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One of the most eminently British forms in the automotive world — the high-performance, two-seater GT — is expressed in Bentley’s stunning design language. Expect luxurious extravagance, gorgeous sheet metal and high-watt power output.

While Bentley Motors may have you believe there are thirty different models in their line-up, we know better. Remove the alternate V8 and performance-tuned powertrains and droptop options, and in reality you basically have three Bentleys to choose from: the iconic, gorgeous GT Continental that single-handedly revived the storied brand, and its two big brothers — the Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The former being brooding executive yachts more aimed at coddling rear passengers than making their drivers sweat.

But not for long. At a private event last night in Geneva, Bentley pulled back the silk sheets to reveal a concept car that will define an entirely new segment: the EXP 10 Speed 6.

The EXP 10 Speed 6 is Bentley’s first two-seater sports car since the Lagonda racers and 4¼-Litre luxury coupés of the 1930s. And it is a jaw-dropper. Not only is the exterior achingly beautiful, but Bentley has taken great pains to mate the modernity and sleekness of the sheet metal with an interior to match.

“The EXP 10 Speed 6 is one vision for Bentley’s future – a powerful, exquisite and individual concept… It offers thrilling, driver-oriented performance, complete with trademark modern Bentley luxury and effortlessness,” Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, explained from Switzerland. “It could be a future model line, alongside the Continental GT and redefining the pinnacle of another market sector.”

The exterior incorporates many of Bentley’s iconic design cues, and adapts them into a more svelte sports car form with impeccable execution. Certain Bentley motifs are exaggerated and enlarged, but not absurdly so — rather they’re taken to their terminally expressive points. The usage of Bentley’s quad-headlamps is new, but quintessentially Bentley. The rear haunches will remind you of the GT Continental’s already massive shoulders, but they’re even further bulked up. They’re not turgid or comically beefcake, however, but rather athletic. Dangerous. Quick-looking. Lebron-esque.

Continue reading about the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept after the Jump…

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4 Mar
Atlanta's trap master fans the flames for upcoming tour

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In order to fan the flocka flames for his upcoming tour, ATL’s Waka Flocka drops this 11-track mixtape in conjunction with DJ Whoo Kid. The Turn Up Godz Tour mixtape bounces from southern hip-hop to trap to synthy EDM to even brostep-infused numbers, while featuring additional heat from the likes of Gucci Mane, Flosstradamus, Neon Dreams and more. Stream Turn Up Godz Tour below, and download if you’re feeling Waka’s latest…


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Nike updates its red-hot Flyway Lunar 3 running shoes with its latest collection for Spring/Summer 2015. The four colorway options consist of an onbré gradient of one of the following verbose blends: Black/Midnight Fog/Wolf Grey/White; Black/Blue Lagoon/Ice Cube Blue/White; Classic Charcoal/Dark Grey/Bright Citrus/Total Orange; or  Black/Bright Crimson/University Red/White. Bragging points include light and supportive plush Lunarlon foam in the heel cushion, the lightweight and seamless fit of the Flyway upper, the snugness of Dynamic Fit technology and the promise of durability of carbon rubber along the heel. Series also released in women’s options. Available online tomorrow (March 5th) for $150.


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Why build a lopsided breakable toy handgun like a big boy when you can build it like a bad ass? Everything is better in gold! Except, perhaps, for teeth. Think Geek (the makers of totally important and necessary stuff like a Star Trek phaser remote control and the ability to make Zen ice cubes) wants you to bling out your desktop like it’s Fort Knox with this 24k gold executive building brick set. No, these are not technically LEGOs, but yes, they are real gold. Well, gold plated, that is. Each set includes eight, eight-studded bricks that — yes, to answer what has to be any sane person’s most pressing question — will totally fit your regular but real LEGOs made of real plastic. Perfect for a desk toy or adding something extra to your bad ass LEGO gun. Midas touch your toy box for $25 for each set.

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25 Feb
UK supercar maker unveils its latest opus ahead of Geneva

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Long respected in the world of professional motorsport, McLaren Automotive successfully transitioned into the world of production cars with the introduction of the MP4-12C in 2011. In only its third year the company notched a profit, an unheard of achievement in the hyper-competitive world of upper echelon street rockets.

Which isn’t surprising, after all, considering McLaren originally entered the “street” car game back in 1993 with the legendary F1 — what many consider the greatest four-wheeled vehicle ever brought to life. Not only was it the world’s first supercar, but the million-dollar F1 was engineered exploiting McLaren’s three-decade-plus experience in Formula One (hence the “F1” moniker). The F1 featured engineering never before seen on a streetcar — such as a carbon fiber monocoque tub and central seating position.

Today, a little over a week before the 85th installment of the illustrious Geneva Motor Show, McLaren lifts the sheets on its latest tech-bristling opus: the 675LT. On a stated (and quite ambitious) mission to release one new car every year, McLaren’s 675LT is being billed as a successor to the spectacular 650S. While more like a mid-cycle refresh than a new model — one taking place only one year after the debut of the 650S — the 675LT sheds 220 lbs. from its already lithe frame. This weight loss is mostly accomplished by adding a handful of more carbon fiber bits, such as an extended front splitter and extended door blades. The 675LT claims it has 33% new parts upgraded from its predecessor, including twin titanium exhaust pipes and a massive carbon fiber Airbrake wing that is 50% larger than the 650S’s, yet sheds weight due to its material construction.

The name for the 675LT derives from the 1995 Le Mans-winning F1 GT “Long Tail”, a very rare (and valuable) racetrack-focused version of the F1 that sported a massive rear spoiler. Like its inspiration, the 675LT is a heavily track-focused car, but unlike the F1 GT the 675LT is totally street legal.

With all its stripping down, the new McLaren weighs in at just 2,711 lbs (1,230kg), while its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 has been tweaked to generate a peak power output of 666 bhp (675PS). That’s 25 more horses than the 650S, resulting in a nearly peerless power-to-weight ratio of 4 lbs per bhp. Expect the 675LT to burst from a standstill all the way to 124 mph in a blistering 7.9 seconds (or 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, like the 650S), en route to a 205 mph (330 km/h) top speed.

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The Big Question:

Does the 675LT really update enough to warrant a model differentiation from the 650S?

Disrupt Your Feed:

Owners of the MP4-12C were not thrilled when McLaren unexpectedly unveiled the 650S, sending resale values of their supercars plummeting. Is it possible the 675LT will do the same to the 650S?

Just The Facts:

McLaren is breaking up its small line-up into two groups. The “Super Series” includes the Asia-only 625C, the 650S and now the top-tier 675LT, while its upcoming “Sport Series” will aim to be a more affordable entry into the brand. Its first offering will be revealed this April at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

More looks at the McLaren 675LT Supercar after the Jump…

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25 Feb
The welcome return of Liam Howlett & company

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So glad to hear Prodigy back, and not just back but knocking it out of the park. No evolution, no reaching into territory they have no place reaching — just pure, unadulterated breaks, distorted guitar, yelling and, of course, a crazy ass video. God bless Liam Howlett.


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It could totally happen: You’re going to be trapped on a deserted island and you can only bring one thing. If that’s how this desert-island thing works, then you should probably bring the one thing that is all the things in one. Zubin has got its finger on the pulse of the survivalist scene, so if you’re aching to live a life that’s a little Castaway, it’s time to drop the backpack and grab your walking staff. AKA the Zubin Survival Axe Complete Kit. Finally, the hiking fanatic can have it all. What starts as a nice, Gandalf-y, 60″ hickory-wood staff gets next level when it comes time for its numerous attachments. Which are as follows: Axe for chopping wood, enemies and possibly Babadook; Compass for non-getting-lost-as-a-psycho-outdoorman; Fishing Spear for all your salmon-harpooning needs; Hunting Spear, because the other blades just weren’t enough; Saw Blade for lumber and zombie necks; Slingshot for deterring neighboring campers and the occasional urban pigeon; Full & Short Handle to give comfort to someone like you who clearly cares little for comfort; Attachments Pouch for storing weird survival toy bits; and of course, the T-Handle Allen Tool, because changing out wildnerness axe-heads can be a bitch. Cut off your wildman beard with your choice of axe or saw for merely $320.

More looks at the Zubin Survival Axe Complete Kit after the Jump…

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13 Feb
Defender of the Universe & stander of desktops

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For all you Voltron nerds, it’s time to get your G0Lion on thanks to the geeks at Think Geek. You know, the geniuses that made these super spiritual ice dudes possible. Aside from being a little 4″ super-deformed Voltron figure (as if that wasn’t enough), this trinket comes with a shitload of features such as 25 articulations, three changeable faces and light-up LED eyes plus swords, shield and stand. Get your Lion Force for only $80.

Get a better gander at the Mini-Super-Deformed Voltron with all his gear after the Jump…

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