A team of sustainable building experts came together to create the “Dom’Up” a portable, tree-dwelling tent shelter with a low-impact design that works with the trees to leave no sign of construction. The octagonal platform is large enough for a king size bed & an outdoor patio. It takes 2 days to put up but can remain suspended for years with minimal maintenance.
ZBoard 2 is the lightest, fastest, longest running weight-sensing electric skateboard ever. It’s available in 2 different models, The Blue model does 20 mph with a 16 mi. range, & weighs 16 lbs. The Pearl boasts a top speed of 20 mph, a longer 24 mi. range & weighs 18 lbs.
Porsche’s forthcoming Cayman GT4 is a 385-horse, manual-only 2-seater that features a 3.8-liter flat six and lots of other pieces borrowed from the GT3, like lowered suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, 20-inch wheels, & carbon fiber racing seats. Available July 2015.
Acoustic engineers at Devialet put 10 years of research into the creation of The Phantom—a small, spherical, wi-fi connected all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles like Sting & Rick Rubin think may be the best sound in the world. It’s loaded with cutting edge audio technologies & rave reviews from all corners are saying the Phantom sounds better than speakers 20X its size.
The latest version of the iconic, Swiss-made Alpina Startimer Pilot chronograph got a new dial design that features a larger date and timing to 1/10th of a second. The 44 mm stainless case features a polished bezel on brushed lugs. The dial itself is a reflective black color with applied luminous indexes and matching faceted baton-shaped hands.
Porsche Cars North America is the world’s largest Porsche club organization and has been for the past 60 years. To celebrate this milestone, Porsche has created the Club Coupe, a 60 unit limited-production custom based on the 911 Carrera GTS. The paint on this 430-hp GTS is “club blau” blue & features a special Club Coupe model designation on the doors plus all the other GTS package goods. Coming to America June 2015.
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the 45mm Steel Calfskin Automotive features a distinctive elm burl wood dial, a nod to the coveted car’s wooden dashboard and Arabic numerals similar to those found on its vintage gauges. This water-resistant, manual-winding timepiece also features a stainless steel case, calfskin strap, and a 45-hour power reserve.
In 1995, McLaren entered the 24 Hours Of Le Mans for the first time & their F1 GTR took the checkered flag. 2015 Marks the 20th anniversary of the historic win & to celebrate, McLaren is releasing a super limited edition version of their 650S. Like the original, the Le Mans is finished in metallic Sarthe Grey paint & features special lightweight wheels, plus a roof-mounted engine induction ‘snorkel.’
In celebration of 50 years of the 911, Porsche unveiled another new variant of the iconic coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. The Targa 4 GTS is the latest to receive the GTS treatment, which includes 430 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque attached to a seven-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. 4.5 seconds 0 to 60 & topless.
Acura ceased production on the iconic NSX in 2005 but ten years later, the redux is back. Acura will begin production on the 2016 NSX next fall with a build sheet that includes a twin-turbo charged V6-hybrid powerplant, AWD, aluminum chassis, carbon-fiber flooring, ceramic brakes, and loads more. No bottom line numbers have been announced yet, except for the price tag.