Beneath its handcrafted, aluminum, Zagato-built Italian body, there’s a top-of-the-line BMW Z4, replete with the punchy, 3-liter inline 6 and plush leather interior. The latest collabo between BMW and Italian coachbuilder Zagato also features a bold double-bubble roof and unique Kamm-tail rear end. The big question: will this racy little rig really reach production? We sure hope so.
Aston Martin’s DB7, produced for a decade starting in ’94, was never much of a headturner. After all, it was cobbled together from leftover Jaguar parts. Its greatest strength was the big V12 motor. England’s Evanta Motors saw potential in the DB7 as a candidate for conversion into something cool. Their DB4 Zagato Evocation conversion puts the DB7 with its modern features like tiptronic shifting and airbags into a classic DB4 chassis for a look that is straight up classic.
Right out of the wrapper, Triumph’s Scrambler model is pretty sick. It’s packed with a classic-looking 865cc Paralles twin motor and a trim package made for on or off-road action. The beefed-up, modified custom you see here was built by two skillful European craftsmen for Germany’s annual summer Triumph festival called Tridays, and its classic grass-track race called the Rumble. Looks like a winner to us. Source
The prototype Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid is a rocket, boasting 770-horse power, a plastic monocoque body shell and crazy rear axle steering. This freakishly fast and futuristic machine is set to go on sale sometime in 2014, and will bear a price tag of nearly 1 million dollars.
If all you know about motorcycles is that you need a cool one, get one from Deus Ex Machina. We feature their bikes pretty often and that’s because they don’t make any lame ones. This highly modified Yamaha is only a 225 so it’s light, easy to ride and sips gas. The wide tires are great for on or off road rallying and the clutter-free rear end & alloy tank make it look pretty mean for it’s size.
What can you do with half a million dollars? Well, in NYC you can buy a shabby 800sq.-foot apartment, or if you’re like Newt, you spend it on jewels for the ex. A third, much better alternative would be to drop your cash on something cool like the GT4, the world’s most efficient, high performance plug-in electric hybrid aircraft. It’s got a carbon fiber body and can take off and cruise using only batteries. Time to fly. Source
Keep in mind we haven’t test-driven this thing but the idea of people buying something British with a motor in it in 2012 is beyond reason. Just the same, Aston Martin is proudly offering a new variant of their flagship DBS. The DBS Ultimate. This model is dressed up with carbon fiber body parts, racy diamond quilt stitching on the leather interior, and your choice of coupe or convertible body style.
Granted, music videos are an outdated medium but couldn’t you just see Nicki Minaj whipping across the everglades in a pink wig rapping from the cockpit of this flying hovercraft? Just us? Okay, but still this thing will fly up to 20-feet high at 70-MPH allowing the pilot to hop over obstacles an ordinary hovercraft could never clear.
In its original form, the old Yamaha XV920 was more than just a little lame. It was unremarkable in pretty much every way. Greg Hageman of Doc’s Chops however, has made his name by transforming old metric dogs into mean machines. These aren’t quick strip-down builds; this bike got a new sub-frame, a full rebuild, and re-purposed parts from a half dozen other bikes. Clearly Hageman knows what he’s doing. Source