Skylock Connected Bicycle Lock

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While you dream about the Aero-X Hover-Bike we just posted about, here’s something a little more down to earth.  The Skylock is a clever device that hopes to change the future of bicycle protection, safety and accessibility.  Its dual-locking mechanism can alert your smart phone if someone tries tamper with the lock to prevent theft, using Bluetooth or wifi.  Sensors in the lock can detect if you get into an accident and alert the authorities automatically, providing an extra layer of protection.  The Skylock also allows you to share your bike with others like never before, without ever handing over a physical key.  That’s because it can be unlocked remotely from anywhere with your smart phone.  As you’d expect from a cutting edge device, it charges its battery via solar power.  You just may never get your bike stolen again.  $159.  www.skylock.cc

Aero-X Hover-Bike

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When we first saw the Aero-X, we actually thought it was a hoax. Then we saw the test footage and, while the hovercraft shown did not come close to the claimed ten feet of lift; it was enough to inspire a synchronized, “hover-bikes are real” dance in the office. It got weird. The Aero-X will seat two, with a weight capacity of 310lbs and control much like a motorcycle. It will travel at speeds up to forty-five miles per hour while hovering up to ten feet high. Fueled by automotive gasoline, this vehicle isn’t totally futuristic; but hopefully a solar power won’t seem so impossible once we’re flying a whole pork roast home for a barbecue. You can reserve your hover-bike for $5,000 with a projected shipment of 2017. Pre-orders are fully refundable and the final price will likely be over $85,000. While we have you, why don’t you click some ads so we can start saving up for hover-bikes too. aerofex.com

Panoz 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder

Panoz 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder

 

Panoz has a legacy of creating race-proven open wheel cars from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, but it has been rather quiet for the last several years.  Until now.  This year the American sports car brand is turning 25, and to celebrate Panoz has just revealed the 25th Anniversary Esperante Spyder.  This exclusive two-seater boasts striking red paint, carbon fiber accents and a gorgeous tan leather interior.  It may look like previous Esperantes on the exterior, but there are some notable upgrades under the shell.  The chassis is constructed out of a mix of aluminum, carbon fiber and steel.  It has an upgraded front and rear suspension, improved anti-lock brakes and a programmable gauge cluster. Customers can now also choose between an aluminum or full carbon fiber body.  There are two options of powertrains – a 430 horsepower, 5.0 liter V8, or a supercharged, 5.4-liter V8, with 575 horsepower (which can be tuned to 800 horsepower).  $181,320+.  www.panoz.com

Lotus C-01 Sports Bike

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Do you dream of going fast, retardedly fast?  Legendary sports car maker Lotus has decided to wet its feet in the motorcycle arena by developing a superbike to compete with the likes of the incredibly fast Suzuki Hayabusa. While the bike isn’t actually built by Lotus, its design takes many styling cues, along with a gorgeous paint scheme, from the company’s sports cars.  Power will be provided by a liquid-cooled V-twin engine sourced from KTM and tuned to produce 200 horsepower.  The powertrain and most other components will be housed in a sleek carbon fiber monocoque shell, which will significantly improve the rigidity of the motorcycle.  Owners riding around in tight black leather suits will likely be mistaken from ‘that guy’ from Tron.  $TBA.  www.lotus-motorcycles.com

Aston Martin Vantage N430

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You’ll definitely feel like you’re Speed Racer if you ever get the privilege to take a ride in the N430 from Aston Martin. There aren’t any oil slicks or ejector seats but this beast comes with a lot of choices to customize your ride. You get a choice of a standard six speed transmission for purists or the seven speed ‘Sportshift II’ automated transmission for those that want a true motorsport experience. Like most sports cars, the N430 can go from zero to sixty in under five seconds and reach a top speed of 190mph. But it’s the sleek style and beautifully accented paint job that will be turning heads when you zoom by. Available in both coupe and roadster models, there are five colors to choose from: grey with yellow accents, blue with red, white with red, all black and all grey. $150,000. astonmartin.com

Felino CB7 Canadian Supercar

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Canada is one of the larger producers of cars in the world, by means of assembly plants of foreign brands, yet it’s been several decades since the country has manufactured a car of its own.  The last Canadian-made car we remember is the Bricklin SV-1, with its gull-wing doors and Delorean-like body lines.  But now thanks to a brave Quebec racing star Antoine Bessette, the Felino CB7 is on the verge of becoming the next Canadian car, after 3 years of development in near complete secrecy.  Aside from its aggressive styling, some sources say that the CB7 will be a built on a front-engine/rear-wheel-drive platform and powered by a 2-liter 4-cyclinder 200 horsepower engine.  Other sources report that the prototype is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 that offers 525 horsepower.  Cleary final specifications remain to be seen.  The CB7 will tip the scale at less than 1,000 kilograms thanks to its fibreglass and carbon fibre body.  Bessette has said himself that it will a have a near 50/50 front/rear weight distribution and a six-speed transmission.  Expect first production model to roll next year.  $100,000 (approx).  www.felinocars.com

Renault Kwid Concept Equipped With a Drone

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Flying cars may still be a little off in the future, but here’s something that makes a connection between cars and flying that got us pretty excited.  The Renault Kwid is a concept car that comes outfitted with a little quadrocopter drone, mounted in a special compartment of the roof.  So what could this flying companion do for you, the driver?  Controlled autonomously or by a tablet it could fly ahead of the car and warn you of dangers ahead.  It could also help to navigate you out of dirty traffic jam.  But it’s best use perhaps would be to create badass video footage of your sometimes illegal driving adventures.  Imagine video-game style driving footage of your own car?  We love the idea!  Check out a video of the design process at www.youtube.com

OneWheel: The Self -Balancing Skateboard

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Not sure if anyone here at Guydster would be able to ride the OneWheel competently, but the creators’ emphasis on its similarities to a hover-board does have us intrigued. Obviously the device doesn’t hover; though the comparison is drawn by how smoothly it rides. One big wheel in the center, hooked up to a special gyroscope and direct drive motor, makes the OneWheel an easy to pick up ride. It carves left and right like a snowboard; leaning forward to accelerate and back to brake or reverse. This Kickstarter campaign has already tripled its goal and you can get your own by pledging $1,299. Kickstarter.com

Helmet Dawg HD 100

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Formerly known as the “Dark as Night” helmet, and changed for obvious legal reasons; the HD 100 is a pretty badass helmet inspired by the Dark Knight himself. The shell is made from a Thermo-Plastic poly alloy, so your ears won’t break off getting caught on a branch. There aren’t any heads up displays, but there is space to easily install a communication system to talk to Alfred on. Admittedly, it might be weird if everyone got one, like a one fedora per group kind of thing; it’s still a cool peace of unlicensed Bat-swag with a slick design that old Bats would be proud to wear (if not legally forbade from endorsing)… Maybe avoid biker gangs unless you have the ninja training to properly defend yourself. $325. helmetdawg.com

Conquest Knight XV Armored SUV

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If one day you wake up as a high ranking politician or a drug dealer – both share many of the same day-to-day operations – you’re gonna need an armored car. The Canadian-made Knight XV is Conquest’s top-dog vehicle and it redefines what it means to be a modern ultra-luxury armored SUV.  Constructed on a Ford F550 chassis and powered by a V10, 6.8-litre, Bio-fuel engine its design was inspired by military vehicles and made better in almost every regard.  As you might expect, the Knight XV can be equipped with the latest security features to get you out of the stickiest situations:  under vehicle blast protection system, under vehicle magnetic attachment detector, Black box, security safe, fire extinguisher, exterior surveillance camera system, positive pressure defense system against gas attacks and an oxygen survival kit which offers protection against tear (CN/CS) as well as solid, liquid and gases contaminants.  $629,000 + options.  www.conquestvehicles.com

Canadian Tire Ice Truck

Canadian Tire Ice Truck

What do you do when you’ve built a car battery that can withstand the coldest winter conditions?  You build a pickup truck to promote the heck out of it of course!  At least that’s what Canadian retailer Canadian Tire did.  Built on a modified pickup truck chassis this truck uses all the vital mechanical components of a real car but its body is made completely out of ice.  It is fully drivable and equipped with the company’s MotoMaster Eliminator battery which features absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology, designed to work in the frigid winter temperatures.  Check out the TV commercial on www.youtube.com

2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

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Meet the 2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4, a replacement for the Gallardo, named after a Spanish fighting bull famous for its courage and general bad-ass attitude. Aside from its drop dead gorgeous looks, the Huracán offers a beastly 5.2 liter, direct-injected V10 that pumps out no less than 610 horses and 413 pound-feet of torque. The engine’s power, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, is pushed out to all 4 wheels, hence the “610-4″ designation in the model name. Flooring it will get you from 0 to 62 mph in a mind-numbing 3.2 seconds and if you take it on the track, you’ll be able to get up to 201 mph.  The Huracán offers three modes of driving dynamics, depending on our driving mood – Strada (street), Sport and Corsa (race).  These modes optimize the engine, transmission, all-wheel-drive system and stability control.  Standard equipped carbon-ceramic brakes help get you to a quick stop; far quicker than your brain.  $TBA.  www.lamborghini.com

Smittybilt GEAR Seat Covers

Smittybilt GEAR Seat Covers

 

Cars never seem to offer enough storage compartments. This becomes glaringly obvious especially to those who go on road trips. The Smittybilt GEAR premium seat covers protect the seats of your vehicle, while offering unprecedented amounts of storage compartments and pockets. Designed to fit specific models of Jeeps, they also come in a universal version to fit other trucks and SUVs.  The company also offers tailgate covers, overhead consoles, GEAR door panels and trail bags. Available in three colors to match your ride. So point your finger at the map and plan a road trip! $99 and up. www.smittybilt.com

The Copenhagen Wheel

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If you watched the terrible sixth season of Weeds or live in the city it’s named for, you are probably familiar with the Copenhagen Wheel. For those who don’t live in Denmark and have only seen Mary Louise-Parker’s sex scenes, the Copenhagen Wheel is a motorized wheel that will give you the much needed boost on those steep hills. No need to get a new bike; just replace the back wheel and you are ready to go. There is a built-in motor and battery which charges itself as you ride, but kicks in when you need a little extra power. There is of course an app that allows you to adjust your setting and share info with your fellow riders. We know with all the ice on the roads, no one is going to get much use out of this product for a few months; but right now you can get $100 dollars off by entering the code “WHEELANDDEAL”. Pre-order yours for $799. superpedestrian.com

Life Size LEGO Car Powered by Air

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Dreams really do come true. This is what we thought when we saw the video of a car, made entirely out of LEGO bricks (minus the wheels), driving down the road at 20kph. Impressive for a car made of plastic interlocking bricks of course, but impressive nonetheless. Especially considering the vehicle is air powered. Taking eighteen months and over 500, 000 LEGO bricks, Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida painstakingly put this beast together brick by brick. The project was crowd-funded; further proving this form of financing as a viable option for independent creators. Check out the LEGO car in action on Steve’s Youtube channel.

Snolo Stealth-X Sled

Snolo Stealth-X Sled

 

If you wanna rip down the hills faster than ever before than you’ve got to get your hands on the Snolo Stealth-X alpine sled.  It’s sleek carbon fibre mono-shell construction gives it an awesome look that will be admired by all the children and parents in the park.  The Stealth-X offers a seating position that makes you feel like you’re sitting in a race car, and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 65 km/hr (about 40 miles/hour).  Maneuvering and stopping is performed by using your feet and body positioning, much like on a snowboard.  The front ski to be removed and slotted in to the mono shell, so the entire sled can be worn as a backpack, making it easy to transport.  $2,550.  www.snolosleds.com

2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang

 

When Ford redesigned the Mustang back in 1994, many of us turned our heads in disgust and stopped paying attention to this once iconic ride.  Slight redesigns made it look a little better by 2000 but it was still far from a good looking car.  The 2005 redesign, attempting to bring back some of the classic design queues, was a total bust in our opinion.  But this brand new 2015 design might bring the Mustang back to a ‘cool car’ status.  The new model will offer three engine options – a 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine.  Who would buy the EcoBoost engine beats us, but there’s always some schmuks out there.  The 2015 Mustang is said to set new performance and dynamics benchmarks and offer world-class handling, more precise steering control and enhanced ride comfort.  Guess we’ll have to drive one to see if this is all true.  The 2015 model certainly looks pretty attractive – we especially enjoy some of the more aggressive lines. $TBA.  www.ford.com

Volvo Pilot Project Pushing for Integration of Autonomous Cars

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Volvo may not be the flashiest car company out there, but the company does get to pride itself in the high level of safety found in its automobiles. From the creators of the three-point seatbelt and this awesome commercial, Volvo is trying to end automobile fatalities with autonomous cars. Volvo’s Swedish “Drive Me” project will see 100 self-driving cars hit the streets of Gothenburg; testing the vehicle’s ability to drive in all possible traffic scenarios. Research and technology development will begin next year with hopes of getting these robo-chauffeurs on the road by 2017. Getting people to trust a machine not to crash while they blatantly ignore the road, like the woman pictured above, may take a little longer. News via: volvocars.com

Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O.

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Now here’s an off-roader’s wet dream; the Sportsman WV850 H.O. is a beast of an ATV inspired by military designs. The Sporstman can tow 1,500 lbs and carries a combined 600 lbs on the front and rear racks, but the best part is the wheels. You’ll tear up any terrain with the TerrainArmor non-pneumatic tires which are invulnerable to broken glass, pointy rocks and even bullets. You can’t get a flat because the tires don’t need to be inflated. Now all I need is a set for my Smart Car; not because I plan to do any off-roading, I’m just tired of getting my tires slashed for driving a Smart Car. $15,000. polaris.com

Helios Smart Bike Handle Bars

I like bike rides as much as the next guy, but there are two major obstacles that cyclists face: getting your bike stolen and being run over by a motorist. While the Helios Bars can’t guarantee protection from thievery and bumpers, they do have a built in GPS system that will let you track down your stolen smart bike with your phone. You will also be able to plot out routes and receive directions in real time. As for protection against the drivers, the handle bar features turn signals, hopefully warning driver’s not to speed up as you change lanes. Speaking of lights there is an on board speedometer that will inform you of your approximate speed by changing the LEDs through a colour spectrum from red to blue. You can choose the bullhorn or drop bar styles in black, white, aluminum or anodized black. $199. ridehelios.com

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