2016 Mercedes AMG GT

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Last year’s Mercedes SLS AMG GT marked the end of the first vehicle developed fully by AMG. Well, here’s the successor to the throne, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT that’s due to hit showrooms next year. The new coupe will be offered in two trims, both housing the brand’s new 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 with dry-sump lubrication, dubbed the M178.

The GT has an output 456 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque that pushes it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 189 mph. The GT S pushes 503 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque as it goes from 0 to 60 in 3.7 on its way to a top speed of 193 mph. All this is courtesy of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that comes with a locking differential. In terms of styling, much inspiration comes from the 300SL such as the single-bar chrome grille and bubble roof, but it all comes together nicely in a very modern design. There’s a big prominent Mercedes star inside an oval grille with two air intakes at the lower corners while the hood features dual powerdomes.

The tapered rear looks wide with its long taillights and an electronically controlled rear spoiler that’s tucked away nicely when not deployed. Inside, you’ll see Mercedes’ two-pod layout for the instrument panel fitted with an electronic display in the center and a flat-bottom steering wheel to control this beast. The center console is dubbed the Drive unit, with styling reminiscent of the V8’s cylinder layout. Look for the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S to release spring 2015 with the GT following in 2016.

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Style Inspiration: 30 Photos of James Dean

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There’s only several key names that men should be paying attention to and pulling their style cues from and James Dean is unequivocally one of them. His hair, signature red jackets, tortoise glasses are all looks worth stealing. Check out the pictures below and hopefully pull some inspiration into your own life.

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24 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Switzerland

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Looking at stunning pictures of incredible places around the world always makes you feel incredibly small sitting at your desk or scrolling on your tablet. The photos of Switzerland below make us feel exactly that. Check out the diversity and seasonal excellence of Switzerland in these pictures. So many locations we’d like to visit – Bern Switzerland, Zurich Switzerland, Geneva Switzerland and more! We’ll be packing our bags now and meet you at the airport soon.

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$5.7 Million and You Can Own This Exuberant French Castle

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Have $5.7 Million lying around? If so, you’re in luck and you’ll be living like the families in Game of Thrones. Although $5.7 Million may seem like a good chunk of change, it does seem pretty reasonable for a castle with these amenities. Especially compared to the extreme home prices in many sought after regions in today’s world. Le Chateau de Vigny Castle was built in 1504 for a French Cardinal and is 30 minutes from Paris. No castle is complete without a moat surrounding the entire property – CHECK. Take a look at the photo tour below.

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Ferrari FXX K

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If there’s one car every man should want in his garage (or living room) this would be it. Based on the LaFerrari, the Ferrari FXX K is the hypercar’s most unchained, track-centric version. It was unveiled at the Italian automaker’s Finali Mondiali event at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, giving us a car that’s not only extremely powerful but looks downright monstrous as well. The name comes from the Enzo-based FXX that was part of Ferrari’s client development program while this one gets an extra letter for the KERS hybrid system. That system gets upped in the FXX K when compared to the “base” LaFerrari. The electric motor pushes out 187 horsepower now while the 6.3-liter V12 produces 848 horses. That’s a total of 1,035 horses, up from 950 hp of the LaFerrari. Torque’s actually down slightly to 664 pound-feet.

The FXX K also features a recalibrated electronic differential, traction control, ABS, Racing SSC (Side Slip Angle Control) and a four-mode Manetinno dial on the center console that helps drivers flip effortlessly between different electric boost levels. Beyond the performance figures, the car’s design is the LaFerrari at heart but features a few much-welcomed details. The aero package has really been improved with a two-part splitter upfront, vertical fins along the flanks, side skirts extending between the wheels, as well as a dynamic rear wing and diffuser that are as functional as they are aggressive. The end result is a vehicle that gets 50 percent more downforce, with some additional help from increased mechanical grip from the Pirelli racing slicks and carbon-ceramic brake discs. The FXX K may never enter race but it will see daylight through Ferrari’s client track program.

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