Change is in­evitable

Fron­trun­ners shape-shift­ing takes on a new di­men­sion with the Kor­maran K7 speed­boat.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Front Runners The Latest In Luxury - May – 2 017 the lat­est in lux­ury By Sam Yen

The Kor­maran K7 (from €1 mil­lion, rm4.8 mil­lion) does not look like a typ­i­cal speed­boat. all eyes, nat­u­rally, will be drawn to the hy­draulic arms folded into the sides of the sev­en­metre bul­let-shaped body.

as a mono­hull, the K7 can jet around at speeds of 44 knots. the press of a but­ton ac­ti­vates the out­rig­ger hulls. De­ploy them par­tially and the K7 be­comes a cata­ma­ran; de­ploy them fully and the body sub­merges, be­com­ing a tri­maran. Dubbed the fly­ing, driv­ing and glid­ing modes, there are three ad­di­tional styles: the ki­netic flight mode for speed demons, night mode where led strips il­lu­mi­nate the twi­light, and one where four-me­tre ‘wings’ rise from the sides to cre­ate a plat­form.

Dr oliver Kor­mann, the aus­trian brain be­hind the K7, used his ex­pe­ri­ence in the Ger­man au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try as the ba­sis of the speed­boat. the over­all struc­ture of the K7 is car­bon fi­bre, while the hy­draulic arms are a blend of ti­ta­nium and stain­less steel. Many of the parts are based on For­mula 1 rac­ing tech­nol­ogy, which goes a long way to ex­plain­ing its ki­netic en­ergy. kor­ ≠

LLa Mer’s break­through treat­ment rolls back the years.

a Mer’s Blanc de La Mer The Bril­liance White Mast (RM1,030) is a two-step treat­ment com­pris­ing the brand’s fa­mous Mir­a­cle Broth and a blend of al­gae, vi­ta­mins and nu­tri­ents. The sec­ond step is The Bril­liance White Gel Cream, which utilises sea-sourced ac­tive com­pounds and ma­rine pep­tides to re­duce stub­born dis­col­oration and dull­ness, soft­en­ing lines and wrin­kles. The process takes eight min­utes a day for a com­plex­ion that will – La Mer says – glow in a mat­ter of weeks.

Age­less Beauty

This re- en­gi­neer­ing of Great Britain’s favourite car proves that good things come in small pack­ages.

Coach­build­ing out­fit David Brown Au­to­mo­tive’s lat­est cre­ation is the An­glophile’s resto­mod, es­sen­tially an orig­i­nal Mini sport­ing a con­tem­po­rary me­chan­i­cal and in­fo­tain­ment solution. The cus­tomis­able Mini re­mas­tered (from £75,000, rm415,000) sports a re­built and up­rated 1.3-litre en­gine and four-speed man­ual. Two spe­cial edi­tions are avail­able: in­spired by Cafe rac­ers and in­spired by Monte Carlo. www.david­brow­nau­to­mo­

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