A Scorching Rod For Tommy Shelby – This Depraved Vehicle Completely Embodies the Gangster Spirit

Meet the Flying Brick, a automotive that’s nearly as badass as Peaky Blinders’ protagonist, a sure Thomas Shelby. With its dominating hot-rod demeanor, strengthened by seen exhausts, gnarly entrance bumpers, and a carbon-fiber physique, this mafioso’s city automotive was truly designed for Russian billionaire and avid drift-master Sergei Kabargin. The identify Flying Brick comes from the image of resistance and the position bricks have performed in populist uprisings, and kind of matches effectively into the automotive’s general aesthetic, with its square-ish form and the truth that the engine outputs a mind-numbing 900 horsepower!

Designer: Alexander Opanasenko for Sergei Kabargin

The Flying Brick comes 7 years within the making, from a mere serviette sketch to precise actuality. Kabargin recruited his personal crew to construct out his one-off sizzling rod fantasy, getting senior automotive designer Alexander Opanasenko on board to assist fine-tune the design and construct the renders we see right here. The automotive’s references come from a wide range of locations, and it’s actually tough to pin-point the aesthetic language Kabargin and crew had been going for with this, however their transient was fairly easy – “the automotive will need to have its personal character and character.”

The physique of the automotive is predicated on a monocoque product of aluminum and carbon fiber, clocking in at 1200 kilograms (2645 lbs), and can be outfitted with a MAST LS7 supercharged engine able to 900 horsepower. The automotive’s general physique provides to the theme of dominance with aggressive surfacing that exposes the automotive’s components like superchargers that come out of the hood, and exhausts rising from the entrance fairly typical of sizzling rods.

There’s a good quantity of retrofuturism with the Flying Brick – beginning with its interaction between the classic aesthetic and the usage of carbon fiber. The automotive’s particulars are decidedly antique-inspired, however the headlights are fairly definitely fashionable. There’s additionally a novel interaction between luxurious and brutish aggression, which ties in splendidly with the Shelby theme Kabargin and crew had been going for. I doubt if Tommy would notably care concerning the exaggerated entrance bumper or the considerably out-of-place spoiler on the rear, however that boot seems sufficiently big to retailer your complete weapon arsenal… or maybe a couple of unfortunate suspects and victims!

Kabargin and crew are apparently exhausting at work, realizing the Flying Brick as a one-off vehicle. It’s unclear what the automotive’s timelines are, what its interiors seem like, and the way its efficiency stacks up, however given Kabargin’s enthusiasm for sitting behind the wheel, we will relaxation assured that this sizzling rod isn’t going to spend most of its time in a storage!




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