Tagged: Cars

Man spends 3 years building a $14,000 exquisite wooden car

Wooden car by Peter Szabo

Last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, a carpenter and opera singer from Corunca village near Targu Mures, presented his marvelous wooden car that stunned the audience. Szabo Peter spent about $14,000 and approximately three years building the car into an exquisite beauty that it is. The car body is carved out of ash wood to provide it resistance. The chassis and the V6 2.3 liter engine are adapted from an old Ford Taunus, while the seats came from a Ford Probe. Read More…

Buy the original 1989 Batmobile for $1.1 million and drive it crazy

Orignal Batmobile for sale

Making a Batmobile sure takes guts and a lot of time. Probably that is why die hard Batman fans make their own custom Batmobile which is inspired by the ones shown in movies. But it is one thing creating your own Batmobile and owning the original car. Original Batman director Tim Burton’s Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton in the 1989 movie is now up for sale at a staggering price tag of $1.1 million. This stunning car powered by a big block 7.5 liter V8 engine has already driven 22,600 km on road and it is left to your guts if you can take it to a top speed of 156 mph assisted by 550 horsepower.
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Baidu successfully tests self-driving car in Beijing

Baidu self-driving car

Lately there has been a rage for self-driving cars and automotive manufacturers have put a lot of time and effort into developing prototypes which are almost ready for commercial testing. Joining the race to develop fully autonomous and safe self-driving cars is Chinese internet giant Baidu Inc. which has plans to put such vehicles on road within 3 years. The search engine giant has already tested their self-driving car on an 18.6-mile route in Beijing city which includes side streets and highways. They have been working on this project since 2013 and this successful testing phase means positive way ahead for the company.
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Big Force mini jeep is the ideal gift for car-crazy kids

Big Force Mini Jeep drivable Car for kids

Just like adults kids are also fascinated by the idea of getting behind the wheel and driving their dream car one day. Some fulfil that dream, while others are still in the quest. Lucky kids who have parents wanting to gift their kid the best drivable toy car around have one more reason to consider their holiday gift ideas this Christmas. Unlike the classy and plush toy cars including DB convertible junior classic car, Land Rover Defender pedal car, gold-plated Atom Car or the Henes Broon F830 electric car, you have one option for the jeep loving kids too.
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This smartphone-controlled racing game is going to be on every kid’s bucket list

Anki Overdrive_1

Toys and video games have always been a kid’s favorite pass time, especially cars. We all have played with small toy cars and ones that run on custom-made tracks, also not to forget the current times where playing racing games on mobile devices is very normal. One toymaker company has combined both these loves into something that everyone would want for this Christmas. Anki Overdrive is a smartphone-controlled set of racing cars that you can drive on customizable tracks, and is nothing like the track racing toys you have seen so far.
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Crazy Indian auto fan builds world’s largest car and many more wacky rides

World's largest car by Sudhakar Yadav

Renowned Indian car designer Sudhakar Yadav, who hails from Hyderabad, is attempting to set a new Guinness Record with his wacky car that’s twice as tall as a double-decker bus in London. This stationary car, sans an engine, made from recycled material and scrap simulates sound of a Formula 1 car and is supposed to be the largest car in the world. Featuring timber doors, windows and staircase, the eye-opening spectacle is modeled after a 1922 Ford Tourer. It stands 26 feet (8m) tall, stretches 50 feet (15m) in length and is almost 19 feet (6m) wide. Read More…

Steeply priced Land Rover Defender pedal car for your demanding kid

Defender Pedal Car

Jaguar Land Rover is paying a fitting tribute to the iconic Defender that has been in production since 1948 and well known as Huey. Homage in the way of a fresh new Defender pedal car concept that is all set to go into production and available for sale in mid-2016. The vehicle is made from rolled-edge aluminum frame and hand-finished with the Loire Blue that is associated so well with the original Defender’s color scheme.

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Rolls Royce Dawn convertible coupe debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show 2015

Rolls Royce Dawn convertible coupe

Rolls Royce Dawn has made its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Berlin, and it exudes class and power, no doubting. This four-seater convertible coupe is made for the roadster in you, no doubting that fact. And Rolls Royce likes to describe it as the most relaxed car they ever made. It is powered by a 6.6-liter, twin turbo V12 engine that produces 563 horsepower and 575 feet pound of torque. All this power is mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which allows you to go from 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds flat.
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Mercedes IAA Concept transforms into an aerodynamically tuned racer at high speeds

Mercedes Concept IAA

Frankfurt Motor Show is just around the corner and world’s leading automakers will use this platform to showcase their developments in the last year or so. Mercedes-Benz has given a glimpse of what they think the future of automotive design will be like as they have teased the Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) at the IAA Cars 2015. The petrol/electric plug-in hybrid is actually two cars in one, since it automatically changes form factor when reaching speeds of 80 km/h or more. The car has visible design adaptation from the self-driving Mercedes F 015 concept revealed at CES 2015.
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