Awesome video by Henrik Hansen of custom motorcycle engineer Shinya Kimura. To him just like many other craftsmen, it’s all about the love for the game.
Something to kick start your weekend with. A definitely unique video done by motor heads to motor heads. El Solitario MC is a motorcycle inspired brand and shop whom share their adventures on elsolitariomc.com, those into motorcycles should definitely check the site out. The video itself a unique production with a message, “You trusting bunnies of the world, must realize that planned obsolescence is part of this society we live in, so think twice next time a predator invites you to dinner!” Have a good weekend everyone.
This week will be pretty much full of superhero madness on the blog. Reason being the release of the Dark Knight Rises on Thursday which I will be checking, pronto! Being that everyone is going pretty much bat-ish crazy right now, it’s not a surprise that plenty of Batman related material starts floating on the web. How about an event bringing all of the Batmobiles from the series and movies together? How cool is that?
There are cars and then there are super cars. The latter probably cost you a million but will give you the bragging rights as you will be one of the selected few who own such a car. Sorry, I mean super car. Bugatti’s one of the brands that has claimed status by producing some of the rarest, unique cars on earth. And their concept for Bugatti 16C Galibier falls not behind in that sense. It’s pretty much the car I would buy if I had that extra million. They say god is in details and so seems to be the team behind this vehicle. I mean the dashboard time piece can be just picked up and worn as a watch. Those details set the car apart. In addition to the actual specs. No matter what, the video is worth a check.
Now this here is luxury on another level. How do you improve something as classic and established as the Rolls Royce Phantom? The brand recently launched the new Phantom Series II at the Geneva Motor Show. And as Rolls Royce put it, the car features “improvements to the drive-train, ease-of-use and connectivity, the models are also the first production cars to feature full LED headlamps as standard — proving the maxim of founder Sir Henry Royce that you should strive to “take the best that exists and make it better”.”
The open roads come with every purchase…
Have you ever seen a Ferrari drifting on snowy forest roads? Well if you haven’t now’s your chance. Ferrari teamed up with 1978 Rally World Champion Markku Alen putting the Ferrari 4WD to test at Arjeplog track in Sweden. Pretty cool video. Reminds me of the elemental testing of the new Porsche Carrera.
Few days back we posted a video of the meticulous testing process that goes into ensuring the new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera does not leave anyone cold. Well just yesterday I came across another cool car related video. This one focusing more on the hand crafted end result that we all know as Bentley. Car of choice for the elite, those who appreciate not only the finer things in life but who prioritize on style and quality. Cool video, great car, I wish I had one. Enough said check the video.
What goes into development of a super car like the 2012 Porsche 911? The below mini documentary gives an idea of the rigorous testing in most extreme environments the cars go through before becoming available for future owners. From the freezing Arctic Circle to the hot climates of South Africa, the teams of engineers go through rounds of testing to ensure the cars are prepared for anything a driver might come across with. Impressive, most impressive as Darth Vader might put it.
Some time back I wrote about the FT-86 concept or “ToyoBaru” as it was also called. The reborn hachi roku (AE-86 Trueno famous from Initial D) is finally seeing daylight across the globe. I am sure the car will raise mixed feelings in terms of design though I think it’s a pretty awesome looking car. It’s not just the looks but the car packs 197 horsepower engine powered by Subaru’s 2.0 liter boxer engine. Yes, a Subaru engine in Toyota car. AE-86 is a classic and as awesome as it ever was but perhaps GT-86 can step up to become the hachi roku of the 21st century. One thing is for sure, Toyota and any agency working in promotion of this ride better start watching Initial D now.
Video after the jump.
There are few cars in the world that have a status as high as the Batmobile. Ever since kids saw the classic automobile for the first time, Batmobile has been a dream car of more individuals than just myself. Batman’s choice of wheels has also served as an inspiration to many car and bike customizations out there, latest of which is the Wiesmann Roadster MF5 V10 aka the Black Bat.