Bugatti Revives the Vintage Type 57T Model for the Future
Although the Veyron and Chiron are the models usually associated with Bugatti, artist Arthur B. Nustas recently released a concept looking to revive one of the French car manufacturer’s vintage models. The concept rendering draws from the classic Bugatti Type 57T modernizing its headlamp aesthetic, curved door detailing and split color scheme. Starting with a Chiron base, Nustas translated the antique headlamps found on Type 57T to fit the more triangular modern design found on the futuristic concept vehicle.
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Barbara Custom Motorcycles Envisions a Two-Wheeled Future in Concept Designs
French motorcycle design studio Barbara Custom Motorcycles has unveiled a treasure trove of eye candy for automotive futurists and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. The design exercise features 35 interpretations of motorcycles of the future, taking familiar brands such as Kawasaki, BMW and Honda and extrapolating their aesthetic into two-wheeled creations that seemingly take inspiration from Tron and Akira to Mad Max: Fury Road. Bearing names such as Calypso, Hologram, The Hair of the Dog, and Elvis Has Left the Building, feast your eyes on the creations above before heading here for all 35 designs.
British sports car maker Lotus have unveiled its new Evora Sport 410 which also includes a GP Edition, marking the brand’s return to North America. The lightest and fastest road-going Lotus to ever be sold in the U.S. can clock 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. Shedding 132 pounds from the Evora 400, the Sport 410 is draped in hand-made carbon fiber from front to back — front splitter, front access panel, roof, tailgate, rear quarter panels, rear diffuser — and will be limited to just 150 models worldwide each year. Four selectable ESP driving modes — Drive, Sport, Race, Off — are available on the new model and increase throttle response, lower traction control or remove understeer recognition depending on the driver.
The bespoke Evora Sport 410 GP Edition was developed by Lotus Exclusive and honors the Team Lotus F1 color scheme used in races from 1972 to 1986. Only five of these super limited cars have been made.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Lotus said, “Last year we embarrassed rivals with a car that cost less but out-classed their best. This year the same rivals are in for a surprise. Less mass, reduced drag and greater downforce means the Evora Sport 410 is not only faster on the straight, but also when cornering. It is without equal, being both refined and intuitive, and again shows that we are making our best ever cars. The reaction to the Evora Sport 410 since its debut in Europe and Asia has been exceptional, and we know that our American and Canadian customers will really appreciate what this Lotus is capable of.”
Fans of Lotus can order an Evora Sport 410 now for $104,200 USD while the GP Edition runs for $110,000 USD.
The Aventador S was already a formidable beast, but DMC has turned the Lambo offering into even more of a badass with its newly unveiled update. Dubbed the “Tecno,” the customized hypercar adds carbon fiber to the likes of the front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser while also employing a Centenario-like hood. There’s also a massive carbon fiber hydraulic wing added to the mix that allows the driver to choose Corsa, GT and Insane modes for the track, street and quarter mile, respectively. The best addition of all, though, is undoubtedly the modified engine, which now boasts a whopping 1,588 horsepower — more than double the 730 horsepower of the Aventador S’s original 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine. The result is a car that can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 217 mph.
While there’s a lack of details regarding pricing and availability, you can bet this will cost a bit more than the Aventador S’s $280,000 USD price tag.