The European auto media has been holding its breath awaiting the first glimpse of Audi’s partnership with legendary Netherlands’ race car designer Joop Donkervoort. Now, after nearly three years of development, the Donkervoort D8 GTO just hit the web. It’s an open-wheel, open-roof slot car that packs Audi’s 2.5-liter R5 TFSI motor. The power to weight ratio makes this thing dangerous. Street legal, just barely.
If you dream of taking an epic mission by motorcycle, the roadtrip experts at Harley-Davidson’s Authorized Tours can steer you in the right direction. They offer fully-supported global tours: Europe, Africa, Route 66, Australia and beyond. Now you know.
Being an audiophile technically is a kind of perversion, so you creeps who know about McIntosh amps will be feeling warm and weird right now. The McIntosh mantle clock is a tribute to the design and styling of the brand’s classic stereo amps, using the same faceplates, meters, and trippy blue lights. Looks like it’s time to rock-and-roll.
Custom bike culture is big in Australia and Destino Custom Garage is one of the country’s best builders. They take stock, boring metric cruisers and turn them into works of rideable art like what you see here. One of only four made (and sold by invitation only) the Samurai is built off an unnamed 1100-cc powerplant and absolutely dripping with custom fabbed parts. Source
Bring a bit of the great outdoors right into your home. These tables from mth woodworks combine the raw, organic look of real, salvaged cedarwood tree stumps with the smooth, modern lines of a resin tabletop. Custom shapes, sizes and colors are available.
We’ve been wondering when Beemer would unveil its own 4-door coupe; its answer to the Mercedes CLS and Porsche’s pumped-up Panamera. That time is apparently 2013, when the German automaker will ship its new Gran Coupe 650i, a big, wide, 300 horsepower executive-class battleship.
This elegant app-driven countertop coffee maker will brew you up a mean cappuccino with the touch of a button—actually an icon on your smartphone. Of course you’ll have to remodel your entire kitchen to install this water, milk, and coffee dispensing miracle, but that’s the price you pay for convenience.
Even if you’re an avid player you might not realize at first that Bronze Bones is a set of dominos. Their design is totally unique and artistic. American-made from heavy black bronze, these dominos can also be used as weapons if you suspect your opponent is cheating.
Why dump cash into bolt-on performance upgrades and cheap body kits for your Civic or Subaru when you can buy a car that does a hundred MPH right out of the wrapper? We wonder. Traxxas’ high performance XO-1 model is the fastest 1/7th scale RC car out there, it hits 100 in under 5 seconds. No modifications needed.
In addition to the safety of a full head-to-toe leather motorcycling suit, the officially-licensed Stormtrooper and Shadowtrooper suits from Hollywood replica-masters Universal Design, will also serve as a prize-winning Halloween costume for the rest of your life.