Winners, and losers
Your words were a shot right to the heart, Vic. For sharing your innermost feelings, you’re this month’s winner of a free 12-month subscription to Wheels.
If you don’t have a problem with the idea of driving around with a cylinder of boiling water pressurised to 16 bar sitting in your cup holder, then the Handpresso Auto could be for you. The hand-held unit spells the end of crappy servo coffee in paper cups and allows you to pump out fresh espresso shots anywhere there is a 12-volt power socket. Handpresso Auto $ 235 handpresso.com Fine automotive art is not limited to oil on canvas as proven by these must-have sticky notes. The beautiful work of Doug Breuninger is miniaturised and immortalised on the unorthodox medium of bespoke Post-it notes, with the portraits of nearly 200 cars painstakingly crafted, then reproduced in high quality 3x3inch prints. Hey, it’s less crazy than BMW putting art on cars... Notablerides Post-it notes $ 12.50 notablerides.com We’ve all been there. You spend $ 3m on one of the world’s most hyperbolic hypercars only to realise you can’t appreciate one of its greatest visual assets – the engine. But if you have a disposable income equalling the GDP of some African countries, then you probably won’t think twice about buying one of these. The amazing Bugatti Chiron engine and gearbox 1: 4 scale model from Amalgam is impressive, and its detail is so extraordinary that it’s probably easier to build the real thing. Amalgam models 1: 4 scale Bugatti Chiron engine $ 11,800 amalgamcollection.com As if there wasn’t enough to get excited about with the arrival of Gran Turismo Sport – the latest instalment of Polyphony Digital’s celebrated racing simulator – Sony has created a special commemorative Playstation 4 console to match. Not only do you get a unique Gt-logoed console and matching silver controller, but the package includes the ‘Day 1’ edition of the game, which brings a number of in-game privileges, among them 250,000 of credits, or plenty to buy a sports exhaust for your virtual ride and start dominating the Clubman Cup. Sony Playstation 4 Gran Turismo Sport edition $TBA playstation.com/en-au/
Dutch watch firm TW Steel is barely a decade old but it behaves like one of the famous Swiss brands, sponsoring and making special editions for everything from F1 teams to Red Bull Holden Racing and Mick Doohan. Its watches are often big and brash, but the new Volante range is more subtle and good-looking. The watches are available in a choice of sizes, although the smaller 45mm case is still pretty big. The quality is impressive for the price – the case is made of the same 316L steel as a Rolex, and there’s a highquality Japanese Miyota movement inside. TW Steel Volante VS21 ( 45mm) $ 299 twsteel.com