Mark Hostler, a transportation designer, has envisioned the next generation of hypercar called Maserati LaMaserati. It was inspired by LaFerrari platform, utilizing the same V12 engine with re-turned KERS system to reduce the overall weight. Graduating from Staffordshire University, Hostler has designed LaMaserati to be the purest expression of the Ferrari’s core values, which are elegant, stylish, striking presence, high performance with finesse.
Built around the flagship of LaFerrari hypercar, LaMaserati in so many ways are more like Maserati MC12 which was built around Ferrari Enzo. Take a look at those smooth curves, sweeping widescreen, and aggressive front fascia along the classic Blue and White color scheme link LaMaserati aesthetically to the Maserati range and the company’s heritage. The airflow inspired bodywork is designed with a focus on smooth, unbroken lines and fluid surfaces wrapping around the wheels, creating a contemporary and dynamic aesthetic.
Designer : Mark Hostler
With Laferrari’s Kers system removed to save weight, and the Ferrari 6.3l V12 re-tuned to compensate for the loss of power and torque, LaMaserati is geared more to the sensation of driving than final performance figures. The lightness, handling, and an analogue driving feel take priority over power and overall speed.
Tuvie has received “Maserati LaMaserati Car” Project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.
The challenge of this project was to create a vehicle that we could park easily in a highly populated area. Solis is a solar powered commuter vehicle features semi-transparent solar panels on doors and roofing to generate electric power which is stored in the battery. Due to its compact size, 2 Solis can be parked in one regular parking space. This will solve the issue of limited parking space without the need to change the parking lot layout. It’s been designed with a retractable power cord where the driver can plug it into the parking meter to provide the city with electricity through its solar panels, thus paying for its parking space. If there’s not enough sunlight, the parking meter acts as a changing station in exchange for payment.
Solis design combines the freedom of motorcycle with the safety and comfort of a car, it offers new and better way of commuting and parking in highly populated areas. Solis utilizes the same wheelbase as a smart car but with a visually lower center of gravity. This way, both passengers are placed in the center of the car, protected by the wheels which will give great protection during a crash. We think this is an innovative vehicle design. Not only Solis is combustion free and takes less space, it is also stylish, eco friendly, and contributes to the city with electricity.
Alright, after reviewing X-Mini Uno, this time, we get our hands on X-Mini Max. We have to thank XMI team who was kind enough to send us its latest products to test. Just in case you haven’t heard about this portable speaker, we wrote reviews about them before X-Mini 2nd generation, X-Mini Max II, and X-Mini Uno.
If X-Mini Uno is just one capsule speaker, X-Mini Max is a pair of mini capsule speakers where the size of each unit is smaller than Uno. Equipped with ceramic drivers, these speakers deliver powerful stereo sound that you might not expect from such tiny package. Available in different colors: blue, green, gun metal, red, orange, purple. We have received the gun metal model, it looks really cool, you can tell it blends perfectly with its orange ceramic driver. Thanks to new ceramic drivers, you’ll be able to enjoy crispier and clearer sound. [Buy It Here]
From design point of view, the smaller size of these speakers makes them even more pocketable, love the smaller and modern design. Petite in size but massive in sound, each unit measures 3.22” x 2.33” and weighs for only 2.8 ounces. The coating feels really smooth, soft, and nice, but since our last experience with X-Mini 2nd generation, hopefully the surface doesn’t turn sticky after some time. Just like previous design, there’s accordion-like material between 2 halves of each speaker that you can compress or lock in order to shrink the size even further. You can also join up these 2 speakers together, thanks to the magnet located at the base. The speaker feels solid in our hand, probably this is because the weighted bottom to ensure this small device doesn’t bounce around on music. [Buy It Here]
X-Mini Max has 3.5mm audio jack which is compatible to most range of media devices. You can plug it to your gadgets such as laptop, tablet, music player, or smartphone and enjoy clear sound of music without having to wear headphones or earphones. The audio plug can be tucked away under Max for easy storage when not in use.
Buddy-Jack is a great feature that you can use to create a chain of X-Mini capsule speakers. Gathering with friends and family becomes more enjoyable with music.
Toss X-Mini Max in your travel bag, it won’t occupy much space, even better, it fits perfect in your coat pocket. We have tested this pair of speakers with different kind of music, from Michael Bubble to Michael Jackson, the result is pretty impressive for portable speaker in its class. For one time 3-hours battery charge, you’ll be able to enjoy non-stop 18 hours of music playback.
Overall, we highly recommend you to get X-Mini Max if don’t have much budget for fancier portable Bluetooth speaker. It does the job very well for small speakers that cost you less than $50, you can go with a pair of larger desktop speakers with similar price, however, you won’t get the same portability. [Buy It Here]
Tuvie has received “X-Mini Max Capsule Speaker System” from our ‘Ask for A Review‘ feature, where we receive test unit/product sample for a review.