The Mercedes-Benz EQS Concept may looks impressive on the outside, but its interior is where it really shines, thanks to the MBUX Hyperscreen. The massive OLED system is surrounded by a continuous plastic front frame, with the visible part painted in “Silver Shadow” that undergoes an extensive three-coating process to achieve a high-quality surface impression through extremely thin intermediate coats. A built-in ambient lighting system is installed in the lower part of the MBUX Hyperscreen to make the unit appear to float on the instrument panel. Read more for the video and additional information.
Photo credit: Electrek
Remember Aptera’s 1,000-mile never charge solar electric vehicle that was revealed back in December? Well, it has now received over 7,000 vehicle reservations, and just this past month, Aptera moved into a new production design facility in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego. The 60,500 square foot campus will be home to Aptera’s three completed vehicles and a team of development engineers that will focus on advanced 3D printing, composites, UI/UX development, and battery technologies development. Read more for two videos and additoinal information.
The FAW Group’s Hongqi H9 luxury sedan aims to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in China. The exterior boasts protruding red trim, an integral part of the model’s front face, and a classic waterfall grill, while the side profile sports flowing lines extending from the headlamps to the rear. Step around back, and the rear integrates modern techniques with Chinese culture elements such as the Tian’anmen Rostrum of Beijing. Readm ore for an in-depth test drive and additional information.
Photo credit: The Kilowatts
The 1:64 scale Hot Wheels RC Tesla Cybertruck was supposed to ship last year (December), but it has finally hit stores and is nearly sold out everywhere. This miniature three-inch vehicle has two-wheel drive, complete with Chill or Sport driving modes, and although it might be fast for its size, no zero-to-60 mph times were released. You may be seeing this listed for $49.99+ online, but before paying the premium, just know that it retails for $19.99. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Streetwear collective RTFKT partnered with Lexus to create a pair of sneakers inspired by the auto manufacturer’s 2021 IS 350 F Sport Dynamic Handling Package. The team modeled the shoe after the car’s athletic stance, slim headlights, carbon fiber spoiler and even its bold color schemes. Artists first selected a base with a sole closely resembling a tire for their custom silhouette, complete with a front shaped like the vehicle’s signature spindle grille and sporting 3D printed material imitating the carbon fiber spoiler of the car. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Frederik Steve Kristensenvia Car Scoops
Industrial designer Frederik Steve Kristensen may work for Danish hypercar manufacturer Zenvo, but in his spare time, he creates automobile concepts that may one day become a reality. The Lamborghini Matador is his latest project, and the main focus was the aerodynamic bits on the vehicle, which combines elements of the past, present as well as future. You may recognize some exterior components from previous Lamborghinis, but also some parts from Aston Martin and Lotus. Read more for additional pictures.
H/T: The Drive
Kyle Williams may be a 400-ton Caterpillar truck driver by trade, but in his spare time, he’s in the garage making his automobile dreams come true. His latest project is a 1995 Ford Mustang with an extreme forced induction setup, or to be more specific, eight turbochargers, one for each cylinder. Originally, the project car was supposed to be a 2003 Ford Mustang that ended up in an unfortunate coolant spill accident, and this project was the result. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Photo credit: Auto Deals UAE via Car Scoops
For a Nissan GT-R that truly stands out from the rest, look no further than this 2014 model, complete with a unique custom engraved bodykit. To create this finish, the body panels were first finished in chrome before a coat of gold and engravings were applied by hand. Other exterior modifications include a custom rear wing and stanced black / chrome wheels that sit on a lowered suspension. The exhaust was created in-house by Kuhl and consists of three massive blue-tipped central tailpipes. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Porsche Exchange
For $364,000 USD, you’d expect to get at least a new Porsche GT3 RS, but this particular 911 Turbo S configuration comes with that hefty price tag. Why? Well, in addition to the vehicle cost, buyers will need to pay $12,380 just to get a custom color from Porsche, but to get it finished in Chromaflair, that’s an additional $86,040. This Urban Bamboo color with Chromaflair shifts colors depending on your viewing angle and lighting. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
YouTube personality wanted a Lamborghini Urus, but not one you could pick up from any showroom. So, he contacted 1016 Industries to create the “Green Urnet,” a one-off Lamborghini Urus covered in multiple layers of carbon fiber, which gives it a unique look that’s not only rigid, but flexible enough to improve its aerodynamics. This same flexible carbon fiber material was used throughout the interior, complete with a star light kit on the roof panel, similar to what you find in Rolls-Royce vehicles. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.