With a very few notable exceptions, cars tend to be bilaterally symmetrical. It's been that way almost since the very beginning. Cars that even attempt to play with this accepted notion tend to get smacked down hard -- look at the Nissan Cube. But cars don't have to be so symmetrical -- why are they?
You know, some car companies take themselves so seriously that they forget speed and insane horsepower are supposed to be fun. Not Nissan! After Ferrari's well-publicized freakout over Deadmau5's Nyan Cat 458 Italia, Nissan made a GT-R with the wrap so he has something to replace it with.
As a "tribute" to the iconic two-door station wagons of Holden Australia's yesteryear, Red Bull and Triple Eight Engineering have cooked up this insane shooting brake with 705 BHP, full racing suspension, and... surfboard racks.
The folks on the Italian side of the Volkswagen Group say the hybrid Lamborghini Asterion is just a concept at the moment, but there is a one production supercar that will get that kind of technology first: the upcoming 2015 Audi R8, which is confirmed to get hybrid and full electric variants.
The Second Annual Jalopnik Film Festival is even bigger and better than last year, with a mixture of never-before-seen films from some of the most respected names in the car world and work from up-and-comers across two nights in New York City on November 5th and 6th. Tickets for sale HERE on Blipshift and full details below.
Prime Minister and Putin sidekick, Dmitry Medvedev, said yesterday that Russia may close its airspace to US and European commercial air traffic in response to the threat of harsh new sanctions. Meanwhile, Russian attack aircraft harassed a NATO Frigate in the Black Sea and all sorts of other fun.
I think its funny. They are basically saying screw you to our moron president and his silly sanctions. Plus, if I had the power to close airspace, I would do it too. They can spray their poison on someone else.