BMW is celebrating 90 years of BMW Motorrad with the Concept 90 motorcycle. A homage to the BMW R 90 S, the concept was presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. Built in partnership with former motorcycle racer Roland Sands and his team. Roland Sands Design have added a few custom parts to the motorcycle, giving the motorcycle a decidedly unique look, but one that sticks to the principle of BMW design.
For automobile enthusiasts, the Porsche 911 alarm clock has to hold a special value, mainly that of being super cool. The dial and the casing follow authentic Porsche style, and are a good impression of what you can find in a 911 dashboard. Costs $215.
Jeff Bloch, a Police Officer from Kershaw, South Carolina in the USA has a car that is bound to attract attention. Spirit of LeMons as it is called, was built by the officer and his friends by combining an abandoned Cessna aircraft and a Toyota van. The ride now is 27-foot long, looks like an airplane, runs on the road and can reach a top speed of 90 miles an hour.
BMW and Pininfarina have come together to develop the Gran Lusso Coupe. Design teams of both the brands worked together, so while the car has distinct curves from Pininfarina, it also sticks true to the BMW name. Unveiled at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Lusso coupe concept complements its stylish exterior with equally good interiors finished in luxury that would be demanded of both these names coming together.
Got an old car that you can’t sell even for scrap? Well, that’s because you need a lesson in selling cars. Nostril Shorts member Gary wanted to sell his old 1990 VW Polo Mk2 C Squareback, so the gang got together to create a video that makes this car look super hot. So hot, it will probably sell for more than the Veneno. I don’t always speak the truth, but seriously, the car on sale is “Lower than Australia, smoother than jazz”. No supercar can beat that claim.
Aston Martin is celebrating a hundred years of its existence, and to mark the occasion, they have come up with the CC100 Speedster a.k.a. the Concept Car 100 years. Apart from being super hot, the car is a tribute to Aston’s LeMan’s winner of 1959, the DBR1 racecar which lends some design cues to the new concept.
In the grand scheme of things, some items are created for the sole purpose of being badass and spreading the gospel of badassery. Case in point: This skull mask biker helmet that was seen at the Harley Davidson National Rally in China. Or that’s just the Ghost Rider who totally forgot about concealing his identity. We’re more inclined to believe the latter theory.
Eat your heart out, choppers that are not this one. Frank Ohle built this one around a 150hp Rotec Radial R3600 engine, you know, an engine built for planes. Having a plane engine between your legs is the second biggest indicator of masculinity, the first being chest hair. It took Ohle 18 months to complete the project that involved a custom chassis, painting, suspension and electronics.
Here’s a video of a dude accompanying his mom as she drives a 900 horsepower Mitsubishi 3DX Evo. As our friends at Jalopnik point out, the world is full of videos where the mom gets scared in a high powered car like this one. For this video though, the tables have been reversed as the lady takes the wheel and the boy is the one getting scared, though she handles the car like a boss.
Vehicles like the Tumbler have an inherent quality of awesomeness. Most of us wouldn’t mind taking something like that out for a spin, but then we don’t have the pockets of Bruce Wayne/Batman/Christian Bale. If you are a racing team though, you could pull some strings to create the Tumbler for your use.