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  • Ford Mustang V-8 model kit

    Many of us don't have access to an engine pulley, complete tool chest, endless time, garage space, patient partners and spare cash. To help us overcome our lack of a complete garage and shop tools, German model company Franzis offers a 1:3 scale model of the 1965-1967 Ford Windsor V-8 with crankcase, pistons, valves, and rods, that can be built in about four hours without glue or a quart of Quaker State. The engine measures more than 10 inches long, nearly 8 inches wide, and 10.7 inches deep when fully assembled. It's plastic, because metal parts would be far more expensive, heavier, and...

  • 2019 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner and 1930 Bentley 8 Litre
    Bentley marks 100 years with a book weighing 66 pounds

    Next year marks Bentley's 100th year of operation and the brand revealed its first celebration plan. To mark the milestone date, Bentley will release a limited edition book covering a century of operations and the brand's future. As we learned in July, it will also build a special Mulsanne as a...

  • “Ferrari” art book by Taschen
    Ferrari book comes with signatures of Marchionne, Enzo's son

    Ferrari owners tend to be a passionate bunch. They also tend to be relatively wealthy. Now, art book specialist Taschen is out with a new work we're sure many Ferrari owners will be clamouring after. It's dedicated to the Prancing Horse, and the first 250 editions come complete with the signatures...

  • Pirelli Design P Zero Sound bluetooth speaker
    Pirelli Design apes F1 tire for new Bluetooth speaker

    Pirelii Design has the perfect item for those that fall in the middle of a Venn diagram comprised of motorsport fans and audiophiles. It's a new Bluetooth speaker created through a partnership with Italian audio company IXOOST, and the design is modeled after the tires used on Formula 1 race cars...

  • Discommon's Ferrari F40 coffee table
    This Ferrari F40 coffee table will set you back $20,000

    The world of high-end furniture is filled with eye-popping pieces paired with eye-watering price tags. Accessories can fall into this spectrum of attraction partnered with repellant price points. That's where Discommon comes in, a brand bringing items to market like a $3,000 Flask, $1,200 straight...

  • Porsche Design 911 GT3 Bluetooth speaker
    911 GT3 exhaust Bluetooth speaker is for the most die-hard Porsche enthusiast

    More often than not, the soundtrack to any Porsche 911 is the sound of its engine sitting at the rear of the car. Now, Porsche Design, the official accessories department of the Stuttgart sports car brand, will let enthusiasts take a piece of the 911 with them as their source of tunes outside of...

  • Naim for Bentley Mu-so Qb

    Bentley and Naim audio have been churning out highly enjoyably listening experiences since 2008. That is, of course, if you can afford the entry fee. To enjoy the audio system you obviously need to be able to spend a large sum of money on the car in which it's wired. There's a new way though to enjoy a Naim system designed for Bentley fans. It goes inside your house and costs quite a bit less than a Bentley. ALSO SEE: Pagani Huayra Dinastia makes purple and turquoise look amazing It's called the Naim for Bentley Mu-so and Mu-so Qb. No, we don't have any clue why it's called that either, but...

  • Richard Mille
    Aston Martin forms partnership with watch brand Richard Mille

    Aston Martin has announced a partnership with Swiss luxury watch brand Richard Mille, famous for its tourbillon-equipped watches such as the sapphire crystal-encased RM 056. Emulating similar partnerships of rivals such as Ferrari [NYSE:RACE], the partnership between Aston Martin and Richard Mille...

  • Tesla Model S for kids by Radio Flyer
    Radio Flyer Makes A Tesla Model S For Kids: Video

    The Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S is undoubtedly a popular car, apparently even with kids. Radio Flyer teamed up with Tesla to make a pint-sized Model S for a slightly younger demographic than the full-size model. The toy Tesla includes working headlights and an opening front trunk, which Tesla...

  • Koenigsegg Produces The Most Expensive Key Ever
    Koenigsegg Designs The World's Most Expensive Car Key

    The key fob for a number of high-end vehicles can often cause a bit of a stir. That's because there's potentially big money being spent on these optional extras. Go price out a Porsche and you can get a key made that looks like your very vehicle. Buy an Aston Martin and you'll be starting your car...

  • Lego Mustang Set
    Lego And Ford Team Up To Release Mustang, F-150 Raptor Sets

    In an odd trick of science, it turns out there there is nothing more painful than stepping on a Lego. Now, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] and Lego have found a way to make that experience even more painful. Step on one of their two new Ford Lego sets and not only will you have a pain in your foot but...

  • Scalextric SPECTRE Set
    Tiny Aston Martin Vs Tiny Jaguar Means Scalextric Fun: Video

    You're never going to drive the Aston Martin DB10. Even if you had the money to afford an Aston, you can't buy the DB10. Same goes with the Jaguar CX-75. Both are concept vehicles created in small batch form to perform an automotive dance on either side of good and evil. They play a starring role...

  • Volvo voice control with Microsoft Band 2 smartwatch

    Will wearable technology actually become a thing? Perhaps. Volvo, however, isn’t waiting around to find out and instead is already rolling out new features on its cars that leverage some of the capabilities of wearable technology such as the smartwatch. The Swedish automaker recently teamed up with Microsoft to help accelerate the adoption of new technologies in its cars. For example, the two firms have already announced the development of a virtual showroom that relies on Microsoft’s HoloLens technology. HoloLens is the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer...

  • Ford GT snap-together model
    Ford GT Snap Kits Will Be Free To Kids At Detroit Auto Show

    Want a Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT but know that you won't be able to afford one? Well, at least your kid can get one free, albeit in 1/25 scale. Kids visiting the Ford booth at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit January 16-24 will be able to get a free snap-together plastic...

  • ArcaBoard hoverboard
    ArcaBoard hoverboard available for pre-order

    We’ve seen several designs for hoverboards in the past but none of these looked even remotely close to production. That isn’t the case for the ArcaBoard, which is available for pre-order and promised to start delivery in April, 2016. The latest hoverboard was developed by an aerospace...

  • Porsche Classic car care kit
    Porsche Classic Comes Out With Special Care Kit For Older Cars

    Owning a classic car is more popular than ever but looking after them, especially if they’re particular special models, needs to be done correctly in order to preserve the original condition. One of the most popular classic cars to own is the 911, and for owners of these there is the Porsche...

  • AT&T TE Mobley Wi-Fi Hot Spot
    AT&T's New Car-Based Wi-Fi Must Be Plugged Into OBD II Port

    Neither aftermarket or OEM car-based Wi-Fi systems are particularly new. We had great results testing a system during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance back in 2012, and the public's growing unease with being offline has ensured plenty more choices have cropped up in the years since. ALSO SEE...

  • Vertu for Bentley luxury smartphone
    First Vertu For Bentley Smartphone Revealed, Costs $17,100: Video

    Vertu, the independent luxury phone company originally formed by Nokia, announced back in July that it would work closely with Bentley to develop a series of smartphones that feature the design, craftsmanship and elegance found in the British automaker’s lineup. Well, the first of the new...

  • 2014 Bentley Mulsanne 95

    Vertu, the independent luxury phone company originally started by Nokia, will work closely with Bentley to develop a series of smartphones that feature the design, craftsmanship and contemporary elegance Bentley’s lineup of cars are renowned for. Vertu has worked with automakers in the past, including Ferrari, but now it’s entered an exclusive five-year partnership with Bentley. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Packs 707 Horsepower: Video The first ‘Vertu for Bentley’ phone is planned for launch in October. It will be followed by four further units, each of...

  • Koenigsegg Razer Blade laptop
    Koenigsegg Joins Other Supercar Brands With Custom Laptop

    Few of us will ever be able to afford a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini, or a Koenigsegg. The closest most of us will get to an official product carrying the mark of a supercar maker is branded merchandise. A cuddly teddy bear, perhaps. MUST SEE: The Story Behind The World's Fastest Nissan GT-R: Video A...

  • Gold, platinum and diamond encrusted Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 model
    $7.5 Million Solid Gold Lamborghini: In Dubai, Of Course

    When you have, quite literally, everything--or at least the capacity to buy everything--what do you want? Solid gold models of $400,000 cars, apparently. That's our take-away from this $7.5 million solid gold Lamborghini Aventador model, anyway. Carved from an 1,100-pound block of solid gold, the...

  • Fiat SMEG 500
    Fiat Teams Up With SMEG For 500 Refrigerator

    Italian stye is oft imitated but hard to actually get right. The Italians have knack for producing all sorts of goods that simply look fantastic, and this extends from their suits to their cars on to their... appliances? Yes, now that Fiat has teamed up with SMEG to create the SMEG 500...

  • Aston Martin pram by Silver Cross - Image: Carsguide
    Aston Martin Pram Is Perfect For Baby 007s

    Aston Martin has lent its name to a luxury pram built by fellow British firm Silver Cross, which has been building baby “carriages” since 1877. The new pram, whose official name is the Aston Martin Silver Cross Surf, costs 2,000 British pounds (approximately $3,000) and will be offered...

  • Cadillac WiFi demonstrated in a CTS sedan
    Internet On The Go: Mobile WiFi Hotspots Vs. OEM Solutions

    So you're planning a trip across some non-trivial fraction of the country, but you know you (or your passengers) will need or want to be connected to the Internet along the way. What to do? Sure, extending the web into the car basically ruins any chance at a Griswold family moment, but it can also...

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