The Master & Dynamic MW07s are highly rated wireless earphones, but would you pay a premium for a Louis Vuitton branded version? If so, then these are just for you. At $995, they feature custom 10mm high-performance Beryllium drivers that are good for up to 3.5 hours of continuous playback on a full charge. Besides the Louis Vuitton signature “LV” initials, it does come with a fancier-looking charging case. Read more for pictures of the Horizon version and additional information.
Sleek and stylish, the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S now features the wider body adopted from the previous generation 911 Carrera 4 and GTS models. Its flat-six 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine generates 443 horsepower, with power being delivered by a new 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. All this power means it’s capable of hitting 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, and tops out at a blistering 191 mph. Complementing the increase in engine performance, the PASM Sport Suspension boasts stiffer springs and sway bars as well as a 0.39 inch (10 mm) lower ride height. On the outside, significantly wider wheel housings arch over large 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels while flush integration of the electric door handles extend outward when needed to keep a smooth side contour. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Startup Orion Span plans to launch its “Aurora Station” space hotel in late 2021 and begin accommodating guests by 2022. One caveat: a 12-day stay aboard Aurora Station will cost you at least $9.5 million. Still, compared to trips taken by other orbital tourists who have paid anywhere between $20 million – $40 million each time, this is still relatively affordable to the wealthy. (These private missions were brokered by the Virginia-based company Space Adventures and employed Russian Soyuz spacecraft and rockets.) “We are launching the first-ever affordable luxury space hotel,” said Orion Span founder and CEO Frank Bunger. Read more for another video and additional information.
Nike on Tuesday revealed Adapt BB, lace-less sneakers that can be adjusted on the fly using a mobile app, and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will be the first to wear these in an NBA game. Instead of laces, each shoe sports a “custom motor and gear train” that senses tension and then automatically adjusts to fit snugly around the foot. To loosen or tighten them, simply touch two buttons located on the side of the shoe or slide use the app. “Being one of the first athletes to wear the shoe and being picked as a representative of the future of Nike basketball means a lot. That the app allows the ability to put the shoe on and touch the button, change the colors, see the percentage on the battery…it’s just cool,” said Tatum. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The ultra sleek 2020 Lexus RC F and Track Edition have just hit the NAIAS 2019 show floor, complete with a few upgrades over its predecessors. The Track Edition includes: Brembo-sourced carbon ceramic brakes and lightweight 19-inch forged BBS wheels. Both models sport a 5.0-liter V8 engine generating 472 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 time of under 4-seconds. You can select from either an Ultra White or Matte Nebula Gray exterior colors, while a red leather interior with red carbon-fiber accents comes standard. Read more for an up-close video and additional information.
The Munsters fans rejoice! Stern Pinball, Inc. announced today the availability of a new line of pinball machines celebrating the iconic American TV sitcom. Featuring Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot and Grandpa, players will be transported to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, joining the entire family on this haunted pinball adventure. It will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (above) models, all with stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art. The Limited Edition – only 500 units available worldwide – includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass, anti-reflection pinball glass, shaker motor, exclusive custom art blades, a custom autographed bottom arch, a sequentially numbered plaque, and exclusive custom casket-themed cabinet artwork. Read more for pictures of the Pro and Premium models as well as additional information.
Yes, Louis Vuitton also makes smartwatches. The next-generation LV Tambour Horizon smartwatch, running Wear OS, will now be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip, which was designed in collaboration between Qualcomm and Google. What does this mean for the device? Improved battery life, or in other words a full day’s worth of power with the screen on, and an additional five days in low-power mode displaying just the time. One caveat: it will set you back at least $2,490. Read more for a hands-on video review of the previous generation and additional information.
When is a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, not just an off-road vehicle? When tuning shop Wild Boar / Exotic Custom Motorsports gets their hands on one. Their custom 2017 Wrangler Rubicon 6×6 is now powered by a supercharged Hellcat-sourced V8 engine generating 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, in place of the standard 3.7L V6. Suspension wise, it’s been given a 5-inch lift and massive 35-inch tires to tackle any off-road obstacle it encounters. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Mechanic Jeff David from Victoria Australia spent 1,800-hours and $300,000 building a homemade hypercar, and it’s officially known as the “Quantum GP700”. It’s claimed to be worth $700,000 now and can accelerate from 0-60mph in a very impressive 2.6 seconds, thanks to a supercharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 700 hp and 482 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed Holinger sequential gearbox. The top speed is limited to 174 mph, but you won’t need to go any faster at the track, especially with its ability to corner up to 2.5 Gs at 112 mph. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
In case of a zombie apocalypse, or just any natural disaster, you’ll want to be in a 2019 Earth Roamer XV-LTS expedition vehicle, which is built on a four-wheel drive, turbo diesel, Ford F-550 chassis, powered by a 6.7L turbo diesel V8 engine. The camper is a one-piece molded design with no seams to leak or fail structurally, thus creating a stronger and more reliable living space. It uses non-polluting solar power and a large battery bank to power highly efficient appliances and lighting. Read more for a detailed video tour, additional pictures and information.