The Slingshot rolls on 3 wheels but that’s where similarities to the the Can-Am Spyder end. Polaris’ new 173-horse roadster is not some snowmobile with wheels; it’s more car than cycle; powered by a 2.4-liter GM Ecotec motor with passengers sitting side-by-side at a road-hugging 5-inches off the road.
Remember the Porsche Cayenne? Well, it appears Porsche finally has, too. For the release of four new Cayenne models, they’ve updated the front-end & rear-end styling and ditched the base model for 2015, offering an upgraded Cayenne Diesel, the Cayenne S, a new S E-Hybrid and the top-of-the-line Cayenne Turbo.
Upon its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung’s 105-inch curved-screen 4K UHD TV became the biggest & sharpest TV of its kind available. While most 4K displays offer a 16:9 aspect ratio & 8 million pixels clarity, this one boasts a 21:9 aspect & 11 million pixels for brighter, clearer images. Now it can be yours for an insane price.
It takes a musician’s ear to discern between the warm, fuzzy analog synthesizer sound of say Kraftwerk or the Pet Shop Boys & today’s high-tech digital synths. But the team behind the Modulus 002 has that ear & used it to create this next-gen polysynth; combining new technology with that old analog magic, it produces 12 polyphonic voices & more than 50 different waveforms for classic tones in a modern package.
When the V12 Vantage Roadster is released later this year, it will be Aston Martin’s speediest & fastest accelerating roadster ever. The 6-liter V12 puts out 565 horses, that goes zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds; upshift a few more gears & you’ll be going 200-mph with the top down.
Handmade in Texas, the Chimney Box is an outdoor fireplace that’s built to last. Constructed using heavy gauge steel, its triangular teepee-shaped design reflects heat better and makes it easier to light & clean out than a chiminea or firebowl. Integrated wheels & a cool-touch handle make it easy to move when the wind changes direction.
Most electric skateboards weigh as much as an electric bicycle. But the Boosted Board weighs only 15 pounds. It’s powered by 2000-watts, the equivalent of 2.6 horsepower traveling its nearly 6-mile range at speeds up to 20MPH.
Just two years ago Dolby unveiled its next-level Atmos surround sound technology in select theaters. Atmos supports 128 individual audio tracks and up to 64 unique speaker feeds, bringing you into the action like never before. And now Pioneer has created 3 Atmos-ready home speaker systems offering a variety of speaker types and sizes as well as amps and an app for creating your custom configuration. Pricing below reflects a complete system. Individual components will be available. Availability TBA.
The whole backstory on the creation of this new chronograph from TAG is too complicated to bother explaining here. Suffice to say it involves auto racing. And that explains the tire tread pattern on the rubber strap that surrounds its 43mm case. It’s powered by a CH1887 movement and features black gold finish on the hands. Available September 2014.