The Hope Motorbike, a custom revamped Vetrix V1 Scooter, from Sam Aguiar of France’s Shiny Hammer is a futuristic, fully electric maxi scooter that is made-to-order. Read more
Celeb Chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver has teamed up with Jaguar Land Rover to create the ultimate vehicle for foodies – a kitchen on wheels. The custom Land Rover Discovery was created for the chef and his family to highlight the versatility of the vehicle. It’s outfitted with a toaster, slow-cooker, barbecue, pasta maker, olive oil dispenser and will even churn butter as you drive. Read more
Meet 15 year old Rashed Belhasa aka Money Kicks. The braces-clad, wild-animal owning, prepubescent social media star from Dubai has finally received him dream car: A Ferrari wrapped in the Louis Vuitton Supreme pattern to add to his stable of luxury cars which also includes a Yeezy Boost inspired Cadillac Escalade. But for now, he’ll have to ride in the passenger seat, since he’s not yet old enough to drive. Read more
The cult of VW Camper Van lovers, Hippie Microbus fanatics and all others who covet the iconic Volkswagen Bus from days gone by are going to be thrilled to hear that the bus is back. But this time it’s electric and it’s called the Volkswagen ID Buzz. Read more
Rolls-Royce has announced ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition that promises to deliver ‘A gathering of the greatest Phantoms in history.’ Rolls Royce has just revealed which eight iconic luxury cars will be included. And we’ve got them all here for you. Read more
Although the largest and most expensive home in the U.S. ($500,000,000) has yet to be constructed, the most expensive existing home in America has been and it’s for sale with an asking price of $250,000,000. The 38,000 square foot (3,530 sq m) home is outrageous and INCLUDES over $30 million worth of collectible automobiles, tons of contemporary art, a defunct Air Wolf Bell 22A helicopter used in the tv series Airwolf and a 7-person full time staff. Read more
Prestigious Italian supercar brand Pagani has created a new cabin design for the Airbus ACJ319neo. The Infinito was unveiled at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.
Airbus Infinito Designed by Pagani
Airbus Corporate Jets and the Italian hypercar Atelier Pagani Automobili are announcing a new cabin design for the ACJ319neo, called Infinito, at the EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) show.
A key feature of the Infinito cabin is its “sky ceiling”, which can bring a live view of the sky above the aircraft into the cabin – or display other images. This creates even more of a feeling of airiness and space, truly living up to the name Infinito, which means infinity in Italian.
“Art and Science can walk together hand in hand: this is the Pagani philosophy. The combination of state-of-the-art composite materials never used before in an aircraft, such as CarboTitanium, with the typical design language of Pagani Automobili, has always represented our signature.
Applying our Reinassance touch into the wider spaces of Airbus corporate jet cabins is the beginning of an exciting new venture for us,” says Horacio Pagani, founder & Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili SpA.
Airbus’ ACJ320 Family already has the widest and tallest business jet cabin, while being similar in size externally, and Infinito builds on this for even more of a passenger-pleasing experience.
“In bringing together the best of the supercar and business jet worlds, we enable an elegant and seamless link for customers of both, while bringing a fresh approach to cabin design and satisfying very demanding standards,” says Airbus Corporate Jets Managing Director Benoit Defforge.
Pagani’s design team, led by Alberto Piccolo, Designer and Head of Interiors, created the initial Infinito design, including its look and feel, while Airbus Corporate Jets’ designers, led by Head of Creative Design and Concepts Sylvain Mariat, contributed their experience in aircraft design and compatibility.
Curves inspired by nature form a pathway through the cabin, as well as featuring in the shell-shaped valances and walls between zones – including one between lounge and conference areas, which switches from opaque to transparent at the touch of a button.
Décor is reminiscent of that gracing Pagani hypercars, with natural soft-leather carpets and a wooden floor contrasting with man-made carbon fibre in furniture and wall-frames – echoing the combination of art and science originally espoused by Leonardo da Vinci.
Sculpted metal features, mirroring those found in Pagani hypercars, feature in light-fittings and other details, while light-emitting diodes (LEDs) enable different mood-lighting ambiances.
Airbus offers the most complete range of business jets, derived from the world’s most modern aircraft family. This includes the new ACJ319neo, which will fly eight passengers 6,750 nm/12,500 km or 15 hours, the ACJ320neo which will transport 25 passengers 6,000 nm/11,100 km, or 13 hours, and the ACJ350 XWB which will carry 25 passengers 10,800 nm/20,000 km or 22 hours in its ultra-long range version.
Airbus supports more than 500 airline and corporate jet customers with one of the largest support networks in the world, including services tailored to business jet needs.
More than 180 Airbus corporate jets are in service on every continent, including Antarctica.
Pagani Automobili S.p.A. is an Italian hypercar manufacturer. The company was founded in 1993 by Horacio Pagani and is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, Modena, Italy.The philosophy driving the company embraces a concept borrowed from the Renaissance and embodied by the great Leonardo da Vinci who, over 500 years ago, once stated: “Art and Science are disciplines that must walk together hand in hand.” Pagani Automobili has a limited and exclusive production rate of about 45 bespoke cars a year, each created in an inspiring way that combines technique and taste, functionality and aesthetics and handcrafted work and technological know-how.
Today’s blog post is a treat from my fellow car lover, writer and photographer Lyn Woodward. Lyn got a sneak peek at the upcoming exhibit, “Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique” at Oxnard’s Mullin Automotive Museum. There she took some great photos and garnered some information, both of which she has generously shared with If It’s Hip, It’s Here. Read more
I wasn’t going to do a post on this year’s Superbowl ads, but after seeing so many good ones leaked for the automobile industry, I couldn’t stop myself. Several of this year’s car ads for the Championship game are well-directed, well-cast commercials that are too good to miss while taking a pee-break. Read more