Category Archives: AUTOS

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meet the world’s one and only turbine-powered Batmobile [video]

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(credit: Putsch Racing)

the world is not lacking of Batmobile replicas but this particular creation by Casey Putsch of Putsch Racing is not yet another replica but one that’s actually powered by a turbine engine and according to Putsch, this is the only turbine-powered Batmobile in the world. i bet you didn’t think this beauty is drivable but on the contrary, not only does it drives like any regular car but it is also registered and insured for U.S. roads, which means it is total road-worthy and street legal. one word: awesome! Continue reading meet the world’s one and only turbine-powered Batmobile

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class teased with specifications [updated with more photos]

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(credit: Daimler) 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class | US$tba | www3.mercedes-benz.com

Mercedes-Benz has released details and teaser images of the 2012 B-Class ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. touted as “a quantum leap in the compact class”, the new B-Class sports refinements in every possible aspects including chassis and suspension, improved aerodynamics, high-tech engines and safety technology. Continue reading 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class teased with specifications [updated with more photos]

the Orphiro Cruiser – electric bike hailed from the Netherlands

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(credit: Orphiro via Autopia) Orphiro Electric Motorcycle | €49,000.00 | www.orphiro.nl

before Harley actually makes an electric cruiser, this Netherlands-made cruiser should be suffice for those who are seeking for an electric cruiser. dubbed the Orphiro, this battery-powered cruiser has a range of 60 miles (97 kilometers) and is capable of reaching a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). beneath its gorgeous exterior cover lies five lithium-ion batteries that can fully recharged in six and a half hours. Continue reading the Orphiro Cruiser – electric bike hailed from the Netherlands

Brabus 800 E V12 is world’s fastest four-seater cabriolet

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Mercedes-Benz BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet | €478,000.00 | www.brabus.com

among the buzz and hype surrounding the upcoming C63 AMG Black Series coupe, BRABUS announced it’s own big number souped up E-class convertible that will have 788-horses (588-kW) on the tab. yea, it’s mind blowing indeed and the best part is, not only you and a lone babe gets to experience the exhilarating power but it has room for two more, babes or dudes – it’s your choice. Continue reading Brabus 800 E V12 is world’s fastest four-seater cabriolet

Mini and Tumi comes together to create Mini Goes Tumi

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we have seen many auto-fashion collaboration and the latest to join this wonderful bandwagon is TUMI, and its partner of choice? it’s the beloved Mini. TUMI has been the forefront of lifestyle travel gears and it only makes sense that the car that it chose is the Mini Clubman. in this special project, Mini and TUMI spruced up One Clubman and a Cooper S Clubman with custom TUMI fabrics upholstery complete with TUMI brand name embroidery for the cars’ interiors, while the exterior of the Cooper S Clubman and the One Clubman are given special TUMI-inspired paint jobs like the Alpha (black) and Alpha Brave (hunter green), respectively. additionally, each car is equipped with matching sets of TUMI luggage. check out more images of these awesome examples after the break. Continue reading Mini and Tumi comes together to create Mini Goes Tumi

ABT souped up plans for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

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(credit: ABT Sportsline)

the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has yet to hit the dealers, but premier German tuner ABT Sportsline is already the first in line to have big plans laid out for it. the upcoming Beetle is looking sportier than its predecessor but ABT wants it to be even more sportier both in the looks department, as well as its performance numbers. plans include full aero kits, huge 19-inch wheels along with tuned suspension and extensive engine mods that will grant the stock Beetle significant increase in power output. as such ABT expects the 1.2-liter TSI standard 105-horses will be increased to around 140-horses (103-kW), while the 1.4 TSI to around 210-hp (154-kW). the 2.0-liter turbo variant original 200-hp is expected to see a gain between 30-40 horses. the diesel versions will not be left out either. it will also see a significant 20-30 hp increase across its range. another look of the renderings of the ABT-VW Beetle after the break. Continue reading ABT souped up plans for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Infiniti teases us with the 2012 JX Concept image – the tease is over [updated Aug 22]

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2012 Infiniti JX Crossover | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

like an eager youth, Infiniti can’t wait to tease us with its new luxury crossover concept’s, the Infiniti JX, image. this first image is among the many others that Infiniti will roll out over the next seven weeks. we promise to update this post with any new images as soon as it turns up. the new JX will Infiniti’s answer to luxury family vehicle – a crossover (or some called it SUV), to be exact – that Infiniti believes is lacking in today’s market. this luxury seven-seater crossover will be officially unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on the August 18, after which the production version (dubbed the 2013 Infiniti JX) will make its appearance in the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. more images after the break. Continue reading Infiniti teases us with the 2012 JX Concept image – the tease is over [updated Aug 22]

Deus Ex Machina’s Odd Job SR542, 542-cc and carb pumped

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Deus Odd Job SR542 Motorcycle | US$tba | www.deus.com.au

there’s nothing like a good’o big number bike, especially one that reminiscent of the classic two wheelers of the yesteryear. Australia’s very own maestro of custom bikes, Deus Ex Machina has unveiled its latest custom masterpiece – the Odd Job SR542. seriously, there is nothing odd about the Keihin FCR 39 carburetor that pumps in air/fuel mixture to its 542-cc air cooled engine. let me assure you that there’s nothing odd about this gorgeous, classic-looker that’s almost completely blacked out except for a few dashes chrome and red when necessary. i am also sure that such work of art doesn’t come from any odd job labors either. Continue reading Deus Ex Machina’s Odd Job SR542, 542-cc and carb pumped

five things that you can buy to show your patriotism

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(credit: RM Auctions/Zazzle/Amazon) click image to view larger image

Fourth of July, Independence Day might be over but that shouldn’t stop you from proclaiming your love for your country. what’s more appropriate than to accessorize your everyday gears, ranging from gadget cases to computer peripherals to automobiles, with stars and stripes? i know, you probably have a flag right in front of house but there’s certainly no harm in showing more love. isn’t it? today, we round up five things that you can buy to proudly proclaim your patriotism for your country. Continue reading five things that you can buy to show your patriotism

Mikhail Smolyanov’s ARX-4 Steampunk motorcycle

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i can’t help but to feel that there might be a steampunk revolution going on. almost any conceivable items in our lives are given the steampunk treatment – everything ranging from computers to mobile phones to the creepy crawlies, have been touched by steampunk midas around the world and now, we witness yet another gorgeous steampunk concept and its name is the ARX-4 Steampunk motorcycle. created by one Mikhail Smolyanov, who took inspiration from airplane engine equipped race cars of the 20s era for his ARX-4 concept. in this concept, a V8 engine powers the wheels that move via drive shaft instead of traditional chain link or belt drive. Continue reading Mikhail Smolyanov’s ARX-4 Steampunk motorcycle