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  Car Gift Ideas for all Motorheads out there

Almost every automaker in the world is currently offering a special line of accessories to get more bang out of their brand image buck. Koenigsegg has now joined the bunch with a new Accessory Line, making it the only Koenigsegg product we can actually afford.

The new Koenigsegg Accessory Line includes a variety of lifestyle items ranging from hand-built scale models to cuff links, artwork, and clothing. The prices are also pretty accessible - when compared to a Koenigsegg model - and range from $45 for a pen or $48 for a t-shirt up to $12,300 for a carbon ceiling lamp.

We also found a blue Agera R in 1:43 scale in the store. This scale model is limited to only 500 units and priced at $188. The blue Limited Edition model was created by Frontiart for exclusive distribution by Koenigsegg Lifestyle. Each product in the new accessory line has been chosen or developed by founder Christian von Koenigsegg.

Source: Koenigsegg

We know, we know. It caught us by surprise too. British tuner Kahn Design has a new project, except that this one doesn’t have anything to do with wheels.

What it is though is something that a lot of watch enthusiasts will surely enjoy: the Kahn GMT Timepiece.

Yeah, it’s a watch. Designed in the UK by Azfal Kahn himself and manufactured in Switzerland, the Kahn GMT Timepiece is the epitome of a watch that comes with a classic, no-frills style that embodies the company’s tuning reputation. The white face is finished in white and matches really well with the full soft leather strap that exudes that classic look we’re talking about.

It’s ideally suited to be worn as a casual watch of informal set-ups and it also has time zone references of just about every major city in the world, allowing you to keep tabs on just about every time zone there is.

All told, the Kahn GMT Timepiece makes for a dandy watch on your wrist, proving that the British tuner has far more skills than we thought they had.

Ferrari has just added a new watch to their impressive line-up: the new Granturismo Automatic. This timepiece was inspired by the GT vehicles produced in Maranello, and just like those vehicles, the Granturismo Automatic comes with a hefty 940 euro price tag, which is about $1,150 at the current exchange rates.

The new Granturismo Automatic watch weighs only 79 grams and is characterized by an automatic ETA 2824 Swiss made movement. It comes with a steel box with matte black PVD treatment, a carbon fiber black dial with the Ferrari logo, an anti-glare glass, and a leather strap with black stitching that creates a cool visual effect. The Granturismo Automatic is also waterproof by 5 Atm, which means owners can splash around in style when at the beach or pool.

The Ferrari Granturismo Automatic can be ordered in two choices: 100% steel, or 50% steel, 50% leather.

There are a few obligatory things in any attention-grabbing car commercial. They are a desirable car, sweet cool music, and the optional good looking woman, and by optional we mean mandatory… Well, Duxcoat, a water and stain repellant company, decided to show us exactly how confident they are in their Nano paint treatment using the mandatory woman and one not-so-mandatory addition. For those that don’t know what Nano paint treatment is, it is a sealant that prevents water and stains from sitting on your car’s paint or windshield.

Onto the video… So, you have a rather attractive and (ahem) “well-equipped” woman jogging down an old dirt road in a white shirt, a Nissan Frontier , and a puddle of water. Hmm, can you do the math? If not, call in any former member of a fraternity and he’ll explain it to you (white shirt + water = see-through shirt and lots of hoops and hollers). In to ruin the fun is a well-fed man with upper torso equipment not quite as intriguing as the running woman’s.

All three converge in front of the mud puddle, leaving the woman and man soaked. Every male TopSpeed reader is now thinking the same thing “Woo Hoo!!” Well, there is a “wardrobe malfunction” in this commercial, but only with one of the two folks in white shirts. The other one is wearing a shirt coated with… Duxcoat! We’re not going to tell you which one, but we’ll leave it at this; at a certain angle, man boobs look a lot like those found on a female, so be careful with the staring on this one. You might give people the wrong idea.

You’ve gotta love creative advertising. Enjoy!

How can we forget the guys from Traxxas , especially after they turned our 2011 Christmas wish list upside down with the X0-1 ?

But even if we didn’t - or couldn’t, considering we didn’t have $1,100 to spend on an RC - get our hands on the X0-1, Traxxas is offering something that could very well fit into our $299 price range.

It won’t hit 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds or 0-100 mph in 4.92 seconds, but the 1/16th scale Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a treat on its own. Don’t be too consumed about the size of the Boss 302 because for it size, it’s pretty darn accurate.

More than just its looks, this Mustang comes with plenty of performance credentials, including a choice between a Velineon 380 or Titan 550 motor, full time AWD, a fully-adjustable suspension, and a top speed that’s in the vicinity of 50 mph.

Traxxas has released a minute-long promo video for their latest pride and joy. Watch the video and you just might be coaxed into ordering one.

Trust us, the temptation was more than we could handle.

Source: Traxxas

Usually when you say Lamborghini you automatically think at hot supercar. But, by time to time the Italian company is teaming up with different high-tech companies and come up with things wearing their famous bull logo. For example, do you remember the ASUS Lamborghini VX6 and VX7 announced about two years ago?

If you do, today we have another surprise for you: a new android tablet sold under the name Tonino Lamborghini. In fact, to be more precise, the new tablet will wear the famous bull logo, but Tonino Lamborghini is the company responsible for developing watches, cigarettes, PCs and much more and it is a little bit different from the Lamborghini in Sant’Agata.

The new table features a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and comes equipped with a a 1.2GHz Qualcomm, 512 RAM and a storage capacity of 4 GB, but expandable.

The table is priced at 1830 euro - $2,300 at the current exchange rates. So it seems that a Lamborghini logo costs pretty much, as the tablet itself is not very impressive.

Source: Tech2

The window sticker is an often forgotten item when you buy a car. For the most part, we just rip them off and throw them out, and this act of removing the sticker has been commonplace for decades. Most often, the only time a window sticker is saved is when the car is a collector’s item straight off of the showroom floor. This leaves two options, don’t display a window sticker at all, or have a brand-new-looking replica made that stands out like tank tracks on a WRX .

Well, that’s no longer the case for Porsche owners, as Stuttgart Studios offers replica delivery stickers with optional aging and weathering, giving them an authentic look. By using your Porsche’s VIN, Stuttgart determines all of the codes that were on the original window sticker and creates the sticker just as it was in real life. For an extra cost of $14.95, Stuttgart will add “Motif” to your sticker, which gives it a look and feel that a decades-old window sticker should have.

Judging by the examples that Stuttgart has on its site, it very well might be worth the base $99.95 price to have a sticker made, then the additional $14.95 for the “Motif.” What’s even cooler is that they don’t have just one “Motif” that every sticker gets. They list a total of 12 “Motif” selections on the website, but imply that there are many more options.

This definitely gets TopSpeed’s “Ultimate Niche Marketing” award for 2012. How in the heck these folks came up with this idea is beyond us, but it’s definitely a great idea.

Most automakers have the propensity to look for other avenues to affect their bottom line apart from the cars they build. In some cases, it’s through fashion and in other cases, it’s through accessories . Some even go as far as building race simulators.

In the case of Ferrari , it’s all of the above - and then some.

Now, the Italian automaker is diving into the world of golf with the release of the Ferrari Golf Collection.

Working in partnership with Cobra Puma, the new collection features a number of golf gear that will carry the unmistakable Ferrari brand. The crown jewel of the collection is the COBRA Ferrari Driver, a golf club that was inspired by the COBRA ZL Encore Driver and carefully modified by Ferrari aerodynamics engineers to reduce drag coefficient, allowing the club to improve its head speed.

To show just how important this item is to the collection, Ferrari and Cobra Puma even went as far as adding a hand-stitched leather grip, a headcover made from genuine Ferrari leather, and a Fujikura Motore Speeder Shaft. Heck, it even comes with its own display box for crying out loud!

In addition to this wonderful piece of golf gear, the Ferrari Golf Collection also includes apparel, footwear, visors, bags, belts, gloves, and of course, umbrellas.

The collection is scheduled to go on sale next month, which means that if you need a fresh change of golf paraphernalia, then maybe you ought to give this new collection a swing. No pun intended, of course.

Typically when we review watches, it is a fine timekeeping piece, like a Tag Heuer , but sometimes we just can’t pass up a cheap, yet amusing, watch. Enter in our latest example, the Max Speed Speedometer watch, and you hit all three qualities we look for in an inexpensive watch: neat, innovative, and car-centric. This watch takes the latter of our three key qualities to an extreme that we rarely see.

The face of this watch is set up to look similar to the dashboard of a car, as it has a speedometer that goes from 05 to 55 in increments of five and a tachometer that goes from 1 to 12. The Speedometer is what tells you what minute it is and the tachometer tells you the hour. To make sure there is no confusion on the minutes when the watch is between two increments, a gear position indicator below the speedometer has number 1 through 4 to tell you the precise minute.

In the top left hand corner you have two gauges, one looks like a fuel gauge and it tells you if it is a.m. or p.m., and the other looks like another tachometer that tells you the day of the week, with Saturday and Sunday being in the redline.

The idea of this watch is simply awesome, but the execution is pretty cheap. It would be much cooler and less cheap looking if the gauge needles actually moved, but instead just a blue LED light illuminates behind each numeral and the gauges remain fixed in one position. It screams “cheap” just like those watches that have 10 different faces on them but only the main watch face is actually operational. Also, a rubber watch band is just not something that you want to wear anywhere other than the gym or on a run.

Oh well, maybe someday someone will create this style of watch with actual moving components. Until then, we can at least be humored by this one.

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There are many aftermarket tuning firms in the world that can take your everyday ride and turn it into a true work of art. For some, it’s a matter of paint and pizzazz; for others, it’s all about high-end parts and mechanical know-how. From the makers of the Ford Mustang Bosch Iridium Edition RTR that was given away at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show comes another piece of the automotive puzzle: the Bosch OE Fine Wire spark plug.

Bosch’s advertising spree for their new line of spark plugs uses a tool that most of us use on a daily basis: our gut. These hilarious commercials show a man who uses his gut to make his everyday decisions, such as knowing when two new beers are in order, knowing when to shut up when his wife is nagging at him to get out of the garage, and apparently, knowing when Bosch OE Fine Wire spark plugs need to be the chosen ones for his car.

"Bosch Iridium’s ultra-fine wire center electrode design improves ignitability, lowers voltage demand and delivers up to 4X longer service life versus standard copper core plugs. Laser welded iridium-platinum alloy inlay on the ground electrode resists cracking and potential loss for improved durability."

Bosch OE Fine Wire spark plugs can fit any American, European, and Asian engine.


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