McLaren recently revealed their new Ferrari fighter, the 755LT. The LT stands for “Longtail” and pays homage to the Le Mans winning McLaren F1 GTR. Inside the elongated vehicle is a twin turbocharged V8 good for a devilish 666 hp and 516 lb ft of torque. The 755LT uses lightweight materials such as titanium and carbon fiber for massive weight savings, allowing the car to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph. More info at the official McLaren site.
As the name implies, the Nixon Time Teller is a pretty straight forward watch. Water resistant and housed in a 37 mm stainless steel case, the quartz powered Time Teller will handle every day use with ease. While it won’t have the same bling factor as a high-end luxury watch such as Rolex, it’s still tastefully styled and cost you a whole lot less money.
Today’s Dream Home resides in the city that never sleeps: New York, New York. Listed for sale at $9.9MM, this West 18th Street penthouse apartment includes 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and top-of-the-line finishes and appliances. Priced at $2,766 per square foot of living space, it may not be the most bang for your buck in terms of size – but you won’t get NYC skyline views like this from the burbs. Topped off with a private elevator and private rooftop terrace, the apartment is also in a building that features a 24-hr doorman, gym, and pool. See the listing here.
Even though from where I’m sitting (New York) it’s 15 degrees and snowing, a change of season is still inevitable – and odds are, your beat up winter shoes aren’t going to look so hot come spring. The Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip incorporates classic wingtip leather uppers with a bold and flexible sole – providing additional support and a splash of modern fun. Nike Lunarlon Technology is also imbedded into that fashionable sole for ultimate comfort.
What would happen if you stuck a 911-based engine in the lighter, mid-engined Cayman? Well, you’d get the all-new Cayman GT4. Porsche has refrained from giving 911 power to it’s younger brother the Cayman, but the cries from enthusiasts have been heard and answered. Not only is the mid-engined layout now beefed-up, this car will reportedly be ONLY available with a manual transmission – which serves the complaints derived from the automatic-only GT3. Visually, the Cayman GT4 stands apart with aggressive side scoops and race spoilers, and when you tap into the 385 hp 3.8 L naturally aspirated 6 cylinder, you’ll know you’re not just in a Boxster with some effects bolted on. The GT4 will hit 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 183 mph. Pricing is expected to start around $85k.
From the maker of the Harvey desk lamp, comes another bright Kickstarter lighting project, Bank. Bank is a modern take on the classic bankers lamp with super efficient Philips LEDs providing 740 lumens of warm white light. Despite making some technological advances over the original banker lamps, it still keeps its charm with the old tried and trusted pull switch.
In our previous post about the NSX, we discussed the heritage and the highly anticipated comeback of the 1990 supercar – and to our joy, the new model had its big reveal at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month. The new NSX styling kept very true to the 2012 concept vehicle and will indeed have a twin-turbocharged V6, three-electric motors, and a 9-speed dual clutch transmission. To make use of the electric motors, the “Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive” system sends extra torque to the wheels that need it so you “cut the perfect line through every turn.” Inside, the cockpit is purpose driven and built around the driver to provide forward visibility and ergonomics. Now we’re just eager to see what this smart sports car can do. More info at the official site.
If you’re New Year resolution is to get in shape, but don’t want to schlep it to the gym in the cold – check out a set of adjustable dumbbells. This Bowflex SelectTech Set adjusts from 10 pounds up to 90 pounds in 5-pound increments with the twist of a dial. Plus, it’s currently 30% OFF.