When it comes to products made by the ever-insatiable Lamborghini, we have seen a number of electronics that have nothing to do with cars, and now they are adding another one. The newest product getting added to the already long list is a cigarette designed by KT&G (Korea Tomorrow and Ginseng), the leading tobacco manufacturer in South Korea. Yeah, we said cigarette. The new Lamborghini cigarette will be released on April 18, 2012 and will be priced at 2,700 Won (about $2.37 at the current exchange rates) each.
The Lamborghini cigarette has been under development for the past three years to target both the domestic and overseas markets. Let’s just hope that people won’t start smoking just to stay faithful to the Lamborghini brand.
"The new cigarette has been made of top-of-the-notch materials and has been designed as a premium product with a global brand value."
Does anyone else think this is getting a little absurd?
The going price for a Ferrari 250 GTO, at least in the auction market, has a base of seven figures. That means that if you have plans of owning one, you need to have a pretty deep set of pockets.
But if finances are a question, you can still own something akin to a 250 GTO, except that instead of the actual classic Ferrari, you’ll be going home with a set of cufflinks.
Courtesy of GTO London, the gentleman’s accessory specialist, the Ferrari 250 GTO Barrel Ignition Cufflinks are probably the next best thing to owning an actual Ferrari 350 GTO. The cufflinks have been expertly hand-crafted and engineered to the finest detail, even featuring GTO London’s precisely-engineered signature cuff anchor mechanism.
In addition to the cufflinks, GTO London is also offering a slew of other items as part of their ‘Accensione’ collection. If cufflinks aren’t your thing, you can opt for a key fob and tie pin that has been designed to look like a Ferrari 250 GTO ignition. All these items, according to GTO London, are created from sterling silver, or, in some cases, with touches of Real Ferrari Metal.
And unlike an actual 250 GTO, owning these accessories won’t cost you a fortune. The Ignition Cufflinks retail at £245, which is north of $600 based on current exchange rates. As for the tie pin, that sells for £115 ($390) while the fob sells for £155 pounds ($390).
Over the past few days, we’ve seen a lot of crossover products from partnerships between automakers and various other companies.
Not one to be left out in the cold, Aston Martin wants to keep our feet warm and stylish, thanks to its new collaboration with John Lobb to create the ultimate lightweight driver’s shoe.
Did we expect anything less from two of Britain’s finest?
The special Winner Sport shoe, which was co-designed by Aston Martin’s Director of Design Marek Reichman and John Lobb’s Creative Director Andrés Hernández, is as sleek and aerodynamic as it’s being billed to be. It’s made from full-grain calfskin and lined with supple sheepskin. Soft padding was added at the ankle to ensure maximum comfort while metallic eyelets that have been punched with a wheel of fine holes reflect the style and language of the British automaker. Lastly, the Winner Sport shoe also comes with a specially-engineered bonded rubber sole that wraps beneath the shoe, ensuring a style of sleekness and a sporting feel that few other shoes can match.
More than just the technology and expertise used in building the shoe, Winner Sport also comes in a wide palette of color combinations, including Graphite Grey, Winter Wheat, Frost White, and Saddle Tan, all of which are made with the Sporty Stratos White rubber sole. Likewise, Storm Black, Bitter Chocolate, Westminster Green, and Aurora Blue color schemes are made with Racy Fire Red rubber soles. Each color also comes with red and white laces.
The Winner Sport shoe is set to drop at selected John Lobb and Aston Martin stores on May 12, 2012. Leading up to that, the shoe will be previewed at the opening of the new Aston Martin W-One Store in London’s Park Lane and at John Lobb Jermyn Street this March.
Two heavyweights from their respective industries are collaborating on a special edition time piece that should have auto enthusiasts and watch collectors stand up and take notice.
Italian automaker Maserati and Italian luxury goods retailer Bulgari have joined forces to build the rather flashy and extravagant Octo Maserati timepiece.
The Octo name of the timepiece lends itself to its octagonal shape, which has been enclosed in a steel case that measures 45mm in diameter. Among the striking features of the watch include a scratchproof sapphire crystal, a transparent caseback with the famous Maserati Trident logo, a brushed steel feel with a tachometric scale, a hand-applied octagonal inner bezel ring, a blue-lacquered dial, and a mechanical Calibre GG780 Haute Horlogerie movement.
There’s no word yet on how much the Octo Maserati timepiece will cost, but you only need to look at the two companies - Maserati and Bulgari - that are responsible for this watch to determine that it’s going to cost you a lot more than just a pretty penny.
Have you noticed that there are tons of gadgets inspired by the coolest sports cars lately? For example, Vertu has announced the new Constellation Quest Ferrari - a new luxury smartphone inspired by the Ferrari 458 Italia. The phone has been designed in cooperation with Ferrari Design team and features a case called Cavallion Rampante made from polished stainless steel.
The Constellation Quest Ferrari phone is made from the most luxurious of materials such as polished sapphire crystal, Ferrari calf leather, and polished black ceramic. It features a Ferrari logo on the back of the case, a 2.46 inch screen, a full QWERTY key pad, and a 5 mega pixels camera. As a present to every buyer, the phone also comes with a special set of ringtones obtained from live recordings of a Ferrari 458 Italia on a test circuit.
There’s been no mention on the price for the Constellation Quest Ferrari, but it will more than likely be extremely expensive.
It’s been a rough winter in almost all parts of Europe, but if anyone se the guts to go out in weather like this then Volkswagen has a little something for them. The company has created a tool to provide some of the best sledding experiences anyone has ever had. Their new toy is a snow sled called the GTI Crazy Bob and with a name like that, it’s bound to be fun.
Crazy Bob is a hot sled, in the truest sense of the word. It was built in the GTI style with high quality, cold-resistant plastic and features ergonomically shaped front and rear footrests. Both sides are worked to offer the highest security and special runners provide excellent glide and tracking. Due to its light weight, the Crazy Bob is easy to carry on your shoulder.
The Crazy Bob can be had for 64,90 €, or about $85 at the current exchange rates. If this is too much, Volkswagen is also offering another traditional wooden sled that is priced at $65.
Japanese automaker Nissan is introducing a new, state-of-the-art technology that promises "self-healing" capabilities. We’d love to tell you that this is some kind of joke, but the truth is, it’s not.
In all seriousness, Nissan is unveiling a cell phone accessory that features their new Scratch Shield paint technology. According to Nissan, the Scratch Shield paint technology promises to heal small scratches within an hour for less-serious instances, and up to a week’s time in more serious occurrences.
The technology was developed by Nissan in collaboration with University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc. This material is expected to be used in a number of future Nissan and Infiniti models, but will make its debut as an protective accessory for the iPhone 4 and 4S models.
The case is made out of ABS plastic, a material that’s stronger and tougher than any other kind of plastic and, when combined with their new Scratch Shield technology, promises to be a revolutionary new safety accessory to protect our beloved iPhones.
We’ve seen some pretty crazy things being invented the past couple of years, but a cell phone case that heals itself?
BMW’s design consultancy, Designworks USA, in cooperation with Thermaltake have prepared a very cool computer mouse for Thermaltake and its Level 10 series. The mouse will be launched onto the market in the spring of 2012. Prices haven’t been announced just yet, but it will surely be much more expensive than any other computer mouse currently on the market.
The new Level 10 mouse will be the first product to be launched out of the new series of gaming peripherals and will give testimony to the delicate thinking of the designers when applying the Level 10 design language to additional products.
This Level 10 mouse looks more like a robotic part, but according to BMW, it offers "an array of innovative solutions to provide pro-gamers with products that speak the Level 10 design language but still provide them with the most pleasant and comfortable equipment for heavy use."
UPDATE 08/31/12: Details surrounding the BMW/Thermaltake Level 10 series gaming mouse have just come to light. For starters, the mouse comes in four different colors - Diamond Black, Iron White, Military Green and Blazing Red - with a piece price of about $100. Likewise, the mouse comes with a solid aluminum base, two regular keys on top, and five buttons on the side that are all programmable. But the most interesting feature of the Level 10 series mouse is its "Air-Through Ventilation System", which has been described as solving the issues of "heavy use and direct touch of gaming equipment and the rise of temperatures of the hand".
Judging by the recent fad of all those Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, one would assume that a market competitor would come to challenge the highly popular Monster brand.
It appears that somebody has finally stepped up. Logic3 has released a new line of audio products in collaboration with none other than the Prancing Horse itself, Ferrari.
The Ferrari by Logic3 collection comprises of a wide range of earphones, headphones, and speaker docks that not only give companies like Monster and Bose something to think about, but on a more self-promoting level, you have yet another range of products that celebrate Ferrari’s flair for high-quality accessories.
To ensure that the products remain true to Ferrari’s characteristic style and panache, the Italian automaker collaborated closely with Logic3 to build this new range of audio equipment from the ground up to produce the best audio products on the market.
Together, Logic3 and Ferrari have realized two product ranges, comprising of two different collections: the Ferrari Cavallino Collection and the Scuderia Ferrari Collection. The former was treated with premium textures and materials combine with superior finishes to create unparalleled luxury and beautiful aesthetics. Meanwhile, the latter pays tribute to the flair, panache, and technological innovation of the Ferrari F1 team.
All the models carry Ferrari’s iconic Scuderia Ferrari badge and judging by the product images - as well as the matching price tags - we can definitely say that this new audio collection is something that competing brands should be very wary about.
Half of the world is enjoying the incredible weather of the winter and for these folks, BMW, in cooperation with K2 LTD, has created a series of limited edition skis to hit the slopes. There will only be 500 units built, but the bad news is that they can’t be purchased; BMW will only offer them as a prize for the BMW xDrive Cup.
These limited edition skis were inspired by BMW M automobiles and are similarly suited for maximum performance, uncompromising driving pleasure, and powerful looks that uniquely combine speed and strength. They are 174cm long and measure 132/90/115 (tip/middle/tail).
The skis combine the benefits of a traditional camber with those of a rocker. They have been built using the revolutionary K2 Baseline technology that gives the user power, edge grip, and control on account of its camber. Thanks to this technology, the K2 Ski is ideal for any terrain, all snow conditions, and every subsurface.