Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Tramontana Leal-Audirac - Art on Wheels

Being the car geek and fan of interesting art that I am, I'd like to say that I knew all about the Tramontana and Fernando Leal Audirac before I saw this ad, but honestly, I never heard of either until a friend sent me the Jameslist link. I had to do some research on both.

The Tramontana is manufactured in Spain by a.d. Tramontana. They describe the car as "a combination of a Formula 1 racing car and a fighter jet". It's powered by a 720 HP V12 engine and is able to reach 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds. The entire car is made of carbon fiber. You can find out more about the car on the Tramontana website.

Fernando Leal Audirac is a Mexican painter, commercial artist, illustrator and sculptor. His art is very cool and very intersting. You can find his website here.

The Tramontana being offered on Jameslist has been painted by Fernando Leal Audirac.

The ad states:

Leal-Audirac has created an artwork on the carbon fibre car body by using special metallised paints enriched with gold and precious gems powder. The iridescent colours react to movement and light ranging from purple to cobalt blue, and from green to gold.

Interesting. Weird, but interesting.

They go on to say:

This new creation is a synthesis of the artist’s poetic vision in which art, tradition, technique, design and technology coexist through a constant research, incarnating the charm, the myth and the dynamics of contemporaneity.

Oh.

Personally, I'd like to own some of Leal-Audirac's artwork. I'd also like to own a car that gets to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds. I'd just want them to be separate.

The asking price for this car is € 2,000,000. (Approximately $2,900,000) You can find the Jameslist listing here.

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