Collecting military memorabilia seems about as exciting as philately unless the piece you’re about to buy is a World War II tank fitted with a Howitzer. And this is a purchase you can really make come July when this perfectly preserved American-made 1945 M37 tank with a 105mm Howitzer mortar cannon goes up for auction. To be offered on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
For a company built on heritage, Harley-Davidson sure is dropping lots of new bikes. Last month it was the 750 Street, now it’s two new cruisers. The 2014 Low Rider retains some of its classic charms with its 5 spoke wheels and wrinkle black trim but the Twin Cam 103 motor is all-new & so are the dual front discs. The smaller 1200T SuperLow is a lightweight entry-level bagger featuring a 1200-CC Evo powerplant.
The Diavel is a 162-hp Italian masterpiece that makes other bikes in the “sport cruiser” category look mostly irrelevant. The performance of the torquey Testastretta 11-degree engine is not something people question and yet Ducati being Ducati, they’ve made improvements to the 2015 model: a new exhaust system, an uptick in torque, all-new LED lighting, and several features to refresh styling.
Lots of new rides are being rolled out at the Geneva Motor show this week. One highlight is Audi’s 2015 TT series. Updates to the little coupe include a sharper, meaner looking front end no doubt inspired by the Sport Quattro Concept, as well as multiple powertrain options: a 2-liter TDI four, a turbo four, and for the TTS, a snappy 310hp motor that runs 0-62mph in 4.7, nearly as fast as the limited TT RS model.
Koenigsegg refers their new One:1 model as a Megacar because it puts out 1 Megawatt of power. That means it goes from zero to 400KM/h in 20 seconds. Which roughly means it goes from zero to 250 MPH in the time it took you to read this drivel.
Apple CarPlay will be a featured option in select 2014 car models from Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, & Jaguar with more manufacturers signing on for the future. CarPlay directly connects the functions of your iPhone to your car stereo for all kinds of hands-free fun while you drive.
FBE right here. Fastest Bentley ever. The brand is not known for performance but the 2015 Continental GT Speed is equipped with a 6-liter twin-turbo V12 that produces 626 hp with a top speed of 206 mph. Inside of course, this vehicle looks like a futuristic executive office suite.
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.