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…)
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…)
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…)
Ferrari makes beautiful cars, this we know. And it is (of course) very evident that they are very proud of the beautiful cars they produce. However, they have also made it clear that they do not take well to people, albeit Ferrari owners, making a ‘mockery’ of their cars.
The Italian automaker has lashed out at famed electronic music producer, Deadmua5, after the DJ wrapped his Ferrari 458 Spider in a somewhat unusual wrap.
The Deadmau5 Ferarri, which he dubbed the ‘Purrari’ was wrapped in a Nyan Cat theme. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Nyan Cat, it is an internet meme that exploded all over the net and is seen as somewhat of a pop culture sensation. It’s basically just a pixelated cat, flying through space, leaving a trail of rainbows behind him… yes, we know that sounds ridiculous. (more…)
Japan’s underworld is home to many things and many, how should I say, eccentric people. Whether it’s social billionaires, thrill-seeking daredevils or, in this case, flashy yakuza’s (yakuza being an organized crime syndicate).
This gang, operating in Tokyo’s underworld has always had a penchant for fast cars or bikes. However, recently, it seems that the yakuza are having some sort of internal competition as to see who has the most blinged-out car. There preferred mode of transport? Lamborghini’s of course.
The gang was originally some sort of motorcycle gang, but quickly transitioned into more flashy (and more expensive) automobiles. Going from a daring motorcycle club to Lambo-racing criminals will obviously come with new threats and in this case, super flashy style. (more…)
The latest Batman movie is set to start shooting soon, and will also feature another famed hero – Superman. While Superman doesn’t need a car to get around (he flies, remember) Ol’ Bruce Wayne sure does. And his car, the Batmobile, is one of the most famous fictional cars ever.
Thus, it came as no surprise that Batman and automobile fans alike were more excited about the Batmobile in the new movie than the man himself. And luckily for said fans, director Zack Snyder gave them exactly what they wanted.
Snyder recently posted a mystical picture to his Twitter account – which is very obviously the backside of the (new) Batmobile. (more…)
Celebrities make a lot of money. Celebrities in the music industry make even more money. And if you’re a hot shot singer/rapper/producer like Will.I.Am, you probably don’t know then end of your riches.
So, with all this money lying around, what do celebrities choose to spend their cash on? Well, mostly cars. Expensive and very much ‘out-ther’ cars. We’ve seen Lamborghini’s and Bugatti’s – but Will.I.Am takes the cake with this freakish, $900 000 custom car creation. (more…)