Year after year, Honda’s legendary VFR1200 ranks among the most advanced and fastest production bikes on the road. Along with ABS braking, traction control, and its super-compact 1237cc V4 motor, the 2013 gets a standard setting dual-clutch transmission for paddle-style speed shifting through all 6 gears.
When the Porsche 911 was released 50 years ago, it looked incredible. And not once in the past 50 years have they ever made a bad one or an ugly one—even in the 80s! This 304-page book celebrates the stunning design of this enduring, iconic car with images by master photographer René Staud.
Another “web leak.” Can you believe it? Pictures of the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible showed up on the web before they were supposed to. We know this: It’s a 12-cylinder 600-horse drop-top that rolls off the assembly line on 21-inch rims and comes in an array of candy colors including that purple. Also black & yellow.
The Bike EXIF blog is one of the internet’s most popular custom motorcycle sites. If you’ve got a thing for hot pics of 2-wheeled vehicles, the site is practically p@rn. Their 2013 13-month wall calendar features incredible photography of the year’s most iconic bikes which you can proudly display in your office without fear of an HR infraction.
The original Batmobile from the TV show, a highly modified 1959 Ford Futura customized by George Barris, is arguably the most iconic car in Hollywood history. Next month, the OG Batmobile goes on the auction block complete with built-in Batphone, Bat Smoke, BatScope, and all the other Bat gadgets. How much do you think it will go for? Auction begins Saturday, January 19th.
The launch of BMW’s forthcoming 4 Series coupe is the death knell of the brand’s entry-level two-door 3 Series. This wider, longer, & lower coupe is powered by the same drivetrain as the 3 Series but otherwise got a complete re-design inside and out, giving it the larger look of a big boy beemer.
Inspired by the Russian icebreaker ships that smash their way through the Arctic Ocean off the Yamal Peninsula, the limited edition Ural Yamal features a beefed up build for all-weather survival. It’s got additional lighting, hand guards, a weatherproofed undercarriage, a knobby spare tire, plus a high-vis orange paint scheme.
Named for one of the gnarliest 4X4 trails in the Sierras, Jeep’s Wrangler Rubicon turns 10 this year. The 10th Anniversary Edition Ruby features an extra 2 inches of clearance, & a winch-capable bumper up front. It also comes stock with taller, meatier BFG tires, a vented hood & red leather interior. It’ll be available in 2- & 4-door versions this Spring.
Under the hood of Jaguar’s fastest & most powerful sedan ever, the forthcoming XFR-S, sits a mean 5-liter V8 reportedly packing 550 ponies. The body style looks like designers took a couple bites of Audi and a side of Subaru, resulting in a tuned-up & totally chrome-free Jag that will make (only) 200 American buyers very happy.
The idea of a touring variant of the incredible Ducati Diavel superbike is like a Lamborghini station wagon or a Porsche SUV … Oh, wait. Well, anyway, before you write it off, consider what fun it would be to take this massive, 162 horsepower Italian stallion on a roadtrip. The “Strada” features everything you need for touring: a windshield, panniers, even a passenger backrest.