ROLLS-ROYCE’S NEW CONCEPT is here and it’s…. Well, it’s something. Dubbed the “Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100,” a name we will not use again, the wild-eyed concept imagines—and satisfies—the self-glorifying demands of the 22nd century oligarch.
DEEP DOWN IN the ocean, 200 to 500 feet below the surface, lifeforms flourish where they shouldn’t. Down here, little light penetrates, which is somewhat of a problem for solar-powered creatures like coral. Yet here, stubbornly, the reefs still sprawl, supporting hordes of fish and invertebrates, forming an ecosystem that’s almost totally foreign to science. This is the mysterious “twilight zone.”
IT’S BEEN A hot minute since Acura launched a truesupercar. The last time we saw a salacious, ceiling-smashing, mortgage-busting two-seater from Honda’s upscale outfit, Ayrton Senna and McLaren were dominating Formula One.
THE WORLD GOT its first glimpse of the Nike Air Mag in 1989, when Marty McFly sported a pair in Back to the Future. In the intervening 27 years, there’s been plenty of speculation about when (and if) science fiction would ever become fact. Then, last fall, Nike casually dropped a bomb: Yes, power-lacing shoes were possible. In fact, not only were they possible, they were actually going to be something you and I could buy sometime in the near future.
SERGIO TAPIRO HAS a love affair with volcanoes. Well, one volcano. He’s spent 14 years making thousands of photos of the Colima Volcano in the southwest corner of Mexico. His perseverance paid off in December with the shot of a lifetime.
LET’S GET THE Bentayga’s specs out of the way first, because they’re mind-boggling. A top speed of 187 mph. Zero to 60 mph in four seconds. A leviathan 6-liter twin-turbo 12-cylinder engine that produces 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. A sticker price starting at $230,000.
EIGHT-TRACKS GAVE WAY to cassettes, which gave way to compact discs, which gave way to streaming audio and hi-res files. If there’s one constant in the music biz, it is that every format eventually yields to newer, better technology. All but vinyl, that is. Somehow, records have not only endured, but lately they’ve enjoyed a renaissance.