Apparently, this is real. Letvision is a Turkish R&D startup in the business of making real Transformers. As in, Optimus Prime. They take 3-series BMWs and build full-size, fully animatronic bots that quickly transform from car to character with a wireless remote control. They have moving arms and hands, dynamic eyes, and the ability to speak.
The luxury sports car maker Fisker has re-emerged after a few tumultuous years of reorganization. Now Chinese-owned & re-branded as Karma, the company is releasing their flagship Revero in 2017. It’s an updated version of the original Fisker Karma that features a refresh on the grill & is powered by a 260-horse turbocharged GM-built 4. Inside the dash an infotainment system has been totally re-designed & includes integrated CarPlay.
The smallest of Airstream’s line of classic travel trailers, the re-designed Basecamp is light enough to tow with a mid-size SUV but packs everything you need for a road-bound adventure. It features a bathroom with a shower, a kitchen with stove & fridge, dining table, and a comfortable bed for 2. There are 8 windows & skylights plus a built-in sound system as well as a heating system that heats water & the cabin.
The Panamera was re-designed in 2017 to be lower, wider, and visually more Porsche-like. The next model on deck, the 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid adds plug-in e-fficiency to the mix. It’s powered by a 330-horse twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 with a top speed of 172MPH. In full electric mode it delivers 136 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
When Joker blasted Batman’s Tumbler with an RPG in The Dark Knight, the Batpod auxiliary escape vehicle emerged from the wreckage. Now the actual Batpod used in the movie is going up for auction. Of course the cannons don’t work but everything else does. Built by the film’s special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, it features a completely custom chassis and is powered by a 750-cc Honda motor. Is it road legal? Does that even matter? Available September 27.
Named for 10-time Isle Of Man TT champ Giacomo Agostini, this new track-only bike from Deus is based off an MV Agusta Brutal 800rr and loaded with race-specific custom components including an aluminum fuel tank, tubular subframe, Beringer hand controls, and a custom Öhlins rear shock. Sure looks fun.
Designed as a track car you can buy off the showroom floor, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R sits at the top of the food chain for Benz performance. Powered by a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine that puts out 577hp with a top speed of 198 MPH, it features an all-new 9-mode in-dash traction control system and 4-wheel steering. The exclusive new color is called AMG Green Hell Magno.
To honor the 100th anniversary of Ferrucio Lamborghini’s birth, the Italian carmaker created the Centenario Roadster, a roofless variant of the V12 Coupé with a carbon-fiber monobody profile, 4-wheel steering, and a top speed of more than 217 MPH. Sadly I couldn’t post this fast enough. It’s already sold out.
The Automatic Pro plugs into your car’s OBD-II port & provides car info like distance traveled, gas used, and more. It also offers notifications on how to optimize speed, save gas, and monitor engine alerts. In the event of an accident, it can alert emergency services with real-time location tracking. By using it’s 3G cellular connectivity, it requires no phone to function and is also fee-free.
With the release of the Maverick X3, Can-Am is launching a serious takeover bid in the world of high-performance off-road Side-by-Side vehicles. It’s got an aggressive 72” wide body style boasting 15-inches of clearance & an air-worthy 24-inches of suspension travel and is powered by a turbocharged 154-horse Rotax engine.