Hermès Has Teamed up With Bugatti for an Elegantly-Dressed One-Off Chiron

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Taking three years to complete, the project paints the entire Chiron in an elegant white shade named Hermès Craie, unique to this commissioned one-off. The shade extends from the bodywork to the rear bumper to even the wheels and the interior, which is paired with Hermès leather and cashmere panels. The front grilles have been customized with the Parisian brand’s signature H monogram, while its iconic Courbettes horse motif graces the underside of the rear wing, visible when elevated.

It’s not the first time that Manny Khoshbin has collaborated with Hermes for a hypercar, but this is the latest addition to the hypercar-filled garage.

BUGATTI and Hermès have a long standing tradition. Ettore and Émile-Maurice Hermès had already collaborated in the 1920s. This tradition was revived in 2008 for the Veyron and now, eleven years later for a one off BUGATTI Chiron Hermes 1:1

 

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The interior boasts a custom cashmere with the wing’s horse pattern on the door inserts and beneath the center controls. A one-of-one badge that reads “Dressed by Hermès” appears on the center stack., and more one-of-one labels are scattered throughout.

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Hermès Courbettes Graphic with a series of rearing horses in wool and cashmere sheet for the interior. Originally offered on Hermès famous foulards and home fabrics, for the first time it is applied in a super sports car.
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Powered by 1500 horses, rearing under the Chiron’s wing. @mannykhoshbin chose Hermès’ traditional Courbettes graphic for the underside of the airbrake.
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The Badass Toyota Supra 4×4 Dune Buggy

2020 Toyota Supra 4×4

Following Toyota’s announcement about the Supra rebirth, automobile design enthusiasts have created countless mockups of the 2020 Toyota Supra 4×4 Concept. 

One of these is Rain Prisk, an Estonian digital graphic designer at Ubisoft Reflections studio. 

Thanks to his amazing concept of this awesome vehicle, he has taken the excitement several notches higher. He conceptualized the all-time favourite into a 4×4 model, opening up the fenders to create space for beefy off-road tires.

His shooting brake version has a wider, lower shape and a front-end winch. A step on the sides adds functional appeal to the design so you don’t have to jump in. 

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If you happen to love adventure, you will appreciate the roof rack and the snorkel intake for when you have to ford deep water. Add to this the running boards and front skid plate and we have a winner!

 

Photo of Billy the Kid playing cards with his gang – just the second known picture of the notorious gunman – is set to fetch $1m at auction after family of fellow outlaw Billy Wilson decided to sell it

A rare photo of notorious outlaw Billy the Kid has emerged on the market with a $1 million price-tag.

The previously unseen black and white image from 1877 shows the outlaw playing cards with his gang. It is only the second confirmed image of the wanted man.

In the photo, Billy the Kid can be seen sitting around a table with three members of his gang – Richard Brewer, Fred Waite and Henry Brown – all of whom were wanted men.

The then-21-year-old is seen dressed in a white shirt, dark waistcoat and top hat.

From left to right: Richard Brewer, Bill the Kid, Fred Waite and Henry Brown - all of whom were wanted men. The black and white wet collodion tin type image is thought to dates back to around 1877 and is only the second confirmed image of the notorious American outlaw.

From left to right: Richard Brewer, Bill the Kid, Fred Waite and Henry Brown – all of whom were wanted men. The black and white wet collodion tin type image is thought to dates back to around 1877 and is only the second confirmed image of the notorious American outlaw.

All four men are depicted carefully considering their hand. On the table in front of them is a glass bottle of liquor which appears to have been largely consumed.

At the time, Billy the Kid, who also used the name William H. Bonney, was a wanted man having murdered a blacksmith in Arizona.

He is believed to have gone on to kill another seven men during the Lincoln County War in 1878. One of those was the Lincoln County Sheriff William Brady.

Billy the Kid was eventually caught by Sheriff Pat Garrett who shot him in the dark.

The photo has been kept in the same family for over a century, after it was given to the vendor's grandfather by the widow of a Billy Wilson, a gang member and friend of Billy the Kid

The photo has been kept in the same family for over a century, after it was given to the vendor’s grandfather by the widow of a Billy Wilson, a gang member and friend of Billy the Kid

The photo now for sale has never been made public before and has been kept in the same family for over a century.

It was originally given to the vendor’s grandfather by the widow of David Anderson, who was better known as Billy Wilson.

Wilson was a member of the infamous gang having befriended Billy the Kid when riding alongside him during the Lincoln County War.  After receiving a presidential pardon in 1896, he later went on to serve as sheriff of Terrell County and also worked as a US customs inspector.

The photograph was given to him, by Billy the Kid, for safe keeping prior to the outlaw’s death.

The photo then ended up in the vendor’s family, after his grandfather, Billy Wilson’s second cousin was given the precious momento.

In a letter detailing the photograph’s journey into his family, vendor Tomas R. Anderson II said: ‘When my grandfather and family went to pay their respects to the widow of David Anderson at his 1918 funeral, she gifted him, with among other items, a small leather family photograph album.

‘She explained to my grandfather’s family about the history of the photograph and how Billy had gifted the photo to her husband.’

The photo has remained in his family, but Mr Anderson from Arizona, has decided the time is right to sell it.

A letter from the vendor details the story of how the photograph got into his family's possession

A letter from the vendor details the story of how the photograph got into his family’s possession

It has been verified by the George Eastman Museum in Texas which is the world’s oldest museum dedicated to photography and named after the founder of Kodak.

Mark Osterman, a process historian at the museum, said the image is consistent with it being a wet collodion tintype photograph that were made between 1870 and 1890.

The picture is to go under the hammer with Sofe Design Auctions of Richardson, near Dallas, Texas.

A spokesman for Sofe Design said: “This is a historically important, incredibly rare and one-of-a-kind.

“It is only the second positively documented and analysed photographic image of Billy the Kid as well as the only known group image to include him.

“It also possesses meticulous and irrefutable Anderson family provenance dating back three generations.

“It has never been seen before and nor has it been publicly offered for sale.”

The picture is to go under the hammer with Sofe Design Auctions of Richardson, near Dallas, Texas. A spokesman for the auction house said the image was a rare one-of-a-kind photograph

The photograph, which remains in a good condition for its age, has been verified by the world's oldest museum dedicated to photography

The picture is to go under the hammer with Sofe Design Auctions of Richardson, near Dallas, Texas. A spokesman for the auction house said the image was a rare one-of-a-kind photograph

The photograph, which will be up for auction on Friday, comes in a cream leather wallet

The photograph, which will be up for auction on Friday, comes in a cream leather wallet

The photograph remains in fantastic original condition and comes in a cream leather frame.

Of his fellow card players in the picture Brewer was shot dead in the Lincoln County War while Waite and Brown were long-time cowboys.

Together, and along with a number of other outlaws, they became known as the ‘Billy the Kid Gang’.

The 1988 movie Young Guns, which starred Emilio Estevez as Billy the Kid as well as Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland, told the story of the fugitive’s rise in notoriety.

It’s 1990 sequel, Young Guns II, featured his arrest, jail break out and death at the hands of Garrett.

The auction takes place on Friday.

This 130-year-old tintype photograph was, till the emergence of the second photo, the only authenticated image of the notorious American outlaw Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid can be seen in a top hat (on the left) playing cards with his friends

This 130-year-old tintype photograph on the left was, till the emergence of the second photo (right) the only authenticated image of the notorious American outlaw Billy the Kid

So Who was Billy The kid ?

Billy the Kid was a notorious outlaw who lived in the American Wild West during the mid to late 19th century. The subject of more than 50 movies, the local legend, has achieved global notoriety as scriptwriters took the tale  of the gun-toting outlaw to big screens around the world. 

Bill the Kid can be seen, in a top hat (right) playing cards with his fellow gang members in a rare photo of the notorious American outlaw

Bill the Kid can be seen, in a top hat (right) playing cards with his fellow gang members in a rare photo of the notorious American outlaw

So who is Billy the Kid and what led to his untimely death at the age of 21? 

  • Billy the Kid is believed to have been born Henry McCarty in the Irish slums of New York City in September or November of 1859 – though his birth place, date of birth and even birth name is widely debated
  • He moved to Wichita, Kansas, as a boy with his single mother, before later migrating west to New Mexico in the early 1870s
  • The young Henry became an orphan in 1874 at the age of 14 after his mother died of tuberculosis
  • Left in the care of an absentee stepfather he is said to have quickly fallen into a life of poverty, mixed with a rough crowd and soon found himself on a path of crime
  • The young lad’s first  arrest, and subsequent jailbreak, was said to be for stealing clothes from a local Chinese laundry in 1875. He faced a minor sentence but rather than sit it out behind bars the then 16-year-old escaped and fled town
  • In 1877 he arrived in Lincoln County, New Mexico, under the name William Bonney. In August of that year he is said to have killed his first man during a dispute in an Arizona saloon
  • He earned a reputation as a gunslinger, a man who was quick to pull the trigger, in 1878 when he participated in the Lincoln County War
  • The conflict was marked by revenge killings, including one that saw a gang Billy the Kid was affiliated with kill the Lincoln County Sheriff William Brady
  • In late 1880 Bill the Kid was  found guilty of the murder of Sheriff William Brady and sentenced to be hanged. But on the evening of April 28, 1881 he slipped out of his handcuffs and ambushed and shot a couple of guards in his prison break
  •  After his escape from death row the wanted man remained a fugitive from the law till the evening of July 14 1881. Sheriff Pat Garrett and two deputies rode into town where it was believed the fugitive was hiding out. He was taken by surprise, cornered and fatally shot with two bullets by the sheriff
  • Despite his reputation as an outlaw of the Wild West Billy the Kid did not live the life of a bandit. He had never robbed a bank, train or stagecoach. Outside of his early years and gun-fighting days in the Lincoln County War his main crime was said to be rustling cattle

 Sources: Crime Museum, Britannica, and the History Channel

Vaydor G35

The Vaydor G35 is a kit car that is designed to be built onto a 2003-2007 Infiniti G35 coupe donor car. It was originally built by Vaydor Bodykits LLC, which is based out of Pinellas Park, Florida.The Vaydor first appeared in the 2013 SEMA auto show.

One of the reasons the Vaydor G35 became so popular this year was because of its recent appearance in the movie Suicide Squad. The Joker’s supercar looking ride looks like a Lamborghini Aventador and a Bugatti Chiron made love and gave birth to the Lambogatti. Which then got all romantic with a catfish and gave birth to this thing, the Vaydor G35.

The G35, as in the Infiniti G35 Coupe from 2003-2007. This is a “Re-Body” as Matt McEntegart, owner of Vaydor Exotics, coins it. The Vaydor G35 takes an existing G35 and strips all of the cosmetics off the car. The Bumpers, the trim, the glass, and the doors have all been disintegrated, leaving behind the car’s skeletal remains, drivetrain, wiring, and miscellaneous systems like the AC.

It was Designed by an Average Guy with No Money

My favorite part about the Vaydor body kit origin is that it is the perfect underdog story. The kit was designed by Matt McEntegart, a normal guy that loves cars and always wished he could own a supercar. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the money to buy one, so he built it himself.

He’s even said that he didn’t go to design school, he just learned as he went. The goal for the Vaydor G35 was to build a car that looked just like a factory production supercar that you could build in your garage.

 

Once you’ve stripped the car it only takes a non-supercar $11,000 to turn the bare G35 into the Vaydor G35. The fiberglass kit includes:

1 Main Rear Body Shell

1 Front Clip (Fenders and Bumper)

2 Door Outers, 2 Door Inners, 2 Inside Door Braces

1 Hood Skin, 1 Hood Inner

1 Roof Wing Cover, 1 Roof Wing Inner

1 Rear Hood Skin, 1 Rear Hood Inner

1 Gas Filler Bucket

2 Side Roof Rails

2 Lower Rocker Splitter

2 After-Door Vents

2 Fender Vents

1 Cowl/ Lower Windshield Cover

3 Rear Exit Vents (Tail Light Area)

1 Rear Floating Wing

1 Front Lower Splitter

2 Rear Fender Wells

1 Front Core Support

2-Quarter Glasses

1-Rear Glass

1-Center Tail Light (Parts listed above are for the hard top. Spider parts list will vary slightly (Removable Hard Top, etc.))

1 Full Cage

2 DOT Headlights

Front Core Support

2-Quarter Glasses

1-Rear Glass

1-Center Tail Light (Parts listed above are for the hard top. Spider parts list will vary slightly (Removable Hard Top, etc.))

1 Full Cage

2 DOT Headlights

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You’d then need another $3,000 for the interior materials which consists of:

2- Seats and Seat Backs

2-Door Panels

1- Dash Board

1- Console Center

1- Center Console Rear

1- Gauge Cluster Top

2- A-Pillars

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1-Headliner-HT

1-Dash Center Trim

1-Center Console Trim

If installed properly the results are amazing, probably as amazing as the story of the man who built this kit. As seen in the video, Matt took some big risks while tirelessly working on his passion, proving that success happens when you put in a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck comes your way.

 

Engine
Naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 – 280hp

Suspension / Brakes
The suspension set up utilizes a full adjustable coil over kit (optional active suspension or air ride) with heavy duty sway bars. Big Brake Kits from Brembo, Wilwood, and Stop Tech are available selections

Rims / Tires
Pirelli P-zero tires cover 22×9.5 (front) and 22×13 (rear) Amani Forged rims.

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Falcon F7

Falcon motorsports have created the F7, a sports coupé that uses a 1100 HP V8 engine. It was created by Detroit-based car enthusiast Jeff Lemke, who has noted the Ford GT as his primary influence. The main star of the show in this car is the engine, which is a Lingenfelter built twin-turbo intercooled V8, which allows it to reach 60 MPH in 2.7 seconds. Elsewhere there’s 20-inch Michelin tires and oversized Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes. The interior of the car uses handcrafted leather, circular gauges, in-dash iPad mini for music control, and a removable Targa roof.

 

The falcon ‘F7’s’ engine is a lingenfelter built twin turbo inter-cooled V8, that sits exposed through a hole on top of the engine lid behind the driver. power travels through a ricardo six-speed transaxle to 20 inch michelin rear tires, while accelerating to 60 mph takes just 2.7 seconds. the supercar’s ferocious power is escorted by oversized brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes. inside the cockpit a hand-crafted leather interior surrounds occupants, while the dashboard is dominated with circular guages. an in-dash iPad mini offers control of music, and the targa roof can be removed for during those long summer nights.

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Body:
Complete, lightweight carbon fiber/kevlar panel construction. This includes all outer fuselage panels as well as inner and structural panels for maximum weight savings, quality and durability
Chassis Layout:
Lightweight, extremely rigid, Aluminum/Carbon Fiber/Kevlar monocoque chassis
Engine:
Lingenfelter built twin turbo inter-cooled V8 rated at 1100 HP. Includes dry sump oil system
Gearbox:
Heavy duty, high performance 6 speed transaxle with dual disc clutch system
Weight:
2785 lbs
Suspension:
Penske High performance coil over pushrod suspension
Brakes:
Brembo Carbon/ceramic disc brakes, 6 piston 15.5” rotor Front. 4 piston 15” rotor Rear
Wheels/Tires:
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
20”forgeline wheels specific for Falcon (10” front 13” rear)
Accessories:
• Leather interior with billet gauge surrounds and knobs
• 4 speaker CD stereo with Bluetooth for hands free calling
• iPad mini in-dash to handle GPS, music library and other systems.
• Air conditioning
• Power windows and key-less ignition
• Removable targa roof panel
Other Key Features:
• Dry sump oil system
• Carbon Fiber dual plenum intake system
• Gasoline swirl tank
• Exposed carbon fiber weave throughout vehicle including underside   of hood, wheel wells, inner doors, deck-lid structure, storage   boxes, sill panels, front spoiler and door sills
• Durable, woven fabric infused composite fuselage
• Lightweight forged aluminum control arms and spindle knuckles at     all wheels
• ISIS wiring and management system
• Integrated roll hoop
• High performance, lightweight adjustable back racing style leather   seats

Arc Vector Electric Motorcycle

The Arc Vector electric motorcycle made its first public appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Arc Vector will make its first public run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Highlights

  • The Arc Vector has a top speed of over 200 kmph
  • 0-100 acceleration in under 3 seconds, and range of 270 km
  • The Arc Vector will be available commercially from 2020

The Arc Vector electric motorcycle, capable of hitting a top speed of over 200 kmph, will make its first public appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from July 4-7 alongside other superbikes and performance motorcycles. Arc founder and CEO Mark Truman will be the person who will ride the Vector on the famed hill climb. The final production model Vector will be powered by a 399V electric motor that churns out close to 140 bhp and 85 Nm of peak torque. It will be a limited edition model and only 355 units will be made for sale.

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The Arc Vector has a top speed of over 200 kmph

“Goodwood is the ideal place for us to show the Vector to the people for the first time. We’ve been testing behind the scenes and now the bike is emerging from the shadows. It is the most amazing thing both to ride and behold. Up to 1,50,000 are expected at the Festival of Speed, and I hope they all get a chance to see what we’ve been working on; a unique, all-electric neo cafe racer with all sorts of kit never before seen.” Said Mark Truman.

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Only 355 units of the Arc Vector will be made and will be available on sale from 2020

Designed and built in England the Arc Vector is described as one of the world’s most advanced electric motorcycle. It’s built around a carbon fibre monocoque, and 0 to 100 kmph acceleration is estimated at 2.7 seconds. Range is claimed at over 270 km on a single charge within the city, and 190 km range for highway riding. The Vector comes with a carbon fibre swingarm, Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes.

The Vector also comes with a Zenith helmet with built-in head-up display, and the helmet works in conjunction with an Origin riding jacket that features haptic feedback. The haptic alerts can warn the rider of a car approaching from either side, while the helmet displays all necessary infotainment information, and even provides a view from behind the rider. The Arc Vector will be available commercially from the summer of 2020, but the limited edition model won’t be affordable. Each bike is expected to be priced at around ₹ 80 lakh, under current exchange rates.

A.D Tramontana R

 

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The A.D Tramontana R – Basically a wingless fighter jet !

The design of the Tramontana R, which aside from the Caparo T1 and Hulme F1 Champion, is unlike anything else on the road. The styling borrows many cues from single seat race cars, like the open wheels, prominent side pods and integrated spoilers.The a.d. Tramontana R is a lighter and higher performance version of the standard a.d. Tramontana supercar. Located near Girona in the north east of Spain, a.d. Tramontana intend to produce just one car a month for consumers looking for a car which will instantly stand out from any other supercar.

The body of the Tramonta R is constructed from carbon fibre which is both light and immensely strong. The sinister black and gold color scheme of the Tramontana R shows of the bare carbon fibre weave covering almost the entire body. The gold paintwork has just been used in limited areas to highlight the contours and provide a contrast to the unpainted majority of the bodywork.

On order to work effectively the rear view mirrors jut out from the bodywork like two giant antennas, The mirror housings also feature additional turn signal lights. Under the nose section can be found the front shock absorbers which are laid out horizontally, next to a small cargo compartment.

The radical styling of the Tramontana R was partially influence by modern fighter jets and features a similar canopy style entry system constructed from aluminium. Inside there is a tandem layout in which the passenger sits slightly higher than the driver which allows them some degree of forward visibility. Although the head designer at a.d. Tramontana stated that the passenger should act as a spectator – the car is heavily orientated towards providing the driver with maximum thrills.

The control panel consists of a pair of LCD panels situated behind a smoked black screen. The information displayed can be reconfigured to suit the drivers preferences, offering either basic data like speed and rpms, or more detailed data which could be useful for track sessions. Positioned to the right of the steering wheel is the traction control system which has four different settings. Also located to the left of the steering wheel is the shift mechanism for the six speed sequential transmission.

On either side of the cockpit are large F1-style air intakes which feed cooling air to the water and oil radiators.

At the rear is the motor cover which hides the 5.5 litre V12 sourced from Mercedes-Benz. This engine produces two different power levels. The standard setting gives 550 hp @ 5,000 rpm however at the touch of a button the full 720 hp @ 5,250 rpm can be unleashed and sent through the 6 speed sequential gearbox to the rear wheels. The 0-60 mph sprint takes just 3.6 seconds while the top speed of the Tramontana R is 202 mph.

The gold colored wheels hide giant 380mm carbon ceramic discs which are gripped by six piston Brembo calipers.

Year (of specifications) 2009
Engine 5.5 litre twin turbo V12
Transmission RWD
Max speed 202 mph
0-60 mph 3.6 seconds
Horsepower 720 bhp
weight 1260 kgs / 2777 lbs

 

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