When independent concepts emerge, we expect them to be radical. Even if they are imaginary, they usually can do a pretty good job of visualizing dynamic shapes and styles of the cars they are based on. That sadly won’t quite be the case for the Bugatti Super Sedan.
Confederate Motorcycles has come up with its latest offering, the X132 Hellcat. The new offering is named after F6F Hellcat fighter plane of WWII. As is with Confederate motorcycles, the X132 exudes pure power, muscle and style. Made in a limited batch of 164 motorcycles, the unit has a billet aluminum case, carbon fiber wheels, and of course, a mighty engine to go along. The motorcycle has been priced at $50,000.
A road in Japan, henceforth referred to as the supercar graveyard saw what could be the most expensive car crash ever. The pile-up is said to have claimed 14 luxury cars that included 8 Ferraris, 2 Mercedes and a Lamborghini, most of them totaled and headed to the scrapyard.
Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota Fun-Vii concept is a car for the “not too distant future.” While the car is a fun concept with a somewhat different shape, the highlight here would be its exterior. The body of the concept car is virtually a huge screen that could almost display any image the driver chooses to show.
Using the amazing power of geekdom, a hacker modified Siri to start a car on his command. He developed a ruby plugin to work with Siri, which in turn communicates with a php script on his web server, and finally reaches the Viper SmartStart module in the car. It isn’t as sophisticated as we’d like it to be, but still asking your phone to start your car for you is pretty damn cool.
Drawing inspiration from the classy and stylish 1937 Mercedes 320 Convertible, designer Marko Petrovic came up with this design study. Named 320 Concept Tourbillion watch after its inspiration, the watch goes all out on Mercedes style and appearance, with the star shining on top and a very speedometer-like face for the watch. You know, interesting stuff.
Nissan has taken wraps off the Juke-R. The new hatchback is powered by a 485hp twin-turbo V6 engine and can go from zero to 60mph in less than 3.6 seconds. If that sounds amazing enough for performance, know that the Juke-R gets its motor from the mighty GT-R. Now that ought to count for some hardcore performance.
Ford has taken wraps off the Shelby GT500, which they claim has the most powerful production V8 in the world. Power for the car comes from an aluminum supercharged 5.8 liter V8 that churns out 650 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. For a Mustang to handle that kind of power and a top speed in excess of 200mph, numerous systems of the car have undergone an upgrade, making the car capable enough to handle the power.