Aston Martin’s latest hand-built thoroughbred is called the Vanquish. Its 183 mile-per-hour 6-liter, V12 power plant enables it to vanquish the competition but this car is really all about elegance & luxury. Bold, flowing body lines; carbon fiber trims, an advanced “infotainment” system and an interior hand-stitched from seven full leather hides, leaves no question that this is truly a GT worthy of the legendary Aston Martin emblem.
The term disposable income was coined for stuff like this. It’s a 1:6 scale Hughes MD 500 helicopter but it’s not an RC toy you can fly. It’s a ceiling fan with carbon fiber blades designed by Italian artist Raffaele Iannello.
So it looks like some sort of luxury life raft and in a way it is. If you live to barbecue. It’s a real boat with a built-in BBQ designed for dining with up to 10 adults and powered by an electric motor. The threat of having to swim ashore will keep your dinner guests on their best behavior during your cruise.
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.