Audi’s very special performance wagon is finally coming to America. It’s powered by a 4.0L twin-turbo V8, and combined with a 48-volt hybrid system, makes 591hp and 590 lb-ft. of torque, launching you and your family to 62 mph in just 3.6 sec, on its way to a 190mph top speed when fully equipped. And it sounds fantastic.
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Inspired by the camoulflage abilities of squids, Vollebak’s unique jacket looks a black oil slick in subdued lighting, but when exposed to the sun or bright light, millions of microscopic glass spheres make it reflect every color in the visible spectrum. Beyond its looks, it’s waterproof, windproof, and super easy to move in.
We spent a couple of weeks living with the latest generation of Sony’s impressive high-tech robot dog, Aibo, and really are gonna miss the pup now that he’s gone. While he was here, we managed to capture just a handful of his tricks, along with his ebullient personality. Fetch our full review of Aibo on Technabob.
Like the Chiron, the Bugatti Centodieci is powered by an 8.0L W16 engine, but that’s about where the similarities end. This $9 million special edition features a unique design inspired by the EB 110 Super Sport, plus it cuts weight, increases downforce by 200 lb, and bumps its horsepower to 1600. Just 10 will be made, and they’re all sold.
Take your home theater to the next level with Nakamichi’s excellent multi-speaker soundbar systems. They offer enveloping, theater-quality audio, with full support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:x, and come in 7.1.4, 7.2.4, and 9.2.4 configurations with quad surround speakers, dual subwoofers, and up to 1000 watts of total system power.
As special as the Lexus LC 500 already is, this limited edition of the luxurious 471 horsepower, V8-powered sports coupe looks just that much more gorgeous bathed in rich Nori Green paint, and decked out with two-tone tan and black aniline leather, and Alcantara trim inside. Just 100 of these unique cars are coming to the U.S.
We’ve always loved the way Bowers & Wilkins audio gear sounds, and now we love the way it looks too. Their premium Formation Bar, Formation Wedge, and Formation Bass offer sculptural design, high-performance sound, instantaneous wireless syncing between speakers, and crisp 96kHz/24-bit high-res streaming.
Watchmaker Bell & Ross presents a streamlined version of its iconic pilot’s watch, featuring a 42mm matte khaki ceramic case, and a two-layer face which gives depth to its numerals and markers. The lower layer and hands are coated in orange Super-Luminova for nighttime visibility. Limited to 999 pieces.
Ohio artist Melissa Crisp creates these incredibly cool steel fire pits which feature intricately cut scenes of nature. Each one creates a dramatic silhouette when a fire is lit. They’re built for wood, but can be converted to burn gas. We especially love the Phoenix Rising design.
This stunning coachbuilt Italian sports coupe is built with an ultra-lightweight carbon and aluminum chassis. It’s powered by a hybrid drivetrain with a supercharged 750 hp V8, along with an 215 hp electric motor. Limited to just 150 cars, each one is built by hand to the customer’s specs.
This incredible handmade musical monster has a body sculpted to look just like Godzilla, complete with a pointy spine, scaly skin, sharpened teeth and claws, and purple LED lighting to show it all off. If The Awesomer was a heavy metal band, all of our instruments would be based on Kaiju.
This lightweight, transparent canoe-kayak hybrid is made from vacuum-formed Lexan, letting you and a friend see through to the water, rocks, and sea life below your boat. A double UV layer prevents yellowing, and the frame is made from T6 6061 anodized aluminum. Substantial discounts available when buying 2 or more kayaks.
Droog Moto’s monster motorcycle which looks like it came straight from the wasteland of Mad Max: Fury Road – assuming they had a detail shop to clean off all the dirt and grime. Its got a 250cc 2-cylinder engine, heavy duty suspension, and gigantic, rugged tires with thick treads. Each bike is custom built to its rider’s size.
Combining mountain and cruiser bike looks in one, Vintage Electric’s Rally packs a 750-watt drivetrain that can help speed you along up to 28 mph, with a range of 20 to 60 miles, depending on conditions and degree of assist. Thanks to its wide and knobby Schwalbe tires, it’s comfortable on a wide variety of terrain.
Designed by Nazar Şigaher and crafted from laser-cut anodized aluminum, Meyer Objects‘ unique wall clock extends its hour and minute hands into an outer frame, creating an ever-changing piece of wall art with each passing minute of the day. Sadly, it’s also priced like a work of art.
We’re loving the rustic, industrial look of the hefty metal pieces in this chess set from Echo Hill Forge. Each piece is hand-forged from steel, and the set comes in a custom wooden storage box. The game board isn’t included, though there are plenty to choose from here.
Big Idea Design came up with a versatile screwdriver in the Bit Bar. Now they’re doing the same for wrenches. The spendy, but awesome little Ti EDC Wrench is based on a Swedish wrench design that allows it to work with 25 different bolt sizes. It has a pocket clip to make it easy to carry.
This motorized digital telescope uses a crowdsourced database help it track and point at celestial objects. Its light amplification tech captures series of short exposures to display color and detail not typically visible through traditional telescopes, and its optics are designed to limit the impact of light pollution.
Even if you get a personalized license plate from the government, it’s unlikely to cost more than $100. But as Half as Interesting explains, low plate numbers and hard to find words can sell for ridiculous amounts of money on the private market to insanely wealthy people with money to burn.
This impressive 50mm chronograph from luxury watchmaker Breitling features a black case made from a lightweight military textile fiber, an aviation-inspired dial with stenciled type, and a super-precise 47-jewel movement. Available with either a Volcano Black or vibrant Cobra Yellow background, in 12h or 24h formats.
A very special edition pocket multitool from Swiss knife and watch maker Victorinox. The SwissTool BS is murdered-out in black oxide steel, and includes 29 useful functions in one, including pliers, screwdrivers, saws, wire tools, openers, knives, rulers, and more.
This truly exquisite turntable uses coils and magnets to levitate its platter above its base. Not only is the design eye-catching, but it eliminates unwanted vibrations that might be transmitted by speakers. It has a lightweight carbon fiber tonearm and a premium Ortofon cartridge. Save 10% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
Born out of the reincarnated Italian sportscar maker De Tomaso, the P72 is a purist’s dream, featuring a smoothy-sculpted carbon fiber monocoque body, a rear, mid-mounted V12 engine, and a proper 6-speed manual gearbox. Just 72 will be made, and detailed specs have yet to be revealed.
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