Artist Chicara Nagata makes motorcycles that may very well be considered functional pieces of art. The motorcycles have an appearance that goes back to the age of the classics. It’s been 20 years since Chicara has been making motorcycles, each of which can take about 500 of components designed, crafted and assembled by Chicara.
Nero is the work of custom motorcycle design company and workshop, Bandit9. The Beijing based company has developed Nero off the design of Custom Chang Jiang 750, which in turn took its inspiration from the Giger creature in the movie “Alien.”
Made to mark the Olympics, this Volkswagen Up has no foot pedal for acceleration. It does in stead rely on sounds of shouting, screaming and general merriment of its occupants to speed up or down. Made with the help of creative agency Achtung Netherlands, the car makes use of ‘orange-motion technology’ which basically sounds like marketing lingo for a sound powered car. A decibel recorder works with the accelerator system of the car, and along with a reconfigured engine CPU, ensures louder sounds gain more RPM from the engine.
Picture this: You’re bang in the middle of a zombie horde that’s inching its way towards you with every intention of helping themselves to your brain. Bullets won’t really help that much, the best option being getting the hell out of there. That is when you fire off the Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine.
London double decker buses have apparently reached a point where they just don’t want to be bulky, large sized buses anymore. They want to be sweet and slim like those new kids on the block that make everybody swoon. Well, at least this particular bus had had enough. Which is why it promptly showed its usually well concealed arms and set off to do some push ups. Now that is all it does.
The Dark Knight Rises has hit theaters, so it becomes rather natural that we see accessories and articles in the style of the caped crusader. And what better than a licensed, accurately made replica of the Bat-suit. Coming from the experts at UD Replicas, the suit has been made to look as close to Batman’s costume as possible, without sacrificing its usability. The set includes a jacket, pants, gloves and suits that can be worn separately; but why would anyone want to do that? You obviously shell $1564 and go for the full set.
Spanish automaker Aspid Cars has dropped a teaser of its upcoming 2+2 sports car, the GT-21 Invictus. The car is built around a lightweight spaceframe that helps its dry weight to be a low 990 kilos. Power comes from a BMW sourced 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 that throws out 450 hp. GT-21 Invictus will be capable of racing from zero to 60mph in less than three seconds and will have a top speed in the region of 186mph.
The video takes the viewer on an intriguing journey through the history of F1 racing. The timeline looks at cars from 1950 till the present season, and sees how F1 cars have changed. The world of motoring has come a long way since then, and F1 cars have quite led the change being the bastions of automobile technology. Video after the jump.
Designer Aldo Schurmann takes a shot at the BMW X series with his independent roadster concept. The design is an aggressive take on the BMW design language, and some elements seem quite a departure from the traditional style.
There is every good reason for the Shaw F1-XLR Harley Nightster to take inspiration from its name. The motorcycle takes inspiration from Harley’s board racers of the 1920s. It shows itself in the smoke-gray paintjob borrowed from the McLaren Formula 1 team. The Nightster doesn’t just rely on good looks to get by, it has a 1200 V-twin engine to provide all the muscle the rider might need.