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.
Modern wheels might have seen improvement, but they have stayed more or less the same since they were invented. Of course, the modern world needs the reinventing of the wheel to suit modern times. One of such designs by Korean manufacturers Hankook, the i-Flex, takes the conventional look and feel out of the tires, making them independent of factors like air, while fusing the wheel and the tire into a single entity.
Audi is walking the road of good looks with the Nanuk Quattro Concept. Audi is taking the Nanuk Quattro Concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show. Dressed well for the occasion, the Nanuk is something of a coupe that can do the heavy work of off-roading. Power comes from a 5.0 Liters V10 that presents the car with 544hp and 377 lb-ft of torque. With all that energy at its disposal, the Nanuk can go from zero to 60 in 3.8 seconds and cap off at a top speed of 189 mph.
We are fans of the stunning looks of the Lamborghini Aventador, we’re even more enamored by someone going the impressive route and crafting a supercar entirely out of paper. Seattle based artist Taras Lesko crafted this full scale Lamborghini Aventador using only paper. The paparecraft supercar has been styled in the looks of a police interceptor and christened with the name Aventador A-E2. Frame of the car is built on thick cardboard for support, then given shape with printed sheets of E2 architectural paper (hence the name).
Built off a Yamaha XVS400 frame, the Bandit9 Atlas motorcycle sure takes some freaky good looks. It is quite the change. Yamaha XVS400 looks good and powerful, but it doesn’t come anywhere near the sheer force that the Atlas exudes. It has a bold look, almost on its way to be a chopper, but probably decided to stay just off the mark. Not a bad decision, considering it looks pretty damn good.
Gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show, where everyone is dressing up, Lexus apparently decided to do something different and bring along the fugly LF-NX concept. The sharp cuts and lines and stance are purportedly meant to give the crossover an aggressive stance, only it ended up giving it a fugly look. That grille could not have been worse, and the sharp curves are excessive enough to appear like a deformation. Interiors get a futuristic-modern look with touch sensitive instrumentation and a “Remote Touch” interface that works with a touchpad.
Reducing the number of cars in the world to just one hundred, this infographic shows an interesting percentage analysis of cars of the world. They look at several factors like manufacturers, regional breakdown, buyers, car types, transmission, and color of the cars on the street. Checkout the full infographic after the jump.
Knight Rider’s KITT is right there amongst the best TV cars ever, and its epicness should very well translate into fan builds. Chris Palmer recreated the legendary car for himself, starting with a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and adding all the goodies and gadgets needed to replicate KITT’s dashboard. He can regularly be seen riding his KITT and is pleasant enough to allow people to look at his car and take photographs.
Checkout Matilda II from designer Serdar Soyal. She’s quite the hot rod made to look better with these beautiful renderings. I’ll tell you something Matilda, your windscreen seems too small. Hot rods are supposed to look that way, but you seem to have gone overboard. But we will ignore that Matilda, because you’re only a rendering and beautiful either way.
Spyker recently showed off its B6 Venator Spyder concept, a convertible 2-door mid-engine sports car that includes a few vintage cues along with modern style and technology. Vintage design cues show up in the V-shape radiator grille mesh and the Spyker logo of 1903. Apart from these simple visual vintage cues, the car goes the full modern route.