Not the new Plymouth Prowler. Far from it. British sportscar maker Caterhams Cars is bringing two new open-wheel roadsters to the USA. The Seven 480 and 360 are 2 new variants based on its iconic Seven model. They are shipped over as rolling chassis to be completed and customized here. Both are powered by a 2.1-liter Ford Duratec engine capable of speeds well north of 120MPH.
Over 300,000 of the original Range Rovers had been made when production on the iconic British box ended in 1996. But an upcoming auction for the actual first one, a 1970, chassis numero uno means that if you’re the high bidder, you can own this historic vehicle and it’s only got 89K on the odometer.
Hand-built to the original Jaguar standards, the British carmaker is re-creating the iconic E-Type through its Jaguar Heritage & Special Operations program. Constructed entirely of aluminum & featuring a 237c.i. in-line 6, the new Lightweight E-Type will be the first E to roll out of the Browns Lane workshop since 1964. Only 6 will be built.
When the V12 Vantage Roadster is released later this year, it will be Aston Martin’s speediest & fastest accelerating roadster ever. The 6-liter V12 puts out 565 horses, that goes zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds; upshift a few more gears & you’ll be going 200-mph with the top down.
Basically, it’s 186-miles-per-hour of luxury. Just unveiled, the all-new 2015 S65 AMG Coupe looks very similar to the (also pretty new) S63 but features an icier chrome grill, yellow brake calipers, & a different style of 20-inch wheels. The 6-liter V12 puts out 621 horses controlled by a 7-speed AMG Speedshift.
The Mercedes Unimog is a legendary WWII-era German 4X4 that’s developed a fanatical global following. This perfectly restored 1976 4-seater lived its first life as a military airfield vehicle and features an 84-horse diesel motor and a fresh glossy coat of army green paint.
This luxury motorhome is also a boat. On the freeway it will drive just as slow as the others RVs, though it is reported to hit 80. And out on the open ocean it will do 7 knots. That’s about as fast as granddad paddling his canoe in a headwind but when you can fish for dinner out the kitchen window and cook it onboard, what’s the rush?
The Aero-X is a hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle. An off-road, off-the-ground vehicle. Powered by a rotary engine, this 2-man craft flies up to 10-feet off the ground at 45 miles-per-hour & you can learn to fly it safely with just 2 days of training.
The newest version of Audi’s flagship R8 model is the LMX, & it features laser high beams. Really. Lasers. In the headlights. This technology increases the headlight range substantially, which comes in handy when you’re ripping along the Autobahn at night doing 198MPH.
Since the British Morgan Plus 8 was introduced back in the late 60s, it has garnered a cult-like following, especially in the U.S. The main reason, it’s a little, lightweight car with a big, bad V8. Kind of a ’roided-up go kart. The new Plus 8 Speedster is the latest variant, packed with a 367 hp, 4.8-liter BMW V8 engine feeding into a 6-speed manual or ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox. With a top speed of 148MPH and custom interior & performance options galore, this classic coupe continues Morgan’s tradition of blending old school style with modern performance.