In anticipation of the upcoming Vossen Precision Series release of wheels, Vossen has released a teaser featuring the Ferrari 458 Italia. The 30 second clip highlights it’s custom features, such as its lightweight aluminum body (T6061 blocks of aluminium, which are standard for airplanes), carbon fiber steering, and carbon fiber race seat interior. A full photo and video set to be released July 4th. Enjoy.
Touted as the “highest performing street-legal electric vehicle ever made,” the Mission RS Motorcycle aims to attract a field of riders who not only desire top performance but also a totally sustainable machine. This revolutionary two-wheeler is designed to match the aesthetics of Mission’s e-power bike that blew its competition out of the water at 2011’s FIM/TTXGP e-power race at Laguna Seca in California. The RS is powered by the company’s InfiniteDrive powertrain that delivers over 160hp, a sub 3-second 0-60 time, a top speed of 150 mph, and a range of 140 miles. Further enhancements include Ohlins FGRT forks, BST carbon fiber wheels, and a 7-inch, internet-connected touchscreen that offers turn-by-turn directions, an integrated HD camera with telemetry overlay, wireless HUD integration, and much more. With only 40 available, the Mission RS Motorcycle comes with a very appropriate price tag of $56,500 USD, especially when one considers it is both eco-friendly and technologically intelligent.
The Jaguar F-Type is a very important car for the British marque, so any chance it gets to promote it is exploited at maximum. Following Lana Del Rey’s song Burning Desire, written exclusively for the F-Type, Jaguar now presents a short film called “Desire”, which premiered today at Sundance London film and music festival. Directed by Adam Smith from Ridley Scott Associates, the film features Golden Globe & Emmy Award winning actor Damian Lewis, Spanish actor Jordi Mollà and American actor Shannyn Sossamon. Enjoy.
The face of fashion is often thought to be the models themselves, perhaps even the people who wear a given brand. Yet perhaps James Franco saw beyond this notion, evidenced by a new film, entitled The Director. Franco assumed the role of producer while helping to create a behind-the-scenes look at Gucci‘s leading woman, creative director Frida Giannini. Where some play rock star as creative directors, living outwardly and wearing their talents on the proverbial sleeve, Giannini prefers her work do the talking. This interesting insight into the iconic brand was premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival on April 21st. Enjoy.
Any time you see a pink car these days, the first guess you're going to make is that it's for some sort of breast cancer charity. This new special edition Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase called the FAB1 follows suit. The total pink whip, which is an homage to Lady Penelope’s car in Thunderbirds, is part of the DJ Chris Evans-headed project in hopes of earning £1 million for Breast Cancer Care. [See More]
If consumers want crossovers and SUVs (as all sales charts suggest), why should premium carmakers like BMW disagree? The brand with the roundel logo is keen to capitalize on the growth of this segment, something that is evident from the sales of its X-series models, which now account for one in every four new cars it delivers worldwide. Today, the Bavarian carmaker previewed its second SAC model in the form of the X4 Concept, a couple of weeks ahead of its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show in China on April 21th.
Hiding your TV in kitchen island can be an easy solution to your kitchen entertainment challenges. At the touch of a button you can silently lower a hidden TV into view and gain instant access to all of your favorite shows while cooking. With Nexus21’s kitchen lift capacity of up to 250 pounds, kitchen designers are now able to fully utilize the lost storage space on your kitchen island, in commonly unused corners and in kitchen islands. Bon Appétit!
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To help pass the time more before the SUV’s official unveiling on March 26th, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Land Rover releases this teaser clip of its 2014 Range Rover Sport. Throughout the clip, we get to see the car’s dynamic rear end along with new taillights, an aggressive front bumper, and a first glimpse at the car’s dashboard. Watch the promotional clip above, and be sure to check back for more information after the official unveiling. Enjoy.
Inspired by the polygonal shape of minerals found in nature, Spanish architect Ramon Esteve has designed the Faz daybed for VONDOM. The resulting outdoor furniture piece mixes an elegant design with a practical ability to protect its user from harmful sun rays. Moreover, the lounge chair is equipped with wheels, making it easy to move from one place to another and create a versatile relaxation platform for sunbathing. Just switch the daybed around in order to get an optimum amount of sunlight. Enjoy.
Azimut marked the 150th anniversary of Italian unification in 2012 by relaunching one of its most popular and successful models. Newly dubbed the Azimut 62S Italia ($2,620,000 USD) in honor of the occasion, the 62S reminded us that she blew our socks off when we tested her in her original guise six years ago. She had everything—looks, performance, comfort, and innovation. In fact, she seemed to us to be pretty near perfect. Design, charm and history are what you get in the name of this yacht, with its sleek, dynamic proﬁle. Enjoy.