Foldable Bicycles: How Real Today?

Foldable Bicycles: How Real Today?

Perhaps you’d enjoy such a thing? Consider the following: not from the Twilight Zone, but for your approval: folding bikes. Seen any lately? At Yanko, we’ve had several. Lots of them have parallel features, the most common being the amount of collapsing the bike does. With this most recent inception into the folding hall, the “Antares Lift,” we get front stem, handle bars, seat, and back wheel, all folding up into the bike.

0 Designer: Multiple Designers

S Is For SuperDuper!

S Is For SuperDuper!

No you are not looking at the new Jaguar XF or the Aston Martin Rapide. This is actually the new all-electric Model “S” sedan from often beleaguered Tesla Motors. It is the follow up to the much hyped and groundbreaking Tesla Roadster. This sexy four-door sedan comes loaded with the latest touch-screen technology, sleek styling and enough green karma to choke the Dali Lama. Did we mention it’s entirely electric and not a concept?

0 Designer: Tesla [ Via: Jalopnik ]

How to Paint with a Brand New BMW

How to Paint with a Brand New BMW

So you’ve got a hankering to pour paint all over expensive cars, do you? Today’s your lucky day! Unless of course you were hoping for more than a video of a car painting a picture with its wheels and gallons and gallons of paint. This post shows exactly what you’ve got to do to successfully create hype for a new project using a giant canvas, a remote controlled wheel paint splatter car, and Andy Warhol just for fun.

0 Designer: BMW Motors

A Benz With The Bends

A Benz With The Bends

Someone at Mercedes-Benz is either truly inspired or clearly suffering from dementia. What better way to showcase the future of hydrogen-electric fuel cell technology than with this stunning roadster concept. For nearly a year, 150 “trainees and dual education system students worked on the overall concept, development, assembly, and completion of the F-CELL Roadster.”

0 Designer: Mercedes-Benz [ Via: Jalopnik ]

E'mo, No Not That Kind

E’mo, No Not That Kind

Unlike the ubiquitous Emo culture – this lightweight all electric cart called the E’mo is a lot cooler to be seen with around town. It’s extremely lightweight (325 kg) with a fold down top for hair raising driving; good weather permitting of course. A series of Li-on batteries powers the tiny electric motor propelling you at 80 km/h at top speeds. Want one? Gotta live in Europe with 10,000 Euros in the bank.

0 Designer: StauffacherBenz Studio

I Know What Yanko Needs : More Crane

I Know What Yanko Needs : More Crane

I know from your comments that you’ve been wanting more Crane Content for a while now, and I know it’s high time to alleviate your hankering for more Crane Content. So here it is. If there’s one crane you’re gonna own in your lifetime, make it this one. The “Optim Crane Cab” by Artemy Lebedev and crew. It’s made for single- and double-beam 125-tonnes capacity cranes.

Don’t hesitate.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

 Split Your Wheel Into Eight

Split Your Wheel Into Eight

I don’t mean take a knife and cut it into eight parts but instead follow the design that our friend Charlie has in mind for us. He has devised the Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System or simply DAWS. His aim was to design a wheel system that would allow a car to shift its center of gravity without losing its traction footprint.

0 Designer: Charles Pyott

I'd Hook My Bike Up to Nothing Minus

I’d Hook My Bike Up to Nothing Minus

Nothing less, that is, than “P+!” It’s the P+ bike system. Created by Young-Min Kim, Hyeon-Jeong Woo & Kyung-Goo Lee to promote healthy bike use in areas that don’t normally tend to bike users (especially in the way of bike protectors, information kiosks, and rest seats!) Spring is here, time to bike! P+ bike system for safe keeping!

0 Designers: Young-Min Kim, Hyeon-Jeong Woo & Kyung-Goo Lee

You'll Need the Exoskeleton to Stop Poor People

You’ll Need the Exoskeleton to Stop Poor People

Because poor people will be throwing their milkshakes at you when you drive this bad mother down the street. It’s called the “Lamborghini Insecta Concept,” and it’s got no real defense against strawberry or vanilla flavoring. The coloring has some sort of nice relationship with mint though, don’t you think? It’s length is the same as a Lamborghini Gallardo, it’s 1k mm tall and 2k mm wide, and it’s got a 2,650 mm wheelbase. Made for super fast power creepin’.

0 Designer: Iulian Bumbu

This Car Got One Fat Lip

This Car Got One Fat Lip

Oh you’ve made a car have you? Pshaw! Anyone can do – you designed it in 30 days? It must be terrible! Oh, for your 30th Anniversary, you say? Much better! Oh I can see it? Can’t wait to see – oh. Oh my. That is sleek looking! And no doors? Oh and it’s bluish-purply – Prince approved! *Flash Forward 9 Months*

Two Doors!? White?! Hulk-smashed?! Oh my goodness!

0 Designer: I.DE.A Institute

My Car Draws on the Fear of Other Cars

My Car Draws on the Fear of Other Cars

It may be quite obvious, once you view the entire car, that this is a vehicle made for speed. It draws inspiration from a list of flora and fauna, but designer André Lyngra syphons down sources to two: the leopard and the stingray. It sits there, poised for an explosion of power, looking both elegant and aggressive; organic and strong.

Behold, the SixNine Performace Car.

0 Designer: André Lyngra

Taxi Hauling

Taxi Hauling

Future mass transportation has to change if we’re to cope with the number of motorized vehicles doubling to 1.3 billion by 2020. Cars are getting smaller, trains and buses are getting bigger and faster but what about the taxi? They’re the “other” modes of public transport in mega cities like Tokyo.

0 Designer: Eva Marit Toftum

Skate Like It's MCMXCIX

Skate Like It’s MCMXCIX

Those fun loving Greeks are at it again. First there was naked wrestling with invading Persians, now the Greek design team known as “GREECE IS FOR LOVERS” brings us this “Tougher Than Leather” skateboard design. Looking right at home riding rails along the Parthenon or down to your local gyro stand, this leather urban luge was originally designed for the “7ply Project” exhibition, organised by Propaganda Rolling Co, in May 2008.

0 Designer: Greece Is For Lovers Studio