When the 2015 Corvette Z06 ($TBA) finally hits the showroom floor in early 2015 it is sure to have a long line of suitors. The new Corvette made its formal debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and did not disappoint.The Z06 features an LT4 supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 that delivers 625 horses and 635 foot-pounds of torque. It also has the latest tech with the ability to record your driving via a windshield-mounted HD camera and an available Performance Data Recorder.The System logs video of your drives with real-time performance data obtained from a performance processor, internal accelerometers and GPS system. The complete system has four driving modes which determine what information is captured, these include track, sport, touring, and performance modes.The exterior of the car has been completely updated to increase down force and provide better cornering grip and high-speed stability. Expect this monster to be a real hit when it finally arrives. Check out additional pictures after the break.(more…)
This bad boy will help you make up to 2-4 gallons of prime whiskey moonshine. The 10 Gallon Whiskey Still ($670) features a handcrafted copper pot and looks more like a work of art that an actual working still. Although everything is fully functional, the manufacturers suggest that only seasoned 'shiners should get one of these guys. The pot is soldered using brass and tin-silver solder welds. The full kit includes the still bottom, onion top, condensing unit and thermometer mounted in the onion top. And if you're not completely satisfied with your purchase don't worry because it comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
The Machine Era Co. KeySquare ($38) is a new way to carry your keys, and open bottles while getting something handmade, designed, and machined in the USA. The KeySquare will be one of your favorite everyday carry pieces. The slot, with its belt loop stay, is designed to hold securely to your belt loop, while being easy to detach. Each piece is nickel plated and made from a solid block of steel, which creates a stronger, more reliable product. Because these are in such high demand, please allow about a week for shipping.
London based designers Buster + Punch work with precious materials to create everything from lightbulbs, to motorcycles and whiskey Bars. Every creation is unique and flowing with industrial elegance including their new LED Buster Bulbs ($61). These designer bulbs come in a choice of three different shades including gold, smoked and crystal, each giving off a tranquil warm glow. The casing is crafted from bronze and comes with a durable rubber cord for added aesthetics. Be one of the first to buy the worlds first designer lightbulb!
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Inspired by the hi-tech suit designs in Star Wars and manufactured by a Russian military center for future forces, the Russian Exoskeleton Suit ($NFS) is a revolution in the world of combat equipment. It was unveiled at the largest high-tech prototyping center at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow. The concept model features a full helmet, cutting-edge body armor to protect the wearer from potential attacks, and a powered exoskeleton that increases performance and stamina. Designed to aid soldiers on the battlefield and noted as the military suits of the future, this next-generation exoskeleton combat system will soon be seen on Russian forces in combat.