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.
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.