Bloodshed motors, has pioneered the world's first class of Super Electric Muscle Cars (Super-E). They take classic, American made muscle cars, and add a high powered electric propulsion system. Add state of the art suspension and braking and you've got a monster on your hands. Or better yet, a Zombie 222 ($50K+).As the title says, the Zombie 222 is a street legel electric muscle car which just set the record for street legal EV cars at 165.3 MPH. Just missing the overall EV record of 165.5 MPH, which also includes non-street legal cars.The Zombie features an all electric twin 11" drive train, and a LiPo Prismatic Pouch High Tec systems racing battery, with a drive range of 40 to 140 miles depending on the pack size. This setup pushes an amazing 800+ horses, with over, wait for it, 1800 lb-ft of torque.Additional features include Bilstein coil over front suspension, SOT floating 3-link rear with Watts bar, Strange PRF180 Aluminum HD section, Flaming River rack and pinion steering, and 13" Brembo disk brakes. If you've got a muscle car you want to take all the way electric, expect to pay about $50K for a starter package, which gives you the same push as a standard V8 muscle car. Prices go up from there.
Slim Timber is run by a husband and wife who make wood products. Their latest endeavor is a wood watch called "The Slab" ($165). The Slab uses a Miyota 8215, an automatic mechanical movement that is also used in watches like Invicta and Citizen. It will run up to two days when not in use. The remainder of the watch is made from stabilized maple or seven-ply maple skateboard wood. The Slab is water resistant to 5 ATMs, so it's OK for swimming and showers, but not for diving or snorkeling.
Hard Graft is the gift that keeps on giving. They just came out with their Hard Graft Trip Case & Notebook ($216) and it looks like it would make a perfect gift for the non-techie, artist in your life. The trip case slips onto the binding of the notebook, has a pocket on the inside and a zippered case on the outside for all of your pens and small electronics. It's definitely big enough to fit your cell phone. The case is made from vegetable tanned Italian leather while the notebook's binding is made from rich Italian wool felt. You also get a page ribbon in Hard Graft's signature red and white.
The JBL Authentics L16 Bluetooth Speakers ($999) are JBL's latest foray into the wireless speaker market. The L16's were inspired by JBL's L100 loudspeakers. They have a beautiful walnut inclosure, feature optimized low and high frequencies, AirPlay, DLNA, and Bluetooth connectivity. Their Harman Signal Doctor tech helps fix degraded compressed music by adding details to low quality audio streams. It analyzes the audio-signal in real time and corrects waveform defects based on psychoacoustics. Specs include a 5.25" woofer, 2" mid-range drivers, and a 1" tweeter and a frequency response of 35Hz - 35kHz. Check our the rear view after the break.(more…)
If you have a Ferrari 458 sitting around that's feeling a little sluggish, check out the Hennessy HPE700 Twin Turbo Ferrari 458 upgrade ($60,00). The HPE700 delivers 738 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 532 lb-ft of torque @ 5,600 rpm. Over a base Ferrari the upgrade will give you about 170 more horses and cut the 0-60 mph time from about 3.4 seconds to 2.8 seconds. Optional upgrades include 20-in monoblock wheels, carbon-fiber body components, and adjustable shocks.
If you're a sneaker head then you are very familiar with Nike's line of Air Max shoes. The new Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew ($150) have Nike's Air Max technology which gives you the maximum impact protection for repeated landings. The shoe also features a durable lightweight Ripstop material for the upper, No-sew tape which creates a stepped design, a waffled outsole for traction, and flex groves for an increased range of motion. The Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew is available in three cool colorways. Check them out after the break.(more…)