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BMW Unveils Concept X7 iPerformance Luxury SUV at werd.com

BMW Unveils Concept X7 iPerformance Luxury SUV

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In the lead-up and leak-fest preceding this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW took the wrapping off the Concept X7 iPerformance luxury flagship SUV. It’s got 3 rows with seating for 6 and a panoramic roof. The wall-to-wall leather interior is modern and minimalist and gives each occupant their own entertainment with touchscreen monitors on the back of every seat. The full production model will be released in 2018.

Special Edition Ford Raptor Gets The Shelby Treatment at werd.com

Special Edition Ford Raptor Gets The Shelby Treatment

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As if Ford’s Raptor performance package wasn’t enough already, Ford teamed up with Shelby America to make the factory-built custom even sicker.  Under the hood of the Shelby Baja Raptor they added an aluminum intercooler and cold air intake with a high flow filter, cranking up the horsepower to 525. It got a four-corner adjustable Fox Racing Stage 2 suspension and a dual-intake ram air hood plus custom bumpers and skid plates, a bed-mounted chase rack, and a race-inspired interior featuring leather seating and Shelby branding throughout.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is now More Powerful Than Ever at werd.com

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is now More Powerful Than Ever

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In the 2019 Cayenne Turbo, Porsche added another 30 horsepower over the outgoing model, for a whopping 550-horses and 567 lb-ft of torque. They also added active aerodynamics to achieve a top speed of 177mph. Its 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, lower center of gravity, lighter chassis, and rear axle steering all add up to making this so-called truck drive like a sports car.

This Classic Jaguar E-Type is Not Like the Others at werd.com

This Classic Jaguar E-Type is Not Like the Others

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With the creation of the E-Type Zero Electric, Jaguar is merging its iconic vintage roadster with futuristic technology.  Where there was once a 6-cylinder gas engine in this rebuilt classic, they’ve wedged in a 220-Watt zero emission electric drivetrain and lithium-ion battery that will go 0-60 in 5.5 and offers a 170-mile range on a full charge. As for that classic Jaguar engine tone, sorry. But even more pressing is this question: will they actually produce it and how many?

Lamborghini’s Aventador S Takes Off Its Top at werd.com

Lamborghini’s Aventador S Takes Off Its Top

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Just like the hard-top version, Lamborghini’s new open-roof Aventador S Roadster is powered by a naturally aspirated 729 horsepower V12 that hits a top speed of 217 MPH. The only difference is that with the S Roadster, you’ll have the wind in what’s left of your hair. If for some reason you tire of that iconic Italian exhaust tone, pull the roof panels out of storage in the front trunk and pop ’em into place.

Bandit9 Builds a Bike Fit For a Superhero, or Supervillain at werd.com

Bandit9 Builds a Bike Fit For a Superhero, or Supervillain

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

Powered by a liquid-cooled 750cc Harley-Davidson Revolution X engine wedged into a heavily modified frame, the sleek, slick, and phantom-like Dark Side from Bandit9 features a sweeping, completely custom-built design with exaggerated sculptural lines and a V-Rod-esque silhouette. Highlights include its bullet-like stainless steel front cowl, bobbed rear end, and uni-body tank which are all hand built. Bandit9 will make only nine of these bikes.

The 2018 Fat Bob is a Whole New Harley at werd.com

The 2018 Fat Bob is a Whole New Harley

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The forthcoming 2018 Softail Fat Bob has been completely re-designed. No longer a beefed-up Dyna, it is now powered by a rigid mounted 107 C.I. V-Twin, making it Harley’s highest performance cruiser. It’s lighter, stiffer, and obviously faster than the outgoing model. The headlight and SDBV fork up front give it an aggressive look and the rear end is cleaned up with a single under-seat coil over replacing the old dual shock set-up. This is a new direction for Harley and we like where it’s going.

Ferrari Introduces a New GT: The Portofino at werd.com

Ferrari Introduces a New GT: The Portofino

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Ferrari’s newest GT model is the drop-top Portofino, named for the scenic Italian city where we’d all like to drive one. But this is no Sunday driver. It’s a sleek 2-seater powered by a 590 horsepower turbo V8. It is the first GT model to feature Electric Power Steering for improved driver response, and an electronic rear differential paired with the F1-Trac suspension improves handling when it really counts. Remember to put the retractable hard top up when taking it to its top speed of 198 MPH.

BMW’s 2018 M5 is AWD Until You Say Otherwise at werd.com

BMW’s 2018 M5 is AWD Until You Say Otherwise

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BMW built a lot of upgrades into the 2018 M5. For one, it’s the first to feature all-wheel drive for better traction and control. But with the press of a button, it can be switched to rear-wheel drive when you want it to really feel like an M. It’s powered by a twin turbo 4.4-liter V8 that got an increase in horsepower up to 600 plus 53-pounds more torque than the outgoing model.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Unveils Cabriolet 6 Concept at werd.com

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Unveils Cabriolet 6 Concept

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If you’ve always dreamed of getting behind the wheel with a topless beauty, the new Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 could be the one. The 750-horsepower electric is now offered in a Cabriolet variant. It got its own special Deep Blue paint and oversized multi-spoke wheels but still, it’s just a concept. Let’s all hope it actually goes into production.

Aston Martin Unveils Two New Vanquish Zagato Models at werd.com

Aston Martin Unveils Two New Vanquish Zagato Models

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Aston Martin just announced two new Vanquish Zagato models coming into production. Ultra-limited production, but still.  The forthcoming Speedster and Zagato Shooting brake are both based on the Vanquish S and feature Aston’s 600PS naturally aspirated V12 motor and Touchtronic III transmission to drive just as good as they look. Only 28 of the Speedster models will be produced and just 99 of the Shooting Brake.

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 Electric Merges the 1940s with the Future at werd.com

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 Electric Merges the 1940s with the Future

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Unveiled at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance auto event, the Prototype 9 from Infiniti is a 1940s-inspired electric race car. The body of the car was completely handmade with panels hand-beaten and shaped by artisans at Nissan. The drivetrain however, is modern: it’s got a 120kW (148hp) electric motor powered by a 30kWh lithium-ion battery that goes 0-62mph  in 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 106mph. Unfortunately, it’s one-of-a-kind. At least for now.

Diamond Atelier’s Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is Built to Shred City Streets at werd.com

Diamond Atelier’s Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is Built to Shred City Streets

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As soon as Ducati dropped the new Scrambler model in 2015, builders the world over had their ideal custom platform. And Munich’s Diamond just rolled out a fine specimen. Their new Sixty2 got a completely chopped & rebuilt rear end & the airbox went bye-bye. Up front it got new lower forks with clips-on and stripped-down controls. The engine was re-fitted from its 803cc displacement to a lighter, city-friendly 400cc build. This is another one-of-a-kind bike from Diamond and of course it’s sold.

The Spare Me Rescue Tool Gets You Back On The Road at werd.com

The Spare Me Rescue Tool Gets You Back On The Road

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The Spare Me Rescue Tool is a durable and versatile multi-purpose tool that delivers 5 functionc to get you and your vehicle out of a mess. It’s an ice-scraper, tire lift for changing a flat, a traction plate, a lever for loosening over-torqued lug nuts, and a shovel moving, mud, snow, and debris. Keep one in the trunk. Made in the USA.