The Vilicci Virtuouso isn’t just a BBQ, it is a work of fine art. This is a grill that you keep out on display as a conversation starter. Made of stainless steel and some brass, it has a hexagonal cone shaped fire chamber with strategically placed air vents to ensure perfect air circulation around the fire which will burn evenly and efficiently throughout the grilling.
Alongside the grill, there is an additional rotisserie system that can be safely placed on or removed from the grill by opening a sturdy deadbolt latch. This makes it easy to load the rotisserie with up to 5 lbs of meat. You can of course, rotate the skewer rotisserie, or lock it in place and adjust its angle up to 90 degrees when needed. Skewers can also be individually removed from the rotisserie.
The ½’ inch thick cooktop is made of stainless steel, it is slanted inwards to that grease will always go back into the firepit and it will never deform from heat. Emptying ash from the fire chamber is very easy due to the convenient vacuum cleaner port. By adjusting the height of the inner fire chamber, you can fine-tune the temperature of the grill’s cooktop. The cooktop’s temperature also slightly varies between the inner and outer parts, so you can control the speed of cooking by placing food at the appropriate area.
The double wall construction of the grill ensures that the outer walls are much cooler than the walls of the fire chamber. This makes out grills safer and easier to stand near. The generously sized cooktop – which measures nearly 40 inches in diameter and the Virtuoso costs €13,500 and comes with a 10-year warranty.
Bentley Motors has teamed up with Dezer Development in the US to build the world’s first Bentley-branded residences in the form of a luxury residential tower overlooking the ocean and the state’s waterways.
The carmaker is working with the world-renowned architectural firm Sieger Suarez Architects and is being designed in accordance with the Florida Green Building Council (FLGC) certification to ensure maximum protection of the local environment and its wildlife. The tower will host 200 apartments that will cater for those who expect the highest standards in quality and finishing.
The Bentley Design Department has been integral to the development of the building, bringing to life the Bentley DNA to ensure a truly authentic design. The core of the building will feature the patented car elevator and will be a prominent and luxurious feature for any car enthusiast. Each residence will include an in-unit multi-car garage – the ultimate statement in exclusivity and privacy.
Homes will also have a private balcony, pool, sauna and outdoor shower. The apartment interiors will contain sustainably sourced materials and finishes that create a calming palate, in harmony with the external environment. Interior amenities will include a gym, spa, whisky bar and restaurant. Private and beautifully landscaped communal gardens will promote a sense of calm. The apartments will be finished in 2026.
Porsche is expanding its range of e-mobility products and introducing two new eBikes – the eBike Sport and eBike Cross.
These two electrically assisted bikes are developed in collaboration with Rotwild using the latest generation Shimano motor and fitted with Magura high-performance brakes. The full-suspension carbon frame featuring an organic shape inspired by the flyline of the Porsche Taycan. The elaborate design, developed by Studio F. A. Porsche, ensures optimum reflection of light.
The Sport is perfect for daily rides, whether in the city or countryside, on the way to work or enjoying some free time, whilst the Cross is at home in the countryside, off the beaten path and away from roads.
The Porsche eBike Sport has a clean and compact cockpit with brakes integrated into the handlebars. The puristic design is emphasized by M99 LED lights embedded in the handlebar stem and seat post from lighting specialist Supernova. The Cross on the other hand is slightly more rugged with extra large Magura-MT Trail high-performance brake discs , while the mechanical Shimano XT 12-fold shifting system enables fast gear changes according to the rider’s needs and the terrain.
When Porsche Design gets involved in projects, the level of detail is second to none but that is also reflected in the price. The Ebike Sport comes in at £9,600 whilst the Ebike Cross comes in at £7,650.
Marshall headphones has released its first true wireless, Bluetooth in-ear earphones, the Mode II. Built with the signature looks that Marshall fans will know and love, the buds feature custom-tuned dynamic 6mm drivers that create a rich audio experience with growling bass, natural-sounding mids and crisp treble.
The buds deliver 5 hours of wireless playtime on a single charge whilst the charging case offers another 4 charges equalling 25 hours of music playback. Once the case is out of battery, it can either be charged wirelessly or via USB-C.
Realistically, people who buy Marshall products love the design theme that runs throughout their product line-up and the Mode II are no different. The rugged design and embossed Marshall script mean that the charging case works hard while looking iconic. The earbuds display the Marshall “M” for a subtle but noticeable nod to the legacy of rock ’n’ roll.
Mode II offers a truly wireless experience with Bluetooth 5.1 technology. Easily control your music and phone calls, and activate Transparency mode and native voice assistant with just a touch of your finger.
The buds are IPX4 water-resistant and will be available online from 18 March at a price of £159.99 here in the UK.
Anker has created a wireless battery pack that makes use of Apple’s proprietary MagSafe magnetic charging and mounting system. The PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Power Bank clicks on the back of the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max to give it charge.
The pack will only support 5W wireless charging from the 5,000 mAh cell but if you want charging to be a little quicker, the bank also has a USB-C port that supports 10W output.
As most iPhone owners will use a case of some sort, Anker is compatible with MagSafe cases. Hence, users can attach it to any iPhone 12 series device with or without a case.
At the moment, these battery packs will only be available in the US at a cost of $39.99 with an 18-month warranty. Apple is said to be creating its own wireless solution but at the moment, this is the only option.
Norwegian Rain, a clothes company started by two entrepreneurs focused their energy on the humble raincoat. Based in Bergen, the rainiest city in Europe Based on traditional tailoring techniques, ‘Japanese sensibilities’ and high tech innovative solutions you can understand why that was the choice of garment.
Last year they reached their ten year anniversary and wanted to collaborate with a watch company. Talking to Unimatic, they wanted to show that you can neither capture time nor tame the weather as well wanting to etch a mark in time as their belief is that time weathers everything.
Creating two styles based off Unimatic’s Modello Uno, both feature a minimal black bezel and a first of its kind double layer dial composed of an individually oxidised solid copper gradating to one of a kind green hue with cutout markers showing through a brushed copper base. The dial is sealed with proprietary technique to preserve the unique process in time. Time is indicated thanks to the skeleton brushed copper ladder phantom H+M, reverse lollipop S with gloss tip.
To mark the ten year anniversary, the team highlighted the ten on the watch face with an X. Powered by a Seiko automatic calibre with a 41 hour reserve, it is water resistant to 300m.
The caseback features the Unimatic x Norwegian Rain 10 years anniversary engraving and the individual progressive number. The watch is part of a unique edition of 39 pieces.
2023 is going to be a good year. The FIA World Endurance Championship and North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will have a new class open to Hypercars with a hybrid powertrain.
Porsche has announced that it is working towards having a racing prototype for the 2023 season as has Audi, Honda and most recently the team that every racing Championship wants – Ferrari.
Following a period of study and analysis, Ferrari has kicked off the development of the new LMH car to include in recent weeks the design and simulation phases.
Fifty years after its last official participation in the premier class of the World Sports Car Championship in 1973, Ferrari will take to the track in the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which it proactively helped to establish.
Ferrari President John Elkann commented: “In over 70 years of racing, on tracks all over the world, we led our closed-wheel cars to victory by exploring cutting-edge technological solutions: innovations that arise from the track and make every road car produced in Maranello extraordinary. With the new Le Mans Hypercar programme, Ferrari once again asserts its sporting commitment and determination to be a protagonist in the major global motorsport events”.
It will be fantastic to see these might manufacturers battling it out for an overall win at Le Mans again.