We all knew that a Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive supercar was in the pipeline, but what we didn't know was that it would boast 740 horsepower and 738ft-lbs of torque. That's an astounding 177hp and 259ft-lbs more than the 6.2L gasoline engine.
Charging will either take 20 hours from a regular wall socket, or three from a custom speed charging unit. While the added weight of that battery is certainly not good for handling, Mercedes opted to lighten the car significantly using carbon fiber and aluminum in an attempt to make up for it.
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Being green has ever been so chic. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, has ingrated the GREENshowroom into it's worldwind of shows and events. The showroom has been very successful for 6 years and takes place at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, during Berlin's Fashion Week. It's a showcase designed to display eco fashion trends to the vast national and international crowds. Magdalena Schaffrin and Jana Keller, founders of the exhibition are extremely delighted by the success of the event. "It is great to see such a positive mood and enthusiasm amongst the exhibitors and the audience. This shows us that consciousness is growing towards a more sustainable living and Green Luxury is en vogue. We are very pleased that the idea and concept of GREENshowrooms is so well received. "
This years GREENshowroom included 25 labels, like well-known designers Anne Gorke, Deep Mello and Sarah Reinhard. Each fashion house must prove in advance that at least 60% of the collection is green before their models can hit the catwalk. Make up for the show was by AVEDA. The all natural cosmetic brand used pink eye shadow in soft rouge on the outer corners of the eyes. The rest of the make up remained natural; only the lips were accented with pink lip gloss. Voluminous hairstyles and soft colors dominated the show. Hopefuly New York's Fashion Week will soon have a GREENshowroom.
Miami Swimwear Fashion Week is becoming a week long festival for cool people. It's not as crowded as Art Basel in December but it is having the same kind of cache that Basel did 3 or 4 years ago before Basel became the over saturated mardi-gras that it is now. In other words Swim Week is hot! Even a few years ago swim week was mostly just Mercedes Benz Swimwear Fashion Week at the Raleigh Hotel and the 4 day long Swimwear show for buyers at the convention center. Now the entire South Beach is taken over by events. Every trendy hotel has a fashion show or event (W Hotel, SLS, Soho House). Funkshion, the Miami based fashion week has its own fashion week tents set up with emerging designers showcasing everyday.
Planet Fashion even has an annual event at the Ritz Carlton showcasing designers featuring Amour Luxury Swimwear from Colombia and Chio from Milan.
Here is a quick run down of highlights for the week:
Omega Watches showcasing luxury waterproof watches had had a fun event at SLS early in the week. Chris Bosh from the NBA championship Heat team made an appearance.
La Perla the Lingerie specialists had a fun cocktail party and swimwear presentation at Soho House.
Vanessa Simmons, Hip-Hop royalty, Russel Simmons niece debuted her bedazzled collection at the Raleigh which for whatever the reason took place at 11:30 at night.
Oakley had a fashion show and party at SLS that was probably the best party of the week. It was model overload. Nick Cannon DJ'd and was amazing. Lil' Jon passed through.
Mercedes Benz fashion week: The trend of one pieces, geometric shapes and in general suits that are more covered up continues. A lot of the collections seem to skew older, possibly because of the price point.
Lisa Blue is one of our perennial favorite designers. This Aussie brand is huge in Australia and is continuing to get more popular here. The brand designer, Lisa Burke is a leggy blonde who models as well. She is trending because not only are her swimwear collections consistently cool but she is an environmentalist who raises money for whale and dolphin conservation. It's worth your time to explore more about this brand. It's our top pick for this year's swimwear fashion week. Her runway show was a mix of Goddess meets pin-up girl. Cool right? The show also featured "Dancing With The Stars" tango expert, Karina Smirnoff.
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An Abu Dhabi billionaire is the proud owner of a Mercedes V10 Quad Turbo sports job that has a body made of white gold! Not gold paint, but gold alloy sheet metal.
The specially made car features a newly developed V10 quad turbo with 1,600 horsepower and 2800nm of torque. It is said to be able to go from 0-100km/h in less than 2 seconds, and can go a 1/4 mile in 6.89 seconds running on bio fuel. But seriously folks, is it even relevant to talk about bio fuel in the face of such an item?!!
Cost of this “jewelry store on wheels” is reported to be $2.5 million.
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