2018 May Have Already Dropped Its Coolest New Car: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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1. Sell your house and move into this new Mercedes AMG 53 Series

“Mercedes-AMG this morning revealed details of a new model designation, the AMG 53-series for the CLS and the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.

“The AMG 53 line takes the new 3.0-liter inline-six that debuts on the CLS450 in Europe, but breathes on it some more. Originally this engine made 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, but when AMG is through with it, it’s pumping out 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

“Mercedes says the AMG CLS 53 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.”

– Auto Blog

2. What would you do for a wee dram of this 40-year-old Macallan?

“For only the third time in their storied history, The Macallan is releasing a 40-year-old Sherry Oak single malt Scotch whisky.

“Only 465 total bottles exist, with 70 of those being available in the U.S.”

– Uncrate

3. This lake house in Quebec redefines the word ‘cottage’

“Canadian studio MU Architecture has integrated a lake house into a steep site in southern Quebec, overlooking a secluded bay and private boathouse.

“A two-storey boathouse that sits on the water below is clad in black timber to match, and includes a kitchenette and a roof terrace accessible from an outdoor staircase.”

– Dezeen

4. Seven menswear veterans give you tips on how to pack for your next trip

“Packing for travel is inherently a test of patience, planning skills and an ability to calculate spatial relations.

“Here, a handful of seasoned pros open the lids of their suitcases and reveal their packing habits and travel quirks.”

– New York Times

5. Are these workout mistakes getting in the way of your Mr. Olympia title?

“With so much misinformation out there, it can be difficult to know what to do and what not to do.

“Whether you’re a January ‘resolutionary’, getting back into the kettlebell swing after a festive lay-off or stuck in a good-intentioned rut, there’s a chance as strong as Mr Eddie Hall that you’re making at least one of these common workout mistakes.”

– Mr Porter