Here’s how you can drive a Porsche without being one of those guys who drives a Porsche. The Audi R8 Spyder GT is a German beast. The Spyder title means it’s a drop-top. The GT badge means this sexy little coupe is packing an ungodly V-10 with 560 horsepower. The power to weight ratio is like putting a jet engine in a paper airplane. Will this thing fly? Yes it will and only 333 exclusive models will be imported onto U.S. roadways.
For the most part, the new Mercedes Zetros will be used in war torn hot-zones around the world. There will be a few folks, of course, moneyed G.I. Joe’s, looking for a cool platform for their new “ultimate off-road RV.” For these maniacs, the all-wheel drive Zetros is the one. It’s like a giant, overgrown Hummer on steroids, but with German engineering. Über gnarly.
In the annals of German auto history, the BMW 328 is iconic. When it was introduced in the 1930s people freaked. Its progressive design and snappy handling made it an instant hit. For the 75th anniversary of the 328, BMW is releasing the 328 Hommage, a totally new design taking cues from the groundbreaking design of the original. Dramatic lines, lightweight chassis and ripping performance will make this new coupe another one for the history books.
It could body-double as a Lotus and appears to have the snout of an Aston Martin, but this new two-door coupe is a Jaguar. Another surprise, the C-X75 supercar is electric powered by Lithium-Ion batteries and two ultra-efficient electric motors. It’ll go 560 miles on a full charge, but not if you keep it pinned at its top speed of 205 mph.
This slick little aircraft is just a helicopter, right? Actually, it’s not. It’s a gyroplane, which combines the propeller of a heli with a fixed-wing rotor in the tail. A centrifugal effect from the rotor makes for smooth, stable flights even in high winds. But here’s the key—in the event of engine failure, you can still perform a controlled landing. That’s way better than exploding on impact. This new model offers side-by-side seating, an upgrade from earlier in-line designs, giving the passenger a much better view.
The term “recreation” means this new custom Mustang Shelby GT500CR from Classic Recreations is not a kit car. Not just a bunch of tacked-on fiberglass panels, but actually built from a real ’67 or ’68 Mustang Fastback and painstakingly transformed into the beast you see here. It looks like the vintage whip on which it’s based, but under the hood, oh boy. An F1-R Supercharger is bolted to the nearly 800 horsepower V-8 Ford motor and that’s why the speedo goes up to 200 MPH.
Stop dreaming and start flying. The Jetlev is a jetpack made for personal flight. Yeah, just like George Jetson, but not a cartoon. Jetlev is real. Using the thrust of pressurized water, the pack carries the pilot through the air with ease. Don’t worry about how it works; it’s really complicated, but totally safe.
Ingredients: JetSki, bi-plane, ultralight, snowmobile, rollercoaster, boomerang. Add all ingredients into the blender and press pureé. Once the ingredients have blended, you’ve got a FlyNano. Pour it into the water and you can now go skimming along the surface before lifting off & flying away. No pilot’s license is needed, but health insurance is highly recommended.
Here’s a vacation van for the Apocalypse. Really, this beast of a camper looks like it’s made for exploring the moon. It’s got a mile-long list of features blending the best of Winnebago comfort with HumVee gnarlitude. Espresso maker, check. All-wheel locking differentials, check. It’s a full-on camper with a kitchen, bathroom, shower, etc. Powered by a 500-horse diesel motor, this 6-wheeled monster will drive you in unparalleled comfort to the very ends of the earth. Literally.
This ultra-rare Lancia was probably one of your favorite Hot Wheels cars as a kid, but did you know it was a real car? The model on auction is a 1970 Lancia Stratos HF “Zero.” Design-wise, this car was the predecessor to the iconic Lamborghini Countach that emerged a year later; its wedge-body shape is ultra-low to the ground and get this … you get in by opening the windshield. It was fully restored in 2000, even getting back its original bronze color. What would you pay?