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.
The X132 Hellcat Combat is not the type of two-wheeled roadboat to answer the urge of that mid-life Easy Rider fantasy. This thing is built around the fastest big block V-twin motor ever. It was designed for breaking land speed records at Bonneville and that’s what it does. With a top road speed of 200mph, this thing will peel dads off the back before they can say “Wild Hogs.”
Who doesn’t like a topless Italian? The latest addition to Lamborghini’s line of sexy supercars is the Aventador Roadster, a 700-horse, V12 coupe with a removable carbon fiber roof. Like its fixed-roof sibling, this new Aventador also features a 7-speed paddleshift gearbox, snaps 0-60 in 3 flat, and boasts a top speed of 217mph. Would you?
With its trellis frame design and a ridiculous power-to-weight ratio, MV Agusta’s latest 798cc triple-cylinder streetfighter got a fitting a name. The Brutale is a mean one. It will be available in the states next year.
The stunning sixth–generation version of Maserati’s Quattroporte will be released in 2014, but images have just been released. Clearly it features the brand’s signature luscious bodylines and serious luxury appointments but so far, details about performance are being withheld, except the fact that an all-new Maserati & Ferrari-designed powertrain will make it go. Odds are pretty good that this 4-door will be serious competition for BMW 7-Series, S-Class Benzos, and Jaguar XJs.