McLaren Teams With Belstaff for New Fashion Line
McLaren Automotive is no stranger to collaborations with companies from the fashion world, counting Michael Kors, Kimoa, and Le Coq Sportif as fashion brands that it has partnered with in various capacities in the past. Today, the British automaker is adding another brand to that list with the launch of the Belstaff x McLaren Collection in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. The new fashion collection is the result of the automaker’s new partnership with Belstaff, one of the U.K.’s oldest and famous fashion brands. The collection is small in terms of volume — it includes only 10 male outerwear items and three female pieces — but each item in the collection stands out for its quality and all-around sophistication. The Belstaff x McLaren Collection is available to buy from selected McLaren Automotive retailers worldwide, Belstaff’s global stores and official online sites, as well as selected retail partners.
Hot Wheels and MoMo Team up to Create a 50th-Anniversary Hot Wheels Steering Wheel
Hot Wheels’ 50th-anniversary celebration continues with another special edition product in tow. This time, the Mattel-owned scale model car maker is partnering with Italian race car parts manufacturer Momo to produce a limited run steering wheel based on Momo’s Prototipo wheel product. The item is officially called the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Steering Wheel. Orders can now be placed at hotwheels.momo.com for $399.95. Order fulfillments are scheduled to start in early 2019 with only limited quantities available.
Hot Wheels Re-Issues the Tesla Roadster as a Hat Tip to its Falcon Heavy Launch
Hot Wheels is reissuing the Tesla Roadster to commemorate the launch of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this year. The 1:64 scale die-cast comes in a Metallic Dark Red paint, drawing similarities to Elon Musk’s own Roadster, which made the trip to space inside Falcon Heavy. Unfortunately, neither “Starman” nor a 1:4096 miniature Roadster on the dashboard are included in 1:64 scale Roadster
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Land Rover Teams With Clarks for New Men’s Shoe Collection
Land Rover has launched a new line of footwear, in collaboration with shoe brand Clarks. The new collection, called the “Life.Limitless” range, starts with three designs for Fall 2018, specifically the CLR.51N, CLR52.N, and the CLR53.N. Each shoe draws on a specific function and purpose that adheres to the core principles of the two brands. The partnership between Land Rover and Clarks will run for five years and will include two Life.Limitless releases every year, one in the spring and one in the fall.
There’s Now an Official Scale Model of the McLaren 600LT to Complement your Car Collection
Are the mouth-watering images of the McLaren 600LT making you want to rob a bank and buy one? Well, there’s now a less felonious way to own McLaren’s latest "LongTail" car. You can get yourself an accurate scaled-down representation of the real thing, either at 1/18 scale or 1/43 scale.
The model cars, developed in secret using blueprints of the real beast, are made out of resin by TSM (TrueScale Miniatures). The company’s relationship with McLaren dates back a few years, having made model cars of all the previous creations from Woking, including the F1 and the P1.
While the running and driving 600LT costs $243,000, the 1/43 scale model is yours for just $85 while the 1/18 scale model, bigger and even more detailed, is priced at $263.
Amazon Gives The Gift of Echo Auto to the Auto World
Older vehicles that have no access to Amazon’s Alexa can now enjoy the benefits of the AI app courtesy of the new Echo Auto device. Measuring just 3.3” x 1.9” x 0.5”, the Echo Auto is a handy device that can be connected to any car that has a stereo system and a driver or occupant with a smartphone. Echo Auto doesn’t pick and choose which stereo it’s compatible with. Even vintage AM/FM 8-track players are compatible with the device. The Echo Auto cost $49.99.
Here’s One Way You Can Buy a Lamborghini Aventador For Less Than $40,000
For those who can’t afford a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador, might we offer you an alternative that’s a tenth of the supercar’s price tag? It’s still a Lamborghini Aventador, or at least it’s part of what looks like an Aventador. It’s not technically the Lambo supercar, but it is a desk that takes the form of the Aventador’s front section. It comes from Poland-based Design Epicentrum Manufacture, and it costs just €30,000, or just over $35,000 based on current exchange rates.
You Can Now Own Your Very Own Porsche 911R in 3D Puzzle Form
Ever dreamed of owning the limited-production 911R? Who hasn’t, right? Well, now’s your chance to get your hands on one; in fact, you can even build one yourself. Porsche has collaborated with Ravensburger to launch a 3D puzzle version of the legendry car that was first built over 50 years ago. What a time to be alive!
A McLaren Speedtail Buildslot is Up For Sale
As expected, a build slot for the McLaren Speedtail has resurfaced online. The company selling the slot, Knight International, is a Dubai-based dealer of rare and exotic cars with models like the McLaren Senna GTR, Ferrari FXX-K with Evo upgrades, and a Mercedes-AMG Project One also in its inventory. The Speedtail build slot’s price wasn’t indicated as the transaction carries a “lawyer to lawyer with NDA” stipulation. Essentially, that’s lawyer-speak for "a lot of money."
Driving Meets Elegance and Comfort with these New Driving Shoes from Stefano Bemer
Legendary Italian shoemaker Stefano Bemer has launched a new line of custom-made, handcrafted driving shoes that ensure that our feet are wrapped in the most exotic of materials and still have the versatility and comfort to spend a day on a race track. The shoes, called the Gentlemen’s Driving Shoes, can also be designed to incorporate details of an owner’s own car into the custom footwear. Prices start at $600 for a pair, though in the age of customization, prices may vary depending on the financial mileage a customer can provide.
Replica Motorsport Has The Coolest Mini Lego Engines Ever
Man’s fascination with Lego stems from the insatiable need to build things. Whether it’s a small Lego kit or a 3,599-piece Bugatti Chiron, the act and subsequent gratification that comes from building Lego kits is a big reason the toy line remains as successful as it is today. Some people, like Instagram user Replica Motorsport, even make businesses out of the kits they build. Replica Motorsport’s Lego gig involves recreating some of the auto world’s most beloved engines in miniaturized sizes and then selling them to those interested enough in trying to recreate the build. It’s not something casual Lego builders would be interested in, but for the auto-obsessed lot out there, and there are many, these small engine kits are the perfect embodiment of your Lego fandom.
Don’t Like Ferrari’s $30,000 Book? Why Not Go For Bentley’s 66-Pound Book
A few days ago, we caught wind of Ferrari’s$30,000 book and engine sculpture offering. If for nothing else, the book was a flex in audacity on the part of the Italian automaker. But as it turns out, Ferrari isn’t the only automaker that’s floating an opus of its own. British automaker Bentley is in on the fun, as well. Its book, called the Bentley Centenary Opus, is a celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary, and while it doesn’t have a price tag yet, it does have its own attention-grabbing quality: it weighs 30 kilos, which converts to around 66 pounds.
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Would You Spend $30,000 on a Ferrari Book That’s Encased Inside an Engine Sculpture?
There are a lot of things you can buy with $30,000, and in the event you want to spend all of it on one book, you can buy this incredible book dedicated to Ferrari for, you guessed it, $30,000. The unprecedented product is more like a Ferrari opus than an actual book. It features everything you need to know about the Italian automaker, revealing the full story behind one of the world’s most storied and exclusive brands. Only 1,697 books will be created, each priced at $6,000. A handful of these books — the first 250 printed, to be exact — will be offered with a sculptural bookstand that drives the cost up to a staggering $30,000.