Chevy has just unveiled its 2014 Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept ($30) at the 2014 Los Angeles auto Show. This futuristic racer was created by Jim Hall and includes cool stuff like a laser propulsion system.The engine consists of a mid-mounted 671-kilowatt laser propulsion system. The system emits lights pulses into a shroud which creates shock waves to generate thrust. Additional features include lithium-ion batteries, and an air-powered generator. The whole kit provides over 900 horses worth of thrust and is capable of going 240-mph, with a 0-60 time of 1.5 seconds.The driver lays in a prone position with their arms and legs splayed out towards the wheels. ThIS gives the feeling of flying and makes for an incredible driving experience.Now if all of this sounds out of this world, it is. Although the concept is on display, the only place you'll be able to drive this bad boy is in Playstation 3 Grand Turismo 6. The Chaparral will be available as an available upgrade to the iconic racing game. Check out the full press release here.
Chrome has taken their iconic messenger bags to the next level with their Chrome Citizen Reflective Camo Messenger Bag ($160). The bag is made to be seen at night by using a special glass-bead print that can reflect up to 100 feet away. The Citizen is made with military grade materials including an abrasion resistant Cordura fabric and a floating bucket liner made with denier truck tarpaulin. It can hold up to a 17" inch laptop and is guaranteed for life.
The beautiful Ascaya By SB Architect ($NFS) is located in Henderson, Nevada and would be any bachelor's dream home. Just 22 miles from Vegas, you could chill at home, while being within striking distance of the city that never sleeps.The 7,000 square foot home sits on a half acre lot in the foothills of the McCullough mountain range. This exclusive development is almost 1000 feet off the valley floor. The home has expansive vies of the city below.The home was meant to feel like a private resort. The design of the home features a series of indoor/outdoor spaces, with expanses of glass that disappear to create numerous arrangements of flexible space.
Transparent ($FREE) is the newest comedy drama series from the folks over at Amazon. Created by Jill Soloway who brought us Six Feet Under, it follows a family whose patriarch (Jeffrey Tambor) comes out as a woman to his now divorced wife and three children. His kids also have their own quirks and the show delves into how they all engage with one another. First up is Sarah who is starting a romance with her college girlfriend despite being married. Ali, his other daughter, can't get grounded and moves from one project to another, and his successful record producer son, is basically human woman repellant. Transparent will be hitting Prime on September 26th, but you can checkout the pilot for free right now.
The CT Scuderia Master Time Automatic Watch ($3295) is a racing inspired watch with a stopwatch styled case. The case is not just for looks as the watch can act both as a traditional watch with a traditional wristband or a stopwatch with a chord around the neck. The watch has 25 jewels and uses an automatic Swiss movement. Additional features includes a 46mm case, a stainless steel back with see through Sapphire crystal, water-resistance to 10 ATM, and a 40 hour power reserve.
Thomas Callahan is the owner of Horse Cycles. He custom builds sturdy, utilitarian bikes with elegant lines out of his Brooklyn workshop. He's gotten together with Kaufmann-mercantile and created the Horse Cycles X KM City Cruiser ($1895). The bike features a 4130 steel frame, single speed coaster brake system, Brooks leather handle grips and a matching leather seat. The copper badge on the seat tube can be customized to your liking. Because the bike is custom made, allow approximately 3-4 weeks for delivery.