Approximately 57,412 coins were used to cover the surface of a Range Rover. The SUV is also covered in GCC flags and visuals representing their current and previous rulers. An entity naimed Coins Car is responsible for this. I don’t get it. Not necessarily my cup of tea. Cliche to the max. But it is impressive. Watch the walkaround video after the jump. (more…)
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It’s been done before. Only difference is, this one takes place on live TV and isn’t staged as frequently done for marketing & PR purposes. Nice to see Casey Stoner and Mick Doohan involved (normally pushing the limits on their race bikes), while David Coulthard resumes duty in the Red Bull F1 car. Enjoy the video after the jump. (more…)
If anyone watched the action-packed Brazilian Grand Prix, then you’d surely remember Kimi’s “lost on track” episode. It was only a matter of time before someone used it in a spoof. Enjoy the video after the jump. (more…)
The first dealer in the world to deliver the all new Range Rover is Al Tayer Motors in the UAE. The keys to two examples went to Sheikh Mohammed, the Ruler of Dubai, and another set went to the Crown Prince. I don’t know what’s more bling bling? Having the first example or that “Dubai 1″ license plate?
Fear not dear readers! Brake Banzeen hasn’t been shut down. I’ve just decided to take a much-needed break from all things related to social media. Will be posting again in close to two weeks time, if not earlier, so please keep checking the blog every now and then. You can also follow me on Twitter @brakebanzeen, where I’ll probably drop a few rants every once in a while. Thanks for understanding!
Stay tuned… pun intended.
Cars and music go hand in hand. But this is definitely not your run-of-the-mill sound system. Jordan Hill created Motor Rythms by using everything from a flywheel to crankshafts in creating a 40-piece drum kit, salvaged from a car. Listen to how awesome the kit sounds (and looks) in the video after the jump. (more…)
Aston Martin will only produce 101 units of the V12 Zagato according to internet sources. That means 49 cars less than the 150-car production run which was first announced. Are not enough people cueing up to buy it?
This might be the case. Although something tells me that Aston Martin may (more…)
Over the past few years, the folks at Audi have been aggressively innovating new ideas to help spread their brand across the globe. Their latest concept is Audi City, a digital showroom where potential buyers can spec any Audi model and then view it on a 1:1 scale. Customers can also use the technology to zoom in on individual parts of the car, explaining highlighted items in more detail.
Audi are obviously not looking to replace the traditional dealership setup, but it’s a clever way of (more…)
Al Capone. You must have heard the name before. American gangster. Prohibitionist. An Italian mobster who’s illegal activities rewarded him with endless streams of money. And that’s why he was able to afford this ride back in the day.
Capone was such a powerful figure that his 1928 Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan came painted in green with black fenders, similar to Chicago police cars at the time. It was also (more…)
Takeovers in the auto industry are nothing new. Automakers want more money and they achieve this by increasing their portfolios, starting sub-brands, sharing parts, squeezing their suppliers and applying other tactical ploys to shave costs. Another trick, one which carmakers have been quite keen on these days, is to add more segments to their lineups: 2-door coupes, 4-door coupes, 4-door coupe convertibles, 2-door SUV convertibles, and the list goes on and on. Or they could simply purchase another existing brand.
And that’s what has happened here. It is important to note that VW’s takeover hasn’t come short of drama. Porsche actually tried to buy VW in 2009, but failed in (more…)
The summer has just kicked off and Arab supercar owners can’t stand the heat. So the supercar exodus to London begins. The car in this video used to belong to a Qatari royal family member (the torquoise color is their signature), but from what I’m told the Lamborghini SV has since exchanged hands. The “new” owner seems to be mad about something… very mad! Watch the video after the jump. (more…)
Till death did them part. The son of former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, apparently had a decently-sized car collection while he was alive. But after the U.S. dethroned his papa and had him killed, his cars were obviously left behind. One particular car is a Ferrari F40 (pictured above). The car was apparently sent to a garage for work but never (more…)