Fulfill your wildest Steve Zissou fantasies aboard the Necker Nymph ($25,000/week). Designed and built for Sir Richard Branson by renowned engineer Graham Hawkes, the Nymph is an open-cockpit winged submarine, allowing its passengers to experience unencumbered 360-degree views of the deep. The unique underwater craft uses downward "lift" on its wings to dive, and can stay down for up to two hours. Unfortunately, it's only available when chartering the 105-foot luxury catamaran Necker Belle, or when staying on Branson's ridiculously awesome private Necker Island, so the 25 grand-per-week chartering cost is the least of your worries.
We always appreciate it when companies are upfront about their outrageous pricing, so when we saw that the Garia Soleil de Minuit Golf Cart ($52,000) was being hailed as "the world's most expensive golf car ever made by a manufacturer," we knew we had to check it out. Sure enough, it packs in plenty of crazy features for those of you who spend more time on the course than you do at your mansion, including a carbon roof, custom paint, two-colored, hand-stitched seats, alcantara roof lining, a LED speedometer, custom wheels, and an available built-in refrigerator. It is quite expensive, but that's the price you pay to be able to boast that your Porsche and your golf cart were made in the same factory.
Like the monochrome mutant offspring of a traditional track racer and a BMX ride, the Giant Bowery FMX Bike ($750) is a mix of the old and the new. It features a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, a BMX custom "no rail" saddle, a CroMo 3-piece tubular crankset, alloy high-rise handlebars, and the ability to go fixie or freewheel. Pair with an all-white or all-black outfit for maximum effect.
Part 4-wheeler, part rail buggy, the new Polaris Ranger RZR 4 ($15,000) is the world's first four-seat sport side-by-side. Co-developed with racer Robby Gordon — or "Reckless Robby," as we like to call him — the RZR 4 boasts an 800cc High Output Twin EFI engine mounted behind the back seat for a lower center of gravity, a new suspension that includes Fox Podium X 2.0 Piggyback Reservoir Shocks and Chrome Moly front upper A-Arms, a rolled independent rear suspension, a true all-wheel-drive system, a 12-volt plug in and two cup holders for rear-seat passengers, cut-and-sew seats, and Maxxis Big Horn tires with Black Bruiser rims.
NASA's official night launches might be over, but you can recreate them with one of the remaining NASA Space Shuttles (roughly $28 million). Space Shuttle Discovery has already been sold, but Atlantis and Endeavour are both still available, representing not only a verified piece of human history but billions of dollars worth of government funded R&D. Plus, you know, it's actually been to space, not unlike a gigantic moon rock that you'll need more than just a little shelf space to display. [Thanks, Andrew]