Most automotive enthusiasts consider cars to be art. So they get really excited when they see an art piece of an art piece. Lost? Stay with me here… There is a really talented automotive artist who goes by Dsalni. He has a pretty cool blog in which he shows off all his latest works. The awesome part is that his renderings can be ordered as prints through his online store! He also puts some of his designs on shirts and hoodies so there is also that. Basically anything from Dsalni’s store would make a pretty fresh gift. If you don’t see anything you like in his store you may be able to contact him to commission a custom, personalized piece. However, he is a busy man and might not be able to finish it before Christmas but it is worth a shot! Check out his online store at the source link below!
[Source: Dsalni Drawn Store]
Tags: · 12 Days Of Hype, Accessories, automotive art, automotive prints, car prints, christmas, Dsalni, Dsalni Drawn, Dsalni Drawn print, Features, gift guide, Hanukkah, Hype, kwanza, xmas
The latest DLC car pack for Forza Horizon 2 is now available and it has a pretty interesting mix of cars. The NAPA Chassis pack features classic muscle cars like the Buick GSX but also has pretty crazy modern super cars like the McLaren 650S. Oh, they also threw in a Range Rover for good measure. Basically, its going to be really easy to hoon around in the cars provided and it will only set you back 5 bucks! As a bonus the Lotus Esprit V8 is available to everyone for free this month. Check out the official NAPA Chassis DLC trailer below to see all the cars you’ll get for dropping a Lincoln.
Tags: · 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport, 2002 Lotus Esprit V8, Audi RS6 Avant, Buick GSX, Features, Forza, Forza Horzion 2, Forza Horzion 2 DLC, gaming, Hype, Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, McLaren 650S, NAPA Chassis, online racing, racing games, Video, video games, xbox live, Xbox Marketplace, Xbox One
Despite some delays and other hurdles, Ubisoft’s new racer “The Crew” is almost here! One of the few “current gen” (AKA Xbox One & PlayStation 4) driving games available The Crew is pretty much as its title suggests: its all about joining and/or forming a crew and going on crazy missions with sports cars, supercars, and hyper cars alike. Think of it as if someone took all the heist missions in the Fast & Furious film franchise and made them into a video game sans Vin Diesel. If that sounds like a good time then you can pick up “The Crew” tomorrow (Dec. 2nd 2014) for Xbox One, PlaysStation 4 and PC. If you need more convincing check out the new launch trailer below. Also, below that you can watch a quick video of my impressions of “The Crew” after I played an early demo at E3 this year.
E3 2014 Gameplay Impressions:
Tags: · Features, gaming, Hype, online racing, Playstation 4, PS4, racing games, The Crew, The Crew game, The Crew gameplay, The Crew trailer, Ubisoft, Ubisoft The Crew, Video, Xbox One, XboxLive, XboxOne
Tired from all the turkey and black Friday craziness? Allow me to share something with you that will likely put a smile on your face and melt away a little bit of that stress. In the video below is a cool and whimsical video of an engine being disassembled and rebuilt all in stop motion animation. The creator of the video Chris Herridge says it took him “11 months, 3000 pictures, and a lot of coffee” to complete this flick. The result is a pretty cool video to watch that I think would be worth all the time, pictures, and caffeine dependence. Check it out below!
[Source: BoingBoing.net via Adam Savage]
Tags: · engine rebuild video, Features, stop motion, stop motion animation, stop motion engine rebuild, Video
Starting in 2015 Falken Tire will no longer be a team owner in Formula Drift which effectively disbands “Team Falken” in the sport. This ends a relationship with Formula Drift that has pretty much spanned the series existence. Falken intends to remain a part of drifting through sponsorships but that will be the extent of their involvement. In the latest episode of “Controlled Chaos” from GT Channel, members of Team Falken reflect on their time in the sport, how Falken and drifting changed their lives, and their plans for the future. The episode provides some rare insight into the personal lives of some of the Team Falken drivers and sheds a light of realism on just how hard it is to make it in this sport and how important it is to them.
In the case of Justin “JTP” Pawlak, he explains that before drifting he wasn’t on the best path in his life and was involved in things that got him into trouble. Once he fell in love with drifting and then went on to join Team Falken his life changed completely. He went from getting into trouble to now owning a house and having his own family. Dai Yoshihara explains that he has some serious decisions to make as he was recently married and is himself an expectant father. Dai says that drifting/driving is the only thing he feels he knows how to do well so he will do what he can to remain involved in the sport but at the same time has to make sure he makes the best choices for his family.
This is a very real, honest, compelling look at just how much Falken has influenced the sport, their drivers, and their team. You may need a tissue for this one! Watch the full episode below.
Tags: · Dai Yoshihara, darren mcnamara, Drift, Drifting, falken tire, Features, Formula D, Formula Drift, FormulaD, formuladrift, Jonathan Bradford, Justin Pawlak, Mike Kojima, Motorsport, team falken, Video
MotorworldHype.com was launched back in 2008 and to help us get the word out we partnered up with Lexus to style an IS-F sedan for SEMA that year. My concept for the car was to go subtle but still remain performance minded and my ultimate goal/dream for the concept was for Lexus to take a look at it and want to actually produce it as a special edition. That didn’t happen obviously but when I visited the LA Auto Show to check out the new RC-F coupe, lets just say I had a smile on my face. If you want to know what I mean check out the video below and stay tuned for more from the LA Auto Show!
Tags: · #LAAS2014, 2014 LA Auto Show, Events, Features, Hype, LA Auto Show, LA Auto Show 2014, LAAS, laautoshow, Lexus, Lexus RC-F Coupe, Lexus RCF coupe, RC-F Coupe, RCF Coupe, Video
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the LA Auto Show is one of the prettiest Italian sports cars I have ever seen! The Alfa Romeo 4C but not just any 4C, the Launch Edition! Only 500 of which will make it to North America. How is the Launch Edition different? Let’s take a look and find out.
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I will let you guys in on a little secret. I actually got to watch Gymkhana SEVEN early at an event over the weekend. Then again, I posted about it on instagram and twitter so I guess its not so secret. If you follow us (follow us! @motorworldhype on twitter and instagram!) then you already know how I feel about the latest Gymkhana flick. If you don’t then I will give you a quick summary so you can go ahead and start watching below. This video is easily the best Gymkhana video yet! The production value is through the roof! They filmed at places in LA that most would have thought to be impossible!
One of my favorite things about Gymkhana SEVEN besides the production value is the nods and in-jokes about Los Angeles. Ken visits famous locations, recreates moments in recent LA pop culture, and has some fun with another Los Angeles staple: Lowriders. Its all really funny and entertaining to watch. I think many people forget that Ken Block actually “writes” these videos himself. That might sound weird that he “writes” for videos that have no dialogue but all the nods and jokes I mentioned were straight from his head! Personally I don’t think the guy gets enough credit for his creative side (speaking of, keep an eye out for a few easter eggs!). Anyhow, in summary Gymkhana SEVEN is a marvelous, obnoxious, maniacal, beautiful, love letter to Los Angeles. You owe yourself to watch it below!
Tags: · all wheel drive Ford Mustang, Features, Ford, Ford Mustang, GoPro, gymkhana, Gymkhana 7, Gymkhana Los Angeles, GymkhanaSEVEN, Hoonicorn, hoonigan, Hype, Ken Block, Lowriders, Monster Energy Drink, Randy's Donuts, Video
Tags: · 2014 SEMA Show, Events, Features, Grey Mrkt Mugen NSX, Hype, Meguiars Car Crazy Corral, Mugen, Mugen NSX, SEMA, SEMA 2014, SEMA2014
Liberty Walk wasn’t the only Japanese widebody designer that was taking over SEMA this year. Rocket Bunny was hopping all over the place as well. In fact, there was so much Rocket Bunny craziness going on that there was an inter-show meme about it! That is how popular the brand has gotten since it blew up with its kit for the FR-S/BRZ about a year or so ago. These days Rocket Bunny is trying to get their paws on any car that they think would lend itself well to their unique designs. Two of their biggest debuts at the show this year was their take on the new Lexus RC coupe and the legendary Acura NSX.
Rocket Bunny NSX
This is a car I had been waiting on for a while. I first saw renderings of it almost a year ago and I was immediately interested. There aren’t many widebody NSXs out there that really capture the essence of the car but one glimpse at the Rocket Bunny treatment and I could tell they were going into this with respect.
This look gives a strong GT vibe and I love that. While some of the other Rocket Bunny kits seem to go more for a “street hot rod” feel with the rivets and such, with this kit it really looks like they were trying to go for an authentic race car aero treatment for the street. One of my favorite things about it is that the front end is actually been converted to a clam-shell so the whole front end can be titled up to make it easy to work on the front suspension. I love nearly everything about this car although I am on the fence about the wrap. Sure, a chrome blue vinyl certainly pops but sometimes doing a chrome wrap can hide details which is something that this car has in spades. The good thing about a wrap though is that it is not permanent. So, I am sure at some point this car will be re-wrapped or painted in a color that brings out the car’s details a bit more.
Rocket Bunny Lexus RC 350 Coupe
This car was pretty surprising to me. Not just for its looks but for the sheer-spend in which it was developed. The Lexus RC coupe has been out world wide for like 5 minutes and the Rocket Bunny team was already able to create a very elaborate package for it that looks as if it was in development for months!
While I do like most of what Rocket Bunny did with the new RC coupe; I do wish there were less canards on it. A few are fine but I think there is a little too much going on here. Other than that I love the look. The Enkei Wheels really set off the car as well as the paint. I can see many Lexus RC owners flocking to get this kit. In fact I would almost bet money that by the time the next Toyotafest comes around there will be at least 3 or 4 Rocket Bunny Lexus RC’s in attendance. I am totally ok with that…
So what do you think of the two Rocket Bunnies you see here? What make/model do you think Rocket Bunny should take on next? Let me know in the comments!
Tags: · 2014 SEMA Show, Acura NSX, Events, Features, Hype, Lexus RC, Lexus RC 350, NSX, Rocket Bunny, Rocket Bunny Lexus RC, Rocket Bunny NSX, SEMA, SEMA 2014, SEMA2014, TRA Kyoto, TRA Kyoto 6666