Dispalyed in China, this shiny Hummer H2 is made out of marble, and was an exhibit at the marble business fair in Xiamern, China. The sculpture isn’t lifesize and it doesn’t drive, but I don’t think anyone would like to drive in a car made from stone or marble anyway. Video after the jump.
Via: Cloned in China
Designer Salvatore Simonetti has come up with an independent design proposal for a successor to the Lamborghini flagship, the Murcielago. The IAAD student created the Lamborghini Murciélago Next Generation concept with a design inspired by the Diablo, and a few other past models from the automaker. With the design so rooted in the Lamborghini tradition, the concept car has many clearly visible design cues from Lamborghini models. And staying true to modern sense, the Murciélago NG concept makes extensive use of Kevlar and carbon fiber to keep the car lightweight and strong.
Xenia isn’t a name that many might have heard, but duuude just look at this car. This hot metallic beauty is the 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia. The car was based on the Hispano-Suiza H6, and had a custom-built suspension that was later licensed to Alfa Romeo, Simca, and finally sold to GM. Hallmark of the car of course appears to be the hand-built coachwork by Jacques Saoutchik, which makes this an absolutely droolworthy vehicle. The Xenia is currently on display at the Mullin Automotive Museum.
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the “EX Trike.” The trike has a bare frame and the sitting position may not look all that comfortable, but you don’t need to concern yourself with such petty details. The star of the trike undoubtedly is the engine, and it hogs all the limelight. EX is powered by two 18-Volt screwdrivers that can propel the trike to speeds up to 30kmph. Numerous components for the trike have been sourced from motorbikes, while some happen to be custom milled on CNC machines to run the crazy ass vehicle.
Chinese shoe maker Ao Kang has the best company vehicle anyone could as for. They created a 3 meter long frame and had it covered in 300 feet of bull leather. An exquisite shoe, no doubt. But also an electric car that can reach a top speed of 30 kmph, and a range of 400 kilometers on a single charge. The shoe-car can seat 2 people. This isn’t a one-off stunt though, the company plans to produce 40 of these cars for their chain stores, each car priced at $6500.
At the Geneva Motor Show, Wiesmann showcased this design study, a two-seater convertible sports car with styling that would melt a purist’s heart. Weighing less than 2200 pounds, the car gets 420 horses from a 4.0-l V8, allowing it to zoom from zero to 60mph in under four seconds. Top speed for the design study is 180mph. Wiesmann currently does not have any clear plans of putting the car into production, but if it does go into production, that will happen only by 2012.
Shaw Harley-Davidson and Bell & Ross teamed up to create this one-off custom motorcycle. Shaw is one of Harley’s dealers in the UK, and approached by B&R to create a bike that would reflect the excellence of both companies. Inspired by the BR 01 Carbon wristwatch, the motorcycle was totally stripped down and re-built in the image of the wristwatch.
Via: TimeZone, TheAwesomer
Dipping into booze isn’t quite anyone’s idea of a workout, but when you stand face to face with something like the Cycle Pub, you might as well give it a try. Running on the streets of Bend, Oregon, the cycle-bar is a portable bar with a place for 12 to sit and peddle. A driver steers the pub, making good use of all that drunken manpower. It all sounds like quite a fun group activity on a drinking night!
Via: Slashfood, Glamour
Saab unveiled its Phoenix concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The gasoline-electric hybrid 197-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas engine sourced from BMW, and a six-cylinder manual gearbox. With a fuel economy of just 47mpg, and can go from zero to 60mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 155mph. The concept is a precurson to the new Saab design language, and is a precursor of the future designs coming from Saab.
Via: Inside Line
These creative advertisements for Mercedes Benz show the left and right brain talk about themselves, while glistening in beautiful graphics. The ads have been designed by Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv.
Via: Frederiksamuel, Notcot