Kill Bill co-star David Carradine was a big car guy and requested Cadillac's Cien Concept for his eponymous character in Kill Bill. Quentin Tarantino isn't a car guy and he planned to use a silver Porsche for Bill's ride. Luckily for all of us, Carradine won.
It is documented around that internet that Red Bull’s mercurial world champion gives his racing cars tongue-in-cheek names in the tradition of pilots naming their fighters and bombers (and supersonic man-rockets). Here’s the cockpit of Kinky Kylie, his 2011 car.
It’s rare to see this ‘60s gem of Argentine-American-Italian supercar design out in the wild, and it’s not hard to see why: the 5.0-liter Ford V8 turns the cabin into a furnace, you can’t see a thing out back, and the car’s weight distribution suggests it’s a love child of an anvil and a male peacock’s tail feather.
Walter de'Silva, head of Volkswagen design, has reinterpreted a Leica camera to the tune of $26,500. He's not the first car designer to venture into camera design. In the red corner is Giorgetto Giugiaro of Nikon and supercar fame.
One may be tempted to think of the De Tomaso Mangusta as nothing more than a poor man’s Lamborghini Miura. This period photo should be quick to dispel such notions.