Icons of the time styled by Polaroid Queen and “gatekeeper of ‘80s club culture” Maripol (by herself in pic2).
Behold: a chopped and slammed Mercedes-Benz 300SL by Los Angeles-based restoration specialist John Sarkisyan.
Obvious modifications include a removable roof, carbon fibre front bumper, widened wheel arches and side pipes.
The one-off has not yet been formally released but will likely have a supercharged AMG V6 engine to match the aggressive low slung stance.
You can’t have it. It’s only for looking at.
Behold: the Rimac Nivera – an all electric hypercard from Croatian manufacturer Rimac that debuted at the 2018 Geneva motor show – finally ready for full production.
An ‘ultra-aero system’ and carbon fibre monocoque chassis maximise downforce and minimise drag with four electric motors pushing 0-100km’h in a staggering 1.85 seconds with a top speed of 415km/h. Off the track, there’s room for two, plus luggage.
Only 150 will be made. Yours will cost €2,050,000.
Niall Gubbins tweetz:
Spotted this at the local playground. My initial thought: it needs the Trainspotting Choose Life / Iggy Pop treatment but now I’m thinking more the Wear Sunscreen treatment. Questions for the readers. Who does the voice, what’s the soundtrack?
Over to YOU, folks.
Designed by Roland A. Bussink, the car – with its 4.0l twin turbo tweaked to deliver 850bhp – loses its soft top and windscreen in favour of a Formula 1 Halo-style ‘speedbow’ that extends over and behind the passengers’ heads with custom rollover hoops.
A helmet would seem in order.
The late 15th century double spiral staircase at the Burg – regional government headquarters of Graz in southern Austria – so called because two people ascending in opposite directions will separate and rejoin several times before ultimately reuniting.
Yeah. Never gonna happen.
(Pics by Irène DB)