The forthcoming F-Type 400 Sport got a bump in power over last year’s—a V6 that now cranks out 400 horses. Most of the other upgrades & updates on this performance 2-door are cosmetic: some new Sport badges & branding and an app created with GoPro called ReRun. The app combines your GoPro footage with speed, steering, throttle, and other data from the car.
The very first Ford GT factory prototype is going up for auction. Built back in 2003 by an elite team of engineers and designers, including the late Carroll Shelby, it is truly one-of-a-kind; the first complete factory prototype with full interior and functional engine/drivetrain. With a long list of one-off parts & factory test-friendly features, this rare super car is expected to reach a nearly $1 million price tag. Set to hit the block in Scottsdale, Arizona between January 18 and 22.
A true off-road racer with looks inspired by the Ford Raptor, the Class 6100 Trophy Truck Spec from Jimco is made to excel in extreme conditions like the Baja 1000 and Paris-Dakar—brutal long-distance races that push every part to the limit. Powered by a 6.2-liter Chevy LS3 V8, it rides on 39-inch race tires with 26” of suspension travel up front & 32 in the rear.
If you dream of jungle river crossings in Nicaragua, off-roading the Yukon, or just want to be the raddest dad at school drop-off, this hyper-custom battle wagon is what you need. Based on the new GXL Toyota Landcruiser dual cab, it is fitted with an extended chassis and kitted with the best & baddest off-road equipment to handle any situation. Winch, snorkel, water & power supply, absolutely everything & then some.
Lots of upgrades went into Lamborghini’s new and extremely yellow Aventador S. For one its 6.5-liter V12 is now outputting 740HP, up from 691 for a top speed of 217MPH. And that power is now delivered to all four wheels and transferred out to a new 4-wheel steering system. Combined with updated suspension and real-time variable damping, it handles better throughout the speed spectrum. Inside there’s a new digital dash with Apple AirPlay as standard equipment.
Mercedes is adding yet another level of exclusive factory upgrades with the roll out of its S-Class “Night Edition’ variants. The package includes a unique single-louvre front grill, 20-inch AMG wheels, AMG steering wheel, upgraded Nappa leather interiors, including optional Bengal Red/black, high gloss black poplar interior trims, & more. Choose from the S 400 4MATIC Coupé, the S 500 Coupé, or the S 500 4MATIC Coupé.
Mercedes’ mid-range E-class coupe underwent a serious update for 2018. Wider, longer, and slightly taller than the outgoing model, it sports a clean side profile free of B-pillars, for smooth, unbroken lines. For the U.S. market, the new coupe will come standard with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 and a new 9-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive and 4MATIC all-wheel-drive versions will be offered.
At the heart of this American-made custom & handcrafted cruiser is a 117-inch (1917cc) S&S X-Wedge V-Twin powerplant. The sharp, industrial lines and minimalist styling is the handiwork of master builders Edward Jacobs & Francois-Xavier Terny. It’s fitted with Öhlins forks up front and a hidden monoshock in the rear. Brembo 4-piston calipers put the brakes on the cruiser’s beefy 110-feet lb. of torque. Not available until 2018 but that gives you time to save up.
Ferrari’s Targa body returns in a very limited series of bespoke cars celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan. The J50 is a two-seat, mid-rear-engine roadster created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department. It’s powered by a 690 cv version of the 3.9-litre V8 that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award this year. Only 10 of these incredible cars will be made.
Created by Death Machines of London, the UYC (Up Yours Copper) is a maniacally customized machine that began as a ’07 Triumph Thruxton and underwent a complete surgical transformation: stripped and de-lugged frame, handmade tins & tank, re-designed injection system, carbs, handmade ceramic exhaust—virtually everything—and much of it fabbed in copper and brass. The handformed saddle is made of American Walnut. One of a kind? You bet.