After preliminary images were revealed in May, many insiders suggested that specs would become readily available for the Mini Cooper JCW GP soon after. As it turns out, the little dynamo would be shrouded in mystery…until now. Thanks to MotoringFile.com, we now have a better technical picture for the European release of the automobile. The [...]
Spies are cool…and men want to be them. Glamorised by everyone from Fleming to le Carré, Ludlum-style espionage is one of our oldest professions. But today’s spies seem more inclined to pass their days trussed up in a suitcase or being poisoned in a chain sushi bar than ravishing exotic lovelies, stroking cats and flying helicopters [...]
Swiss autotuner Mansory showed off a special Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, but it looks like they gave it another crack with this ‘Carbonado’ version. Limited to only 6 cars, the name derives from ”Black Diamonds” found in parts of Africa and Brazil. In addition to having a pretty cool monicker, [...]
Class is in session here as Mercedes-Benz offers a history lesson on the beloved G-Class SUV vehicles. See the history of the vehicle from its introduction through present day here.
If ever there was a car that could make you an instant superhero with the neighbourhood elementary school boys (and girls, for that matter), it would be the Porsche Cayman R, specifically painted in Peridot Metallic (a.k.a., Chernobyl Green). Consider it the ultimate Hotwheels sports car, come to life. We had the chance to toss [...]
Unlike other visionaries — Thomas Edison and Henry Ford come to mind — we were lucky enough to see the late Steve Jobs in action, and equally lucky that he gave a number of insightful interviews during his lifetime. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview ($4/rental) is one of those. Believed to be lost to the [...]
Got the munchies? Going stateside anytime soon? Anthony Bourdain of the No Reservations fame on the Travel Channel shows us where to fix those cravings in NYC. From cheese and cured meat at Salumeria Rosi to drinks at Wakamba cocktail lounge, and finally to Brasserie Les Halles for some of the best meat ever, this [...]
Labelled the SP12 EC, Ferrari has officially announced this latest creation for British musician Eric Clapton. Bearing a similar silhouette to the 458 Italia, additional body panels inspired by the 512 BB model punctuate the profile while there lies a rumored 4.5-liter engine under the hood. Special Projects and private automobile designer Pininfarina contributed to [...]
Inspired by colours of Team Great Britain, Paul Smith continues to share his love for cycling with Japanese saddlemaker, Kashimax. Wrapped in red leather, the saddle (£160 / $250) is detailed with gold embroidery that reads “Enjoy Your Riding -Paul Smith.”
Steak and chicken are usually the order of the day at Mark Hix’s Tramshed – but a slice of treats from artist Damien Hirst is a welcome addition to the culinary palette. Situated high above the floor and specifically crafted for the restaurant, “Cock and Bull” sees the artist once again employing animals inside a [...]
Crane.tv head up to Edinburgh for a chat with Michelin starred chef Albert Roux OBE. Don of modern cuisine and member of the highly talented Roux clan, Albert has designed the menu for super exclusive Scottish hotel, The Atholl. Offering just four suites, each with a kitchen and Private chef, food will play a huge [...]
How good does this look? Fresh Tastes share this easy to prepare carrot salad with tuna and avocado. This is a great option for a healthy, fast to serve dish that anyone can prep up. Fire it up as a salad dish for you next dinner party.
The man with the serious face, Tom Aikens is the youngest British chef to hold two Michelin stars, awarded for his work at Pied à Terre in the 90s. Having previously worked under food dons Joël Robuchon and Pierre Koffmann he currently runs ‘Tom Aikens’ in Chelsea.
Tarak Lesko of VisualSpicer.com found a cheaper way to get his hands on the Bugatti Veyron supercar. Granted, his version is only 2.5-feet long and held together by glue and sticky tape, but an impressive feat in its own right. The time lapse video showcases how Lesko mapped out the model’s impressive 159 parts on [...]
As the Beijing Motor Show rolls on, we’re treated to another big concept announcement, this time from British luxury automaker Bentley. Joining the ranks of Lamborghini and Maserati, the EXP 9 F is Bentley’s first foray into the recently coined “Super SUV” class of full-sized and ultra-exclusive luxury/performance vehicles.
The Audi TT started out as an exercise in modern Bauhaus Auto Union design and it’s been hugely successful in both 2+2 and roadster versions. Though neither car has been deemed especially quick, that all changes with the TT RS, a balls-to-the-wall 2+2 that makes other sports cars sweat like an elk in Ted Nugent’s [...]
For some it was the goal of the season, but for one man it was the goal of a career. Peter Crouch‘s sumptuous 25 yard volley against Manchester City has divided opinion (the debate: was it better than Sebastian Coates’ bicycle kick midweek?) but we can all agree on one thing: Crouch should be in [...]
Ferrari has finally revealed first images and details of their 599 successor officially named the F12 Berlinetta. Featuring a 6.2-liter (6262cc) 65 degree naturally-aspirated V12 engine delivering 740 HP (544 kW / 730 bhp), which translates to a specific output of 118 HP/liter, the Berlinetta has been described as “the most powerful and high-performance Ferrari [...]
Designers Ray Norton and Tom Kasher have re-envisioned the classic Triumph Bonneville with a retro-modern concept called the Speed Twin. With help from Triumph and Barbour, the duo crafted a stunning bike based around a 865cc air-cooled parallel twin and used Barbour’s signature fabrics on the seat and handlebar grips. Quite a shame that its [...]
Restoration Hardware introduces the Richards’ Trunks collection ($1,100-$4,300), a beautiful line of furniture designed after a classic English steamer trunk. The company replicated the original design’s construction and created a full line of chests, tables, and workspaces with hand-waxed canvas, wooden frames, and hand-hammered pins. Link
A quiet beach in Wales was the stage for the BMW M5 to show off its moxie. The majestic white car slips, slides and glides, literally dancing as if a trained ballerina. The turbo engines do nicely over the Pendine Sands which kick up at the mercy of the vehicle. This display is in support [...]
Ready to grab the golf world by its….Ok, we won’t go there. If you couldn’t already tell by the interesting branding, TaylorMade’s lightweight RocketBallz Driver ($300-$350) is all about speed. The adjustable club features “Inverted Cone Technology” for enhanced speed and COR, FCT for adjustability and accuracy, and gleaming white crown for better contrast against [...]
Odin’s latest fragrance, 07, is their latest unisex offering developed with Paris-based Drom perfumer Corinne Cachen. “Layering classically American scents inspired by the woods and surrounding waters of Northern California, 07 Tanoke arrives at a clean, crisp aroma that is grounded with a natural warmness. The masculine and feminine dichotomy that defines Odin Fragrances.” The [...]
The Mercedes-Benz SL has always been a much-coveted car, and what’s not to like? Big, luxurious, convertible and very German. All good things. The completely redesigned 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL carries on that tradition with a bit more boldness, a bit less weight and a generous heaping of opulence. With styling cues inherited from the range-topping [...]