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.
The 2017 GT-R Nismo from Nissan is a supercar in every sense of the word. Powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 that churns out 600 horsepower & 481 pound-feet of torque, the all-wheel drive street racer features a dual-clutch 6-speed manual transmission & adaptive suspension. The interior is just as sporty with Recaro leather race seats & a carbon fiber clad console.
Custom car-maker Donkervoort made its mark in the early 2000s when it set the lap record at the renowned Nürburgring. The record-breaking D8 GTO-RS is back for 2016/7 with an overhauled body design and performance package. Powered by an Audi 2.5L R5 TFSI, the new street-legal D8 becomes the fastest, lightest Donkervoort yet. Limited edition of 40 cars.
You could call the E-Class sedan boaty but Mercedes’ futuristic Granturismo Motor Yacht leaves that high & dry. Created in partnership with world-renowned Silver Arrows Marine, the 42-foot, ultra-luxury MB cruiser retains the look & feel of a flagship Benz re-imagined for life at sea. JBL sound, built-in wine storage & powered by dual 480-horse engines.
Proof that Aston Martin made the 2017 V12 Vantage S for driving enthusiasts and not wannabe auto-pilots: a manual transmission. More specifically: A 7-speed short shifter with a dog-leg first gear, a racing-style configuration that puts gears 2-7 into a quick shifting H pattern. Only 100 of these high performance tire-burners will be imported to the USA.
Custom car builder Trans Am Depot has teamed up with Burt Reynolds to design an updated version of the Pontiac Trans Am he drove in the 1977 film Smokey And The Bandit. It starts with a new Chevy Camaro that is transformed to resemble the Bandit-mobile in every way possible, from the giant firebird hood graphic to the retro-inspired Snowflake wheels. And with 840 horsepower, the Smokey’s will have a tough time catching you, too. Only 77 will be built.