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Maybach Exelero

Maybach Exelero

You eventually have to ask yourself: When is too much excess, well…too much excess?

Meet the Maybach Exelero—a 700 horse V12 beauty that’s capable of achieving 220mph. It was conceived, designed, and produced by legendary tire-maker Fulda and shares various bits and pieces with the uber-luxurious Maybach 57 sedan. Price: $8 million.

In fact, the Exelero is so damn expensive that it appears that even Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams (the hip-hop executive who made the likes of  Lil’ Wayne the stars they are) can’t pay for it. So the Exelero—of which we’re not sure if there’s more than one—was returned to some uber-rich, European guy (Arnaud Massartic) and life on Earth resumed.

Note to Maybach: Please churn out more of these Batmobile-lookin’ contraptions—just try to keep the price tag under a cool mil. Thanks!

5 Concept Cars That Should Be in Production Now

5 Concept Cars That Should Be in Production Now

Some of us seemingly never tire of the latest and greatest in electronic and/or mechanical geekery. Automotive fans are definitely no exception. From the latest rumors about the newest Mercedes hatchback, to sightings of a four-door bull-on-wheels (*clears throat*: Lamborghini), here are five automobiles in either concept-only form or near-production guise.
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I Draw Cars Sketchbook & Reference Guide

I Draw Cars Sketchbook & Reference Guide

What man—wait, rephrase: What real man doesn’t love cars?

You’re right, there aren’t any. The “I Draw Cars Sketchbook and Reference Guide”, yet another genius creation conceived by students Matt Marrocco and Adam Hubers, is a sketchbook/reference book hybrid that combines modern, de facto automotive info and one sophisticated-looking and -feeling, moleskin portfolio.

  • Boasts info (e.g. common packages, specs, and body proportions) about many auto brands.
  • Contains reputable reference material from top-shelf automotive design schools.
  • Lists upcoming car shows and events from around the world.
  • Has user-friendly ‘templates’ for scrap-pasting, sketching, and even doodling.

We can’t guarantee that you’ll become the next top designer for Daimler or the house of Pininfarina with the Sketchbook, but at the very least, you can fantasize about the prospect!

Rosle Cherry Pitter

Rosle Cherry Pitter

Ahh, cherries: Be them wild or sour, they were fruit once only enjoyed by the uber-rich of yester-millennium…And they didn’t have nifty cherry pitters to extract the pitts, either!

Hence, I give you the Rosle Cherry Pitter. Good for amateur cooks and pros alike, it prunes the pits of cherries (up to almost a pound simultaneously) at a pretty-remarkable one pit per-second. Included in the sleek package is an internal, pit-collecting receptacle and fast-action pump. Supply your own cherry holder. Oh, and naturally, it’s dishwasher safe.

What you do with all those yummy, de-stoned cherries, though, is up to you!

Go-Anywhere Machines | By Hauk Designs

Go-Anywhere Machines | By Hauk Designs

Go-Anywhere Machines, courtesy the think-tank at Hauk Designs: Possibly the ultimate boy-toys? Among the, well, go-practically-anywhere Go-Anywhere lineup, here’s a sampling:

River Raider: Equipped with a massive 5.7 liter Hemi, Snorkel engine system, and 20″ Raceline tires, it’ll traverse rocks and through water like no other Jeep.

Rock Raider 4-Door: A Hemi-equipped beast with super-rugged Dana 60 front-and-rear axles (complete with full locking differentials), a full-length aluminum skidplate, remotely-controlled winch, and super-reinforced roll cage.

Dune X: A Hemi-boasting off-roader that sports a gorgeous, teak-finished tonneau-cover; remotely controlled, waterproof winch; Teraflex (long-arm) suspension; and a solid aluminum, full-length skidplate.

Hate the one-size-fits-all mentality and got loads of cash to blow on a custom Go Anywhere truck? Hauk Designs will make it happen.

Married men: You may want to check with the Mrs. first, though!

Black Market Goods Brewing

Black Market Goods Brewing

From the mind and private stash of Marco Manansala Marco John Design comes these—ready yourself—bomb-inspired, bomb-shaped beer bottles. They’re made from top-shelf alloys and topped off with very bomb-like caps. From the artist himelf:

“To fully explore this concept, I did not want to give myself any limitations. This is the outcome.”

And what good are beer bottles if you can’t transport ‘em efficiently? Thus, a hand-crafted, wooden, latched crate is generously included.

Black Market Inspired Beer Bottles are sure to be a real blast at your next get-together!

Metal Vent Tech | By Lululemon Athletica

Metal Vent Tech | By Lululemon Athletica

What’s special about the Metal Vent Tech sport tee? Really, it looks like any other Bangladesh-made shirt, eh? Well, in this case, looks are deceptive.

Available in short and long sleeve and sleeveless configs, the Metal Vent Tech (Lululemon Athletica) proves a helluva lot more advanced than many clearly-inferior counterparts (e.g. “regular” shirts).

  • Through wicking, Silverescent meshing, and X-Static (antimicrobial and ventilation), sweat and funky odors stand no chance.
  • It’s seam-free, providing excellent versatility, durability, and resistance to chafing.
  • Metal Vent Tech shirts are body-mapped to be uber-efficient wherever it counts.
  • They’re triple pre-shrunk—no need to stress over shrinking—and most importantly, they are quite comfy!

Maybe all this “gadgetry” in a piece of apparel is just another example of over-engineering at its finest. But hey, at least you’ll smell rosier whilst pumping iron!

Dorm Room Scented Candle

Dorm Room Scented Candle

Like the previously featured series of ‘Man-Can‘ scented candles, the Dorm Room Scented Candle is for you guys that never want to grow up and would never even consider anything labeled ‘Lavender Blossom’ or ‘Spring Breeze’. Please…

In order to fully enjoy the masculine DRS Candle, follow these steps carefully:

I. Hide all reminders of any real responsibilities you have (those are for conservative old men).

II. Lose the gut and grow a thin beard.

III. Break out the weed, err, blunt. Light.

IV. Spin some Bob Marley and/or Hendrix

V. Light Dorm Room Scented Candle.

Presto, the days-past of eternal youth—reckless abandonment, indiscriminate sex, boozing, getting shitfaced—are upon you again! Okay, maybe that’s a bit exaggerated—but still, the man-o-fied candle is pretty damn awesome, right?