He’s Got A Woodie: The Splinter

I was taking my monthly stroll through a few auto blogs and saw something that was really cool… a wooden car.


Here’s a blurb from autoblog.com:

The world’s greenest supercar project is progressing nicely. The last time we checked in with Joe Harmon and his team of woodsmen craftsmen from North Carolina State University, the all-wooden car’s hand-laid bodywork had been mated with the chassis, which was awaiting installation of the twin-supercharged, 32-valve Cadillac-sourced V8 engine and six-speed rear-mounted transaxle from a modern Chevrolet Corvette. Those 600 ponies will be funneled to the rear wheels, which have center hubs made from pressed and laminated wood, naturally. Even the transverse leaf springs are made from orange osage wood.

Work on the project has slowed so Harmon and his colleagues can finish school, but the Splinter continues to garner attention having appeared in a flattering piece published by Automobile Magazine. While we wait for Team Splinter to graduate and finish the car once and for all, take a look at these new high-res renderings of the arts and crafts supercar.

The Splinter is one of those rare projects that’s truly inspiring, and Harmon seeks to prove that wood is anything but an outdated material with no place – outside the dashes of expensive luxury cars, of course – in modern automobiles. Point taken.

Urban Gent Techie Corner: Blackberry Storm

I know this may seem a bit off topic, but I had to post this. Did y’all know there’s a new Blackberry coming out that mimics the iPhone? Hmmm… I didn’t know and I’m actually pretty happy. I have a Blackberry and I was going to get a iPhone for my next upgrade, but now that there’s a Blackberry that’s just as hot… I think I may just keep it in the family.

I was an ardent Treo user all my life up until about 1 year ago and I must say– no one, I mean no one tops the email capabilities of the Blackberry… and that email capability combined with the iPhone swagger is enough for me to keep it home. The sexiness of this phone is ridiculous, check it out here.

There’s no way I’m gonna cheat on my Blackberry
with the iPhone now… lol.
It comes out November 16th.

But just out of curiosity has anyone gone from a Blackberry to an iPhone, if so, which is better to you and why? And let’s keep it real please:-)

Lamborghini + Versace = a BadAss Ride -and- Bugatti + Hermes = a BadderAss Ride

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster

Who ever said fashion and cars don’t mix, was lying. The new Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster VERSACE is undoubtedly car of the year.

The bright white exterior is plastered with Versace’s Greek motif, while the interior gets special full-grain, hand-embroidered, ultra-soft, white nappa leather on the seats, dashboard and center console. The Versace edition also gets a transparent engine cover that showcases the V12 for the first time.

interior

For those of you who can’t quite buy the cars, but want to stunt- Versace will have a whole host of Lamorghini Versace goods. Including: luggage, gloves, driving shoes, hats, wallets, and more.

these bags will never be mistaken as murses, lol. . .

I know that v12 engine sounds so good. . .what a sexy ass car.

This isn’t the first time Versace and Lambo teamed up, this is just the first time that the car is open to the public. . .yeah that’s right you can go buy it- well maybe not you, but a rich uncle or something perhaps??

Check out there previous collaboration:
2006

Only a select few were able to get there hands on this bad boy

Bugatti Veyron FBG by Hermes
Imagine pulling up to your house in one of these

These auto & fashion collaborations have been popular over the past few years, but one of the sickest collabs has to be Bugatti & Hermes. When you combine the fastest car in the world with one of the MOST exclusive fashion houses in the world- you just CAN’T go wrong.

I wonder if Pharrell would rock this with his purple Hermes bag. . . mmmmm, I’m thinking no. I can’t really see a purple bag and this car together- the colors clash, lol.

Cost? 1.55 milion euros

Yeah this is pretty much an instant orgasm when seen in person . . lol, sorry if I’ve offended anyone.

info via Autoblog

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