Detroit car companies are making the slow climb back to profitability. But it's the newly resurrected Detroit Electric that is making the headlines. Detroit Electric has come out with its first electric sports car the Detroit Electric SP:01 ($135,000). The SP:01 is a rear-wheel drive fully electric sports car with a 200 bhp U.S. made electric motor. Its top speed is 155 mph and it will reach 62 mph in 3.7 seconds. The SP:01 has a driving range of roughly 180 miles. Albert Lam, who previously worked for Lotus, kickstarted the company and it's easy to see how much the SP:01 was inspired by Lotus. The current price is steep, but Detroit Electic will release a range of car models in the future and I'm sure we'll see those prices go down as the company gets its footing.
If Out of the Furnace ($TBA) ends up being as good as its trailer you can chalk it up for an Oscar nod. Directed by Scott Cooper, it features a star studded cast in the tough life setting of the rust belt. Christian Bale plays a guy in a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill, he tries as best he can to do everything right but ends up doing time. We he returns home years later he finds his younger brother (Casey Affleck) has been lured into the underground world of street fighting and has just disappeared. The cast includes heavy weights Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Sam Shepard, and the beautiful Zoe Saldana. Out of the Furnace is targeted for a November 27th release date.http://youtu.be/ClzRVlMhU2E
The world of the comic book is mystifying, adventurous and packed full of heroes, villains and the role playing attendees that flock to Comic-Con. Super Graphic comes courtesy of one of the art directors of Wired magazine and traverses this graphic world through a heady combination of pie charts, timelines, bar graphs, scatter plots, and much more.Super Graphic gives the reader a unique look at the intricate and oftentimes contradictory storylines that are a comic book. It also shares valuable advice on navigating the complex pages of many of the longest-running, most popular and best loved graphic novels and comics that are out there.
Starwood Motors is know for extreme car customization and they've taken their paint brush to the new 2014 Jeep Wrangler. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited NightHawk By Starwood Motors ($122,888) features a ton of upgrades. The engine is a 3.6L V6 24V VVT with a Ripp Supercharger strapped to it. The wheels are 22" American Force Burnouts wrapped in 37" x13.50" x 22" Nitto Trail Grappler MT Tires. They've also taken car of the interior by wrapping the seats in supple Cocoa Bugatti Leather. So if you have an extra six figures laying around you might want to take a look at this bad boy.
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Outdoor technology strives to blend "a modern lifestyle in the age of mobile technology with the drive to be outdoors." Their new Privates Wireless Headphones ($99) fit that mold exceptionally well. Privates are a touch controlled, Bluetooth enabled, wireless headphone that come with a bevy of features. The headphones have a touch-pad interface on the right earpiece that allow you to change tracks with a left-right swipe and control volume by swiping up and down. The Bluetooth 3.0 allow you to connect with any bluetooth enabled device and receive audio from up to 32 feet. Additionally a built-in microphone allows you to receive calls, hands-free. Just press the multi-function button and you can answer or disconnect a call without touching the phone. The Privates also include a 3.5mm AUX jack, so you can plug them in if you need to, integrated hinges for storage, and a canvas wrapped headband. Sign-up for Outdoor tech's newsletter to get updates. Expected delivery is September 1st.
If you looking for an affordable bomber with loads of style, look no further than the Penfield Okenfield Bomber Jacket. The olive version will take any outfit and kick it up a notch. When paired with the Alex Mill Classic Oxford and some Rogue Territory Selvedge, you'll have the perfect outfit for any occasion.1. Jacket: Penfield Okenfield Bomber Jacket ($120) 2. Shirt: Alex Mill Classic Oxford Shirt - White ($93) 3. Denim: Rogue Territory Slub SK 17 OZ ($245) 4. Shoes: Rancourt Co. Court Classic Low ($260) 5. Watch: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic ($350) 6. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($165)