Tag Archives | Beast

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Twin-VR6 VW Lupo?

W12 Lupo

Proving once again that with enough determination, you can build just about anything is this twin-VR6 powered, pseudo-W12’ed, AWD VW Lupo. (It’s basically the poor man’s version of This VW Show Car, and after the LS7 Powered Matiz, I’m staring to wonder if this insane engine in a tiny car thing is going to be a trend!)

The body itself is surprisingly stock, providing few clues to what lurks within, though the GIANT brakes give you a hint, and the fact that there’s no interior and the whole thing is made up of a jungle gym of safety cage should be enough to tell you that this isn’t your everyday econo-box.

Unfortunately, it looks like this creation hails form Croatia, so there aren’t many pictures to check out, though the video alone should be enough to tell you that this thing is one bad beast:

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s TGI Friday: Shore Siege?

Shore Siege

Yarrr!

In Shore Siege, ye be shipwrecked on an island full ‘o’ monsters. You must defend your ship against countless hordes of vile beast and repair the ship to the point where ye can escape!

Thankfully, ye old pirate engineers are able to develop specific weapons to defeat the monsters ‘o’ the isle, and you must use these weapons to strategically defeat ye enemy while saving up enough doubloons to patch yer ship.

Are you ready to set sail?

Good luck, matey!

[Shore Siege]

…Paper websites are the net’s history?

Paper Twitter

The web might be a computer based place, but many of the designs for the sites that you use daily started out as simple pen on paper drawings in a boardroom or bar napkin.

Deeplinking has gathered up some of these initial concepts sketches, and there’s something about seeing the roots of highly used sites laid out before you like a dinosaur skeleton that brings the beasts back down to reality.

[Deeplinking – The Paper Version Of The Web]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…The BMW M3’s V8 is a blast?

How do you advertise for the first ever production V8 in a BMW M3?

Hire IdeaCity to cut manifolds, shave cylinders, drill lighting holes, and whatever else it takes to fit cameras, lenses and lights inside of the engine so that you can film the inside of the beast as it does its thing.

This spot took two weeks to study and prepare for, and four, 20-hour days to film, but in the end, 420 horsepower has never looked so good. (This single revolution was filmed at 10,000 frames per second without any computer-generated effects.)

[Via: Autoblog]

…Dodge’s Challenger SRT-8 is no slouch?

Dodge Challenger SRT-8

The new Dodge Challenger is the heavy artillery of the modern muscle car war.

It’s big, it’s powerful, it’s only offered in the high-performance SRT-8 trim level, and you can have it in any color you want, as long as it’s Hemi orange, silver, or black.

Unfortunately, the interior suffers from a severe case of rental-car-itis, but when it’ll do this all day:

Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Burnout

Who’s really going to look closely at the seats anyways?

For a full rundown, driving impressions, and big, bold and beautiful pics, check out Motive’s coverage of the new beast.

1970, here I come!

[Motive – Dodge Challenger SRT-8]