Imagine being able to hit a moving target at 500 yards with an AR type rifle . The TrackingPoint Precision Guided Semi-Automatic Rifle ($9950) is fitted with their Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) system. They say this is for the sporting rifle market, but I don't know how sporting it is when you can't miss. The AR series will include 7.62, .300 BLK and 5.56 calibers. They all incorporate the company's Tag Track Xact technology that locks onto moving targets and hits them at ranges up to 500 yards. This kind of accuracy is accomplished from any position including keeling, standing or prone. After the break we have a video of exactly how the Tag Track Xact system works. (The rifle shown is not the AR but a convention bolt action.) [iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LvbyAcYjzlc" width="100%" height="480"]
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.
The Rokon Trail-Breaker Dirt Bike ($7350) has been designed with functionality and ease of use in mind. If you’re looking for a dirt bike that allows you to ride anywhere the Trail-Breaker is for you. They're so good at off road riding that the United States’ Armed Forces uses them.The Trail-Breaker sets the benchmark for dirt bikes and has lots of great features including patented auto-grab front suspension, hollow drum wheel, and 8x12x25” wide tractor tires. It’s also powerful and can tow up to 2,000 lbs, and with parts widely available it is easy to maintain and repair if required.
Auto Fabrica took an old BMW and made it a perfect 10. The Auto Fabrica Type 10 ($CALL) has a clean, minimalist look we all love in our racers. The whole project started with a 1980s BMW R80. Once they got the R80 into their greedy little hands, they stripped it down to its bare bones. They ended up keeping the factory tank but addressed the bike's stance by lowering the front end. They wanted the bike to hold a second rider, but they didn't want to hurt the bikes looks they worked so hard to get right. The solution was removable passenger begs and hidden mounts. Additional customizations include simple stainless steel pipes, a modified airbox, and updated brake lighting and indicators. The final presentation is simply perfect.
What do you get when you take a pair of wingtips and throw them on a sole normally reserved for sneakers? You get a pair of Cole Haan Lunagrand Wingtips ($248). The shoes feature an upper made from a combination of black leather and olive green nubuck underlays, lined with a lightweight and breathable neoprene. The whole kit sits on a Nike Lunarlon sole, and an EVA midsole with rubber outsole, that adds a ridged texture and tan color that just works with the overall presentation.
Sheri Koones has created an incredible book called Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient And Sustainable Homes Around The Globe ($25). The book shows you the varying options available for energy-efficient homes. The book features fifty homes in such places as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Each home is represented by multiple images of its interior and exterior, plus a listing of its architect, builder, and suppliers. If you're thinking about a pre-fab home or even a prefab addition for your current home, this would be a great book to have.