Apple just keeps dropping bombs: The next-gen MacBook Pro launched today. Apple’s VP Phil Schiller called the new laptop ‘without a doubt the very best computer that we’ve ever built.’ It’s got a super-sharp Retina display with a 2880 x 1800 resolution, it measures just 0.71-inches thick and weighs 4.46 pounds. The new display delivers higher contrast plus improved viewing angles and reduced glare. 7-hour battery life with 30-day standby. Other specs include 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Kepler GT 650M graphics, optional 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, & up to 768GB of SSD storage. It is shipping right now.
It’s been 30 years since Volkswagen unveiled their first Scirocco GTS, a raced-up version of their hatchback coupe. The Scirocco was scrapped in 1992 but re-born for the European market in 2008. To celebrate it’s dirty 30, VW has created a new GTS variant with a trick 210-horse turbo 4, flared side skirts, aluminum 18s, and some serious stripes. Too bad it won’t be rolling on U.S. roads.
Following the advancements in consumer electronics is a numbers game. In a nutshell: stuff keeps getting better. This new projector from Sony for instance, is the world’s first 4K home theater projector. It’s a huge leap: 4K means it’s about 4-times sharper than the standard 1080p HD. Basically, you’ll feel like you’re in the movie – not just watching it.
Apologies in advance to all you bigwigs who dropped 180K on the over-inflated Panamera – you bought the wrong car. This is the real Porsche. The 60th Anniversary 911 Club Coupe is due out this summer: a 430-horsepower pitbull sitting on 20-inch rims that whip it from 0-to-100 km/h in 4 flat. Rendered in Brewster Green paint with espresso leather, this small-batch run is limited to just 13 vehicles.
The HydroView is a remote-controlled underwater vehicle that allows you to explore the sea without ever getting wet. It has an onboard camera that will stream high quality video and photos wirelessly back to your iPad. But it’s not just for finding Nemo. You can use it to search for lost objects, inspect your anchor and boat hull, & confirm that you’re floating in areas safe for your vessel and passengers.
Aston Martin’s DB7, produced for a decade starting in ’94, was never much of a headturner. After all, it was cobbled together from leftover Jaguar parts. Its greatest strength was the big V12 motor. England’s Evanta Motors saw potential in the DB7 as a candidate for conversion into something cool. Their DB4 Zagato Evocation conversion puts the DB7 with its modern features like tiptronic shifting and airbags into a classic DB4 chassis for a look that is straight up classic.
Right out of the wrapper, Triumph’s Scrambler model is pretty sick. It’s packed with a classic-looking 865cc Paralles twin motor and a trim package made for on or off-road action. The beefed-up, modified custom you see here was built by two skillful European craftsmen for Germany’s annual summer Triumph festival called Tridays, and its classic grass-track race called the Rumble. Looks like a winner to us. Source
The prototype Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid is a rocket, boasting 770-horse power, a plastic monocoque body shell and crazy rear axle steering. This freakishly fast and futuristic machine is set to go on sale sometime in 2014, and will bear a price tag of nearly 1 million dollars.
The Bombers Collection from BRM Watches isn’t a bunch of run-of-the-mill, Swiss executive-dude timepieces. These watches have personality; they’ve got color. Styled to pay tribute to famous WWII fighter planes like the Spitfire, Mitsubishi Zero, and the P-51 Mustang, they feature aviation-inspired designs, and are built tough enough for a parachute drop behind enemy lines.