2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S at werd.com

2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

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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.

Tesla Model 3 at werd.com

Tesla Model 3

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Tesla just unveiled their vehicle for the masses. The all-electric Model 3 is an affordable 4-door, 5-passenger sedan that looks like a slightly smaller Model S. It’s got a range of 215 miles and silently snaps from 0-60 in under 6 seconds. A 15-inch touchscreen display & Autopilot hardware come standard & the car is available in both a rear-wheel & dual motor AWD version. 130,000 pre-orders have already been placed.

Trans Am SE Bandit Edition at werd.com

Trans Am SE Bandit Edition

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Custom car builder Trans Am Depot has teamed up with Burt Reynolds to design an updated version of the Pontiac Trans Am he drove in the 1977 film Smokey And The Bandit. It starts with a new Chevy Camaro that is transformed to resemble the Bandit-mobile in every way possible, from the giant firebird hood graphic to the retro-inspired Snowflake wheels. And with 840 horsepower, the Smokey’s will have a tough time catching you, too. Only 77 will be built.

SkyRunner MK 3.2 at werd.com

SkyRunner MK 3.2

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This latest version of the SkyRunner can be transformed from an all-terrain vehicle to a lightweight sports aircraft in a matter of minutes. Picture it:  one minute you’re ripping down the trail kicking up dirt, then next, you’re flying it over the river at 55 mph to the other side. Or climbing up to 10,000 feet elevation and flying home instead of driving.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF at werd.com

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

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Next year’s Miata, the MX-5 RF, brings back the retractable hardtop. RF stands for “retractable fastback” giving fans of the 155 horsepower, 4-cylinder coupe a hardtop look with the option of going topless with just the push of a button.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk at werd.com

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

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For 2017, the big Jeep will be available in a Trailhawk version. That means increased suspension clearance—at 11-inches it’s the highest in the Jeep lineup. It also gets a Quadra-Drive 4×4 system with a rear limited slip differential, a removable front fascia for increased approach, and yes, those red tow hooks.

Classic Creations Shelby GT500CR Mustang at werd.com

Classic Creations Shelby GT500CR Mustang

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Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations builds iconic classic cars with modern power & performance. Their Shelby GT500 takes the ’67 Shelby Mustang and re-loads it with a race-tuned 790HP engine, rack & pinion steering, and a full array of Shelby performance parts as well as correct Shelby interior details.

Motorcycle Bivouac at werd.com

Motorcycle Bivouac

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Handmade in Switzerland, the Motorcycle Bivouac is a minimalist camp shelter that uses your parked bike for one of its walls. This compact cordura tarp tent keeps you out of the elements & also keeps your bike seat dry. When it’s time to get back in the saddle, it rolls up neatly and lashes to your handebars for the next leg of the journey. Another funded Kickstarter.

Indian Springfield at werd.com

Indian Springfield

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Named for the Massachusetts town where Indian Motorcycles began, the Springfield blends classic Indian looks with modern comfort & performance. This all-new model is designed to quickly convert from cruiser to bagger & back in mere minutes. It features a quick-release windshield, passenger seat, and hard cases as well as adjustable suspension easily adjusted to suit your payload.

ESCAPE Vista Cabin On Wheels at werd.com

ESCAPE Vista Cabin On Wheels

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Wisconsin-based ESCAPE Homes has created a towable tiny house; the 160 square-foot Vista model is an American-made cabin on wheels with panoramic windows and a customizable modern interior. At 8.5 feet wide and 9.5 feet tall and weighing 6500-pounds, it can be easily towed with a truck or SUV.

2020 Ford Bronco Concept at werd.com

2020 Ford Bronco Concept

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As evidenced by these hyper-realistic photo-composite renderings, the classic Ford Bronco could make a return, some believe it could come as soon as 2020. Blending images of the 1st generation 1966 Bronco with images of Ford’s 2004 concept, the team at bronco6g.com have created a very viable looking 6th generation Bronco. Let’s hope it happens.

Morgan EV3 at werd.com

Morgan EV3

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The look may say Hollywood steampunk meets vintage bi-plane but the Morgan EV3 is an all electric open-top 3-wheeler that really moves. 100 miles-an-hour give or take and without the roar of a combustion engine. A unique driving experience to be sure.

Aston Martin DB11 at werd.com

Aston Martin DB11

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The twin-turbo 600-horsepower DB11 is the latest iteration of the iconic Aston Martin DB, first made infamous by 007 back in the 60s. Large side vents at the front wheels, the lines of the contrast-colored roof strake, and an upgraded interior with a touchscreen interface in the console mark it as a thoroughly modern design.

Lamborghini Centenario at werd.com

Lamborghini Centenario

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To celebrate its 100th birthday, Lamborghini has created a car truly worthy of the occasion. The 770-horsepower Centario is the most powerful Lambo ever made and features a full carbon fiber body. To go with the neck-snapping speeds: 0-62 in 2.8 & a top-end of more than 217 MPH, the Centenario also has a 10-inch touchscreen in the console with Apple AirPlay as standard equipment. Only 40 will be built.

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe at werd.com

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

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Mercedes just rolled out a 4-wheel drive AMG model of their second-generation of the C-Class coupe. The six-cylinder twin-turbo C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe puts out 360+ horsepower and features an updated version of their nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox, 3-mode variable suspension damping & all the other tricky AMG bits.