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3D printed car printed in less than 48 hours

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

Local Motors 3D printed car

There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that 3D printing is taking over the world. It is one of the most revolutionary inventions of our time and has captured the attention and imagination of many across the globe.

Just the thought of physically and quickly being able to print a three dimensional object in the comfort of your home (if you so wish) is rather intriguing.

That’s why so many people have started experimenting with 3D printing and seeing how far they can push the boundaries with this new technology. One such company that wasn’t afraid of taking things to the next level, is a company called Local Motors. In fact, they dreamt so big, that actually 3D printed a car. For reals.

I mean, we have seen some pretty out there thing seeing printed in 3D – from prosthetic limbs to weapons and guns (that actually work) – there seems to be no end to the imagination of those capable of 3D printing.

Local Motors, however, is the first company we’ve heard of that actually decided to print a full size, drivable car. (more…)

This is how you do proper stunt driving

Published by on Sep 22nd, 2014, No Comments

stunt driver McComas

Whether its in an action film, super hero movie or suspenseful thriller, the chances are when you watch a bog budget Hollywood movie, you’ll see some kind of stunts being performed. And when these stunts involve cars, we get really excited.

Stuntmen and more specifically stunt drivers have the scariest, most dangerous and no doubt most exhilarating fun jobs in Hollywood – or at least we think so.

They get to drive around (usually very fast) in super cool cars and then crash the, flip them or spin them in manoeuvres we can only dream of. (more…)

Lexus teams up with Will.i.am for custom designed NX

Published by on Sep 17th, 2014, No Comments

will-i-am

In an effort to promote their all new, upcoming crossover – the NX – Lexus has teamed up with on of the planet’s quirkiest personalities to design a one-off, custom version of the car. All in the hopes of capturing the attention of the world.

Lexus has enlisted the help of music producer-turned-entrepreneur Will.i.am to design a custom NX of their new crossover model.

As the company has said themselves, the car designed by the hands of Will.i.am, will be an “extremely stylised version”of the actual model – so don’t get a fright when you see it for the first time and think that Lexus has turned a new (quirky) leaf.

Will.i.am is also no stranger to the automotive industry, or designing his own, uhm, different cars.  (more…)

Apparently, this is the most valuable car in the world

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

ferarri

We know there are some pretty expensive cars in the world. If you are dreaming of owning a Aventador, Bugatti or  Rolls Royce Ghost – you know you’ll have to pay a pretty penny for one of those! However, the most expensive car in the world is not a modern, tech-loaded speed racer. No. In fact, it’s more than 50 years old.

Apparently, this 1962, Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive car in the world.

The Ferrari 250 GTO is, of course, an absolute classic. It’s famed throughout the auto world and will forever be remembered as one of the best and most impressive cars of its generation. It also helps that only 36 of these 250 GTO’s were ever made.

Most recently, another Ferrari 250 GTO sold at an auction for a record breaking $38.1 million. However, tis specific Ferrari 250 GTO – with serial number 3647GT – is valued at a whopping $60 million!  (more…)

More photos of new Batmobile surface

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, No Comments

Batmobile Twitter

In the world of Superheroes and comic books, there is one hero that undoubtedly has the coolest ride of them all – Batman. The Batmobile has become such an integral part of the comic book world and pop culture, that everyone is always excited to see how this car evolves.

The most recent adaption of the Batman story is s crossover movie with Superman. ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is the first full length feature film where we will see the two famed superheroes together in a film.

And, of course, Batman will show off his super cool Batmobile in the hopes of trumping the flying Superman.  (more…)

This is the biggest car wash in the world

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments

Mr. Wash

Do you know what is as important as having a good looking car? Having a clean, good looking car.

This is why we thought we’d introduce you to the world’s biggest car wash. At this car wash, you don’t just simply go for a wash ‘n go, you treat your petrol-run, metal friend (this is your car). Think of it as a parlour/spa for your car.

Mr. Wash, in Stuttgart, Germany, is way more than a car wash. You won’t find Frikkie and his hosepipe and Sunlight liquid at this establishment. Oh no.

The entire building is 2-stories high and cost a whopping $40 million to build! It can clean up to 400 cars per hour – yes, per HOUR. Which, if you calculate, amours to roughly 500 000 cars a year! (more…)

Mercedes AMG-GT unveiled

Published by on Sep 10th, 2014, No Comments

AMG GT

Mercedes has just unveiled the AMG-GT – a new flagship model that was entirely developed by AMG and boy, is this a seriously sexy car!

This is also the first time Mercedes has dropped the ‘Benz’ from the name, emphasising the fact that it very much belongs to the brains over at AMG. Not that that is an issue at all, we are thrilled to finally lay our eyes on this anticipated car.

The AMG-GT sportscar was designed to compete with the Jaguar F-Type and the Porsche 911. And, by the looks of things, both Jaguar and Porsche should be sitting on the edge of their seats because there is no doubt that this car is one serious competitor.

First things first – the power (because really what else could be more important?). (more…)

Ferrari not impressed with EDM DJ’s ‘Purrari’

Published by on Sep 8th, 2014, No Comments

Purrari

Ferrari makes beautiful cars, this we know. And it is (of course) very evident that they are very proud of the beautiful cars they produce. However, they have also made it clear that they do not take well to people, albeit Ferrari owners, making a ‘mockery’ of their cars.

The Italian automaker has lashed out at famed electronic music producer, Deadmua5, after the DJ wrapped his Ferrari 458 Spider in a somewhat unusual wrap.

The Deadmau5 Ferarri, which he dubbed the ‘Purrari’ was wrapped in a Nyan Cat theme. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Nyan Cat, it is an internet meme that exploded all over the net and is seen as somewhat of a pop culture sensation. It’s basically just a pixelated cat, flying through space, leaving a trail of rainbows behind him… yes, we know that sounds ridiculous.  (more…)

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