At the risk of losing customers to Porsche, BMW, and even their sister brand Jeep, Maserati is moving into the luxury SUV market. If inflated European sports cars with 4-wheel drive get your blood pumping, this Italian beauty might cause a coronary. The big square-nosed beast will come outfitted with a ferocious Ferrari-built motor and absolutely dripping with luxurious detail; there are also rumors it’ll be assembled in the good ol’ USA.
Volvo’s rep has been built on safety and reliability. Boring stuff. But the latest leaks out of Stockholm offer a peak at the brand’s upmarket push. The concept You is a far cry from the “Swedish bricks” of yore; rounder and sexier for sure. No details are out on the performance or drive-train, but luxury features like eye-activated touchscreen controls, an advanced audio system and suicide rear doors give a glimpse of Volvo’s new direction.
If you’re looking to slap down over a quarter-million dollars for something (anything) British-made, you’ve obviously got money to burn. Therefore you should look into McLaren Special Ops, a new “client customization division” for the supercar maker. Think AMG or Brabus-type custom upgrades minus the metric system.
If your Batmobile is an old Lincoln Futura with a body kit, you’re just another number. Those things are a dime a dozen. But a jet-turbine powered Batmobile? There’s only one in existence, so even at $620K, it’s a deal. Just be careful backing it into the Batcave.
The forthcoming Cadillac ELR is proof that sometimes concept cars actually make the cut. In ’09 it was an auto show sensation as the “Converj”: futuristic and full of potential. Now, as the ELR, this American-made extended-range hybrid is slated for production. But details from Caddy are still sketchy, “soon” is the closest they’ve come to announcing when it will actually be on the showroom floor.
If you want to roll around town in a Ferrari, you’re obviously not trying to keep a low profile. So why not go all in and get the drop-top? The new 458 Spider is low & compact but Ferrari engineers managed to wedge a fat V8 into this mid-engine coupe and still find the space to store the retractable convertible top. On sunny days, remember to bring that Ferrari ball-cap. Don’t wanna burn.
By now, all the best tropical destinations of the world have been outfitted with luxury hotels, but the problem with these places: other people on vacation. Finding a place to truly get away from it all isn’t easy. Of course, if you have that F$%k You Money, there’s a solution to every problem. Have your people contact Yacht Island Design and get them to build you a themed super luxury yacht. Source
With ten years of Le Mans victories under their belt, Audi is launching a commemorative model of their bad-ass R8. Packing the same heat as their 430-horse V8, this upgrade is all cosmetic. Titanium-effect paint, 19-inch Double-Y spoke wheels with red brake calipers stuck in behind them, plus a whole array of interior upgrades, make this little race car all the more racy.
When you translate “murdered out” into German, it’s something like “ermordet draußen,” which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Maybe that’s why they named their new, ultra-limited edition M3 coupe the Frozen Black Edition. It’s got a custom satin finish that’s nothing but black—sort of Batmobile-ish and stealthy. Only 20 of these black stallions are coming to America, good luck getting on that list.
It’s called the Hover Bike, but it has the same engine as most big cruiser bikes or small European cars. A 1100cc four-stroke motor powers a pair of Tasmanian Oak propellers taking you on the ride of your life. No, you won’t be commuting to work in this thing; not road legal. But, if you happen to be a cattle wrangler, power line inspector, filmmaker or aerial surveyor, this could be your new work vehicle.