Alan Caruso

Alan Caruso

Mercedes-Benz‘s uber SUV, the G63 AMG, is set to get some new shoes this year as the German automaker has announced a 6×6 version will be made available to the public. Previously reserved for military use, the 6×6 features a pickup-style body with a spacious cargo bed and a four door, full size cab. In spite of its impressive size and weight, the car boasts a 0-60 mph time of less than six seconds thanks to the 536 horsepower V8 engine and 7G-tronic seven speed gearbox. The company plans to build just 20 to 30 vehicles a year so expect a lengthy waiting list. No word on pricing yet but it’s probably a safe bet to place this in the “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it” category.

The Spring/Summer 2013 campaign from fashion house Dolce & Gabbana sees Italian model and actress Monica Bellucci (Irreversible, The Matrix Reloaded) surrounded by local men on the sunny Sicilian coast. As well as some classically tailored grey suiting, the collection also features plenty of bold graphic tees, striped shirts, and patterned jerseys, accompanying a range of patterned swimwear and accessories. The whole collection is now available from stores worldwide and online.

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First came the road toy,the First came the road toy,the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive in the AMG Electricbeam Magno matte yellow paint. Price? $435,000 USD. The next logical “forget you, recession” power move from the German marque is making that car into an EFFING boat: the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept, an impossibly long watercraft painted in that same wild, volt-esque color scheme. Seen first at the Miami International Boat Show, the 38-foot long powerboat is actually run on two of the same electric powertrains that the SLS uses. [See More]

As the last installment of the Red Line series we get to see the public finally get a chance to drive the new all wheel drive Porsche 911 Carrera 4. The video starts out telling us that it's below zero around 9AM and that it's a great driving day. I loved seeing the cars started and thawing so that they can be driven around the track and tested in ways only Porsche could be tested. I'd love to be a part of this event, getting ready in the freezing morning and driving my favorite car in a once in a lifetime experience. Check it out for yourself, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy.

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Add a touch of fun to the boardroom or dining room with Table & Tennis ($6,600 USD). This gorgeous table is designed to serve as both a meeting/dinner table and as a regulation-sized ping pong table. Features include a mirrored stainless steel base, a walnut veneer on MDF table top that offers the feel of an official table, and drawers at each end that are custom molded to store paddles, balls, and quick-release net. They're only taking reservations until March 1st, but the good news is that the cost will drop — up to $600 — based on how many reservations they receive.

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Coming from Connecticut, the beautiful Ashley Doris is a 23 year-old brune model who works as a florist, and is Playboy's Playmate Miss March 2013. Ashley has studied ballet for fifteen years and is currently happy being single -- but when she goes on a date with a guy, she wants to be treated with respect. “That’s what separates the men from the boys”, she says. Checkout her latest photoshoot and visuals after the jump, plus lookout for her in our next print issue. [See More]

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Designed by Bercy Chen Architecture and located in Austin, Texas is the Edgeland House. Referencing the native pit houses of North Americas earliest inhabitants, the Edgeland House features a semi-subterranean design that improves thermal efficiency while also giving the residence a striking appearance. The split design of the house divides the house between social and private areas and its strong, angular contrast nicely with the natural surroundings that ensconce the property. The icing on the cake is the courtyard area bisecting the two spaces and leading to an outdoor pool. [See More]

Master Mixologist and leading spirits authority James Moreland joined the Flipflop team when he learned that flipflop would be creating a rum that was both rich and affordable. Tasting some of the very first samples available, Moreland recognized early on that flipflop had created something unique."Flipflop Wines has become one of the fastest growing brands in the market for good reason. Flipflop has mastered a perfect pairing, making great products entirely accessible and enjoyable for all," said Moreland. "The Flipflop Silver and Spiced rums are no exception. Smooth and easy to drink, the Spiced Rum ends with a subtle but lingering finish of cinnamon and vanilla --making it both ideal on the rocks or as a base for great mixed drinks." Enjoy.

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Some Bentleys are meant for driving, and some are well suited to serving as small limousines. The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur ($TBA) lies somewhere inbetween. Based on the Continental GT, the Flying Spur offers driver-focused features like a twin-turbocharged 6.0L W12 engine pumping out 616hp, a ZF eight-speed transimssion, a rear-biased all-wheel drive system, a computer-controlled air suspension, a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds, and a top speed of 200 mph. For those who choose to let someone else take the wheel, rear seat occupants are treated to niceties like electrically-operated rear side blinds, a bottle cooler, an available 1,100 Watt Naim audio system, a touch screen remote for controlling climate and entertainment options, heated seats, an optional built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, dual 10" screens, each with its own multimedia player, USB charging ports, and wireless headphones.

German engineering meets British charm as our friend Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG against the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 on this episode of Head 2 Head, While both brands are synonymous with luxury, underneath their hoods lies some seriously massive hand built V-12 engines. Dynamic testing & mountain roads await as we find out which is the better super coupe for the modestly wealthy. Enjoy.

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