Innovative Design Shines in the Tour de France

Currently in stage 16, this year’s Tour de France is a brilliant display of endurance, skill and innovative design. Aero and climbing bikes are crucial for standard and uphill stages, whereas time trial bikes are used to shave off seconds and on downhill legs. For a race that is often decided by no more than 1/100 of a second during each stage, and less than …

The First All-Electric British Hypercar: the Lotus Evija

Fit for the track but entirely road-ready, a production hypercar that's electric-propelled

Contrary to the worries that electric vehicles will be less fun than engine-revving and gas-burning ones, Lotus unveils its Evija: an all-electric hypercar capable of 1,972 hp to get from zero to 62mph in under three seconds. With a top speed of over 200mph, the Evija holds court with its hypercar peers. It’s not a driving enthusiast’s dream disguised as an electric car, either—its 250-mile …

Specialized’s New Super-Fast S-Works Venge Bike

Aerodynamics, handling and the ideal weight create a trifecta for riders

Humankind and the bicycle have long had a symbiotic relationship. As Olympic cyclist John Howard once said, “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” Part-human and part-machine, the two must synch into perfect harmony—and, as humans change, so does bike design. The most recent evidence of all this is Specialized’s new Venge. Super-fast, it has been designed partly by a supercomputer …