Archive for the ‘Automotive’ Category

BMW 1M through the walls

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Oh my… can’t wait till EP’s arrives end August. Great vid, nice CGI work.

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Perfection: Singer Porsche Restoration

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Jaw dropping, meticulously detailed restorations of pre ’94 Porsche 911s is what Singer Designs does best. All the panels are replaced with tweaked carbon fiber versions from their own custom moulds. Interior, trimmings, accessories, and internals are all re-imagined as well. Amazing work! Check out the attention to detail after the jump…

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BMW 1 Series M Coupe

Friday, December 10th, 2010

After much teasing and anticipation BMW has finally released pics/specs on their new BMW 1 series M Coupe. Unfortunately the last few decades the M Division seems to have been transitioning from standing for “Motorsport” to “Marketing” thus bringing out bloated products completely against their heritage. This new M Coupe is a throwback to the original e30 M3 which was and always will be a pure drivers car. At EP we have one of these rare classics in the garage and can vouch for it being the ultimate expression of BMW M (Some pics of our beast after the jump). Engineers set out to recreate the old magic and have not compromised this time around. Special design elements to get your heart racing with the driving dynamics to match, this thing is going to be an instant classic. Production will run around 2500 units with three color choices, Black, White, & Orange. We’re definitely running over to the dealer to get our name down for one. More pics after the jump…

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Audi Quattro Concept

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Audi premiered their new Quattro concept car a few weeks back in homage to the original Quattro of the 80’s. Design details we love: embossed audi rings on the quarter panel; machined aluminum steering wheel base; carbon fibre accents on the wing mirrors, rear lights, door panels; air vents in along the bonnet; the slight curves at the end of the wheel spokes. Usually concepts are so far from being production ready but this one seems ready to go. Come on Audi, build it! More pics after the jump…

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Classic : Maserati 250f

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Ultra rare and beautifully restored, the Maserati 250f photographed by Bernd Kammerer. Only 26 left in the world, enjoy this masterpiece…

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Paris Autoshow 2010 Favorites

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The annual 2010 Paris Autoshow was last week. Here are some of the cars and concepts that stood out for EP. Above is the Audi Quattro Concept. More after the jump…

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MINI WRC Countryman

Friday, October 1st, 2010

MINI has pulled the wraps off it’s WRC Rally Car that they will be entering in the upcoming 2011 championship season. The car will be based on the upcoming MINI Countryman. Looks the business, can’t wait to see it tear up Monte Carlo. More pics after the jump…

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Vintage Porsche Ads

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Came across these amazing Porsche Ads from the 80’s. Lovely use of typography and image perspective which visually gives a sense of speed. The ads are fun and playful, a stark contrast to the yuppie teutonic image of porsche today. Cheeky slogans & imagery for the flashy buyers, detailed descriptive fine print for the engineering types. A nice homage to the brand since many purists consider the water cooled 993 series 911s the ultimate porsche. More after the jump…

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BMW 3 Series TV Ad

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

BMW recently put out a new ad spot for their iconic 3 series. A refreshing departure from their revamped softy ‘JOY’ campaign. The ad speaks back to ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’ as enthusiasts remember with vintage driving footage of the classics. BMW, please make more of these ads and go back to building handling machines rather than over-powered porkers.

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Aston Martin Rapide Design Details

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Aston Martin recently launched their 4-door executive saloon, the Rapide. Came across these pics of it’s amazing design details. Materials and textures are so beautifully integrated inside and out. The last pic shows the cover for the trunk latch, why? so you don’t see the ugly hook when the trunk is open. This is what $200k buys you. More after the jump…

via notcot.com

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