Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Matt Black Rolls Royce Phantom

What would I do without World Car Fans?

I don't find this ugly per se, just really tasteless.

I saw a similar finish on the Brabus stand at the London Motor Show '08.

And on the Smart stand at Geneva '06.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Mirror Finish Bugatti Veyron

Yuk yuk yuk.

Thank you World Car Fans for bringing this monstrosity to my attention.

"Continuing Volkswagen Group's perception of the Bugatti Veyron as a shining example of automotive excellence, artist Olaf Nicolai, has turned the iconic car into something of a reflection in the art scene. Displayed at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, the mirror-finish Veyron sits in a mirrored room where the mirrors act to reflect infinitely as they would inside a mirrored elevator for example. Observers become part of the exhibit as they see themselves in the same way Bruce Lee did in that movie Enter the Dragon."

Oh I see, it's art. It's still not ok though.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Gold & Platinum Aston Martin DB7

Just as I was wondering where the next post was going to come from, along comes Aston Martin's first entry thanks to the World Car Fans blog.

24 carat gold and platinum leaf apparently. Nice.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Diamond Encrusted Lotus Europa

This one is leaving me a bit confused.

The idea sounds horrible - a diamond encrusted Lotus Europa??!! Yet the images appear to be quite tasteful.

Any opinions?

Source: World Car Fans.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Gold-Plated Boxster

Apparently this really is real gold plate!

How lovely.

Lambo With Tattoos

A Google Image search for "Hideous Lamborghini" found this beauty on LifeOnTop.com. What did they think they were doing?

[It all becomes a bit clearer. Looks like a publicity stunt for Sharpie]

Friday, 5 September 2008

Smart Car Mods

Not quite "on brand" content for this blog. But it's my blog and they made me laugh. These pics were emailed to me, so I've no idea of the original source.

Take one Smart car...
And do some mods...

Porsche Carrera GT?
Audi Q7?

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Burberry Maserati

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

Spotted this over someone's shoulder in The Mirror today. A quick Google found these images on Autoblog.

Someone should feel very ashamed.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Rolls Royce Bling Sprit of Ecstasy - Manhattan, USA

Found this one via the World Car Fans blog. And I quote:

“Diamond after diamond” Rolls Royce's mascot, Spirit of Ecstasy, has never looked more opulent. Already made of sterling silver, this one off mascot according to Manhattan based jeweler, Jean Kemanjian, is encrusted in “150 carats of D color VVS1 quality diamonds and some fancy intense yellow diamonds on the wings." With a value of $200,000 the bejeweled flying lady was commissioned by luxury car dealership Manhattan Motorcars and put on display at the New York Auto Show just a few weeks ago.