Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mobiado Professional 105GCB Rose with 18K rose gold plating

For those who accept nothing less than the best, luxury mobile phone maker Mobiado has now rolled out the Professional 105GCB Rose. But, except for the 18K rose gold plating, everything seems almost the same we’ve seen with the earlier launched models from the house. The Mobiado Professional 105GCB Rose comes with a front and back created from sapphire crystal, brass frame, hand painted lettering and symbols, sapphire crystal buttons, hand painted with 18K rose gold paint, stainless steel screws and the patent-pending hidden sliding battery cover mechanism. The battery cover is made entirely from one piece of sapphire crystal. As for the tech specs, the 3G luxury phone boasts 2-inch QVGA display with up to 16 million colors, 2-megapixel camera with video recording, 1GB of memory, micro USB port and Bluetooth support. No word on pricing for now.

Via: UnwiredView

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Winterhalter's $8,000 Ariel Atom sports car replica

This one is sure to impress both the hardcore DIYers and the auto lovers. The Ariel Atom is one true minimal sports car with race bred construction and components, and the replica Ariel Atom by Winterhalter is equally impressive. Winterhalter has been earlier featured in Car and Driver magazine for his homemade Lotus 7 that cost him a mere $2,500. This time, he has made a replica of the high-performance English two-seater, the Ariel Atom. The base model of the sports car starts at $65,000 and goes as high as $90,000, depending on horsepower. On the other hand, Winterhalter’s replica Ariel Atom costs $8,000 in materials. It’s not the low cost or the make that makes this replica special, but the fact that 57-year-old Winterhalter has never seen one, estimating that only 40 Atoms exist in the United States. He has used photographs to scale the frame and read manufacturer data for all the rest. The whole process of creating this awesome replica took 1,900 man hours over 28 months. And yes, it isn’t an exact replica.

Winterhalter’s Ariel Atom replica specs:

• Rear, mid-mounted transverse engine and five-speed transaxle.

• Engine: D17A2 SOHC, VTEC, 127 HP, 114 lb-ft.

• Steel round tube drawn over mandrel space frame.

• Wheelbase: 89 inches.

• Weight: 1,100 pounds.

• Acceleration: 0-60 mph, 5.0 seconds.

Winterhalter said that the pre-inspection has been done and the open-air vehicle will be street legal and licensed as special construction. The replica isn’t yet complete as Winterhalter has to give the finishing touches that include upholstery and vinyl installation.

Via: ReadingEagle

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Gold Bugatti Veyron at Gumball Rally blows us away

The Bugatti Veyron has earned itself a name in car history as an undisputed classic, and these days special editions of the supercar are coming out like rabbits popping out of bunnies. Lately, we spotted aVeyron in gold owned by someone in Kuwait, and now we have yet another gold version of the car, which is taking part in the Gumball Rally 2009. Pictured above is a gold Bugatti Veyron before Gumball stickers were put on it. The 11th Annual Gumball 3000 Rally (May 1-8, 2009) features a coast to coast road trip of 3000 miles, from Los Angeles to Miami. This Veyron has been wrapped by British decal specialists Raccoon. Roll over to see more shots of the golden beauty.
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