• Koenigsegg One:1 – The Mistimed Prestige

    Every magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician Christian Von Koenigsegg shows you something … Read More…

    Koenigsegg One:1 – The Mistimed Prestige
  • The Huracan: Lamborghini’s Michael Corleone

    It’s that time of the year again when fanciful dreams and reality re-unite. Yes, it’s Christmas time and in all fairness, Piston Claus has yet again … Read More…

    The Huracan: Lamborghini’s Michael Corleone
  • Epiphanic Echoes #4: Car Philosophies From An Alfista

    Today's Topic: Google haven't done their homework.  A small company from Cheshire, UK that was started by the Briggs bros. believes in a small and … Read More…

    Epiphanic Echoes #4: Car Philosophies From An Alfista
  • Lamborghini Egoista: History Repeats Itself!

    Attention readers! If you haven't come across this monstrosity in the "world wild web", don't be alarmed. It's not a car that you'd be racing from … Read More…

    Lamborghini Egoista: History Repeats Itself!
  • The Horse, The Bull and The Machine – There Is A New King On The Throne

    The forests of the world are in danger, more danger than ever before. Trees are going to be cut, pulped and made into shiny glossy posters of these … Read More…

    The Horse, The Bull and The Machine – There Is A New King On The Throne

Koenigsegg One:1 – The Mistimed Prestige

Every magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge“. The magician Christian Von Koenigsegg shows you something ordinary: An egg-shaped car, a ghost,  a man and his dream. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, ‘normal’. But of course… it probably isn’t.

The pledge

The pledge

 

The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician Koenigsegg takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary.

 

The Turn

The Turn

 

Now you’re looking for the secret..but you won’t find it because of course, it’s already doing 380 kmph. You will never know. You will be fooled.

Taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary

Taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary

But you wouldn’t clap yet…

The Huracan: Lamborghini’s Michael Corleone

It’s that time of the year again when fanciful dreams and reality re-unite. Yes, it’s Christmas time and in all fairness, Piston Claus has yet again made our boyish dreams come true. If you’re wondering who (or what) Piston Claus is, he is an imaginary Santa Claus of the automotive industry whom we like to believe dresses up in a BMW “ M fan” sweatshirt and spongebob boxers, zips around the streets in a tuned GT-R with four V12 AMG engines, delivering automotive gifts to naughty gearheads in the boot of one’s car.

Yes he’s an atheist, despises the Lexus SC, and some say that he’s The Stig’s brother-in-law. All we know is that he has left us Lambophiles with a great deal of satisfaction. Thank you Piston Claus, for the latest Lamborghini, the HURACAN! (Insert lightning storms and bulls stampede here)

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Epiphanic Echoes #4: Car Philosophies From An Alfista

BAC(k) to the future!

BAC(k) to the future!

Today’s Topic: Google haven’t done their homework. 

A small company from Cheshire, UK that was started by the Briggs bros. believes in a small and efficient working force. So it took a team just of 8 people to build the radical BAC Mono. With only a brief glance, other cars would WOW and believe that this is what future holds for them.
So in the unlikely moment of your busy life you may ask yourself- How many Google workers does it take to make a car? Well it’s 15 apparently. Seven more than BAC and yet you can’t even drive it.

Now I’m shedding light on what is more of a bottled up frustration in petrol heads like us- the birth of autonomous vehicles or better known as “driverless” cars. This epiphany could be a controversial one and I sense some abuses and counter arguments being thrown at me by the end of this read, but I’d like to take my chances here.… Read More…

Lamborghini Egoista: History Repeats Itself!

Attention readers! If you haven’t come across this monstrosity in the “world wild web”, don’t be alarmed. It’s not a car that you’d be racing from Mars to Sirius with. It’s the new Lamborghini launched just too 40 hours ago, and it’s already CONTROVERSIAL !

TORO! TORO!

TORO! TORO!

Being a 90′s kid, I’ve seen the births of many Lamborghinis right from the Gallardo and all it’s variants right up to the latest LP570-4, to the Murcielagos and its variants after the first LP640-4 was launched, the Reventon, Aventador, the Aventador J, the Urus etc etc. I remember a week before my 12th birthday I first read an article about “Lamborghini to hit Indian Shores” in the local newspapers and have followed the release of these bulls into our already chaotic land right from the start. Yes, at the risk of sounding a complete lunatic, it’s safe to say that I play Lamborghinis quite close to my chest. And in my last 9 years of lunacy, i must say that this must be the first time I didn’t wave my Muleta (the red cape used by the Matador) frantically to welcome this new bull in my life.… Read More…

The Horse, The Bull and The Machine – There Is A New King On The Throne

mclarenlamboferrariThe forests of the world are in danger, more danger than ever before. Trees are going to be cut, pulped and made into shiny glossy posters of these three gods to keep the Mclaren F1 company on every gearhead’s walls. The automotive world was expecting a miracle, something to shut the green brigade up with, we all knew there was something in store, we even knew it was one of three companies who would answer the call, but what Geneva gave us, well, that was breathtaking. The Mclaren P1 , La Ferrari and The Lamborghini Veneno in the same city at the same time, like I said, trees are in imminent danger not from any of these cars, they are the cutting edge in green technology today, but from wall posters.… Read More…

Pravega Racing Design Review – Engineering The Future

377184_10151155258599709_175932490_nMotorsports to me is where the human passion for adventure, propels its proponents to constantly push the limits of automotive technology and their own willpower to redefine the speed. Which explains why, despite being prohibitively expensive, motorsports is the most popular sporting spectacle around the globe. But obviously to live your passion and to compete in a racing extravaganza one has to have a proper race car too. That’s why 4 years back, young mind’s of VIT university decided to start a Formula SAE team Pravega Racing, which is now globally known as one of the best offerings of the country to the extremely competitive Formula SAE arena.… Read More…

Epiphanic Echoes #3: Car Philosophies From An Alfista

Today’s topic: On why the DELTAWING was TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!

There are two problems with proposing a revolutionary idea in this vast engineering playground. Firstly, there aren’t any! Before you could even begin to ink the idea as a result of your lucid dreaming, some bloke from another land would’ve already accomplished what you wanted to.

Secondly, and this is the more itchy one- As society, our reflex tells us to completely ridicule any sign of ingenuity when it presents itself through the eyes of a visionary. Naming the likes of Leonardo Davinci, Wright brothers, Marie Curey, justifies what I’m trying to say.… Read More…