BMW just unveiled a pair of new M-tuned crossovers. The 2016 X5 M and X6 M both boast 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8s pushing 567 ponies and the old six-speed automatic has been replaced with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission from BMW M. They also got aesthetic updates: flared wheel arches, 21-inch M wheels, massive intakes in the front fascia and typical M features, like quad exhausts and side gills, assuring they’ll never be mistaken for a run-of-the-mill grocery getter.
Sprout is a touch-screen Windows PC that has a touch-sensitive mat and projection surface where you’d expect to see a keyboard. The hood that extends over the upright screen is called the Illuminator and includes a scanner, depth sensor, camera and projector, allowing users to photograph objects and make 3D scans and work more seamlessly between the 2D digital world and the 3D physical one.
Audi’s limited edition 2015 R8 Competition model will make its way to the US but only 60 of these race-inspired supercars will be released for the American market. It’s trimmed with copious amounts of weight-shaving carbon fiber & its 570hp 5.2L V10 pushes the 2-seater to a top speed of 199MPH.
Vintage Industrial is their name as well as what they specialize in. Their Hure Tables are made using re-purposed 19th century machine bases as the foundation of an adjustable-height table offered in a variety of sizes and styles.
With images leaked in the lead-up to the EICMA show in Milan next month, MV Agusta’s new Brutale Dragster 800 RR is the muscular Italian stallion everyone expected and then some. The lightweight 793-cc triple churns out 140 horses with a hefty 63 foot pounds of torque. The updated design features red anodized fork tubes, red-painted cylinder heads, and an all-new electronic quickshifter.
3D printers work by building up material to create the finished form, the Carvey works the opposite. It cuts away material to reveal your creation. The Carvey machine works with all sorts of materials: hard woods, like mahogany, walnut, and maple; softwoods like pine and balsa; metals like aluminum, copper, brass, silver and gold; cork; foam; wax; linoleum; and plastics.
Breitling’s limited-edition Transocean Chronograph Edition was inspired by a 1956 model and reinterpreted into a new contemporary design. It features a two-tone dial with two counters, a date window at 6 o’clock, and a double caseback. It is available with a steel Air Racer bracelet or with a leather or crocodile strap. 2,000 pieces available.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the 911 and the new GTS keeps the legacy alive. Boasting a 430hp six-cylinder, it will do 0 to 62 in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. It will be available in both hard & soft-top versions as well as 2 or 4-wheel drive.
After the death of Buell Motorcycles in 2009, the crew at Magpul Motorworks began a project to reinvent the abandoned 1125R and 1125CRs, Buell’s last bikes. Their reinvented custom machine features a wild, new linkage fork front-end, cockpit set-up, exhaust & tail section in a limited run of just 47 bikes.
VW is unveiling their XL Sport concept next week at the Paris Motor Show, a fuel-sipping Audi A8 look-alike with butterfly doors that’s powered by an 1199-cc Ducati Superleggera V-twin. Its top speed of 168MPH with just 200 horsepower is achieved through ultra-streamlined aerodynamics. A .258 drag coefficient actually makes this the most aerodynamic sports car in the world.