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?
It could body-double as a Lotus and appears to have the snout of an Aston Martin, but this new two-door coupe is a Jaguar. Another surprise, the C-X75 supercar is electric powered by Lithium-Ion batteries and two ultra-efficient electric motors. It’ll go 560 miles on a full charge, but not if you keep it pinned at its top speed of 205 mph.
Super lightweight and versatile, this compact tow-trailer lets you bring everything you want on the road. Even if you drive a Mini, you’ll be able to drag along all your toys: bikes, boards, camping gear, luggage & more. The unique modular design lets you pop the top off for uncovered cargo like a motorcycle or mother-in-law. You know, the big stuff. Payload is up to 1000 pounds, so no need to pack light.
This slick little aircraft is just a helicopter, right? Actually, it’s not. It’s a gyroplane, which combines the propeller of a heli with a fixed-wing rotor in the tail. A centrifugal effect from the rotor makes for smooth, stable flights even in high winds. But here’s the key—in the event of engine failure, you can still perform a controlled landing. That’s way better than exploding on impact. This new model offers side-by-side seating, an upgrade from earlier in-line designs, giving the passenger a much better view.
The term “recreation” means this new custom Mustang Shelby GT500CR from Classic Recreations is not a kit car. Not just a bunch of tacked-on fiberglass panels, but actually built from a real ’67 or ’68 Mustang Fastback and painstakingly transformed into the beast you see here. It looks like the vintage whip on which it’s based, but under the hood, oh boy. An F1-R Supercharger is bolted to the nearly 800 horsepower V-8 Ford motor and that’s why the speedo goes up to 200 MPH.