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…)
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…)
Some people have taken the term ‘luxury car’ to the next level – as this Ferrari 599 GTB wrapped in black velvet proves.
The owner of this Ferrari, that was recently spotted cruising around London, must really want his car to look (and feel) luxurious. Either that or he is a really big fan of Allanah Myles’ 80’s hit, ‘Black Velvet’. (more…)
A supremely modified Volkswagen Golf IV R32 has been unveiled by MTE. Modifications under the hood include the German tuner specializing in turbo conversions. There are installed turbo-plus intercooler along with larger injectors, modified cylinder head, forged pistons, high performance camshafts, and an optimized ECU.
All of this fine tweaking means that the car, with its twin-turbo 3.2-liter V6 pushing 2.2 bar of boost with a compression ratio of 7.8:1 produces 790 hp (589 kW / 801 PS) and 1200 Nm (885 lb-ft) of torque is capable of navigating the quarter mile in 10.7 seconds at 216 km/h (134 mph).
To handle the extra power generated, MTE added a Sachs two-disc sintered clutch in addition to a KW Coilover ‘Club Sport’ suspension, semi-slick tires, and a high-performance braking system (with 360mm discs and six-piston Brembo calipers). Inspired by this beauty, car fans, speed fans, power rush addicts are all looking to see what MTE gives next.
The Bentley Continental GT’s new styling package has finally been revealed by Vorsteiner. Customers are going to be delighted to find that the package has been designed with “vacuum bagged dry carbon fiber technology”, and it includes everything you need to turn your car into a completely new vision with style. You’ll get a new front bumper, as well as a rear one, both of which have been drastically lowered as opposed to their original counterparts; aerodynamic side skirts; and a new spoiler. Additionally, you may opt for a customized paint job, pick between glosse or matte finishing for the interior, and also custom 22-inch wheels complete with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires.
The facelifted SEAT Leon Cupra has only been around for sometime and JE Design did not exactly like what it saw and hence came up with a tuning package to make it an untamable racing machine.
The kit picks up the horsepower of the car to 285 hp with 380Nm of torque and this has been achieved thanks to a revised ECU module which solely costs €1,499. Consequently, the Leon Cupra can now pelt from 0 to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 261km/h. With a better engine, you need better cooling and hence there is a stainless steel sports exhaust system which individually costs €899. The suspension of the Cupra has been lowered by using a coilover technology which brings down the ride height by 40mm and 19-inch gloss black multi-spoke wheels equipped with high performance tires (all costing €2,930) complete the package.