There’s a new ashtray making its way to retailers, with its inspiration coming from high performance auto racing.
The XIKAR Burnout Ashtray has been teased by the company since March, and on Tuesday the company announced that it is now shipping to retailers, as well as available via the company’s website.
The ashtray is designed to look like a wheel, or at least like a nice rim; it features a removable 10” metal chrome wheel lid with six slotted cigar rests. The base is a heavy-duty matte black melamine receptacle, and the entire ashtray is billed as being weather and heat resistant. The interior is also gloss coated for easy cleaning.
XIKAR has released a number of other cigar accessories with vehicle themes and inspirations, including the Hot Rod Collection and Forte lighter.
The XIKAR Burnout Ashtray has an MSRP of $99.99.
Images via XIKAR.
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