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…US SUBS will make you a sub boat?

Discovery 1000 Sub

The Discovery 1000 from US SUBS is one of the coolest sea going vessels I’ve ever seen. Designed to be used as both a boat and as a submersible, it’s made for launch and recovery from a superyacht (incase having your own helicopter to get from your boat to land just isn’t cool enough), and is available in 2 to 10 person versions. Inside, the occupants are treated to luxurious leather seating, air conditioning, and an almost entirely unimpeded view of the undersea surroundings. On the surface, the sub behaves similar to a boat, and the whole thing is controlled via a digitally proportional joystick and animated graphic touch screen display. The boat/sub has a range of 56 nautical miles and can dive to a depth of 1000 ft for up to 28 hours, traveling at a speed of 2 knots. If I had one of these, I’d put a CD player in it so I could listen to the James Bond theme song at every possible moment.


[Via: BornRich]

…Rendezvous may be the greatest automotive DVD of all time?


Claude Lelouch’s C’était un rendez-vous (Which means “It was an appointment”, and is commonly just referred to as Rendezvous) is now available on DVD. Made in 1976, the film is an uncut and unedited tromp through the morning streets of Paris, shot from the bumper of his Mercedes on 10 minutes of film left over from a previous work. The video has gained cult status over the years, mainly from the rarity of the film and the speculation behind the creation of the movie. Many claim the vehicle was actually a Ferrari, or that the driver was a professional racecar driver, or that the soundtrack was dubbed over post production, or that the speeds weren’t as high as Lelouch claimed. Regardless of how real the video is or what car and driver combo was used to film, it’s a piece of automotive mastery, and the reckless speed and danger of the driving are sure to get any gearhead’s heart a pumping.

[Wikipedia – Rendezvous]

[Google Mashup – Rendezvous and Map of Paris]

[Via: Uncrate]

…BMW’s have a new active rollover technology?

Rally car racing is one of my favorite sports to watch, and given the chance I would pilot one of these machines in a heartbeat. Driving through a rally takes skill, technology, and a little bit of crazy to keep things interesting. This video’s got all three. The driver of the BMW SUV is about to roll over, when he somehow saves it and himself from rolling over (twice) and going off the course and over a nearby cliff. Check out the slow motion version to see just how close the driver’s side window was to the ground. Tires and co-driver’s pants were of course changed after the stage finished.

[Via: Digg]

…Ford’s latest commercial is automotive nirvana?

Ford’s latest “Bold Moves” commercial, named “Germany”, is an automotive masterpiece centered around the new GT500. It features a new GT500 being delivered to Germany, because the driver “couldn’t find a speed limit he liked in America”. Just beautiful.

…Hello Kitty will make your car purr?

Hello Kitty Exhaust

If you want your car to purr like a kitten, or you are a Japanese schoolgirl and have an uncontrollable love for Hello Kitty, then this is your exhaust pipe. Nothing more to say than “wow”.

[Via: Boing Boing]