Some cars may try their damndest to imitate, but all fall far short of the Alpha Romeo 8C Competizione. In fact, the only thing that could possibly touch the powerful grace of the 8C must come directly from Alpha Romeo itself. Rumors and snippets of information have been flying on an upcoming 8C GTA to be released next March in Geneva. The GTA will incorporate a variety of carbon fiber upgrades to cut 300 pounds off the standard 8C’s weight. When combined with a new ECU and some other under-the-hood tinkering, the GTA is expected to pump well over 500 horses out of its 4.7-liter V8. Performance should be pushed close to the defining sub-4, 200 range. Car aficionados are so enthused about this upcoming release that they’re creating wild speculations as to its looks. So take a deep sigh of relief because that’s what that white-lipped monstrosity in the picture is all about (courtesy of the UK’s Auto Express). Thankfully, the only actual white mouths are ours as we wait for glimpse of the real deal. In the meantime, enjoy some sexy shots of the 8C after the break. [via AutoBlog]-Via
The 289-ft. Maltese Falcon, the world’s largest, best designed, and most expensive sailing superyacht, has reportedly been sold for $100 million just a week after we reported the price had been slashed by $40 million. The incredible craft, which had at one point been listed as high as $165 million, was built by Perini Navi for venture capitalist Tom Perkins. The London Times reports Perkins has now found a buyer. “It has taken a while,” he conceded to the paper, noting his profit margin had shrunk somewhat. “It is not the best time in the world to sell it. I can’t tell you anything at all about the buyer. There is confidentiality.” With its three 20-story carbon fiber masts fully rigged the yacht can cross the Atlantic in 10 days. -Hat Tip
If you’re in the market for a multi-million dollar yacht (and honestly who isnt?) and looking to stand out a little more than typical yachtsman, we’ve found your yacht. You can thank us later.
The Olucus is a very futuristic looking yacht from Schöpfer Yachts. Its 250-foot, can accommodate 12 guests and can travel at speeds up to 25 knots. It got a double-height dining room, an elevator and a special area for ‘the owner’ + a lot more. – Baekdal
Amazing. And if that didn’t do it for your, go to our friends at Baekdal to catch a glipse of this 300 foot behemoth with an on deck pool, as if the ocean wasn’t enough water for you.
Like a beautiful woman without an attitude, a luxury car that isn’t too gaudy is difficult to find. It’s for this reason we love the new Mercedes Benz E-Class.
We’ve always though the E-Class to be an undervalued brand.Never too flashy on the outside but wrapped in luxury on the inside. However with the new introduction on the 9th generation E-Class, the brand has acquired some much deserved upgrades and a revamped moniker.
Coming in several different packages and interior accommodations, we have personally fallen in love with the Coupe.
Go to Mercedes-Benz’s site to see a beautiful photography set highlighting the collection.
00:01 seconds into the commercial above
Or for a more interesting post, see Benz try to explain why there’s a manufacturor error display in thier commercial here.
BUY IT Mercedes-Benz 2010 E-Class Starting at $49,000
If you’re in the market for fractional ownership of a yacht (and if you’re reading this site, there’s a good chance you are) then we have come to answer your prayers. YachtPlus launches it’s first Foster and Partners Designed Super Yacht.
“The fractional ownership super-yacht company, YachtPlus, launched its first yacht – The Ocean Emerald – in La Spezia, Italy on April 25 in the presence of Norman Foster. This contemporary 41 metre yacht has been designed with a strong emphasis on space and light and has five suites for up to 12 guests, who will be looked after by a permanent, highly trained crew of seven. The internal planning of the yacht offers total flexibility to respond to the diverse requirements of the owners and their guests and keen attention has been paid to design and detail ranging from the internal (2,790sqft) and external (2,495sqft) areas to cutlery, crockery, fabrics and crew uniforms. All furnishings and fittings are provided by the Italian manufacturer Cassina and kitchen and galley equipment by Schiffini.”
Basically what that means is unless you’re benefitting off of a ponzi scheme, chances are you probably won’t be able to afford it. But we won’t knock you for trying.
And it’s not like you have any reason to buy a yacht.
While we’re not big fans of helmets, if you must wear one, then it might as well look cool. The aggressive styling on the Shoei VFX-W achieves just that. Using a new shell-forming technology that allows even consistency across the helmet, and the ability to create new and radical shapes, Shoei was able to create a motocross helmet that satisfies our need for style and function.
It doesn’t just look good either. With a glare guard, quick release latch, and detachable cheek pads for easy removal in case of an accident, this helmet is designed for heavy use. Hell, this thing looks so good, we wouldn’t mind wearing it off the track.
BUY IT Shoei VFX-W Helmet $529
Blacked-out from fender to fender, the 2009 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 ($7,900) is an affordable, no-frills chopper that’s begging to be customized. The latest Harley Dark Custom motocycle, the Iron 883 offers plenty of old-school, anti-plastic style, including front fork gaiters, a drag-style handlebar, side-mount license plate holder, a chopped rear fender, a straight cut shorty dual exhaust, and 13-spoke cast aluminum wheels (19-inch front, 16-inch rear) with a fat 150 mm rear tire. The bike is powered by the impressive Evolution 883cc V-Twin engine.
BUY IT Harley Davidson Iron 883 $7900