Lego and Porsche has recently unveiled its latest creation – a G-series 911 which is a two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set that brings together two icons from the 1970s and 80s.
Both forms of the 911 feature all the hallmarks of their namesakes, from the aerodynamic shoulder line to angled headlamps and sculpted bonnet with Porsche badge and rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine.
The detail isn’t only on the exterior, the seats and dashboard are finished in dark orange and nougat, based on the classic 911 upholstery. Further interior details include a handbrake, gearshift and functional steering, while the front seats also tilt forward for access to the rear bench seats.
The 911 Turbo sports distinctive Turbo badging, a wide rear axle, turbocharger and intercooler whilst its look is completed with an integrated rear spoiler.The Targa on the other hand, has a fully-removable roof that can be stowed under the front bonnet, whilst the iconic Targa bar and wraparound window completes the look.
LEGO is also offering the first buyers the chance to receive a limited-edition LEGO Porsche owners pack with their purchase. The pack contains a certificate of ownership, an official LEGO Porsche card wallet and a set of four unique art prints based on contemporary Porsche 911 adverts, all presented in a smart collector’s wallet.
It has 1,458 pieces and is available from March 1st for £119.99.
Jaguar has revealed its new Vision Gran Turismo SV racer for the hotly anticipated seventh generation Gran Turismo game due to be launched on PlayStation 5 in 2021.
The team at Special Vehicle Operations went a step further by building a full-scale design model as well as the in-game model showcasing the potential of EV motorsport design.
The concept builds on Jaguar’s Formula E technology using four electric motors, one at each wheel developed by Jaguar Racing to deliver 1,903PS catapulting the GT SV from 0-60mph in 1.65 seconds and onto a top speed of 225mph. For a race car, it has an incredibly low drag co-efficient of Cd 0.398 whilst also generating 483kg of downforce at 200mph.
Designed as the ultimate virtual endurance racer, the Jaguar Vision GT SV pays homage to its illustrious forebears not only in a host of styling and surfacing references but in its unique circuit board livery which nods to milestones such as the Le Mans debuts of the C-type and D-type in 1951 and 1954 respectively.
Porsche Design and AOC, the leader in the gaming monitor market have collaborated on a first for the design company – a gaming monitor.
The 27-inch Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 has a Quad HD panel with 240Hz refresh rate and a racing influenced design which won a Red Dot Award in 2020 means any user won’t be left wanting more.
The curved screen is perfect for true immersion into the game at hand, it is also certified with VESA’s DisplayHDR 400, providing vivid, lifelike colours and a wide dynamic range. The screen also comes with a wireless (IR) keypad, shaped like a centre console, to quickly access monitor settings or gaming presets
The Porsche Design AOC AGON PD27 is now available in selected retailers and Porsche Design at a cost of €799.
Classic car racing is a thing of beauty, immersing yourself in the history of the sport, smelling the engines firing up, hearing them zoom past but all in the while worrying that if there is a shunt it will be very costly to life and wallet. It is a risk that many take. But what if you could greatly reduce that risk till the race itself?
The Classic Car Trust, dedicated to fostering the heritage, enjoyment, and preservation of classic cars in a fast-moving world has teamed up with some of the best in the automotive world; Pininfarina, Zagato and Racing Unleashed to create a racing simulator like no other.
Taking state-of-the-art high-end simulator technology, developed with the team behind Assetto Corsa – used by race drivers for training purposes – and converting into a unique classic car driver experience, allowing owners to take their near priceless cars on track in a exquisitely designed frame that pitches and yaws according to the driver’s input.
From 2021, owners will be able to compete in a gentleman’s championship or go for a drive by themselves depending on their mood. The exclusive club will give owners and drivers access to training sessions and coaching programs. Details are a little sparse but word is that the simulator will cost around €6,000 with deliveries starting in 2021 and will look great in any man cave.
Jeep have recently released a special edition Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 off-road vehicle.
The vehicle sports all manners of specific gaming paraphernalia; such as new front and rear bumpers (the rear one holds water), mesh reliefs in the hood, flat black wheels with large, blocky tires and large metal emblems.
Normally im not that much of a fan when it comes to american jeeps. let’s just say they make everything far too big and for no apparent reason. But this beast is something I would gladly call my own.
I have finally got my hands on ‘Fight night: Champion’ on Xbox 360. Initial thoughts are good.
Just in case you don’t know, this edition of fight night is the 5th edition. As soon as you start the game you are thrown into a prison boxing ring where you have to knock out your opponent. It is a good way of getting the player hooked to the story mode straight away but the task is a little daunting till you get the hang of it, which you will.
A tip I learnt is don’t go in throwing punches like a mad man, because if you try this in real life you will get tired and your reactions will slow down. this game makes you think and you need to act as if it is you in the ring. Play it as if you are playing chess. Ok maybe not so much but think before you attack!
The graphics and physics engine work really wel with the gameplay allowing you to see every cut and bruise you inflict on your opponent.