This Memorial Day Weekend, the fine folks at Bentley were kind enough to toss us the keys to their flagship coach, the Mulsanne. It is the pinnacle of British engineering and built from the ground up in Bentley’s Crewe, UK headquarters. The detailing is as impressive as you’d expect from Bentley as there is really no expense spared both in aesthetics and performance. It takes roughly two months to build a Bentley Mulsanne and expectedly so as more than 50 percent of this time involves handcraftsmanship. It takes style cues from past Bentleys — the Bentley 8 Litre, Flying Spur of the 1950s, Brooklands, Azure as well as the Arnage. The result is a car that’s simultaneously modern and classic. The work that goes in to making such a grand car look so powerful and versatile is unparalleled in the industry and proves once again why Bentley is the last of its kind and is the opposite of mass production.
Kanye West’s second run with Nike in the form of the Air Yeezy II is set to release next month with details of the final colorway being recently unveiled. The Platinum colorway is shown here and features hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels that are fitted with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh. The reptilian inspired spikes on the back are molded to perfection and are complimented with a strap to offer greater symmetry and lock down. The AY II’s take much inspiration from the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole and feature iconic Nike Cross Training silhouettes with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.
The detailing on the Air Yeezy II’s is phenomenal with a fine mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon and soft nubuck. Other more subtle finishings include the hieroglyphic writing that spells out ‘YZY’ on a loop strap, as well as the obelisk shaped lace aglet screws, anaconda texture on the eyelets and the Roman numeral ‘II’ fitted leather lace toggle.
The Nike Air Yeezy II’s are set to release on June 9th in both the black and platinum colorways in very limited quantities.
Jawbone has released the Big Jambox, a larger version of the more compact Jambox. This one’s just as portable with amazing sound quality to match. Stream audio from any Bluetooth-friendly mobile device such as your iPhone or iPad. If you want more, load it with software updates and apps to take things next level. Not only can you stream phone calls and music, but you can utilize it for Skype, FaceTime, and other video chat applications as well.
The Big Jambox is available now for $299 through Jawbone.
Our good friends at Hodinkee give us a first look at Autodromo’s latest creation — the Vallelunga Chronograph watch. The label’s driving watches got introduced just this fall and they’ve already been a tremendous success story for the fairly new brand. They feature an exceptional design as expected and are offered at a sub-grand price point that’s sure to entice a lot of folks, including us. Some key things to note include the Vallelunga’s Swiss made movement, stopwatch, 30 minute counter, and the big date calendar window.
The Autodromo Vallelunga Chronograph is available now in two colorways through the brand’s online store for an impulse-friendly price of $550.
Got a couple milli you’re just itching to burn? Bugatti’s unveiled this one-of-a-kind, procelain-trimmed Grand Sport created for the Beijing Motor Show. The Wei Long edition celebrates the Year of the Dragon and comes in white with red trim. For 1.58 million Euros, you get a ton of power alongside the infinite amounts of bragging rights.
Adobe has announced the release of Creative Suite 6, the latest iteration of its professional design software suite, as well as a new online product called Creative Cloud. Image editor Photoshop leads the offerings while other notable tools such as Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, and Flash are in the bundle as well. The complete package comes in the form of the CS6 Master Collection, which sells for a cool $2,599, though you can opt for Creative Cloud, a new subscription model that includes all the apps for just $49.99 per month. Adobe Creative Cloud makes all the apps available for subscribers to download and also features online services for sharing and publishing content created with the suite. Adobe’s mobile apps for iOS and Android are thrown into mix as is 20GB of online store, and file syncing between devices.
Adobe CS6 will be available within 30 days though pre-ordering is on now.
Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has taken the covers off their latest concept vehicle — Urus — a Spanish breed of bull that sits somewhere between fighting size and hauling size. Though the name hit the rumor mill quite some time ago when the Estoque four door was unveiled, looks like the name is being reserved for Lambo’s SUV of the future. You won’t see it on the streets until 2005 but we’re expecting power and Lamborghini to be put a lid on the carbon emissions in the process. 50 percent of customer deliveries are aimed at the United States so expect this to be one competitive SUV, one that’s owned by some pretty impressive contention — the Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne, as well as the BMW X6 M.
More looks at the Lamborghini Urus SUV below.
Inside Line gives us a closer look at Tony Stark’s Acura NSX from the forthcoming flick, The Avengers. Though it looks like the Acura NSX Concept that’s been making the auto show appearances as of late, it’s a re-envisioned 1991 Acura NSX under the new design, interior and all. How else was Acura going to out-show Tony’s R8 from the Iron Man movies? If you’re wondering why Inside Line says this beauty ranks right up there with the bat-mobile as one of the most impressive movie cars ever built, check out the video below.
Google X, the California-based tech company’s low key development lab, has been developing this among several other creations for quite some time now and they’ve finally decided to let us in on what they’re cooking up. “A team within our Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.” It’s a more vivid picture of what’s to come — augmented reality eyewear that puts the world at your eyelids. Imagine being able to ditch your beloved smartphone and go hands free while controlling and seeing navigation prompts through your shades. There’s a ton more we’ve yet to learn about Project Glass but atleast now our mouths are watering. Check the video below to see what the geniuses over at Google have envisioned thusfar. Dreams to reality, folks.