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Infinite Indulgence

QX70_17_2Infiniti’s QX70 5.0 is the quintessence of luxury

Every automobile that passes through Infiniti is a sophisticated marvel identified with the brand through a blend of raw power and distinct agility.

Bearing the hallmark synonymous with precision engineering and flawless design, Infiniti carries the legacy of the world’s second-largest carmaker through its attention to detail. Every automobile that passes through Infiniti is a sophisticated marvel identified with the brand through a blend of raw power and distinct agility. The depth of every car’s character grabs attention for its celebrated tenacity, responsiveness and mind-blowing torque.

The distinctive crossover QX70 5.0 AWD is Infiniti’s marque that promises all that and more. Feel the power course through its veins as you take one out for a spin and listen to the purr of its 5.0 litre V8 engine. Pumping out 390 hp at 6,500 rpm, the mean machine tears up the road effortlessly with an acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 235 kmph. Now that is all raw muscle coming from this mighty metallic beast: hitting all the right notes with high performance, low emissions and maximum fuel efficiency.

Encased within the irresistible crossover is extravagant comfort in the seat of safety, for Infiniti has incorporated several systems into the QX70 5.0 AWD that will put your mind at ease, even in the midst of traffic jams. Let the intelligent cruise control embedded in the console automatically maintain a following distance, using a laser-based digital rangefinder to detect vehicles ahead. And maneuver into your parking bay smoothly while keeping an eye on the Around View Monitor, which maps out a birds-eye view of your surroundings through the the four cameras built into the crossover.

Complementing the design and innovative marvel of the QX70 5.0 AWD is its chic interior. After taking sides between either black quartz or maple wood trimmings, cozy up in the snug seats of quilted leather. Add that to the two-way lumbar support that’s built into the driver’s seat if you are taking the wheel, but what seals the deal is Infiniti’s Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) so you’ll be reluctant to leave the comfort of your crossover. The glass moonroof slides open with a single touch, letting the elements in whenever you feel like it.

However, the crossover is not the only instrument of excess that you will enjoy. From gift services to reservations, the Infiniti Personal Assistant is a concierge service that comes with the moment you hold the keys of a QX70 5.0 AWD. This is the extent of Infiniti’s commitment to customer care; for luxury, by definition, is special and difficult to obtain. But once you own the QX70 5.0 AWD, luxury becomes a lifestyle that goes beyond the driving experience.

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Tech for Travelers

As sea levels continue to rise, it’s time to think ahead and plan your next trip to work with these terrain-blending transporters. Flooded roads, clogged waterways and swamps are no longer a barrier to punctuality, and these über-rugged hybrids will see you through to your next meeting in style.

HeliCat

The forms of a helicopter and catamaran come together to form this futuristic vessel. Built for rough and tough waterplay, this watercraft takes on turbulent seas and wide rivers easily with its two independent motor systems. Take it for a spin between island-hopping and wet adventure tours at speeds of up to 64 kmph.

SEA PHANTOMSeaPhantom

A jetplane made for water? It certainly seems that way. The SeaPhantom uses its twin hydrofoils to raise the vessel out of the water, until the vessel is supported in mid-air like an aircraft. At this stage, the SeaPhantom cruises over wave crests at speeds reaching almost 200 kmph, while saving on fuel consumption as you fly on the seas.

Gibbs Humdinga

Never sit through a traffic jam again when you can exploit the waterways with this boat-car hybrid. Using High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology, the Humdinga cruises up to 160 kmph on land and 65kmph on water. A turbo diesel engine powers this full-time 4WD amphitruck, which transitions into a jet-powered boat effortlessly within seconds.

Mercier-Jones Supercraft

Blending cutting-edge hovercraft innovation with luxury supercar technology, this first Supercraft of the world was born. Maneuverable and agile, this is another advanced amphibious vehicle that oozes style. Elements of the Bugatti Veyron, Maserati Gran Turismo and Audi R8 are the opulent automotive inspirations that blend with high-performance versatility in this Supercraft.


Dream Kitchen Helpers

Even if only a fleeting impression on the taste buds, there is a satisfaction to the art of gastronomy that lures many, from gourmet connoisseurs to greenhorns, to experiment with cuisine. For those with a grand sense of taste, these avant-garde machines are equally grand on design and concept.

CAMBUSAMeneghini La Cambúsa

Bring art into your kitchen with this majestic centerpiece. This three-door ice chest is no ordinary refrigerator, with a customizable layout. The Cambúsa can even accommodate a coffeemaker, icemaker, microwave oven, steam oven or a multifunction oven in its spacious compartments. Its wood frame and brass hinges lend a polished air to the food-lover’s favourite place in the house.

GKILO and CLOGK by Thingk

A cook’s best companions have to be this scale and clock, which weigh your ingredients, estimate the optimal cooking time for that amount of food and tell you when your food is done. In chic shades of fair wood, burnt wood, marble and aluminium, the GKILO and CLOGK interact with each other and notify the Thingk app installed in your smartphone via wireless modules incorporated into their build.

Whirlpool Interactive Cooktop

Are you reading this while cooking? If you own this unconventional induction stovetop, you probably are. Like a giant tablet complete with capacitive touchscreen and high-res display, there’s nothing to stop you from accessing social media, your email, check the weather or even see recipes without leaving the frying pan!

Ravi Wine Chiller

Even red wines need to be served slightly chilled for the perfect taste, but ice buckets tend to serve over-chilled wine after the third glass or so, and without it, wine eventually warms up to well above the optimum temperature for taste. This compact wine chiller solves the conundrum in seconds without the hassle of batteries, and works well for up to an hour.

SousVide Supreme Water Oven

The preferred method of cooking amongst fine-dining aficionados is sous-vide, where food retains its texture, moisture and all its original flavours that would have been lost if cooked using conventional methods. The SousVide Supreme keeps food in a water bath at precise temperatures for hours or even overnight, so you can explore fine-dining with ease.

Scanomat TopBrewer

Like beer, your next cup of java could come from a tap too. Stylish in its simplicity, the TopBrewer brews the perfect cup of fresh-bean coffee without fail. But this sophisticated gadget doesn’t just do coffee; it brews juice, fresh milk, hot water, chilled water and even steam to blanch your vegetables with. Connect it wirelessly to your mobile device and control every drop of milk and coffee that goes into your concoction.