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Liberty Vintage Motorcycles

Posted in Cars
By Sam Bathe on 1 Sep 2012

Working away in a busy Philadelphia garage, Adam Cramer‘s passion, like many men the world over, is vintage motorcycles, only he’s turned a skill into an art form, reviving models for worldwide clients. The hobby came good.

Lamborghini Urus Super SUV

Posted in Cars
By Sam Bathe on 29 Apr 2012

Though the interior is fairly horrific, from the outside, the Lamborghini Urus Super SUV‘s hard lines couldn’t work any better. Packing 600 horses under the hood, the Urus will set you back $200,000, but then it is a concept too.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Posted in Cars
By Sam Bathe on 9 Mar 2012

Debuting at this week’s Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari are hoping their new F12 Berlinetta recaptures the wow factor their red machines have been missing of late. The successor to the 599, the Berlinetta packs a 6.2 litre 65 degree naturally-aspirated V12 engine, or 730 bhp, it’s apparently the “most powerful and high-performance Ferrari road car ever launched,” and doing 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds it’s very hard to argue. There’s an F1 dual-clutch unit under the bonnet plus an all-new aluminum spaceframe chassis and bodyshell. Price TBC, but it won’t be cheap.

The Bark Side Teaser

Posted in Advertising, Cars
By Sam Bathe on 17 Jan 2012

Featuring a mini-Darth Vader in their last commercial, it’s fair to say Volkswagen has acquainted themselves nicely with Star Wars of late but their Superbowl 2012 spot is something else. Barking a familiar tune, the car manufacturer has teased a wonderful preview of the final advert with an invite to their special Big Game event too.

Porsche In Le Mans: Early Years

Posted in Cars, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 12 Dec 2011

The most famous motorsport in the world, Porsche used to dominate Le Mans, the remarkable 24-hour race designed to test a driver’s mental stamina as well as their driving skills and speed of the car. In anticipation of their much-talked about return to the circuit in 2014, they’ve put together a little video highlighting their early years behind the wheel at Le Mans, and boy were they something. Hopefully their return will be just as entertaining too.

Fiat 500 Abarth

Posted in Cars
By Sam Bathe on 14 Nov 2011

Boasting the tagline, “small but wicked”, Fiat’s new 500 Abarth packs a meaty 1.4l MultiAir Turbo engine, specially tuned suspension and brake systems and quite the striking paintjob, this is certainly a hot hatch, emphasis on the “hot”. To be officially launched in just a couple of days at the Los Angeles Motor Show, price and full specs coming.

Holden 1969 Hurricane Concept Car

Posted in Cars
By Sam Bathe on 27 Oct 2011

Resurrecting their groundbreaking 40-year-old concept with a complete restoration, Holden‘s Hurricane has the bravado of a Ford GT40 and the performance to match. Recently on show at Melbourne’s Motorclassica Car Show, the two-door features the original experimental four-barrel 253ci V8 mid-ship engine, it took a full five years to have her in full working order, but hopefully there are more on the way, and that they make it on sale or auction.

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupé

Posted in Cars
By Sam Bathe on 25 Oct 2011

Up for auction tomorrow, this 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupé is expected to reach £300,000-£360,000, but that’s worth every penny for a car that screams style and sophistication such as this. The classic car boasts a 282 bhp, 3,995 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, triple SU carburettors, ZF five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Offered for the first time from a private Swiss collector, RM Auctions ensure a copy of the original build sheet and a BMIHT certificate come with the purchase too. Oh yeah, and James Bond drove it in Goldfinger too.

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Posted in Cars
By Sam Bathe on 11 Oct 2011

To be auctioned on October 26th, and valued at between £360,000-£400,000, it’s rare to see a classic 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster so subtly gorgeous as this to hit the open market. In all-black with stunning red upholstery, the roadster packs a 250 bhp, 2,996 cc six-cylinder engine under the hood, four-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox and independent front suspension with twin wishbones, so it’ll certainly still go a fair speed too.

Boxfresh x Smart Car

Posted in Cars, Design
By Sam Bathe on 2 Oct 2011

Collaboration with streetwear label Boxfresh, Smart’s fortwo is a limited 55-unit edition, with black body panels designs to complement the cognac leather interior and chequered carbon accents and chrome fittings. £11,700.

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