Scheduled for unveiling at the Top Marques Monaco, the Spada Vetture Sport Codatronca Monza couldn’t quite wait for having its pictures plastered over the internet. And with good reason; that is one impressive looking beast. There are no official details, but the car is likely based on the Corvette Z06 and powered by a supercharged 7.0-liter V8 engine that pumps out 690hp. The car is expected to be priced at €250,000 ($355,000).
Philippines based furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue made the Phoenix car with help of a German team. The car flaunts its use of bamboo, though it does make use of other materials like steel, rattan and carbon fiber. The focus though, is on bamboo. It may be just a creative exercise, but it does look super cool and super cute. We totally dig its bamboo look, especially the seats and the tail.
Robert Ciampa creates these car illustrations using pencil and colored pencil. Done for both personal work and commission, the drawings illustrate the artist’s enthusiasm for cars.
Hyundai displayed its Blue2 (pronounced Blue Square) fuel cell based concept car at the Seoul Motor Show. Hyundai calls the concept’s exterior design philosophy “Intersected Flow” which is a departure from conventional design at Hyundai. The windshield seems to go nearly all the way across the car, thanks to pillars that don’t stand out, finally making way for a strip that starts at the C-pillar and goes all the way back towards the front wheel.
Ecosse FE TI XX is a superbike so grand that it can rival some of the best supercars out there, both in raw muscle, and in price. A 2.4-l billet aluminum engine endows the motorcycle with a mind-numbing 225hp. Built off the Titanium RR (pictured), FE TI XX is priced at a staggering $300000, with first of its units being shipped to China.
Created by design students at ISD of Valenciennes in France, the Saline Bird motorcycle concept has a powerful and masculine stance, and a very unconventional power source. Envisioned as a racing bike, the concept has a frame made of carbon fiber that props the rider in a position similar to that of a speed skier, enhancing aerodynamics.
For a car, any end of a crane is the wrong end. These Mazdas in Russia though seem to have gotten a particularly raw deal. The video shows a giant claw attached to a crane truck, mercilessly grabbing Mazdas from the roof and tossing them into a huge bin attached to the truck. We have no idea what these perfectly good-looking Mazdas could have done to offend the claw, but they sure as hell aren’t doing it again.
For your viewing pleasure: A Mercedes Station Wagon wrapped in thousands of Wrigley’s chewing gum strips, from top to bottom, on the inside and on the outside.
Tharula electric bike concept from designer Diana Lumbasyo is a straight take on the classic Penny-Farthing bicycle. Albeit, this one is totally electric and designed for the future, i.e. 2025. Specs of the bike aren’t quite “futuristic” though, which is to say it doesn’t have some far-fetched dreamy capabilities, it is a simple and straight bicycle, powered by a battery and with one wheel disproportionately longer than the other. But well, that’s the beauty of the penny-farthing design.
Pissed at the poor and unreliable performance of his Lamborghini Gallardo, a Chinese enterpreneur decided to do what any sane person would do: beat the shit out of the car with sledgehammers. The Lambo had been bought in October last year, and had recurrent problems. After the dealership managed to make matters worse by messing up the bumper and chassis, the businessman thought he’d had enough. He hired a crew of workers to beat the living hell out of the car on World Consumer Rights Day. Yeah, that ought ot teach them a lesson.