The newest version of Audi’s flagship R8 model is the LMX, & it features laser high beams. Really. Lasers. In the headlights. This technology increases the headlight range substantially, which comes in handy when you’re ripping along the Autobahn at night doing 198MPH.
Since the British Morgan Plus 8 was introduced back in the late 60s, it has garnered a cult-like following, especially in the U.S. The main reason, it’s a little, lightweight car with a big, bad V8. Kind of a ’roided-up go kart. The new Plus 8 Speedster is the latest variant, packed with a 367 hp, 4.8-liter BMW V8 engine feeding into a 6-speed manual or ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox. With a top speed of 148MPH and custom interior & performance options galore, this classic coupe continues Morgan’s tradition of blending old school style with modern performance.
The new 55-inch Avant TV from Bang & Olufsen features an Ultra HD 4K display & rotates up to 90º on its floor stand pedestal to give you the perfect viewing angle. And because it’s a B&O, the 3-channel sound system is super-solid, spreading out the audiophile sound through 8 speakers.
This compact desktop CNC milling machine makes cutting out parts & building prototypes easier than its ever been. The Nomad 883 comes ready-to-run with everything you need: the machine itself, software for Mac or PC, cutters, cables, even a starter pack of material. And it’s also fully-enclosed for quiet, clean operation on your desktop turned workshop.
Wheels on an off-road vehicle are like beers. Two more can never hurt. That’s definitely why Can-Am has turned their Outlander ATV into a 6-wheeler. The addition of another rear axle looks cool & gives the Outlander 700-lbs. of cargo capacity in the bed, which also offers tilt-assist for dumping your load.
California’s Rezvani Motors builds bespoke supercars for use on the road or the track. The Beast is their latest creation. This low, wide 2-seater features a carbon fiber body and will be available this summer with your choice of a 315 or 500 horsepower engine.
The MPV 7100S. It mows the grass, works as a generator with its on-board 7100-watt generator, and when you remove the mower deck, it’ll take you out into the wilderness as an off-road vehicle capable of towing 550-lbs; you can even switch into electronic mode to creep silently through the forest.
The Trident Iceni is British. It’s the world’s fastest and most fuel-efficient diesel sports car. 395 horsepower, 700 pound-feet of torque and a top speed of 190 MPH. And with the optional Trackpack performance upgrade, the Iceni is even more powerful than a Corvette Z06. It will run for 2000 miles on a single tank of diesel. Or BioDiesel. It will be available in the U.S. early 2015.
Sorry, the Craft Brewer system from BKON does not make craft beer in 60-seconds. It actually makes tea, coffee, and even cocktails using Reverse Atmospheric Infusion to extract complex flavors from your favorite coffees, teas, & fruits, delivering a high-tech yet somehow “crafted” beverage in just 1 minute. Albeit, a very expensive 1 minute.
High-end British audio specialist Naim builds sound systems for Bentley and also for your home. Their wireless streaming Muso system offers class-leading sound quality using 6 speakers & 6 75-watt amps, one for each driver. A 32-bit signal processor splits the music up & sends it to the best driver based on frequency for optimal quality and fidelity. The unit itself is made from a single block of aluminum. Available September 2014.