The 2015 BMW i8 ($136,000) was recently put on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The plug-in hybrid is BMW's latest release in the high-performance category. The i8 is built from carbon-fiber reinforced plastic and has an aluminum platform. It has two engines, the gas motor is 3 cylinders and puts out 236 foot pounds of torque. The electric motor is 131 horses (96 kilowatts) and puts out 184 foot pounds of torque. Maximum output is an impressive 362 hp and 420 lb-ft. The really cool thing is that when tested the i8 got 94 miles per gallon. Expect the i8 to be released some time next spring.(more…)
I view people who customize bikes more as artists than mechanics. It's fascinating to see the works of art they're able to create from metal and sweat. Revival is the cultural center for motorcycle enthusiasts in Austin, Texas. They create beautiful expressions of purpose and form. The customized Ducati SportClassic by Revival ($TBA) is their latest creation. The bike features a customized alloy tank, tail section, fenders, mounts, exhaust and much more. It also has a nickel-plated frame and swingarm, LED lighting on the front and rear, and a full Ohlins suspension. The wheels are carbon fiber Alpina Wheels with racing rain tires. The handmade leather seat by New Church Moto finishes off this beautiful piece. (more…)
The 2013 Ranger Rover is a beautifully crafted machine with one foot and in the past and another looking towards the future. The 2013 Range Rover ($84,000+) has styling similar to its predecessors, but makes updates with environmentally safe materials. The leather interior is sourced from a low-carbon supplier and each vehicle uses over 6,000 recycled plastic bottles. The 100% aluminum frame reduces the car's weight by 700 lbs. The 2013 Range Rover is most likely the most capable luxury vehicle on the road. Check out Car and Drivers review for the rest of the features.
Its almost fall and its time to start boosting your wardrobe with some grey and black kicks. The Nike Flyknit Rosherun (Black & Midnight Fog) ($125) will fit the bill nicely. This brand new sneaker features a ultra-lightweight hybrid mesh surface that's perfect for all day wear. Because the upper pretty much acts like a sock itself you don't have to worry about wearing any. Dress them up or down, these kicks will be your favorite go too's this coming season.
When it first made its debut back in 2007, Mad Men the series sparked a cultural phenomenon and before it ended, the show boasted more than 3m viewers. With a list as long as your arm of awards that include 3 back-to-back Golden Globes and 3 consecutive Emmys in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, Mad Men captivated the entire world thanks to its brilliant portrayal of the crazy era that was the 1960s and its stylish characters. These included Roger Sterling, the handsome advertising mogul, and the main subject of Sterling's Gold ($). This was presented as his memoir during the 4th season and is a great collection of his best one liners. A must for fans of show, ad men, and anyone who wants a darned good read.
Just in case you haven't noticed we've moved to our new diggs. Muted is now a full fledged member of the .com community with our new home on http://muted.com. We will continue to bring you great photographs, videos and write-ups featuring men's interests, while we work to solidify our brand. If you have any issues with the move or any suggestions for the site, please shoot us an email.