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UK's Morgan's Offroad Blast From the Past

  New Morgan Plus Four CX-T                                      Source:  Morgan Motor Company New Sports Car from the UK From England, an automotive surprise designed by the venerable Morgan Motor Company.  The Morgan Plus Four CX-T is one of the most retro looking, all terrain, new sports cars on the road today.  The new Morgan, with its all-terrain tires, roll cage and hood rack for spare tires and other gear, is designed for the road less travelled.  And it is true to Morgan's 100-year tradition of elegant cars, including off-road vehicles dating back to the 1920's. Best of the Past and Future The new CX-T is road legal; it's not just for an automotive museum, although it is a classic. The body is made of aluminum.  The company says if it's dented, it can be pushed back into shape.  It's powered by a 259 hp. BMW 4-cylinder engine and there's a 6-speed manual gear, which are standard Morgan Plus. Familiar features include the bug-eye front lights, long, curvy

OffRoading Hits New Tech Heights with FlyKart 2

The FlyKart 2 This vehicle was inspired by go-carts.  It's the creation of Trek Aerospace, a California engineering firm that specializes in fan powered watercraft and aircraft. FlyKart 2 is an off-road vehicle that can also takeoff and fly.  The company calls it a fun off-roader that soars. Very High Tech The vehicle is all-electric.  10 ducted propellers provide vertical takeoff.  The entire aircraft leans forward to cruise inflight.  All of the vehicle's movements are controlled through the thrusts from the propellers. On the Cusp of the Flying Future Team Trek Aerospace believes the FlyKart 2 is one of many potential flying vehicles in the future.  They believe we're just at the start of what electric aircraft with distributed propulsion can do. The FlyKart 2 placed top ten in Boeing's GoFly international competition and they're now competing for the $2 million prize.