Remember the Cardin Javelin?
Back in the early 1970s you could get a Pierre Cardin edition of an AMC Javelin.
In the late 1970s Lincoln offered the “Designer” Edition variants of the Mark V, which let you choose from versions by Bill Blass, Cartier, Givenchy, and Pucci.
Fast forward to today, and while not precisely in that wheelhouse, it is worth noting that Bentley has announced that it worked with aging bad-boy of design Philippe Starck on the development of the home charging station for the Bentayga Hybrid.
The Bentley By Starck Power Dock features an aluminum casting fort the domed front and a composite—an eco-linen in in bio-sourced thermosetting resin—for the surround.
According to Starck, “As always with my designs I wanted the maximum of intelligence with the minimum of materiality. I wanted it to be a modern art piece: durable, real and avant-garde high tech. It was also important for me that the unit was as sustainable as possible.”
The plug-in hybrid offers a full electric range of 31 miles on a fully charged battery. An objective of the Power Dock is to encourage Bentayga Hybrid drivers not just to admire it, but to put it to use.
No word about the price. But if you have to ask. . . .
I'm not talking about a plastic Revell model of a '57 Chevy, but a real vehicle, one that rolls off an assembly line in 1999 with another 99,999 just like it right behind. Is it possible, or is this just a fantasy of the marketing department at Elmer's?
Remember those Saturn commercials showing shopping carts bouncing harmlessly off of plastic body panels? Good idea, right? But apparently the approach never really caught on. Now the question is: will it ever?
How carbon fiber is utilized is as different as the vehicles on which it is used. From full carbon tubs to partial panels to welded steel tube sandwich structures, the only limitation is imagination.