Wheelsandmore has just released new software upgrades for the Aston Martin DBS Leggera, each priced at $4,670. All of them boost the factory twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 engine to 818 hp and 760 lb-ft of torque, while no performance numbers have been revealed, the factory model does 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, while topping out at 211 mph. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Super Mario 64 Land has been released, and while it may not be a standalone game, this ROM Hack by Kaze Emanuar features a more linear design as well as more diversity with its level design. It boasts every power-up featured in the original and then some, complete with 130 stars spread across eight worlds, each of which with 5 to 6 playable levels. Read more for a teaser trailer and where to download it (click video description).
Designed by Poland-based Wojciech Morsztyn, the Ocean Community is basically a luxurious, solar-powered floating house, with the main goal to extend a city’s coastline. These structures would float no more than 800 meters from the city’s coastline, meaning that its residents would easily be able to commute back and forth. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
You could either buy a decent new car for $31,000, or this Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2L V12 pulled from a roadster that suffered a front end collision. The Murcielago Roadster employed a manually attached soft roof as a cover from adverse weather, but a warning on the windshield header advised the driver not to exceed 100 mph with the roof in place, since it was made of fabric. However, when not in use, it could be folded and fit into a leather bag supplied with the car in order to store it in the front compartment. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is essentially an experimental aircraft designed to demonstrate technology to reduce fuel use, emissions, and noise. It’s based on a twin-engined Tecnam P2006T (conventional light aircraft with four-seats), but with distributed electric propulsion (DEP) wings, each containing electrically driven propellers. Read more for a video and additional information.
Love traveling or just want to experience a 6-hour flight across the Atlantic in economy class? Airplane Mode, published by AMC and developed by Hosni Auji, should do the trick. It launches some time in 2020 and features include a chance of inclement weather / turbulence, possibility of bad/no WiFi access, an overhead reading light and complementary aircraft information card. Read more for a teaser trailer and additional information.
BMW Motorsport reveals their latest track-only model, the M2 CS Racing. Priced from €95,000 ($105,160), this compact racer draws power from an S55 2.9-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine producing between 280 hp – 365 hp depending on the Balance of Performance classification for racing and 405 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission from the M2 CS road car. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sennheiser’s HD 4.50 SE Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are great for the budget conscience, and can be picked up for $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $199.95. These minimalist-styled, closed-back, around-ear headset features Sennheiser NoiseGard active noise cancellation that lets you enjoy music, movies or phone calls in peace – everywhere, while aptX codex compatibility provides wireless freedom of movement as well as exceptional sound quality. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Emily Koford, a 20-year-old from Texas, almost slipped and fell at the Grand Canyon after accidentally stepping off a ledge. She was hiking at the Arizona attraction on Monday with her mom Erin when they went to a rock near the edge of the rim for a photo. Erin Koford was standing near the edge when Emily began backing up with the camera, still facing her mom, trying to get a full-body shot. Read more for a video showing what happened next.
The Range Rover Hunter, designed by Oliver Cattell-Ford, is an off-road supercar that needs to exist. Unlike other supercars, this one boasts variable ride height, which means that it can traverse just about any kind of terrain, especially since its wheel arches move independently from the body, thus the wheel gaps can be kept proper regardless of the ride height. Read more for a video and additional information.