If you dream of jungle river crossings in Nicaragua, off-roading the Yukon, or just want to be the raddest dad at school drop-off, this hyper-custom battle wagon is what you need. Based on the new GXL Toyota Landcruiser dual cab, it is fitted with an extended chassis and kitted with the best & baddest off-road equipment to handle any situation. Winch, snorkel, water & power supply, absolutely everything & then some.
Lots of upgrades went into Lamborghini’s new and extremely yellow Aventador S. For one its 6.5-liter V12 is now outputting 740HP, up from 691 for a top speed of 217MPH. And that power is now delivered to all four wheels and transferred out to a new 4-wheel steering system. Combined with updated suspension and real-time variable damping, it handles better throughout the speed spectrum. Inside there’s a new digital dash with Apple AirPlay as standard equipment.
Mercedes is adding yet another level of exclusive factory upgrades with the roll out of its S-Class “Night Edition’ variants. The package includes a unique single-louvre front grill, 20-inch AMG wheels, AMG steering wheel, upgraded Nappa leather interiors, including optional Bengal Red/black, high gloss black poplar interior trims, & more. Choose from the S 400 4MATIC Coupé, the S 500 Coupé, or the S 500 4MATIC Coupé.
Mercedes’ mid-range E-class coupe underwent a serious update for 2018. Wider, longer, and slightly taller than the outgoing model, it sports a clean side profile free of B-pillars, for smooth, unbroken lines. For the U.S. market, the new coupe will come standard with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 and a new 9-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive and 4MATIC all-wheel-drive versions will be offered.
At the heart of this American-made custom & handcrafted cruiser is a 117-inch (1917cc) S&S X-Wedge V-Twin powerplant. The sharp, industrial lines and minimalist styling is the handiwork of master builders Edward Jacobs & Francois-Xavier Terny. It’s fitted with Öhlins forks up front and a hidden monoshock in the rear. Brembo 4-piston calipers put the brakes on the cruiser’s beefy 110-feet lb. of torque. Not available until 2018 but that gives you time to save up.
Ferrari’s Targa body returns in a very limited series of bespoke cars celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan. The J50 is a two-seat, mid-rear-engine roadster created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department. It’s powered by a 690 cv version of the 3.9-litre V8 that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award this year. Only 10 of these incredible cars will be made.
Created by Death Machines of London, the UYC (Up Yours Copper) is a maniacally customized machine that began as a ’07 Triumph Thruxton and underwent a complete surgical transformation: stripped and de-lugged frame, handmade tins & tank, re-designed injection system, carbs, handmade ceramic exhaust—virtually everything—and much of it fabbed in copper and brass. The handformed saddle is made of American Walnut. One of a kind? You bet.
For 2017, Dodge is rolling out a new variant of the Challenger. The new GT model will be the first 2-door American muscle car offered with all-wheel-drive. So instead of parking it in storage when the snow starts to fly, you can just swap tires to the snow sneakers and keep cruising. The GT also offers heated leather seats for those cold winter mornings.
Designed by a boat-builder, the teardrop camper-trailer kit from Chesapeake Light Craft combines classic boat-building materials like marine grade plywood & epoxy in a DIY kit that includes everything you need—except the trailer—to make this 8’long by 5’wide camper that fits a queen sleeper & dudes up to 6’6” tall plus the pop-up rear galley.
Powered by two high-power, electric motors and constructed for both over and under water activity, the luxurious 2 & 3-seater subs from Ortega Submersibles redefine underwater travel by using highly advanced naval technology. They are equipped with a trimming tank, on-board breathing apparatus and HUD navigation system, plus optional Magnetometers, Sonar, FLIR, & an extra air supply. The travel range is between 70 & 92 miles at underwater speeds of 11 knots. They can dive to depths of 310 feet.