Jean-Pierre Beltoise was the victim of two successive strokes while he was on vacation in Senegal. He joined the paradise of the lost pilots this morning, making us orphans of a glorious era of motor racing.
The emotion and sadness assail us by mentioning his name, personality, and all the memories associated with it. Jean-Pierre Beltoise was one of those who revived the motor sport in France in the early 60s, we do not forget his F1 Grand Prix on Matra, and his historic victory with BRM at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1972.
jean pierre beltoise victoire monaco 1972
We like drones. They are cool little gadgets that nobody really needs, but everybody wants. Cool for filming, shooting photographs or just fun to fly around.
Now, at Nixie they came up with this idea. You wear the Nixie just like a wristwatch and when you want it to take a little film of yourself somewhere you just have to turn around your arm and the drone flies off, films you do whatever you are doing and then it comes back to land on your arm again.
Well…. this is the plan, but at Nixie they seem pretty confident that the’ll manage to build this little toy soon! We can’t wait to test it!
Personalized floor mats
We found this for our fans of absolutely superfluous things. The personalized floor mat for your car. It is absolutely worth taking a look. The examples are very ugly, lacking any style whatsoever ant to us the superfluous item of the week.
The BAC Mono
We spotted this crazy machine coming across the channel from England and if you read the numbers ( 280 bhp for only 540kg ) you can already feel the fun you’ll have with this beast!
Well, they wanted something extreme, fun and only good for driving. And that’s what they did. The only storage in this car doesn’t even fit a helmet. It only fits one person ( very well thought ). There is no option of a roof or other conveniences like AC, wipers or a cigarette lighter. This is the pure driving machine! The BAC MONO is what we always wanted!
The Mono’s weight distribution is 48% / 52% and the power to weight relation in 520 bhp per ton. This is pretty impressive and promises extreme sensation on the track ( and on deserted mountain roads ! )
Every part on this car is hand picked. From the Cosworth exhaust over the Willans eat belts to the AP racing brake system. Every detail has been chosen for its specific purpose and quality. The whole is being hand mounted by a team of 18 just out of Liverpool.
This is one of the most impressive driving machines we’ve come across lately. Very desirable, very extreme and very egoistic! We love it!
Pelican Elite Luggage
We have been using Pelican cases for years now. Always the same 2 cases, all over the world. Never a problem. They fell off a motorcycle at 60 km/h, we sat on them, used them as a table, they got checked in on a number of flights and the kept my cameras sand free in a sandstorm in Libya. They are just perfect and indestructible.
Now Pelican comes out with a more classy edition. The Elite Luggage Collection! WE think they look great (much better than the equipment cases !! ) and they seem to be pretty solid. So no worries that you get a ruined and broken suitcase when pick up your luggage at some wild airport . They are fitted with solid wheels so you can roll them pretty much anywhere, they are watertight ( for 1 hour at the depth of one meter ) and they have a perfect interior design to keep your stuff organized. They lock up and the won’t sink when you throw them in the ocean ( if it’s not loaded with gold).
We think this new luggage collection is pretty cool and with it’s Limited Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence it’s just the piece of luggage you want when you are a frequent traveler.
The new Bentley Mulsanne Speed has a little more power than before. They managed to find some extra horsepower in the massive 6.75 litter V8 Biturbo engine. It now has 537 bhp and 1100 newtonmeter at 1750revs and a new top speed of 305km/h. This is pretty fast !
It will probably be it bit more thirsty now, but when you spend some 300.000€ to 350.000€ (depending on details and extras) on a car you probably won’t be short of cash for petrol. They talk about something like 14l/100km but we find this hard to believe…..but who cares!
This new Bentley is stunning, beautiful, breathtaking, full of luxury and crazy fast. At Superflu we think this absolutely superfluous, but very very desirable! We love it and if we had the cash we ‘d buy the Bentley in white with champagne leather.