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Porsche Celebrates 75 Years of the Iconic 356 Roadster With Vision 357 Concept

Porsche is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its first automobile to bear its name -- the 356 No. 1 Roadster. For this occasion, the automotive manufacturer has created the Porsche Vision 357. This Vision car is built around Porsche's technology platform 718 Cayman GT4 RS which sees a base horsepower of 493 via a 4.0-liter flat-six. "We created a very special birthday present in the form of the Porsche Vision 357, one which uses the 356 as a basis to underscore the significance of our design DNA," said Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche. "The concept car is an attempt to combine the past, present, and future with coherency, featuring proportions that are reminiscent of its historical archetype and details that visualize the outlook for the future."In dreaming up what the iconic ...

Nissan and New Balance Have Created a Driveable Sneaker

Nissan has just unveiled a new collaborative car with New Balance -- and it's a driveable sneaker.Over recent times, New Balance has often tapped into its Japanese market with new footwear iterations and exclusive colorways, however, its latest step into the land of Japan sees the footwear specialist put its classic 327 silhouette on wheels.The new car comes as part of a new Japanese Nissan campaign and NB has teamed up with the automotive company to create a conceptual and electric SUV car under the name of the Nissan Kicks "327 Edition." Complemented with an intricately-applied wrap, the car features the 327's suede upper, while it also includes everything seen on the original sneaker, from textile stitching to white laces.Surprisingly, the car's makeover doesn't compromise the original ...

A 1994 Fourth-Generation Toyota Supra Is Up for Auction

A 1994 Toyota Supra is currently up for auction. Listed on no reserve on Bring a Trailer, the luxury grand tourer comes with 11,000 miles, just 300 of which were added under the current owner, and is one of the five generations of the Supra that have been produced since the vehicle’s debut in 1978.Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter, this particular edition was acquired by its owner in 2019, who replaced the original transmission with a Getrag 420, a six-speed manual transmission designed for long-lasting power in longitudinal engines. He additionally replaced the driveshaft, engine control unit and left real axle.Other specs on the car include its removable roof panel and original rear wing, along with projector-style headlights, lending itself to its sleek and sporty 90s look. It us...

A Closer Look at Mercedes-Maybach’s Showstopping Haute Voiture Design

As far as automotive luxury goes, Mercedes-Maybach has been an unfaltering leader in a long line of sought-after vehicles with its distinguished “more is more” attributes. Welcoming in the new Haute Voiture limited edition model, the car brand shows how its now elevating the extravagant design approach with supreme exclusivity to create its most collectible edition yet. The luxury car was first shown to an exclusive clientele in Dubai last December, alongside a curated runway show by Atelier Zuhra. Following the design cues of the concept model, it comes enveloped in fine materials, rich colors and sleek finishings, commonly seen in Haute Couture. Chief design officer at Mercedes‑Benz Group AG Gorden Wagener shares, “The intricate features and exclusive design elements are what makes the M...

Christina Roki Shows You How to Detail the Toyota GR Supra Like a Pro

In the next installment of How To, Hypebeast taps automotive enthusiast and social media personality Christina Roki to show you how to detail your vehicle like a pro to get it show-ready. Roki’s YouTube channel, Christina & Grant, shared with her partner Grant Sloan, features a slew of car reviews, test drives and customization tutorials briefing you on how to take your ride to the next level. In this How To demonstration, Roki tests her skills on the Toyota GR Supra. “What I love about the Toyota GR Supra is the fast shifting eight speed automatic transmission,” says Roki. Paired with the vehicle’s quintessential race car design — drawing inspiration from the FT-1 Concept, 2000GT and the A80 Supra — the Toyota GR Supra holds a special place in the manufacturer’s sports car lega...

The New Honda Civic Type R Is Two Steps Back, Three Steps Forward

The Type R badge has always been the hot ticket item from Honda, ever since its introduction in 1992 with the flagship Honda NSX. The US didn’t see its first Type R model until 1998, bestowed upon the Integra coupe under the luxury subsidiary, Acura. It wasn’t until almost 20 years later did the US finally receive the Type R badge on the compact Civic in 2017, which by then was the “CTR” moniker’s fifth iteration and a whopping 10th generation for the base car itself. Needless to say, US fans were hungry by the time the first official Civic Type R arrived. Now, we Americans are graced with our second generation of Honda Civic Type R, known within the car circles by its internal ‘FL5’ chassis code. In comparison with the first FK8, the FL5 can be su...

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Hoonigan Remembers Ken Block

Earlier this month, it was announced that Ken Block, the 55-year-old professional rally driver and co-founder of Hoonigan and DC Shoes, was killed in a tragic snowmobile accident near his ranch in Utah. The news sent shockwaves across the motorsports and extreme sports community he helped shape as well as the millions he’s inspired throughout the years with his Gymkhana YouTube videos and other high-octane content. Celebrating his life and legacy, the Hoonigan team breaks radio silence with a moving compilation video recounting some of the highlights of Block’s storied career, showing clips of his times as a rally driver, behind-the-scenes footage, and stunts across skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. The video ends with words to live by from Block himself. “I gue...

How to Photograph a Rally Car Using Your Phone With Larry Chen and the Toyota GR Corolla

For its latest How To series, Hypebeast looked to professional car photographer Larry Chen to teach car fans how to photograph their own rides. Chen is a globally-known photographer and has covered car culture extensively, capturing pictures for auto magazines, brands and events such as the Formula Drift series and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Simply put, his automotive arts pedigree speaks for itself as he’s also utilized his writing and video creations to showcase his passion for the world of cars. In his How To demonstration, Chen looked to the latest Toyota GR Corolla for its aerodynamic silhouette, ultra-detailed interior and this particular model’s pristine SuperSonic Red color. The Toyota GR Corolla is one impressive looking ride – its profile is inspired by modern rally...

Lexus Hits the Streets With RZ SPORT CONCEPT

Lexus has unveiled its RZ SPORT CONCEPT, which fuses the thrills of performance and environmental equity. Inspired by Lexus’ first RZ electric model, the EV concept takes the vehicle up a notch. The model includes an output of 150 kw motors in both the front and rear – yielding a more powerful output that is fit for roads everywhere. Additionally, the car features a lower suspension by 35 mm, larger tires, full bucket seats in the front and rear and custom aero parts. What makes the concept’s performance details stand out is its development in partnership with racing driver, Masahiro Sasaki. Lexus unveiled the RZ SPORT CONCEPT at Tokyo Auto Salon this past weekend. Take a look at the vehicle in the gallery above. In related news, Toyota crafts hydrogen and electric AE86 Restomo...

Liberty Walk Unveils Widebody Ferrari F40

At the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon, Japanese tuning company Liberty Walk officially unveiled one of its most controversial projects yet, drawing back the curtains on a Ferrari F40 which was given the car shop’s distinct widebody makeover. The F40 was the first production automobile to reach speeds exceeding 200 mph and is widely considered one of the most iconic supercars of all time with only 1,311 ever made. With Ferrari’s reputation of penalizing owners for outrageous aftermarket modifications in mind, the LB-Works Ferrari F40 is a bold break from tradition that has garnered split reviews from the community. Originally rendered in red, the real-life version opts for a white finish featuring Japan flag and sponsorship decals. The conversion sees a new front cowl, cowl duct, diffuse...

Toyota Crafts Hydrogen and Electric AE86 Restomod Concepts

Over the weekend at the Tokyo Auto Salon show, Toyota unveiled two new sustainable takes on its beloved AE86 series cars. Remixing the classics with sustainability in mind, the first is a Toyota Corolla Levin which has been converted into a BEV Concept and the second is a Toyota Sprinter Trueno H2 Concept powered by a hydrogen system taken from the Toyota Mirai. Both vehicles appear in their original black-and-white paint colors and come with a manual transmission, remaining largely unchanged aside from the addition of special-edition decals and new Bride racing seats. The real changes are found under the hood with the BEV concept utilizing the engine from the Tundra Hybrid Truck, a Prius PHEV battery, and other battery tech from Toyota and Lexus. The AE86 H2 Concept features the Sprinter ...