You know things are serious when you decide to duel in cars. You also know they’re going to be extremely fun when the duel involves a shit lot of paintballs. Audi fit two brand new 2013 RS4 Avants with bonnet mounted paintball guns and let them go to war.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin wasn’t quite happy seeing the administration move around in BMW and Mercedes cars, therefore he asked Russia’s automakers to come up with a car suited for him. Russian automaker Zil came up with a concept in the shape of Zil-4112P (pictured at top), but it didn’t find favor with the president.
These Pagani Zondas come for a mere two bucks, which probably is a hundred times less than the cost of the rubber that tires of the supercar would burn on the pavement. Even so, the result of that tiny amount does happen to be a Zonda, only made of paper and one that would require dexterous papercraft skill on the part of the purchaser to put it all together. You buy the design, choose the color combination and then print out the set that would need workmanship with paper to be put into the form of the supercar.
Kids think of the weirdest, and sometimes the coolest of things. We aren’t quite sure what category does this one fall into exactly, but the car does look kind of badass. It’s a concept by BMW called the Eli429, and is based on the specifications of a four-year old named Eli.
When it comes to power, Bugatti and Suzuki are probably sitting on the opposite poles. But there always are ways for them to get together, like this one. The Bugatti Veyron you see here started life as a Suzuki Esteem/Cultus. Now the Suzuki Esteem is quite a humble car, a 1.3L engine that puts out a modest 85bhp, which would be only a fraction of the power that is commanded by the beast called Veyron with a 16.4-L W16 engine pumping out 1001bhp.
Middle-East is a very hot market for supercars, the more expensive and exclusive they get, the faster they sell. In a ground as fertile as this for sale, it would be obvious that someone would rise to take a slice of the market. The Arab world now has a supercar that it can call its own, and that is the W Motors’s Lykan Hypersport which made a show at the Qatar Auto Show.
Bugatti Gangloff concept draws inspiration from the classic 1938 Type 57 SC Atlante, which had a body built by French coachbuilder Gangloff and was one of the most celebrated cars of its time that bore the Bugatti marque. While the independent concept of Polish designer Pawel Czyzewski does look to the Atlante for inspiration, the modern effect and language of the almighty Bugatti Veyron is not lost on it. So the looks and styling do a wonderful fusion of the old and the contemporary, and keeps up with the same theme over the interiors and the exteriors.
Traveling from concept to reality in three years, this here is the hot and sexy Magpul Ronin 1125R. The name is a Japanese word for a Samurai who no longer has a master and indeed, this beast does seem to be its own master. It will be produced in a limited run of 47 units with the original silver and black trim arriving first in an installment of 10 units. They’ll be ready to roll mid-2013 with a price tag of $38,000.
We often hear news of people decking their cars in all sorts of luxuries, vinyls and paints. Here’s an African first, a car covered in woven raffia palm. Palm covers the exteriors and interiors of the car, and even forms the upholstery for covering the seats. The car started up as a Volkswagen pickup before it was covered in raffia palm to promote and advertise the woven palm skill of Nigeria.
Chevrolet has unveiled the Corvette C7, but it turned out to be so sexy they decided to call it the Stingray. Apart from its gorgeous looks, the 2014 Stingray shows off the big American muscle. The motor is a 6.2L V8 LT1 that kicks off 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, and shoots from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds.