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…The Pagani Zonda R is real?

Pagani Zonda R

Pictures of the mythical Pagani Zonda R have been floating around for some time now, but I was hesitant to post them because they seemed to be just that: mythical, made up of mostly renderings and drawings.

Well thankfully, the Pagani Zonda R is very real and very worthy of its mythical status, and is set to tear up a track near you in the very near future.

Pagani Zonda R Details

Based on the already potent Pagani Zonda F, but with only about 10% carried over from the street going version, the Zonda R manages to improve on every area of the car. With 6.0 liters of Mercedes-Benz V12 on tap producing 750hp and 710Nm of torque, the 2,359 lb race car gets to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, and tops out at a mind numbingly fast 233 mph.

Pagani Zonda R Interior

If you can see it, it’s either been stripped down, made of carbon fiber, or eliminated, and everything is designed for one goal: Going fast enough to outrun death itself.

Speed and exclusivity definitely don’t come cheap however, as buyers of this ultra-rare uber-car will need to shell out nearly $2 million for the privilege, but if you’ve got the cash, I can’t think of a better way to spend it.


[Via: 0-60 Mag]

…The Edo Competition LP710 Christian Audigier Limited Edition is one bad bull?

Edo Competition LP710 Christian Audigier Limited Edition

It’s definitely not a style that matches everyone’s tastes, but I wouldn’t turn down an Edo Competition LP710 Christian Audigier Limited Edition if someone gave one to me!

The car, which takes Lamborghini’s already potent Murcielago LP640 and kicks it up to eleven with a new ECU, new headers, new camshafts, modified cylinder heads, high flow catalytic converters and mufflers, butterfly-valve controlled exhaust cut-outs, and special air filters that bring the car up to 710 hp, also includes a host of other do-dads and whatnots that make it truly one of a kind.

Edo Competition LP710 Christian Audigier Limited Edition Detail

Or so LP710 owners thought before the Christian Audigier edition came along (or rather, five of them) giving the already exclusive car an extra helping of exclusivity.

Each of the new ‘haute-couture’ Lamborghinis are done in matte black on the outside, and then Audigier (of Ed Hardy fame) custom designs an airbrush exterior and a stitched interior to the customer’s specifications.

Power and exclusivity are never a cheap combination, but this is a special case, as each of the five cars to be made will set you back an estimated $690,000! As a result, don’t expect to see this car outside of a well groomed country club lawn or art exhibit/museum near you!

[Edo Competition]

…The Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon is a chain driven watch?

Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon

The Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon is like no other watch in the world.

Time is told on two rotating drums (one for hours and one for minutes) that are made of engraved aluminum and set on ball bearings, and each drum is equipped with a resistance spring the enables you to disconnect it for time setting, as well as a small winch that is stored in the folding buckle of the bracelet that allows you to wind the watch.

Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon Detail

However, what’s truly amazing is that this watch holds power through a chain drive that consists of 450 small links made of inoxidizable steel and riveted by hand. The chain is good for 72 hours of power reserve, and is wound around the watch in a way that follows the natural energy of the spring within.

The titanium case is made of seven components that are vacuum welded together with hydrogen in a conveyor oven, and Pyrex crystals that are thermoformed by hand cover all the bits and pieces underneath.

All this tech doesn’t come cheap however, as you’ll be paying anywhere between $275,000 and $400,000 for the privilege depending on how much bling you want, but when tech and exclusivity get together with beauty like this, money can quickly become no object for those with the means.

[Cabestan – Winch Vertical Tourbillon]

[Via: Book Of Joe]

…It’s Things Thursday: Moon Dust-DNA?

Moon Dust-DNA

Even if your watch contains parts of the Titanic, there’s now way it’s as cool as the Romain Jerome Moon Dust-DNA.

With a lunar inspired dial featuring real Moon dust, a steel and titanium case that incorporates steel from the Apollo XI space shuttle, rusted steel paws that include fragments form the Soyuz spacecraft, and a strap composed of fibres form a spacesuit worn during the International Space Station mission, the Moon Dust-DNA is about as cool as they come.

Moon Dust-DNA Collection

History doesn’t come cheap, as the watch line will range from $15,000 to more than $500,000, but it’s hard to put a price on exclusivity like this.

[Jomain Jerome – Moon Dust-DNA]

[Via: Born Rich]