Koenigsegg One:1

So the Geneva Auto show has come and gone, and yes I waited till now to write about all the cool things that were introduced. I did this mainly because I wanted sometime to absorb as much information as I can about the things I wanted to write about. 

Let's start this of with a car called ONE:1.

This is the Koenigsegg ONE:1

First of, it's called ONE:1 because the power to weight ratio of this car is ONE:1.
That means for every kilogram this car weights it equals the same number of horsepower. 
And that number is 1,341.... Yes 1,341 horsepower.  That power comes courtesy of a twin-turbo 5.0 Liter V8 which also produces 1,011 ft-lbs of torque.  

These days it seems like a lot of companies small or large are in this horsepower numbers war. And personally I'm not a fan of it. I want something I can truly enjoy and 1,341HP is something I will never need nor will I ever have enough tarmac to use every horsepower this car has to offer. Plus I think this car looks terribly ugly. I didn't know how to say that any nicer, but yah this thing looks ugly as hell.

At this price point (gabillions) at least make it look sexy, you know like a Pagani.

Did you see the side view mirrors? Pagani Huayra anyone?

Hating over.

Now there will only be six of ONE:1 to be made and apparently all six cars have been spoken for. Sorry to disappoint you. But you won't be seeing one at your local walmart anytime soon.


Lotus C-01 Motorcycle

Meet the Lotus C-01 Motorcycle. 

Designed by Daniel Simon, who's design resume is truly impressed this Lotus C-01 is crafted in carbon fiber, titanium and aerospace quality steel. Limited to a production run of 100 this V-style 2-cylinder 4 stroke engine puts out 200HP with a dry weight of 398.2lbs. Though performance figures have yet to be release you can only imagine how fast and fun this motorcycle will be. 

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of specifications when it comes to this motorcycle. 
Because this Lotus C-01 looks so damn good that right now who cares what the 0-60mph numbers are or its top speed. I just want to sit back and admire how gorgeous this bike is. 

I love it's simple clean lines, it has this retro-futuristic styling about it that I can't completely understand but definitely love. The intake duct with its "3D" like style and Lotus logo is an awesome detail, just like the exhaust pipe with its un-assuming design simply beautiful. I also love the handle bars with its integrated side mirrors and finally I love the color schemes. You just can't go wrong with the martini racing livery, naked carbon fiber with gold and Lotus's green and yellow color combo. Simple and yet enough to get you noticed. 

Below are the specs.


Construction:2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, 75° V-style
Capacity:1,195 cm³
Bore:105 mm
Stroke:69 mm
Power Approx:200 HP
Transmission:6-gear jaw-type shift transmission
Lubrication:Dry sump lubrication
Main shaft ratio:40:76
Lay shaft ratio:15:41
Clutch:Hydraulic anti-hopping clutch
Ignition:Full electronic engine management with digital adjustment of the ignition


Frame:Aero tech steel/Titanium/Carbon fibre frame
Fork:Upside down
Suspension strut:Twin suspension strut
Spring travel front:80 mm
Spring travel rear:70 mm
Brake system front:Twin brake disc, ø320mm, four piston calipers
Brake system rear:One brake disc, ø220mm, two piston calipers
Chain:X-Ring resp. O-Ring
Head tube ang:59°
Fork ang:54°
Ride height:90 mm
Height of seat:710 mm
Fuel tank capacity:10.5 l
Dry weight:181 kg
Wheel front:3.00×19; 120/70 ZR19
Wheel rear:
6.00×17; 190/55 ZR17



I cant believe it's been sometime now since I wrote on this page. I've been incredibly busy with my photography MichaelKalbo.com that I simply haven't had time.

Anyways, it's a new year and I promise to try my hardest to keep this blog update as much as possible.

I will post my non-photography related interest here and I hope you come and continue to support the page.

First of, I've been really doing a lot of graphic works lately. One of them being my personal logo, which has gone through numerous transition / redesigns. This is the latest version. Inspired by numerous polygon / poly-low art with colors that I wanted to be simple, bright, fun and with a classic combo look and feel.

I'd love to hear what you guys think.

- Michael


MB&F Music Machine

Some of you's might have heard of a very unique and special time piece company called MB&F. If you haven't let me give you a quick run down on MB&F. In 2005 a guy name Maximilian Busser opened up MB&F, the company is based in Geneva and creates timepieces that you wouldn't necessarily call watches. But rather pieces of art. Truly, these "horological machines" are genuine art pieces that makes your wrist look awesome. They make horological machines like this:

Recently, they created something that really has blown me away. Here's the "MusicMachine" by MB&F

 I wont even try to explain the "MusicMachine" to you guys. I'll let Maximilian Busser do it himself.
The MusicMachine By MB&F And Reuge, Explained By Max Büsser from HODINKEE on Vimeo.

 Enjoy. Michael KALBO

Me being a slacker

First and foremost I would like to apologize to everyone for not keep up with my blog. It's been a VERY VERY long time since I last updated this blog. And thats mainly do to many different reason. But fear not, I'm back. Michael KALBO


Truth in 24 II

In all my years I haven't seen anything as exciting and as exhilarating like the "Truth in 24". Certainly no other documentary will ever come close to being as awesome, and since I first watch that documentary back in 2009 I've always wondered when 2.0 would come out. Well ladies and gents, that day has come, "Truth in 24- every second counts"is ready for your viewing pleasure.




Aston Martin x John Lobb

Aston Martin x John Lobb boot makers team up to bring you these new driving shoes.



20 March 2012, Gaydon; Two of the finest British names join forces for a unique project: Winner Sport – the ultimate lightweight driver's shoe.

Co-designed by Aston Martin's Director of Design Marek Reichman and John Lobb's Creative Director Andrés Hernández, this sleek aerodynamic shoe, with its finely-tuned detailing, speaks to the world of the automobile yet sits comfortably within the John Lobb collection.

Winner Sport embodies the style, craftsmanship and quality for which both brands are celebrated the world over.

Crafted around John Lobb's 8695 last, Winner Sport is made from full-grain calfskin and lined with supple sheepskin. Soft padding has been added at the ankle for comfort, and metallic eyelets, punched with a wheel of fine holes, reflect the automotive design cues of Aston Martin. Unlike the more formal, welted John Lobb shoes, Winner Sport is created with a specially-engineered bonded rubber sole that wraps beneath the shoe, giving a sleek line and a sporting feel.

Winner Sport is available in an exciting range of colour combinations: Graphite Grey, Winter Wheat, Frost White and Saddle Tan are all made with the Sporty Stratos White rubber sole. Storm Black, Bitter Chocolate, Westminster Green and Aurora Blue are made with Racy Fire Red rubber soles. Coordinating red and white laces complete the Winner Sport look.

Winner Sport will be previewed at the opening of the new Aston Martin W-One Store in London's Park Lane and at John Lobb Jermyn Street this March. As of May 2012 Winner Sport will be available at selected John Lobb and Aston Martin stores worldwide.