Vespa is a scooter that defined an entire generation, and like all things iconic, it is never going to die. We’re bound to see amazing creations inspired by the Vespa over, and overand over again. This time around, it was a 1968 Vespa Sprint that was turned into a tiny workstation. Not the most ergonomic or comfortable of choices, but that is oh, so cool. Not that we ever get any work done on the workstation anyway.
Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, Acura NSX concept hybrid is one sleek and sexy car. Profiting from Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) technology, the car uses a a direct-injection, mid-mounted V-6 engine mated to a dual clutch transmission. Its stance and supercar styling says a lot about the concept, even though its looks may appear to lack some originality in the design department.
Playing on the classic Beetle, Volkswagen presented the E-Bugster study at the Detroit Auto Show. The two seater is a fully electric car that maintains the iconic looks of the bug, while going totally emission free. Lithium-ion batteries power an 85kW motor that can keep the car running for about 180 kilometers (112 miles). Volkswagen hasn’t really mentioned if it intends to put the concept into production.
Lexus has unveiled the LF-LC concept, the car that will take the luxury automaker to a new design language. The concept takes a stance with unusually styled headlamps, prominent air ducts, jet afterburners-like tail lights and an elongated hood. Interiors of the concept maintain a plush appearance with a mix of wood, leather, suede, brushed metal and whole lot of technological goodness.
Any car to ever get a prancing horse marque is a thoroughbred in the world of automobiles. This may be an independent design concept, but the Ferrari Xerzi looks all set to roar in the world of automobiles. Of course, the design by Samir Sadikhov has little chance of seeing the steel of the assembly line, but the renderings themselves are cool and enjoyable enough to light us up.
Claiming to be a supercar in the true sense, the Falcon F7 gets its inspiration from supercars of the ’80s. Falcon incorporates modern technology without taking out the skill or the fun of driving from the equation. It focuses on skill, performance, and sheer adrenaline rush for the driver.
The ’50s were a great time for car design, a time where car designers and manufacturers valued the car’s appearance above all else. Designer Miuccia Prada has now put the same beauty to use in a series of women’s patent leather pumps styled like the classic cars. Bright colors on the footwear go perfectly well with the tiny tail lights and hot rod flames.
Great precision and skill goes into the making of a Lamborghini as craftsmen laboriously pore over each detail, crafting it to excellence. But if the need be, the same skilled hands can put together a Lamborghini incredibly fast.
Many gearheads in the world can swear by the power of the V8 under the hood. For Indianapolis residents Paul Stender and his wife Therese, that engine would be just chump change. This couple powers their car with the engine of a cruise missile.
Coming through as an excellent example of Dutch craftsmanship, the 2012 Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS is a beauty to fight for. The four door coupe has one of the most interesting design for doors that we have come across. It isn’t just looks that the Roadyacht has to offer.