Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gold plated Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Gold plated Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGGold plated Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

This United Arab Emirates-registered gold-mirror-finish Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG was caught at the Bling on Wheels Show, otherwise known as the valet area at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. While we have nothing untoward to say about someone who decks out his/her ride in any manner desired, we are always intrigued when someone looks to have spent the worth of a car – on top of the price of the car itself – on "beautification."

There is some debate as to whether this is a real paint job or a wrap, but parking your gold-wrapped C63 next to a genuinely chrome SLR would be shamefully ludicrous. A C63 AMG goes for about 300,000 AED (about $82,000 USD). Unless gold paint bubbles out of the ground as well, a liquid gold paint job has to cost a good portion of that. More information at

Sunday, January 18, 2009

2010 Toyota Prius

GREEN: 2010 Lexus RX450h

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lotus Elise in Carbon Fiber

Lotus Elise in Carbon FiberCarbon fiber is commonly used for automotive related parts/products, even though we don’t cover a lot of it. When the truly extraordinary comes by our desk, we have no choice but to share with all of you CF enthusiasts. This time around, we’ve got a 2002 Lotus Elise straight from Hong Kong.

Now, TW Auto has wrapped an entire Lotus Elise in a thin layer of carbon fiber. Carbon fiber, which is stronger and lighter as compared to steel, is making its way into more cars than ever before.

The car was originally owned by Jimmy Wong, the 02 Type 72 JPS model features a fully custom carbon fiber body, both on the inside and out. Not only is the outside carbon fiber, but the inside features regular carbon fiber in black and silver.

The car modification includes both the outer as well as the inner body of the car. Complete customization work of the car took about six months to give it the final touch. After being dressed in regular black carbon fiber, the car has become approximately 30-40 kg lighter than its original weight.via