Ford has officially gone mode mad. There’s the four-wheel-drive Focus RS that skids about like a loon via Drift mode, the Raptor capable of cresting Mexican scenery via Baja mode, and now: Drag Strip Mode. It’s an option on the 2018 Mustang and when deployed sees the Stang’s 0-60mph time drop to sub 4 seconds.
Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can't cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both worlds with the Transformable HOvering Rotorcraft (THOR).
At the 52nd International Paris Air Show, Eviation Aircraft, a member of NASA’s on-demand mobility program, unveiled the first prototype of a new all-electric aircraft concept with a range of up to 600 miles (965 km)
The racing yachts that take part in the America's Cup use a sail-wing to drive the vessel forwards using nothing more than the wind. The wing used by the Land Rover BAR race-yacht ‘Rita’, or R1, has a sail area of 103m2 and is 23.5m high, which is comparable to the main wings of an Airbus A320 aircraft.