Transportation

911′s on Ice Circuit

Below Zero Ice Driving offers you the unique possibility to drive rally prepared Porsche 911′s on a frozen icy lake in Sweden. For a merely £1,750 per person per day, you can request almost everything- if you want to start your day off with a high-speed passenger ride down a genuine rally stage or finish it with a snowmobile safari dropping you off at your hotel – then so be it.


Toyota Hilux – Tougher Than You Can Imagine

Toyota’s commercial for the 2012 Hilux is a hyperbolic romp through New Zealand that will make you want to get a Hilux and/or live in New Zealand.

Toyota Hilux Australia Unbreakable

 


1965 Ford Mustang Wagon

A 1965 Ford Mustang Shooting Break can be bought from anAmerican showroom for nearly 50,000 euros.

Ford Mustang, one of the most famous and valued representatives of the  muscle car kingdom seems to have always one surprise. In the videos below you will get acquainted with the shooting brake version of a custom-build 1965 Mustang.


Honda NX650 Custom

Kiddo Motors, the trading name of Sergio Armet. He’s a one-man-band running a custom and service workshop in Barcelona, Spain, and this is his first build. “Kiddo Uno” started life as a 1988 Honda NX650 Dominator, but it’s a very different machine now—with deep classic colors and a rich, quilted brown leather seat.


GWA Ferrari 340 Competizione

Gullwing America calls it the Ferrari 340 Competizione, as it pays tribute to the original 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico. Only three of those racers were made, and they were designed specifically
to tackle the legendary Carrera Panamericana where, fittingly, Mercedes’ 300 SL dominated.

The modern interpretation takes a Ferrari 456 GT as its starting point, retaining its 470-horsepower 5.4-liter V12 and six-speed manual transmission, but upgrading the aerodynamics, suspension and brakes, draping fresh aluminum bodywork over the mechanicals. The interior likewise pays homage to the 340 Mexico, but packs modern touches like carbon fiber seats.

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

At the Frankfurt Auto Show, Lamborghini unveiled yet another supercar – the limited edition Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. With only 150 units produced, this is supposedly the most extreme Gallardo to ever be produced. Powered by a V10 engine with 570 horsepower, the car goes from 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. Lamborghini went as far as creating a special ‘Rosso Mars’ red paint for the car, combining it with a matte black finish on the engine.

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The Sealander

An extraordinary £13,000 amphibious caravan, dubbed the Sealander by its German designer, is set to ensure road and boat trips will never be the same again.

The floating two-in-one two-bed mobile home has been created by Daniel Straub, a German-based industrial designer, to combine the features of an electric power boat and a camping trailer.

It took him two years to design, build and test the Sealander so that he could mass produce and sell it. The innovative floating caravan boasts on board cooking, cleaning, eating and sleeping facilities and can move around on water thanks to an electric motor.

The Sealander is expected to go on sale for camping/boating enthusiasts at the start of next year with a price tag of £13,000.

 


Volvo Concept You

The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show was the venue for the unveiling of Volvo’s The Concept You, a vehicle that blends contemporary Scandinavian design with smart pad technology. Thanks to new world amenities, the interior of the vehicle is uncluttered and aesthetically impeccable. Aside from the touch screen capabilities, The Concept You features rear suicide doors of Lincoln Continental fame and a four cylinder engine that utilizes a kinetic flywheel for better fuel consumption.


World’s Greatest Drag Race

Motor Trend lines up 11 of the greatest drivers’ cars (and drivers) in a totally unscientific, totally awesome bit of hardcore automotive porn.


Peugeot HX1

Here is  Peugeot’s  new hybrid concept  sport car  “Peugeot HX1″. A large cabin can accommodate 6 people, with all doors opening up.

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Colnago Arabesque

Ernesto Colnago’s Arabesque was a celebration of everything there was to love (or hate) about Italian racing steel from the early 80s. An elaborate flourish of a bicycle, it’s a tribute to the exuberant style for which the Cambiago-based maker is famous for.


Garage Find

Over the last week-end I visited my grandma, and in her garage i discovered my old bike, taken apart. Against all odds I also found most of it’s parts  , so I’m gonna try painting and fixing it up in the next couple of weeks

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Wooden Bikes by Gunneweg

Designer Jan Gunneweg created this gorgeous wooden bicycle which not only has a solid wood frame, but asymetrical wooden wheels and natural-tone brown tires to go with.

Previous works

Bike made from solid walnut and aluminium.

Bike made of birchwood, carbon and aluminium

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Jaguar CX-16 Concept

Exciting news are coming from Jaguar right before Frankfurt Auto Show. They will be revealing the new CX-16 Concept, a two seater that will compete in the smaller Porsche Cayman class, meaning it will be more affordable than the 911 class.

It will come with a 3.0 liter, 375 horsepower V6 engine. Supplementing this is an electric motor producing up to 94HP, available to the driver at the push of a steering-wheel boost button. Allied to an eight-speed gearbox and mounted in a lightweight aluminum chassis this allows the C-X16 to sprint to 62 mph (100 kmh) in 4.4 seconds. The interior showcases interesting future technologies such as multimodal rotary controls that incorporate miniature OLED screens, which reconfigure to reflect the different functions that can be performed via the controls, all of which are designed for maximum compatibility between sports car needs and everyday usability.

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Ducati Mulleto

Ducati is not renowned for making practical vehicles, with the possible exception of the Multistrada. But in the 1950s, the Bologna company aped its rival Piaggio by making three-wheeled utility vehicles. There was a tiny 48cc 2-stroke called the Fattorino, and then the bigger Muletto. The engines were based on Ducati’s OHC singles, and you could choose from a 175 or a 200 (as shown here). You got a 350 kg carrying capacity and a top speed of around 60 kph, and different coachwork was available with open and enclosed cabs.


Ford EVOS Concept Car

Set to make its debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford introduces an impressive new concept car, the EVOS. Having last wowed car enthusiasts at the 2005 Frankfurt show with their Losis concept car, Ford sets a new standard in the car technology by seamlessly blending the relationship between the car and driver via information integration. Aptly titled, the EVOS will be the first of its kind to embrace the evolution of ‘personal cloud’ functionality by retaining and providing information as effortlessly to the operator as one would expect from their home or office gadgets


Land Rover Defender – DC100 Concept

Land Rover has announced the unveiling of an all-new Defender concept, the DC100, scheduled for the Frankfurt Motor Show. Intended as a modern take on the classic Land Rover Defender, the DC100 isn’t a production ready concept, as Land Rover has confirmed that a new Defender model won’t be launched until 2015. We don’t know much about the vehicle at present, and as Director of Design Gerry McGovern puts it, the concept represents “the beginning of a four-year journey to design a relevant Defender for the 21st century.” Judging from the preliminary image, it appears the Defender is about to undergo a thorough makeover.


Maserati GranCabrio Fendi

Next to the special color combination, the Fendi monogram logo appears on the wheels and is also stitched into the leather seats of the car. Upon opening the doors, a Fendi logo will be looking at you, placed on the bottom of the door frame in silver. Inside you will find a special numbered placket hinting at the collaboration. If you want to see the car live, you will have to go to the Frankfurt Auto show in September.

 


Hyunday Cheats Death – Dutch Banned Commercial

One way to do that, according to this Dutch ad, is to drive a Hyundai Velostar. Or, more accurately, to be a backseat passenger. That’s because the model has three doors instead of four and the back row door opens on the driver’s side, Ad agency Fitzroy makes the point well. Maybe too well. The ad was supposedly banned most likely for being too graphic


Edsel Ford’s 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster

Inspired by a visit to Europe in 1932 and penned by none other than E.T. Gregorie, Ford chief designer at the time, the Roadster began life as a 1934 Model 40 frame before going under the knife for substantial revisions. Stretched a full inch over factory dimensions and saddled substantially lower to the ground, the vehicle boasts a rear-pitched cockpit, long nose and custom aluminum bodywork. A classic Ford Flathead V8 powers the rear wheels.

After Edsel passed away in 1943, the vehicle made a few scant appearances around the country before vanishing. It surfaced again at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 1999 and sold to a collector for a heady $1.76 million. When the collector died, the car was returned to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House before receiving a full restoration to return it to its former glory.

Official site – Ford House


Land Rover Defender – Vilner Edition

Bulgarian-based tuner, Vilner (named after a Lithuanian city) recently put some heavy-duty touches to a utilitarian Land Rover Defender with some impressive results. The overall package exudes a much more luxurious outlook with contrast leather seating, in-cab entertainment systems and a sleek black paint job. Putting a Vilner-custom Defender through its paces in the wild seems a little easier said than done.

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Ferrari 458 Spider

Yesterday  Ferrari announced their 458 Spider, a convertible version of their 458 Italia sports car. The 570 horsepower racer comes with a foldable aluminum hardtop roof, which folds into a space in front of the engine in just under 14 seconds. That of course seems long, considering that this beast goes from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Except for some other minor design changes and upgrades, the car looks pretty much the same as the 458 Italia. A release date has not been announced yet.


Strand Craft 122

If you can find a way to not spend any money and live to the age of 150, you stand a decent chance of one day being able to afford the Strand Craft 122, the incredibly luxurious and mouth-watering concept yacht that comes with a custom supercar. But if not, chances are you’ll enjoy these renderings anyway, especially since they’re slated to become reality: Designer Eduard Gray has announced that the 122 will be built in the near future.

The 122, to be built by the Ned Ship Group, measures 38 meters (125 feet) from bow to stern,  features a Rolls-Royce engine, pumps out 14,000hp and hits a top speed of 55 knots (about 63mph). And then there’s the interior: four large staterooms, reception and salon areas, crew cabins, 52″ LED televisions and Bang & Olufson sound systems in every room.


Lotus Exige Matte Black

Today in Monterey, British sports car maker Lotus unveiled the Exige Matte Black Final Edition. The limited edition version of the car is exclusive to the North American market, featuring a little more performance, upgraded interior and of course the matte black finish. Only 25 of these will every be produced.


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