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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”
The papercraft Audi A7 isn’t built to scale, but when paper manages to mimic steel, it automatically becomes worthy of admiration. Artist Taras Lesko made use of 285 clean sheets to recreate the luxury car. He made use of a laser printer, two desktop cutting plotters, glue and an X-ACTO knife, and 245 hours of hard work to create this incredible replica.
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.
A creation of artist Mike Ruiz, this Mercedes Benz jumpman logo replaces the star in the automaker’s logo with Air Jordan. The shape of the logo isn’t quite a departure from the basic Mercedes logo, and might actually work quite well.
A stunt driver at the AutoRAI show in the Netherlands pulled off quite a spectacle by taking a Fiat 500 through a complete 360 degrees vertical loop. The Fiat was specially prepared for the stunt and for the occasion, by Shell.