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Let us show you highly detailed concept car made by Sweden designer Daniel Soriano. “The Ferrari Aliante was initially created together by Arun Kumar, Magnus Grettve and myself as our thesis project in 2011, which took part in the Ferrari World Design Contest. More than 7 years later and after professional experience working for Lamborghini, Volvo Cars and Polestar among others, I decided to redesign and remodel it from scratch to show to myself how much I have improved and learnt (or maybe not) over the years. This updated version was carried during my spare time just to satisfy my own curiosity.”
“Since most modern cars nowadays are souless machines with more similarities to an electrodomestic than to an actual car, I wanted to create an homage to the old school generations of super cars. Today seems like it is all about figures, which is simply a childish penis measurement contest. To a true petrolhead things that make a car great can not be measured or quantified, so I wanted to make something pure, light and simple. Therefore, the Ferrari Aliante Barchetta is powered by a naturally aspirated flat 12 with independent throttle bodies, manual gearbox and no electronic driving aids whatsoever. Carbon fibre monocoque with integrated seats, some active aero bits, big scoops, no doors, no windows and no roof. Modern hipsters will hate it.” Also we recommend you to check 10 most expensive cars in the world.
Rotterdam-based Fundamental Architects and Omega Render have designed an iconic high-rise and bridge over Ishim River in Nursultan, capital of Kazakhstan, with a hole in the middle to make it look like the national flag. Made for the country’s largest developer, BI GROUP, the building is reaching a height of 121 meters. The building is set to become a new home for residential, office, hotel and commercial functions as an infrastructural hub. Named “Tower of the Sun”, it’s one of three designs that the developer is considering for the site in Nursultan, the city formerly known as Astana.
The 75,000 square-metre-building is proposed for a site near the Ak Orda Presidential Palace in the centre of the city. It would be built across the Ishim river, with the lower level becoming a public pedestrian and cyclist bridge.
A large hole, which is designed to represent the sun in the Kazakhstan flag, would be cut from the centre of the 121-metre-tall block.
Above the public bridge, the building would contain a two-storey-high shopping mall, with luxury flats and offices on the floors above. The building would be topped by a publicly accessible roof terrace, which would offer views across Nursultan.
Fundamental Architects and Omega Render have designed the building to have “near net-zero energy requirements”. As part of the plan, the river running under the building would be narrowed to increase its flow so that it can be used to generate hydroelectric power.
Inspired by the legendary 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, third-generation car customiser/renowned early Porsche expert Rod Emory imagined in cooperation with Italian automotive accessory brand Momo the ultimate 356, the Momo 356 RSR Outlaw. This eye-catching ride started as a 1960 356B coupe barn-find mated to a 1990 964 chassis, powered by a 2.4-liter “Outlaw-4” twin-turbocharged engine developed with Rothsport. This majestic looking machine has nearly 400 horsepower weighs in at less than 2,000 pounds which make this one of the most insanely hot-rodded 356 ever constructed. The concept made its public debut last year at Rennsport Reunion VI at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
The body got a total makeover, the rear has been heavily modified to show off the turbos.
This is the Aero – it took master craftsman Georgio Rimi, co-founder, along with Vaughn Ryan, of MotoRRetro in Sydney, Australia, four years to build using a series of hand tools and an English wheel to painstakingly shape flat aluminum alloy panels into a series of beautiful compound curves – creating a one-of-a-kind BMW R100 RS. MotoRRetro used the early days of aero and early BMW motorcycles as inspiration for this custom BMW R100 RS build.
A Buell Lightning donated its forks and wheel, with a custom CNC’d triple tree holding everything in place. A beautiful piece of handcrafted work, this BMW captures the spirit of early automotive and motorcycle history. After viewing these stunning photos be sure to check our list of 10 world’s fastest motorcycles.
Ultima has unveiled their new supercar, the Ultima RS and the car will come with up to 1,200 horsepower depending on which engine options you choose. The Ultima RS is powered by a Chevrolet V8 LT Euro 6 and you can choose from a 480 horsepower LT1, a 650 horsepower LT 4, an 800 horsepower LT5 or a 1,200 horsepower LT5.
Based on the firm’s limited-run Evolution, the RS gains a number of modifications and enhancements to the powertrain, bodywork and chassis to maximise performance. The gel-coated bodywork of the RS has been designed with a strong emphasis on functionality. A 1780mm rear wing works alongside carbonfibre front and rear splitters and wheel-arch vents to enhance downforce, aerodynamic performance and engine cooling, while the new model’s cabin has been subtly reshaped to reduce frontal area.
There are three powertrain options, each taken from Chevrolet’s range of Euro 6-compliant V8 engines. Entry-level models are powered by the 480bhp LT1, capable of 0-60mph in 3.3sec and more than 180mph. The more powerful LT4 unit packs 650bhp and will take the RS to around 210mph. The flagship 800bhp supercharged LT5 unit produces 800bhp in standard form, but can be tuned to offer up to 1200bhp, which the company says gives the 930kg RS “the potential to outrun every other road-going hypercar on the planet”. In this form, Ultima says the RS will sprint from 0-60mph in 2.3sec and can exceed 250mph. Power is fed through a six-speed manual Porsche gearbox, with the company stating that a PDK unit would not be “in keeping with the ethos of an Ultima”. The RS sits atop Ultima’s own 19in lightweight wheels, which are wrapped in high-performance Michelin tyres.
Stopping power comes from a set of 322mm AP vented discs as standard, but optional 362mm AP grooved units and upgraded six-piston calipers can take the RS from 100mph-0 in 3.3sec, 0.47sec quicker than the McLaren Senna performed in our tests last year. The model’s fully adjustable suspension system provides nine different angles of attack, with an optional front-end hydraulic lift mechanism enhancing on-road usability. Inside, Ultima has installed a fully welded and powder-coated roll-cage, half-leather sports seats with lumbar support, an Alpine infotainment system with sat-nav and Bluetooth options, and a bespoke luggage set with RS branding.
Pricing has not yet been confirmed, but the company’s website says the model can be bought for the same price as a “mundane new BMW M3”, suggesting it will start from around £60,000. Customers can contact the company for a quotation, but Ultima is warning that lead time for a fully built “turnkey” model is currently more than two years. The parts for a self-assembly model can be delivered in 22 weeks. And meanwhile be sure to check 15 fastest cars in the world.
A system of hydraulics opens and closes three panels of this visitor centre in Xiahuayuan Village, China, depending on the temperature outside. Designed by a team from the Tsinghua University School of Architecture led by professor Weiguo Xu, the Operable Interactive Village Hut has walls that will close when the temperature drops below 16 degrees Celsius or rises above 29 degrees. The system simultaneously triggers either a heating coil system or air conditioning.
With its shallow mountain hills and gentle loess slopes popular with tourists, Xiahuayuan village is now actively preparing for the influx of tourism that will come with the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. With its faceted rock-like form, the hut is designed to echo the rough shapes of the nearby mountains.
“Being both a reception centre and a souvenir sales room, the hut can also function as a performing stage during festivals or large-scale events,” explained the architecture school.
Operable Interactive Village Hut comprises 16 prefabricated glass reinforced concrete panels attached to a steel-pipe frame. The rough, earthy appearance of the exterior was created by covering the panels with a cladding of rammed earth and grass, a material common to the village and one that further helps it to blend in with the surrounding hills.
The hut sits on a small podium of local red bricks, which continue up the shallow slope adjacent to the structure to create what the architects describe as a “natural auditorium” to be used when the hut is in its open state. Inside, panels of wood composite reflect the irregular form of the exterior, and a series of small triangular openings help to bring in light when the hut is completely closed.
The project team see this project as a prototype for a new way of building that can be more responsive to the environment. “To truly realise ecological design, it is necessary to combine existing technologies and create a new building system”, said the architecture school.
Flying cars are closer and closer to reality and this incredible air vehicle concept is here to prove it. Developed by Alaka’i Technologies with the help of the brilliant people from BMW Designworks, Skai aspires to be the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) air vehicle. MW Designworks was in charge of the design and the futuristic styling of this air vehicle, and we have to admit it looks simply gorgeous, with its large windows, glass roof and wide sliding doors. The sleek design is complemented by a carbon composite airframe and ultra light landing skids as well.
The interior feels minimal, but with the five seats arranged in a V-formation, the views are taking over everything else. The seats are made from impact-absorbing materials, with four-point harnesses and leather upholstery.
The most impressive part of the whole air vehicle is the power train. It consists of six electric motors powered by three hydrogen fuel cells, each of them outputting 134 hp, pushing the craft to a max speed of 118 mph (190 km/h). The fuel tank will most likely have between 200 and 400 liters (53-106 gallon), giving the vehicle a range of up to 400 miles (644 km) and a total of 4 hours in the air.
The Skai is currently in the testing phase and it promises that no helipad or runway will be needed for operation, being able to land on rooftops, driveways or parking lots. Autonomous flight is also possible but forbidden by the current FAA regulations.
The Ferrari 250 GTO might get all the attention and record-setting selling prices, but the best-looking automobile ever made never put a wheel on the track in anger. The 1966 Jaguar XJ13 was going to be the company’s triumphant return to Le Mans, but the project stalled and only one prototype was made. Impossibly long, low, beautiful, and the absolute pinnacle of Jaguar’s design language from the late 40s, the XJ13 is rare — which means if you want one, you’re going to have to get a replica. This XJ13 is an identical copy of the original down to the last nut and rivet. Built by New Zealander Rob Tempero, it has a mid-mounted V12 displayed under glass, making it the highlight of this masterpiece. But even better than the exquisite workmanship is that it’s going to be sold to a very lucky bidder. And re strongly recommend you to check 15 most beautiful cars of all time and 10 most expensive cars in the world.
Plans are underway to build the world’s first rooftop 360-degree infinity pool in London. UK-based pool manufacturer, Compass Pools, unveiled its design for infinity London, a 600,000-liter pool that would top a 55-story hotel, allowing visitors to float over 200 meters above the capital’s skyline.
The planned pool would be made from cast acrylic rather than glass, transmitting light at a similar wavelength to water so the pool will look perfectly clear. The floor of the pool is also transparent, allowing visitors to see the swimmers and sky above. Swimmers will access the pool through a rotating spiral staircase based on the door of a submarine, rising from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out.
Other technical features include a built-in anemometer to monitor the wind speed, which is linked to a computer-controlled building management system to ensure the pool stays at the right temperature and water doesn’t get blown down to the streets below. It also has a transparent floor so visitors can see swimmers overhead, and an innovative heating system that captures hot gas produced through the building’s air conditioning systems to warm the water for the pool.
The pool would also be equipped with colored lights designed to give the tower the appearance of a sparkling jewel at night, while the pool walls and floor is made of cast acryclic instead of traditional glass.
Infinity London tower would be a 55-story skyscraper, with its upper levels occupied by a five-star international hotel. If all the partners and contractors are confirmed, Infinity London could kick off construction as early as 2020. However, at this point, the project’s location is also not confirmed, so it remains an architectural concept. And don’t forget to check 12 world’s most extraordinary swimming pools and 20tallest buildings in the world.
In collaboration between creative studios, the Mighty Machines has developed a bespoke suit specifically designed for motorcyclists. Launched together with the “Sarolea” electric motorbike, the “MM.01” project combines a finely-tailored suit with integral road protection from café costume, a designer helmet and the traditionally crafted studio blade knife. In an effort to combine quality craftsmanship with innovative design, the team intends to form an exclusive lifestyle brand.
Over a period of 2 years, the Antwerp-based design team consisting of Jeroen-Vincent Nagels, Jean-Paul Delmé, Philippe Stella and Joop Wanten, brought their vision of motorcycle fashion and accessories. The luxury “MM.01” package comprises of three different elements: the “Sarolea” electric bike, the café costume “biker suit”, the heroine MM.01 designer helmet and the traditionally crafted studio blade knife. These elements blend seamlessly together thanks to the sleek black and accents of orange that characterize the project and help provide an overall identity.
The primary focus of the project comes from the Belgian motorcycle brand, Sarolea. The “N60 MM.01” model is a fully electric bike that includes power of 120kW ( 163HP), a driving range of 330 kilometers and a speed of 100 km/h within 3 seconds – all controlled by the artificial intelligence of WAIZU – the automotive platform developed from a cooperation between sarolea, ML6 from Ghent and Google.
The bespoke suit, created by Café Costume, introduces a tailored suit into the contemporary street scene. With it’s classic lines, the design allows users to go from the road straight to the office, without compromising on the necessary protection a traditional suit would provide.
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The heroine MM.01 helmet, envisioned by Hedon Helmets aims to perfectly accompany the bike and the suit with its sleek black carbon fibre form.
And finally, “Studio Blade” offers an everyday carry knive made from carbon fiber, titanium, as well as high-quality damascus steel, shot through with the profile made by electric waves. And don’t forget to check 10 world’s fastest motorcycles.