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Audi creates the R18 Ultra Chair

New chairs normally don’t excite us but this one does. A Vorsprung durch Technik makeover was given to the household chair. It takes inspiration from the Audi sports prototype that participated in the Le Mans 24-hour race this year, leading to an overwhelming 1-2-3 finish. The R18 Ultra Chair made its global debut in early December at the Design Miami. The R18 Ultra Chair was built from the creative minds of designers Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram.

The most efficient and sustainable processes were used to build this chair, using a combination of carbon fibre, carbon and high-strength sheet aluminium. The chair is guaranteed to be almost feather-light to lift with its maximum stability and comfort with minimum consumption of materials. The aesthetically-pleasing chair was introduced in prototype form at the Milan Furniture Fair last April.

It featured a range of sensors that could gather data on the forces at play each time that the chair was used. About 1,500 testers got the chance to try it. The designers worked together with the engineers at the Audi Lightweight Construction Centre. They gathered data that they then used for the prototype. This enabled them to create a product that epitomizes the principles of Audi ultra lightweight construction for a total weight of just 2.2 kilograms.

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Collezione Automobili Lamborghini offers special edition accessories for new Urus super SUV

Customers planning to purchase the Lamborghini Urus may want to further celebrate their ownership of the first super sports utility vehicle in the world by availing of co-branded personalized accessories exclusive only to the clients of the Italian sports car maker.

These special edition accessories were all created by Collezione Automobili Lamborghini in partnership with Italian luxury craft companies like shoemaker Enzo Bonafè, fashion house Hettabretz and luggage manufacturer Tecknomonster. Clients would love the fact that these accessories are customizable, which means these special edition collections can be tailor-fitted to their desires in accordance with the style criteria of the Lamborghini brand.

For Urus customers, Collezione Automobili Lamborghini is presenting two moccasins from the luxury handmade shoe collections of Enzo Bonafe. Customers can choose from three different colors for each of the shoe design, including beige and black suede.

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Porsche is selling honey produced at its nature reserve area in Leipzig

The company founded by Ferdinand Porsche has been in the business of building vehicles -- sports cars, SUVs and race cars – since 1931. The brand has long catered to the needs of motorists wanting a sporty ride built from around 24,000 auto race wins, including over 50 class victories at Le Mans. Meanwhile, consumers who want premium honey could also get it from Porsche.

Yes, the aforementioned information is right. Porsche is indeed now producing honey, not as a major source of income, but as part of a sustainability program. This honey – derived from 1.5 million honey bees from the company’s off-road area near its Leipzig plant – is now being sold in the Porsche Leipzig customer center shop under the name “Turbienchen.”

These bees aren’t the only inhabitants in Porsche’s off-road area. According to the German sports car maker, the nature reserve is now home to other wild animals like deer, amphibians, hares, birds, and bats. Everything was set into motion when the sports car company established colonies of Exmoor ponies and aurochs in the off-area, which measures around 132 hectares. As time passed, this off-area became a nature reserve, an offshoot of the company’s sustainable pasture concept at Porsche Leipzig.

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Show your love for the Mercedes-AMG brand with a new option: the LED Projector AMG Emblem

In 2013, Mercedes-Benz started offering a novel way to make the vaunted Mercedes-Benz star on the grille more noticeable in the dark – by illumination. This simple but innovative illuminated Mercedes-Benz star managed to attain huge success, with increasingly more customers availing of this option from Mercedes’ original-parts program. Now, this program is offering another way to spice up a Mercedes vehicle – the new LED Projector AMG Emblem feature.

Mercedes is making the LED Projector AMG Emblem available to almost every model in its lineup. This means that whether a customer drives an A-Class or is hitting the road in a GLS, he or she could have this customization feature be installed on his or her ride. However, the LED Projector AMG Emblem could only be fitted on Mercedes model with the door lighting packages that come with factory-installed entrance light mounted at the bottom of the front doors. Once installed, the LED Projector AMG Emblem would replace the factory-installed entrance lights.

Once the driver or front passengers open their respective doors, the AMG emblem – an apple tree on the river that symbolizes the company’s location in Affalterbach, Germany – would be projected into the entrance area in a three-dimensional manner through the entrance lighting mechanism located at the bottom of the front door. This mechanism makes one’s entry into a Mercedes vehicle more special, allowing the driver or the front passenger to enjoy a more exceptional experience.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owners are in for a special treat after Dodge has recently announced that it is making their cars extra special by offering exclusive aftermarket car accessories. Included in the collection are some fancy car covers, a leather-bound track manual and the optionally available street tires for drag performance enthusiasts.

The Pirelli performance tires which come in the sizes of 305/35ZR20 will be wrapped on the 20-inch standard wheels that suit the Challenger Hellcat’s Widebody set-up. The package is only offered on the Dodge Demon which is available for purchase through Mopar Performance Parts and Accessories. Given that the stock drag radials may also be prone to damage especially in colder climates, having an extra set of high performance tires is not far from being a necessity.

Among the aftermarket products currently available are Mopar’s rear seat delete package which gives the owners the option to remove the rear seat if they initially availed the Demon to come with the rear seat. This may sound simple but the package offers all the necessary parts and hardware that would have been used in the first place had the customer chose the Demon without the rear seat ready.

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During the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Land Rover presented something that no other automaker has before - an off-road stroller for parents to use when transporting their toddlers. In other words, Land Rover came up with a baby carriage that is perfect for babies who would like to go off roading but are not capable of walking yet.

Land Rover was able to make this possible by entering a partnership with iCandy and creating an all-terrain stroller dubbed as the iCandy Peach All-Terrain Special Edition push chair. With these capabilities, no one expects this stroller to be easily affordable. In fact, it comes with a $2,000 price tag.

We're letting you guys decide whether or not this stroller is worth your money for what it is. In fact, one might get an actual off-roader vehicle that's probably been worn out for the same price. Furthermore, your kid might already have learned how to walk even before you finish paying for this stroller.

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Those who will attend the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show will be able to personally witness the Mercedes-Benz EQ A Concept, but if you want to experience something even more high-tech, check out the automaker’s E-Class Estate that features an augmented reality roof box. You’ll probably wonder how Mercedes-Benz Accessories’ demonstration works. Well, visitors of the auto show will have to use Microsoft’s HoloLens glasses and a camera to recognize their hand movements, which lets them store skis and bags into the storage space.

Some of you may not be into high-tech gimmicks like this, and that’s completely fine because Mercedes-Benz Accessories will also display several customized X-Class pickups that will demonstrate the wide variety of available parts to improve the truck’s overall appearance. These include soft or hard tonneau covers for the truck, a bed cap, styling bars, side steps, a bed liner and storage box. For a more durable and a better off road truck, Mercedes can offer you a three-piece stainless steel underbody guard to protect the engine, transmission and exhaust system.

It is not just the pickup that Mercedes will be putting on display in Frankfurt. A GLC Coupe will feature the company’s aftermarket roof spoiler. In the cabin, passengers will get an attachment point that fits a coat hanger, folding table, a camera mount, or tablet holder. The C-Class Estate gets the same item too. The GLA-Class, on the other hand, will be getting roof rail tracks. This lets the compact crossover carry the Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike, with a carbon fiber frame and 3.9 inches (100 millimeters) of suspension travel. Last but not the least, the S-Class Cabrio sits on a set of 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels.

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If you have always wanted the really pricey Porsche Design 911 Soundbar that looks like a 911 GT3 exhaust and costs $3,500, there is a new alternative that you might want to consider for your home - that is the 911 Speaker that is also by Porsche Design. Though this speaker is not a replication of any part of the 911, it costs almost $3,000 less at only $599.

By looking at the design of the speakers, the closest thing it looks like would be the dual exhausts of the GT3. The compact speakers have dimensions of 11.42 inches long, 6.1 inches wide, and 4.7 inches in height (290 x 155 x 120 millimeters). As for the quality, the speakers are made of aluminum housing that is finished in high-gloss black. It features a 60-watt system with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity that you can pair up with devices as far as 33 feet away (10 meters). Inside, it has a lithium-ion battery pack that can play your music for as long as 24 hours, and the best part is the fact that it supports voice commands.

But that is not all it features, if you get two of these, you will be able to pair both devices for a stereo sound, unlocking a new feature. One will act as the left component, while the other will act as the right one. It is either that, or both speakers will broadcast the same music from two different parts of your home, enabling it to fill a larger space.

Read the entire article You can now have supercar sound in your home with Porsche Design 911 Speaker

Are you the type who loves traveling and exploring? Or are you one of those people who go on out of town trips spontaneously? If you are, we think this is the perfect car for you. Photos of the new MINI Countryman have been circulating around the net, and it is looking cooler than ever.

The British automaker says that this model is about the spirit of discovery. And we totally agree with them. MINI Countryman fits five passengers, it has a huge trunk capacity, an optional all wheel drive system, and now, it adds comfort and a more homey vibe to its passengers with its convertible roof tent.

Mini collaborated with Autohome to come up with this genius idea. Autohome is an Italian company that has been around for over 50 years, with a specialization in roof tents for automobiles. The inspiration of the design comes from both Mini’s product portfolio, combined with Autohome’s signature design.

Read the entire article Adventurers will love this roof tent built by Autohome for the MINI Countryman

McLaren car owners will be thanking the automotive company as it has decided to roll out new goodies for the 540C, 570S and 570GT sports car line-up. From this series of accessories, they surely can enhance their rides to compete with the new releases of car companies far and wide, not only for aesthetic purposes but also to increase their protection.

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) came up with a tier of personalized packages fit to either protect or enhance the said super cars. MSO has shown off an array of personalized cars lately, including the new 720S that was unveiled earlier this month at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. MSO is the division of McLaren automotive solely responsible for client's commissions. This department has 5 level of services: MSO Limited, MSO Defined, MSO Programmes, MSO Heritage and the MSO Bespoke division.

It should also be mentioned that the brand offers new floor mats and cargo-area mats. The British automaker protection products are made to keep the prized materials of the Sports Series in mint condition. Indoor and outdoor covers to protect your beloved vehicle's bodywork and paint are now at hand. Also available are skid plates that can be mounted underneath the vehicles and shield the ever delicate front diffusers from grating against speed bumps and curbs.

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The new Nissan NP300 Navara will be launched along with around 125 dealer-fit accessories. This means that upon its delivery, the NP300 Navara is all set to tackle the road and off-road, dressed according to the preferences of its owners.

Recently named as the International Pick-up of the Year, the NP300 Navara boasts of being offered with an array of first-in-sector features and innovations, further widening its appeal while ensuring that it would be more than ready to face tough challenges ahead.

These first-in-the-sector features and innovations include the tailgate assist system that lowers the NP300 Navara's tailgate smoothly at a single push of a button, as well as a sliding load tray that makes it easier to load and unload on the award-winning pickup.

Read the entire article Dress up your new Nissan NP300 Navara with extensive accessories straight from dealers

There’s a reason why Audi has the four rings branding; it’s because the new Audi R18 is the Olympic Gold jackpot. This masterpiece had its unveiling at the Audi Training Centre Munich, where it was premiered at the Audi Sport Finale on Saturday.

In the DTM race, Audi has gone with tradition and kept the driver lineup as it was. The Audi R8 LMS is having its first full racing season in the GT event. One hundred and twenty five candidates have applied for the 20 available places in the Audi Sport TT Cup 2016.

Speaking at Le Mans, Dr Wolfgan Ullrich Head of Audi Motor sports said that the company is creating a “clear signal” of its motorsport prowess as it relies on TDI, the most successful automotive efficiency technology in the world.

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MINI is giving us a glimpse of the future at the Auto Shanghai show with the launch of its augmented reality interface between eyewear and the automobile dubbed as the MINI Augmented Vision. Dr. Jörg Preißinger, project-manager MINI Augmented Vision, BMW Group research and technology, said that this device offers an insight on how this pioneering augmented reality interface between eyewear and the MINI can be relevant in the future.

He added that MINI has collaborated with Qualcomm companies and built an interlinked system and eyewear that could “revolutionize the experience both in and outside the vehicle.” He also pointed out how MINI’s trademark sense of lifestyle has been fused in this prototype.

The AR eyewear uses see-through technology and improves safety and comfort during driving as it displays relevant information in the direct field of vision without hiding other road users.

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Audi has just introduced the new R18 e-tron Quattro, an updated version of last year’s vehicle which will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The R18 e-tron Quattro will compete in the 4-megajoule class and features a twofold quantity of hybrid energy, revised aerodynamics as well as a lot of detailed work.

If you take a closer look to the previous model, you will see that the new R18 e-tron Quattro features an updated design, although its basic structure is closely akin to its predecessor. The new look includes a new way of conducting airflow around and through the front end, larger air inlets in the front wheel arches as well as redesigned headlights which feature Matrix LED technology combined with Audi Laserlight.

Audi says that it adopted the monocoque from the previous model, while the hood with the front wing and wheel arches feature a new design. The German carmaker doubled the amount of energy from 2 to 4 megajoule per race lap at Le Mans.

Read the entire article 2015 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro received a new design, becomes more fuel-efficient

BMW has released its Lifestyle Collections -- the result of its long-standing tradition of combining the brand’s high-tech innovations with exquisite yet emotional designs. The collection has 4 different product groups each with their own style. These are: classic, elegant, sophisticated, and sporty. All the products are the perfect travel companion while also looking great at your home. The timeless but sporty designs of its luggage are accentuated with the clean lines.

The accessories not simply display elegance but also pay painstaking attention to detail. Rounding up the additions to the collection are very finely detailed model cars for those who are into collecting and even toy cars aimed at children. The Lifestyle Collections are available at selected BMW dealers or may be ordered online at shop.bmw.com. One particular feature of the luggage is a handle with an extendable telescopic bar which comes in useful especially when checking in for a flight where every second counts.

In particular, BMW’s black Modern Boardcase is very handy for flights and during those short getaways. It has two outer compartments that can be accessed easily while providing space for items that you may need at a moment’s notice. The inside meanwhile has the necessary storage space for your travel needs. The Modern Boardcase can be used as a carry-on since it weighs about 3.2 kg.

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Chevrolet Sonic Accessories Concept was unveiled ahead of the 2014 SEMA Show and as expected, it was designed to highlight unique treatments from the American manufacturer. The first visual impact with the vehicle reveals the Summit White exterior color with matte black stripes.

Moreover, the vehicle arrives with plenty of Chevrolet Accessories such as white headlamp rings and taillights rings, new black grille surround, mirror covers and a rear roof spoiler as well as a new set of 17-inch aluminum wheels.

In addition, the Sonic Performance Concept gets a new suspension kit with lowered ride height from Chevrolet Performance. For the interior, we find Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Preview: Chevrolet Sonic Accessories Concept unveiled

Porsche Driver’s Selection is celebrating the Porsche 911 by making available an exclusive 911 silhouette lamp at Porsche Centres and from porsche.com/shop this month. This one-of-a-kind lamp --designed by the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See in Austria – shows the silhouettes of different generations of the Porsche 911 from 1963.

The 60cm x 32cm acrylic-glass lamp is inspired by the product history wall at the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany, which also features the illustrated silhouettes of various Porsche models -- the Porsche 901 (1963), the G model (1973), the Porsche 993 (1993), the Porsche 996 (1997), the Porsche 997 (2004) and the Porsche 991 (2011).

The lamp is comprised of six acrylic-glass panels positioned one behind the other – each etched with a silhouette of one of the different Porsche 911 models. The lamp is shaped by an aluminum frame running around the edge of each panel.

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McLaren Automotive is introducing a new line of collection at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed. Clothes, collectables and accessories -- inspired by the styling and craftsmanship of newly rolled out McLaren 650S and the McLaren P1 – could be purchased during the Festival at the McLaren Boutique at the McLaren House.

The collection will be opened by a pair of 1:43 McLaren P1 replicas inspired by two recent milestones. The first P1 celebrates the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Amethyst Black McLaren P1 driven up the hill by 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 driver Jenson Button.

The second P1 pays homage to the Supernova Silver example of the McLaren P1 that finished a sub-seven minute lap on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit. McLaren is aiming to make the car , codenamed XP2R, cover the 20.8 km (13 mile) track – with over 150 corners, 300 meters of elevation changes and cornering forces of up to 2G -- with an average speed of at least 178 km/h (111 mph).

Read the entire article McLaren to showcase new line of merchandising at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Audi fielded three R18 e-tron quattro cars on the ‘Circuit des 24 Heures’ at La Sarthe, using the event to intensively test its vehicles. In total, the cars completed a total of 284 laps for 3,870 kilometers in eight hours. During the four hours in the morning, Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, Tom Kristensen in car number 1; Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer in the car number; 2 and Filipe Albuquerque and Marco Bonanomi in car number 3, tested the set-up work for the three cars.

They were also able to test the aerodynamic configuration and the grip of the R18 e-tron quattro cars. The drive also allowed the drivers to align their race cars and their personal driving styles with the energy consumption targets that regulators set for each track.

Marco Bonanomi set a lap time of 3 minutes and 23.799 seconds to record the fastest time in the first practice session. The drivers were able to complete 125 laps (1703.625 km) in the morning and were also able to meet the requirements set by the engineers, all owing them to use the afternoon for extensive tire tests.

Read the entire article Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars complete testing for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours

Owners of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee could now personalize their beloved SUVs with the availability of over 100 parts and accessories from the Jeep and Mopar brands. Mopar products available for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee includes chrome mirrors, Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS), Mopar Web and even a pet carrier.

Owners can further enhance the off-road capability of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee by fitting it with options like rock rails and other hard-core parts from the Jeep Performance Parts portfolio. Mopar is also making available several accessories that will allow owners to optimize the Jeep Cargo Management System (JCMS), which is currently offered only on the Jeep Cherokee.

The universal module rack is mounted on the driver’s side of the rear cargo area. It hooks and items like removable first-aid kit. Owners of the Jeep Cherokee owners also avail of optional Mopar accessories to customize the JCMS like a Trailhawk Off-Road Accessory Kit, Roadside Safety Kit, storage tote, collapsible cooler and more.

Read the entire article 2014 Jeep Cherokee offers more than 100 Mopar products