2 Nov
Already lightweight supercar gets a trim & bright new dress

While the original McLaren MP4-12C is already a masterpiece novel of carbon fiber — including a full monocoque carbon fiber chassis — HAMANN Motorsport take the exorbitant material investment to an entirely new level. The German modifiers have developed a full body kit to not only improve the aerodynamics of the hypercar, but also lower its […]


20 Jul
You won't see these on Pawn Stars......

When the young and infamous criminal/lover duo were gunned down on May 23rd 1934, they left behind two very valuable pieces: Clyde’s Colt .45 1911 Government Model semi-automatic pistol (bottom) and Bonnie’s Colt Detective Special .38 revolver (top). They’re the first weapons to be found that are not only directly, but intimately related to the […]


17 Apr
Only 25 carbon fiber & Kevlar-enhanced cars to be sold

High-end Russian modifiers TopCar will unveil their latest Porsche Panamera at the Top Marques Monaco show this week. The highly exclusive full body mod will be limited to only 25 cars, and is a heavily carbon fiber and Kevlar-enhanced extreme version of the Wide-body. The TopCar Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR gets an an almost head-to-toe […]


8 Feb
F1-inspired 2011 Ferrari World Design Contest entry

We don’t normally post pie-in-the-sky concepts here as they’re a dime a dozen, with very little to make them newsworthy. Such is not the case with this Ferrari Aliante concept. Penned by three students from the Turin-based Istituto Europeo di Design — Arun Kumar, Daniel Soriano and Magnus Grettve — the gorgeous Aliante concept was developed […]


14 Nov
600cc-level performance in a 250cc-level body

Honda will unveil several new concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show next month, including this electric powered RC-E motorcycle. Because of the powertrain, the bike achieves 600cc-level performance in a 250cc-level body. The electric concept is outfitted with  Brembo brakes, Ohlins fork and shock and is shown in a Mike Hailwood colorway — plus it comes […]


12 Oct
An eerie and bloody way to decant your favorite Bordeaux

What will surely be a big hit in the Vampire Wino community, Italian designer Liviana Osti’s Cuore is actually a fascinating, yet eerie symbol of just how fragile the human body is. Granted, it’s an ironic piece of working art considering the use for the heart shaped object: Osti designed the carafe in the form of […]


10 Oct
FIAT's diminutive Italian imp gets 300 horsepower boost

The FIAT 500 is presently the best designed ultra compact car on the market, and it’s finally available in America. But the version we’re getting imported has just a measly 101 hps, with an Abarth 133 hp tuned version coming in early 2012. But besting that output by a significant amount is Italian tuner Romeo […]


19 Sep
The pinnacle piece from the Autumn-Winter 2011 collection

Comme des Garçons esteemed designer Junya Watanabe has released his collection of American college-style Varsity Jackets for the Autumn-Winter 2011 collection. The leather varsity jacket is manufactured from Johnsons leather — a San Francisco company that supplies leather workwear to the US military and police force — and separates itself from the crowd via its […]

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