While many custom bike builders move toward brand expansion via $500 jeans and hair pomade, Deus Ex Machina is actually still building bikes. This highly modified CRF450X started its life as a dull dirt bike but as you can see, the Deus dudes in their Venice, CA shop turned it into a tidy little café machine.
The Dodge muscle cars of the early 70s broke the mold by offering deadly amounts of power and performance technology taken directly from racing. And the 2015 Challenger is keeping that legacy alive. Unveiled at the New York Auto Show, it’s packing a 6.4-liter, 485-horse HEMI V8, with track-ready paddle shifting and the classic Shaker hood.
Despite all the shiny, snorkel-equipped SUVs you see on the freeways, surprisingly few ever even get dirty, let alone cross a body of water larger than a puddle. That’s not the case with this amphibious 4X4 from Dutch off-roaders Amfibious Transport. This waterhog is built for performance on land as well as water built around the proven Toyota Land Cruiser body & motor. It drives just like you’d expect on land but cruises along steadily at 8-MPH on the water, no matter how deep it gets.
Build after new build, Copenhagen’s Wrenchmonkee garage continues to push custom bike design blending fresh ideas with classic looks. Their latest is an ’05 Triumph Thruxton turned scrambler that features a mix of vintage parts, Italian hardware, & ridiculous attention to detail. via
The Ford Mustang turns 50 this year. For it’s golden anniversary, they made a Special Edition model. Based off the 420-horsepower 2015 Mustang GT, this one gets a Performance Pack upgrade and lots of interior upgrades: a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel, with similar details in the instrument panel, shift boot, door inserts, seats and center armrest. Choose either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Ford also gives you two color options: Wimbledon White or Kona Blue. Only 1964 of these 50th Anniversary Mustangs will be made.
This week at the New York Auto Show, Audi unveils their upgraded RS7. The Dynamic Edition is a pumped up version of the already sporty sedan that will feature a more powerful 560-horse twin-turbo motor, Dynamic Ride Control suspension, plus red brake calipers & black valcona honeycomb-stitched leather sport seats with crimson red seatbelts.
Since the 1 percent is really only 1 percent, all the luxury car brands are working out new ways to get more people into their cars. Aston Martin came up with the V8 Vantage, a 430-HP luxury coupe (also available as a roadster) aimed at the U.S. market. Somehow, Aston has priced this awe-inspiring 190-MPH beast below $100 grand. $99K to be exact.
You can get the 2015 Z06 Corvette convertible the way you want it. This 625 horse ‘Vette is available with a 7-speed manual tranny or GM’s new 8L90 8-speed torque converter automatic & you can choose between the removable roof hatchback or the full push-button soft-top.
Local Motors has just reset the whole trike drifting underworld with their new electric-powered model. With the Verrado drift trike you don’t need a downhill slope anymore, just charge it up & the Lithium-Cobalt-Magnesium battery will keep you peeling wheels for 3 hours. via Kickstarter
Just like the current M3 sedan, BMW’s new 2015 droptop M4 features the same 431 horsepower 3.0 liter six-cylinder in-line engine with M twinpower turbo technology. So if you don’t want to lose that BMW ballcap, maybe put a chinstrap on it.