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.
The BeoSound Moment from Bang & Olufsen gave everyone wood when it was unveiled this week at CES in Las Vegas. Like, actual wood. Oak to be exact. In addition to the touch-sensitive wooden control panel, this premium music streaming system also features a colorized Mood Wheel that selects songs based on how you’re feeling.
Sony’s new ultra-thin 55, 65 and 75-inch Android-powered 4K TVs are so skinny you can almost see their skeleton. At a mind-warping 4.9mm thin, they are about the same thickness as your iPhone 6. The 3840×2160 display is backed by the new 4K Processor X1, improving color, clarity, and contrast for 4K content. Available in Spring 2015
British custom carmaker Ariel has taken their infamous Atom track-day racer & turned it into an off-road, sandrail-style dune buggy. Under the hood of this open wheel 2-seater is Honda’s 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine. Delivering 232 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque via a six-speed close ratio manual transmission, the 1477-lb Nomad can race from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds to a top speed of 125 mph.