Hopefully Subaru has its new BRZ STI concept car ready-to-roll when the next Fast & Furious sequel starts filming because this thing will steal the show. With Suby’s proven STI boxer engine mounted super low in the chassis it will give this little rocket the lowest center of gravity of any car on the market today. Translation: race car handling in your daily driver. Bring it on.
Did you ever think you’d fall in love with a naked streetfighter? Well, that could possibility now be realized. The 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 is the latest release from Italy’s most direct Triumph triple rival. The small yet power-packed 3-cylinder 675 motor gives this bike better handling than its British counterpart, the Street Triple R and it’s also a bit cheaper.
The 2012 Ducati 1199 Piangale isn’t really a recreational machine. It’s more of an off-the-lot racer. This new model packs 20 more horses and weighs 20 pounds less than the current 1198 model. The combination of a 360lb. curb weight and 195 horsepower translates to speed that will peel your face off. Surprisingly, the anti-lock braking system is optional. Hold on tight.
Motorcyclists are rightfully skeptical of the electrics. Most are underpowered, have limited range, and above all, they look weird. But that’s all changing. Case in point, The Volta BCN, which will hit the showroom in 2012. It’s got lots of torque, 70km range and actually looks like a motorcycle. Sweet!
By now we know better than to expect American automakers to produce a small car that any of us want to drive. But, the partnership between Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat brand looks promising. The Fiat 500 Abarth will soon be imported to the states and this little jellybean rips. It’ll pack a snappy 1.4 liter turbo and, as you can see, a rather aggressive look.
The “sport” part in the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport means that instead of going full mid-life, you were a good “sport” and compromised. Instead of buying a blown vintage coupe you got an executive slash family car that makes you feel cool for your age.
What the hell is this beauty? Well, the simple answer is that it’s a late-60s Ford Bronco. However, it’s been completely re-imagined by the Los Angeles-based custom craftsmen at ICON. Founder and front-man Jonathan Ward & his crew take old school donor SUVs like Jeep CJs and Toyota FJs and transform them into modern monsters, complete with serious power, performance, chassis, and body upgrades.
Ward offers us his own explanation of the ICON approach, “ICON, at our core, is all about revisiting vintage transportation in a modern context. We’re also part of a resurgence in American design and manufacturing, hell bent on reviving classic American craftsmanship and industrial design quality, in detail.” And when he says detail, he’s not kidding. The ICON Bronco boasts Ford’s new 5-liter Coyote Mustang motor and a whole raft of fully custom features from bumper-to-bumper.
The design for the ICON Bronco also included the input of a team of 10 designers from Nike who took their expertise in reviving classics into a whole new realm of collaborative creation. You want one, right? Okay then, just do it.
If not for the movie Back To The Future, the exotic, stainless steel DeLorean would have gone the way of the Edsel, the AMC Gremlin and the Ford Pinto – filed under goofy/extinct. But Marty McFly drove this landshark into infamy. A revived and reorganized DeLorean will soon be selling this iconic car in a futuristic all-electric model.
From the outside this futuristic camper looks like something shat out by an Imperial Walker, but on the inside it’s like a luxury yacht. Designed and built in Austria, this ultra-deluxe 30-foot camper offers all the comforts of a presidential suite without the stigma of a corporate jet.
You know a bike design is solid when it lasts for 40 years. 2012 marks the 40th and final year of production for the iconic Moto Guzzi California. This commemorative 1100-cc model features OG California orange & Diamante white paint and a logo using one of Guzzi’s 1930’s fonts. Collectible? Yes.