30 hours. That’s all the time it takes to build your own wooden sailboat with this DIY kit. Instead of watching 4 more seasons of (insert cable series) you can become the first boatbuilder of the family. A craftsman. A family legend. This kit includes everything you need from top to bottom, bow to stern.
With its 5.7-liter Hemi V8, the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is one big, bad truck. And in this new Black Empress Edition you can get that murdered-out, triple-black stealth look right off the dealer lot. It’s de-badged, sitting on 20-inch rims, and boasts a towing capacity of nearly 10,000 lbs.
We’re in the midst of a custom motorcycle renaissance and that garage-born movement is captured in this new hardcover featuring pioneer builders like Walt Siegl, Wrenchmonkees, Deus ex Machina, Shinya Kimura and more as well as images guaranteed to make you drool. Brought to you by our friend Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF.
If you saw the 1977 James Bond classic, The Spy Who Loved Me, you know that his white Lotus Esprit “submarine car” stole the show. And what’s truly crazy about this unbelievable Bond vehicle, is that it was actually a fully functional submarine built by a company called Perry Oceanographic. And now, this crazy sub-car is headed for auction. We’re guessing somewhere in the millions. There are less expensive ownership options for the rest of us. Here and here.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 looks fast and sporty but “modestly priced?”, not really. Actually it is, considering the heat this thing is packing: a turbocharged 360-horse 4-cylinder engine & full AMG treatments including a rear spoiler, graphite grey side stripes, matte black 19-inch wheels, & a black leather interior with red contrast stitching topped off by a pair of ARTICO/DINAMICA sport seats.
Hard to believe but it’s true. This is a Sportster. Yes, a dual-sport Sporty. Master Engineer and bike perv Jim Carducci went to great lengths to build a viable on/offroad bike around the HD powerplant, designing the bike from the ground up using CAD and building the necessary parts by hand. He has now teamed up with San Jose Harley-Davidson to build more of the SC-3 bikes for like-minded riders who will no doubt be frothing for a bike like this. via
With the unveiling of the 2014 Mazda 3, the Japanese automaker proves yet again that sensible, affordable cars don’t have to be ugly or boring. The new 3 is neither. It’s lower & wider than its outgoing predecessor and comes with 2 SkyActiv engine options: a 155Hp 2-liter, and a 185 HP model. Both offer a 6-speed tranny in either automatic or manual shift. Sticker prices & MPG estimates have yet to be announced.
Not sure about yours, but our personal jet is just too damn slow. That’s why we’re stoked about the development of Saker’s military-inspired S-1 jet. Pushing max speeds of nearly Mach One, S-1 will get you there quicker. Designed for steep climbs and short runways, this luxury 2-seat aircraft will also get you in & out of tight spots, like your private island or secret mansion in the mountains with ease. via
The 2014 Vanquish Volante is every bit the supercar as its hardtop twin brother: a 5.9-liter V12 engine with 565 horsepower, carbon-fiber body panels… But this one just happens to go topless. And who doesn’t like to see a top come off in the summer heat? Unfortunately, you won’t see it this summer. The Volanté goes on sale early next year.
What comes after 3 and before 5? That’s right, 4. BMW has just unveiled their new 4 Series coupe, successor to the much lauded 3 Series coupe. It will be available with three turbocharged engine options and 5 or 6 different trim & performance packages. In addition, it is wider, longer, and lower than the 3 Series coupe it will soon replace.