Photoshop contests at Mechapixel | Forums
 
The golden bit is back!
Gain exclusive benefits and help support Mechapixel with Mecha+
Learn more - Subscribe
HomeContestsQueueShowcaseArcadeForumsMembersAboutContact
'Gundam' by Jangofett
Go Back   Mechapixel Forums > Main > Aarkie's Corner
Post New Thread Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 2019-11-14, 12:04   #1
aarkieboy's Avatar
aarkieboy
Moderator

Feb 5 2003
86,355 posts
Age 63
Male
Somewhere on this ball we call "Earth"
 



"(Newser) – McLaren's latest supercar comes without a roof, windows, or windshield, yet you shouldn't have to worry about swallowing bugs. The Elva roadster, which can reach 60mph in under three seconds with a 804-horsepower turbocharged V-8 engine, is equipped with what's called an "Active Air Management System," triggered at speeds over 25mph.

Click the image to open in full size.

Per CNN, air is funneled through a vent in the car's front end and expelled "in a high-velocity sheet, just ahead of the cockpit." In other words, the air itself acts as a windshield. You can add a real windshield, as one is required to drive in certain US states, but the cost is added to the car's $1.69 million price tag. Motor1 reports just 399 cars will be made and delivered beginning at the end of 2020."
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote
Unread 2019-11-14, 12:06   #2
RepoMan's Avatar
RepoMan
Moderator

Jun 24 2003
33,338 posts
Age 50
Male
On the trails
 



Now rocks, bolts, etc. kicked up by a vehicle in front of you, that's another story.
Reply With Quote
Unread 2019-11-14, 12:12   #3
ash#'s Avatar
ash#
Moderator

Nov 1 2004
10,024 posts
Age 47
Male
One of those indoor shopping malls
 



If you buy this car do you actually drive it on the road?
Reply With Quote
Unread 2019-11-15, 4:33   #4
PegLeg's Avatar
PegLeg
Mecha+ Member

Nov 1 2004
2,295 posts
SoPo, Me
 



Quote:
Originally Posted by ash# View Post
If you buy this car do you actually drive it on the road?
Yes, and usually poorly...

Click the image to open in full size.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote
Unread 2019-11-15, 9:40   #5
RepoMan's Avatar
RepoMan
Moderator

Jun 24 2003
33,338 posts
Age 50
Male
On the trails
 





Tree: I have an owie.
Car: I'M COMIN' ELIZABETH!
Reply With Quote
Go Back   Mechapixel Forums > Main > Aarkie's Corner > $1.69M McLaren Has No Windshield, It Creates One Out of Air
Post New Thread Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.