IB4 the slew of intake manifolds/valve covers.
We've had intakes, red interiors, valve covers, etc, etc.
What about other parts that make you say daaaaaaaamn?
Functional parts that could be considered art, if they weren't doing their job?
EDIT: NO INTAKES, VALVE COVERS, OR ANYTHING ELSE WITH THEIR OWN BESPOKE THREAD.
This is for the random things that are more form over function. They do their job, but look GOOD doing it.
I stole this from the hood hinge thread (VW Phaeton):
Last edited by bronson75; 09-11-2012 at 03:11 PM.
As a Miata owner, I'm obligated:
The NA Miata's taillight assemblies are in the collection of the museum of modern art.
Yet people still feel the need to slap altezzas on 'em.
Splinter - Team Post-Killing Ninja
I don't practice llanteria
I've always been a fan of the hand-joined wood trim around the inside of the windows on old Packards. Really looks like someone took some time to do it right as opposed to just snapping some plastic part over it like on modern cars.
By the way, those gauges are pretty awesome too, but I'm sure there's a thread on that somewhere and I don't want to upset anyone.
Many of the parts of this car:
I also love the suspension bits on Impression, from Foose:
The steering wheel, steering column, and windsheild frame are pretty cool, too:
I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.
Not really a match for most of the stuff in this thread but I think the Gallardo's aluminum gas cap is pretty cool. It's surprisingly heavy and solid, although completely unnecessary
"When you need to get somewhere quickly, I'd rather get there the fastest I can, looking the best I can"-Rutledge Wood
I love the shifter and gate on the Audi R8.
The knob itself is a big chunk of knurled metal, and feels great. The gate is a thick piece that's nicely machined, and as with any gated shifter, the solid "clack, clack, clack" noise you get while shifting through the gears is totally fantastic.