The van. It’s not a sexy automobile, nor has it been hailed as the greatest invention in history. It’s practical, and boxy and sometimes really uncool – remember when your uncle used to show off what his kombi can do? Yeah.
however, what we don’t know (or rarely think of) of the van, is how to came into existence and what a important influence it had on pop culture, the automotive industry and various other industries in the world.
Just think, if no one had invented the van, how would you get your mail delivered or where would you store your equipment?
Well, in case you didn’t know, Mercedes-Benz invented the van – although they were two separate companies at the time and the creation of the van was really all thanks to a stiff competition between the two. And now, the German automaker wants to show us the long (and surprisingly interesting) history of the van. (more…)
A few weeks ago we reported on the world’s first 3D printed car that made its debut at the International Manufacturing Technology Show. But besides making its debut at the show, it was also built there – live, in real-time in front of a live audience.
In all, the car took 6 days to complete. From being printed to assembled, the car was now ready to take on the road.
It is called the Strati, and was developed by a company called Local Motors. And while it is rather peculiar looking, it is still pretty amazing considering that its was printed – and that only in 6 days.
To show of their creation (and also draw a ton of media attention) Local Motors decided to bring the car to New York City, where it could be flaunted and shown off for the world to see, and also take its first steps, or rather drive. (more…)
Lamborghini’s latest creation, the electric hybrid Asterion, is sure grabbing attention lately.
After the car was unveiled for the first time at the Paris Auto Show last week, the media and car lovers alike have been going crazy for the half petrol half electric super car – the first of it’s kind for the Italian automaker.
Lamborghini’s first electric hybrid is basically the stuff dreams are made of. It’s beautiful, powerful and half electric – nowadays, thats pretty much everything you want form a car. Oh and let’s not forget the fact that the car can produce a combined 910 horsepower. Fancy.
However, the Asterion is just a concept (insert sad face here). Lamborghini has said that there are no plans to actually manufacture the car for the market – making the Asterion even more special as it is a once-off. (more…)
The Paris Motor Show has officially kicked off and this morning saw the unveiling of one of the most anticipated hybrid cars of the show – the all new Lamborghini Asterion hybrid.
This is the Italian automakers first ever hybrid car, so naturally they went al out with it. From design to production, this car truly is a stunner. And we’re not just talking about how it looks.
Although its looks is definitely worth a mention. This car is truly breathtakingly beautiful. In typical Lamborghini design style, the Asterion glistens under the lights on stage at the Paris Motor Show.
The blue colour is also a perfect colour for this car. It’s eye catching and dramatic without being too overbearing. (more…)
So, what would you do if you are the happy, proud and no doubt protective owner of an all new McLaren P1? You would want to protect it so it stays in its prestine condition for the rest of eternity, am I right?
Well, that is what Jay Leno – former talk show host and swoon worthy car collector – did immediately when he got his McLaren P1 (because obviously Jay Leno owns a brand new McLaren P1…)
Jealousy aside, Jay invite chis viewers of his popular YouTube channel, Jay Leno’s Garage, to come with and witness as his latest addition to his ever growing car collection gets wrapped in a protective coating that will keep it looking spiff and spam for years to come – perhaps not for the rest of eternity, but, close enough. (more…)
Ah, a classic drag race – there really is few things in life that give us the thrill of watching two, powerful sports cars go head to head in a bid to see who is the most powerful and of course, fastest. However, what happens if you pit a more traditional sports car against it’s modern counterpart?
Well this is what we’re super excited to find out.
YouTube channel, The Fast Lane Car, recently pitted a classic, 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray against the all new, futuristic BMW i8 – and of course, as we all know, the BMW i8 is a hybrid electric car. So will it have the potential to destroy a full on, classic sports car such as the Stingray? (more…)
Ferrari never ceases to amaze us. There is just something about this legendary automaker that makes us go weak at the knees – and we’re pretty sure they know that they have this effect on a lot of people.
The latest creation to come out of the Ferrari garage is undoubtedly one of their finest. In terms of design, looks and power, the Ferrari 458 Special A is absolutely gorgeous – and finally t has been revealed in all it’s Italian glory.
After leaked images of the car appeared all over the internet this past week, Ferrari decided that it was time the world was officially introduced to their new baby (well, really they didn’t have a choice after it spread like wildfire through the internet).
So, ladies and gentlemen, here it is, the all new Ferrari 458 Speciale A. (more…)
The other day we reported on Lexus’ latest collaboration with music producer/singer/automotive designer Will.I.Am in ann effort to promote their new NX crossover.
As you may know, Will.I.Am has tried his hand at designing custom cars in the past – some of which resulted in extremely strange and rather weird hybrid versions of well know cars.
However, as Lexus promoted their new NX, so did Will.i.Am and, amidst wild speculation as to what the end result would look like, we are surprised to say that the “extremely stylised version’ of the NX crossover is actually not bad at all. In fact, we’ll go as far as to say that this car has that ‘boom-boom pow’.
Revealed last night at Paris Fashion Week, Will.i.Am looked rather satisfied with his creation as he revealed it to handful of cheering fans. (more…)