By now we know better than to expect American automakers to produce a small car that any of us want to drive. But, the partnership between Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat brand looks promising. The Fiat 500 Abarth will soon be imported to the states and this little jellybean rips. It’ll pack a snappy 1.4 liter turbo and, as you can see, a rather aggressive look.
The “sport” part in the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport means that instead of going full mid-life, you were a good “sport” and compromised. Instead of buying a blown vintage coupe you got an executive slash family car that makes you feel cool for your age.
What the hell is this beauty? Well, the simple answer is that it’s a late-60s Ford Bronco. However, it’s been completely re-imagined by the Los Angeles-based custom craftsmen at ICON. Founder and front-man Jonathan Ward & his crew take old school donor SUVs like Jeep CJs and Toyota FJs and transform them into modern monsters, complete with serious power, performance, chassis, and body upgrades.
Ward offers us his own explanation of the ICON approach, “ICON, at our core, is all about revisiting vintage transportation in a modern context. We’re also part of a resurgence in American design and manufacturing, hell bent on reviving classic American craftsmanship and industrial design quality, in detail.” And when he says detail, he’s not kidding. The ICON Bronco boasts Ford’s new 5-liter Coyote Mustang motor and a whole raft of fully custom features from bumper-to-bumper.
The design for the ICON Bronco also included the input of a team of 10 designers from Nike who took their expertise in reviving classics into a whole new realm of collaborative creation. You want one, right? Okay then, just do it.
If not for the movie Back To The Future, the exotic, stainless steel DeLorean would have gone the way of the Edsel, the AMC Gremlin and the Ford Pinto – filed under goofy/extinct. But Marty McFly drove this landshark into infamy. A revived and reorganized DeLorean will soon be selling this iconic car in a futuristic all-electric model.
From the outside this futuristic camper looks like something shat out by an Imperial Walker, but on the inside it’s like a luxury yacht. Designed and built in Austria, this ultra-deluxe 30-foot camper offers all the comforts of a presidential suite without the stigma of a corporate jet.
You know a bike design is solid when it lasts for 40 years. 2012 marks the 40th and final year of production for the iconic Moto Guzzi California. This commemorative 1100-cc model features OG California orange & Diamante white paint and a logo using one of Guzzi’s 1930’s fonts. Collectible? Yes.
Even though they look great, in the past, drop-tops were always the slower, less aggressive variant. Not the case with this 2013 ZL1 Convertible. Chevy built in tranny reinforcements and added tunnel and tower braces to stiffen up the chassis, giving more of those 580 horses to the back wheels. Tell her you’re buying it for her.
Here’s an early look at the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. This will be BMW’s first crack at a more moderately priced, mainstream hybrid vehicle. Based on the BMW 5 Series, the car is powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six-cylinder found in the BMW 535i. On top of the conventional components will be a 55-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.
You have to already be a Ferrari owner to get into the brand’s new Winter Driving Experience course in Aspen, Colorado. If you happen to fit that profile, you’ll get to test out the handling of Ferrari’s new 4-wheel drive FF on a track made of ice and snow. And since nobody who buys the FF will actually take it out in the snow, this slick, 2-day driving program really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This is the second bike we’ve featured from Japanese masters, Zero Engineering. They’ve been around for a decade building incredible low-production number customs. Their muscular, no nonsense retro designs spawned a whole wave of imitators, all trying to get that “Zero” look. Well, this is the real deal, the new one. It’s called the Type 9 and the 96” S&S motor makes it fly.