Five years ago, the Rimac Concept_One supercar debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show and next month the first production model of this 1000+ horsepower electric vehicle will be unveiled at the big show in Geneva. Massive torque, a top speed of 220MPH and a completely plastic-free cabin are just a few of the details we know so far.
Obviously Ferrari owners would love to drive their Italian-made supercars on wet and snowy roads, so the forthcoming GTC4Lusso features not just all-wheel drive but also rear-wheel steering for much improved road grip over the outgoing model FF. This 680-horsepower V12 hatchback also has room for skis in the back.
It’s gonna happen. Officially. Jaguar’s 200-MPH F-Type SVR coupe will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show. Few other details are known at this time, but in a month or so, we’ll be looking at the full spec sheet of this high-speed Jag, due to go on sale as a 2017 model.
To celebrate the Blu-ray release of Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond series, Christie’s of London is hosting a charity auction made up entirely of authentic items from the film. The centerpiece of the auction is an Aston Martin DB10 built exclusively for the movie. Never driven, this unmodified 500 horsepower DB10 comes with a signed certificate by actor Daniel Craig.
Probably the biggest highlight from the 2016 CES nerd circus was the EHang 184 human-size drone, the world’s first electric autonomous aerial vehicle. The 8-rotor drone can carry 1 person up to 220-pounds on 23-minute flights at speeds up to 62MPH. With no controls or steering in the cockpit but instead a tablet that handles all aspects of takeoff, travel, & landing.
Based on Embraer’s state-of-the-art Flagship Lineage 1000E jet, The Skyacht One is exactly that: A yacht for the sky. It features a luxuriously appointed interior with a galley, main cabin dining area, fine furnishings & flatscreens plus a master suite with a bath & shower.
If your preference leans towards fast & topless, there’s a lot to like about Mercedes’ latest AMG-tuned offering. The 2017 S65 Cabriolet is a 2-door 4-seater powered by a punchy 6-liter V12 that churns out 630 horsepower. The interior: all luxury & leather & its Distronic Plus systems means it’s loaded with active & passive safety features like blind spot assist, steering assist & automated emergency braking.
A fully-certified lightweight plane designed for personal use, the Valkyrie from Cobalt Aircraft travels at speeds up to 300MPH with a capacity for up to 5 adults & their luggage. In addition to a thoroughly modern design, the Valkyrie also offers an optional emergency parachute that will gently lower the aircraft to the ground in the event of a catastrophic failure.
Ferrari’s new F12 TdF is a more powerful update to their already scary-fast F12 Berlinetta. Upgraded from 730 horses to 769. Ferrari also brought back the faster shorter-shifting 7-speed dual clutch tranny, as well as adding 4-wheel steering, larger wheels, and massive 1-piece brakes. Limited edition of 799.
Car nerds are calling it a Tesla killer. Porsche calls it the Mission E Concept, an 800-volt luxury sedan with a 310-mile range that Porsche claims can re-charge to 80% in just 15 minutes. Aside from its sculptural good looks and efficiency, its 0-62MPH in 3.5 will help you remember that deep-down it’s still a Porsche; that is, if they actually make the car.