1 Whizz kids: Morgan EV3
The British marque Morgan announced its first electric vehicle, the EV3 (above), at the Geneva Motor Show last year — a coach-built model capable of 100mph and 0-60 in eight seconds. The handmade EV3 Junior, launched this year, can reach up to 10mph, and has a carbon-fibre body, wooden dashboard and hand-stitched leather interior. It comes in sport red, sport green or sport ivory, but for a little extra it can be painted in any colour from Morgan’s range of 40,000 shades.
2 Driving style: LONB classic car-inspired bags
The new luxury leather goods label LONB (Love Or Nothing Baby) makes striking bags with a spirit of Sixties’ insouciance. It has also developed a clip-in leather panel called the Runaway for all your essentials. Transfer this between different bags and packing becomes easy.The designs take their inspiration from classic cars: the interiors are made from Alcantara, a microfibre used on the seats of race cars, and the hardware clips are reminiscent of the type that unhook a vintage soft-top. The styles are engineered to deliver functional performance based on lightweight materials. Definitely one for the road.
The Vagabond, from £1,950 in suede to £26,900 in crocodile;
3 Vegan velar: leather alternatives from Range Rover
Recycled plastic may not make you think “luxury interiors”, but for the launch of its fourth Range Rover model, the Velar, Land Rover worked with Kvadrat, a leading textiles manufacturer, to develop a premium alternative to leather. The dapple-grey fabric has suede cloth inserts, with fibres created from plastic bottles crafted into a soft, non-woven material. An advanced coating system means it passes Land Rover’s rigorous tests for durability. Perfect for animal lovers.
4 Come fly with me: Italdesign / Airbus Pop.Up
Fancy taking off to beat your daily commute? Pop.Up, a concept vehicle system designed by Italdesign and Airbus, combines a two-seater carbon-fibre passenger capsule with a ground module and vertical take-off and landing air module. Passengers plan trips via an app that suggests the best option — joining the passenger capsule to either the air or ground module.
5 View from the top: Ray-Ban Ferrari sunglasses
You may have noticed a new sponsor on Ferrari’s Formula One livery — Ray-Ban. The Ray-Ban Scuderia Ferrari collection echoes the car’s aerodynamic design and materials, incorporating Ferrari red and Modena yellow into nine styles of sunglasses. They have advanced lenses, ultralight carbon fibre and steel. The driver Sebastian Vettel told us: “The quality of the polarised lenses is exceptional and especially good for driving.” His teammate Kimi Räikkönen says: “The glasses have to work wherever you are. That’s what you get with Ray-Ban.”
6 Team orders: Michael Kors McLaren-Honda menswear
Last year the American fashion label Michael Kors joined forces with McLaren-Honda to become the Formula One team’s official lifestyle partner. Now, for 2017, as its official fashion partner, Michael Kors’s growing menswear collection celebrates the style, speed and sophistication associated with the high-octane world of F1, with a number of pieces designed for on-the-road adventures. For example, the versatile 3-in-1 Tech Track jacket can be worn three ways, depending on the weather, and the zip-up black leather jacket is a sleek, comfortable staple that looks good behind the wheel.