Here’s a first look at the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first helicopter from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters. This luxurious aircraft comes equipped with a range of four interior and exterior designs generated by Aston Martin and are modeled after the automaker’s high performance bespoke luxury cars. Each one of these special edition helicopters will have a plaque included on the instrument panel to denote the partnership logos, the registration of the aircraft, the edition number and the owner’s name, should they wish to have it included. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Thierry Dricot
Belgium-based custom carmaker Krugger has unveiled its latest creation: the Krugger FD. This open-top speedster only has a single seat, and is based on the ‘streamline’ Art Deco design philosophy from the 1930s. It was commissioned by two businessmen – François Fornieri and André Dupont – and took approximately three years to complete. As you might have already guessed, the letters FD stand for the clients’ surname initials. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Katsuya. Taira StudioREM / Fujiwaramuro Architects
Tokyo design studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has revealed their latest project, a geometric residence for a family located in port city Takamatsu, a Japanese province of Kagawa, that looks to be straight from a Blade Runner movie. Spanning 2,195-square-feet of living space over three floors, the owner wanted to showcase his Maserati GranTurismo, so they built a glass wall to showcase the automobile for the interior. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Modern House SPB
It’s only a matter of time until a wealthy Tesla Cybertruck owner commissions an architect to design a luxurious mansion modeled after the futuristic vehicle, and Russian design firm Modern House has just unveiled their version. Called the “Cyberhouse,” this structure is basically a two-level, 3,230 square foot home that boasts armored windows, steel gates that double as a working drawbridge, and most importantly, a dedicated Cybertruck parking space, complete with an elevator. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Real estate mogul and entrepreneur Manny Khosbin is a fan of collecting one-off vehicles, and the world’s first Bugatti x Hermès Chiron is his latest addition. It took three years from designing to the actual build, and every surface has been covered in Hermès Craie, complete with grille inserts with the Hermès H monogram. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
Ford is most certainly synonymous with trucks, but the F-650 Super Duty is one you may not have known existed. It’s essentially a medium-duty commercial truck first introduced in 2000 and designed for towing, heavy hauling, and use in construction. Ford manufactures the F-650 in Mexico through a joint venture with Navistar International named Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC. In other words, they’re built in a Navistar factory with an International truck frame, using Ford cabs and non-International engines (Caterpillar and Cummins diesels; Ford gasoline). Read more for an up-close look at this monstrous vehicle.
Unlike a standard motorcycle, the Lazareth La Moto Volante (LMV) 496 can transition from road model to flying mode at the push of a button. When driving on the streets, power comes from an all-electric powertrain good for a 62-mile range and once you hit the button, its wheels hydraulically move from their upright orientation to a horizontal one before the four jet turbines start rumbling. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Oceanco collaborated with stylist Gina Brennan, Lateral Naval Architects & Engineering, Pelorus, and award-winning Timur Bozca Design to create Esquel, a superyacht that doubles as an expedition vessel. Despite looking like a Star Wars ship, it’s designed for extensive cruising to remote regions and at 345-feett long, no luxury was spared. Boasting a flexible layout that can be adapted to house multi-purpose cabins, first response units, seminar areas, and research offices. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The McLaren Elva may not have a windshield, but it can still keep insects from getting in your teeth. How? It uses the “McLaren Active Air Management System,” which deflects air around the passenger compartment in order to create a bubble that those pesky bugs won’t be able to get through. This system activates at speeds up to 25 mph where airflow and overall noise are high to create a comfort zone over the occupants and can be turned off while track driving so that the air channeled through the nose is sent to the engine instead. Read more for an up-close look video and additional information.
At $1.7-million, the 2020 EarthRoamer XV-HD expedition vehicle should be called a luxury apartment on wheels. It’s based on a 4WD Ford F-750 chassis powered by a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine generating 330 horsepower and 725 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle measures 35 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and 13.2 feet tall, complete with 12 inches of ground clearance. It’ll capable of carrying 115 gallons of diesel, 250 gallons of fresh water, 125 gallons of gray water, 125 gallons of black water, and comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery array that can store 20 kWh of energy, along with its roof-mounted solar-power system rated at 2100 watts. Read more for a video tour and additional information.