The photographs show some of the best known cars in the world disintegrating and exploding into their component pieces. Yet, there has been no explosion and the cars did not undergo a violence of any sort. What they did go through was the meticulousness and ingenuity of Fabien Oefner. Exploding cars would perhaps yield this scene for a fraction of a second, but they suspended the laws of nature for months, hanging in balance and allowing the photographer to take the images we see here.
Riding straight out of the world of fiction and concept, the Voxan Wattman motorcycle is one mighty electric motorcycle. The electric motor running the Wattman produces 200 horsepower that goes along with 147.5 lb-ft of torque. You could basically just start the beast and get talking to the wind. It goes from zero to 100 kmph (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds, reaches 160 kmph (99.42 mph) in 5.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 170 kmph (105.6 mph).
Papercraft builder Taras Lesko (previously) has cooked up a detailed Ferrari F1 racecar papercraft build. The 3 feet long racecar includes a wearable team hat, plus the added detail of a papercraft driver happily seated in the racecar.
There is always time to watch something like the Ferrari Enzo drift in slow motion.
There are plenty of things we expect from the future. Hot cars is one of those things, and things not having ridiculous names is another. Mercedes Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept works very well with the former, but totally fails on the latter. Apparently, there is no having the cake and eating it too. The concept has a decidedly muscular and futuristic look, all packed in a boatload of curvy lines.
Porsche has unveiled the new Macan SUV, the smaller sibling to the Cayenne. Macan will be available in two versions, the Macan S and Macan Turbo. Availability will start with the former, powered by a 3 liter TDI V6 that provides a power of a 258hp. The top speed is limited to 156mph, with the zero to sixty acceleration taking 5.4 seconds. The Turbo version will be the better powered one with a 3.6-liter engine that will pump out 400hp and allow the SUV to reach a top speed of 164mph, and improve the zero to sixty acceleration time to 4.8 seconds.
Inspired by classic board racers, the Icon E-Flyer electric bike matches excellent looks with style. Icon is known for their custom jeeps and trucks, they made a foray into bikes with the E-Flyer and seem to have done pretty well at mixing classic looks of bikes of the World War I era with the modern setting. The handmade bike is powered by a 3,500 watt Brushless DC Hub-Motor backed by a 52v Li-NMC battery pack.
Inspired by the classic Maserati Bora, designer Alexander Imnadze created an independent concept rendering of the car for the modern world. Produced between 1971 and 1978, the Bora had less than 600 units built. It was this classic GT look that the designer intended to re-interpret for the modern Maserati Bora Concept.
Showing a fresh serving of his skills, Ken Block has another Gymkhana video up. For this course, he drives his 650 horsepower Ford Fiesta through a course that looks a wee bit like a video game race track. The association is easier to understand, considering the video was made in collaboration with EA’s Need for Speed: Rivals.
French illustrator Nicolas Bannister has a series of intriguing pop culture car illustrations. All illustrations have a seemingly same composition and style, with the car taking the main platform, and the relevant characters showing up as distant figures or silhouettes in the background of the illustration. The set covers a good population of famous popular culture cars, and manages to keep them in their own universe, even with similar styles of illustration.