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There are more than a few prototype cars we always wished would be constructed, but for one reason or another, would never see the light of day. Nissan Design America was so enthralled with the GT-R (X) 2050 concept–much like the rest of us–that they actually decided to build a production ready version of the concept. The completed project runs just under 10 feet long and sits just over two feet high. The single occupant, the driver, rests horizontally in a “prone” position with limbs extended in an X-shape. The driver wears a futuristic, form-fitting suit and helmet that resembles a superbike riders’ protective helmets and leathers. Soup to nuts, the project encompasses what up-and-coming designer Jaebum “JB” Choi envisioned in the original concept that includes the futuristic Tron-style driving positions and controls, along with hyper-futuristic technologies that imagine the automobile connecting directly to the the driver’s brain. On the surface, that all seems like science fiction, but we’re willing to bet the public at large would have said the same thing about Bluetooth two decades ago. It might seem weird and crazy now, but we’re all for cars that drive, move and park autonomously.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.