Just as Ford is preparing to deliver its latest off-road beast, the tuners at Hennessey have transformed it into something even more menacing. The Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 Truck takes the stock 2017 Raptor and added an extra axle. In addition to the extra wheels, it will sport an upgraded Fox suspension, 20-inch wheels with off road tires, new front and rear bumpers, a new rollbar, and LED lights. For those looking for even more performance, there's also an option that boosts the 3.5L EcoBoost V6's power from 450 hp in the stock model to over 600 with upgraded turbos, exhaust mods, an upgraded intercooler, and a retuned computer. Pricing includes the base Raptor, and it can be ordered direct from Hennessey or through select Hennessey/Ford dealers.
You won't see it at your local dealership anytime soon, but some of the tech being tested in the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 might just make it into your ride someday. GM worked with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center to develop the off-road, fuel cell-powered vehicle in under a year. The truck sits on a stretched midsize pickup chassis, stands over 6½ feet tall, is more than seven feet wide, and rides on 37-inch tires capable of tackling any terrain. The fuel cell allows it to be almost silent, reducing both the acoustic and thermal signatures and making it ideal for stealth operations, the Exportable Power Take-Off unit lets it power equipment away from the vehicle, and the water by-product can come in handy in dry conditions.
Okay, so technically speaking the whole turntable doesn't levitate. Just the platter of the Mag-Lev Audio Levitating Turntable floats in the air, holding your favorite albums in a friction-free spin above the main unit. It uses patented technology to maintain precise magnetic tuning of the platter's spin, which can be set to 33 or 45 rpm with the turn of a button. A Pro-Ject 8.6 tonearm and Ortofon OM 5E cartridge make sure your music sounds great, and a semi-automatic system returns the tonearm when the record is finished, meaning you can walk over and flip it or grab another at your leisure.
Most wine storage systems overlook one basic fact: it's way easier to find the bottle you want when you can see the label. The Wine Library overcomes this by making sure each and every one is visible, whether it's reclining gently or laying nearly on its side. The modular system is made entirely of laser-cut iron corten, and can be mixed-and-matched between 8, 16, 18, or 24 bottle units. It's available in a variety of finishes, and finished with an optional rolling ladder, rails, and backlights.