Given the collaboration with an Italian car designer, (and not the first) automotive cues are everywhere, from the upper deck to a staircase inspired by air intakes. Powered by four MTU 16V engines producing 2,600 bhp, it has a top speed of 30+ knots and a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles at a more leisurely 12 knots.
A fascinating short (if you have a quarter of an hour to spare) in which physicist and origami master Robert J. Lang explains his artform’s eleven levels of difficulty: from the folding of a simple, traditional cicada to an extremely intricate one.
Just in time for Christmas (in case you missed the news) here’s just the thing to pummel those tryptophan-addled braincells into submission – Hasbro’s long-haul version of the perennial boardgame – the number of properties is up to 66, the number of dice is down to one.
Behold: the Sherp – a floating, clambering Tonka truck with a modest 44bhp Kubota engine, a tiny 250cm turning circle, the ability to traverse water on fat self-inflating tyres, climb over 0.6m tall obstacles and scale35 degree inclines.
The Russian-made Sherp is coated in durable polymer with its own onboard generator, independent heating and high powered headlights.