Category Archives: Design

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.


Behold: the Bussink GT R SpeedLegend – a customised Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster inspired by the Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss.

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)