Fresh off a Bulls victory against Lob City, Derrick Rose and adidas are set to announce a $250 million dollar contract that would keep the reigning MVP in three-stripe attire for the next ten years. Calling it a “lifetime” deal, the move looks to counteract Kobe Bryant’s Nike domination in China, and adidas knows they have the right guy to sell in the far east. If the deal is indeed true, this would make the Windy City baller the highest paid shoe endorser in all of the NBA.
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It's about time. After letting Mercedes define the class with its CLS, then allowing rivals like Porsche and Audi to put their own spin on things, BMW is finally entering the "four-door coupe" market with the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe ($TBA). Available in 640i — with a 315 hp TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter 6-Cylinder engine good for a 0 to 62 mph time of just 5.4 seconds — or 650i — sporting a 445 hp TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine that improves the 0-62 mph 4.6 seconds — variations, it also offers up optional xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive, an eight-speed Sport Automatic Transmission, optional Integral Active Steering, adaptive LED headlights, a 10.2-inch dash-mounted HD display, 19-inch light-alloy wheels, rear-, top-, and side-view cameras, a next-generation heads-up display, a HiFi audio system, and plenty of other goodies.
Looking for a compact all-wheel-drive ride? The Audi A1 Quattro ($TBA) should fit the bill nicely, assuming you can get your hands one — they're limited to just 333 units. Features include a 2.0 TFSI engine pumping out 256 hp and a six-speed gearbox that team up to provide 0-62 mph times in the 5.7 second range, and fuel economy of 28 mpg. A metallic white paint job, aggressive looks, and, of course, Quattro all-wheel-drive round out the ride. Sadly, it's Europe-only for now.
Ho Ho Ho-ly shit. The Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee HPE800 ($235,000) takes Jeep's top-of-the-line SUV and turns it into a veritable speed demon by expanding the factory Hemi V8 from 6.4 to 7.0 L and adding in a twin-turbo forced induction system to achieve 805 hp and a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds. Of course, all that power isn't useful if you can't harness it, which is why it also boasts an upgraded transmission system, 15.1-inch Brembo brakes in the front and rear, and a lowered, more sporty suspension, and to make sure no one mistakes it for the "regular" version, it also packs lighter alloy wheels, a carbon fiber front end, and a custom leather interior with an Alcantara steering wheel. It'll arrive in 24 well-appointed garages next year.
|2013 HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep - Specifications: Power: • 805 bhp @ 5,800 rpm • 823 bhp @ 4,000 rpm Performance: • 0-60 mph: 3.1 seconds • 1/4 mile: 10.9 @ 130 mph Includes: • 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 • HPE800 Twin Turbo Engine Upgrade • Transmission Upgrade • Torque Converter Upgrade • HPE 20 inch Wheel Upgrade • Custom Leather / Alcantara Interior Upgrade • Brembo Brake System Upgrade (6-piston calipers front and 4-piston calipers rear, 15.1 inch cross drilled rotors front and rear) • Lowered Suspension System • Carbon Fiber Front Lip Spoiler • Serial Numbered Dash Plaque & Engine Compartment Plaque|
Guys, iron your guayabera. Ladies, bust out the neon tube top. It’s time for Calle Ocho. Read our guide before taking to the street. The usual guidelines apply to having fun at the event. Leave the dressy shirts and heels behind, sport flip-flops and sneakers and make sure to wear comfortable clothing and slather on the sunscreen. And this year, get ready to line dance, when Calle Ocho brings locals their first ever country music stage to 12th Avenue, thanks to Kiss 99.9 FM, presenting performances by Amber Leigh, David Ray and Lo Cash Cowboys. Read more
The Latin street festival features 23 blocks with activities for all ages. KidzZone with four blocks of entertainment for kids, including clowns, fun foods, magicians, sports teams and merchandise for mom’s needs. Streets dancers and strolling musicians interact with the walking public in the Parranda Zone. Hundreds of kiosks of international foods line the way on both the north and south of Southwest Eighth Street in addition to sampling areas where companies provide free products to the public. Read more