• Image Credit: Eric van Hove - V12 Laraki, 2013. 180 x 150 x 150 cm. Mixed media: 465 parts / 53 materials. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fran�ois Fernandez.
  • Image Credit: Eric van Hove - V12 Laraki, 2013. 180 x 150 x 150 cm. Mixed media: 465 parts / 53 materials. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fran�ois Fernandez.
  • Image Credit: Eric van Hove - V12 Laraki, 2013. 180 x 150 x 150 cm. Mixed media: 465 parts / 53 materials. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fran�ois Fernandez.

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We've seen some impressive automotive replicas, but this one definitely takes the prize as the most unique yet. Belgian artist Eric van Hove created this sculpture, titled V12 Laraki, of a Mercedes V12 engine using a whopping 53 materials, including wood, bone and fossils. The dizzying array of materials includes mother-of-pearl, sand stone and mahogany, just to name a few.

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