Mansory, one of the world's most renowned Luxury car customizers, has taken the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 to a whole new level. The Masory Carbonado "Black Diamond" ($CALL) has been so murdered out in carbon fiber, its almost invisible. But the body wasn't the only thing Mansory completely reworked. They also got their greedy little hads on the stock 6.5-liter V-12. In order to increase the punch, they added two Mansory turbochargers. Plus they replaced the pistons, connecting rods, rod bearings, crankshaft, crank and cylinder head with motor racing parts. Along with the newly designed exhaust system the Carbonado takes the stock 700 horses and blows it out of the water with an impressive 1250 horses. Torque has been limited to a still awe inspiring 664 lb-ft. With everything this whole kit gets a top speed of 236mph with a 0-60mph time of 2.6 seconds. Not too shabby.
Bloodshed motors, has pioneered the world's first class of Super Electric Muscle Cars (Super-E). They take classic, American made muscle cars, and add a high powered electric propulsion system. Add state of the art suspension and braking and you've got a monster on your hands. Or better yet, a Zombie 222 ($50K+).As the title says, the Zombie 222 is a street legel electric muscle car which just set the record for street legal EV cars at 165.3 MPH. Just missing the overall EV record of 165.5 MPH, which also includes non-street legal cars.The Zombie features an all electric twin 11" drive train, and a LiPo Prismatic Pouch High Tec systems racing battery, with a drive range of 40 to 140 miles depending on the pack size. This setup pushes an amazing 800+ horses, with over, wait for it, 1800 lb-ft of torque.Additional features include Bilstein coil over front suspension, SOT floating 3-link rear with Watts bar, Strange PRF180 Aluminum HD section, Flaming River rack and pinion steering, and 13" Brembo disk brakes. If you've got a muscle car you want to take all the way electric, expect to pay about $50K for a starter package, which gives you the same push as a standard V8 muscle car. Prices go up from there.
The Moto Guzzi V50 By Revival Cycles ($TBA) is another hit by the guys from Austin, Texas. This commissioned project started off with a bike that had been ridden cross-country a couple of times and served its owner well. Some of the many customizations they made was to completely detab the frame, swapped out the tank for one from a Yamaha RD400, custom built a new CNC for brace, rebuilt the electrical and many more improvements. The result is an absolutely stunning piece of work.
The Korchmar Marshall Olive Backpack ($522) is a grownup bag that's rugged and stylish at the same time. The bag features a waxed canvas exterior with beautiful antique leather trim. It's big enough to hold your laptop in its permanent padded computer sleeve and your tablets in the flat exterior zipper pocket. It also has two gusseted end pockets on the exterior for all your smaller gear. Additional features include a padded handle, adjustable shoulder strap with pad, and it easily converts from briefcase to backpack with its hidden straps.
If you don't know Kahn Design is known for taking Land Rovers and turning them into incredible pieces of art. Their latest creation is making its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Defender 6x6 By Kahn ($TBA) gets its name from its six tires and extended wheelbase. Kahn upgrades include and the body, 430 bhp engine, full panoramic roof, brakes and suspension. Even though the likely hood of this beast ending up in the garage of anyone you know is low, it's still great to appreciate some great workmanship.
Wearable technology is up there with VR in terms of being the next big thing; wearable technology is something many big companies are attempting, but the famous clothing designer and manufacturer Levi’s might have beaten them to the finish line with their newest creation. The new Levi Commuter Trucker Jacket ($TBA) uses Google technology and features jacquard tech that is woven into the denim and connects to a removable tag. This allows you to swipe and tap to do things like control your music player or even take calls. Levi’s is planning to release it next spring, and we can’t wait to see how it works.