Friday, August 31, 2012

Caterham 7

There are roughly two kinds of fast cars - big, heavy cars with a large engine developing unseen amounts of horsepower (but with all the latest technology inside), and then there are small, ultra-light cars stripped of all but the essentials, who only need a relatively small engine to yield the same results as there larger, heavier counterparts.

One of the most basic (and fun!) of these types of cars is the Caterham 7, a kit car which weighs next to nothing yet has a 260bhp motor to play with. The result? One very fast go-kart ;)

Here are some pictures of this gorgeous creation.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ford GT (not GT40)

Here are a few pictures of the Ford GT - which, as the title already states, is not to be confused with the original GT40. The latter was a legendary car built in the 1960s, while the former started life as a concept to celebrate the original GT40. Confusing enough?

Moving on to the pictures then, and I promise to post some wallpapers of the original real deal in the near future.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Carver One

The Carver One is a special vehicle: it isn't a car, it isn't a motorcycle, yet it combines aspects of both (in appearance as well as in design).

When they announced the Carver One on television, I immediately loved it - until I learned about the price tag. At 30.000€ I thought it was a very expensive vehicle, and alas, most people though the same. Mid 2009 the company filed for bankruptcy, and the Carver ceased to be.

In 2012 PAL-V has started production of a flying car, called the PAL-V One, based on the Carver. I wish them all the best, but given the new price tag of 300.000€, they'd better hope those cars fly out the shop!

Anyway, here's the Carver One in all it's glory.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

After spending most part of the day sorting wallpapers, I still didn't have anything particular in mind to post this evening, until I read the Pistonheads headline about the Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

They called it a quirky hot hatch or coupé - personally I'm still not sure whether this is a hit or a miss. Guess I'll have to see it in the flesh first...

What do you think? Cool car, or the next new Beetle (no, I don't like Beetles)?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Formula One - Red Bull 2009

To be honest, I don't know a lot about Formula One, but when I found these pictures I just couldn't resist posting them. After all, isn't F1 the pinnacle of automotive racing?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Morgan 4-4

Originally I was going to post some pictures of the Morgan Aero 8 today, but while I was going through my stack of images I came across a couple images of an older type by the Morgan Motor Company: the Morgan 4-4.

Here are the pictures - I promise I'll post the Aero 8 in the near future...