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MAXIM Australia May 2021

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12 Issues

in this issue

5 min
meteor on the horizon

A couple of years ago we visited the hallowed ground of the Château St. Jean in Molsheim, France. This plot of grassy earth is home not only to one of the most elegant mansions we’ve ever set foot in, it is also the holy land for automotive truth-seekers — the house which Italian furniture and jewellery designer Carlo Bugatti built in 1856 for his family, in what was then part of Germany. Ground zero for Bugatti lore, the place where Carlo’s son Ettore, one of the greatest minds in automotive history, would go on to design, engineer and build the fastest cars the planet had ever seen from 1909 to 1939. That visit was to witness the first example of Bugatti’s latest streetlegal production car, the Chiron, be built and…

2 min
saloon supercar

Supercars aren't known for their spacious interior, but Koenigsegg want to make their 1000 plus horsepower Mega Grand Tourer a family saloon with seating for four. The Gemera features a 2.0 litre, three cylinder engine nicknamed the 'tiny friendly giant', as well as three plug-in electric motors that can produce up to 1700 horsepower. As a hybrid, the system allows the Gemera to accelerate to 100 in 1.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 399 km/h - perfect for a trip to the grocery store, or a family picnic outing. Range on the 15.0 kWh battery alone is 50 km — 950 km in hybrid mode. It’s not going to make the same eco statement as a Tesla or a Prius, but it will cut down your carbon footprint. You’ll still hear…

2 min
bentley bacalar

Designed by the world's oldest coachbuilder, Mulliner, the exterior takes cues from last year’s EXP 100 GT concept — with only the door handle surviving. The metallic Yellow Flame paint job is made from a special rice husk ash that creates a 90% pure silicon-dioxide pigment; explaining the extra zero in the price tag. Rather a boring badge, Mulliner went fancy with a ‘Bacalar’ graphic on the rear panel. Being a Bentley, it comes with attitude outside, and class inside. Those custom lights and bumpers resemble BMW M-like grilles, and the overall aerodynamics give off Ferrari-style aero aggression. While the exterior is impressive, it’s inside where Mulliner really starts showing off. The wood trim is not just veneer, it's called Riverwood, and estimated to be over 5,000 years old. All seats and…

3 min
light speed

“A BREATHTAKINGLY QUICK, BRILLIANTLY WELL-BALANCED ELECTRON MISSILE WRAPPED UP IN SLEEK FAIRINGS.” The Future promised us jetpacks, prime rib in pill form, submissive fembots, and self-driving flying cars. Instead we got TikTok, murder hornets and N95 rash. Life is unfair. But if you know where to look there are furtive slices of the Future creeping up on us — rare blips of surreal futurism manifesting in the matrix. On that note, I propose that we actually do indeed have jetpacks — or rather, an analogue that comes so close we can chalk one up for the promised Future actually coming through. And that machine is the Zero SR/S electric motorcycle: a breathtakingly quick, brilliantly well-balanced electron missile wrapped up in sleek fairings. A totem of earthly lust. The Santa Cruz, California-based visionaries have…

6 min
eric bana thedry look

While watching Eric Bana in The Dry, a tale ofscandal, murder and betrayal in a fictional country Victorian town, we couldn’t help but take special note of his character’s suaveness. And judging by the social media reaction to the character, his Tom Ford shades are the unsung hero from the film. A city transplant who returns home to investigate a suspicious murder suicide, Aaron Falk’s journey from town pariah to quite literal saviour is enlivened by his outfits. This practical yet polished wardrobe was costumed by none other than AFI award-winning Cappi Ireland (Lion, Wentworth). The result is the perfect sartorial metaphor of a city bloke returning to his hometown in rural Australia. To underscore the point, we’re shown several sequences of Aaron in his smart casual interacting with a bar…

15 min
cannabis cuisine

The stereotypical stoner: some 30-year-old with a patchy beard, still living with their parents, blankly watching TV in a sea of crumbs and crisps bags and the remnants of last night’s McDonald’s run. Munchies are the ultimate stoner signifier, the punchline of every stoner movie. It makes sense. When you’re high, food is really tasty. And dipping your chips in your McFlurry is an exceptionally good idea as I discovered on my last late-night Macca’s run — trust me, try it. But times are a changing and stereotypes are boring. With cannabis legalisation continuing to sweep across the world, and the U.S. in particular, we’re seeing the early stages of something really interesting — an emerging cannabis culinary culture. As weed entrepreneurs and luminaries come out of the woodwork and laws…