Ford is bringing back the Shelby for 2015. The new 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang ($TBA) will modernize the original first introduced in 1965. The brand new Shelby takes its nameplate very seriously and would make any Shelby owner proud with the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford produced engine ever. This bad boy will make your driving experience exciting whether your on your daily commute or hitting the track on the weekend.The engine is a 5.2-liter V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft. This type of crankshaft is usually only found in european exotics, and racing applications. The design reduces permits better cylinder breathing and further extends the performance envelope of the V8.The result is a V8 paired with a six-speed trans that produces more than 500 horses and 400 lb. ft of torque.Check out the video below to hear how this guy sounds. It'll raise the hairs on your neck.
Vic Elford is a racing legend who won numerous races with Porsche in the 60's. He's gotten together with Autodromo to create The Prototipo Chronograph - Vic Elford Limited Edition ($775). The dial of the watch is inspired by the paint on Elford's Porsche 907 he drove in his victory at the 1968 Targa Florio race in Sicily. Representing Elford's race number only 224 numbered pieces will be made. The case features the race course and Elford's practice lap record. You also get a 44 page booklet hand-signed by Elford with your purchase. The Prototipo uses a Japanese made Seiko VK63 Chronograph movement, has a stainless steel case (48mm x 42mm), a sapphire crystal, and is water resistant to 50 meters.
Every so often we scour the web and provide you with links to all the cool things we found. And as always, we give you a little something extra to get you through to Monday.
1. Mayweather VS Canelo - Showtime
2. The 25 Best Jukes in College Football History, in GIFs - Complex
3. 8 pumpkin beers you should drink this year - Cool Material
4. 7 Kinky Things She Loves But Won't Tell You - Ask Men
5. 10 Beers We're Cracking For NFL Opening Weekend - Food Republic
6. 7 Design Ideas for an Inspiring Home Office - My Life Scoop
7. Drink & Dish: Game Day Beer Punch - Foodie Misadventures
8. It's Almost Time To Throw Out Your Books - Tech Crunch
9. These Gaps Aren't Going To Mind Themselves - The Chive
10. Drone's Eye View Of Burning Man - Huffington Post
11. Moving time-lapse vid of One World Trade Center construction - CNET
12. Sort Your To-Do List By Emotion or Reward to Give Yourself Motivation - Life Hacker
Some of us barely have the patience to watch a full T.V. show. Imagine the dedication it would take to build a home for 55 years. This is how long it took to build Jim Olson's Cabin Retreat ($TBA). The home started as a 14 sq. Ft. cabin and was transformed over years into a stunning retreat. Starting when he was just 18, Jim carefully layered features year after year incorporating past additions seamlessly. Each layer revealing the cabin's history. Features include steel columns, floor-to-ceiling windows, and fir flooring. The flooring extends from the interior rooms to the outside decking, seamlessly connecting the interior and the exterior. Check out Jim's website for other beautiful works of art.
This product probably has limited mass appeal, but it was just too cool to pass up. The Qumarion ($750) is a poseable action figure that allows comic book artists and animators to create on-screen CG character poses in real-time. The Qumarion is equipped with 32 sensors spread over 16 joints to capture movements and feed them back to your system. This will allow animators to create key frames far more easily than is possible today. Qumarion is only being offered in Japan at the moment, but here's hoping they open it up to other countries in the future.
Fancy drinking from Coffee Cups Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds ($29)? Yes, you read right. If Julian Lechner has anything to do with it we will be using it as a versatile building resource, instead of it just keeping us wide-eyed and ready for the day. Their first release using the newly developed Kaffeeform material is a set of traditional coffee cups with the first run being exclusive to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival.