Magna International's Austrian contract car building division, Magna Steyr, will be showing the third in a series of concepts at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Like its Magna Innovation Lightweight Auto predecessors, the new MILA Alpin is focused on minimal mass. In this case it's designed as an all-terrain rock climber with a hybrid drive system fueled by natural gas. Magna designed the hybrid system in-house and has built the vehicle with a modular architecture that allows it to be manufactu
Tom Cruise is on the top of list to get Ducati's new $72,500 superbike, the Desmosedici RR, which was released this week. The bike uses lightweight but strong titanium, magnesium and tres green carbon fiber. Specifically, the rear seat support is made from high-temperature resin type carbon fibre, only found in racing bikes. The tail also includes a ceramic carbon fibre composite cover, the same technology used in F1 cars.