Tag Archives | Replica

…McDonald’s was flooded?

Flooded McDonald's

Superflex created an interesting art project called Flooded McDonald’s where a life-size replica of a McDonald’s interior was built, and then flooded with water.

Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged.

Flooded McDonald's Detail

The work doesn’t contain any further explanation, so it’s up to you to provide your own narrative, but with imagery like this, it shouldn’t be too hard.

[Superflex – Flooded McDonald’s]

[Via: Wooster Collective]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Lamborghini Countach replica?

Handmade Lamborghini Countach

Ken Imhoff fell in love with the euro-spec 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP5000S that played a staring role in the classic film Cannonball Run, so he did what any extremely talented automotive fanatic would do: He build one in his basement.

Ok, so there are probably not more than a handful of people that could pull off a full replica build of this quality in their basement, but Ken is definitely one of them, and has proven it with what you see here; the end result of more than 17 years of hard work and creative construction.

Handmade Lamborghini Countach Exterior

The car started out as a wooden buck that Ken built off of dimensions taken from the real car, over which he hand shaped aluminum using an English Wheel. Ken also designed his own space frame that he also based off of the dimensions of the real thing, and then designed an interior to match.

The end result is a dead on knockoff of a real Lamborghini Countach, and even features real Lambo taillights, parking lights, windshield and badges for a little extra authenticity.

Handmade Lamborghini Countach Detail

The engine is a Ford Cleveland Boss 351 making 514 horsepower, and a ZF 5-speed transaxle out of a Pantera handles the shifting and axle duties. Wilwood Suprelite brakes take care of the stopping, and they hide behind custom rims with handmade center sections that are wider than they are tall. The exhaust was also handmade by Ken, and modeled after the GT-40’s ‘bundle of snakes’.

It definitely wasn’t an easy process, but after removing part of his basement wall to get the car out from under his house, I bet Ken is enjoying every minute that he spends in, around, and not working on his Countach.

[KIE Engineering]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Big Baby isn’t kidding around?

Big Baby

For a toy that’s guaranteed to scare little children (and the cops, so you probably don’t want to bring this one outside) check out Sideshow Collectibles’ Big Baby Life-Size Prop Replica from Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Featuring six removable shells and a musical wind-up feature that plays the tune Lullaby and Goodnight, it weighs a full 35 lbs., and looks just like the real deal.

Just be careful: It might be designed to slay the Golden Army, but at $750, it’s your wallet that’s going to need defending.

[Sideshow Collectables – Big Baby Life-Size Prop Replica]

[Via: Nerd Approved]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Kit Cars?

Kit Car

The kit car is a strange breed.

Caught somewhere between garage project and production machine, it’s often a budget way for someone to purchase the wheels of their dreams without breaking the bank.

As with all things though, kit cars cover the spectrum from spot-on supplements to torn-down beaters, and everything in between.

To get a glimpse of the available options, check out Motive’s coverage of the kit cars at the Carlisle auto show.

With everything from a Monte Carlo-based NASCAR replica and an almost production car from the Cobra clone masters to tricked out dune buggies and 57 Chevy-ized Camaros, it’s a taste of both the tasteful and the tasteless.

[Motive – Motive List: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Today’s Kit Cars]