Ford’s 500 horsepower Mustang Shelby GT350 is basically a street legal racecar. In addition to its massive 5.2-liter V8 it’s got a race-style flat-plane crankshaft, all-new bodywork in the front end with lower, track style springs plus MagneRide dampers. Recaro front seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel complete the race ready build.
The 300-horsepower Bienville Legacy looks like it was made for a movie but it’s the kickoff project from the newly formed American Design and Master Craft Initiative (ADMCi), a group of master builders funded by an eccentric entrepeneur. Only three of these bikes were built & the builders aim to set speed records at Bonneville with them before putting them up for sale.
On display at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan we found a new variant of Ducati’s flagship Diavel. In a limited-run of just 500 bikes, Ducati will offer a new Titanium edition of the 1100-CC cruiser and it’s absolutely loaded with titanium & carbon fiber and features redesigned air intakes, windscreen and mudguards.
Husqvarna just wheeled 2 sick bikes out at the EICMA cycle show in Milan: a pair of 401 concept machines designed by Austrian ID house Kiska. Both are lightweight & powered by a water-cooled 400cc motor in a trellis frame. The White Arrow is a streetfighter & the Black Arrow is a tough looking off-roader. If reactions at EICMA are positive, Husky says they’ll start production. via
Powered by an all-electric outboard motor, the Quadrofoil is the most efficient PWC on the water. It’s a silent, zero emission hydrofoil that hovers and rides above the water at speeds of up to 20kts.
BMW just unveiled a pair of new M-tuned crossovers. The 2016 X5 M and X6 M both boast 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8s pushing 567 ponies and the old six-speed automatic has been replaced with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission from BMW M. They also got aesthetic updates: flared wheel arches, 21-inch M wheels, massive intakes in the front fascia and typical M features, like quad exhausts and side gills, assuring they’ll never be mistaken for a run-of-the-mill grocery getter.
Audi’s limited edition 2015 R8 Competition model will make its way to the US but only 60 of these race-inspired supercars will be released for the American market. It’s trimmed with copious amounts of weight-shaving carbon fiber & its 570hp 5.2L V10 pushes the 2-seater to a top speed of 199MPH.
With images leaked in the lead-up to the EICMA show in Milan next month, MV Agusta’s new Brutale Dragster 800 RR is the muscular Italian stallion everyone expected and then some. The lightweight 793-cc triple churns out 140 horses with a hefty 63 foot pounds of torque. The updated design features red anodized fork tubes, red-painted cylinder heads, and an all-new electronic quickshifter.
Tesla has unveiled its most powerful offering to date. Boasting a dual motor all wheel drive configuration, Elon Musk’s new baby manages to reach a top speed of 155mph while hitting 60 in 3.2 seconds. Yes, a McLaren F1 can also do that. Futuristic autopilot features have also been baked in bringing an extra layer of safety to the vehicle. Deliveries begin in February 2015.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the 911 and the new GTS keeps the legacy alive. Boasting a 430hp six-cylinder, it will do 0 to 62 in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. It will be available in both hard & soft-top versions as well as 2 or 4-wheel drive.