Category Archives: Design

Behold: the McLaren 620R – an entirely road-legal race car. Based on the track-only 570S GT4, adjusted with lightweight dampers, stiffer springs, braking system components from the Senna and McLaren’s Inertial Push seven-speed transmission for extra fast gear changes. The aero pack and massive rear wing of the 570S GT4 is retained, as is a retuned 610bhp version of the V8 engine.

With a 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds, it’s not clear what road this thing was designed for, but there you are.

Yours for about €270.000.

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Behold: the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Convertible – a rare classic indeed.

Powered by the legendary 3.3 Columbo V12, designed by Pininfarina and originally purchased by by Prince Abdallah Moulay, the brother of King Hassan II of Morocco, it was one of only 200 made. Carefully maintained by subsequent owners in Germany and the US, the car has been fully restored and returned to its spectacular original colour.

Yours (with a modest 96,500km on the clock) for a cool €1.45 million.

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Behold: the T.One from California based electric vehicle manufacturer Neuron – a multifunctional base designed to accommodate a range of uses from crew cab and pickup to van and tow truck. The interior is similarly modular with 4 and 6-seat passenger options or a pleasing dual rear seat and central driving position.

Still at the prototype stage but already taking advance orders.

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Behold: the Rossinavi X Pininfarina Super Sport 65 Yacht.

Given the collaboration with an Italian car designer, (and not the first) automotive cues are everywhere, from the upper deck to a staircase inspired by air intakes. Powered by four MTU 16V engines producing 2,600 bhp, it has a top speed of 30+ knots and a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles at a more leisurely 12 knots.

The price is no concern of yours.

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Behold the Interstellar restaurant created as part of  the Millesime Mexico 2019 haute cuisine festival at Mexico City’s Centro Citibanamex, partly inspired by the film of the same name and designed by Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados, Concepto Taller de Arquitectura and Pin Studio.

The bookcase and suspended books reference one scene from the movie while the black interior and mirrored tables reflect 250,000 LED ‘stars’.

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Behold: the Sherp – a floating, clambering Tonka truck with a modest 44bhp Kubota engine, a tiny 250cm turning circle, the ability to traverse water on fat self-inflating tyres, climb over 0.6m tall obstacles and scale  35 degree inclines.

The Russian-made Sherp is coated in durable polymer with its own onboard generator, independent heating and high powered headlights. 

Yours for about €91,000.

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Behold: the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo – a single seat, highly aerodynamic 812bhp concept hypercar that debuted in advance of the 2019 FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championship.

Not destined for actual production any time soon, the Vision is more of a futuristic ‘mission statement’ combining sci-fi touches like holographically projected driver diagnostics with respectful nods to various Lamborghini forerunners, like the powertrain of the Sián FKP 37 and the hexagonal side windows of the 1968 Marzal.

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