Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Y2K , Christian Travert. First developed as the “Dream Bike” by mechanical futurist Tim Cameron as a 3D rendering, Christian brought it to life, keeping to the original design as far as possible. I think you'll agree he did an awesome job. This included developing a new aluminum chassis that also doubled as a fuel tank and that front end, which works similar to a rear swing arm arrangement. This looks like an all out custom with detail everywhere such as the indicators located in the end of the handlebars.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Back in the early 80’s however this was unusual, so when German firm Nordstadt took the humble MK1 Golf and grafted in on too, what was at the time a supercar chassis, Porsche 928. The result was a V8 powered Golf that had a lower drag coefficient and more room inside than the donor car. But there was more to it than that. In order for the body to accommodate the Porsche running gear the body had to be widened by just over 8 inches.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Over its short life, 1982 to 87, the industry pushed and pushed the boundaries to get as much horse power out of the cars as possible. Toward the end the mum’s shopping car in many cases had become mid engine with huge wheel arches producing 600bhp. They bared no relation to the original car apart from a few rouge panels.