Barrett-Jackson received a $3-million bid for the very first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 to roll off the production line at its January auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with all proceeds being given to a Detroit educational charity. This mid-engined C8 Corvette with VIN 001 has the Z51 Performance package and the 495-hp 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine.
SpaceX and NASA originally planned the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday morning on a short, but necessary, flight to prove the company’s Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship can quickly propel a crew to safety in the event of a catastrophic booster failure. Unfortunately, the Falcon 9 rocket, featuring a thrice-flown first stage and a fueled but engine-less second stage, is expected to be destroyed during the event, which has been delayed to Sunday morning due to poor weather.
Bell has officially unveiled the 4EX at CES 2020, and just in case you are wondering, the name comes from its “4” ducted fans, “E” for electric, and “X” for experimental. This 7,000-pound electric air taxi can safely transport 4-5 passengers up to 60 miles at a cruise speed of about 150 mph. It’s designed to be an electric aircraft, but a hybrid model could be in the works and extend the range to beyond 150 miles.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 has been officially unveiled, and it boasts a unique ergonomic shape that is perfectly suited for palm grip users and works well with claw grip styles. Its optimized design provides greater comfort for gaming with reduced stress on your hands, thus eliminating unnecessary finger drag points. The peripheral has also been equipped with a new sweat-resistant coating and rubberized side grips for better control, while the refined scroll wheel is also perfectly-tuned for distinct, notched scrolling at a lower resistance, all in an 82g package. Product page.
First introduced nearly 13-years ago, the Gemballa Mirage GT is a mid-engine supercar based on the Porsche Carrera GT. Despite looking vastly different, the only performance modifications are a quad-pipe stainless steel exhaust system, ram-air intake system, and remapped ECU that boosts output to 670 hp, or to be more specific, 58 hp more than the factory Carrera GT. This one-of-a-kind specimen is headed to auction at RM Sotheby’s with 4,038 miles on the odometer, with an expected selling price between €775,000 – €875,000 ($861,505 – $972,667).