Ahead of its official unveiling at this week’s New York Auto Show, Audi teases an upgraded version of its sporty RS7 sedan with the all-new Dynamic Edition. This four-door sports car offers up some lavish enhancements including black valcona honeycomb-stitched leather sport seats, crimson red seatlbets, red brake calipers, Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control suspension and sport exhaust, and 21-inch wheels. Furthermore, the special edition RS7 will come equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that distributes 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. With all that said, this model should reach 60 mph in a swift 3.7 seconds, just a tad faster than the standard RS7. After all of its additions, the Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition will hit showrooms this summer with a price tag of $146,045 USD, about $41,000 USD more than the RS7 model.
Known predominately for neofuturistic architectural designs like the London Aquatics Center, Qatar’s 2022 World Cup stadium, her upcoming 40-story hotel tower for Macau’s City of Dreams project, renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid took to Milan Design Week’s Salone del Mobile to unveil a series of brand new series of furniture. Created for Italian interior design firm CITCO, the series consists of three distinct pieces: a shelving unit, table, and fireplace. Reminiscent of the designer’s architecture thanks to cantilevers and archetypal curves, the granite-carved “Tela” shelving unit sees interwoven central support – thus allowing each level to extend far beyond the design’s core. The “Luna” table, on the other hand, is a monolithic carrara marble construction with undulating forms that extend to the floor to provide support for the flat surface. Finally, the collection is rounded out with the “Calla” – a reinterpretation of a wall-mounted fireplace, carved from Spanish negro marquina and composed of polished petal-like shapes that reflect the dancing flame.
It’s hard to believe, but 50 years ago this week, Ford debuted the first-ever Mustang to attendees at the 1964 New York World’s Fair in Queens. To commemorate this monumental anniversary, Ford unveils a special edition 2015 Mustang which will make its official debut at this week’s New York Auto Show. Based on the 2015 Mustang GT with a Performance Pack upgrade, each model is powered by Ford’s 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine that is estimated to produce more than 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Inside its cabin, the 50th Anniversary Edition sports a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel, with a similar detail seen on its instrument panel, shift boot, door inserts, seats and center armrest. Prospective buyers will have their choice of either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission and just two color options – Kona Blue and Wimbledon White. Furthermore, to coincide with the Stang’s first year of production, Ford will only produce a total of 1,964 anniversary models.
This season Maison Martin Margiela and Berlin-based MYKITA come together for a brand new collection of eyewear that draws on their shared penchant for minimalist aesthetics. The Spring/Summer 2014 collaboration consists of two distinct collections: “Essential” and “Dual.” While the monochrome “Essential” range boasts stainless steel frames with thick, transparent powder coats – thus giving them convex, all-enveloping bodies – the “Dual” release is marked by two pairs of acetate frames that were then divided into pairs, deconstructed, and then transplanted into four separate styles. Offering 10 unisex styles in all, the Maison Martin Margiela x MYKITA eyewear is now available at select MYKITA shops in limited quantities.