Not just a super car that carries on the name of racing driver Pierre Veyron, who, while racing for the original Bugatti car manufacturer, won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was the most powerful and the faster car in the world when it first came out in 2005, it can easily pass as a super hero`s car like Batman. It has the fastest acceleration speed, reaching 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
Endowed with a 8.0L W16-Cylinder, four turbochargers, and a dual-clutch DSG computer-controlled manual transmission, the Veyron can reach a top speed of 253 mph. Counting a sum of 10 radiators, for the engine cooling system, for transmission oil, a heat exchanger for the air to liquid intercoolers, for engine oil etc., the car has a power to weight ratio of 529 bhp/tonne.
The 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe was sold for $8.7 million in 1987. That and many others won’t be included in this list, they are no longer available in the market.
If you can afford it, you would probably invest a small fraction of that on a bevy of supercars for your garage. Here are 10 of the most expensive street legal production cars on the market (at least 2 available); concept cars are not included.
World’s Most Expensive Cars:
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sports $2,400,000.
This is by far the most expensive street legal production car available on the market today (the base Veyron costs $1,700,000). Capable of reaching 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, the Veyron is the fastest street legal car when tested again on July 10, 2010 with the 2010 Super Sport Version reaching a top speed of 267 mph. When competing against a Bugatti Veyron, you better be prepared!
There is a tie for #2!
2. Aston Martin One-77 $1,850,000.
2. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster $1,850,000.
We have another tie for 3rd place:
3. Lamborghini Reventon $1,600,000.
The most powerful and the most expensive Lamborghini ever built is the third on the list. It takes 3.3 seconds to reach 60 mph and it has a top speed of 211 mph. Its rare (limited to 20) and slick design are the reasons why it is expensive and costly to own.
Japanese artist Yusuke Oono has expanded his 360° christmas book project to celebrate the festive season. The three-dimensional panoramic structure references the format of a book and pushes it to become a new, expansive platform for narrative and story-telling. The detailed scene unfolds to depict seasonal characters such as reindeers and fir tree as the axis – all fabricated solely through laser-cutting. oono uses 3D CAD programs – usually reserved for architectural and product design – to create a landscape as if it were a cray model and slices them by rotating the plane. Through this method each plane becomes a layer of the story, transforming 2D surfaces to a rich visual sculpture.
Do you also want to see more pictures of the amazing 360 Degree Christmas Book Panorama by Yusuke Oono?
So how does a disposable lighter turn into a miniature motorcycle? You’ll need a heavy dose of patience and some nimble fingers! Below is a visual guide that kind of shows you how to make a motorcycle with a lighter, however there is also a very detailed step-by-step video at the end that will walk you through the entire process.
Massive hat tip to the unknown visionary that had the curiosity to take apart a lighter and say, “hey this could be a really cool motorcycle!” Whoever you are, the Sifter salutes you. Enjoy!
How to Turn a Lighter into a Motorcycle: Step-by-Step Video
Celebrities are frequently called upon to change their appearance for movies. We have collected 10 most amazing celebrity transformations in Hollywood.
10 Most Famous Hollywood Transformations
1. Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp had to spend three solid hours in the makeup chair everyday to get all that weird kind of Carrot Top kabuki.
2. Rebecca Romijn X-Men and X-2
Playing the shape-shifting, head-to-toe blue Mystique in the X-Men franchise was no easy task for former Victorias Secret model Rebecca Romijn. Sure, shes modeled panties, but being nude except for body paint and covered in scales? Not exactly model behavior.
3. Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
They created a sculpture of him well into his 80s, and then did another one of him in his 70s, another one of him appearing to be in his 60s to create that perfect looking old man.
Here is the count down list of World’s top 20 largest hotels. Any hotel that has 3,000 rooms or more can be included in this list.
World’s Top 20 Largest Hotels
1. Izmaylovo, Moscow 7,500 Rooms
2. MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas 7,372 Rooms
3. The Venetian, Las Vegas 7,117 Rooms
4. Asia Asia, Dubai 6,500 Rooms
Beautiful Architecture is hard to be achieved with all the current competition in architecture. Below you can find some of the most ambitious architectural plans of our times, from beautiful houses to offices to public buildings. Some are theoretical; others are in the works. But all must face challenges that stretch the definition of what’s possible.
Enjoy our beautiful architecture examples below
Donning red jumpsuits, the Japanese art collective known as Kingyobu (‘goldfish club’) have been installing Gold Tele, goldfish phone booth aquariums, throughout Osaka, Japan as part of the city’s Canvas Project art festival. According to Spoon & Tamago, the group’s first goldfish-filled phone booth was created at this art festival in 2011. Kingyobu consists of Kyoto University of Art and Design students who formed the group in their second year of study.
SnowHotel is an impressive hotel completely build with ice and snow in Finland…
Pretty amazing ha? :)
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Rock Stadium est un projet de stade en sable qui va bientôt être construit aux Emirats Arabes Unis. Un projet estimé à 750 millions d’euros pensé par MZ Architects qui sera construit sous le niveau du sol dans le désert d’Al-Ain pour plus de fraîcheur. Plus d’images de ce concept dans la suite.
Artist, illustrator and toy designer Jason Freeny has recently completed his trio of LEGO man dissections. Each figure stands 18 inches tall (45.7 cm) and they are awesome. Jason has documented the process in a fantastic 95 picture photo album on his Facebook page.
Below is a brief overview of the build process but be sure to check out the entire album on Facebook. Jason also has his own website, Moist Production, where you can see much more of his incredible work, including his illustrations and online shop.
Fast Track is a 51 meter long trampoline by salto architects developed for the Archstoyanie festival in russia…
Developed for the archstoyanie festival in russia by estonian architecture studio salto, ‘fast track’, the 170 foot long trampoline demonstrates the integral elements of park planning. Expressed as a road installation, the project challenges the concept of infrastructure that normally focuses on technical and functional aspects, tending to be ignorant to its surroundings. ‘Fast track’ is an attempt to create intelligent interactive spaces that emotionally correspond to its local context, giving the user a different experience of their environment by movement.
Instead of just deeming our traditional ways of commuting as the only way, Salto created a new user experience in effort to explore avenues of commuting that might work better with various types of environments – in this case – the forest.
Lawsuits and insurance issues aside, imagine this as your morning commute everyday. Work would literally be a ‘hop, skip, and a jump’ away as commuters would breeze through the forest avoiding congested traffic, loud honking, and the occasional collision.
“It is sometimes hard to convince people that you are taking these pictures because of your love for people and places with, what I define as, true character.” A strobist style street photography project by Anthony Kurtz.
As a volunteer in Senegal, Anthony Kurtz had the opportunity to do some personal work by photographing people in the village of Dindefelo.
I have to admit, the strobist style (off camera flash) creates some really pleasing and dynamic photographs.