Mercedes is adding yet another level of exclusive factory upgrades with the roll out of its S-Class “Night Edition’ variants. The package includes a unique single-louvre front grill, 20-inch AMG wheels, AMG steering wheel, upgraded Nappa leather interiors, including optional Bengal Red/black, high gloss black poplar interior trims, & more. Choose from the S 400 4MATIC Coupé, the S 500 Coupé, or the S 500 4MATIC Coupé.
Mercedes’ mid-range E-class coupe underwent a serious update for 2018. Wider, longer, and slightly taller than the outgoing model, it sports a clean side profile free of B-pillars, for smooth, unbroken lines. For the U.S. market, the new coupe will come standard with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 and a new 9-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive and 4MATIC all-wheel-drive versions will be offered.
At the heart of this American-made custom & handcrafted cruiser is a 117-inch (1917cc) S&S X-Wedge V-Twin powerplant. The sharp, industrial lines and minimalist styling is the handiwork of master builders Edward Jacobs & Francois-Xavier Terny. It’s fitted with Öhlins forks up front and a hidden monoshock in the rear. Brembo 4-piston calipers put the brakes on the cruiser’s beefy 110-feet lb. of torque. Not available until 2018 but that gives you time to save up.
Ferrari’s Targa body returns in a very limited series of bespoke cars celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan. The J50 is a two-seat, mid-rear-engine roadster created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department. It’s powered by a 690 cv version of the 3.9-litre V8 that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award this year. Only 10 of these incredible cars will be made.
Created by Death Machines of London, the UYC (Up Yours Copper) is a maniacally customized machine that began as a ’07 Triumph Thruxton and underwent a complete surgical transformation: stripped and de-lugged frame, handmade tins & tank, re-designed injection system, carbs, handmade ceramic exhaust—virtually everything—and much of it fabbed in copper and brass. The handformed saddle is made of American Walnut. One of a kind? You bet.
For 2017, Dodge is rolling out a new variant of the Challenger. The new GT model will be the first 2-door American muscle car offered with all-wheel-drive. So instead of parking it in storage when the snow starts to fly, you can just swap tires to the snow sneakers and keep cruising. The GT also offers heated leather seats for those cold winter mornings.
Designed by a boat-builder, the teardrop camper-trailer kit from Chesapeake Light Craft combines classic boat-building materials like marine grade plywood & epoxy in a DIY kit that includes everything you need—except the trailer—to make this 8’long by 5’wide camper that fits a queen sleeper & dudes up to 6’6” tall plus the pop-up rear galley.
Powered by two high-power, electric motors and constructed for both over and under water activity, the luxurious 2 & 3-seater subs from Ortega Submersibles redefine underwater travel by using highly advanced naval technology. They are equipped with a trimming tank, on-board breathing apparatus and HUD navigation system, plus optional Magnetometers, Sonar, FLIR, & an extra air supply. The travel range is between 70 & 92 miles at underwater speeds of 11 knots. They can dive to depths of 310 feet.
Based around the sleek & futuristic design of their Alfieri Concept Car, Maserati plans to unveil its first electric vehicle … but not until 2020. Aside from images highlighting the stunning lines of this luxury 2-door sports car, few other details are currently known about the yet-to-be-developed powerplant for this first-ever electric Maserati.
Created by Milan’s infamous South Garage, the Nerboruta began its life as a humble ’79 BMW R75/5. Stripping it to the bare essence, the South crew completely transformed the bike by adding a vintage springer front end, bobbing the rear-end, & modified fuel tank, not to mention the generous use of wood for the saddle, fenders, & tank knee pads.