Aston Martin Zagato Concept (and a bit of DB11)

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I was out on the bike this morning in preparation for a few up coming events. It was a beautiful morning and there were plenty of cyclists out making for a great buzz. There were also a few guys with a different idea for the morning and they were hitting the tarmac a lot faster than us in some nice cars. On a small windy coastal road a stunning, brand new 2016 SL400 overtook us in a heartbeat, it’s V6 blaring past. We were ooggling it as it went past but then we hear a much more satisfying roar coming up behind us hot on the heels of the Merc. An 11 year old Aston Martin DB9 throttles past with the most beautiful sound coming from its 5.9L V12 engine.

Never mind the Merc now, even as an 11 year old car that Aston tearing by made my day. What a sound!

That’s the thing about Astons, they never fail to impress and they always have that covetable appeal whether the looks, the sound or just plain because it’s an Aston Martin.

Last month we were enthralled with the announcement of the DB11. Video Below the break.

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GRAN TURISMO is back! – Trailer

Absolutely cannot wait for this!

Gran Turismo Sport is the newly announced, upcoming addition to the series. Due in November the new game is much anticipated as the brand literally holds the cornerstone for automotive racing games.

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We grew up playing all of the earlier GTs and have been praying for a PS4 GT since the PS4 was announced.

Looking like a complete start from scratch game the attention to detail appears to be endless if the spectacular trailer is anything to go by.

Check out some awesome screenshots and a trailer after the jump. Continue reading “GRAN TURISMO is back! – Trailer”

Who doen’t like hitting stuff?

We love hitting stuff. And we love well designed products. Here’s the best of both.

Tools are great, we’re big tool nerds and while we might not have huge budgets to buy all the expensive specialized tools out there we happily appreciate and drool over new tool porn.

Hammers, probably the most simple and oldest form of tool haven’t really changed much since ever, but recently there have been a slew of new hammers bringing high-tec materials to the mix with lightweight composites and shock absorbing designs. Fiskars new ISOCORE range seems to be leading the way in terms of look and functionality.

Featuring their recognisable colour-set their new hammers cover a range of uses and range in price from about 40-70 dollars depending on size.

Basically an AMG Qashqai

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We all know the crossover market has been going mad the last few years and every car maker has been jumping on the bandwagon. Mercedes released the GLC not so long ago and now AMG has gotten their awesome little tweaking, horsepower-creating hands on it.

Behold the AMG GLC 43.

Twin-turbo 3L V6 animal with 363 horses and lots of torque. It doesnt look too bad either… for a mercedes.

Smart anything.

We love the smart revolution that’s happening over the last few years. It’s great to see the slew of new products that are bringing little bits of connected smartness to various devices and products that have always been dumb products. It’s a little haphazard at the moment however; with smart this and smart that coming out when it’s not entirely clear if it’s even necessary to have a particular smart product. “Smart” technology is finding it’s feet I guess and after a while it will probably become ubiquitous for products to be “Smart” and connected and they will no longer be referred to as Smart. They just will be.

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Tables won’t be smart tables, they’ll just charge your personal devices and sync data and display metrics and record stats and offer personalised content for whoever is sitting at them. Car’s will become so smart that I can see steering wheels disappearing and we can expect scenes like in iRobot where cars tailgate autonomously in cavalcades along highways efficiently traveling at highspeed and ejecting individual cars when they need to get off for their destination. Drones will probably become every-day items and you’ll probably never have to walk your dog again, your drone will do it or some kind of “Smart” collar. Video after the break  Continue reading “Smart anything.”

2017 Audi A5

Did you know it has been 10 years since the Audi A5 hit the market? Ya, I didn’t either… well, it will be ten in 2017, but the new model is previewed already. It really doesn’t seem like we have had this car for a decade considering it still looks fresh and sprightly. There must be some great deals going on original 2007 models, albeit with a fair few miles on the clock.

We’ve been admiring A5’s for years and while the rest of the Audi lineup has been
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