As anyone remembering the uproar that surrounded the pre-release photos of the Jeep Cherokee can attest, it isn’t fair to judge a new car’s styling from photographs. But BMW’s new Concept X7 iPerformance preview of the Spinning Propeller brand’s upcoming X7 full-size SUV has encountered decidedly mixed reviews in social media for its brutalist fashion sense.
No longer will sun-loving Lamborghini Aventador Roadster buyer suffer the heartbreak of living with only 700 horsepower, because at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show the Italian supercar builder will publicly unveil the Aventador S Roadster.
Some enthusiasts regard the last iteration of the original air-cooled 1995-’98 Porsche 911, code-named “993,” as the best version of that car. Now the wrenches at Gunther Werks have set out to build the best version of the 993, with their 400-horsepower 400R.
The hand-built Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept microbus clearly snagged a lot of interest when we introduced it to you in March. So on Saturday Maxim went to Pebble Beach to take a much closer look.
Why do brands include more than one tourbillon to a watch movement? The primary answer to that question is because it makes the watch more accurate. Originally developed to limit/eliminate the influence of gravity, the tourbillon is still the most efficient in a pocket watch, because that remains mostly in the same position. Their effectiveness in wrist watches is limited, but two (or more) is always better, as a differential can take the average rate of the tourbillons and combine them into a single output, which will, by the law of averages be more precise. These are some of our favorite watches with double tourbillons!