Convertible cars have this stigma—that they’re better suited for a female driver. But then along came the Spider. Specifically, the 600-horse McLaren MP4-12C Spider, a 32-valve, twin turbo land rocket that nobody can seriously call a woman’s car. And even if they did, you wouldn’t hear them with the top down at 200 MPH.
Mercedes’ new CLS variant is called the Shooting Brake, a classic term for a car made for sporting; a cross between a wagon and a coupe. This car is all class. It looks fast, it is fast, and at the same time it’s an S-Class quality luxury cruise ship that will fit the whole family.
Like all bikes from Hamburg, Germany-based builder Axel Budde, this Guzzi café racer is a one off. Aside from that rebuilt V11 motor, just about every other part on the bike is custom, handmade or re-purposed from a treasure chest of 80s Italian parts. The balanced silhouette, power, and undeniable appeal of this bike beg the question: Why don’t any new bikes look this cool? Source
If you’re not fast on the draw, that guy who drops his kids off at school in a spotless Land Rover fitted with Super Swampers, a snorkel exhaust, and a bumper winch will beat you onto the waiting list for this new Rover x Bowler road-legal rally rig. Bowler is a British rally car maker that has teamed up with Rover to create the new supercharged EXR S. Here’s the deal: 550 hp, roll cage, leather interior. In other words, perfect for Dakar or dad duty.
Aston Martin’s latest hand-built thoroughbred is called the Vanquish. Its 183 mile-per-hour 6-liter, V12 power plant enables it to vanquish the competition but this car is really all about elegance & luxury. Bold, flowing body lines; carbon fiber trims, an advanced “infotainment” system and an interior hand-stitched from seven full leather hides, leaves no question that this is truly a GT worthy of the legendary Aston Martin emblem.
We may be fans, but some would argue that almost every vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz lineup is a snore; just luxuriously dull. But notice we said almost. When M-B drops something like the SLS AMG GT with nearly 600 horses, a dual clutch 7-speed, and butterfly doors, you forget about all their mundane models.
It’s been 30 years since Volkswagen unveiled their first Scirocco GTS, a raced-up version of their hatchback coupe. The Scirocco was scrapped in 1992 but re-born for the European market in 2008. To celebrate it’s dirty 30, VW has created a new GTS variant with a trick 210-horse turbo 4, flared side skirts, aluminum 18s, and some serious stripes. Too bad it won’t be rolling on U.S. roads.
Apologies in advance to all you bigwigs who dropped 180K on the over-inflated Panamera – you bought the wrong car. This is the real Porsche. The 60th Anniversary 911 Club Coupe is due out this summer: a 430-horsepower pitbull sitting on 20-inch rims that whip it from 0-to-100 km/h in 4 flat. Rendered in Brewster Green paint with espresso leather, this small-batch run is limited to just 13 vehicles.
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.