Sportbrake is a goofy word for station wagon. And while many carmakers are moving away from this functional body style in favor of taller, less-sporty “crossover” blobs, it’s nice to see Jaguar bring XFR-S performance to a wagon. It’s got a punchy supercharged 5-liter V8, but will that be enough to catch the Benz or Audi sport wagons?
Handymen have been building their own truckbed storage systems forever but here’s an easier option that requires no powertool skills. The Decked system is a versatile, HDPE plastic setup that gives you massive bed-length lockable storage drawers, each capable of holding 200-pounds while still giving you full-time use of the truck bed.
The motorcycle world was set ablaze when people first laid eyes on this custom cafe machine designed and built by Daniel Simon. The response was so good that now Lotus is actually going to produce this 200 HP rocket. And that’s how Lotus Motorcycles was born.
The Dub Box has everything that’s awesome about a classic Volkswagen camper bus minus the miniscule engine. Ditching that and turning it into a trailer makes it much more roadworthy while still retaining its charms as a classic stabbin’ cabin. The trailers are not made from old busses but made entirely of fiberglass and Custom-built to order in Oregon.
Calling these things mobile homes or even worse, trailers, would do these rolling cabins a dis-service. They are after all framed and built-to-order with wood by a carpenter, just like a stationary cabin. Wheelhaus is currently offering three models, The Caboose that has a loft for sleeping, the pitched-roof Rail Car model, & the Airstream-inspired Silo. Delivered to anywhere you want all ready to be patched into plumbing and power.
This is the 650S, McLaren’s new supercar based on their 12C model. They are adamant in saying it is not a replacement for the 12C. At least for now. The new 650S is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that pushes 641 horses, it features a driver-adjustable suspension called ProActive Chassis Control, and it will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The most noteworthy new feature on the re-designed Ferrari California T convertible, is the new turbo-charged V8 sitting under the Pininfarina-designed hood. That powerplant puts out 560-horses and serious torque, and somehow people think of the California as the “entry-level” Ferrari. Yeah, okay.
Last year it was just a concept car but now it’s the 2015 S-Class coupe, equipped with a twin-turbo 450-horse V8 and a new technology called: active curve tilting function. When a pair of cameras on the car’s front end detect an upcoming turn, it automatically leans the car into the turn like a motorcycle. The car makes its official debut next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Instead of buying two different gas-powered vehicles to pollute the forest air, the Mountain Horse Snow Bike kit lets you convert your dirt bike into a snowmobile, effectively giving you two vehicles in one, each perfectly suited to their respective season. It’s also much lighter than a regular snowmobile and easier to wheelie, too. via
Drafting off the success of their Rivale 800 motard, MV Agusta has now rolled out the Brutale 800 Dragster, a new naked streetfighter packing a powerful punch with its throaty in-line 3 and a long list of Italian performance parts from the likes of Brembo & Marzocchi.