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The $2.7-Million Aston Martin Victor Has eBay Headlights - CarBuzz
The divide between your humble daily driver and the world of exclusive supercars seems to be widening by th...
And they work as plug-and-play on the Jeep Wrangler. The divide between your humble daily driver and the world of exclusive supercars seems to be widening by the day, with more and more exotic car makers bringing out creations with stunning performance figures and even more incredible price tags and limited numbers. One such company is Aston Martin, which loves a good special edition. Its DB5 Goldfinger Continuation for instance will set you back $3.5 million, which is around 18 and a half Aston Martin DBX SUVs. Aston Martin's Q division has recently brought us the drop-dead gorgeous Victor, a beautifully styled supercar based on the fantastic Aston Martin One-77, and we've come across a very interesting fact related to this car: it has eBay headlights. A scan of eBay has revealed that you can buy the very same headlights used in this perfectly rare exotic for chump change, and it turns out that these lights will fit a large number of other models currently on the road. The Victor, which sports a price tag of $2.7 million is beyond the reach of the overwhelming majority of human beings on this planet, but apparently its headlights will fit more accessible cars such as the Land Rover Defender, Mini Cooper, and Jeep Wrangler. The lights are produced by Wipac, a premium automotive lighting company that builds LED exterior lights used in various models around the globe. The lights used on the Victor have turned out to be a rather popular universal product that is advertised as a direct-fit replacement for any car with a seven-inch diameter round headlight. Seeing as the Victor is a one-off model, it makes sense that Aston Martin would outsource smaller parts such as headlights to save a buck or two. A quick internet search reveals that famous cars such as the Pagani Zonda shares its climate controls with the humble Rover 45... The price of the Aston Martin Victor's headlights? Around $600.
Go Quietly To The Grave In This Tesla Model S Hearse - CarBuzz
"Dying world of radiation, victims of mad frustration, burning globe of oxy'n fire, like electric funeral p...
Go to your final resting place while emitting zero carbon. "Dying world of radiation, victims of mad frustration, burning globe of oxy'n fire, like electric funeral pyre" so goes the classic song Electric Funeral by metal legends Black Sabbath. What do these lyrics have to do with a Tesla Model S you ask? Well, Funeral car-maker Coleman Milne has recently revealed its new Tesla hearse that is designed to deliver eco-friendly electric funerals for the dead. Called the Binz.E, this electric body-hauler is produced in Germany and uses compression composite sandwich construction to stretch out the saloon car. The Binz.E, which is rivaled by the Brahms electric funeral car, a hideous looking thing, offers a class-leading range and is better looking than most in the business. The Binz.E, which emits zero carbon emissions, is claimed to have an all-electric range of 220 miles, over 20 miles more than its rival the Brahms Electric Funeral car which also makes use of the Tesla Model S platform. We've covered weird hearse cars such as a Porsche Panamera, and a Rolls Royce Phantom, but we think going electric is the future of the funeral industry. The BINZ.E makes use of the base Tesla's 75d powertrain which is good for 415 hp and a zero to sixty time of only 4.2 seconds. Not that the occupants of this machine will be in any hurry. The coffin loading deck is electrically extendable, and you also get an electronically opening tailgate. Colman Milne says these types of electric hearses will appeal to those operating in Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) and Clean Air Zones (CAZ) where gas-fed hearses have to pay an emissions tax to operate. Coleman Milne managing director Lee Hudson said: "Funeral directors and their customers are increasingly selecting funeral arrangements with a greater focus on environmental protection. Our new Binz.E will provide a key component in the growing trend for these eco-funerals." Prices for these vehicles are available on request, but if the Jan Erik Naley Tesla Hearse is anything to go by, expect to pay upwards of $200,000.
Most Aerodynamic Volkswagen Ever Is A 225-MPH Masterpiece - CarBuzz
Around about the same time that Volkswagen was enjoying global success with its iconic Mk1 Golf hatchback, ...
With a height of just 33 inches and a width of 43.3 inches, the ARVW was truly shaped like an arrow. It would be near impossible for a modern vehicle to attain the same drag coefficient, considering that something like a Mitsubishi Mirage - one of the smallest vehicles in America - is nearly double the height of the ARVW, with a far larger frontal area. Even a sleek supercar like the Ferrari F8 Tributo is nearly 15 inches taller than the ARVW. The ARVW's aluminum frame was set beneath a body fashioned from fiberglass and carbon. It used a 2.4-liter, turbocharged, six-cylinder engine that managed 177 horsepower - the motor was positioned behind the driver and sent power to the rear wheels. Modifications like concealed wheels, a smooth underbody, and minimal engine cooling vents helped the ARVW slice through the air with maximum efficiency. Tested in October 1980, it broke two world speed records by hitting 221 mph in the first hour, and eventually topped out at 225 mph.