Concepts, limited editions cars, individual models, these are what car fans come to see at auto hows. For example the Ferrari Sergio by Pininfarina was one of the main attractions at Geneva Motor Show 2013, leaving car enthusiasts breathless with its slick and beautiful design. Sergio Pininfarina, who died in 2012, was one of Italy’s most important and most prolific automotive designer known for designing the elegant bodies of some of the most popular cars ever made by Ferrari, Alfa … continue reading
Can we imagine a world without cars? At a first glance, this seems a rather simple task and we are tempted to answer “yes, this would not be so difficult”. But at a closer look, we can easily see that cars are so thoroughly imbued in our culture, that we can almost say that they are, if not some “floating signifiers”, then, for sure, they have a crucial symbolic value, not just a mere utility meaning. And who else, better understood that, than the world of cinema. The world of cinema, of “simulacra and simulations”, fully contributed to this symbolic capital that we are often investing in cars.
For all you thrill-takers who urge the driving experience of your lifetime, but can’t afford a Ferrari or a Porsche, we rounded up 5 of the best experienced driving courses. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, these packages offer the opportunity of driving exotic cars, pushing them to the limits thus living your automotive fantasy. From the desert of Las Vegas to a remote ski resort in Finland only 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle, you will take part to the most precise training methods and techniques available. Some are offered by well known exotic car manufacturers while others by race drivers who will teach how to tame the car of your dreams. Let the battle of the engines begin.
Ferrari just celebrated 60 years since they began selling cars on American soil, and to top all off they decided to unveil the F60 America this past weekend , a super-roadster based on the platform of F12 Berlinetta and offered exclusively to American customers. The engine and technical specs remain the same, so you get a “standard” 6.3-liter V12 delivering 740 horsepower to the rear wheels and 690 Nm via an automatic 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that launches from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds.
Three thousand hours of work, that’s what it took Fred Bertrand to customize this bike. Founder of Krugger Motorcycle was offered a BMW K1600 by BMW France to customize, as long as he kept its original 161 hp engine and the electronics in place. And that’s exactly what Krugger did – they’ve rebuilt it from the ground up, giving it a new hand-built aluminium and steel bodywork but keeping its engine and electronics untouched. The custom bike turned out to look … continue reading
Almost 10 years ago if you wanted to keep up with the latest news in the automotive industry you had to buy tons of magazines or wait until your Sunday TV Car Show. Nowadays a little thing on the internet called Youtube brings the information to every desktop for free. So if you’re a car junkie and you want to watch the greatest news and reviews we suggest you subscribe to these 10 Youtube channels we’ve carefully chosen for you.
If you ever felt like going on an extended field-trip in the great Outback, here’s a luxury caravan that can help you explore in style and comfort; the Freelander is probably cooler than your current living situation. If I’d have one of these, I’d probably move in it permanently. Talk about a car and house combo! Not far from the perfect caravan for all Australian conditions, the Freelander offers the best of both worlds: you get comfort and ruggedness at the … continue reading
If you want to feel like Leo DiCaprio (in any of his last movies, to be honest, but mostly Wolf on Wall Street), then consider buying a boat. And not any boat will do – why not purchase the Kormaran, a luxury speedboat that is like a Transformer for boats! It has the uncanny ability to transform into a monohull, a catamaran, or even a hydrofoil. It’s crafted from carbon fiber, being able to transform while on the move, and can reconfigure itself into … continue reading