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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain at werd.com

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

Posted in Cars and Rides

Is it a wagon revival? Audi’s got their Allroad, Volvo just rolled out their V90 Cross Country & now this. Mercedes might just pull into the lead with the new E-Class All-Terrain. It is a top-of-the-line luxury wagon with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an adjustable suspension system called Air Body Control to optimize ground clearance;  it’s built for cruising through snow and off the beaten path. Protective wheel well flares keep dirt and dings off the paint and the front end borrows styling from their SUV line. Two diesel engine options are on offer, both with the nine-speed 9G-Tronic transmission.

Letvision Letrons Full-size Transformers at werd.com

Letvision Letrons Full-size Transformers

Posted in Exotic and Rides

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.

Karma Revero at werd.com

Karma Revero

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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.

Airstream Basecamp at werd.com

Airstream Basecamp

Posted in Rides and Trailers

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.

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid at werd.com

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Posted in Cars and Rides

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.

The Dark Knight’s Batpod up for Auction at werd.com

The Dark Knight’s Batpod up for Auction

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

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.

Deus Ex Machina Ago TT at werd.com

Deus Ex Machina Ago TT

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

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.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R at werd.com

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R

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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.

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster at werd.com

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster

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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.

Automatic Pro at werd.com

Automatic Pro

Posted in Gear and Rides

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.

2017 Can-am Maverick X3 at werd.com

2017 Can-am Maverick X3

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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.

Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress at werd.com

Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

The bold Italian styling of the just-unveiled Moto Guzzi MGX-21 sets it clearly apart from retro-inspired cruisers Harley, Indian, & Victory are known for. This new Guzzi bagger is based on the brand’s long-standing 1400 cc California cruiser & features generous use of carbon fiber—fairing, panniers, fenders, even the front wheel. Red cylinder heads and Brembo brakes contrast the matte, all-black paint scheme.

Outside Van at werd.com

Outside Van

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You may have time for weekend roadtrips but who has months to spend struggling through a DIY conversion to get your adventure-mobile off-road ready? Oregon-based Outside Van has you covered. They offer a range of customization packages for Mercedes/Dodge Sprinters. Options run from basic to bananas, including power, off-road, lighting, solar, camping, heating/cooling and seating systems.

Unit Garage sKrambler Kits at werd.com

Unit Garage sKrambler Kits

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

The 80s-era BMW K100 is a fairly unexciting dad-bike built for reliable road cruising. But, now that it’s reached middle age, it’s becoming a popular, affordable custom platform. Italy’s Unit Garage is now offering garage-build kits that convert the K100 into a classic 70s style scrambler, with a high-exit 4-into-1 exhaust, a shortened seat assembly, bobbed fenders, moto bars, Dakar-style graphics and more. via