Does the world really need a luxury kayak made of carbon fiber, teak and trimmed with gold plated brass fittings? Probably not but you might. And if you do, well, here you go. The glossy, finely appointed Kayak 1 from McLellan Jacobs is built by the America’s Cup boat builders in New Zealand & is available in custom colors, materials, and finishes to suit your style.
Clearly inspired by the design of the Aston Martin Zagato, the latest creation from Italian boutique carmaker Fornasari is called the Gigi 311, a fully-custom performance GT that debuted at Geneva a few weeks back; not all the specs are out but we do know it will be powered by a 500HP American-made V8 and that you can order yours built in either all-aluminum or carbon-fiber.
With the new DesignLine TV from Philips, you don’t have to hire a team of installers to hang your flatscreen on some ridiculous mount. Available in 46- or 55-inch, the groundbreaking design is crafted using a single sheet of glass. Just lean it against the wall and you’re done. Available June 2013 starting in the UK.
If you survive to see your 160th birthday, you’ll celebrate, too. Swiss watchmaker Tissot is turning 160 and to make it special, they’ve created an anniversary timepiece. The Heritage Navigator Automatic is a remake of a model first made to commemorate their centenary back in 1953. Like all good designs, the styling of the classic chronometer looks just a good now as it did 50 years ago. Available November 2013.
From a distance, Porsche’s racetrack-ready 2014 911 GT3 looks a lot like last year’s model. But on closer inspection we see a re-designed rear fascia and a rear end that’s 2 inches wider to accommodate 20-inch wheels. There’s something else going on back there, too: active rear-wheel steering. Maybe this will keep the 475 horses from breaking loose.
Spyker is a high-end boutique automaker rising from the ashes of the Saab deathbed saga. And with Saab officially 6 feet under, Spyker got back to designing sick cars. The brand made a stunning return to the Geneva Auto Show this week, debuting their luxurious & aerodynamic B6 Venator, a mid-engine V6 coupe.
A Mercedes twin-turbo G-Wagen outfitted in full AMG spec is one serious SUV but when they add an extra axle and make the G63 into a lifted, 6-Wheel drive dune jumper, they’re joking, right? Apparently not. MB plans to produce 20-30 units of the new 6X6 this year.
For a compact point-and-shoot camera, Nikon’s 16.2MP Coolpix A camera produces images that look like they must have been shot with a pro-level SLR. That’s because this little guy has the same DX-format CMOS sensor used in Nikon’s professional line of D-SLR camera bodies.
The release of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith, a 624-horse V12 coupe, unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show is sure to drive the Bentley boys & their dad-style Flying Spur straight to the bar. The Wraith is loaded with leather, Canadel wood paneling and has nut to spare plus technology like a Satellite Aided Transmission that uses GPS to shift into the optimal gear as the road changes. Bottoms up, Bentley.