Editor's Choice - Launches

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 August, 2010, 12:00am

Morgan magic

British boutique carmaker Morgan has a new addition to the family. Dubbed the EvaGT, the sleek four-seat coupe is inspired by British sports- cars of the 1950s. Made from aluminium it has a twin-turbo three-litre straight six with 306 horsepower sourced from BMW. The first public viewing of the Morgan Eva GT is at Pebble Beach in California on August 15. For more, visit www.morgan-motor.co.uk

Shine with Sheene

Ducati, move over; Andrew Morris has released the Icon Sheene, the world's most expensive and powerful production motorcycle. The US$160,000 (HK$1.24 million) machine pays homage to the late Barry Sheene, the British Grand Prix motorcycle world champion. Only 52 examples will be tailormade for collectors worldwide, each hand-painted with a different playing card done by Mike Fairholme, the artist who decorated Sheene's helmets. The 250 hp, turbocharged 1400cc Icon Sheene took five years to develop and is capable of 200 mph. www.iconsheene.com

Marc of style

Australian designer Marc Newson has turned his hand to the high seas, with a new luxury powerboat for Riva, the boatyard on Lake Iseo in northern Italy. A limited edition of 22 of the 10-metre retro-inspired boats will be unveiled at an exhibition in September at the Gagosian Gallery in New York. The boat has a similar layout , including the shallow sundeck above the engines, but some finesses have been made to give it a simpler and sleeker look. Visit www.riva-yacht.com for more details.

Where's Wally?

Hermes and Monaco-based yacht-maker Wally have united to produce a private floating island. The WHY yacht has an almost triangular-shaped hull that measures 58 metres by 38 metres. It has 25-metre pool that curls around its bow, while its stern creates the effect of a 30-metre wide beach. In between are three levels of designer living, with the massive suite on the top level complete with private terrace. For more information, visit www.why-yachts.com.