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|Want to own a Batmobile? This one is for sale||
One thing is for sure. Whether you are male or female, a fan of Batman or not, all of us have thought about what it would feel like to drive the Batmobile at some point or another.
Wouldn’t it be great to evade the traffic cops and track down criminals (bad drivers) in your very own Batmobile? Yes it would. And now, you can – as one of Batman’s famous Batmobile replicas has just been put up for sale.
The Tumbler is a version of the Batmobile found in the Dark Knight trilogy. While Christian Bale (aka Batman) got to drive around in one, 5 other replicas were made around the world and at least one of them can be yours.
The Tumbler features a powerful Chevrolet LS1 V8 engine as well as requisite dual rear wheels, which are 44-inch super Swampers. Sure, he first thing you notice when you look at the monstrous car is wheels, but we sure wouldn’t mind that engine!
Furthermore, the Tumbler has GPS, an iPod integrated sound system as well as 5 cameras all around the car to help you out with the difficult blind spots.
The car was posted as for sale on car collector website, James Edition. It’s current owner, a man from Florida, notes that the car is indeed street legal, but is generally ‘not a daily driver’. We can’t imagine why…
The price tag? A cool $1 million. Small change for someone like Bruce Wayne – and a really wealthy car collector.
So, if you have dreams of flying down the street in a Batmobile, then this is your opportunity. Just don’t think your the real Dark Knight.
Check out the video below to refresh your memory – a scene from the Dark Knight featuring the Tumbler:
Source: Motor Authority
|Dubai police chase criminals in a Bugatti Veyron||
It’s no secret that people in Dubai really love supercars. Rich Sheik’s and powerful businessmen drive the city flat with their million dollar cars.
But it’s not only the rich people that like they’re cars fast and expensive; now the police force are also joining in on the game with the addition of their latest ‘cop car’, a Bugatti Veyron.
It seems almost insulting to call a Veyron a ‘cop car’, however, that is exactly what it is. The $1,6 million car is the perfect ride to catch criminals in a high-speed chase. I mean, it’s a Veyron… I seriously doubt that a criminal will be able to out run a car like that – unless the criminal himself is a fan of Bugatti!
The Veyron is simply an addition to the Dubai police force’s already impressive fleet of super cars. Other, ‘super cop cars’ include a Lamborghini Aventador, an Aston Martin One-77, a Mercedes SLS AMG, a Bentley Continental GT and a Ferrari FF – specifically for the female cops.
The Veyron will be fulfilling its duties as a patrol car in popular tourist spots. However, we’re pretty sure they got a Veyron to chase criminals, and not just for casual patrolling rides.
The Dubai Police also introduced their latest addition in a (epic) video. Check it out below:
|Finally – a real flying car!||
Throughout our childhoods we’ve been exposed to flying cars. Sure, they weren’t real but rather a part of some of favorite television shows (think The Jetsons, Wacky Races…). Well, now finally, after what seems like forever, someone has successfully managed to build a flying car that really works and looks really good.
Stefan Klein of Slovakia has spent the past 20 years of his life, designing, developing and finally constructing a flying car. It is called the AeroMobil and can drive on the road as a normal car and transfigure into a flying car – with wings and all.
The car itself has a steel framework and is powered by a Rotax 912 engine.
When in its ‘car configuration’, the AeroMobil is 6 meters long and 1.6 meters wide. Add on the wings, and the car is 8,2 meters in width and still 6 meters in length when in ‘plane mode’. When it is in its automobile configuration, the car scan easily fit into any standard parking spot.
Considering its size, it is actually quite impressive that the AeroMobil can reach a to[ speed of 200km/h in flight. It is also able to fly for around 700 kilometers before having to come down to re-fuel.
On the road, it can reach a top speed of 160km/h and will be able to travel for approximately 500 kilometers before needing to fill up.
The AeroMobil took its maiden flight in September last year, however, the incredible video of the first flight was only uploaded on to YouTube yesterday. This explains why there hasn’t been widespread media coverage of the AeroMobil.
We know you are probably frothing to see the video of the incredible AeroMobil. It is something quite spectacular, and makes us very excited for the future of automobiles. Perhaps we can all soon be like The Jetsons – now wouldn’t that be cool?
Check out the incredible video below:
Source: Popular Mechanics
|Lamborghini Aventador vs BMW M6 vs Porsche GT 3 RS||
Here is a little something to brighten up the start of your week.
If you could put your money on either a Lamborghini Aventador, a BMW M6 or a Porsche GT 3 wining a drag race, which one would it be? I know which horse I’d back…
Well, obviously we’re not really at a racing track but we can dream, can’t we? Recently, DragInfo posted a video on their YouTube channel of this exact scenario.
A Lamborghini Aventador, modified to have 730 horsepower taking on a PP performance tuned BMW M6 and, just for good measure, a 1000 horsepower Porsche GT 3 RS joins the party.
The Lambo takes on the BMW first, and, while the BMW takes the lead in the first second, the Aventador shows why it has once been labeled the fastest car in the world and trumps the BMW, making the mile-mark in 26.79 seconds. At 306 km/h!
After its impressive performance against the BMW, the Aventador then takes on the Porsche GT 3 RS. Keep in mind that the Porsche is sitting with a whopping 1000hp…
That’s all I’m saying for now. Check out the video below to see the final results:
|Look at this stunning, hand painted Lamborghini Gallardo||
Miami’s annual Art Basel event was held last week, and, instead of only featuring some of the most up-and-coming modern artists and their groundbreaking work – its also showcased the work of Alexander Mijares, and the pinnacle of his collection sure got our attention.
Proclaimed as ‘the highlight of his collection’, Mijares showcased this beautiful, unique and (very) striking hand-painted Lamborghini Gallardo.
Looking like something you’d see in a museum or a high-budget car movie, this Gallardo is a most beautiful electric blue, with intricate, hand painted grapics from it’s front to the rear.
It took Mijares quite some time to carefully cover the whole car, but the results are well worth the effort (and probable back pain).
Obviously, Mijares didn’t paint straight onto the car with his paint, I mean, you have to take into consideration that it is a Lamborghini…
The car was first wrapped by Superior Auto design in Miami, before Mijares got his ver talented hands on it.
The hand-painting made this already unique car even more special, and we would jump at the opportunity to have it for ourselves.
Check out the video below on the whole painting process – it really is quite impressive!
|Expensive toy: Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa toy-car up for auction||
Have you ever wondered what one of the most expensive toys in the world would look like? Would it be a 3D video gaming device? A super fancy computer? Or a prize-winning pony? No. It’s a tiny Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa toy car.
This Testa Rossa was made in Italy (obviously) and will be the headlining feature at the Art of the Automobile auction in New York.
The starting bid on this toy car? Just a cool $1 million!
The ‘car’ is being distributed through US-based Luigi Chinetti Motors. This is the only licensed American Ferrari dealership active at the time the car was built. Chinetti himself is also a long-time friend, business partner and even racing teammate of mr. Enzo Ferrari.
However, the tiny toy car is not just a really, really expensive ornament. The car has 0.3 horsepower and a tiny, 12-volt motor. So, at least some spoiled child will get a little bit of ride out of it.
Gallery – The most expensive toy car in the world:
Auction president, Alain Squindo, says the appeal of the tiny car will be to those (rich) people who collect sportscars:
“This car is the pinnacle of what you would’ve given to that very lucky boy or girl. It’s something that nowadays would round out an eclectic collection. It would appeal to someone who actively collects sports cars” he said.
We’re sure one lucky kid will definitely have the sweetest ride on the block.
|The Most Equipped Taxi in New York||
We all know that New York is famous for being a city that never sleeps, Wall Street and, of course, it’s famously below taxi’s.
With so many taxis in bustling city, what can you, as a cab driver, do to make sure you pick up more people than the other, equally yellow taxi’s? You pimp your ride, of course! And that’s exactly what this one cab driver did – and by pimp, we mean PIMPED!
Car Force One – that’s the name of the all new, decked-out cab in New York. A clever play on Barack Obama’s ride, Air Force One, this cab promises to bring you everything and then some.
CEO (read: owner) of Car Force One, Ishai, says his ‘company’s’ vision is simple: customer satisfaction.
“My company is not about the car, it’s about the service. It’s for the clients” he said.
Ishai has been a cab driver since 2009. He is also solely responsible for the modifications and improvements to his cab – he’s done them all himself.
But don’t think Ishai is going to stop there – he is also heading to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to get more pieces and additions for his cab.
Gallery: Car Force One –
The additions that Car Force One has is actually quite unbelievable (also, that he can fit all of that in a normal sized cab). Check out the list(s) of all the extra’s you can expect one Car Force One. They are divided between comfort, multimedia and office:
- Chargers for iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, Samsung and BlackBerry phones on every side/seat
- Remote controls throughout car to adjust lighting on/off and dimming
- Phone holders near charging cables on sides of car
- Mobile “bathroom,” as a client called it, side dock with: Victoria’s Secret lotions and colognes, hand sanitizers, Wet Ones to go and Kleenex to go
- 3 coolers (2 for now) that serve as mini-bars, offering cold drinks such as: bottled water, orange juice, apple juice, Diet Coke, Sprite, Coors Light and Plans to add fruit salad cups
- Mobile baby station with: bottle warmer, baby wipes warmer and paper towels
- 2 full-size umbrellas, adding 2 smaller ones
- Infant and toddler car seats and boosters
- First-aid kit, emergency seat belt cutter, window breaker, fire extinguisher
- 23-inch full HD 1920 x 1080p monitor that’s hooked up for 5 different uses: Internet, Blu-ray movies, live cable TV, gaming console and pictures and videos from SD card reader
- Gaming console (Xbox 360 for now, he has already ordered PS4)
- Live cable TV (Time Warner) with premium channels such as Disney and HBO
- 2 headrest monitors hooked up to Blu-ray player
- More than 200 titles of Blu- ray movies in a 2TB hard drive, an additional 30 titles for kids
- Up-to-date magazines and newspapers
- Fully functioning laptop hooked up to 23-inch monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse
- 4G Wi-Fi that clients can connect to on their own devices
- 3 mobile printers: 4 x 6 photo printer, an all-in-one scanner/printer, an HP OfficeJet printer
- Adjustable table as a writing surface that holds the keyboard and mouse
- SD card reader for memory card file transfer
Car Force One sure looks like it could give Obama’s ride a run for its money!
|DMC does a Aventador 50th Anniversary Edition||
Well would you look at that. To celebrate the Lamborghini Aventador’s 50th Anniversary, German tuner, DMC, took a Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 Anniversario and spiced it up.
Considering there is only 100 of these special anniversary edittions available world wide, it must be of utmost importance to let yours stand out – even if it is standing out in a small crowd.
The special anniversary edition received a very special carbon fibre rear wing from the tuner’s Molto Veloce kit.
The Anniversario boasts an upgraded 6.5 litre, V12 engine, with an added 20 horsepower on tap.
Check out the pics of the impressive, beautifully manufactured Anniversario below:
|Will.I.Am’s $900 000 custom car creation||
Celebrities make a lot of money. Celebrities in the music industry make even more money. And if you’re a hot shot singer/rapper/producer like Will.I.Am, you probably don’t know then end of your riches.
So, with all this money lying around, what do celebrities choose to spend their cash on? Well, mostly cars. Expensive and very much ‘out-ther’ cars. We’ve seen Lamborghini’s and Bugatti’s – but Will.I.Am takes the cake with this freakish, $900 000 custom car creation.
Wiil.I.Am had the car custom built for himself so that no one els in Hollywood would have the same car as him. The only problem is, according to the manufacturers, the man has absolutely no knowledge of cars. What. So. Ever.
Anyway, his custom car is said to be based on a 1958 Volkswagen Beetle and has been in the works since 2009.
We might see a little hint of a Beetle in the strange creation, but not nearly enough to say it was ‘inspired’ by it.
In the 4 years since it started production, Will.I.Am apparently changed is mind about what he wants more than he changes outfits in a day. However, he did requested Morgan fenders and a Bentley grille.
The engine is a supercharged LS3 engine and, at Will’s request, had to be moved to the front of the car. Obviously, it was in the back to help out with the Beetle reference, but, alas, the only real Beetle reference was taken away.
Not really much more is said about Will.I.Am and his boldly blue car. Except that it’s strange. Like him.
What are your thoughts?
|LeBron James (also) gets a custom Lamborghini||
It seems to becoming a trend for wealthy, famous Americans to ‘wrap’ their expensive supercars in a way that reflects their current state of mind.
Previously, we reported on Nicki Minaj’s pink Lamborghini Aventador and also rapper Flo Rida’s pink Bugatti in honour of breast cancer awareness month.
And, surprise surprise, yet another celebrity has showcased his expensive sport car in an unusual wrap. Basketball star, Lebron James, has debuted his one of a kind Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.
LeBron recently released a new pair of signature sneakers in collaboration with Nike. The Lebron XI ‘Kings Pride’ sneakers features the same inside design as the wrap of the car.
To make his roadster look like his shoes, Lebron collaborated with Lou La Vie, DJ Irie, Toys for Boys Miami, Rich B. Calienteto and, of course, Nike.
Well, I guess this is one (expensive) trend that is only picking up!
Check out Lebron’s car and matching sneakers below:
|CEO of Tesla buys James Bond’s Lotus Esprit||
A couple of months ago we reported on a story that was quite astonishing actually.
A man from Long Island had bought a storage unite for $100 – and in it was the biggest surprise of his life: James Bonds’ famous Lotus Espirit from the film, ‘The Spy who Loved me’.
Since it’s find, the classic 1977 Lotus travelled to London to rest in the capable hand of RM Auctioners. That as until a fe days ago, when the famous car was finally bought by none other than the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk.
It is reported that Musk paid the handsome sum of $866 000 for James Bond’s ex-ride.
Tesla has been doing rather well over the last year and maybe Musk thought he could treat himself to a (very) special gift.
No word yet on what Musk plans on doing with the Lotus. Perhaps he would like to keep it as a statue or maybe he wants to fic it up and really drive it around. We’ll have to wait and see.
Until then, check out a scene from the movie below with the famous car in action – with none other than Mr. Bond behind the wheel:
|‘Tuned’ Season Premier||
The Drive channel on YouTube, the one that brings you the crazy and super entertaining series like Chris Harris on Cars, has launched a new series called ‘Tuned’.
Tuned, as you can expect from the name, will feature tuned cars in various shapes and sizes.
The first episode, which made it’s debut yesterday, features a Subaru WRX Coupe. One of the more popular upgrades for this car is a R-STi drivetrain swap. In this episode of Tuned, the guys pit a R-STi drivetrain swap (JDM) against a USDM drivetrain swap.
The point of the matter? To figure out which method works better!
Check out the video below and make your decision:
|Nicki Minaj gets a Pink Lamborghini Aventador||
If you don’t know who Nicki Minaj is, then you might be living under a rock. But nevertheless, here is some background information on the bootylicious rapper.
Nicki Minaj is a female rapper that loves tight clothes, bright colours, hair extensions and, above all else, pink. Her debut album was even entitled ‘Pink Friday’.
So, also taking into consideration that Nicki loves fast cars, it should come as no surprise that the rapper recently bought a Lamborghini Aventador Cambrio – and decided to spray paint it Barbie Pink.
The original colour of her Aventador Roadster was a understated, ‘Blue Hera’ colour. But, just as Miss Minaj’s personality and sense of style, the Blue Hera was soon swopped for a loud and proud Barbie Pink. And by Barbie Pink we mean REALLY pink.
We’re not too sure about the colour, but we are sure thats she will definitely get noticed cruising down Hollywood Boulevard.
Check out the pics below:
Would you drive a Barbie pink Lambo?
|A Serious Tuning Battle: Honda Civic vs Chevy Corvette||
It’s always fun to see two cars go head to head in battle. Whether it’s a drag race, a endurance race or power battle – cars showing off against each other get’s us revving.
But, when tuned cars are pitted against one another, it becomes a different story – and all the more an exciting story!
In this delightful video we came across, a tuning battle of epic portions is taking place. In this battle of tuned-one’s, a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 goes up against a (heavily tuned) Honda Civic.
Now, as we all know, Honda Civic’s are a popular choice for people who are looking to tune up a car. And this one is no exception – it has an incredible amount of power; 750 horsepower to be precise!
Gallery: 750hp Honda Civic vs 600hp Corvette ZR1 –
But, keep in mind that the Corvette is also tuned up a bit, and serves up a good 600 horsepower.
Would you put your money on the Honda or the Corvette?
Check out the video below to see which one will reign champion:
|Street Race: BMW 335i vs. C6 Corvette||
If you are into real street racing, then this video is definitely for you!
In Miami, Florida, two rival groups of car tuners met for a daring street race in the dark of the night. It might sound a little like the plot of Fast and Furious, but it’s not all that hardcore.
Although both groups are tuners, there was only one tuned car in this race. The BMW 335i of the one group was tuned to produce 450 horsepower at the wheels.
This BMW went head to head against a (untuned) classic C6 Corvette. Surprisingly, the race was pretty tight, and both groups said that it was almost impossible to decide on a clear winner.
Watch the video below, and then decide which car is your winner: