Hail. You know, that precipitation in the form of ice pellets? In certain regions this stuff does serious damage to cars and property. If you’re unlucky enough to reside in hail country, this external, inflatable airbag for your car will protect against the damaging effects of hail. If a tornado drops from the sky, you’re on your own again.
From a distance, Porsche’s racetrack-ready 2014 911 GT3 looks a lot like last year’s model. But on closer inspection we see a re-designed rear fascia and a rear end that’s 2 inches wider to accommodate 20-inch wheels. There’s something else going on back there, too: active rear-wheel steering. Maybe this will keep the 475 horses from breaking loose.
Spyker is a high-end boutique automaker rising from the ashes of the Saab deathbed saga. And with Saab officially 6 feet under, Spyker got back to designing sick cars. The brand made a stunning return to the Geneva Auto Show this week, debuting their luxurious & aerodynamic B6 Venator, a mid-engine V6 coupe.
A Mercedes twin-turbo G-Wagen outfitted in full AMG spec is one serious SUV but when they add an extra axle and make the G63 into a lifted, 6-Wheel drive dune jumper, they’re joking, right? Apparently not. MB plans to produce 20-30 units of the new 6X6 this year.
The release of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith, a 624-horse V12 coupe, unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show is sure to drive the Bentley boys & their dad-style Flying Spur straight to the bar. The Wraith is loaded with leather, Canadel wood paneling and has nut to spare plus technology like a Satellite Aided Transmission that uses GPS to shift into the optimal gear as the road changes. Bottoms up, Bentley.
You’re looking at the fastest Ferrari ever made. It’s got a 789 horse 6.3-liter V12 engine with power married to a 160-hp electric motor. This combo means 949 hp and 663 pound-feet of torque. How fast is LaFerrari? It hits 62 miles per hour in under three seconds, 124 mph in seven seconds, and screams to a top speed of 205 mph.
With just days until Lamborghini celebrates its 50th, the new Veneno—the brand’s Golden Anniversary hypercar—is revealed. Based off the Aventador, the 750 horsepower V12 Veneno carries on Lamborghini’s tradition of naming their cars after famous fighting bulls. To us, the Veneno looks more like a reptile or insect than a bull but when you make a 4 million dollar car, you get to name it whatever you want.
You might remember Zeus & Apollo and a few other figures from Greek mythology but what about Hephaestus? No? Umm, the god of Blacksmiths, duh. This raw metal creation from Beijing-based custom garage Bandit 9 is named for the obscure Greek god & it’s based off a 400cc Japanese version of Honda’s Hawk GT from the late 80s. It got a complete performance upgrade plus all custom-crafted tins done up in stainless steel.
We all knew that McLaren’s new top-secret P1 supercar was pretty but that was all we knew. Now the details are out: It’s got a 903 horsepower hybrid powerplant, it snaps 0-60 sub 3 seconds, 0-124MPH in sub-7 and hits 186MPH in under 17 seconds. These numbers are enough to embarrass a Ferrari. And with a pricetag at over a million bucks it damn well should.
Learning how to ride a motorcycle takes practice and it’s the smart beginner who starts with a bike that’s easy to handle. The 2014 CTX700 bikes are Honda’s latest offering for all the motorcycle newbies out there. The lightweight and modestly powered 670cc parallel twin offers features such as a low 28.3” seat height for riders of all sizes and a 6-speed automatic transmission for those who don’t want to shift manually.