Designer Taras Lesko made a 8-foot-long papercraft model of a Lamborghini Aventador police car. The piece, made entirely out of glue and chipboard mounted prints, measures 8 feet long and weighs approximately 25 pounds.To see how he made it, watch the video below.
via technologicvehicles.This would be pretty awesome… only a concept for now. Video after the jump.
The People’s Car Project is an initiative launched by VW in China to design the new people’s car, an open-source project where citizens can submit ideas to VW’s R&D in China.This is the case of Jia Wang who thought of a solution for traffic congestion in the city of Chengdu with a small urban vehicle, spherical, connected that can be parked everywhere (even in the air!) with a simplified operation allowing everyone to take the wheel.Starting from these basic concepts, VW’s engineers made this idea become true with an original vehicle using electromagnetic levitation -to provide freedom and comfort- but also safety oriented with distance sensors to avoid crashes.
Bentley has updated it’s Continental GT line for the 2013 model year revealing the new luxury couple at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The new 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 signals a new focus for the Bentley marque, a move away from the gas-guzzling W12 engine for a refreshingly restrained V8. Now most of us wouldn’t consider a V8 to present a significant improvement in fuel economy, but at cruising speeds the Continental GT will shut down four of eight cylinders for higher-efficiency driving. That four-cylinder mode will provide 23 MPG driving (laughable for most of us, but not if you’re buying a performance car like this) and can extend this Bentley’s range to 500 miles on a tank of gas. Even with the smaller engine, the new Bentley Continental GT V8 can hit 60 mph from a standing start in less than five seconds. Its exterior is still a Bentley kind of beautiful, and the interior is elegant and refined.
Lamborghini has leaked an early look at its latest Gallardo, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. While that’s a mouthful, this Gallardo delivers eloquently– this genuine supercar will boast a 570hp V10 engine, capable of breaking 62mph in just 3.4 seconds. Like other Lambos that came before it, the new Gallardo LP570-4 will be produced in a very limited run. The Super Trofeo Stradale version will be held to 150 examples, all of which are likely to sell as quickly as they break the speed limit… More photos below.
via sybarites. Awesome! More photos after the jump.
Mini have released a limited production Cooper S in collaboration with the Rolls Royce design team. The Mini Cooper Goodwood has an interior designed to Rolls Royce standards with leather and wood trim. The exterior features seventeen inch alloy wheels as well as other minor improvements to set the car apart. Only one thousand Mini Cooper Goodwood’s will be made and available exclusively from selected Mini dealerships.
Taras Lesko was commissioned by Audi to make a detailed paper-version of their 2012 Audi A7. See more photos and the “making of” below.
It took 245 hours and 285 sheets of paper to finish the project.
via worldcarfans. Nice!
Audi has unveiled the R8 GT Spyder, a car powered by 5.2 liter FSI V10 unit producing 412 kW (560 PS / 552 bhp) and 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) of torque. Weighing just 3636 lbs, the car can go from zero to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds, on its way to the top speed of 197mph. The limited edition car will only see 333 units made.
via shockblast. Here’s a sneak peak of the new BMW 328 Hommage… nice! More photos after the break.
The Munich-based manufacturer, which is involved for years very active in the Concours d’Elegance Villa d’Este, has gotten back to disengage the jaw with the recovery of one its greatest myths in the face of the prestigious event in Italy: the BMW 328. His once highly sophisticated roadster, which is so unfailing in all lists devoted to listing the best classics of all time, this year celebrates 75 summers, and to celebrate their glorious old age, the manufacturer will take the advanced Villa d’Este 328 Hommage, interpreted in a modern champion of the Mille Miglia.
Here is some video of the new Lamborghini Aventador in action… with some special effects. Check it out after the break.
Watch the car take on the forces of nature, as it navigates the Californian desert Coyote Dry Lakebed in this 3-minute special effect thunderstorm.