Fri Nov 29 2013 17:03:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Bugatti L'Or Blanc is the world's most delicate supercar.
For those who believe Bugatti creates expensive pieces of furniture masquerading as super cars, this will only add to their fire: The Bugatti L'Or Blanc, a partnership with a Berlin porcelain maker to create the world's most delicate Veyron.
Starting with a Veyron Grand Sports, the Bugatti has been detailed with a dozen porcelain inlays on the wheels, fuel cap and dashboard. The white-and-blue paint scheme - painstakingly crafted with special techniques to eliminate surface lines between the colors - reflects either the lights of a studio or the curves of Italy's Stelvio Pass, and was applied by hand over three weeks.
The L'Or Blanc has been sold, so its appearance at The Quail gathering in Monterey was a loan - one that Bugatti was protecting with these special Bugatti slippers for visitors who wanted to step into the light, until someone used them to step off the platform.
"Instead of cars carrying workers, Nepal has workers carrying cars on the rocky, hilly trail from Kathmandu. Here automobiles, stripped of wheels and bumpers, are shoulder-borne to and from the capital, the only Nepalese city with modern roads. This old German-made Mercedes is going to India as a trade-in on a shiny American model. Some 60 coolies, moving to the rhythm of a chant, balance it on long poles."
Mon Jun 10 2013 19:36:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The introduction of the Porsche 901 in 1963 marked
a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented having a 0 in the middle of car model numbers, the 911 didn't let anything stand in the way of its becoming an iconic sports car. This success story spans all the way from the 901 and the Carrera RS 2.7 (which with its characteristic rear spoiler--the so-called "ducktail"--was the fastest production car of its time) right up to
the current generation of the 991. For the 50th birthday of the populous 911 family, the famous automotive photographer René Staud, whose The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book has also been published by teNeues, showcases the most important models--all in his typically radiant and distinctive style.
Wed May 29 2013 13:30:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertible is one of the most valuable muscle cars -- perhaps the most valuable -- ever produced. Only 11 were built that year and all-original examples can sell for well into seven figures. - to be auctioned at the annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz next year.
Thu Mar 28 2013 01:55:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
65 Cobra replica NOT a kit car! Ford 500ci, 600+ hp perfect body and interior never raced or driven in rain 4055 miles total. Not a scratch. Perfect!! Tubular space frame pushrod Indy car front suspension,independent inboard brake Halibrand aluminum quick change rear,4-speed top loader blueprinted 500ci Ford 600+ hp, stainless headers and side pipes , all aluminum interior and trunk Jazz fuel cell two Mallory pumps flawless Mercedes black paint leather seats, genuine knock offs,never raced.
Sun Feb 17 2013 22:23:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance unique sports car. The 700 hp two-seater with a twin turbo V12 engine is a one-off design built on request for Fulda Tires. Fulda is using this car as a reference vehicle to test a new generation of wide tires. The German luxury car manufacturer created the one-off model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sportscar from the 1930s. There are various allusions to the historical predecessor, which was likewise based on a powerful Maybach automobile. In this case, the Maybach SW 38 was also used by Fulda for tire testing.
The car is owned by Arnaud Massartic. The car is also famous for being portrayed in one of the episodes of long-running German show; Cobra 11.
Jay-Z featured the car in the music video for "Lost One".