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Domino’s Unveils The DXP: Delivery eXPert Vehicle


Behold the Domino’s DXP (Delivery eXPert), think of it as a Batmobile for pizza delivery.

The modified Chevrolet Spark is tricked out with a warming oven and space for 80 pizzas, sides, two-liter bottles of soda and dipping sauces. The driver’s seat is the only seat and a puddle light projects the Domino’s logo onto the ground.


Local Motors, which once built a 3-D printed car, held a crowdsourced competition to collect and perfect design elements, while Rousch Enterprises, developer of Google’s self-driving car platform, put the DXP together. The brand’s lead agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky—the shop behind Domino’s Tracker and other high-profile promotions (like the ability to order by text, tweet and emoji)—worked on the DXP’s flashy exterior design and bespoke car topper.


There are 100 such vehicles in production, and by year’s end they’ll serve as mobile advertisements while speeding pies to customers in cities like Boston, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, San Diego and Seattle.

“People want their pizza to be as hot and fresh out of the oven as possible,” CP+B executive creative director Matt Talbot tells AdFreak. “The DXP, with its built-in warming oven, can deliver on that better than any vehicle before it. The other compartments in the vehicle also mean that any drinks, sides and sauces will make it safely to your front door as well.”

Four years in the making, the DXP has been rigorously tested, Talbot adds: “That includes flammability testing, cold weather testing, rain testing and excessive-use, including 10,000 cycles of opening and closing the warming oven door.”

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Tesla Launches Model X


Revealed during a fan-filled event at its Fremont, California factory on Tuesday night, the new Tesla Model X packs some pretty impressive specs.

Tesla founder and CEO, Elon Musk, outlined some of its innovative features during the event today, including, of course, its signature ‘Falcon Wings’ doors that are mounted on two joints and come with built-in ultrasonic sensors to detect nearby objects. Musk even parked an Audi Q7 and a Honda Odyssey closely next to the Model X to demonstrate how the doors open in tight spaces and how they easily allow passengers to get in and out of the car.


Even the driver’s front door has a nifty feature, as it can open and close automatically when you approach it.

The air-conditioning system  has a “Bio-weapon Defense” mode that stops bacteria and viruses from entering the interior, or the panoramic windshield that curves into the roof?

The vehicle can transport up to seven passengers in three rows of seats, has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds or 2,268 kg. and is able to hit 60mph (96km/h) in as low as 3.2 seconds!


Other notable features include an air-suspension with five settings providing up to nine inches or 230mm of ride height, an available hitch capable of carrying up to four bikes or six sets of skis that can be hooked up in a matter of seconds, an Autopilot self-parking system, two flat-folding third row seats, and “independently operable, 3-adult second row seats”.

The vehicle is expected to retail in the $130,000 range and go 250 miles on a charge.


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Tesla Charger Prototype


No, this isn’t Doc Ock’s arm….Tesla showed off a prototype of a new type of charger that uses snake-like appendage to automatically reach out towards a vehicle, and plug itself into the car’s charging port!

Elon Musk hinted at the charger project back in December by tweeting about it, likening the as-yet-unseen device to a “solid metal snake.” In October 2014, Tesla noted that it is working on an “electrically opening, self-closing charge port door on Dual Motor Model S.” The hands-off door would work nicely with the automated charger.

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LEGO Announces Ferrari F40 Due In August 2015


LEGO has officially announced the latest addition to the LEGO Creator line, the Ferrari F40 (10248). This set has 1,158 pieces and will retail for $89.99.


Experience the iconic Ferrari F40 firsthand, with sleek aerodynamic lines, vented, hinged rear hatch, opening doors and detailed interior.

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Get up close to one of the world’s greatest supercars—the Ferrari F40! This awesome LEGO Creator Expert replica of the iconic sports car with its sleek aerodynamic lines, distinctive rear spoiler and racing-red bodywork is packed with authentic brick-built details, including pop-up headlights, side air intakes and a vented rear hatch that opens to reveal a twin-turbocharged, 90-degree V8 engine! Open the doors and you’ll discover complete authenticity, right down to the crafted cabled door handles, steering wheel with Ferrari logo and 2 red racing seats, while under the hood you’ll find a luggage compartment and tools. A special windscreen element with printed A-pillars and custom-made, molded rim inserts with sturdy, road-gripping tires add the final touches to this intricately designed model, a must-have for all Ferrari fans!

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Features an array of brick-built details, including a hinged, vented rear hatch, detailed twin-turbocharged, 90 degree V8 engine with quick release function, opening doors and hood with luggage compartment and tools, pop-up headlights, cabled door handles, windscreen element with printed A-pillars, steering wheel with Ferrari logo, 2 red racing seats and custom-made, molded rim inserts.

– Includes 1158 assorted LEGO elements
– Racing-red color scheme!
– Lift the vented rear hatch to reveal the detailed V8 engine
– Open the doors to access the detailed, authentic interior
– Ferrari F40 measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (27cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning August 2015 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores or via phone.

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Volvo Cars Lounge Console


Labelled the Lounge Console, this new concept by Volvo Cars takes executive in-car luxury to a whole new level. By combining Scandinavian form and function, the Lounge Console transforms the XC90’s interior, providing a wealth of functions and amenities.


Perfect for the people with a hectic life that need a moment of respite between meetings.

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LEGO Speed Champions


Beginning from March 2015, builders of all ages, with fuel in their veins, can now create the speeding-bullet cars at home. The LEGO Group has now announced its partnership with the three automobile manufacturers Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche resulting in a new, high-speed product line for building the most favorite cars from LEGO bricks: the LEGO Speed Champions.



An adrenaline kick and the thrill of speed are included.


Seven different LEGO sets will be available from spring 2015, ensuring lots of racing action and squealing tyres in the children’s room. A large red Ferrari truck drives up – together with the Ferrari F14 T Racing car. What’s more, a McLaren Mercedes pit stop set will also be available, featuring the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 as well as the home stretch with lights function and two Porsche cars – the 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Also four sets of stand-alone vehicles wait to hit the track. Whether it is a racing car or road car – the new brick built car models will get the hearts of five- to eleven-year old as well as grown up engine fans beating faster.

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In addition to typical LEGO building fun, the LEGO Speed Champions series of vehicles is particularly amazing thanks to its many authentic details: the LEGO minifigures are wearing racing car overalls, there is a winner’s cup, flags and detailed tools.

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The check engine light — that enigmatic indicator that can signal anything from a loose gas cap or old spark plugs, to a worn out catalytic converter or an empty windshield fluid reservoir — is hardly an effective way of remaining in-tune with your car. But with Automatic ($100) you can finally decode that uninformative light, letting you know what kind of help your car needs and potentially saving a trip to the mechanic. And that’s not all it does: helping improve your car’s fuel economy, alerting emergency response in case of a crash, and automatically remembering where you parked are just a few incredibly-useful features.

Automatic plugs into the same port your mechanic uses when you take your car in for service. It’s easily accessible near the steering wheel.

Add in that its beautifully-designed iOS and Android apps are constantly updated with new functionality, and you get the partner your car always needed.

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Batmobile: The Complete History


Here for the first time is the complete history of the sleek, sophisticated, incomparable Batmobile!

In addition to comic books, the Batmobile has been immortalized in nearly every imaginable medium, including film, television, toys, and video games. Most recently, it was given breathtaking new life—and extraordinary capabilities—in Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking Dark Knight trilogy. This book explores each incarnation of the Batmobile in unparalleled detail and scope, with special attention paid to Nolan’s Tumbler.

With stunning photographs, detailed specs, blueprints, concept artwork, and original interviews, Batmobile: The Complete History ($35) is an informational and visual delight for auto and Batman fans alike. It’s a high-speed journey that will leave you breathless!

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Navdy ($300) is a head-up display (HUD) that allows drivers to use turn-by-turn navigation, make calls, and use smartphone apps, all without taking their eyes off the road. The Navdy display mounts atop the driver’s side dashboard and projects an image on a 5.1-inch transparent display.

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The driver interacts with Navdy through voice and gesture commands. Navdy is currently available for pre-order, and is scheduled to ship in early 2015.

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Hammacher Schlemmer Offering The Authentic 1966 Batmobile For Only $200,000

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So accurate it requires almost a year to complete, this is the officially licensed, roadworthy replica of the Batmobile featured in the iconic 1960s TV show and it will only set you back a mere $200,000.

Built on a custom Lincoln chassis, this crime-fighting cruiser comes standard with a 430-horsepower, 383 Blueprint Crate engine and a Monster TH350 automatic transmission. Though equipped with neither atomic batteries for power nor turbines for speed, a rear-facing propane tank creates the same afterburner effect as the original. The vehicle’s cockpit honors the gadgetry of the TV series with a blinking Batphone, switch-operated electric actuators that open the hood and trunk, and a rotating red beacon to alert citizens while in pursuit of fiendish criminals. Other intriguing, if less functional, accessories include a glowing detect-a-scope screen, a Batbeam ray that raises from a hood-mounted antenna, and empty rear parachute packs. The vehicle’s exterior bears all the hallmarks of its namesake, from bubble-canopy windshields to chrome “rocket” tubes behind the rear windshield. Though the original Batmobile lacked rearview mirrors, this street-legal model comes with clamp-on side mirrors as well as a rear video camera.

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To order The Authentic 1966 Batmobile call 1-800-227-3528 and a Hammacher Schlemmer Product Specialists will gladly answer all questions and provide additional information.

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