Around the tracks: a collection of Transformers cars up for grabs
In addition, Hyundai is launching a revisited clothing line!
When we do not create it ourselves, the Drive The team spends a lot of time researching and consuming automotive content from around the world.
Here are some of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that caught our eye the most over the past week. Some of them are new, others have been online for a while.
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The collection of cars from a popular movie franchise is up for grabs
If you’ve watched the famous Transformers movie series, these cars will look familiar to you. Director and producer Michael Bay is selling four popular vehicles from the franchise, all of which are part of his private collection.
The cars include a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, which was used in the third installment and called “Bumblebee,” as well as a 2016 Ford Mustang labeled “Barricade,” as featured in Transformers: The Last Knight.
Cars will be sold collectively for a bit more 2.7 million Australian dollars and come complete with video footage and associated documentation.
Hyundai launches clothing collection based on old cars
Hyundai is embracing its trendy side, with the Korean automaker launching a new clothing collection. These are not your regular tops and pants, as the range was made from recycled cars.
The automaker has partnered with L’Eclaireur, a concept store in Paris, as well as a clothing store in Seoul. The three have created a âcapsuleâ collection comprising 12 items, including hoodies, pants and sports jackets.
All parts are made from recycled or “upcycled” materials from old cars, including used airbags, windshields and other parts discarded during the manufacturing process. The new collection is called ‘Re: Style’ and is currently sold online.
Keith Urban presents his recently restored Ford Mustang at SEMA
Keith Urban was at the SEMA show in the United States, showing off his recently restored Ford Mustang. The special one Ford Mustang 1969 has been in the singer’s garage since 2008 – donated by Nicole Kidman on their second wedding anniversary.
The car was restored many years ago, but as Urban was not happy with the end result, he managed to get Ford involved in the latest renovation.
The car has been finished in a rare dark blue which (in light) appears almost purple, with blue tones. Modifications undertaken include finishing the Mustang with Forgeline wheels wrapped in Michelin tires, adjustable Bilstein shocks and new front and rear subframes.
Under the hood hides a 5.0-liter V8 with a Roush compressor, while the interior now includes leather seats, soundproofing, and new air conditioning and heating systems.
Rare Ford rebuilt in small numbers with high price tag
The Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 is revived in Group A specs, but in limited numbers – three to be exact. Andy Rouse Engineering and CNC Motorsport AWS are developing models that unfortunately won’t be allowed on the streets.
The cars will be based on original Sierra Cosworth bodyshells, including the body kit, tailpipes and “whale tail” spoiler. Under the hood, models will be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Cosworth ‘YB’ engines, capable of producing 429 kW.
The drawings created for the original car will be useful because the suspension, braking and various other mechanical elements will be built on this basis. Of course, these unique newly built cars won’t be cheap, starting at around A $ 340,000.
The original Sierra Cosworth rose to prominence in Australia through its participation in local touring car races, winning the controversial Bathurst 1000 races of 1989, 1988 and 1987.
New Yorkers urged to keep their exhaust pipes quiet
The threat of fines may keep car exhausts quieter in New York City. Ironically, the bill just passed is called SLEEP, which stands for âStop Loud and Excessive Exhaust Pollutionâ.
Drivers will now be fined for violation of exhaust noise, with penalties of up to AU $ 1,300. The new bill was created as a result of the excessive noise created by illegal drag racing throughout the city – the upward trend during pandemic closures.
The fines will not only be imposed on drivers, but also on shop owners who install aftermarket exhausts.