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Welcome to! Please note that although this website is managed and maintained it is not updated anymore. The thousands of pages of unusual and production vehicles, concept cars, and interesting engineering ideas are always available for you to look through, however new content is not being added to the website as we have moved onto other projects. Enjoy!

MV Agusta F4Z Zagato

The MV Agusta F4Z Zagato is a one-of-a-kind superbike built specifically for a Japanese entrepreneur who also happens to be a collector of Zagato cars and Italian motorcycles. A Zagato designed Italian motorcycle is naturally at the intersection of those two expensive obsessions!

Zagato penned the F4Z and based it around MV Agusta's standard F4 chassis. However the extensive modifications to the motorcyle have meant that not only the bodywork is new, but also many parts had to be re-engineered, such as the fuel tank, intake manifolds, battery and exhaust, in order to fit within the confines of the new body.... Continue

1977 Arrows FA1 Formula 1 Car

In 1977 Arrows Grand Prix International was established by a group of former Shadow Racing Cars employees. Their first car was ready to race in 1978 after a remarkably short amount of time and it was designated the Arrows FA1. It was painted gold with Warsteiner sponsorship and was powered by the trusty Cosworth V8 making 480 horsepower mounted in an aluminum monocoque chassis. It appeared to be quite the impressive debut. Trouble was, the design seemed awfully familiar...

Shadow Cars front man Don Nichols seemed to notice the similarity too. The Arrows FA1 seemed to be highly "inspired" by the Shadow DN9, which was all the more suspicious seeing as how Arrows was founded by Shadow defectors. This lead to a court case where Arrows was accused of copyright infringement... Continue

Mercedes-Maybach 6

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a stunning concept car designed to hint at what a future luxury coupe from Mercedes-owned Maybach might look like. Despite being a two seater coupe the Mercedes-Maybach 6 is massive, thanks to its long hood and tail. It sits on huge 24-inch wheels.

The Mercedes-Maybach 6 features much more rounded and retro lines than previous Maybach models. It has a large v-oval shaped grille flanked by slit-like headlights. The body is characterised by clean lines and and a cabin pushed towards the rear of the car, leaving a huge, expansive hood interupted solely by a central line flowing back from the Mercedes badge... Continue

Cadillac Escala

The Cadillac Escala is a luxury sedan concept based on the company's Omega platform used for the CT6. Although the concept is about 6 inches longer than the production CT6. The concept was unveiled at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance car show.

The Cadillac Escala concept features a bold new styling direction for Cadillac, one that is much more futuristic, sharp and more in keeping with its German rivals, Audi in particular... Continue

MGB GT Concept 2016

The MG BGT Concept is a concept car designed to fill (in a fictional world) the void left by MG's discontinuation of the MG TF in 2011. The TF's demise left MG without a sports car in their lineup, and for a company which built much of its reputation on small sports cars, that was a bittter pill to swallow.

Step forward Ian Webster, the man who took it upon himself to design a sports car which evoked the best of the brand's past, while providing some much needed expansion to the limited MG range... Continue

Northrop YF-23

The Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 was a prototype stealth fighter aircraft developed during the 1980s and first part of the 1990s. It was designed for a USAF brief which called for an advanced tactical fighter. All the major US aircraft manufacturers of the time submitted designs to the United States Air Force, including Lockheed, McDonnell Douglas, Northrop, Grumman, Rockwell, General Dynamics and Boeing. The Northrop YF-23 and the Lockheed YF-22 were the finalists, with the production contract eventually being awarded to the YF-22.

The Northrop YF-23 was built in answer to the Soviet Union's most advanced fighter jets, namely the Sukhoi Su-27 and the Mikoyan MiG-29. The primary role of the YF-23 was to have been air-to-air combat, and it used the latest technologies, including composite materials and lightweight metal alloys, as well as the latest flight-control systems and stealth technology to make it faster, more agile, and more stealthy than almost every other fighter... Continue


est. 2005