Last Call: The Art of the Part Edition

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner created a series called Disintegrated that shows sports and racing cars literally being parted out right before our eyes. Here is perhaps its most dramatic entry, a Ferrari 330 P4 coming apart at the seams, and nuts and bolts. It’s kinetic and complicated, and totally makes me think of The Matrix.
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. 
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  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    90% Complete! Ran When Parked! That Will Buff Out! Original!

  2. ptschett Avatar

    Many moons ago, in the first engineering CAD class I took (in late 1999, at a Texas college named for an early innovator of mechanized construction equipment), this is about what I wanted an “exploded” view to look like.

    1. wunno sev Avatar
      wunno sev

      that’s an E21, dun
      looks pretty sick though

      1. CraigSu Avatar

        Thanks for the correction! I was so excited I had a neuron misfire.

        1. wunno sev Avatar
          wunno sev

          i dunno about the E21, man. it’s kinda gawky and i guess it’s not as popular as the E30 for a reason. probably much less aftermarket, too. i’d drive one, but i’d always regret not shelling out the extra for a little E30 sedan.

          1. CraigSu Avatar

            You could always trim the bumpers for more of a Euro look. Maybe even do a Hartge H3 tribute.

          2. Sjalabais Avatar

            As an originality man, aftermarket support doesn’t irk me at all, and I’ve always preferred the “sharp overgrade” fronts at BMW to what came afterwards. The American underbite bumpers would have to go though.

          3. Rover 1 Avatar
            Rover 1

            Usually available after exiting the road backwards, especially when wet. (My over-riding memory of a hilarious 323 I drove on new Pirellis once. And the tyres were fine on my P6.) The E30s were better but the excess lift oversteer wasn’t cured till the E36.

  3. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    man, reading that article about the VW XL1 that Jeff linked to in the museum article…..i really want it to be the future now
    i had my eyes on Insights for a daily beater a few months back, and i posted about it a few times. i’m back on course for a miata – i love driving them and i really want to own one at least for a few years – but man, those insights are cool cars. as close to the future as we ever got.

    1. Eric Rucker Avatar

      I have two problems with the XL1, really.
      The first problem is that VW used the hybrid system to cheat on advertising – earlier tandem-seating prototypes got incredible efficiency, but this thing isn’t actually all that impressive given the cost and technology, IIRC it’s “only” 121 mpUSg on diesel. See, the European cycle doesn’t use MPGe, it counts the diesel and electricity used separately, and everyone’s headlining just the diesel used.
      The second problem is, holy crap it bloated up after the first prototypes, which were all under 1000 lbs. And the added width of a side-by-side layout means more drag.
      As far as the first-gen Insight… it is an impressive car, although Honda was not good at all at battery technology. As much as it pains me to say it (because the PSD is a bit awkward to drive, and definitely not as nice as a manual (which you could get in the first-gen Insight)), I wish Honda had licensed the transmission and battery systems from Toyota. The really clever part about Toyota’s driveline is that they managed to make an efficient CVT with nothing to wear out, that also enabled hybridization.