In America, the XC90 has been one of the most popular Volvos. For 2015, the super-safe Swedish SUV has been completely re-designed inside & out. The interior looks incredible, highlighted by a Tesla-like vertical info-tainment screen. The exterior got softer, less boxy lines and a front end featuring T-shaped LED lights. A variety of engine options will be available, including a 400-hp hybrid.
Not the new Plymouth Prowler. Far from it. British sportscar maker Caterhams Cars is bringing two new open-wheel roadsters to the USA. The Seven 480 and 360 are 2 new variants based on its iconic Seven model. They are shipped over as rolling chassis to be completed and customized here. Both are powered by a 2.1-liter Ford Duratec engine capable of speeds well north of 120MPH.
The Hellcat Speedster looks more like a normal motorcycle than any bike Confederate Motorcycles has ever made. But it’s definitely a cut above. Surrounding its 2163cc V-twin powerplant is a sculptural mix of billet aluminum and carbon fiber. Each bike is handmade to order in limited numbers in Alabama, USA.
Over 300,000 of the original Range Rovers had been made when production on the iconic British box ended in 1996. But an upcoming auction for the actual first one, a 1970, chassis numero uno means that if you’re the high bidder, you can own this historic vehicle and it’s only got 89K on the odometer.
At just 120-pounds, this trailer/camper from Sylvan Sports is light enough to be towed behind a motorcycle or small car. The Go-Easy has a diamond plate metal floor with 17.6 cubic feet of storage and the trailer’s rails are compatible with Thule & Yakima rack components. The optional pop-up roof tent sleeps two and doubles as a roofbox you can mount on your car. American made.
Aside from the engine, which comes from a Honda 125 SuperSport, nearly every piece of this new bike from Bandit9 is handmade. The metallic unibody is made from a single block of aluminum & for the creation of the high-gloss, waterproof, burl wood side panels, the Bandit9 boys recruited a guitar luthier & a yacht maker. It’s all bespoke, from the suede seat to the alloy exhaust and only 9 of these little city-street rippers will be made.
It’s the fastest production muscle car ever built. Powered by a supercharged 707 horsepower, 6.2-liter Hemi V-8, this 4-door family sedan does a quarter mile in 11.2 seconds and hits a top speed of 204 MPH then uses massive 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers to slow back down.
Hand-built to the original Jaguar standards, the British carmaker is re-creating the iconic E-Type through its Jaguar Heritage & Special Operations program. Constructed entirely of aluminum & featuring a 237c.i. in-line 6, the new Lightweight E-Type will be the first E to roll out of the Browns Lane workshop since 1964. Only 6 will be built.
It’s got its off-road roots but the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR is really a high-riding sports car. A supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with an output of 550 horsepower makes it the most powerful Rover ever, capable of 0-62MPH in 4.5 seconds (or about 1 second slower than the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS).
There are more choices than ever for finding the perfect camping trailer. If a heavy-duty off-grid & off-road shelter, shower, & kitchen fit the bill for your trips, a Turtleback Trailer could be the one. Built on a tube steel frame, their trailers feature 42-gallon water tanks for the sink & shower, a pull-out kitchen with a stainless 2-burner stove, retractable awning, and a choice of optional roof-mounted tents.