Buy a 1/4-scale Bugatti Chiron engine for $12,000

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos There very few things in the automotive world which cost astronomical amounts and hardly serve any purpose; most of those are objects of art. It can be said that the this 1/4 scale replica of an engine – which is not functional – is an object art. Modeled after the Bugatti Chiron’s engine, it’s painstakingly accurate and crafted with such precision that at first you’d mistake it for the real deal. Made mostly of pewter and stainless steel, it measures 44 centimeteres long and 22 centimetres high. Priced at US$9,365 – about $12,000 Canadian – it took Amalgam Collections, the manufacturer, 2,500 man hours to develop the model and another 220 hours to build.The model has over 1,000 individual parts and was designed closely with Bugatti’s design team to recreate the mastery involved in producing this scale model of the original, 1,500-horsepower monster of an engine. Unlike a modern hypercar’s hybrid powertrain, the Chiron’s engine is all mechanical. Trending Videos RELATED TAGSBugattiNewsAutomotive EnginesAutomotive TechnologyBugatti Automobiles SASScience and TechnologyTechnology advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 This scale model of the Bugatti Chiron’s engine will run you about $11,000. last_img read more

Bear Spotted Roaming On Chamisa Street Monday

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Takeo Spikes to deliver the Auburn game ball Saturday

first_imgFormer Auburn linebacker Takeo Spikes (55) will deliver the game ball to Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.Former Auburn linebacker Takeo Spikes (55) will deliver the game ball to Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.AUBURN — A former Auburn All-America selection will deliver the official game ball prior to the start of the 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between the No. 6 Tigers and Louisville.Former Auburn linebacker Takeo Spikes will be the school’s representative before the coin toss of Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (2:30, CBS).Spikes was a first-team All-American selection in 1997 and his 331 career tackles still ranks 10th in school history. He was drafted in the first round (No. 13 overall) by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1998 NFL Draft. Spikes went on to play 15 seasons in the league and a two-time Pro Bowl performer. Spikes is one of only seven linebackers to achieve more than 200 career starts with the NFL.  Spikes has the distinction of playing in 219 regular season games without a playoff appearance, which is the most in NFL history.Spikes, born in Augusta, Ga., earned All-American honors from Parade and USA Today and was named Mr. Football by the state coaches as a senior at Washington County High School in Sandersville, Ga.Spikes is currently a football analyst on NBC Sports Network, and he co-hosts SiriusXM NFL programsFormer Super Bowl most valuable player Deion Branch will present the game ball for Louisville. In his two years with the Cardinals, Branch caught 143 passes for 2,204 yards and 18 touchdowns. The New England Patriots picked him in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He won two Super Bowls with the Patriots and was named the MVP of Super Bowl 29.Previous other Kickoff game ball honorees include Herschel Walker (Georgia), Charlie Ward (Florida State), Shaun Alexander (Alabama), Julio Jones (Alabama) and Archie Manning (Ole Miss).last_img read more