Saturday, July 31, 2010
In May, we exlusively unveiled the Quattro Veloce kit for the Lamborghini Murciélago from DMC. The Westphalian tuner had previously gotten its hands dirty with its take on the Rolls-Rolls Ghost last winter, and while the latest news don’t entail a new body kit, it’s still a rather impressive effort.
Turns out we weren’t the only ones charmed by DMC’s effort. Lamborghini’s Paris office were so impressed with the QV that they offered DMC to install the kit on one their own LP580 Murcis for display. Located a short walk from Arc de Triomphe, the Lamborghini’s Parisian showroom has seen its fair share of more or less exclusive Lambos (this is where Valentino Balboni’s LP550-2 was unveiled, for instance), but I didn’t see anything remotely as exciting as the Quattro Veloce during my last visit. The upgrades Murci will be available for viewing from early September.
Play Clothes Play FootballThursday, July 22nd 16:44 PM ivyleague, playcloths, prep
Pusha T and Malice’s Play Clothes line has released some images of their fall/winter collection and, like their hip hop/designer counterpart André 3000’s Benjamin Bixby line, it relies heavily on early 20th century collegiate football. It seems everyone is scrambling to recreate a fictional Ivy League of their own, yet Play Clothes strikes a easy balance between influence and functionality that won’t leave you looking like a Halloween costume or an extra right off the set of Leatherheads.
Images follow below…
The 2nd group of The History of Oakley by Staple Design Collection is dropping today! As with the first drop (The Eyeshade and Radar), this release consists of two styles; one from the past one from the present: The Razor Blade and The Jawbone.
The Razor Blade is available in strict limited quantities to select Oakley retailers as well as Reed Space. The Jawbone is available at oakley.com as well as Oakley Flagships.
The classic Razor Blade from 1987. With the introduction of a sleek new lens shape and Oakley’s super comfortable trigger earstems, wearers now have over 22 million permutations to choose from with the revolutionary Blade System. The Staple version is Blue with an Ice Iridium lens. It takes its inspiration from the sport of surfing (which I just learned this week!!) The white spray of the ocean splashes across the frames of this Razor Blade. Each and every single pair has been hand painted by artisans in California and hence, each is unique to itself.
You might have seen a guy named Lance rocking the Jawbone’s in the Tour De France. So it only made sense to compliment our version with a cycling inspired design. The Staple Jawbone is Matte White with a Grey Vented Lens.
Oakley’s legacy of sports performance innovation continues with the new JAWBONE. This frame is like nothing ever seen in the world of sports.
With Oakley’s new SWITCHLOCK™ Technology, the lower part of the frame rim opens to allow easy access for quick lens changing, letting you optimize performance in any light condition. The revolutionary design holds the lenses with a suspension system so stresses on the frame won’t affect the optics. With ordinary frames, flexing can change the surface contours of the lenses, causing optical distortion.
A comfortably secure fit is essential for athletic competition, so Oakley started this new design with the company’s legendary Three-Point Fit. Instead of hooking the ears like conventional frames, a Three-Point Fit ensures the frame touches the wearer only at the bridge of the nose and the sides of the head.
For 2011 Ducati has upped the stakes on is middleweight superbike, the 848, boosting the horsepower to 140 on its Testastretta engine, enough to claim the ‘most powerful bike in its class’ title thanks to an impressive power-to-weight ratio. All new cylinder heads, pistons, throttle bodies and camshafts characterize the new 848 Evo, coupled with race-derived monster Brembo Monobloc front braking calipers and a cross-mounted steering stabilizer. Throw on a pair of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires and you’re looking at one sexy beast.
Weighing in at only 369 lbs., the 848 Evo gets sleek styling to match its performance. It will be available later this summer in red paint with a red frame and black wheels or “Dark Stealth”, i.e. matte black paint with a black frame and black wheels, obviously the hipper choice. Due for an official unveiling at the Laguna Seca MotoGP race in California, the 848 Evo runs from $13,000 – $14,000 depending on trim, and appears to be well worth every penny. We’d expect no less from Ducati, of course.