Photo credit: Samuele Errico Piccarini
The Maserati MC20 (Maserati Corse 2020) is an upcoming two-seater, mid-engined sports car that is getting a racing variant alongside the standard model, but what if they made a Targa version? The Maserati GranTurismo Targa Concept by designer Samuele Errico Piccarini shows us just that. The automaker did say they are developing a fully electric powertrain, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes an option in the near future. Read more for additional pictures.
GSD Group partnered with world famous architecture firm Gensler to unveil their video game-inspired Atari Hotels with the first two hotels opening in Las Vegas. These resorts will blend the past, present, and future of video games as well as entertainment for a destination that offers guests a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience. Guests can enjoy the latest video games, immersive entertainment, browse exclusive Atari Hotels merchandise, and coolest of all, play in retro-style gaming arcades. Read more for a video news report, additional pictures and information.
Created by Italian architect Fabio Vinella in collaboration with furniture company Hi-Interiors, the HiBed is a smart bed unlike any other that you’ve seen. Not only does it come equipped with a 4K projector and 70-inch theater screen, but also an integrated sound system as well as invisible speakers. For added convenience, there’s dimmable lighting, an adjustable base, motorized blackout curtains, voice control and the most important part, a functional WiFi connection. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Canada-based INKAS unveiled their latest creation, the VIP Mobile Office, based on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 van, and it might be the most luxurious yet. Customers will be able to customize it to their needs, with options like bulletproof panels / glass, CCTV, a 360-degree surveillance camera, military-grade air filtration systems, cell signal jammers and lots more. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
At $270,192 USD, the KTM X-Bow GTX is a track-only supercar that weighs just 2,310-pounds, thanks to a carbon fiber body. It’s powered by an Audi-sourced 2.5L twin-turbocharged five-cylinder engine producing 523 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Holinger MF sequential 6-speed transmission with an electrically operated gear shifter. What really stands out is its ‘Jetfighter Canopy,’ which is essentially a one-piece ‘Plexiglass’ canopy with separately opening glass doors on both sides. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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What’s so special about Pininfarina? Well, for those who aren’t auto enthusiasts, they are basically an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder that have designed vehicles for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot, Fiat, GM, Lancia, Maserati as well as for emerging companies in the Asian market with Chinese manufactures like AviChina, Chery, Changfeng, Brilliance, JAC and VinFast. They’ve also designed some of the most beautiful high-speed trains, buses, trams, rolling stocks, automated light rail cars, people movers, yachts, airplanes, and private jets. Read more for additional pictures of what a Pininfarina eSUV could look like.
To celebrate the success of BMW driver Marco Wittmann winning the drivers’ title, the automaker launched a limited edition M4 DTM Champion Edition. MANHART managed to get their hands on one of these and transformed it into the one-off MH4 GTR. The most notable upgrade is the tuned 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine, which now outputs 698 hp and 723 lb-ft of torque, mated to a reinforced 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Aston Martin collaborated with S3 Architecture to design the British luxury car manufacturer’s first private residential estate in New York’s Hudson Valley, Sylvan Rock. Located on a large 55-acre wooded plot, located just two hours from Manhattan, the massive compound combines health and wellness, multi-functional “pods” and sustainability with the true luxury of space, privacy, as well as self-contained living. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Caviar has been releasing luxurious versions of famous smartphones since the iPhone X, and their latest creation is of Apple’s yet to be announced iPhone 12 Pro. This special Apple 1 Edition was modeled after the original computer from 1976. Featuring a natural wood shell identical to the Apple I, a “Hello World” program, matching keypad, and even a piece of the original motherboard. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
This is not an early April Fools’ Day joke, the California mansion made famous by the external shots featured in the 1990-1996 sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is being listed on Airbnb by star Will Smith. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sitcom, a few lucky guests will be able to book one of five available nights at the “Freshest Los Angeles Mansion Around” and get to spend a night in a wing of the home that has been decked out in the famous 1990s style favored by Smith’s character. Read more for a house tour, additional pictures and information.