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Texas Firm Gets Pentagon Support For Flying Car

Transformer-like concept to help troops sidestep ambushes?

by on Jul.16, 2010

Able to leap tall buildings -- and enemy ambushes -- in a single bound, the AVX Transformer TX concept.

It’s been the dream of automotive entrepreneurs since at least the days of Henry Ford, but now a Texas start-up made up mostly of aviation industry veterans is betting it can come up with the elusive combination of automobile and aircraft.

Bearing a bit of a similarity to a child’s transformer toy, which can quickly take on a variety of different shapes, the concept being developed by AVX Aircraft Co. has a distinct advantage over other efforts to mate wings and wheels on a single vehicle – Pentagon cash.

Let Your Imagination Fly!

Worried about the vulnerability of its troops to ambushes, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other booby-traps, U.S. military planners are taking a closer look at the AVX Transformer TX program.  Though the Pentagon has yet to actually place an order, its research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is about to invest $9 million in preliminary development.


First Look: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition

Just don't turn get a speeding ticket from the Decepticons.

by on Jul.22, 2009

Chevrolet brings the Bumblebee Camaro, from the movie Transformers, to life - as a $995 option package.

Chevrolet brings the Bumblebee Camaro, from the movie Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen, to life - as a $995 special edition package.

Boys never outgrow their toys.  And while most men of driving age probably won’t be caught zoom-zooming with a Matchbox car, Chevrolet is giving them another way to pretend they’re Optimus Prime, in this case with the 2010 Transformers Edition of the new and wildly popular Chevy Camaro.

“When the first Transformers movie was setting box office records, we had countless customers asking to buy the Bumblebee Camaro” that played a critical role in the action film, says Chevrolet marketing director Karen Rafferty.  “Now they can buy one.”

Transform your world!

Transform your world!

The Transformers Edition can be equipped with either a 3.6-liter V-6 or the 426-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8, and a variety of high-tech features, including Bluetooth technology, XM Satellite Radio and OnStar.


Chevy Revives the Corvette Stingray

Look for it on the silver screen, rather than in the showroom.

by on Feb.11, 2009

Corvette Stingray Concept: From silver screen to showroom?

Corvette Stingray Concept: From silver screen to showroom?

It was once a name to be reckoned with, arguably the ultimate American muscle car. But after a more than three-decade absence, the Corvette Stingray is making an unexpected re-appearance at the Chevrolet stand at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.

The concept vehicle, which took two years to bring to fruition, was one of the most tightly-kept secrets at General Motors, according to Ed Welburn, GM’s vice president of design, after the striking silver sports car made its stealth appearance on the floor of McCormick Place.

“There were a lot of people on the design staff who didn’t know about his vehicle,” said Welburn.