Pininfarina set about creating a highly futuristic, mid-engined, semi-monocoque concept car powered by Ferrari’s advanced 5.0 litre V12. The Modulo was built as a fully functioning road car and to this day still starts up and runs when you hit the on button.
Photo by Chris Gualano (North Trooper), a lifestyle photographer from Montreal, Canada.
1988 Peugeot Oxia Concept Car, a high-performance touring coupe spotlighted at the Paris Auto Show.
The Touring Superleggera design studio in Milan, Italy. Carrozzeria Touring became well known for both the beauty of its designs and patented superleggera construction methods.
Touring’s skills with light alloy and fabric-covered tubing forms brought commercial success in aircraft production in the 1930s, leading Bianchi Anderloni to develop the Superleggera construction system, patented in 1936.
This “super lightweight” system consists of a structure of small diameter tubes to form the body’s shape with thin alloy panels attached to cover and strengthen the framework. Aside from light weight, the Superleggera construction system gave great flexibility, allowing Touring to quickly construct innovative body shapes.
Bertone Lancia Stratos concept car, 1970, Torino, Italy. Photo by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.
Manfred von Brauchitsch gets airborne with his Mercedes-Benz W125 in the Donington GP, 1937.
The Grand Prix racing car designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut to race during the 1937 Grand Prix season. The car was used by Rudolf Caracciola to win the 1937 European Championship and W125 drivers also finished in the second, third and fourth positions in the championship.
The supercharged engine, with 8 cylinders in line and 5,662cc, attained an output of up to 595 horse power (444 kW) in race trim. The highest test bed power measured was 637 BHP (646 PS) at 5,800 rpm.
The W125 was considered the most powerful race car ever for about 3 decades, until large capacity US-built V8 engines in CanAm sportcars reached similar power in the mid 1960s. In Formula One racing itself, the figure was not exceeded until the early 1980s, with the appearance of turbo-charged engines in Formula One.
The W125 reached race speeds of well over 300 km/h (190 mph) in 1937, especially on the AVUS in Berlin, equipped with a streamlined body. In land speed record runs, a Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen was clocked at 432.7 km/h (268.9 mph) over a mile and a kilometer. This car was fitted with a DAB V12 engine (82.0 x 88 mm) of 5,576.75 cc (340.31 CID) with a power of 726 BHP (736 PS) at 5,800 rpm. The weight of this engine caused the car to weigh over the 750 kg maximum limit, so it never appeared in Grand Prix.
Autoart Toyota 2000GT 1:18 scale model with Watanabe wheels. The first 2000GT debuted at the 1965 Tokyo Auto Show and only 337 were produced between 1967-1970.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, by Fréderic Louis.
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A live edge slab of cedar is folded and supported at the other end by a hunk of steel I-beam that is 10 inches square and 42 pounds per foot (hence the name ‘10x42’).
Subtle detailing exposes the material quality of each element as the polished steel edge contrasts with a pitted metal patina.
Water Tower, a low lying lounge chair made from reclaimed timbers of a New York City water tower, by Bellboy. Photo by Joshua Dalsimer.
Piano bell, by Li Jian, allowing guests to perform a short piece of music on arrival.
Sergio Pininfarina, recognized as one of the closest men connected to the success of Ferrari, died on July 3, 2012 at the age of 85 in his Turin, Italy home.