Tag Archives | Gaudy

…Gold is the new chrome?

Gold Plated Cars

Chrome has been the king of car plating for a long time now, but if Born Rich is to be believed, then Gold could soon be replacing it as the car cover of choice for the uber-rich.

The gallery that they put together includes gold plated Bugattis, BMWs, Porsches, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and DeLoreans, and each one is a show of gaudy excess.

Gold chain, greasy hair and 80s flashbacks not included.

[Born Rich – Gold Plated Cars]

…Lamborghini should make a pair of heels?

Lamborghini Heels

Unfortunately they’re just a concept, because these Lamborghini Superleggera heels are seriously hot.

Featuring the nose of the car for the toes, including working grill vents, the tail of the car for the heel, the Superleggera stripe down the sides, a side scoop around back and a carbon fiber heel, they’ve got all the right design cues in all the right places without being too gaudy or over done.

Well done Tim Cooper; Well done.

[Via: CGTalk Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Stalin Cayenne Volga?

Stalin Cayenne Volga

Since yesterday was April Fools’ Day, I wasn’t about to try and push out any type of quality content (though it’s hard to argue with a good Rick Rolling!) so Tuner Tuesday happens to fall on a Wednesday this week.

And what a tuner it is!

Sure, on the outside it looks like a Volga with a Stalin paint job, but didn’t your mom teach you about judging a book by its cover?

It’s what’s inside that counts.

And inside this Volga are the salvaged remains of a Porsche Cayenne.

The Volga body was then grafted onto the Cayenne frame, and the details were sorted out to make this one well-done combination.

It might look like a rolling pile of gaudy, but perhaps that’s all just part of the charm.

[RUS Auto Design]

[Via: Jalopnik]