Category Archives: CARS

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

Batmobile as interpreted by Gordon Murray [video]

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(credit: via Autoblog)

we have seen our fair share of batmobile renditions both on screen and off. now, legendary automotive designer Gordon Murray (not commissioner Gordon, btw) has his take of the cape crusader’s ride – designed especially for the upcoming production of Batman Live. we didn’t think they would be any ‘Live’ Batman show but the truth is there is or going to be one. well, guess what? truth hurts, sometimes. Continue reading Batmobile as interpreted by Gordon Murray

Mini revealed full engine lineup for upcoming Mini coupe [photos]

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(image credit: Mini via Autoblog) Mini Cooper Coupe | US$tba | www.mini.com

last week, Mini teases us with the full-engine lineup for its upcoming Mini Coupe. four level of trims are expected, namely, Cooper Coupe, Cooper S Coupe, John Cooper Works Coupe, as well as the Cooper SD Coupe. a range of diesel and petrol engines will leave buyers (at least for the European buyers) spoilt for choice. as we would have expected, the entry level model is the Mini Cooper Coupe that will be powered by a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated (NA) four-cylinder that’s good for 122 hp (90 kW), while a 1.6-liter force-induction model, the Cooper S Coupe, pushes out 184 horses (137 kW). also under the 1.6-liter stable is the much lauded John Cooper Works Coupe that develops a healthy 211 hp. there’s also a Mini Cooper SD Coupe fitted with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that’s packed with 143 horsepower (105 kW) and 225 lb-ft (305 Nm) of torque. Continue reading Mini revealed full engine lineup for upcoming Mini coupe [photos]

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Launch Edition [photos]

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(credit: Volkswagen America) 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Launch Edition | US$24,950.00 | preorder.vw.com

can’t wait to get your hands on the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle? you can either wait till this October or put your name down for one of the first 2012 Beetle that will hitting the America’s roads. when i said “America’s roads”, it is pretty obvious this should be a welcome news for Beetle-fans residing in the US. Volkswagen of America announced earlier this week the launch of the Vehicle Pre-order (VPO) program which allows you to be the first in line to reserve one of the limited quantity Volkswagen cars, and kicking off this program is the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Launch Edition. Continue reading 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Launch Edition [photos]

United States to get special edition Zenvo ST1 with free watch

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(credit: Zenvo) Zenvo ST1 50S | US$1.8 million | www.redseadistribution.com

when we think super cars, we think Italy, Germany and sometimes, the United Kingdom. heck, we didn’t even think Russian could have their home-grown super car but they did anyway. so naturally, when we heard about the Danish sports car Zenvo ST1, we are pretty excited – not that we will be getting (or can afford) one of the three that’s heading to North America but we are excited as an automotive fan. what’s more, the trio will not be just any ST1 but a pumped up special edition that comes with a little freebie: an Aspen watch that’s worth $49,000. under normal circumstances, that Aspen watch seems like a hell lot of money but for this occasion it is just a fraction of the car’s $1.8 million price tag. yeah, you heard it right – the special edition Zenvo ST1 cost a whopping seven-figure sum. Continue reading United States to get special edition Zenvo ST1 with free watch

1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six “Ghost Car” up for auction

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(credit: RM Auctions) 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six “Ghost Car” | US$auction | www.rmauctions.com

there are just way too many cool stuff to feature, therefore instead junking readers with slew of news and the latest, we set about introducing readers to the coolest stuff, such as this 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six “Ghost Car”, that is set to go under the hammer at the upcoming St. John’s (formerly Meadow Brook) auction organized by RM Auctions in conjunction with the Concours d’Elegance of America. Continue reading 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six “Ghost Car” up for auction

is Shadow Hawk STV the future incarnation of SUV?

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(image credit: Shadow Hawk) Shadow Hawk Super Terrain Vehicle | €1 million | shadowhawkvehicles.com

the automobile world is full of fancy acronyms, we have the MPV, the SUV and now STV is set to join the list. so what’s exactly is a STV? it simply means Super Terrain Vehicle but beyond its fancy namesake, is a vehicle that look more than like a pumped up Hummer complete with a full complement of armor plating and it is ready to tear up both on and off-road terrains at a moment notice. the folks behind this gorgeously menacing vehicle is Colorado-based Shadow Hawk, who promised to fill in the gap that the world been missing with its STV line of vehicles. Continue reading is Shadow Hawk STV the future incarnation of SUV?

Mercedes-Benz marks 60 years of Unimog with bold concept [updated with more photos!]

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(credit: Daimler)

Mercedes-Benz utility truck Unimog has come a long way since its founding in 1950s. this year marks the 60th year of Unimog and beside the earlier announced collaboration with LEGO for the scale Technic model, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an Unimog concept based on the proven off-road mobility of the U 5000 model. the concept was formally unveiled on the June 3 at the Customer Center of the Mercedes-Benz Plant in Wörth. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz marks 60 years of Unimog with bold concept [updated with more photos!]

Vilner Studio presents the “Italian Job” custom Mini Cooper

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(credit: Vilner) Vilner Studio Mini Cooper | €tab | vilner.eu

even if your bank is stash with cash, you know there will never be a Bentley compact like the Mini that you can buy but then again, you can probably have the Vilner Studio Mini Cooper. as demonstrated on a Mini Cooper dubbed as the “Italian Job”, Vilner has choose to pimp up the interior of this ride with brown Nappa Leather, as used in Bentley’s factory in the English county of Cheshire. so what you get is a car that has a interior that befits a Bentley and smell like a Bentley too. this is probably the closest thing you can get to a dream Bentley compact, until Bentley decides to create a Bentley Mini which i highly doubt so. Continue reading Vilner Studio presents the “Italian Job” custom Mini Cooper

Porsche unveiled China 10th anniversary gold edition 911

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time really passes us real quick. 10 years has passed since Porsche made its appearance in China auto market and to mark this joyous occasion, it has unveiled a special edition 911 based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S. finished in a gold body, this special edition 911 sports a contrasting carbon fiber and rear spoiler, pronouncing that this isn’t your run-of-the-mill Porsche 911 Turbo S. Continue reading Porsche unveiled China 10th anniversary gold edition 911

TopCar presents the Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR

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(credit: TopCar) Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR | €45,000.00 | www.top-car.ru/en

language proves to be no barrier when it comes to gorgeous souped up cars. case in point: this beautifully (and aggressively) custom Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by Russian tuning house, TopCar. perhaps these ‘tweaks’ should give the Panamera the rave reviews that it was lacking. the Stingray GTR, as i would prefer to call it, received a host of aesthetic improvement that features “a nearly all-new” carbon fiber and kevlar body which includes new front and rear bumpers, air vents (obvious!), widened fenders, modified doors (all four of them!), bonnets, wings, rear diffuser, massive spoiler, and side skirting. check out more images this beautiful example after the break. Continue reading TopCar presents the Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR