Lexus creates a fully drivable “origami inspired” cardboard car

To celebrate the skills of its craftspeople, Lexus has created a full-size, drivable cardboard replica of its IS sedan using 1,700 sheets of precision-cut cardboard. Each 10mm thick, the cardboard sheets had to be glued together by hand in sequence with a water-based wood glue, taking 10 minutes to set every time.

The project was carried out by LaserCut Works and Scales and Models using a digital 3D model of the sedan provided by Lexus, and took a total of three months to assemble. The cardboard replica was then mounted atop a steel and aluminum frame with an attached electric motor, thus allowing the car to be driven.

A First Look at the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

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Looking to make a statement in the luxury vehicles sector, Infiniti unveils a preview of the Q80 Inspiration. Taking the form of a four-door fastback, the concept car sports an imposing overall length at 199 inches, trumping both the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide in vertical size.

A contoured aerodynamic build compliments the futuristic design specs as the Q80 boasts a four-door “portal-style” opening, leading to an interior cabin comprised of carbon fiber, aluminum and premium leather. Adding the finishing touch is a full-length teardrop glass adorning the upper roof. The Q80 Inspiration is set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on October 2.

Gambling mogul Stephen Hung dropped $20 Million USD on custom Rolls-Royces for his casino in Macau

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There is a certain level of opulence needed to be able to afford a Rolls-Royce. Buying 30 of them — two of which are supposedly the most expensive examples ever commissioned — is something else. Hotel and gambling tycoon Stephen Hung has done just that by dropping $20 million USD in one order of 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms, thus holding the record for the largest single order from the automaker ever. The cars are to be used as part of a fleet for guests at Hung’s upcoming 2016 hotel venture in Macau China, titled the Louis XIII.

Themed after the hotel, the 30 luxury vehicles will be painted in crimson red throughout their exterior and interior trim, while the seats sport checker board patterning. Each one will also be outfitted with a bespoke clock from Graff Luxury Watches. As for the two most expensive Phantoms, they get all of the above plus gold-plated trims throughout. To top that all off, Rolls-Royce are even designing the fleet’s parking space and have thrown in staff training for handling the multi-million dollar chauffeur service.

 

 

Image of A Gambling Mogul Dropped $20 Million USD on Custom Rolls-Royces for His Casino in Macau

Image of A Gambling Mogul Dropped $20 Million USD on Custom Rolls-Royces for His Casino in Macau

Image of A Gambling Mogul Dropped $20 Million USD on Custom Rolls-Royces for His Casino in Macau

Image of A Gambling Mogul Dropped $20 Million USD on Custom Rolls-Royces for His Casino in Macau

Image of A Gambling Mogul Dropped $20 Million USD on Custom Rolls-Royces for His Casino in Macau