We seriously don’t know how anybody could find any semblance of positive vibes on this item, let alone look at it without even wincing at the thought of the history behind the compacted piece of metal encased inside.
Nonetheless, this piece of work comes from the mind of celebrated designer, Charly Molinelli of Molinelli Designs, and in his twisted and rather eccentric mind, this passes along as a work of art. But from our end, the Crashed Ferrari Coffee Table is just extremely hard to look at.
It’s strange, we’ll give him that, especially when the highlight of the whole piece is a compressed cube of what was once a Ferrari that was fitted inside the glass-top table. Some people who share in Molinelli’s way of thinking may enjoy the sheer absurdity of this work and unbelievably, some people have already voiced their interest in the product.
We’re pretty sure that the Crashed Ferrari Coffee Table will come with a price befitting the esteem of the brand inside it - if it were in pristine shape.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case. And if given a choice, we’re going to stay away from this product because the mere sight of it has us considering suicidio.
Smartphones have become so prevalent these days that it’s becoming tougher to have yours stand out from the others. In order to do that, a lot of people have gone to accessorizing their phones as a way of adding a touch of personality.
And since we love just about everything related to cars - especially the exotic variety - we’re going to give due space to an iPhone case that we’d love to dress up our iPhones with.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the Vapor R8 Pro iPhone case from Element Case.
Made from a CNC Aluminum Frame with a combination of a satin black anodized finish and a gloss powder coat finish, the Audi R8-inspired R8 Pro is the kind of iPhone case that deserves to be protecting our beloved smartphone.
Going into detail on the characteristics of this case, you’ll come upon a contrasting black and white color scheme that includes a high gloss white powder coat on one side and rich satin black anodized finish on the other side. The R8 Pro also has an all-gloss black powder coat version, as well as an aircraft grade carbon fiber protective back plate that carries its own unique R8 Pro graphics and is finished with a satin clear coat. Finally, the case also comes with a plush Ultrasuede back plate that ensures the safety and well-being of your iPhone whenever and wherever you bring it.
Just when you thought iPhone cases were more about accessorizing than anything else, the R8 Pro has come along to remind you that style and security come in equal footing, especially for a gadget as delicate as a smartphone.
Here’s the catch, though: You’re going to need to shell out $160 to own one.
Blackberry has always catered to a more business-like market and that hasn’t changed a bit even with the iPhone invasion of recent years. That’s why when they were looking to partner with an automaker that shared their same market, they found the perfect one in Porsche.
Together, the two companies have collaborated on a new phone called the P’9981 Blackberry Smartphone. Featuring all the standard elements of a high-luxury smartphone, the P’9981 comes with a forged stainless steel frame with a hand-wrapped leather back cover. The QWERTY keyboard set-up makes for an ergonomic profile that’s both handy and easy-to-use.
The P’9981 also features plenty of snazzy features, including a 1.2 GHz processor, HD video recording, 24-bit high resolution graphics, augmented reality applications, Liquid Graphics technology, Blackberry 7 OS, The Porsche Neat Field Communications system, and an 8-GB on-board memory that can be expanded to 40GB with the use of a micro SD card.
Needless to say, the Porsche Design P’9881 Blackberry Smartphone will cost you more than just your typical Blackberry. How much more? There’s no telling, although don’t be surprised if it costs double considering that it passed through the hands of Porsche.
In the automotive industry everything is about speed, but when it comes to watches, speed isn’t exactly number one on the list. Tag Heuer is changing that with the Mikrotimer Flying 1000, a concept watch that is capable of banging out 3.6 million beats per hour - 125 times faster than most existing chronographs. The good news, sort of, is that the concept will be put into production in a limited series of 10 units, each priced at $88,580.
What makes this watch so special is that the flying central hand of the Mikrotimer Flying 1000 makes an astounding 10 rotations per second, indicating 1/1000th of a second and 1/100th of a second on a scale on the external part of the dial, which has 100 graduations over 360°. A second, smaller central hand indicates minutes (TAG Heuer Patent pending) and 1/12th of a minute on a 150-second scale. A counter at 6 o’clock displays 1/10th of a second, calibrated to 5 seconds. This makes it so that you will not only be able to read minutes and seconds, but also 1/1,000th of a second, a feature that is essential for competitions like Formula 1.
Hit the jump for the video on the Tag Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000.
You think you know everything about the Bugatti Veyron? Well, there’s a good chance that you don’t, because if you did, then you probably could have penned this new book about the almighty Veyron supercar.
Written by best-selling author, Martin Roach, the book, titled "A Quest for Perfection: The Story of the Greatest Car in the World" dives into the world of the mythical beast that is the Bugatti Veyron. According to Roach, the book ’traces the genesis of this machine through Bugatti’s long and glorious early days and then through it’s more turbulent modern era.”
Afzal Kahn, the man behind noted tuning company Project Kahn, was as part of the development of this book as Roach, clearly illustrating his fanatical obsession with the Veyron supercar. Together, the two managed to take a never-before-seen look into the world of Bugatti, one that includes unprecedented access to the key people behind the Veyron supercar, as well as trips to the top secret Bugatti Research & Development workshop in Germany, touring the factory and chateau in France where these stunning cars are hand-built.
The book is already available, and if you’re as interested as we are in reading the history of the Bugatti Veyron, then this book is a definite must-buy.
Wall calendars and diaries may already be outdated for some people, but plenty of people still recognize them as essentials for their daily lives. That’s why if you’re into fancy calendars, Porsche Design has one that should be of great interest you.
The German automaker’s retail department recently launched their newest 2012 calendar, called ’Unlimited Fascination.’ Measuring 59mm x 55.5mm, the 2012 Porsche Calendar comes with plenty of fantastic, high-res images of its latest pride and joy, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera. The calendar also departs from the usual graphics featured in its past incarnations, opting to replace it with photo realistic images of their mighty new bad boy sports car.
The 2012 Porsche "Unlimited Fascination" Calendar retails for €39 ($53), where it will come with a 40-mm collector’s medal that celebrates the latest generation 911. If you have an extra €19 ($26) at your disposal, you can also score the new 224-page Porsche Diary, which features well over 50 pages of dedicated text and images of various Porsche models.
If taking a trip to the Isle of Man was ever on your agenda, you may want to take it sooner rather than later. And while you’re there, send your friends a postcard with one of the latest, specialized stamps: TopGear stamps. A set of six stamps featuring a selection of the most bizarre and ingenious automotive challenges featured on the most popular auto show on British television has just been released, making every die hard collector quiver in their memorabilia rooms.
The six stamps each feature of the most innovative transport solutions created by Clarkson, Hammond, and May. And as you may remember from the show, most of these cars didn’t actually work very well, some of them caught fire or sank, occasionally simultaneously, but they are just the perfect proof that people can get very inventive.
The cars featured in these stamps are motorhomes, the Triumph Herald sailboat, the Robin Reliant Space Shuttle, the Polar Hilux, the Caravan Airship, and the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust.
More details about this impressive collection can be found after the jump.
Porsche is not only about riding in style, but also writing in style. Porsche Design has launched the P‘3125 Slim Line series of writing instruments that includes fountain pen, ballpoint and mechanical pencil. All writing instruments in the series are made from high quality stainless steel. The price for the set is 210 Euros or about $290 at the current exchange rates.
The Slim Line Graphite fountain pen features a 18-carat gold nib that makes the wiring even more pleasant. The grip area is finished with a special soft touch varnish, which ensures a pleasurable writing experience. Both the ballpoint and the mechanical pencil in the series are equipped with a special mechanism: when the twist mechanism is activated, the lead is pushed forward. At the same time the clip is lowered in the barrel. All writing instruments in the Slim Line series come in a high quality Porsche Design case.
Impressive achievements haven’t been made just in the automotive industry, but also when it comes about toys. If until recently if we wanted to play with a toy car we needed a remote, now an impressive feature has been announced. Silverlit has released a special Ferrari Enzo Toy Car that is being controlled by iPhone.
The Enzo Toy is not only an impressive replica of the real car, but it has been developed in conjunction with an app for all mobile iOS devices. This application controls the car in the same way a joystick does. The toy car is capable of various speeds, has multi-racing steering, and sports head, tail, and turning lights. Communication between car and device is made possible through Bluetooth.
This kind of toy is recommended for ages 8 and up and is priced at $80. Next to the Enzo, Silverlit is offering a whole line of these remote controlled vehicles, called the Blue Sky Series.
Usually when we talk about cars, we try to keep alcohol as far away from the conversation as possible. However, this time, we have no choice but to put the indulgence front and center. This is a special Johnnie Walker Blue Label Private Bar designed by Porsche. Of course, this toy comes with a hefty price tag, not unusual for a Porsche item. It costs £100,000 or about $155,000, even more expensive than a Porsche 911 Turbo ($137,500). There will be only 50 units built, sold worldwide.
The new Johnnie Walker Blue Label Private Bar is crafted from the finest materials and combines classic and contemporary design into a piece that exquisitely blends form and function. The bar uses state of the art motion sensors to activate its automated opening sequence, during which sections of the Private Bar effortlessly pivot and slide. This motion allows for a display of a magnum of cask strength Johnnie Walker Blue Label with exterior detailing imagined by Porsche Design Studio, two bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, and four crystal glasses.
Once opened, pressing a discretely styled button reveals a hidden chilled compartment, which rises subtly out of the bar, to reveal a bespoke crystal ice bucket, stainless steel tongs, four further crystal glasses and a crystal jug of iced water.
The biggest problem, next to the huge price, is that this private bar will only be sold through exclusive private auctions, invitation-only events, and bespoke launches.