When you think American-made automobiles, your mind is likely to default to Detroit. The Motor City has long had a reputation as the heartbeat of the US auto industry. But occasionally, another state will get in on the fun and push Tiger Country way beyond its limits. That’s what has happened with the Lucra L148, a carbon fiber bullet of a car that possesses a 4.7-liter V8 engine and acceleration not unlike the warp speed you see in Star Trek movies. California is the home of this baby, and it’s a child worth being proud of. The Lucra L148 is Read More
Scroll back through our archives, and you’ll see that inStash has long had a love affair with the Aston Martin. Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet, as they say. With the Aston Martin Vanquish, the company popularized by a certain secret agent’s driving preferences has won our hearts forever. How did they do it? For starters, they placed a 5.9-liter V12 engine under the hood. This monster boasts about 565 horsepower and brings 457 lb-ft of torque to the table. Secondly, well, they just flat made a beautiful ride, particularly with that carbon fiber skirt which adds a touch of Read More
Whenever the word “Lamborghini” is involved, you know it’s gotta be good. That’s what we thought when first checking out the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera Edizione Tecnica. And once you lay eyes on this machine, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re like us, the first thing about a supercar like this one that draws you in is performance. Well, Lamborghini has you covered on that, building a top speed of 202 miles per hour into this behemoth with 0-62mph capabilities in 3.4 seconds. It does this through a 10-cylinder engine and 570 horsepower. The only caveat is that fuel consumption Read More
If you’re an art enthusiast who loves to be out on the water, and happens to own a ridiculous amount of money, you won’t want to miss out on this limited edition Z-Boat. The Z-Boat, designed by architect Zaha Hadid at the request of American art dealer Kenny Schachter, is a 7.5 metre-long speedboat made from fiberglass and carbon fiber. The futuristic boat will come in a range of colors, including white, gray, blue, and black. But if you’re wanting one, act quick. Only 15 will be made. No word yet on power, but we’re pretty sure they’ll be quite fast. As Schachter put it: “as high Read More
If you’re filthy rich and have a need to throw money at everything you find (just because you can), then this will fit perfectly in your front yard. Sure the neighbors will be pissed, but your guests will be amused. This 20′ long animatronic triceratops has motion-activated cameras installed into each eye, which allows it to respond to onlookers. It sways its head, stomps and scuffs its right forelimb, and even opens its jaws and growls (via a hidden 1,000-watt speaker). Yes, for $350,000 you can start adding to your own personal museum.
They promised it in the 90′s, but it never happened. They promised again by 2006 – again, no dice. Finally, as of the summer of 2011, the first promising air/land vehicle – the Transition Flying Car by Terrafugia – is almost ready to takeoff. The Transition is still a few years from being mass marketed, pending issues such as the lack of USDOT-mandated airbags, crash-resistant glass, and a steep price. However, it’s the biggest leap in land/air hybrid travel thus far. In addition to the “stow-and-go”-style wings that fold neatly while on the gravel, the Transition boasts an air range Read More
After a successful run, Lamborghini decided to retire its Murcielago top-end line of vehicles, and the details of its successor have finally broken the surface. Meet the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Borrowing several design elements from the Reventon, the Aventador has a 6500cc V12 engine that puts out 700 hp and 479 lb feet of torque that will get you from 0-60 in a blazingly fast 2.8 seconds. This also gets another benefit over its predecessor in a 500 pound weight drop thanks to its carbon fiber chassis, and a 70% more rigid frame should guarantee better handling. One of the Read More
Great news, kids! If you have an extra $450,000 laying around, you could be owner of the best looking, fastest, and most powerful supercar in the world. Boasting a 2,000 horsepower rating, the 2011 TranStar Racing Dagger GT is capable of speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour, which means if the coppers ever have a problem with your driving skills, they’re just going to have to catch you first! Only five will be manufactured for 2011. Two have already been pre-sold. So you’d better hurry and loosen up the purse strings if you want to lay claim to Read More