Since the British Morgan Plus 8 was introduced back in the late 60s, it has garnered a cult-like following, especially in the U.S. The main reason, it’s a little, lightweight car with a big, bad V8. Kind of a ’roided-up go kart. The new Plus 8 Speedster is the latest variant, packed with a 367 hp, 4.8-liter BMW V8 engine feeding into a 6-speed manual or ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox. With a top speed of 148MPH and custom interior & performance options galore, this classic coupe continues Morgan’s tradition of blending old school style with modern performance.
Wheels on an off-road vehicle are like beers. Two more can never hurt. That’s definitely why Can-Am has turned their Outlander ATV into a 6-wheeler. The addition of another rear axle looks cool & gives the Outlander 700-lbs. of cargo capacity in the bed, which also offers tilt-assist for dumping your load.
California’s Rezvani Motors builds bespoke supercars for use on the road or the track. The Beast is their latest creation. This low, wide 2-seater features a carbon fiber body and will be available this summer with your choice of a 315 or 500 horsepower engine.
The Trident Iceni is British. It’s the world’s fastest and most fuel-efficient diesel sports car. 395 horsepower, 700 pound-feet of torque and a top speed of 190 MPH. And with the optional Trackpack performance upgrade, the Iceni is even more powerful than a Corvette Z06. It will run for 2000 miles on a single tank of diesel. Or BioDiesel. It will be available in the U.S. early 2015.
This is no Mini Winnie, the UEV-440 is a camper built like a war wagon: think river crossings and jungle bushwacking. Bombproof. It’s also luxurious, featuring AC, kitchen, a DVD player, and hot showers powered by a diesel hot water system.
Designed like a classic teardrop camper, these new convertible campers from Canada’s Safari Condo company feature the low, compact dimensions that makes towing a teardrop easier but once parked, they pop-up. The added vertical space is made of windows that bring in light while keeping it light enough for car towing. Two models are available.
While many custom bike builders move toward brand expansion via $500 jeans and hair pomade, Deus Ex Machina is actually still building bikes. This highly modified CRF450X started its life as a dull dirt bike but as you can see, the Deus dudes in their Venice, CA shop turned it into a tidy little café machine.
The Dodge muscle cars of the early 70s broke the mold by offering deadly amounts of power and performance technology taken directly from racing. And the 2015 Challenger is keeping that legacy alive. Unveiled at the New York Auto Show, it’s packing a 6.4-liter, 485-horse HEMI V8, with track-ready paddle shifting and the classic Shaker hood.
Despite all the shiny, snorkel-equipped SUVs you see on the freeways, surprisingly few ever even get dirty, let alone cross a body of water larger than a puddle. That’s not the case with this amphibious 4X4 from Dutch off-roaders Amfibious Transport. This waterhog is built for performance on land as well as water built around the proven Toyota Land Cruiser body & motor. It drives just like you’d expect on land but cruises along steadily at 8-MPH on the water, no matter how deep it gets.
Build after new build, Copenhagen’s Wrenchmonkee garage continues to push custom bike design blending fresh ideas with classic looks. Their latest is an ’05 Triumph Thruxton turned scrambler that features a mix of vintage parts, Italian hardware, & ridiculous attention to detail. via