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Porsche Speedster Type 356A (o) The Porsche Speedster has become one of the most highly collectible sport cars today, and in today’s market could bring as much a $300,000 or more. Production for the Porsche Speedster began in 1954 after Max Hoffman, the sole US importer of Porsche's, advised Porsche that a lower-cost convertible could sell well in the American Market. Based off of the 1948 Porsche Number 1, Type 356, it was the very first Speedster certified for driving on the street. The body of the first Speedster was designed by Erwin Komenda. Erwin worked for Ferdinand Porsche as their designer. This new Porsche design was a design that truly impressed not only European sport car connoisseurs, but also impressed those in the United States. The new Porsche design was very smooth, refined, lightweight, and sexy. One of the most distinguishing features of the Porsche Speedster besides looking like a bathtub on wheels, is its short windshield. This helps prevent less drag as the car moves forward as well as a adding a sporty look. The seats in the Speedster has a clean look with just simple buckets with fixed backrests. The dash has just the bare necessities such as a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, and temperature gauge. During the early years, the Porsche Speedster and the Volkswagen Beetle shared similar components like the chassis, suspension, and drive train. Porsche went away from sharing parts with Volkswagen, because they wanted to focus on performance. This is also why the displacement of the engine started increasing. The 1948 Porsche Number 1, type 356, has a air-cooled flat-4 cylinder engine. Displacement is 1131 cc. After 1948, the engine was moved behind the rear axle to compensate for two additional seats and therefore also reduced production costs. One of the most popular years to collect is the 1955 Porsche Speedster. James Dean purchased a 1955 Porsche Speedster brand new and set it as an American icon. He later sold it for a 1955 Porsche Spyder. By 1955, the Porsche Speedster had a 1600 cc engine with a 4-speed synchromesh transmission. It was the first production Porsche that reached a top speed of 100 MPH! There was also a new body designation due to new details in the body. It was now called the Porsche Speedster 356A.

Jaguar F-Type Project 7

There are few things in the world of motoring that bring about quite as much joy as a great concept turned production vehicle — and few are as …

Jaguar Cars

Speed made simple

In an age of ever-more-sophisticated sporting cars, the $55,000 Jannarelly Design-1 is a minimalist monster.<p>This is the Jannarelly Design-1, a minimalist sports car with throwback looks and modern mechanical bits, not unlike the Donkervoort D8 GTO and the Lucra LC470.<p>The shape, penned by Lykan …

Alfa Romeo

The man behind HTC One talks design, Nextbit and antenna lines

You may not know Scott Croyle’s name, but you definitely his products. Before leading the charge at Nextbit to bring us the Robin, Croyle was the lead designer at HTC, and is responsible for the M7.<p>We caught up with Croyle at Tech Open Air Berlin to discuss what he’s up to, and take him to task …

Cómo Crear Una Contact Sheet (Índice de Imágenes) Con Lightroom

Cuando uno maneja fotografías en papel y no dispone de la posibilidad que ofrecen muchas aplicaciones actuales de <b>presentar vistas en miniatura de</b> …

Small Parts Clamp

Can I Sharpen My Router Bit

Routers

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Aston Martin pens new DB10 for James Bond

James Bond has driven a variety of vehicles over the course of his long and fictitious career in espionage, but few marques have been as intrinsically tied to the famous spy as Aston Martin. For the past few films that's come down to the DBS, but for the next one, 007 is switching to the one you …

BMW i8 recalled over possible fuel leak

Some 223 examples of the 2014 BMW i8, built between May 16, 2014 and September 16, 2014, are being recalled over a potential fuel leak. A bolt used to secure a ground cable from the chassis structure to the fuel tank could have been welded improperly; if so, gas might leak from the tank.<p>The recall …

Production Pininfarnia Ferrari Sergio shares engine with 458 Speciale

A new Ferrari is something for fans of the prancing horse to get excited about. The official production version of the Pininfarina Ferrari Sergio has …

Samsung’s patent could make big smartphones easier to use for everyone

I like the idea of big smartphones more than I actually like using them. That’s because, even though I have average size hands, I can’t manage to do …

Beanbag Stools Filled with Recycled Bottle Caps

Ever think about where all those plastic bottle caps end up when you’re done with your bottled drink? Usually, it’s the landfill. Thankfully there …

Furniture

This Is The World’s Lightest Wood Table

Fine wood tables are generally sought for their supreme durability. Like a mighty oak tree, they root in a dining room, steadfast until their owner moves and plants them somewhere else. But a new table designed by Benjamin Hubert takes the exact opposite approach: Make it so light that a child …

Furniture

Introducing the Bobby Berk Home Collection!

It’s been some time that I’ve been anticipating the launch of this collection and it’s finally here! Bobby Berk has teamed up with an LA-based …

Furniture

Electric scooter by Scrooser (j) The Scrooser, developed by a German company of the same name, beat its $120,000 target on the crowd-funding website. The firm will now finalise the design of its "impulse drive" motor, which sits within the hub of the rear wheel and delivers a burst of power each time the rider uses their foot to propel the vehicle forward. The motor automatically kicks in to boost the rider's propulsion at speeds of over 2 miles per hour, but disengages when the rider uses the brake. The vehicle has a top speed of 15 miles per hour. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scrooser/scrooser-urban-mobility

Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier

The Lost Thing - Utopia Original Sound Design

JONAH

Playground, Italy

Modern Lighting from Supergrau

German design studio Supergrau, which has three designers at the helm, has launched a series of lighting designs that continue their tradition of …

Furniture

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"When I Grow Up" by Colin Hesterly | Disney Favorite

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"Mouse For Sale" by Wouter Bongaerts | Disney Favorite

"Punctuwool" by Jacob Streilein | Disney Favorite

Nomadic Furniture: All-in-One Trunk for Guest Habitation

Picture yourself on the road – traveling between cities to visit friends, or staying with a colleague to attend a conference. They have an inflatable …

Chic Solid Walnut Coastal Credenza By Jeff Martin

A credenza is a chic piece of furniture that often gives some retro touch to the space. Originally was first created in the Middle Ages and was a …