wFoil Albatross, Something Between the Boat and Aircraft

wFoil 18 Albatross hydro foil actually flies over the water. More than a boat, the wFoil uses its hydrofoils to soar above the water in much the same way a plane uses its wings, giving you the option of bypassing rough waters by speeding over them. It can reach speeds up to 90 mph. The wFoil 18 Albatross Prototype was successfully tested on March 21th, 2012, in Portorož, Slovenia.

Fly This Boat Right Over the Water: Meet the wFoil Albatross

This unique vessel gives you two options, you can either use the detachable engine to jet across the water or add the sail to making it into a sail boat. Approximately you need between switching around ten minutes. Two seater, the wFoil 18 has a hull made from mountain spruce wood strips that were mounted onto the aircraft plywood frame. The hydro foils are made from carbon composites that ensure top speeds by keeping drag consistent throughout the entire speed range. Another great perk of the wFoil 18 is that it’s pretty eco-friendly. By using hydro foils the vessel is able to cut down on fuel consumption, testing at around two gallons of fuel an hour to keep the boat moving at around 46 mph. Price isn’t yet released but wFoil plans to produce 20 boats per year.

wFoil 18 Albatross

wFoil 18 Albatross

wFoil 18 Albatross

Fly This Boat Right Over the Water: Meet the wFoil Albatross

Fly This Boat Right Over the Water: Meet the wFoil Albatross

New Hybrid Cadillac ELR For 2014

American luxury car brand
Cadillac has unveiled the 2014 version of its eco-friendly hybrid ELR model at the Detroit Motor Show. There are many manufacturers in the market that offer hybrid cars that will overwhelm us in the future, but this Cadillac certainly stands out with its breathtaking appearance.
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR

The Cadillac ELR is GM’s luxury version of the Chevy Volt. The Cadillac ELR will come with 207 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque, compared to the Volt’s 149 horsepower and 273 ft-lbs of torque. The Cadillac ELR also gets an extra 5 kWh added to its battery pack to handle all the extra luxury features, like the Cadillac CUE infotainment system and motorized cup holders. A T-shaped lithium-ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator, the ELR functions as an electric vehicle for the first 35 miles and then switches on to a hybrid mode. The car is able to travel 300 miles without a recharge. This hybrid Cadillac comes with regenerative braking modes, LED headlights, a CUE infotainment system and an extravagant interior. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but is expected to be in range from $55,000 to $70,000 when it goes on sale next winter.
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR

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Crocodiles On The Beaches! Lacoste Lab’s Eco-Friendly Surfboard

Lacoste is not only a fashion brand, it’s rather a lifestyle brand! That’s now so obviously. Beside expressing in various fields, from clothing and shoes, through perfume and watches, all way to their famous tennis shirts, “The Crocodile” brand is now well demonstrated in designing surfboards. Lacoste, led by Christophe Pillet and Jean-Pierre Stark, joined their forces to develop a particularly modern and fine-shape eco-friendly surfboard. And so the crocodiles appeared on the beaches!
Lacoste LAB's Surfboard

Lacoste LAB’s Surfboard

Taking advantage of the environmental approach of NOTOX, Lacoste has designed surfboard which is hand shaped by Jean-Pierre Stark and it features specific FCS “performance glass” fins, high-quality polyurethane foam blanks and Lanimation : polyester resins, fiberglass. Ride the waves at your favorite beach with none other than Lacoste Lab surfboards. Here is the list of other interesting Lacoste Lab’s products: CITROËN Concept Car, Boomerang, Board Short, Bike Helmet, Rugby Ball, Golf Clubs, Golf Gloves, Rollers, Ski, Swimsuit, Tennis Racquet/Balls… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMLUIf0iKY4[/youtube]

Lacoste LAB's Surfboard

Lacoste LAB's Surfboard

Lacoste LAB's Surfboard

Ride the Waves on LACOSTE LAB’s Eco-Friendly Surfboard

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