The Trident Iceni is British. It’s the world’s fastest and most fuel-efficient diesel sports car. 395 horsepower, 700 pound-feet of torque and a top speed of 190 MPH. And with the optional Trackpack performance upgrade, the Iceni is even more powerful than a Corvette Z06. It will run for 2000 miles on a single tank of diesel. Or BioDiesel. It will be available in the U.S. early 2015.
Sorry, the Craft Brewer system from BKON does not make craft beer in 60-seconds. It actually makes tea, coffee, and even cocktails using Reverse Atmospheric Infusion to extract complex flavors from your favorite coffees, teas, & fruits, delivering a high-tech yet somehow “crafted” beverage in just 1 minute. Albeit, a very expensive 1 minute.
High-end British audio specialist Naim builds sound systems for Bentley and also for your home. Their wireless streaming Muso system offers class-leading sound quality using 6 speakers & 6 75-watt amps, one for each driver. A 32-bit signal processor splits the music up & sends it to the best driver based on frequency for optimal quality and fidelity. The unit itself is made from a single block of aluminum. Available September 2014.
This is no Mini Winnie, the UEV-440 is a camper built like a war wagon: think river crossings and jungle bushwacking. Bombproof. It’s also luxurious, featuring AC, kitchen, a DVD player, and hot showers powered by a diesel hot water system.
Designed like a classic teardrop camper, these new convertible campers from Canada’s Safari Condo company feature the low, compact dimensions that makes towing a teardrop easier but once parked, they pop-up. The added vertical space is made of windows that bring in light while keeping it light enough for car towing. Two models are available.
Lytro’s Light Field camera technology works differently than regular cameras. Instead of a 2D image, it captures the entire light field, enabling users to adjust focus after the shot is taken, change the image perspective, turn images to 3D, and add Living Filters to create amazing images. The new Illum model is available for pre-order now.
Despite all the shiny, snorkel-equipped SUVs you see on the freeways, surprisingly few ever even get dirty, let alone cross a body of water larger than a puddle. That’s not the case with this amphibious 4X4 from Dutch off-roaders Amfibious Transport. This waterhog is built for performance on land as well as water built around the proven Toyota Land Cruiser body & motor. It drives just like you’d expect on land but cruises along steadily at 8-MPH on the water, no matter how deep it gets.
Build after new build, Copenhagen’s Wrenchmonkee garage continues to push custom bike design blending fresh ideas with classic looks. Their latest is an ’05 Triumph Thruxton turned scrambler that features a mix of vintage parts, Italian hardware, & ridiculous attention to detail. via
This is not your run-of-the-mill shed. The Tetra Shed is a modern, modular, multi-use shelter/space that you build yourself. Constructed from a plywood core that comes flat-packed, the 28-sq. foot interior features programmable under-floor heating and LED lighting. How you configure & use it is up to you: sauna, kiosk, or secret hideout. You can even join a few together to create a small house.
This week at the New York Auto Show, Audi unveils their upgraded RS7. The Dynamic Edition is a pumped up version of the already sporty sedan that will feature a more powerful 560-horse twin-turbo motor, Dynamic Ride Control suspension, plus red brake calipers & black valcona honeycomb-stitched leather sport seats with crimson red seatbelts.