Toroidion unveil their 1MW concept
The Toroidion 1MW has arrived, and it's the world's first electric megacar. Clocking in at 1341bhp, the Finnish 1MW joins the Koenigsegg One:1 and friends in the exclusive 'mega' power classification.
The 1MW, announced at Monaco's Top Marques show, combines a number of different stylistic choices in its appearance. Flavourings of the Aston DB7 and Volkswagen XL1 compliment each other nicely - though for the company, it's not really about looks. Toroidion aim to create an entirely electric Le Mans contender. The interior is then suitably sparse, with a pair of racing seats and not much else. The 1MW is old school vibe charged with the latest technology, and so it's no surprise we've got former Jaguar designer Pasi Pennanen to thank for it.
Dehydration could be as bad as drink driving
The average driver will make more than twice as many mistakes when they are mildly dehydrated, says a new study. The research showed that drivers who had 25ml of water an hour (or less) made more than double the mistakes of those who were properly hydrated. These results mirror the findings of studies about the effects of alcohol on drivers.
Prof. Ron Maughan, lead researcher on the study, said, "We all deplore drink driving, but we don't usually think about the effects of other things that affect our driving skills. Our findings highlight an unrecognised danger and suggest that drivers should be encouraged to make sure they are properly hydrated. To put our results into perspective, the levels of driver errors we found are of a similar magnitude to those found in people with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, the current UK legal driving limit.
In other words drivers who are not properly hydrated make the same number of errors as people who are over the drink drive limit.” Read more about the study here.
The staff of a Chinese car showroom were rather surprised when a local entrepreneur arrived to purchase a BMW - with small change. In paying for the £10k vehicle, business owner Ms Li handed over more than 100,000 one yuan notes, each worth about 10p. Not ones to turn away legal tender, the sales staff set about counting the 220lbs (97.8kgs) worth of bank notes, and six hours later a happy Ms Li drove away in her new BMW.