.

The car is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 that was assembled by America-based Underground Racing. It comes with a pair of turbochargers attached, bringing the Rayo to an extraordinary 1,874 HP.

The car’s overall design is a collaborative effort between 7X Design and Envisage. 7X took charge of visualizing the Rayo from top to bottom, while Envisage Group helped fabricate the Rayo’s immaculate carbon-fiber bodywork and helped assemble the car too. In addition, Envisage Group also painted the vehicle in Sport Orange in an advanced paint technologies division.

While there hasn’t been much official chit-chat on the final price of the Rayo, 7X had quoted $2 million (plus the cost of the donor car) for its previous project – a Ferrari 488 GTB-based GTO Vision. I imagine by that standard, a Rayo doesn’t come cheap!

Designers: 7X Design & Envisage Group

This air purifying bike helmet adds a layer of security and safety we need while commuting!

A smart helmet designed for ergonomic comfort of the rider, and most of all, to ensure fresh air flow when riding through highly air polluted sections of the city.

Air pollution has become a serious health hazard in the last decade, and the problem seems to be only getting worse with over 1.4 billion vehicles on roads worldwide. This value is estimated to hit 2 billion by the year 2035. According to WHO, 90 percent of the world’s population is exposed to highly toxic air pollutants, resulting in over a million fatalities every year. This is exaggerated by the fact that physical activity is simply not there to counter the adverse effects of air pollution, and in fact, this alone contributes to 3.2 million fatalities annually. Of all the motorists on the streets, cyclists are at the most risk as they are exposed to air pollutants.

So how can cyclists be protected against inhalation of dangerous traffic fumes? Nathan Hassanali has the answer in the form of a hybrid helmet mask wearable. Christened Airban, the urban bike helmet aims to take on the unavoidable air pollution crisis. The advanced helmet sucks polluted air, filters it, and then beams pure air onto the fixed face shield that’s at a slight distance from the face. As the rider keeps moving forward, the air passes through the front vents on the front and enters the air channel. Simultaneously air is drawn from the rear via a small brushless fan that projects the air to the breathable position. Air entering the Airban helmet from both these channels is filtered through the HEPA filter which removes 99.97% of 0.3 μm particulates. The activated carbon layer eliminates any smoke, odors, or other pollutants – therefore, beaming the rider with clean air even in the most polluted environment.

The lightweight bike helmet frame is tailored for comfort with the head adjustment system and cushion padding. So you might ask, what drives this system? Well, there are rechargeable batteries on the rear, or the user can opt for a magnetically connected cable that pairs with a portable battery pack the size of a water bottle. So, bulk is not going to be an issue for the practicality of use. The user can holster it to the bike frame or put it under the saddle.

To give the helmet smart characteristics, it can be paired to the phone via an app. This helps detect the changes in speed and increases or decreases the airflow. For example, at the crossroads, the high exposure to air pollution will be negated by better filtering. On the other hand, on open stretches at high speeds, the fresh air flow is reduced through the fan vent. The GPS will also assist in determining the fan’s rpm for a constant flow of pure air.

Designer: Nathan Hassanali