• BURN MEDIA
    • Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Gearburn
      Incisive reviews for the gadget obsessed
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!

Trending

All posts by Staff Reporter

  • Meet Bentley’s plug-in Hybrid concept

    A few years ago, coming to the conclusion that the kind of people who can afford a Bentley aren't interested in hybrid technology would've been seen as a fairly logical one. Then Hollywood stars and other sections of the uber-elite started buying the Toyota Prius. Now, in 2014, Bentley has unveiled a plug-in hybrid concept. The Hybrid Concept, set to be unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show later this month, is meant to be a technology showcase that previews Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated version of the all-new SUV available in 2017. “There is...

  • Aston wants you to experience the art of Vanquish

    In case you'd forgotten, Aston Martin would like to remind you that it stands for a combination of luxury, performance and exclusivity. The company has just released a short film (if we're honest, it's more of a long ad) called The Art of Vanquish, which is designed to remind you of those qualities. As Autoblog notes, the film tries to position the Vanquish as symbol of progress, interposing it with images of highly designed household products as well as juxtapositions between stark cityscapes and picturesque rolling countryside scenes. There's also a poem read over the wonderful growl of the Vanquish,...

  • Dutch designer’s one off Ferrari looks absolutely astonishing

    Take a look at this and say a silent prayer of thanks for brilliant designers. Dutch design firm Ugur Sahin will be building a one-off edition of the Ferrari 458 Italia and it'll look like the one in the picture above. The car, which will be limited to a build run of, um, one will share a chassis with the 458, but there will be substantial work done to the floor, door structure and roof. The original 458 engine will stay (this is a design house we're talking about, so it's probably best that it steers clear of making...

  • The 2000bhp Trion Nemesis is completely bonkers, wants to be US’ hypercar challenger

    What kind of car would you build if you were a small company operating out of California? A high-tech track day car for the edgier sections of the Silicon Valley set? A small electric runabout for the less adventurous sections of the Silicon Valley set (assuming you don't want to build a Tesla clone)? Well, if your company's name is Trion Supercars, the answer is a completely mental 2 000bhp hypercar. "Our mission is to deliver the world’s first super car designed specifically to provide an unparalleled driving experience," the company says on its official site. "Our vehicles are...

  • This video will make you feel serious empathy for crash test dummies

    Chances are you don't spend all that much time thinking about crash test dummies. You might occasionally take the time to appreciate what they've done for car safety over the years but, in all likelihood, you don't think of them in the same way as you would an actual person. That could change though, especially once you've watched this video from Malek Rizkallah which imagines what would happen if crash test dummies came to life just prior to impact. Made for Rizkalleh's final project of the 3D Animation and Visual Effects program in Vancouver Film School, the video...

  • The new Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupé looks like it’ll bite if you aren’t nice to it

    If you love big, fast German two doors then the unveiling of Merc's S 63 AMG Coupé should leave a very big grin across your face. The latest effort from the German luxury marque's skunkworks comes with everything we've come to expect from vehicles wearing the AMG badge and, perhaps, a little more too. Let's start with the stuff that really matters when it comes to AMG shall we? Under the bonnet, the S 63 boasts a 5.5 litre V8 with output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque. Unlike most AMGs -- which are notoriously...

  • This is the BMW X4 [Gallery]

    Say hello to the X4, freshly unveiled in Geneva by BMW, and apparently the German marque's bid at hitting the Goldilocks sweet spot for people who think the X3's just that little bit too small (but at the same time too tall) and the X6 is just a teeny bit too big. In fact, the driver and front passenger sit 20 millimetres lower than in the BMW X3, with the roofline refactored to be a little more sweepy too. While that's great if it's your kind of thing, it's probably not all that advisable if you plan on regularly transporting...

  • Rolls Royce’s new Ghost: peasants will grovel before it [gallery]

    If you've just come into a small fortune and are looking for something that says "I've got money, but I'm not a complete and utter yobbo", then you might want to have a look at the series II Rolls Royce Ghost. Unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Ghost is apparently aimed at "Captains of Industry, entrepreneurs and successful business men and women who are the wealth and job creators in our economies". According to Rolls Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös meanwhile, the car is the "ultimate entrepreneur’s business tool". We guess he's not talking about the guy...

  • Take a look at Nissan’s reinvented rearview mirror

    This is pretty clever. Nissan's announced a rearview mirror that allows the driver the ability to switch between the LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror, depending on the driver's preference. While rearview cameras have become pretty standard on newer cars, and seem set to eventually replace rearview mirrors altogether, Nissan's solution seems pretty effective for now. For one, you aren't completely stuck if the camera randomly decides to give up the ghost. According to Nissan, the Smart rearview mirror also helps with issues around blindspots, because it provides a wider and clearer view when compared to a standard...

  • New Mini Clubman concept has 6 doors, isn’t very mini

    Meet the new Mini Clubman concept. It has six doors and looks like what might happen if an older series Mini were to breed with a Range Rover Sport. According to the BMW Group, comes over as "sophisticated, cool and elegant" while retaining the marque's iconic styling. That's comforting, because at over four metres long and nearly two metres wide, it sure as hell isn't retaining Mini's iconic size. Okay so it's not small, but it is crammed full of tech. The display area in the centre console, for instance, is meant to adapt according to the content selected or...

  • This is the new Ford Focus

    When a new model of one of the world's most successful cars gets unveiled, the world sits up and takes notice. That applies doubly when the maker decides to launch it not at a car show but at one of the world's biggest mobile phone conferences. The new Ford Focus, launched on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, pretty much ticks all those boxes. The 2015 Focus, which features a front-end lifted from the Fusion and a body shape reminiscent of new Fiestas, is also pretty much crammed full of technology. Among the new pieces of tech...

  • Opel’s chunky sneaker-style Adam Rocks set for Geneva debut [gallery]

    Meet the Opel Adam Rocks. It's kind of cute right? Well, that's what the photos suggest anyway. For an accurate idea of what the chunkier, "tougher" version of Opel's Adam looks like, we'll have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show in March. Alongside a higher ride, the Adam Rocks an electrically operated, retracting, Swing Top canvas roof as standard and a fair amount of tech. Inside, this includes Opel’s IntelliLink system which, in theory, should play just as well with Android smartphones as it does with iPhones. Connectivity with the latter means that the Adam Rocks drivers with...

  • Renault gives its Twingo city car a sporty new look [Gallery]

    It's difficult not to like the Renault Twingo -- it's sporty, fun and fueled by serious French flair. And, if anything, the latest update to the city car has made it even more likable. Inspired by the original Twingo and the Renault 5, the car is set to be a relative of the Smart FourFour with a few very significant differences. For instance, the Twingo's engine will be in the back -- something which its designers reckon will help improve its turning circle and free up extra cabin space. Mirroring the Twin’Z and Twin’Run concept cars that Renault presented...

More in Bentley, Cool Concepts, Future Cars

7 of the most beautiful one-off cars of all time

Read More »