Carpenter makes Lamborghini style super car entirely out of Wood

Carpenter makes Lamborghini style super car entirely out of Wood

A Lamborghini-loving carpenter realised he was never going to have the cash to buy a £260,000 supercar – so he made one out of WOOD.

Super car fan Yu Jietao stripped the body off an electric car then redesigned it using hand-carved rosewood.

And after he hit the road in China’s Jiangxi province, he quickly attracted media attention – and numerous offers to buy the car.

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He said: “One person offered me what I would consider to be a small fortune, and more than enough to buy a real hot rod but I decided I don’t want to sell it.

“My wife really loves it as well and so we decided to keep it.”

Police have warned that technically it isn’t licensed because it was not made by an approved car manufacturer.

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But that has not deterred Yu, 26, who is planning to challenge the wooden supercardecision.

He said: “I didn’t really copy any car when I made it but I guess I wanted a sort of Lamborghini feel about it.

“It is a topless roadster so isn’t suitable for all weathers, and has beetle-wing doors. It measures about four-metres-long, 1.5 metres wide and is just 1.5 metres tall.”

Source: Mirror

Video: New Ford GT Supercar Revealed At 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Video: New Ford GT Supercar Revealed At 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The Ford Motor Company has shocked the automotive world with the unveiling of an all-new GT supercar at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

As stunning as it looks, the GT on show in Detroit isn’t a concept to be watered down by the time production rolls around but a preview of the car that will be hitting showrooms sometime in 2016.

It’s got all the typical supercar cues such as a mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration, and a sleek, aerodynamic coupe body.

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But instead of the typical V-8 engine found in most performance Fords, including the previous GT, the new generation will come packing an EcoBoost V-6 engine whose twin-turbochargers will help liberate more than 600 horsepower.

Some of the new aspects of the design include updated direct-injection and valvetrain features, aimed at boosting performance and efficiency. The transmission, meanwhile, is a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle.

There’s still a lot of development work to be done, which is why we haven’t heard any official performance numbers just yet. Expect further announcements to be made in the coming months.

Source: Motor Authority

VIDEO: Start Your Day With This Blast To 213 MPH In The Ferrari LaFerrari

Start Your Day With This Blast To 213 MPH In The Ferrari LaFerrari

What better way to start the day than a blast up to 213 mph in Ferrari’s LaFerrari flagship. An owner of the stunning hybrid supercar took part in last month’s EvoMax event in the U.K., where drivers get to take their cars to the limit on a closed runway, and he was generous enough to take YouTube user David Yu for a ride in the passenger seat and as a result we have this latest video.

It shows the LaFerrari reaching 213 mph, but what’s more impressive is that the speed was reached just moments after the driver hit the car’s seventh and final gear.

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In fact, the LaFerrari was already doing 209 mph when the seventh gear was selected, which leaves us wondering who fast the car could go on a longer stretch of road.

According to Ferrari, the LaFerrari will reach a top speed in excess of 217 mph. Its power comes from a hybrid drivetrain that pairs a V-12 engine with Ferrari’s own HY-KERS hybrid setup designed to boost output and lower emissions, and peak output is a staggering 950 horsepower and “more than” 664 pound-feet of torque.

Source: Motor Authority

Kuwait Style: Kermit The Frog Verde Mantis Huracan

Kuwait Style: Kermit The Frog Verde Mantis Huracan

This unique aftermarket project for the stunning Lamborghini Huracan is bound to raise some debate and evoke one or two comments about Kermit the Frog.

Even so, the Huracan, which is registered in Kuwait, is doubtlessly one of the most unusual and creative renditions of the newest Lamborghini.

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Finished in Verde Mantis paint, the car was fitted a set of ADV.1 wheels complete with matching lips and matte black spokes.

The wheels themselves are ADV05 Track Spec CSs measuring 20×9 inches in the front and 20×11 in the rear.

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Source: Carbuzz

Official: Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

Official: Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

In 2025, what will large trucks look like? To answer that question, Mercedes-Benz has created its Future Truck 2025 study to provide a glimpse of the shape of things to come in the trucking industry.

Mercedes-Benz believes that in ten years’ time, trucks could be driving autonomously on highways with fuel efficiency set to improve tremendously alongside reductions in emissions.

In terms of design, the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 study combines function, efficiency and emotion in a fascinating way. As a result, it is unlike any other truck on the market.

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It incorporates flowing and curved surfaces while also including a completely new lighting design. When the driver is behind the wheel and in control of the truck, the headlights and front grille are illuminated white while when in autonomous driving mode, these lights change to blue.

The interior of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 study is similarly minimalist. It adopts a flowing wood panel design across the floor and passenger side of the dashboard. Gone are traditional truck controls and in their place are touchscreen displays.

Official: Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

 

Official: Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

Source: GT Spirit

Traffic cops seize £250,000 Lamborghini

Traffic cops seize £250,000 Lamborghini

The driver of a £250,000 supercar was left standing by the side of the road after it was seized by police in Warwickshire. Traffic cops who pulled over the 217mph Lamborghini Aventador in Kenilworth town centre found that his licence had been revoked.

The driver, a man in his mid-30s, was summoned to appear in court at a later date. The question of whether he was driving with no insurance is still being investigated. He was left to make his own way home after a large crowd had gathered to watch.

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Officers also discovered there were outstanding finance payments on the 6.5-litre V12 car – one of only 4,000 ever built – and which can do 0-60mph in under three seconds. It will now be sold at auction to pay off the finance company.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather and singers Justin Bieber and Kanye West and are among some of the car’s celebrity owners. Pc Richard Prior, of Warwickshire Police’s Operational Patrol Unit, said: “I’ve pulled over a Bentley Continental before, but this tops it.”

Pc Prior and a colleague were on routine patrol on Wednesday afternoon when their marked car’s ‘automatic number plate recognition’ system (ANPR) flagged up the Lamborghini.

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“We saw him on the main road through Kenilworth and stopped him outsideKenilworth Castle,” said the officer. He pulled over straightaway. He got out and was very pleasant, very co-operative. He explained the car was not his. Said he had borrowed it.

“Our investigations showed his driving licence had been revoked by the DVLA. He said he didn’t know anything about it, but was unsurprisingly fine about it because it wasn’t his car.” Pc Prior added: “There was a joke about who would drive it back, but we got a professional recovery company to take it to a compound in Leamington.”

Driving licences can be revoked for medical reasons or for failing to keep personal details up-to-date.

Source: Coventry Telegraph

Meet America’s 500bhp EV supercar

Meet America’s 500bhp EV supercar

Renovo Motors has announced that its dinky Shelby Daytona-based electric supercar is almost ready for public consumption.

The American company took the opportunity of last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours to reveal a near-production ready prototype of its all-electric two-seater.

“The shape was nearly perfect 50 years ago,” explains Renovo advisor and award-winning designer Peter Brock. “The redesigned car has a totally updated body, frame, suspension and cabin – it’s a new chapter for this chassis,” he added.

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A pair of mid-mounted twin sequential axial-flux motors – each drive a rear wheel, mapped to produce a combined power output of 500bhp and a whopping 1000lb ft of torque.

With that 500bhp and 1000lb ft propelling a 1475kg package, the Renovo coupe can accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds – three point four – and top out at 120mph.

Source: Top Gear

Bugatti to Succeed Veyron with 1500hp Supercar

Bugatti to Succeed Veyron with 1500hp Supercar

Bugatti, the maker of exotic supercars such as the 1,200-horsepower Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, is considering a model that some might feel contradicts the ethos of the extravagant brand: a hybrid.

The French manufacturer, owned by Volkswagen, has developed the blueprint for a 2015 follow-up model to the 0.99 million pounds limited-series Veyron that may sell out this year, two sources at VW group with knowledge of the matter said.

The two-door model may rely on a 1,500-horsepower, 16-cylinder engine and will probably be limited to about 450 cars, the same as the expiring Veyron, the sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Bugatti’s new chief executive Wolfgang Duerheimer, a former R&D boss at Audi and Porsche who returned to the French brand on June 1, favours a hybrid version of the brand’s next model, the sources said on condition they not be identified because the matter is confidential.

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Ultra-luxury nameplates such as Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche are embracing electric powertrains after being on the cutting edge for years in upgrading chassis and engine electronics while striving to trim CO2 emissions.

Hybrid systems used in McLaren’s P1 model and Porsche’s 918 Spyder work to boost performance and fuel economy.

“Moving to hybrid propulsion seems like a logical next step” for supercar-makers, said Stefan Bratzel, head of the Centre of Automotive Management near Cologne. “By curbing emissions and boosting performance, they can justify building more of these cars.”

The new model will beat the 268 miles top speed of Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport, which lost the title of the world’s fastest production car in February to the Hennessey Venom GT, sources said.

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“The new model will not be less exciting than the Veyron,” a spokeswoman for Bugatti said, without being more specific. “Our customers have certain expectations.”

Wolfsburg-based VW acquired the Bugatti brand in 1998 along with Lamborghini and Bentley Motors to create a stable of high-end carmakers. VW doesn’t break out Bugatti’s earnings in quarterly or annual reporting, but a company source says the brand has been loss-making for years on high development costs for the Veyron.

Under VW’s reign, the super-luxury brand, which traces its roots back to Italian-born car designer Ettore Bugatti, started production of the Veyron series in 2005. Some 430 of the 450 planned models have been sold, the spokeswoman said.

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Source: Reuters

Millionaire hunts teen who ‘surfed’ on £245,000 supercar and posted pics on Facebook

Millionaire hunts teen who 'surfed' on £245,000 supercar and posted pics on Facebook

A dim-witted teen posted pictures of him jumping on top of a McLaren 12C Spider online – where they were spotted by the owner.

The boy leaped into action when he spotted the flashy £245,000 car parked in the street and climbed on the bonnet for a picture.

He then posted this picture of himself pulling a “surfer pose” on top of the white carbon fibre bodywork to Facebook.

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A comment underneath the picture read: “Thought I had to take the **** seen this lush mclarun [sic] thought I’d jump on the bonet [sic] init **** it why not mwhahaha.”

What the youngster didn’t expect was for the millionaire businessman owner to see the picture after it went viral. And he has now launched a hunt to track the teenager down so he can hand him a repair bill. Whoops!

The businessman, who does not want to be identified, said: “It was a little bit disappointing to say the least. “You shouldn’t expect to have that sort of thing. I’m waiting to identify the bloke so I can send him a nasty solicitors letter.”

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The businessman only had the car back from the dealers for a matter of hours when it was targeted by the thug. He had parked it on double yellows in Port Talbot, near Swansea, while he went to a restaurant.

The man added: “Fortunately there’s no massive damage. When I saw the picture I thought there would be massive dents. It is still going to cost a lot of money – with these cars everything costs, unfortunately.”

Source: Mirror

Polish Supercar Arrinera Hussarya Revealed In Production Form

Polish Supercar Arrinera Hussarya Revealed In Production Form

Polish supercar startup Arrinera’s first product, the Hussarya, is nearing the end of its gestation, and soon production will commence at a new factory located in the city of Gliwice in southern Poland.

The design of the Hussarya has evolved considerably since it was first shown as a prototype in 2011, as confirmed by the latest images depicting the production version of the car.

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Speaking with Autovisie, a spokesperson for Arrinera confirmed that an official debut for the Hussarya in its production form would take place this year and that the company anticipates building around 100 units per year.

Final pricing for the Hussarya is yet to be confirmed, though the company has previously suggested a starting figure of about $160,000, though we suspect this will be revised higher upon the car’s debut.

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Via Motor Authority.