An Orchestra of sound & metal - 'iXoost' iPod/iPhone dock made from F1 exhaust
If you are a petrol head, love your Apple toys and are an audiophile, then this could be the perfect centerpiece in your home or garage.
By : Gauri Lokare
on : 04:09 pm, September 30, 2012
There are innate number of cool iPhone and iPod docks available in the market, but none seem to be this captivating and good looking like these stunning dock stations. But then we couldn't have imagined anything less than spectacular when you mix Apple toys, F1 exhausts and Italy.
We are talking about 'iXoost' a company based in Modena, Italy that builds by hand these insanely cool iPhone/iPod docks out of exhaust manifolds from old Formula One Cars.
Dreamed by Matteo Panini and designed by Micro Pecorari, the gorgeous iXoost audio systems can be had in either 8-, 10- or 12-cylinder versions. They stand 6.5-inched high and around two feet wide, with four 70W amplifiers and a 140W subwoofer.
The colorful docks finished in high-quality leather is split into two parts - the base is machined from a solid block of aluminum with 'horns' described as little exhaust pipes for the speakers, and an actual exhaust pipe rescued from a high-performance sports car as a soundboard for the woofer.
The retro styling is reminiscent of a a café racer, the base recalling the crankcase of '60s and '70s motorbikes, and two Schedoni leather-coated ports evoking memories of a racing berlinetta.
The name 'iXoost' comes from the English pronunciation of the word “exhaust" and one such audio system will set you back by 4,000 pounds or Rs 3.20 lakh approximately for the 8-cylinder version, while the 12-cylinder model is priced at 6,270 pounds or Rs 5.01 lakh approximately.
So, what is going to be the first song to blast our of your high-end, gorgeous F1 sports car-inspired iPhone dock?