Inspired by the ’60s TV show Batman, this Batmobile is built on a custom Lincoln chassis, and gets its powers from a 430 hp engine that works with a Monster TH350 automatic transmission. Batman wasn’t cool enough to give up the atomic batteries or turbines, so makers of this car mounted a propane cylinder in the rear for the afterburner effects.
Shot around the car of rally racer Sebastien Ogier, this slow motion video shows several angles and views that cannot be quite appreciated at normal speed. In slow motion however, you see them clear and realize the effort that must go into driving, and the skill that is required for rally racing.
Not just an artsy showpiece, the Steampunk scooter by Arthur van Poppel is fully functional when it comes to conveyance, and adds to features with the capability to put to good use the guitar, amp and horn that it carries.
Equus Bass 770 takes a retro look, which is arguably the best appearance you can take when you want to be a muscle car. It mixes up the fastback retro styling of the old muscle cars with modern technology to create a car that is both, powerful, and with the good looks of the golden age of muscle cars.
Here’s an image of a dismantled Volkswagen Golf Mk2. The car was in production from 1983 to 1992, during which 6.3 million Golf Mk2s were built. Here’s a closer look at the once very popular car, neatly dismantled, with its parts available for view. As a comment on TwistedSifter mentions, the photograph is the work of Hans Hansen, and was captured in 1988.
Meet ‘The Bolt’ a young kid from Keating Supercars who hopes to take on the mightiest in the world and beat them to a pulp. The Bolt hopes to hit a top speed of 340 mph, very near 0.5 times the speed of sound. If that sounds super ambitious, that is because the current record for fastest production car is held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport that hit 267.81 mph while commanding 1,184 horsepower.
An independent concept by designer Mark Hostler, the very Batmobile like Mercedes SL GTR Concept as a supercar for the 21st century. Trying to live up to its aggressive look and design, the concept has been endowed with race car chassis, race suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, racing tires and a Nismo designed 5.5 liter V8 sourced from the Nissan GTR GT1. Wait… why does the Mercedes have a Nissan engine? Because concept, that’s why.
Cars. Explosions. The words might look like an unfit pair, but they go extremely well together. Just ask the million movies that made cars explode for no good reason. In the same spirit, watch this exploding Chevrolet convertible brought to you by the Slow Mo guys.
Watching Formula 1 racing is quite the treat, but watching it from the eyes of a thermal camera is just the road to trippy land we would hope for. Colors changing on the tires are quite engrossing. We actually might not have watched much of the video except the color changes on the tires. The video is from Force India team riding their VJM06 car at the Monza track. For F1 enthusiasts who recognized that the track isn’t Monza, it looks different because the uploader mirrored the video. Take a look at the VJM06 above, and then hit ahead for another thermal camera video, showing a little car crash at the F1 track.