At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 911 celebrates its 50th anniversary with two sporty premieres: the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 Cup. Experience both models in this video recently dropped by the German automaker which takes them to the track, giving us a look at the beauties in motion.
The 2013 Alpina B3 Biturbo, based on the current BMW 3-Series F30 model, debuted this week at the Geneva Motor Show, and it’s everything one can expect from the auto tuner. The B3 features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder engine that delivers 410 hp, while torque is catapulted to nearly 442 pound-feet, and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This will send the B3 Bi-Turbo from 0-62 kph in 4.2 seconds and gives it a top speed of 190 mph.
An all-wheel-drive model of the B3 Bi-Turbo is in the works as well. As the M3 and M4 models are months away from being unveiled, this should keep the folks in UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC markets at bay. Yes, Alpina has no plans to release the B3 in the States.
Nike Sportswear gives us a look at their Lunar Solstice Mid SP White Label Pack, which is set to release for Spring/Summer 2013. White Label is also known as the “Made in Italy Collection” with this drop being a mid-top hybrid edition of the classic Air Solstice upper and a plush Lunarlon sole for added comfort and support. The Nike Lunar Solstice Mid is a limited edition release and will come in either a navy or bright blue colorway with nylon, mesh, suede and leather construction. Finer details include the its natural leather lining and embossed “NSW” branding on the insoles.
Look for the Nike Lunar Solstice Mid SP White Label Pack to be available in very limited numbers through select NSW stockists.
Our good friends over at HODINKEE have broke the news that Tudor will be re-entering the US market later this year. Rolex has stated that Tudor will be led nationally by Mr. Russell Kelly. Look for an official press release before with more details around Basel World. For now, check out the video below from HODINKEE featuring some influential folks talking about what the return of Tudor to the United States means to them.
Eleven years after the Ferrari Enzo, the Maranello-based automaker has officially unveiled their next supercar — the 2013 LaFerrari. Powered by the HY-KERS system that was developed alongside Ferrari’s Formula 1 racing efforts, LaFerrari features a 789-hp, 6.3-liter V-12 internal combustion engine that’s matched with a 120kW (161 hp) electric motor. All this is mated with Ferrari’s F1 dual-clutch gearbox, with claims of a 0-62 mph time under three seconds and a sub 7-second 0-124 mph time. Some of Ferrari’s top race drivers gave their insights into how the interior should be designed, in an effort to bring as much single-seater driving position to LaFerrari as possible. As a result, the driver’s seat itself is fixed and built to driver specification, while the steering wheel and pedals are adjustable to achieve proper reach.
We’re still waiting on some finer detailers like cost and weight but check out the launch video of the 2013 LaFerrari below to get your mouth watering.
Between all the press with Kate Upton as well as around the Super Bowl and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 becomes one of the most aggressively designed four-door coupes to hit the road. As bold lines streak across it, a turbocharged four-cylinder gives the CLA moves to match its looks, as well as a certain animal magnetism. Under the hood, it’s a turbocharged monster that’s nimble with all the right performance and tech detailings. The inline-4 engine works as one with its dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission and advanced sport-tuned suspension, dishing out 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque at your disposal. Add full Bluetooth connectivity, mbrace2 in-vehicle technology, and a host of innovative safety systems, and the CLA’s allure becomes overpowering.
The price tag allows the CLA-Class to creep in a hint under $30,000, making it extremely enticing and competitive in today’s market. Checkout the highlight film below to get more familiar.
Ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Auto show next month, we’ve got an early look at the Bentley’s new Flying Spur. It’s the ultimate high luxury sedan with performance to boot. The New Flying Spur brings forth more comfort and refinement than its predecessor while staying true to the Bentley name. The exterior features several revisions that give it a lower, wider appearance with sharp lines and subtle detailings throughout the shell.
It’s as aggressive as it is elegant with its lower roof line, deeply sculpted panels, precise feature lines and a muscular rear haunch. The front fenders are fitted with a new wing vent complete with a Bentley motif. The front also features a more upright chrome grille sits between the pairs of jewel-like LED headlamps. The rear of the new Flying Spur features a longer and lower boot lid while the horizontal single ellipse LED tail lamps combine with a new interpretation of the Bentley “Horse Shoe” feature line.
LVC hits the Levi’s Archives to reproduce garments from bygone eras. For Spring 2013, Levi’s Vintage Clothing pays tribute to the golden era of the American Hot Rod and the sharply dressed car owns and spectators who sported Levi’s. There are some must-have pieces throughout the lineup including a suede version of the classic military style bomber jacket worn by pilots in WWII. LVC’s rendition comes in navy blue, is medium weight, has a short regular fit, and plenty of fine detailing such sa ribbing on the collar, cuffs and bottom hem as well as contrast lining.
In addition to releasing the collection of Hot Rod-inspired Levi’s jeans and Sportswear, the Brand teamed up with Los Angeles-based filmmaker and curator Aaron Rose to make a short film about the origins of Hot Rod culture in Southern California back in the early 1950′s. Rose pulled from hundreds of hours of painstakingly researched archival footage ranging from old “juvenile delinquent” movies and Life Magazine drag-race films to home movies unearthed from personal collections. He dug deep in research and the result shows the effort. Rose delivers a striking and fast-paced film that captures the style and attitude of the uniquely American post-war subculture which continues to influence the worlds of fashion, music and mechanics to this day. You can check the video out below.
The Levi’s Vintage Clothing Spring 2013 Hot Rod collection will hit select retailers in the weeks ahead but you can check out the entire lineup online now through LVC’s newly redesigned site.
Aether has opened the doors to their first-ever stand alone retail store, AETHERsf. Located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, and constructed from three 8‘ x 9.6‘ x 40’ shipping containers, AETHERsf is the brainchild of Thierry Gaugain (designer behind AETHERstream), envelope a+d, and AETHER’s founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West. The AETHER concept store features a custom glassencased cantilevered lounge, reclaimed oak ﬂoors, and a third ﬂoor conveyor system which interacts with the customers needs on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. What’s most impressive is that all design partners were locally sourced in San Francisco.
AETHERsf will carry a wide range of men’s and women’s outerwear.