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…David Macaluso painted Lewis Hamilton in motor oil?

Lewis Hamilton Oil Painting

If you’re going to do an oil painting of Lewis Hamilton, then there’s probably no better material to use than the oil out of Lewis’ very own championship winning McLaren F1 car.

According to the (obviously compensated) artist David Macaluso:

Painting with the Mobil 1 used motor oil offered a wide range of tones and was obviously a very refined product from its texture. It was extremely smooth and very particle-rich, with all the engine dirt in perpetual suspension, making for a great painting medium.

[David Macaluso]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: ASMA Perfectus?

ASMA Perfectus SLR

When ASMA Design got their hands on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722, they created an all-carbon-fiber monster called the Perfectus.

Featuring 700hp, a top speed of 216 mph, highly stylized fender flares that make the car more than 2-meters wide, and one-off ASMA rims, it’s a little extreme for most, but when you’re dealing with the world of tuner supercars, the limits are often pushed beyond belief.

[ASMA Design – Perfectus]

…The Stirling Moss McLaren SLR from Mercedes-Benz is better than a plane?

Stirling Moss

Besides ‘Wow’, I’m having trouble finding words to describe the new McLaren SLR Stirling Moss car that was just announced by Mercedes-Benz.

The car takes the standard SRL chassis, wraps it in a full carbon fiber bodywork, and then transplants in the 650 hp supercharged 5.5-liger V8 and five-speed transmission from the SLR 722.

Stirling Moss Detail

There’s no roof or windscreen, but throw a pair of driving goggles on and you can pretend like you’re driving in the early 1900s. Until of course you test out the specs and find yourself getting to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds on your way to a top speed of 217 mph of course!

Stirling Moss Swing-Wing

Other features include the drop-dead sexy side exhaust, “Swing-Wing” doors, a retractable air brake that can be manually operated, and a two-piece tonneau cover that covers the whole cockpit, or just the passenger seat if you’re flying solo.

With just 75 of the Stirling Moss being produced, and with a price tag of over a million dollars, it’s definitely sending the SLR out with a bang, and I doubt they’ll have any trouble selling the cars despite an economy that’s dropping faster than the SLR’s laptimes. (Plus, it’s designed to be “a very special thank you to the most loyal of SLR customers, for they are the only ones able to acquire a Stirling Moss”, so you’ve already got to have a $400,000 car in your garage to begin with before even being considered!)

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mansory Renovatio?

Mansory Renovatio

Mansory doesn’t do subtle supercars.

Their latest project, called the Renovatio, is based on a Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren, and features a modified supercharger, new wheels, tons of carbon fiber additions, a tricked out interior, and plenty of gold paint.

The end result is a 700 horsepower beast that is guaranteed to turn heads.

[Mansory]

…BRABUS makes a nice pair?

BRABUS Pair

Ever wish you had a car for the track and a car for the city?

Well then, BRABUS has got you covered with a matching McLaren SLR and ULTIMATE 112.

The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster gets a full body and trim kit, as well as a custom BRABUS interior and engine upgrades to bring the power level to a respectable 650 HP. (0-62 in 3.6 seconds; Top speed of 211 mph.)

The ULTIMATE 112 (aka the “tender”), which starts out life as a Smart Fortwo, gets matching paint and interior, as well as a boost to 112 HP.

Now if they just made something to tow these with…

[BRABUS]

[Via: Autoblog]