Everyone knows about the Concorde, which shot across the Atlantic at over twice the speed of sound for decades. But it wasn’t the only supersonic airliner. For a little while there was one more, and most people have never heard of it. It was the Tupolev Tu-144, it was Soviet, and it was loud as hell.
By now, you may have heard that Elon Musk has come up with yet another wondrous glimpse into the very near (?) future that he will build for us. The SpaceX CEO told attendees of the International Astronautical Congress in Australia earlier this week that he was simplifying his rocket production by focusing on one…
Club Concorde, a group of ex-pilots, maintainers, engineers, airline execs and Concorde enthusiasts has unveiled a plan that aims to put a Concorde back in the air by 2019, and supposedly they have a pile of cash to see their plans through to fruition.
Radio-controlled aircraft come in many shapes and sizes, but the ones we’re showing today are all very ambitious in scale. And by “ambitious,” we mean “ginormous.”
Brands often commission special vehicles to promote a new product or make a quality impression with a particular demographic. In conjunction with a major rebranding in 1996, Pepsi struck a deal with Air France to create a truly unique and inspiring marketing tool using one of the 20 Concorde aircraft in existence at…
I wish that someone actually did this in real life, back when the Concorde connected London and New York in just 3.5 hours: Taking off from Heathrow 28L runway and turn to the Thames to get under the Tower Bridge.
What’s better from the late ’70s than a Concorde and a race-spec BMW M1? Why, a Concorde, a race-spec BMW M1, and Debbie Harry. In no particular order.
Here, decades ago, the Concorde stood in prototype form. The plane, even as a small model, was a a symbol of future travel—the way we'd all luxurious fly supersonic someday. Half a century later, that dream's dead forever.
Continental Airlines was found guilty of involuntary homicide for the 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde jet that killed 113. [NYT]
Think back over the last decade and consider the best and worse cars to camino-ize. Right near the bottom would be the gen-II Chrysler Concorde. One company thought otherwise and poured countless hours into building the Concordepage.
A French-British organization is working to determine if Air France's Concorde could return to limited "heritage" flight. The powerful Rolls-Royce engines last pushed the planes to supersonic speeds in 2003, but such magnificent beasts shouldn't lay silent. Photo: James Gordon
The Art Deco love child of Citroën and Maserati is long gone, dead and buried like its contemporary the Concorde. But have we really lost the need for a grand tourer with speed and style in spades?
"...Mankind has grown so base, / I mean to break with the whole human race." So wrote the 17th century comedic playwright Molière, in his famous work The Misanthrope. Of course, we know for sure that there's a place for reasoned dismay in this world, and we know it because our commenters engage in such reasoned dismay…
It started out as a 1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi, which was presumably minding its own business. But the guys at DiMora Designs, part of a larger coachworks company, lured the the four-door, front-wheel-drive, five-passenger family sedan into their machinists's lair and had their way with it. The result is the JX Coupe,…