I think they really upped the quality, perceived quality and the actual quality for this vehicle, and the proportions are pointing towards the future, and the surfacing is as well - Tyler Blake
Aston Martin Valkyrie hybrid boasts maximum power of 1,160bhp, and the naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 alone delivers 1,000bhp @ 10,500rpm. Oh yes, it's also sexy as hell, just in case speed isn't important.
Looking back, if the goal is to establish a connection between the automotive industry and Gibson Guitars, there is a clear connection that happened with Ray Dietrich in 1962.
Automotive styling is fashion stamped in steel. It’s an indelible date stamp. With an architecturally preserved structure, the right car is the strongest visual element to creating a time capsule experience
Americans had money to burn, and our cars, houses, and nearly everything else reflected that, including expensive Palm Springs modernism architecture, Danish furniture, and flamboyant cars like the corvette.
The thrill and passion one feels in an off-the-shelf model pales in comparison to a one-off from Taylor Guitars or Marshall Amplification. Rolls-Royce and Bentley aren't the only manufacturers with bespoke products!
At Gibson Custom Shop, they're kind of the pinnacle, the flagship of Gibson brands, and making high end items, bespoke items that are undeniable in every sense of that word.
It’s easy to get bogged down as to what the distant future holds. Fortunately, Mortal Engines takes the guesswork out of that… sort of. Brilliant animation and creative transportation.
Ralph Gilles, Head of Design of FCA, is one of the few that has not only has seen it all, but is perfectly candid and comfortable discussing this show. And more remarkable, he does't limit comments to FCA!
At the LA Auto Show one thing is certainly clear; the battle of EV and internal combustion engines is all but over. The battery-powered devils allow for a new paradigm in transportation.