Unless you’re some sort of silver spoon son-of-a-shiek, you’re not going to buy a real 1940s Indy 500 car. You can, however, get a handmade 1/8th scale replica. Artist John Snowberger, whose dad was a famous Indy driver, creates these period-correct, super-detailed replicas, all of which are approved & endorsed by the OG racers who drove them.
Known for making some of the world’s best performance motorcycle exhaust systems—think Aprilia, Ducati and Japanese sport bikes, the guys at Akrapovič have teamed up with another Slovenian cycle brand called Dreamachine. The result of their romance is a bike looking like a chopper/board tracker/sci-fi movie bike. Aside from its 113-c.i. S&S powerplant, this thing is totally custom.
The new Chevy Colorado Rally concept truck looks like it could drive right up and over Hyundais and Kias and crush them like ants. The question is, will the forthcoming production model of the new truck actually look this badass? We hope so. The aggro design, dual front and rear winches, auto-adjust suspension, and beefy 2.8-liter diesel motor will make it a formidable foe against the newest Tacoma, Ranger, and Nissan Frontier.
When you translate “murdered out” into German, it’s something like “ermordet draußen,” which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Maybe that’s why they named their new, ultra-limited edition M3 coupe the Frozen Black Edition. It’s got a custom satin finish that’s nothing but black—sort of Batmobile-ish and stealthy. Only 20 of these black stallions are coming to America, good luck getting on that list.
It’s called the Hover Bike, but it has the same engine as most big cruiser bikes or small European cars. A 1100cc four-stroke motor powers a pair of Tasmanian Oak propellers taking you on the ride of your life. No, you won’t be commuting to work in this thing; not road legal. But, if you happen to be a cattle wrangler, power line inspector, filmmaker or aerial surveyor, this could be your new work vehicle.
Here’s how you can drive a Porsche without being one of those guys who drives a Porsche. The Audi R8 Spyder GT is a German beast. The Spyder title means it’s a drop-top. The GT badge means this sexy little coupe is packing an ungodly V-10 with 560 horsepower. The power to weight ratio is like putting a jet engine in a paper airplane. Will this thing fly? Yes it will and only 333 exclusive models will be imported onto U.S. roadways.
For the most part, the new Mercedes Zetros will be used in war torn hot-zones around the world. There will be a few folks, of course, moneyed G.I. Joe’s, looking for a cool platform for their new “ultimate off-road RV.” For these maniacs, the all-wheel drive Zetros is the one. It’s like a giant, overgrown Hummer on steroids, but with German engineering. Über gnarly.
Everywhere in the world, except America, small displacement bikes are all over the roads. This highly modified café from Aussie style mavens Deus Ex Machina is built off a Yamaha Scorpio 225. In Indonesia for instance, this is the biggest bike Yamaha sells. For crowded city streets & incredible fuel economy, bikes of this class just can’t be beat.
In the annals of German auto history, the BMW 328 is iconic. When it was introduced in the 1930s people freaked. Its progressive design and snappy handling made it an instant hit. For the 75th anniversary of the 328, BMW is releasing the 328 Hommage, a totally new design taking cues from the groundbreaking design of the original. Dramatic lines, lightweight chassis and ripping performance will make this new coupe another one for the history books.
It sure looks good, but if you don’t know much about scooters, the finer points of this build will go right over your head. Almost completely hand-fabricated, the Black Falcon from LA’s Falcon Motorcycles, is a true ground-up custom. Built around the rare & legendary Vincent Black Shadow motor, a custom frame, front end, brakes, tins and much more were all one-off creations for this beastly bike. Museum quality construction and 140 mph, what do you think you’d pay?