18 Dec
Reflecting how we simple humans perceive passage of time

The fine folks over at NOOKA offer a head turning timepiece that’s as stunning in its design as it is in its heft (or lack thereof). The NOOKA K gets its name from the Japanese word “Kei” meaning light — which makes sense, as the K is NOOKA’s lightest watch ever made. Weighing in at an airy 1.5 ounces, [...]


10 Dec
Built on the concept of extreme lightweight & burly V8 power

Niche coach builder Lucra Cars were founded on the concept that you could engineer a car that featured both extreme light weight and burly V8 power, with an emphasis on balanced weight distribution and superior ergonomics. After crafting the curvaceous LC470, the California-based Lucra now unveils their latest ode to petroleum burning thrills: the L148. [...]


23 Sep
Carbon fiber body, traction control, launch control & ABS brakes

British automaker Caterham unveiled its brand new roadster at the at the Singapore Grand Prix this past weekend. Like the VUHL 05 and Mastretta MXT before it, the Caterham AeroSeven Concept is an ultra-lightweight speedster aimed directly at the racetrack. Like those other spartan 2-seaters, the AeroSeven Concept lacks certain modern “luxuries” including a windshield. The AeroSeven [...]


8 Jul
The Ultra High-performance & Lightweight 2-seater

It seems Mexico has a thing for ultra lightweight, track-oriented speedsters. Last year we covered the Mastretta MXT, and now there’s word of another Mexican born trackster hitting the marketplace. The very well named VUHL 05 — an acronym for Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight — is similar to other 2-seaters like the KTM [...]


26 Mar
Birmingham, Alabama custom builders reveal latest 2-wheeler

Erstwhile New Orleans now Birmingham, Alabama-based Confederate Motorcycles have made a solid name for themselves designing custom bikes that drop jaws on concrete, much like their C3 X132 Hellcat. Now they’ve released images of their latest iteration — the R131 Fighter. The R131 sets itself apart from other Confederate creations via its aircraft-grade aluminum construction [...]


20 Dec
1,200 lbs x 210 horsepower = World Class power-to-weight ratio

By now you know the drill: it seems every couple months a tiny, financially bereft Eastern European country or bankrupt European powerhouse or fringe automaker decides it’s going to enter the Supercar Wars, and often the goals are lofty. Poland has its Arrinera De Veno, India its DC Design Avanti, Mexico its Mastretta MXT and Spain [...]


14 Nov
NB's ultra-lightweight runner goes Technicolor for 2013

The ultimate runner’s shoe gets a technicolor zap in Spring 2013 with New Balance‘s followup to its 890v2 model. The ultra lightweight sneaker will still have its predecessor’s 8mm offset from heel to forefoot to encourage runners to strike more midfoot, and is also constructed of the same REVlite foam and soft and supple upper. To [...]


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 [...]

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