If you're looking for the German version of bad-ass then you need to take a look at this Mercedes-Benz Unimog Doppelkabine ($50k-$70) going up for auction. The Unimog was was initially intended to be used in agriculture, but because of its ruggedness and durability it was able to fill a number of other roles. It features a flexible chassis frame, equally sized tires, and power take-offs that enable it to operate many attachements including brush mowers and snow blowers. Under the hood it has a six-cylinder diesel engine that will push about 84bhp. This engine only has about 3,300 hours of run time on it, so its generally good shape.
If you need the Swiss Army knife of bike tools, then you should go directly to the source. Victorinox, the maker of Swiss Army Knives, has come out with the Victorinox Swiss Army Bike Tool ($48). This tool has everything you need in one small compact case. It has a L-wrench for tightening screws, 8-bits for the most common type of screws, and a tire lever. The Swiss Army Bike Tool is made from the same quality craftsmanship you've come to expect. You'll have this great tool for a long time.
The Audi R8 Competition ($TBA) is looking to make a major entrance at the LA Auto Show on Thursday November 19th. Touted as the fastest car every made by Audi, the new sports car features some amazing specs to back up that claim. The New R8 will make its debut with a 5.2L V10 570-HP engine paired with a 7-speed trans, and sport exhaust system. The whole kit gets the R8 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of about 199 mph.On the exterior it features a slew of matte carbon fiber components including the rear spoiler, engine bay, mirror housings, front spoiler, rear diffuser, and side blades. The interior is also splashed with a little carbon on the center console, and door sill inlays. The wheels are gloss black and wrapped in 305 cross-section tires, with stopping facilitated by ceramic brakes with red anodized calipers.If you want one of these bad boys you can place your order later this year with delivery expected early 2015. Only 60 units will be produced. The price of the beauty has yet to be released but rumors put it near $200K.
Trying to make a worthy sequel to one of the most iconic movies in history is no easy feat, but George Lucas pulled it off with style. Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back ($37) continues the tale of Luke Skywalker as he carries on his mission and undertakes advanced training in the art of being a Jedi from Yoda. The rebels have been overpowered and it is once again left to Luke, Han Solo and this time around Princess Leia to do battle against Darth Vadar. There is one word that perfectly sums up this outstanding sequel; wow!
Developers at Ink Hunter could have just changed the way we think about getting tattoos with their new Ink Hunter App ($FREE). Getting a tattoo is something that many people jump into without really thinking about the long-term consequences. But now with the Ink Hunter App, you can see what your tattoo of choice will look like on your body, this will make the decision-making process much easier for any customer. The app works by using your smartphone's camera to scan the area where you want the tattoo and then uses AR to display the design. And perhaps the best news is it’s free!
The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 ($TBA) provides pure performance, easy to drive road behavior, and luxury to create a car for the ages. The Huracan has a top speed of over 201 mph and can get you to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and 120 mph in 9.9 seconds. Weighing a little more that 3130 pounds, the Huracan has excellent power-to-weight ratio, race-car precision, and outstanding stiffness which will make it a blast to drive.(more…)