Once you get over the fear of freezing your butt off, there’s plenty of things you can do with all the snow and ice in Canada. Make a friggin’ truck out of it, for example. Out to show the world how rugged their car batteries are, a Canadian company sculpted 11,000 lbs of ice into the body of a truck.
Lamborghini has unveiled the successor to the Gallardo, and it has shown up in the form of Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. The new supercar has big shoes to fill, considering the Gallardo is the most sold Lamborghini to date. If a simple glance is to go by, the Huracan looks set to work its job.
Artist Philippe Pasqua started off this project with a Ferrari F430 Scuderia. The supercar was first wrapped in cowhide, taking care to cover every nook and crevice of the body, while ensuring the leather followed the curves of the Ferrari as well as it could be. This would in itself be a tricky job, considering the joints, hinges and crevices are not the best friends of a leather coat.
The iconic Vespa has had its day in the sun and still holds considerable sway. It is perhaps that standing that brings us to Vespa-inspired products every so often. Zero scooter by Bel & Bel Studio is a mashup of modern Segway-like technology with the classic Vespa. Looks of the Segway are modern, futuristic even, but the Zero wraps up those looks in the body of a Vespa.
Taking a page out of Ken Block’s awesome Gymkhana, Ford has its own Christmas video with ‘Snowkhana’. Quite like last year’s video, this year’s Snowkhana is a stop motion animation with toys, featuring Mental Block taking the wheel of a 1:64 scale Ford Fiesta. Mr. Mental Block then proceeds to try out stunts, toeing the line of Ken Block, while other cars and characters make cameos. Hit ahead for the last year’s video, this year’s video is up top.
Kawasaki has gone all futuristic with its new concept bike, simply named J. Independent designers have long been cooking up concepts like these, but this is probably the first time a major manufacturer has lent weight to the futuristic idea. Kawasaki J Concept has three wheels, two at the front and one big wheel at the rear. Two wheels at the front means that the conventional handlebar gets replaced in favor of two controllers, each individually connected to a wheel.
A brainchild of Melbourne based Steve Sammartino and Romania based Raul Oaida, this life sized car is quite the Lego project. The project was crowdfunded by 40 patrons who were apparently enamored enough with the idea to drop the money on a single tweet by Steve Sammartino.
Motorcycle art by Endo Makoto is geared straight towards bike lovers. The appearance of the paintings is decidedly affected by the use of chopsticks as painting tools. Endo usually works on 6 feet by 4 feet canvas. Painting starts with drawing an outline, followed by splashing paint on the canvas that is then spread by the use of chopsticks.
Eye candy comes well suited when presented in the form of automobile design goodness. Ferrari CascoRosso is an independent design concept by Macedonian designer Dejan Hristov. The name itself is Italian for “red helmet” while the design is homage to the Ferrari 250 GTO, which will celebrate 50 years of its existence in 2014. While the Ferrari 250 GTO obviously influences the concept, the designer also envisions it as a successor to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, allowing the concept to fuse the past, present and future.
Made for golfing pleasure, this Tumbler Golf Cart started its life as a EZ-Go Golf Cart. Since the latter wouldn’t really be befitting of the dark knight, they stripped it down and rebuilt the golf cart into the tumbler shape from the frame. The tumbler has a top speed of 38mph, a brand new battery, four link rear suspension, and leather seats. This was up for auction on eBay.