Category Archives: CARS

All things that rolls on four wheels (sometimes three), gas or electric powered.

Ferrari releases new official Ferrari FF video [video]

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(credit: screenshot by mike from official Ferrari FF video)

if you haven’t already heard, Ferrari has unveiled the official Ferrari FF video during its web unveiling last week. up until last week, what we have were sparse information and a few images to satisfy our curiosity about the first four wheel drive and four seater Ferrari. the video takes audience on a journey with the Ferrari FF going through a variety of scenic drive and terrains that most of people wouldn’t dream of doing. well, maybe in a dream, yes but in a high-end machine like the FF? definitely, no. the drive also take viewers to the world’s first Ferrari Theme Park in Abu Dhabi. pretty awesome video. check out the video after the break. Continue reading Ferrari releases new official Ferrari FF video

1995 Batman Forever promotional Batmobile up for grab

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(image credit: Auctions America) 1995 Batman Forever promotional Batmobile | US$200,000 to $275,000 | www.auctionsamerica.com

well, you may not be able to own the Batmobile Tumbler until Bob decided to put it up for sale but here’s one road-worthy Batmobile you can truly own (besides the official licensed 60s replica, of course). built as a promotional vehicle for Warner Brothers’ 1995 Batman Forever, this awesome example made its way around the world to promote the film and its next stop might be just any regular folks’ garage. this running and driving batmobile features a custom tubular chassis and a fiberglass body which cost a reported 2.5 million dollars. Continue reading 1995 Batman Forever promotional Batmobile up for grab

Smart Forspeed Concept gets an ‘e-nitrous’ boost

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(image credit: Daimler/SMART)

ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, Smart unveils its concept performance EV in the form of the Forspeed. the intriguing part of the Forspeed is has, or rather it does not have what most cars have – its missing a roof, side windows, external door handles and it has a low wind reflector in place of the traditional windscreen. Continue reading Smart Forspeed Concept gets an ‘e-nitrous’ boost

SC166 – Super Yacht complements by a Supercar tender

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(image credit: Gray Design) Strand Craft SC166 | about US$50million | graydesign.se

we have seen many fine example of super yacht and this one is fast climbing the chart. direct from renowned automotive and luxury yacht designer, Gray Design, is this Strand Craft SC166 – a super yacht with lines inspired by modern day super car. the secret of maintaining the sleek lines is the retractable flybridge and radar mast which keep things concealed when not in use. the retractable flybridge opens up to a sun deck complete with a large Jacuzzi and a built-in bar. even the entrances to the craft are carefully concealed in an effort to maintain the smooth lines of the SC166. Continue reading SC166 – Super Yacht complements by a Supercar tender

Rinspeed BamBoo wants you to hit the beach, connected

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this latest rendition of the Rinspeed Bamboo Concept is the result of the collaboration between Swiss engineering firms 4erC and Esoro. on top of what the original Bamboo Concept has, this latest iteration has been given an artistic treatment by world renowned pop artist James Rizzi and numerous new features that will entice you to hit the beach once again. as with the original Rinspeed Bamboo Concept, this is definitely not a car for power-hungry petrol head but it is geared more towards the appreciation of lifestyle. Continue reading Rinspeed BamBoo wants you to hit the beach, connected

Nissan unveils sub 5-second sports electric vehicle

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(image credit: Nissan) Nissan ESFLOW Sports Electric Vehicle | US$tbc (concept) | www.nissan.com

unveiled recently at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show is the concept Nissan ESLFOW which is touted as “a pure EV sports car concept.” designed from the ground up as a Zero Emission Vehicle, the ESLFOW spots a long bonnet leading to a steeply rake, wrapped around windscreen which stuck closely to Nissan sports car tradition as seen in the legendary Fairlady. powered by two electric motors, each driving a rear wheel and employing the same laminated lithium-ion batteries as use in the production Nissan LEAF, the ESFLOW is capable of a century sprint in under 5 seconds and an impressive 240 km range on one single charge. Continue reading Nissan unveils sub 5-second sports electric vehicle

meet the souped up Louis Vuitton-inspired WORKS Mini

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conceived by German car tuner, CoverEFX, this Louis Vuitton-inspired John Cooper Works Mini is covered with gold on brown monogram design topped off with matte gold trimmings in every conceivable places. even the Xenon headlamps are not spared of the luxurious matte gold look. the special leather-textured foil wrap is emblazoned with the gold monograms, a la-Louis Vuitton-look, which makes the JCW looks like one serious luggage with mean horsepower. Continue reading meet the souped up Louis Vuitton-inspired WORKS Mini

construction begins for the world’s fastest car

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(images credit: Bloodhound SSC/BBC News/Cosworth/Flow Images/Curventa/Siemens)

the British Bloodhound project is determined to beat the World Land Speed Record set by the Thrust SuperSonic Car in 1997 by a cool 237 mph. it has set it sight on achieving an nerve breaking 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h) land speed in late 2012 at the dried out lake bed in Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape of South Africa. the project started three years ago is finally going into the construction phase. Continue reading construction begins for the world’s fastest car

TommyKaira ZZ reincarnates as an EV sports car

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(image credit: Akihabara News) GLM TommyKaira ZZ-EV | ¥tbc | www.greenlordmotors.co.jp

when it comes to car tuning, TommyKaira is practically a legend in Japan. everyone who’s into Japanese Domestic Market cars or played the popular Gran Turismo game on PS3 would have know TommyKaira. partnering with Green Lord Motors, TommyKaira introduced their first ever EV prototype, the ZZ-EV Sport car. power for the ZZ-EV comes from a DC150V electric motor coupled with lithium-polymer batteries, giving it a 100-km range and a top speed of 150 km/h. Continue reading TommyKaira ZZ reincarnates as an EV sports car

Pagani Huayra powered by AMG twin turbo engine

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2011 Pagani Huayra | about €1million | www.pagani.com

more has been unveiled on the Pagani Huayra which is to be built on an all-new monocoque carbon-titanium body and powered by Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.0-liter twin turbo V12 engine mated to a transverse sequential seven-speed gearbox, pushing out 700 horses to its rear wheels. the engine is capable of 1000-Nm of torque and it is said to be able to reach an incredible 230 mph (370 km/h) top speed. Continue reading Pagani Huayra powered by AMG twin turbo engine