MAXIM New Zealand May 2019

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in this issue

8 min
the mitchfitz

Hey Dessie and Kayla, congrats on your first MAXIM New Zealand feature together. Tell us a bit about the shoot. DESSIE: Myself, Kayla and the photographer Drew Dailey wanted to do something fun for Summer. So, we decided to use my friend’s yacht and get some killer shots in Newport Harbor in Orange County, LA. We’re super excited for MAXIM New Zealand readers to be the first to see this! KAYLA: I loved being able to shoot in a beautiful location and have fun with my best friend. We always have a good time. Well, you both look gorgeous. When do you feel sexy? D: When I feel confident, having a killer outfit on or swimsuit and with natural hair and make-up. Exactly like we did for this shoot! K: I always feel my sexiest…

1 min
status update

FUL NAME: Dessie Mitcheson HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh, PA LIVES: Orange County, CA FIVE-WORD SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Vibrant, passionate, sweet, silly and driven.” HIDDEN TALENT: “I used to be a hair stylist.” PHOBIA: “I’m claustrophobic.” FAVE DRINK: “TEQUILA!” HANGOVER CURE: “Smoke a little smoke or take some Pedialyte.” LIFE MOTTO: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened!” INSTAGRAM: @dessiemitcheson FUL NAME: Kayla Fitz BORN: August 5, 1991 HOMETOWN: Clermont, FL LIVES: Los Angeles, CA FIVE-WORD SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Spicy, bubbly, outgoing, goofball and hungry.” HIDDEN TALENT: “I’m pretty good at gymnastics.” PHOBIA: “Spiders!” FAVE DRINK: “My go to is always Don Julio, preferably Don Julio 70.” HANGOVER CURE: “An iced cold beer and a little bit of weed.” LIFE MOTTO: “C’est la vie.” INSTAGRAM: @kaylafitz3 TWITTER: @kaylafitz…

1 min
blade runner

Lamborghini isn’t known for bowing down to others. Ever since Ferruccio (Lamborghini) told Enzo (Ferrari) where he could stick his cars, and decided to build his own, it's been doing its own thing. This car, the Terzo Millennio (third millenium), built with MIT, is the Lambo approach to an EV performance car. Supercapacitors, not batteries, will power this Italian Blade Runner. Being ultra expensive and not as energy dense, supercapacitors aren’t ready for the spotlight yet. But MIT and Lamborghini plan to produce one to work like a main battery, able to recharge and discharge lightning quick for brutal, explosive acceleration. The companies are also looking into carbon composite batteries and nanotechnology; meaning two power storage technologies into the same drivetrain; if possible, would store 100 times the energy of a regular…

1 min
elevated engineering

How does one improve on the Chiron? Well, the Frenchies behind it claim they have significantly improved the handling by producing a circuit-friendly package. It seems leaving well-enough alone just isn’t Bugatti’s wheelhouse. Bugatti engineers first tweaked the shock absorbers to get them 10% stiffer than standard, then gave the steering a refresh — though without compromising the ‘direct feel’. A Dynamic Torque Vectoring function was also introduced; which spreads out torque and assists agility during what their test drivers call ‘elevated driving’ - or what us regulars call ‘holy crap this is quick’. Eighteen kilograms have been removed from the Chiron, thanks to the lightweight wheels, a carbon fibre stabiliser, lighter glass in the rear window, a lighter exhaust deflector, and even the 1.4 kg lighter 3D printed carbon fibre windscreen…

1 min
fond memories

A classic BMW moto speaks to us like no other, and the 1934 BMW R7 Prototype is one of the greatest beauties of the pre-war era. With an advanced streamlined design and innovations such as telescoping forks, it was ahead of its time. Only one was ever made — and therefore inaccessible to everyone on the planet. Thank fully, a Florida design studio is changing that with their ‘Nostalgia’ project. A reboot of sorts, the Nostalgia rolls on a BMW R nine T chassis, and uses 74 handcrafted parts (many made of aluminum) to convert the stock bike into a ‘new’ R7. This includes a new 12 litre fuel tank and custom handcrafted stainless steel exhaust system. This project imitates vintage design by reincorporating the ignition lock and speedometer into the…

1 min
blue bloods

FRANCK MULLER VANGUARD YACHTING TOURBILLON On the open water, two things remain paramount: style and functionality. The Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Tourbillon raises both of these traits to perfection. With a bold blue face and similarly hued strap, in addition to a fantastically-engineered tourbillon that’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is accurate, this timepiece is capable of grabbing one’s attention regardless of the opulent surroundings. Housed in a durable stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal caseback, the Vanguard Yachting Tourbillon is the perfect watch for a superyacht adventure, and ideally suited to an active lifestyle on the ocean where conditions may not always be perfect. While some Franck Muller timepieces can be found at lesser price points, this watch can be equated with the yacht on which it was meant…