World View offers passengers a trip in a fully-pressurized space capsule for six that promises “a gentle ascent” 20 mile above earth.
Luxuriously styled and engineered, the capsule is transported by a ParaWing and a high-altitude balloon, which expands gradually until voyagers reach their peak altitude atop 99 percent of Earth’s atmosphere. Unlike the G thrust that many other space carriers would offer, this “float” seems more like a hot air balloon ride into space.
For $75,000, you’re guaranteed a seat, in-flight internet access (you know, to document it all) and an experience you’ll remember forever. A $5,000 deposit ensures your space travel is officially “on the books.” Travel is expected to begin in late 2016.
His newest venture, Fleet Miami, lets members purchase blocks of credits to be exchanged for charter across a fleet of luxury yachts, many of which are part of Saylor’s personal collection.
Buy in to rent the 154′, five-stateroom “Usher,” the acclaimed 147′, Feadship “Harle” with its crew of nine, the 87′ “Moksha” or the more manageable 35-passenger, 36′ “Julia” for a quick cruise around Biscayne Bay. Crave a trip, not just a three-hour tour? Buy a seven-day charter through the Florida Keys for $70,000-$280,000, depending on yacht selection.
The main addition to the G-Class is an 800PS (788 horsepower) V12 engine and an iBusiness fit-out consisting of multiple Apple devices. Brabus have also added their Widestar widebody and Platinum Edition 23-inch forged wheels to the custom design. With the new engine in place, the otherwise heavy and bulky off-roader can go from 0 -100km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. The iBusiness suite includes an iPad mini, Mac mini, iPod Touch and Apple TV, all with built-in chargers and connection to the Internet via a high-speed modem and WLAN. Look out for the Brabus 800 iBusiness next week in Geneva.
“iOS in the Car” becomes a little more official,with the announcement of Carplay. This year Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes, and Volvo will be the initial launch partners which will allow their infotainment systems to seamlessly integrate your iPhone and give you handsfree access to your maps, music, messages, phone calls, and more using Siri and your car’s controls.
Carbon-fiber body panels have been fitted to give two extra inches of width, while wider fender flares allow for 23-inch wheels that have been forged, ceramic-coated, skinned with low-profile rubber and fitted to a lowered suspension. Plastic bumpers for the front and rear can be placed with or without the wider fenders, and the addition of a three-piece roof spoiler sits at the back. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel V6 engine has been modified to now give an extra 31 horsepower equaling 323 hp and 501 pound-feet of torque. This allows it to reach 0 – 62 mph in 6.9 seconds rather than its original 7.2 second time. A wide range of interior modifications are also available from Startech.