A friend asked me something about hanging installations & displays, and I got reminded of these two fine examples of hanging cars. Both are demonstrations of technical engineering feat that has combined spectacularly with design aesthetics.
The first is the suspended Honda F1 car, exploded view. The idea is not new, but I guess from the reaction these pictures garnered online, every time something like this appears it still captures imagination and still awes.
[More pictures at Uêba]
The second one, a more permanent fixture, is the Volkswagen Glass Factory in Dresden. Manufacturing the high-end VW model Phaeton, the factory is dedicated to showcasing its manufacturing processes and the amount of engineering that goes into each car. It’s probably only the Germans who can keep the place so clean and well-presented.
[Check out this forum posting – more information and pictures]