Immanuel Kant defined art as "a kind of representation that is purposive in itself", kind of like this month's cool car-related things.
There is no practical or utilitarian purpose for a model of Porsche's 911 RSR racer made out of Lego Technic blocks, or a coloured diff cover for the Toyota 86, other than for itself. Does that make it art? Perhaps, all we know is that a part of us really wants one.
1 - FEATURED "PRODUCT OF THE MONTH": Lego Technic Porsche 911 RSR ($250 from shop.lego.com)
This Porsche 911 RSR follows up Lego’s Bugatti Chiron and 911 GT3 RS in its Technic series. It’s made from ‘only’ 1580 pieces, yet has a working rear-diff and flat six, so will turn the uninitiated into brick geeks very easily.
2 - Petrolicious cap ($50 from petrolicious.com)
Wear this cap to remind everyone life’s too short to drive boring cars. It comes in navy (pictured) or light grey, made from cotton twill, with a fabric strap and in one size.
3 - BMW luggage set ($24,000 from bmw.com.au)
This ‘surf bag’ is part of a set of five luggage pieces that together fit perfectly in the boot of a new BMW 8 Series. Made in Italy by Montblanc, only 15 sets will be made. Price not a typo...
4 - Toyota 86 diff covers ($495 from harrop.com.au)
Add some cool to your Toyota 86’s or Subaru BRZ’s rear differential with these covers that boast fins and increase oil capacity. CNC-made in Australia, they are available in five colours.
5 - Suzuka circuit tee ($50 from t-lab.eu)
This tee’s graphic is actually Japan’s famous Suzuka circuit. The figures above are more cryptic, abbreviating the words ‘super eight’ that nod to the track’s figure eight layout. Available small to extra large.