Just when you thought the 2019 Rolls-Royce Phantom couldn’t look any more sleek, Japanese tuner Wald International reveals the Black Bison Editon. In addition to the matte black paint job, the luxury sedan boasts a redesigned front bumper with an integrated spoiler, large air intakes, and chrome trim, while the rear bumper sports a massive diffuser, thick exhaust finishers, as well as a mesh finish. If its anything like the company’s previous Rolls-Royce offerings, you can expect to shell out upwards of $35K+ for the package. Read more for additional pictures and a bonus video.
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Apple’s rumored to be working on a folding iPhone set for release some time next year, but Russia-based Caviar wanted to give fans some type of idea what a luxury version of that device could look like. Introducing the tri-fold iPhone Z, complete with five different modes: Selfie, Tablet, Laptop, Screen, and Telephone mode. When folded, users can make calls on the 6.6-inch (20: 9 aspect ratio) display, but when opened, a 10.4-inch (3:2 aspect ratio) screen is revealed. Other features include a dual front camera setup with a Face ID dot projector and a rear triple camera system, along with an in-display Touch ID sensor. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 S Coupe have been revealed ahead of the NY Auto Show, both sporting new headlight / taillight designs, an AMG grille, an updated sports exhaust, a matte gray paint option, as well as a fresh set of optional 21-inch wheels. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged V-8 in the GLC 63 that generates 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, while the S gets 503 hp and 516 lb-ft, mated to a nine-speed automatic, meaning 0–60 mph times of 3.8 seconds and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Read more for an in-depth video, additional pictures and information.
The origami-inspired Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony television is designed to fold away to reduce its visual presence. It consists of the display and two rotating speaker units that conceal the screen by lowering it behind behind them. At the push of a button, the speakers fold outwards and the display rises up into its viewing position. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Entrepreneur Daria Radionova wanted her Lamborghini Aventador SVJ to really stand out and a simple body kit or paint job just wasn’t going to cut it. So, she decided to have a shop cover her supercar in roughly 2-million Swarovski crystals, and it took a team about 700-hours to complete. Let’s just say it attracted quite the crowd in London. She didn’t say how much it cost, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the job cost as much as the vehicle itself, or possibly even more. Read more for two videos and additional information.
You might have visited, or at least seen in countless movies, France’s iconic Louvre, but today, Airbnb announced that the museum will be transformed into a magical home for one night. That’s right, one lucky winner and their guest will be able to sleep under the Louvre’s iconic glass Pyramid in a specially built “mini-pyramid” designed to celebrate the building’s 30th anniversary. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information for your chance at staying in this one-night experience.
The United Nations has just unveiled Oceanix, a futuristic floating city that can hold thousands of residents, and is built to withstand natural disasters like floods, tsunamis, as well as hurricanes. In other words, the city would essentially be a collection of hexagonal platforms, and the six villages should be able to comfortably house up to 10,000 people. However, you won’t find any garbage trucks, but instead pneumatic trash tubes that would transport garbage to a sorting station, where it could be identified and repurposed. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Nomad Vanz specializes in creating adventure vehicles that not only go anywhere, but can double as a mobile home in case of emergency or even a zombie apocalypse. Many of their creations are based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and they all can be fitted with modern interiors, extreme cold and heat resistant, UV-proofed, and all the amenities – kitchenette, bed, etc. – you’d expect from a comfortable living space. Read more for five more cool adventure vehicles that double as mobile homes.
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Priced from $465K, the GXV Patagonia Expedition Vehicle is perfect for the zombie apocalypse, and offers all the amenities you’d expect from a luxurious mobile home. You can choose from Kenworth, Mercedes, and Unimog chassis, complete with a body made from insulated fiberglass-reinforced panels. One the inside, you’ll find a full-sized kitchenette, queen-sized bed, dining table, and bathroom. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Ferrari’s first and only P80/C is touted as “Hero Car” that was inspired by two greats from the automaker’s past: the 330 P3/P4 and the Dino 206 S. Commissioned in 2015, this one-off supercar is based on the 488 GT3 not just for its performance, but also the longer wheelbase, which enabled designers greater freedom, especially from the front, with the P80/C sporting a sharp, wedge-like design, complete with a mean front splitter. “At the client’s request, the car was designed with a dual soul: a racing set-up, which includes quite a showy carbon-fiber wing and 18-inch single-nut wheels, and an exhibition package complete with 21-inch wheels but devoid of aerodynamic appendages, to highlight the purity of its forms,” said Ferrari. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.