Ferrari is jumping on the “going green” bandwagon by introducing the F70 V12 Hybrid concept to be available for purchase in 2013. This hybrid is no Prius, however. Living up to the logo on its hood, the F70 will boast over 1000 horsepower fueled by a mid mounted 7.3 liter V12 800HP engine paired with two 120HP electric engines. Although exact performance specs have not been released yet, it is safe to assume that Ferrari will not disappoint. The rendering images available suggest a sleek design that will grab the attention of luxury car buyers around the world. Beyond the visual appeal and impressive performance, the opportunity to own the first Ferrari hybrid will be a tremendous selling point once the car comes to market. While hybrids may be a new concept to the fast world of luxury sport cars, the idea has been in the aviation world for quite some time.
In February 2011, Flying magazine published an article outlining engineer George Bys' plans to produce a prototype solar-powered version of Cessna’s single engine C172 Skyhawk. The design would incorporate solare panels on the wing to power an electric motor that spins the propeller and pulls the aircraft through the air. Although the prototype can only run for two hours and is reliant on direct exposure to sunlight, it is the beginning for the next revolutionary trend in the world of transportation. Going green is not just a fad, but an ever existing staple of modern society that is forcing nearly all aspects of life to “jump on the bandwagon”. On this basis, perhaps our clients in the future will pull up planeside in their Ferrari hybrid and hop on a jet that is powered by nothing more than natural sunlight. Until then, Magellan Jets represents a massive fleet of safe, modern and fuel efficient aircraft that can accommodate any transportation need.
More power on less fuel, greater efficiency and lower CO2 emissions makeup the framework for Porsche’s “Intelligent Performance” philosophy and are ever present in the all-new 2013 Cayenne GTS. Although the 2013 is the most efficient GTS ever built, it boasts an 8 cylinder 4.8 liter engine producing 420 horsepower, excelling the operator from zero to sixty in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph. Additionally, in consideration of the more environmentally conscious driver, Porsche has amazingly engineered the GTS to afford its owner 21 highway miles per gallon. An active all-wheel drive layout and 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission provides an overall world-class driving experience, however, the incredible features of the 2013 GTS are not exclusively located under the hood. The driver and passengers of the GTS will experience an immense package of convenient, practical and luxurious accessories to make their trip a world-class automotive adventure.
Porsche believes their vehicles should be as individual as their owner’s fingerprints. This allows a customer to personally outfit their 2013 Cayenne GTS ensuring a unique driving experience every time they get behind the wheel. Buyers have the option to select from a wide range of interiors including light olive or dark olive wood, contemporary aluminum or robust carbon fiber. A sense of direction at every turn and sounds to compliment every destination are inclusive of the 6.5 inch navigation and entertainment system. Can’t find the perfect tune on 170 channels of XM radio? Simply plug-in your personal music device through an auxiliary cord found in the center console. A natural extension of the GTS’ luxury is the vehicle’s versatile accessories. Roof storage systems for your skis or kayak, a custom fit pet cage for the rear storage area or an electrically powered 12v refrigerator are all available directly from Porsche. The 2013 Cayenne GTS combines luxury, performance, and efficiency priced around $82,000. It is as close to perfect as a luxury SUV can get and will be available for delivery this summer.
This weekend, Boston's Logan International Airport expects to nearly finish the first runway in the nation repaved with an environmentally friendly material called warm-mix asphalt.
The asphalt is heated to a lower temperature than normal, burning less fuel and emitting less carbon. Airport operator Massport says on this project that means a cut of 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
The last batch of the asphalt will be laid on Runway 9/27 this weekend, though the runway won't reopen until later this year. The $12.5 million project began in July.
Some European airports have used warm-mix asphalt, but it had to pass Federal Aviation Administration testing before Logan could use it.