The Dawn convertible draws inspiration from the luxury land yachts of yore but features an all-new design. Borrowing looks but not body panels from the Wraith & Ghost models, the Dawn is wide, low & got a toned-down front grill & a stronger chin. Under the hood: a 563 horsepower V12.
Aggressively passing Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo S as the fastest SUV on the planet comes the new 600 horsepower ultra-luxury Bentley Bentayga. Off-road worthy? Supposedly. But there is definitely a refrigerator in the trunk.
The release of the new Bond film Spectre will also see the unveiling of the new Bond car, the Aston Martin DB10. With that release still a few months off, Aston Martin has created a limited “Bond Edition” with their potent V12 DB9. Only 150 of these Spectre silver coupes will be made.
If you’ve been holding out for the release of the droptop Aventador, your wait is over. Lamborghini’s Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster brings you the snarling V12, 217 MPH carbon-fiber supercar with the addition of the wind in your hair.
Winner of the FIA World Car Championships in 1965 in its debut, the Shelby Daytona Cobra turns 50 this year, and to celebrate, Shelby is building 50 of these classic racecars in aluminum. These limited edition Cobras will feature updated safety features but maintain many old-school details of the era.
The latest Aventador variant, the forthcoming 2016 Superveloce Roadster is the most powerful Lamborghini ever built. The 6.5-liter V12 is the same as in previous models but it’s been re-tuned to produce 50 more horses while changes to the chassis shed 110-pounds. Lambo has not officially unveiled the vehicle but we do know this open-roof monster puts out 750 horsepower & only 500 of them will be made.
More powerful than its predecessor, Aston Martin’s DB9 GT is fitted with a 6-liter V12 that cranks out 457 horsepower, making it the most powerful DB9 ever made. 0-60 in 4.5 and a top speed of 186MPH, it features a 6-speed Touchtronic II tranny & the brand’s tech new AMi infotainment system.
L.A.-based ICON 4 X 4 specializes in building retro off-roaders beefed up with modern performance. For this 60s-era Power Wagon, they take a brand new Dodge truck, either a 2500 or 3500 MegaCab, and fit the old body over the top for a ride that drives like new—with a 5.7-liter Hemi—but looks like an off-road weapon from the past.
The amphibious vehicles from England’s Gibbs Amphitrucks switch from freeway to off-roader to river-runner with the push of a button. The Humdinga model travels at highway speeds & does over 30MPH on water with room for 7. The larger twin-diesel Phibian model can carry up to 15 people & can be set-up with a custom cargo configuration.
If you want to transform your Defender 105 from run-of-the-mill to a one-of-a-kind, talk to the Rover tuning specialists at Britain’s Kahn Design. Their Flying Huntsman conversion adds 15” to the truck’s wheelbase and 6’ to its width, plus heaps of other serious off-road upgrades topped off with matte black on black everything.