Five years ago, the Rimac Concept_One supercar debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show and next month the first production model of this 1000+ horsepower electric vehicle will be unveiled at the big show in Geneva. Massive torque, a top speed of 220MPH and a completely plastic-free cabin are just a few of the details we know so far.
The 2017 Levante is Maserati’s first SUV. The large concave grill, side portholes & luxury interior clearly mark its pedigree. Early info on options show 3 available trim levels; a 350-horse V6, a 430-horse V6, and a Europe-only diesel. A rumored 580+ horsepower model with Ferrari tuning might also be in the works. The Levante makes its official debut next month at the Geneva International Motor Show.
This electric go-kart was designed for kids but if you just can’t resist, it will actually support riders up to 200-pounds, although you might have a tough time hitting the max speed of 12MPH. It’ll be more fun for the kids, but not too much fun. Safety features abound: a front collision sensor will stop it automatically before impact & a phone app allows you to set parental controls for speed, range & so on.
Obviously Ferrari owners would love to drive their Italian-made supercars on wet and snowy roads, so the forthcoming GTC4Lusso features not just all-wheel drive but also rear-wheel steering for much improved road grip over the outgoing model FF. This 680-horsepower V12 hatchback also has room for skis in the back.
The return of the DeLorean DMC-12 more than hints at our collective capacity for nostalgia. A new law makes the creation of these 80s icons possible, and in 2017, new replicas of the original DeLorean, made with left over parts, will go on sale. They currently have enough material to build about 300 cars. With the exception of an updated V8 powertrain, the design remains the same.
Created by a team of riders, racers, engineers, & designers, this is the electric bike the motocross crowd has been waiting for. Currently in pre-order status, the Redshift MX & SM (Supermoto) bikes from San Francisco-based Alta Motors boast the parts, features, & specs of modern motocrossers powered by a lightweight, torquey electric motor that will hit 80MPH.
It’s gonna happen. Officially. Jaguar’s 200-MPH F-Type SVR coupe will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show. Few other details are known at this time, but in a month or so, we’ll be looking at the full spec sheet of this high-speed Jag, due to go on sale as a 2017 model.
Reviving the vibe of their mid-engine racers of the 50s & 60s, Porsche is bringing back the 718 with a Boxster & Cayman. Available in a standard and higher-output 350 horsepower S model, the torquey new 718 features a tuned flat 4-cylinder power plant & optional 6-speed manual or automatic tranny.
To celebrate the Blu-ray release of Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond series, Christie’s of London is hosting a charity auction made up entirely of authentic items from the film. The centerpiece of the auction is an Aston Martin DB10 built exclusively for the movie. Never driven, this unmodified 500 horsepower DB10 comes with a signed certificate by actor Daniel Craig.
Turning the F-150 Raptor into even more of a beast was no small feat but that’s what Ford has done for 2017. The new model got a military-grade all aluminum body to shed 500-pounds and it sits on a high strength boxed steel frame. Higher ground clearance, a new 4WD system, 3-inch Fox Racing Shox & a 24-valve, 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine make this big bird badder than ever.