On the outside, the 2013 Shelby GT500 looks only slightly updated. It’s got that familiar steroid-pumped muscularity but where the real upgrades have been made are in performance. You can look up the whole spec sheet but we just want to inform you this thing will do 200 miles per hour off the lot. Ponder that number for a moment.
Honda’s Civic and Insight hybrids are doing nothing to evolve the hybrid car from its current status as the dorky weakling of the freeway. But Honda is the first to introduce a hybrid snowblower. Like the cars, a gas engine charges back-up batteries for the electric drivetrain however, unlike the cars, this thing looks like it’s actually got some nuts. Source
Did you ever think you’d fall in love with a naked streetfighter? Well, that could possibility now be realized. The 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 is the latest release from Italy’s most direct Triumph triple rival. The small yet power-packed 3-cylinder 675 motor gives this bike better handling than its British counterpart, the Street Triple R and it’s also a bit cheaper.
Bask in the warm glow of a backyard fire without feeling like you’re on a camping trip. Modfire’s outdoor fireplace has a sleek, modern form made of 14-gauge steel that won a Dwell Magazine design award. It comes in a rainbow of colors and can burn wood, propane, and natural gas.
Sometimes it seems like upcycled and repurposed materials are little more than marketing fluff to make ugly products appeal to your guilty-conscience consumerism. But now new stuff made from old stuff is starting to look quite nice. LA-based designer Stephen Kenn creates fine furnishings using repurposed military surplus materials. Perfect for the man room or bachelor’s den.
The 2012 Ducati 1199 Piangale isn’t really a recreational machine. It’s more of an off-the-lot racer. This new model packs 20 more horses and weighs 20 pounds less than the current 1198 model. The combination of a 360lb. curb weight and 195 horsepower translates to speed that will peel your face off. Surprisingly, the anti-lock braking system is optional. Hold on tight.
Motorcyclists are rightfully skeptical of the electrics. Most are underpowered, have limited range, and above all, they look weird. But that’s all changing. Case in point, The Volta BCN, which will hit the showroom in 2012. It’s got lots of torque, 70km range and actually looks like a motorcycle. Sweet!
By now we know better than to expect American automakers to produce a small car that any of us want to drive. But, the partnership between Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat brand looks promising. The Fiat 500 Abarth will soon be imported to the states and this little jellybean rips. It’ll pack a snappy 1.4 liter turbo and, as you can see, a rather aggressive look.
The “sport” part in the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport means that instead of going full mid-life, you were a good “sport” and compromised. Instead of buying a blown vintage coupe you got an executive slash family car that makes you feel cool for your age.
The D-Lux 5 is a peerless, high-powered digital point-and-shoot from Leica, makers of the world’s best cameras. Technically, this new Titanium model is the same as the black one, just sexier and a little bit lighter.