“Urban Speed car meet” held every second sunday of the month for the last 3 years now in Houston. Here are some cool snaps …
Taras Lesko was commissioned by Audi to make a detailed papercraft model of the 2012 Audi A7.
Paper car was created out of 750 unique parts. Each part was printed and assembled using reference photography and A7 blueprints.
It took 245 hours and 285 sheets of paper to finish the project.
Trade-In Value*: $11,100
Original Price in 2009: $15,910
New Car Value (2011): $17,400
It’s primarily because they have parts that don’t change much from year to year – and most cars are stolen for the parts, not to drive around, explained Geoff Keah, a special investigator for assurance . So, thieves who steal a 1994 model, for example, could sell the parts to use in models for 1995, 1996, etc.
The concept cars in question us a conventional petrol engine along with an electric motor. The electric motor is powered by lithium-ion batteries and can drive the car without the use of the petrol engine for up to 20km. If the electricity ‘runs out’ the car can continue to be driven like a normal petrol vehicle.
Toyota says the batteries can be recharged in around 100 minutes through an external power socket.
The Victorian Electric Vehicle Trial by Toyota has been launched in Melbourne earlier today. Five concept vehicles will be given to government and local businesses to test their effectiveness within the infrastructure.
Max Yasuda, Toyota Australia President and CEO, said about the launch,
As a leader in the automotive industry and the development of low emissions vehicles, Toyota Australia is pleased to be giving Victorians the chance to drive the concept plug-in hybrid.
The manufacturer calls these beautiful half-scale sports cars—from the Porsche 356 to the Jaguar above—”children’s cars.” Whatever. They fit an adult perfectly fine…