Cars, Trucks & Motorcycle News
London-based, Baghdad-born architect Zaha Hadid has teamed up with France-based Shoreteam to create the Luxury Z for London-based writer and art-dealer Kenny Schachter. Commissioned by Schachter for his Rove Projects, the unique speedboat measures around 8 meters in length and is meant to be an artistic expression of individualism with a stealthy asymmetrical design courtesy of fiberglass and carbon fiber construction. Limited to only 12 production models, the Luxury Z is set to go on sale sometime in early 2013 with a retail price around €375,000 EUR (approximately $460,459 USD). [See More]
Initially on display earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, European auto tuner Mansory has officially unveiled its special edition take on the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Dubbed Carbonado, the super car features custom body paneling of carbon fiber alongside matching detailing on the interior and a 6.5-liter V12 under the hood – capable of 754 horsepower and 553 lb-ft torque. Having removed the front wings and bonnet in favor of custom designs, the automobile also features a diffuser integrated into the new rear apron and the inclusion of a rear wing while new side sills utilize built-in channels to direct additional cool air to both the rear brakes and drive unit.
IFR Automotive and engineer Ignacio Fernandez have unveiled the production version of the upcoming Aspid GT-21 Invictus. Featuring a hammerhead design and weighing in at 2,182 pounds with a composite body and spaceframe chassis, the menacing Spanish super car boasts 450 horsepower and a 4.4 liter V8 engine – thus allowing the automobile to reach a top speed of 189 mph and accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in less than three seconds. Complete with adaptive airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control, Aspid‘s second automotive offering is aiming for a production debut in 2014. [See More]
Chances are that in the very near future when you hear an ear-splitting “VROOM” whiz past you, it will be courtesy of the ultra-sleek and powerful Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster. Undeniably beautiful thanks to the white exterior and fire engine red soft top and matching interior, it’s what is under the hood that really starts the salivating. [See & Read More]
Another day, another awesome custom from German tuners wheelsandmore. This time, it is 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. Given a full carbon treatment, the car has been lightened and pushed to 647 horsepower and 468 lb-ft. of torque. Yup, that is one powerful drop top supercar. Click the jump to check it out. [See More]
McLaren Automotive announced the launch of its second model in the MP4-12C family: the stunning new 12C Spider. The topless Spider boasts an impressive 0-62 mph in just 3.1 seconds due in large part to its impressive 625 PS output from its bespoke 3.8-liter V8 twin turbo engine. The 12C Spider is a luxury convertible sports car that offers prospective owners a unique combination of spectacular performance with remarkable usability and will retail for $265,750 USD in November. [See More]
As sportbikes continue to shed weight and gain power, such improvements might reach a point of diminishing returns. The ruthless pursuit of acceleration and razor’s-edge handling could lead to such radical transformations that a bike becomes a soulless beast built only for statistical domination. Ducati was at a crossroads when updating its venerable 1198 superbike: Should the company embrace new technology and risk sacrificing the soul of the 1198, or should it stay with the tried-and-true foundation and keep its fan base happy? [Read More]
Kanye West was spotted driving his new matte black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 ($750,000) with friend Virgil Abloh in West Hollywood, California. The supercar was a birthday gift from his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Also, Mr. West can be seen rocking his Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers ($245), and Virgil is wearing a Givenchy Iris print t-shirt ($660). [See More]
Tyga made it blatantly clear that he's all about the custom paint jobs when he showed off his platinum gold Audi R8. He most recently hooked up with Asanti Wheels and West Coast Customs to splash a new look on his Ferrari California. We should have seen this one coming, as he rapped, "I'mma muf*ckin' star/Look at the paint on the car/Too much rim make the ride too hard/Tell that bitch hop out, walk the boulevard," in his hit single Rack City. His California isn't shiny like the Audi, but the matte red paint still makes this car pop off on the road. [See More]
Inspired by Harley's board racers of the 1920s, the Shaw F1-XLR Harley Nightster Motorcycle ($TBA) also takes some design cues from an unlikely place — high-end racing. Decked out in the same smoke grey paintwork as the McLaren Formula One team, this Nightster features a 1200 V-twin engine with a ram-air intake, a custom set of exhaust pipes, upside-down forks taken from a VRSCF V-Rod Muscle matched to clip-on bars, a small, race-style rear fender — complete with number marking — and 21-inch Performance Machine wheels, all of which help to give it an identity all its own.