Had some pre-NYIAS fun last night. Went to the launch of the Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli edition. Good times.
Lambo outdid themselves with this beautiful design. Dubbed the “Huracán,” this fighting bull is the successor to the Gallardo as Lamborghini’s flagship model. Cheers to the Italians for another gorgeous vehicle.
In college, I had a friend who owned a 90-something M3. It was that color of yellow that I felt like pretty much every M3 in that era was painted. I was kind of obsessed with the car (until I discovered the Audi S4, hehe). Anyway, I came across this video today and I thought it was pretty cool to see how the design has changed on M3 over the years.
Okay, full disclosure: I am a huge Audi fan. So, I understand that my take on this is a bit biased. Anyway, these are some images of the new lighting system that Audi debuted this week in Vegas as the CES. I think that the direction they are moving in is incredibly cool, whether it ever bleeds into an actual production model or not. Read the full story on this new lighting system on Design Boom.
You may have to be a dude to appreciate the awsome-itude of this one. But I was basically giddy with delight while watching this video of someone drifting a Rolls Royce Phantom through country fields and otherwise generally abusing the automobile. The soundtrack was the icing on the cake. Maybe you will also enjoy the video. Have a great weekend–
This is kind of a random post, that will probably only be interesting to me. But, here goes anyway. Some may recall that that one of my good friends moved to Florence fairly recently. It is the same dude that I went on the “man trip” with earlier this year. Anyway, he recently sent me some pretty interesting (if you are e nerd like us) shots from his observations in Florence. The first set is of the tricked out Hyundai pictured above (extra points if you know where the title of this post comes from). When he first sent over the images of the Fiorucci Hyundai, I thought it was a joke. I thought it was like all of those minivans that I see driving around my neighborhood with NoS stickers and fake intake ducts glued onto the hood. But, when I looked into it a little further, Fiorucci really did team up with Hyundai on a model called the i10. How funny is that? …an iconic Italian fashion label choosing a Korean built joke of an automobile to collaborate with. It’s like if Toyota released a Fendi trimmed Prius. Except, not even, because Toyota is more reputable than Hyundai. Anyway, I’m not trying to trash talk those automakers, I’m just trying to highlight the irony of the fact that a designer based in the same country that produces Lamborghini and Ferrari, chose to team up with Hyundai. Bold move. And, super entertaining (if you are a nerd).
Next, we turn to “G. Bianchi” bicycles (not be [although hard not to be] confused with Bianchi). Mike said that he has seen several of these bikes around Florence. When he and I looked into it, we discovered that G. Bianchi is a now defunct brand of bikes that was founded in the 60’s by Giuseppe Bianchi, out of Florence. I doubt that the dude even meant to have his brand confused with the Cycle giant Bianchi (or did he), since it was the guy’s name. Anyway, as most people probably know, “bianchi” just means “white.” It isn’t like the word is super uncommon in Italy (I’m assuming). But, now I kind of want to try to get one of these G. Bianchi bikes, just for novelty’s sake. I really like the quarter length chrome fenders.
Photography: M. Cuomo