You may not have heard of Mil-Spec Automotive, but they’re the one company bringing back the Hummer H1, and most recently, to Jay Leno’s Garage. These included a four-door satin black model as well as a soft-top one, both powered by a Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel generating 500 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, mated to Allison six-speed automatic transmissions. Other features include: new aftermarket wheels and an onboard air system which. Even more impressive, these can run on biofuel and achieve up to 20 mpg. Want one? Prices start at a whopping $218,000+. Read more for this week’s selection of fascinating images from around the web.
Samsung unveils “The Wall Luxury,” and luxurious it most certainly is. This gargantuan display boasts a maximum resolution of 8K and spans 292-inches diagonally from corner to corner. Unlike traditional displays, “The Wall Luxury” features self-emitting diodes with 100,000 hours of life, thus doubling as a “digital canvas” when turned off since users can switch on an Ambient Mode that can be used to show paintings, photographs and video art. There’s no pricing information available yet, but the company did say that you’ll be able to purchase one starting next month.
Priced at over $3-million, the Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 features a dual-tone exterior with plenty of carbon fiber bits, including special wheels that weigh in at just 14.7 lbs up front and 18.5 lbs out back, which help it tip the scales at just 2,910 lbs dry. In addition to the Light Speed Transmission, it’s still powered by the factory twin-turbocharged 5.0L V8 engine generating 1,252 HP and 1,106 lb-ft, while topping out at 300 mph. Read more for a how it’s made video, additional pictures and information.
At a staggering $4,781,360, this used Mansory Centuria just might be the strangest (or coolest) looking Bugatti Chiron that we’ve seen yet. Featuring a carbon rear diffuser, wing, custom wheels, side skirts, front wheel arch louvers, headlight surrounds, and the hood. Unfortunately, the roof scoop is just purely for aesthetics purposes, and not used to cool its monstrous 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. Read more for an in-depth video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: NASA via Peta Pixel
NASA announced yesterday that they’ll open the International Space Station to expanded commercial activities, including space tourism. Now, they estimate a trip will cost a private astronaut around $58 million, with additional estimated $35,000 charges for each day spent aboard the space station. Two paying space tourists could begin visits of up to 30 days as soon as 2020, and possibly shoot amazing photos of Earth. Read more for two additional videos and information.
Photo credit: Jente Willems Photography
Another day, another electric motorcycle, and this time, it’s the Sarolea x Mighty Machines MM.01. Featuring a carbon fiber chassis with orange accents, it offers 120kW of power, or approximately 163 hp, and a driving range of 205 miles on a full charge. WAIZU, an artificial intelligence automotive platform created by Google, ML6 from Ghent, and Sarolea, controls the bike, enabling it to achieve a 0-62mph time of 3-seconds flat. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Compass Pools
UK-based Compass Pools has proposed the world’s first 360° infinity pool atop the 55-story Infinity London skyscraper. In addition to the breathtaking views from all angles, the pool’s walls and floor are completely transparent, so you’ll be able to view the skyline even when swimming. It’s made of cast acrylic and a built-in anemometer monitors windspeeds, while a a digitally-controlled building management system ensures optimal water temperature. Read more for two additional pictures and information.
BMW introduces the first-ever 2020 M8 lineup ($133,000+ coupe / $142,000+ convertible), including sleek M8 Competition models ($146,000+) powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 generating 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in just three seconds. For those who like open-top cruising, there’s the standard 600 hp convertible, but without the stiffer springs, 15.5-inch front brakes with six-piston calipers, and optional 15.75-inch carbon ceramic brakes found in the Competition models. Read more for two additional videos, pictures and information.
Gordon Murray has just announced the T.50, the spiritual successor to the McLaren F1, and describes it as “the purest, lightest, most driver-focused supercar ever built.” This 2,160-pound vehicle will be powered by a naturally-aspirted 3.9L V12 engine, positioned between the two axles, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, generating 650 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Even more impressive, the Cosworth-developed motor will be able to rev to 12,100 rpm, making it “the highest-revving engine ever used in a production car.” Read more for the announcement video and additional information
The Novitec N-Largo Ferrari 812 Superfast is designed to be a street-legal race car, starting with its carbon widebody kit on the exterior, which adds a 5.5-inches of width at the rear axle and 2.75 inches on the front axle for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The 6.5L V12 engine is now tuned to generate 829 hp at 8,750 rpm and 554 lb-ft at 7,300 rpm, enabling it to sprint from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and top out at 214 mph. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.