Hennessey has been making Armored Personal Vehicles for some time now, and this bad boy comes from the same line. The 2012 VelociRaptor APV is based on the Ford Raptor Super Crew. Power comes from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that endows the vehicle with 575hp. The armored vehicle can take small-arms fire, has enough room to comfortably seat eight, and offers a number of accessories like satellite TV and high-speed internet.
What we see, are dirty cars. What artist Scott Wade sees is an opportunity for art. He makes intricate patterns, and reproductions of paintings, or his own art scenes, all on the dusty rear windows of cars. That ought to be quite a rewarding experience for the cars and their owners, and an incentive to never get the dust off the vehicle.
In the first Transformers movie, Bumblebee first came along as a rusty, old Camaro. This time it’s just old steel that created this life size, 2.2 meters high Bumblebee replica. Folks at Robosteel made use of recycled steel to create this Bumblebee sculpture. Since this has gotten us talking about Transformer movies; No, no, no no no nooo.
A project from Senior Design Factory had 20 old ladies work hard to give the Smart Car a shoe-appearance car cover. The grannies spent 70lbs of wool and two months knitting this big-ass shoe for the Smart car. For all that effort, they hope to get a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the biggest hand-knitted car cover.
Lamborghini Reventon is the rarest of the rare Lamborghinis out there. Only a handful were produced, so very few people could get there hands on the supercar. Not that most people would have been able to afford one anyway. The Reventon now has a “cheaper” version, a 1:10 scale remote-controlled car that runs on a mighty 3cc engine. Oh, and it also has a two speed transmission, hydraulic shock absorbers, disc brakes, and permanent all-wheel drive.
If you happen to be on a quest to add hair to your car, you could give it the man-look with the Carstache, or perhaps a cute-femme look with these Carlashes. They attach to the car with tape and supposedly don’t harm the paint. Add them to an F-150 and you’d probably bring tears to someone’s eyes.
The V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany seems like a great place to be for car enthusiasts. Most of it is inspired by cars, with rooms getting car-inspired themes and car-inspired beds. They have beds and rooms made of real cars, with the automobiles ranging from Morris Minor to Mercedes, basically a lot of variety to suit any car-lover’s taste.
The Beezerker custom motorcycle has been handmade by Chris Flechtner, and it sports steampunk-ish looks coupled with a cool design. Beezerker is based on a 1965 BSA, and has its parts machined out of aluminum and steel.
MoonRider concept motorcycle sounds like a good idea when you hear about it. It is an electric two-wheeler with individual motors for each wheel, an ultra-lightweight body, and its power source is the sun. We are no fans of the motorcycle’s shape, but it probably does serve a purpose, because this thing wants to fly.
Some combinations aren’t meant to be, just like these. We like Lamborghinis, and we like animes, but Lamborghinis with anime themes are an entirely different subject and not very easy on the eyes. These anime-cars were spotted by Tokyobling at the Wonder Festival 2010 at Tokyo. More images after the jump.