Created by a team of riders, racers, engineers, & designers, this is the electric bike the motocross crowd has been waiting for. Currently in pre-order status, the Redshift MX & SM (Supermoto) bikes from San Francisco-based Alta Motors boast the parts, features, & specs of modern motocrossers powered by a lightweight, torquey electric motor that will hit 80MPH.
It’s gonna happen. Officially. Jaguar’s 200-MPH F-Type SVR coupe will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show. Few other details are known at this time, but in a month or so, we’ll be looking at the full spec sheet of this high-speed Jag, due to go on sale as a 2017 model.
Reviving the vibe of their mid-engine racers of the 50s & 60s, Porsche is bringing back the 718 with a Boxster & Cayman. Available in a standard and higher-output 350 horsepower S model, the torquey new 718 features a tuned flat 4-cylinder power plant & optional 6-speed manual or automatic tranny.
To celebrate the Blu-ray release of Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond series, Christie’s of London is hosting a charity auction made up entirely of authentic items from the film. The centerpiece of the auction is an Aston Martin DB10 built exclusively for the movie. Never driven, this unmodified 500 horsepower DB10 comes with a signed certificate by actor Daniel Craig.
Turning the F-150 Raptor into even more of a beast was no small feat but that’s what Ford has done for 2017. The new model got a military-grade all aluminum body to shed 500-pounds and it sits on a high strength boxed steel frame. Higher ground clearance, a new 4WD system, 3-inch Fox Racing Shox & a 24-valve, 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine make this big bird badder than ever.
Probably the biggest highlight from the 2016 CES nerd circus was the EHang 184 human-size drone, the world’s first electric autonomous aerial vehicle. The 8-rotor drone can carry 1 person up to 220-pounds on 23-minute flights at speeds up to 62MPH. With no controls or steering in the cockpit but instead a tablet that handles all aspects of takeoff, travel, & landing.
Delivering new levels of luxury and a bunch of semi-autonomous driving technologies, like drive pilot assistance to keep you in your lane & evasive steering assist to safely correct a swerve, plus a range of MB’s most efficient engines ever, the 2017 E-Class is bringing S-class excellence to their popular mid-size sedan.
The 1977 Pontiac Trans Am from the movie “Smokey and the Bandit” is coming up for auction. This iconic car, piloted by (and now autographed by) Burt Reynolds got a frame-off restoration and is PHS-documented with matching-numbers. It is also certified by Universal Studios. As Bandit Darville said, this car will make it look like the Smokey’s are “running in slow motion.”
Based on Embraer’s state-of-the-art Flagship Lineage 1000E jet, The Skyacht One is exactly that: A yacht for the sky. It features a luxuriously appointed interior with a galley, main cabin dining area, fine furnishings & flatscreens plus a master suite with a bath & shower.
Modena, Italy is exporting more than premium olive oil these days. The city’s Motor Valley is also turning out some of the world’s best electric motorcycles. The EVA Streetfighter is the second production bike from Energica Motors. Aggressive, Italian styling is evident but power comes from a quiet, 95 hp (71 kW) electric motor that gives the EVA a top speed of 124MPH with varying performance options in 4 different drive modes.