Due to be officially unveiled next month at the Paris Motor Show, Ferrari’s latest offering is the GTC4Lusso T, a 2-door 4-seater hatchback powered by a V8 motor. The 4-seater + V8 configuration is a first for Ferrari and the 3.9-liter turbo-charged powerplant delivers just over 600 horses to the rear wheels. Combined with its lightweight build and 4-wheel steering, this should be a really fun ride.
Apparently, this is real. Letvision is a Turkish R&D startup in the business of making real Transformers. As in, Optimus Prime. They take 3-series BMWs and build full-size, fully animatronic bots that quickly transform from car to character with a wireless remote control. They have moving arms and hands, dynamic eyes, and the ability to speak.
The luxury sports car maker Fisker has re-emerged after a few tumultuous years of reorganization. Now Chinese-owned & re-branded as Karma, the company is releasing their flagship Revero in 2017. It’s an updated version of the original Fisker Karma that features a refresh on the grill & is powered by a 260-horse turbocharged GM-built 4. Inside the dash an infotainment system has been totally re-designed & includes integrated CarPlay.
Designed as a track car you can buy off the showroom floor, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R sits at the top of the food chain for Benz performance. Powered by a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine that puts out 577hp with a top speed of 198 MPH, it features an all-new 9-mode in-dash traction control system and 4-wheel steering. The exclusive new color is called AMG Green Hell Magno.
To honor the 100th anniversary of Ferrucio Lamborghini’s birth, the Italian carmaker created the Centenario Roadster, a roofless variant of the V12 Coupé with a carbon-fiber monobody profile, 4-wheel steering, and a top speed of more than 217 MPH. Sadly I couldn’t post this fast enough. It’s already sold out.
You may have time for weekend roadtrips but who has months to spend struggling through a DIY conversion to get your adventure-mobile off-road ready? Oregon-based Outside Van has you covered. They offer a range of customization packages for Mercedes/Dodge Sprinters. Options run from basic to bananas, including power, off-road, lighting, solar, camping, heating/cooling and seating systems.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the original 1941 Willys MB, Jeep has created the special edition 75th Salute, an open top, doorless 2-door featuring OG steel bumpers, 32-inch milspec tires and a circa 1941 olive drab paint job. Too bad they won’t be offering this edition to the public, it’s a one-off.
First released back in 2013, the iconic LaFerrari will soon be available in an open roof “Spider” variant. It is powered by the same 949 horsepower 6.3-liter hybrid V12 but got some aerodynamic updating. A very limited run of 150-200 cars will be imported to the U.S. with a price tag of nearly $1.4 million.
Lilium is the world’s first electric-powered jet that takes off and lands vertically. The sleek 2-passenger craft cruises at 180 MPH with a max speed of 250MPH. The flight range is 300 miles. You’ll need a sport pilot’s license to fly one but the fully computer-assisted control system makes it easy. You hope. Available January 2018.
The most obvious updates to the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte are the nosejob and the fresh grill. The flagship four-door also got a boost in power: new top speeds of 192 mph for the GTS model and 177 mph for both the V6-powered S and S Q4. Luxury options abound, like an Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior & GranSport trim packages.