The powertrain of choice—an Audi 2.7L twin-turbo V6 mated to a VW Passat transmission—could be swapped into the automobile easily sufficient, but in-cab difficulties arose when relocating the powertrain rearward. “I was mainly eating the steering wheel” with the new underhood configuration. American musician and philanthropistwill.i.am has teamed up with Mercedes-AMG for the sixth time to create a one-off custom vehicle called ‘WILL.I.AMG’. Nicknamed ‘The Flip’, the extensively modified sports car relies on the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé. More than only a wild idea car, The Flip is a part of will.i.am’s mission to get children from deprived communities into STEM jobs.
The paint and bodywork were dealt with by Antone’s Chrome by Global Plating, and Wrecked Metal additionally provided extra meeting support. Not unexpectedly, “Serious Black” rests on a classic foundation. Start with the unique Henry Ford metal cab, which was chopped 5 in., stretched 6 in. In the doors, channeled over a slivered ’34 Ford frame, and outfitted with a sectioned grille. All informed, the vehicle was stretched some two toes longer than stock. Metallic Root Beer paint was blended with a black base coat to make a two-tone paint scheme with a satin and gloss end.
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Malcolm Bricklin, he of the Bricklin SV1, wouldn’t be glad until he had pressured each American to stroll to work. To that finish, in 1985, he started importing the Yugo GV, which turned out to be the Mona Lisa of bad vehicles. Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of one thing assembled at gunpoint. Interestingly, in a automobile where “carpet” was listed as a normal function, the Yugo had a rear-window defroster — reportedly to maintain your arms heat whilst you pushed it. The engines went ka-blooey, the electrical system — such because it was — would sizzle, and things would simply fall off. Milton Reeves had a very hard head and, apparently, very poor eyesight.
In 1930, Maybach debuted the improved 150-horsepower, 7-liter, 60-degree V12 DS 7 Zeppelin. The next year an even more highly effective 8-liter model was introduced, delivering a strong 200 horsepower. Pictured is a 1932 Maybach Zeppelin DS8.The luxuriant Maybach Zeppelin DS 8 was far more elegant than the Mercedes-Benz 770.