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In celebration of the Goodword Festival of Speed 2014, artist Gerry Judah created a sculpture for the luxury car company Mercedes-Benz. The 85-foot-high arched installation soars over Goodword House, and the impressive 160-ton-steel artwork measures 295 feet long. It features two cars, the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 “Silver Arrow” and the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04, whose paths cross facing opposite directions. Judah combines the past with the present in this eye-catching tribute to racing.
Emerging from the logos
London based designer and artist Yoni Alter has created prints on metallic paper of the Formula 1 2013 cars emerging from their sponsors’ logos.
College student Philip Romano decided to cover his 2004 Hyundai Elantra in the black matte material to transform his vehicle into an art project on wheels.
Toronto based design studio Blok has revealed their new brand identity for Vuhl, a new Mexican supercar.
Here’s a follow up post to the supercar I posted about last week.
Cars and Films
Spain based designer/illustrator Jesús Prudencio has created a beautiful series of posters showcasing his favourite films with the cars used in it.
I personally love this. Merging two of my favourite things into one.
Mexican based car comapny VUHL has released their brand new 05 super car. The two seater is built on a monocoque chassis, and utilizes carbon fiber body panels atop the aluminum construction to help shed weight. The end result is a vehicle that weighs just 1,532 pounds, and with a Ford sourced turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder EcoBoost motor powering the lightweight machine, you can expect zero to 62 miles per hour times to be around 3.7 seconds.
1953 Volkswagen Beetle Sphere
For the Art Basel Hong Kong event, Indonesian sculptor Ichwan Noor made an amazing piece that is made by molding a genuine 1953 Volkswagen Beetle into a perfect sphere.
Lamborghini Egoista Concept
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini has designed the ‘Lamborghini Egoista’, it was designed by Walter de Silva, the head designer of the Volkswagen group.
“The cockpit, made completely of carbon fiber and aluminum, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements,” explained de Silva. “We kept an eye on the future when designing the Egoista, with the idea that its cockpit could have been taken from a jet aircraft and integrated into a road vehicle, to provide a different travel option.”
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept
Lamborghini is redefining the future of the super sports car with a unique technology demonstrator. Boasting an extremely lightweight construction thanks to advanced carbon-fiber technology, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept has an overall curb weight of just 999 kilograms (2,202 lb) – including V10 power unit andpermanent all-wheel drive.
Acura NSX Concept
At the 2013 NAIAS Acura unveiled a new NSX Concept that showcases the evolution of the next-generation supercar’s styling and design, including a first-ever look at one possible direction for the next-generation NSX interior design.
‘Flying’ Vintage Cars
Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Porter has created an intriguing collection of photographs that depicts mythical “flying” vintage cars.
The 2014 Stingray
The new and beautifully designed 2014 corvette is nothing short of amazing. Sporting a small-block V8 with 6.2 liters of displacement is good for a claimed 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. But it’s also sporting cylinder deactivation and direct-port injection to boost fuel economy.
Mazzanti Evantra V8
Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept Car