The 2015 McLaren P1 GTR ($3M) will be makings its formal debut March 15th at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It is the track-only version of the British automaker's iconic GTR badge. It features a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 paired with an electric motor. This combination puts out 986 horses and produces an amazing 1,455 pounds of downforce at 150 mph. The stance on the GTR is 80mm wider then its P1 counterpart and it features alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli slick tires. We're not sure how many of these bad boys will be made, but the first folks allowed to purchase one of these will be previous P1 owners. Making the 2015 McLaren P1 GTR a classic out of the gate.
The Bootlegger Modular Pack System ($50+) provides the adventurer with the right pack whatever the activity. The Bootlegger is a 4 piece system that includes a Super-Tramp suspension system, a long with 3 pack options. The packs include the Hopper Day pack, a no non-sense pack for everyday use. The Scrimshaw Dry Pack, a fully submersible bag for your wettest activities. And the Torpedo Pack which includes a hydration system for trail running, cycling, and hiking. The pack system comes in two colorways Orbit (Orange/Black) and Eclipse (Black/Gold). You can get all the packs for $180 or start with the Torpedo and suspension system for $50.
The soon to be released LEGO Star Wars Slave Ship ($199) is made from a whopping 2000 lego pieces. Sure to be a challenge for young and old alike. The completed model measures 7"H x 17"L x 14"W in landing mode and comes with 4 minifigures with weapons including: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtropper, and Han Solo in carbonite. Additional features include a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, dual shooters and hidden blasters, and a display stand to show off your finished work in the characteristic upright flight position. Lego is expected to start shipping these kits after the holidays on January 15th.
The Parrot RNB6 Infotainment System ($TBA) may just be the product for those looking to replace an out of date stereo system. What makes the Parrot stands out is that you can either use Android's Android Auto or Apple's CarPlay OS. So whether you use Android or Apple devices this head unit will work with IT. So how does it work? Basically your just plug in your phone, and choose CarPlay or Android Auto to display apps from your phone on the units screen. In stand alone mode, it uses Android 5.0 which provides nav, driving assistance service, advanced voice commands for telephony, apps, radio and navigation. Additional features include a 7" screen and audio sound stage adjustments. The RNB6 is expected to drop later in 2015 and the price is expected to run between $600-$700. But for those of who like the clean factory look, how will the unit integrates into our current dashes is going to be a major consideration.
Dave Curtiss is a US knife maker who makes knives for everyday carry that are built to last and worked hard. The Curtiss Knives Nano Liner Block Black & Red ($225) is his most compact offering. It features a 2 inch stainless steel blade with a tumbled finish and S.P.O.T. pivot system that makes for easy opening. The handle is made from black & dark red layered G10 scales (G10 is made from woven fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin) for a solid grip. A titanium pocket clip finishes off this awesome blade.
For a unique and unforgettable break, the Helicopter Hotel Room ($CALL) bills itself as the 'Most unusual play to stay' in Scotland. Using a renovated Sea King helicopter, this overnight accommodation features a fully functioning mini-kitchen and shower. Advertised as a glamping location, the helicopter is situated in Mains Farm in Stirling and offers panoramic views over the Carse of Stirling. The cockpit has been transformed into a seating area with a table while still boasting the original controls and equipment used when the helicopter was in action. An experience to remember and one ideal for anyone with a penchant for flying. The Helicopter Hotel Room will offer memories that last a lifetime.