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First ever Batmobile for sale

Published by on Dec 1st, 2014, No Comments

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It’s no secret that we are huge fans of the Batmobile. The iconic superhero vehicle has become one of the most recognisable fantasy cars of all time and is loved by man Batman fans around the world.

There have also been various different Batmobiles over the years, the most famous of them probably being the legendary Tumbler and most recently, we have seen some exclusive sneak peeks at the newest, upcoming Batmobile that will see Ben Affleck as Batman behind the wheel.

And while we are so used to seeing these modern day Batmobiles, it came as a refreshing change when we got to lay our eyes on this gem in the history of Batmobiles – the very first, official Batmobile.

Sure, there may have been other Batmobiles before this one or Batmobile-inspired cars, this specific one is the earliest known officially licensed Batmobile.  (more…)

Mercedes-Benz G-Code Subcompact Crossover Concept

Published by on Nov 5th, 2014, No Comments

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This may very well be the most futuristic car that has come out of Mercedes-Benz’ garage – and we’re not saying that’s a bad thing. In fact, this car looks like one that would fit comfortably into a modern, greener world.

In celebration of their new research and development centre in Beijing, Mercdes-Benz unveiled this truly unique concept car.

The design of the G-code Concept was influenced by the trends and tastes of Mercedes’ Chnese – so it is an Asian inspired car through an through. It is smaller than the similar GLA-Class, but still spacious enough to use as a family car.

The car is not yet headed for production, and is for now, only a concept – a wonderful concept that is. However, should Mercedes-Benz decide that they want to manufacture this car, it will most likely be marketed as a competitor for Audi’s upcoming Q1 and the existing Mini Cooper Countryman.

So, let’s get down to business: the insides of the G-Code.  (more…)

This guy built his dream car using expanding foam

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to build your very own dream car? Of course, you wouldn’t have to pay and exorbitant price and you have complete creative control of the design of your baby. However, it does sound difficult and where would you even start?!

Well, one Lithuanian man didn’t let these reservations stand in his way. He simply had a vision of his dream car and decided to build it himself – and in what a clever way he did!

To start with, the man simply had the battered and bruised shell of a Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. Note, it is only the shell. There was absolutely nothing in the inside of the piece of metal.

He then decided to use the shell of the Mercedes as a platform to build his very own, unique, dream car. He had a design in mind and simply went for it… (more…)

3D printed car takes its first drive in NYC

Published by on Oct 8th, 2014, No Comments

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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…)

How the Lamborghini Asterion’s engine works [Video]

Published by on Oct 6th, 2014, No Comments

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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…)

Here is Lexus’ NX custom designed by Will.i.Am

Published by on Sep 25th, 2014, No Comments

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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…)

3D printed car printed in less than 48 hours

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that 3D printing is taking over the world. It is one of the most revolutionary inventions of our time and has captured the attention and imagination of many across the globe.

Just the thought of physically and quickly being able to print a three dimensional object in the comfort of your home (if you so wish) is rather intriguing.

That’s why so many people have started experimenting with 3D printing and seeing how far they can push the boundaries with this new technology. One such company that wasn’t afraid of taking things to the next level, is a company called Local Motors. In fact, they dreamt so big, that actually 3D printed a car. For reals.

I mean, we have seen some pretty out there thing seeing printed in 3D – from prosthetic limbs to weapons and guns (that actually work) – there seems to be no end to the imagination of those capable of 3D printing.

Local Motors, however, is the first company we’ve heard of that actually decided to print a full size, drivable car. (more…)

Lexus teams up with Will.i.am for custom designed NX

Published by on Sep 17th, 2014, No Comments

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In an effort to promote their all new, upcoming crossover – the NX – Lexus has teamed up with on of the planet’s quirkiest personalities to design a one-off, custom version of the car. All in the hopes of capturing the attention of the world.

Lexus has enlisted the help of music producer-turned-entrepreneur Will.i.am to design a custom NX of their new crossover model.

As the company has said themselves, the car designed by the hands of Will.i.am, will be an “extremely stylised version”of the actual model – so don’t get a fright when you see it for the first time and think that Lexus has turned a new (quirky) leaf.

Will.i.am is also no stranger to the automotive industry, or designing his own, uhm, different cars.  (more…)

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