Beauty of classic cars accentuated with photography

Classic cars always manage to stand a class apart due to the sheer elegance of their design and the inherent beauty of these wonderfully sculpted pieces. Photographer Ken Brown highlights the beauty of these classics in his work, not by simply photographing the entire car, but by abundantly playing with lights and parts of the car. The results are wonderful.

Limited edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Porsche has taken wraps off its new car, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0. To be made in a limited edition run of 600 units, the racecar-styled sports car is powered by a naturally aspirated 4-liter V6 engine that pumps out 500 horsepower and has a torque of 339 lb-ft. Going quick as lightning, the car completes the zero to 62mph run in just 3.9 seconds. And of course, it is a Porsche, so the looks have to be drop dead gorgeous.

Go, go, go! Ride the Sperm Bullitt bike

Streets of Copenhagen can often bear witness to a sperm running wild on a motor. The Sperm Bullitt is very much a real deal and is employed by the Nordisk Cryobank (European Sperm Bank) to carry sperm samples to Copenhagen fertility clinics. Ostensibly, the plan was hatched out as part of a green initiative to get rid of less efficient means of transportation, but we suspect someone in the boardroom joyfully rubs his hands in glee every time this giant sperm makes way for the streets.

Via: Dvice, Copenhagenize

Disassembling, reassembling a jeep in under 4 minutes

It’s an almost impossible feat, had we not seen this video, we would have assumed that dismantling a jeep takes hours. Reassembling even more. But then you see these dudes from the Canadian Army jump out of a jeep, take it apart and put it up back together in less than 4 minutes. That’s some engineering skills and brute power right there.

Via: Kottke

Tiny QTVan caravan is pulled by an electric scooter

When you think Caravan, you expect a spacious and reasonably large cabin that would need a similar engine to pull it. UK based company Environmental Transport Association has created the QTVan, a tiny caravan towed by a mobility scooter. The caravan is about six feet long and includes a full-sized bed, tea service, full bar and a 19-inch flat screen television. That should be luxury enough, in a small package at least. Manufacturer ETA claims that the QTVan is a carbon neutral friend of the environment. Costs £5,500 ($9,000).

Via: Autoblog, Ubergizmo

Volvo shows off luxury with the Concept Universe

Volvo has always been better known as a workhorse rather than for lavish cars throwing out luxury. It would seem that the marque intends to change that perception, with the unveiling of the Concept Universe car. Unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show, the luxury car according to Volvo is a “sneak preview of what people can expect from our next top-of-the-line sedan.”

Via: Carscoop

Painter converts private jet into art

Italian sculptor and painter Mimmo Paladino’s installation at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is named “Cacciatore di Stelle” (Star Hunter) and is quite the first of its kind. The artist converted a customized Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft into a canvas painted with ancestral symbols, constellations and geometrical designs, a homage to the skies the jet travels in.

Via: Luxist