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.
After the death of Buell Motorcycles in 2009, the crew at Magpul Motorworks began a project to reinvent the abandoned 1125R and 1125CRs, Buell’s last bikes. Their reinvented custom machine features a wild, new linkage fork front-end, cockpit set-up, exhaust & tail section in a limited run of just 47 bikes.
VW is unveiling their XL Sport concept next week at the Paris Motor Show, a fuel-sipping Audi A8 look-alike with butterfly doors that’s powered by an 1199-cc Ducati Superleggera V-twin. Its top speed of 168MPH with just 200 horsepower is achieved through ultra-streamlined aerodynamics. A .258 drag coefficient actually makes this the most aerodynamic sports car in the world.
Lamborghini’s Asterion Hybrid Concept car is being unveiled this week at the Paris Motor show. The mid-engine gasoline hybrid sports a 5.2-liter V10 capable of speeds near 200MPH. If it actually reaches production, this will be a nice alternative to the Prius.
With its hand-built carbon fiber body and a V12 powerplant, the new Lagonda sedan from Aston Martin is both light and powerful, reaching speeds over 175MPH. The interior features wall-to-wall premium hand-stitched leather. The first deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2015.
Despite the versatility of a scrambler-style bike, there are very few factory-built scramblers on the market but soon there will be another. This week at the Intermoto expo in Cologne, Ducati unveils its new 803-cc Scrambler in 4 different trims, ranging from the 70s-inspired Classic edition to the dirt-craving Urban Enduro edition. Starting at $8595, the new Scrambler is the lowest priced bike in the Ducati lineup.
The TT coupe has always been Audi’s most unisex car. But as the design has evolved it continues to look more like a man’s car. S versions of the 2-seater make it feel like one, too. For 2015, Audi is releasing 2 models. The standard TT is a 230-horse hardtop and the TTS Roadster is a 310-horse soft-top.
Roland Sands Design took a sparkling new 2014 Indian Chieftain and completely desconstructed the 800 pound beast to create a nimble 1930s race-inspired board tracker. This meant building everything but the engine from scratch: a new frame with a single-sided rigid rear-end, new hand-built titanium exhaust, gas tank, & springer front-end, electrical overhaul, etc.
If you want a one-off custom Harley, here’s another compelling reason to choose Taiwan-based Rough Crafts for your build. What was once a stock Dyna Street Bob is now called Urban Cavalry. On top of loads of performance mods, the RC crew gave this bike a new front-end, a handmade tail section, a titanium 2-into-1 exhaust and more. via