You have to be impressed by the sheer scale of this vending machine in Hangzhou, China. Rather than the usual little treats we would expect vending machines to sell, this one burps out cars. The vending machine and cars there are part of a car sharing program by Kandi Technologies.
Toyota FT-1 concept car takes departure from the cars Toyota has recently been making. Blandness of the usual Toyota cars makes way for an aggressive, stylish look with this concept. Several regard this concept as a spiritual successor to the good old Toyota Supra, and if that really be the case, FT-1 needs to stop being a concept and get real soon.
I had no idea you could rub it on cars and have sparkling results. I see there’s also a scratch remover. Ridiculous photograph captured by yours truly.
Lamborghini has unveiled the successor to the Gallardo, and it has shown up in the form of Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. The new supercar has big shoes to fill, considering the Gallardo is the most sold Lamborghini to date. If a simple glance is to go by, the Huracan looks set to work its job.
Artist Philippe Pasqua started off this project with a Ferrari F430 Scuderia. The supercar was first wrapped in cowhide, taking care to cover every nook and crevice of the body, while ensuring the leather followed the curves of the Ferrari as well as it could be. This would in itself be a tricky job, considering the joints, hinges and crevices are not the best friends of a leather coat.
Once upon a time, Formula 1 cars used to have a paintjob that matched the flags of their countries. The game has since changed, and the cars have been plastered with advertisements instead. Well, the current advertisement plastered cars are no rarity for us, but there’s always a nostalgia in looking back at the past. Camille de Bastiani has created a set of images that show the Formula 1 cars of 2013 dressed in the liveries of various years ranging from the 1960s to mid 2000s.
Taking a page out of Ken Block’s awesome Gymkhana, Ford has its own Christmas video with ‘Snowkhana’. Quite like last year’s video, this year’s Snowkhana is a stop motion animation with toys, featuring Mental Block taking the wheel of a 1:64 scale Ford Fiesta. Mr. Mental Block then proceeds to try out stunts, toeing the line of Ken Block, while other cars and characters make cameos. Hit ahead for the last year’s video, this year’s video is up top.
Eye candy comes well suited when presented in the form of automobile design goodness. Ferrari CascoRosso is an independent design concept by Macedonian designer Dejan Hristov. The name itself is Italian for “red helmet” while the design is homage to the Ferrari 250 GTO, which will celebrate 50 years of its existence in 2014. While the Ferrari 250 GTO obviously influences the concept, the designer also envisions it as a successor to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, allowing the concept to fuse the past, present and future.
The photographs show some of the best known cars in the world disintegrating and exploding into their component pieces. Yet, there has been no explosion and the cars did not undergo a violence of any sort. What they did go through was the meticulousness and ingenuity of Fabien Oefner. Exploding cars would perhaps yield this scene for a fraction of a second, but they suspended the laws of nature for months, hanging in balance and allowing the photographer to take the images we see here.
Porsche has unveiled the new Macan SUV, the smaller sibling to the Cayenne. Macan will be available in two versions, the Macan S and Macan Turbo. Availability will start with the former, powered by a 3 liter TDI V6 that provides a power of a 258hp. The top speed is limited to 156mph, with the zero to sixty acceleration taking 5.4 seconds. The Turbo version will be the better powered one with a 3.6-liter engine that will pump out 400hp and allow the SUV to reach a top speed of 164mph, and improve the zero to sixty acceleration time to 4.8 seconds.