Category Archives: Design

A ‘visual essay on the state of being connected’ by Martina Stiftinger and Rita Louro. To wit:

…a metaphorical study of interpersonal relationships and social constraints […] portrayed through a series of abstract analogies reflecting the essence of our everyday social interactions.

Fair enough.

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Behold: the 1961 MG MGA, or rather, a frame-off ‘outlaw’ restoration of the same classic MG roadster by Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Initially disassembled down to its component parts, the original car has been rebuilt to Concours spec with a 1.6 litre dual overhead four cam engine, upgraded disc brakes, modern suspension and an Oxblood leather interior.

Accepting online bids later this month.

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Behold: the Ferrari Portofino M Spider – an upgraded version of Ferrari’s grand tourer with 20 extra bhp squeezed from the 3.8l twin turbo V8, a new rear wheel eight speed transaxle and electronics reprogrammed to smooth power delivery and boost fuel economy.

The M stands for ‘Modificata’.

Saranno 205.000 €, grazie.

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Behind: the Maserati MC20 – a supercar featuring Maserati’s first in-house engine design in 20 years.

Unlike the Ferrari F140 V12 power plant of the company’s last offering, the MC20 has a twin-turbo V6 Nettuno, making 630bhp, 100km/h in 2.7s and a top speed of 325km/h.

Elsewhere, gullwing doors, a minimalist interior with controls spread across two screens and a high end Sonus Faber sound system.

Yours for a mere €176,000.

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Behold: the S1 Project – a hypercar from Ares – an American company best known for creating bespoke versions of luxury performance cars and SUVs.

A showcase of computational fluid dynamics and track-hugging carbon fibre, the 715bhp, V8 S1 accelerates to 100kmh in 2.7 seconds. 24 will be made next year and the price of yours is available on request.

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