The new year just keeps getting better and better. With the demise of the Ford Raptor, Hennessy have found a new model for their monster upgrades. The 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged Ford F-150 Truck ($73K+) is geared towards Ford's new aluminum body pick-ups hitting the market this year. The new trucks loose about 700 pounds over the predecessors, which results in a much higher level of performance. The kit features a 600+ horsepower Roots-type supercharger with 8 psi of boost. You also get a high-flow air induction system, stainless-steel exhaust, upgraded fuel injectors, 33 inch BFGoodrich tires on 17 inch Hennessey wheels and Hennessey's propriety engine management calibration. The price includes the cost of the upgrades and a base 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 Super Crew 5.0L V8.
Soularc has a simple philosophy, to create a skateboard that is able to mimic the movements of surfing. The Soularc Performance Series Board ($270) is the result of that ethos. The deck looks pretty standard, but it sits on a spring that provides the fluid feel that makes carving downhills all the more memorable. The board features a maple deck with grip, a composite spring, Randal 180 trucks, neoprene bumbers, and 64 mm wheels.
Google is finally pulling back the curtains on its much anticipated wearable computer, Google Glass ($1500). The Google Glass is a wearable computer. It does pretty much everything that your current mobile devices can do, except handsfree. The Glass allows you to record video, take photos, get directions, do searches and basically share your daily experiences with anyone you want. The Glass augments reality by allowing you to gather information on demand. Google is allowing a handful of early adopters to get the Glass. Entries are due by February 27th and instructions can be found on their website. To wet your whistle here's some [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=v1uyQZNg2vE width=640 height=480 anchor=video] showing the Glass in use.
American Sniper ($TBA) is the story of Christopher Scott Kyle, the most lethal sniper in the American Navy's history. During his four tours in the Irag War he is accredited with 160 confirmed kills, with 255 probable kills. During his time at war he was awarded with multiple commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. Christopher was honorably discharged from the Navy in 2009. In 2013 while taking target practice at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas he was killed along with his friend Chad Littlefied. The man responsible is currently awaiting trial.American Sniper is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle and his wife is played by Sienna Miller. It will open up to select theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th, and will go in full release on January 16th.http://youtu.be/5bP1f_1o-zo
You can now turn your standard 10-speed into a battery powered bike with the GeoOrbital wheel ($999). All you have to do is replace the front tire with the GeoOrbital and clip on the throttle. It is compatible with bikes that use rim brakes but will need an upgrade for disc brake bikes. This USA crafted product has been manufactured from aerospace-grade aluminum and is powered by hi-quality Panasonic batteries. The 500W motor design allows the cyclist to perform at twice the power of an Olympian. Keeping quality at its forefront, the wheel is fitted with a solid foam tire that promises no deflation even on the roughest of terranes.
The Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit 2 ($219) has all the tools you need for your everyday carry essentials. The kit includes the following:1. Quick release brass king ring that allows for easy access to your keys and tools. 2. Stainless steel perforated folding knife with a clip-point blade. 3. Water and shock resistant glow-in-the-dark brass compass so you always know what direction you're headed in. 4. Pressurized stainless steel pen so you can write at upside down at 35,000 feet if need. 5. 253 lumen brass key chain flashlight. 6. Magnesium fire starter that features a high-carbon steel blade.All of these tools can be purchased individually if you want to build your own kit.