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The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is Coming To America at werd.com

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is Coming To America

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For model year 2020, the United States is finally allowing Audi to bring their heretofore Europe-only RS6 Avant wagon to our shores. This fully updated 591-horse super wagon is powered by a twin-turbo V8 which delivers some pretty sick numbers: 0 to 60 in 3.6, top speed of 190+ w/optional Dynamic Package Plus. The RS body is wider overall by 1.6” than the standard A6, plus features adjustable sport suspension, a racy exhaust system, and that sinister RS body kit.

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes at werd.com

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

Motorcycle ridership in the USA is dying fast. Rather than prep for the funeral, Harley Davidson is taking a longview, building electric bikes for kids, who they hope will become the next generation of motorcyclists. To that end they’ve created two new kids push bikes, the Iron E12 for riders age 3-5 & the Iron E16, for riders age 5-7. They have no pedals but instead feature electric hub motors that allow for speeds up to 11MPH which can be set & adjusted by parents. Battery run-times: 30-60 minutes.

Patriot Campers Rolls Out Retro Land Cruiser & Camper Combo at werd.com

Patriot Campers Rolls Out Retro Land Cruiser & Camper Combo

Posted in Automotive and Trailers and Trucks

Australia’s Patriot Campers are built for fun and function in the harshest environments—loaded with smart features & overbuilt to be bomber. Their newest model is the the X1N & to properly launch this off-road camper/hauler, they rolled it out behind a retro-inspired Land Cruiser variant. Literally dripping with period-correct 70s-era styling, the Desert Ops LC79 Supertourer is the ideal beast for towing this Outback-ready camper anywhere you want to take it.

The Rogue Ripper is the Ultimate Mini ATV/Scooter at werd.com

The Rogue Ripper is the Ultimate Mini ATV/Scooter

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Powered by small, efficient Honda motors—like the ones used in mowers & generators—the Ripper ATV is a more compact & lightweight vehicle that’s easier to use, quieter, and leaves a smaller footprint. With models dialed for hauling, hunting, & camping, you can get into tight, remote spots, haul cargo conveniently, or simply cruise the campground in style. Made in America.

Porsche Unveils Powerful 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid at werd.com

Porsche Unveils Powerful 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

Posted in Automotive and Cars and Exotic

The forthcoming 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid will be Porsche’s most-powerful SUV yet, boasting 670hp and 663 lb-ft of torque. Power output is split between the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and a 100kW electric motor & managed by an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Top speed is an electronically limited 183mph with a snappy zero-to-60 time of 3.6.

The Puritalia Berlinetta Puts Cool & Hybrid in the Same Sentence at werd.com

The Puritalia Berlinetta Puts Cool & Hybrid in the Same Sentence

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

Combining a powerful V8 and an advanced electric powertrain, the Puritalia Berlinetta is a straight-up beast of a hybrid. With body lines and design language that appears to draw on all the big Euro car brands, this 965-horsepower carbon body supercar offers 4 driving modes, a nappa leather interior, and intuitive controls with a 10-inch central touch screen. Only 150 will be made.

Triumph Introduces Rocket 3R & Rocket 3R GT at werd.com

Triumph Introduces Rocket 3R & Rocket 3R GT

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They teased us with the limited-edition Rocket 3 TFC back in January but now Triumph’s much-anticipated Rocket 3R is officially out. Along with a GT variant. One word: mean. The 2.5L three-cylinder engine cranks out 164.7 horsepower and163 lb-ft of peel-you-off-the-back torque. This big boy is made slightly lighter by its all-new aluminum chassis & premium features like ABS, navigation, & hill-start assist smooth out the ride.

Lotus Eviya: A 2000-Horsepower Electric Hypercar at werd.com

Lotus Eviya: A 2000-Horsepower Electric Hypercar

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

British supercar maker Lotus has officially taken the lead with the world’s most powerful production car. The forthcoming Eviya makes 2000 horsepower. What that number means & actually feels like is something few can fathom. Bottomless torque & instantaneous, face-contorting speed. Over 200mph easy. Its 70 kWh of on-board energy delivers a 250-mile range. And it recharges to full in just 18 minutes with the world’s fastest charging system. Definite contender for coolest electric yet.

Hennessey’s Goliath 6X6 is a 450-Horse Off-Road Monster at werd.com

Hennessey’s Goliath 6X6 is a 450-Horse Off-Road Monster

Posted in Automotive and Trucks

In the race to be biggest & baddest, Hennessey just upped the ante with the introduction of the Goliath 6X6. Limited to 24 units, this 6-wheel monstrosity is based on the 2019/2020 Chevrolet Silverado and churns out a mud-spraying & speedboat-towing 450 horsepower. It got an 8-inch lift, sits on 20-inch wheels, and shines with a raft of top-end off-road mods.

Curtiss Motorcycles Introduces 200+ Horsepower Hades E-Bike at werd.com

Curtiss Motorcycles Introduces 200+ Horsepower Hades E-Bike

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Curtiss builds bikes that are more like rolling art or sci-fi movie rides than normal motorcycles. But make no mistake, they really move. The Hades is their latest creation; a futuristic e-bike that cranks out a whopping 217 hp. The goal was to give each part as many functions as possible for a sophisticated but visually minimalist design. Rolling out in 2020.

Aston Martin Introduces Limited Edition DBS GT Zagato Coupe at werd.com

Aston Martin Introduces Limited Edition DBS GT Zagato Coupe

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

The only way to put yourself behind the wheel of Aston Martin’s new DBS GT Zagato is to drop a mellow $7.5 million, which gets you both the new twin-turbo V12 powered Coupe plus another dream car, the retro DB4 GT Zagato—which is the other half of the DBZ Centenary Collection which connects Aston’s timeless design language from past to present. Only 19 will be made, highlighted by dramatic body lines, luxurious finishes & utterly ridiculous power & performance.

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric at werd.com

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric

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It’s hard to picture this thing actually rolling down the road but the Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Radial is a functioning—and super-fast—motorbike powered by an electric motor designed in a cool “V8” configuration. The look of the “engine” is actually 8 cylindrical batteries that make up the “V” formation. The YASA P400 R Series electric motor produces 217 horsepower and 147 lb. ft. of torque. If those numbers don’t mean much to you, we’ll translate: it’s scary fast.

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric at werd.com

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is All-Electric

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Drivers on the hunt for an electric vehicle will soon have another solid option. The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is Mini’s first-ever production electric car. With its 181-hp electric motor, it retains the fun “go kart-like” handling Mini is known for while boasting a 168-mile range. A DC Fast charger allows it to recharge to 80% in just 35 minutes. For even more efficiency, it also features regenerative braking—another first for Mini.

Get Twisted & Get Into the Land Rover of Your Dreams at werd.com

Get Twisted & Get Into the Land Rover of Your Dreams

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Yorkshire, England-based Twisted Auto is a custom garage that builds the Land Rover Defenders we all dream about. They offer head-turning remakes of all the classic models—carefully vetted donor vehicles that are meticulously restored and modernized. Choose from their rotating stock of available vehicles or have them make you one to order with all the upgrades & off-road performance modifications you want.

BMW Unveils 2020 X6 Crossover at werd.com

BMW Unveils 2020 X6 Crossover

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Blending cues from the new 8 series models and its older brother the X5, BMW’s 2020 X6 is slightly wider and lower than it’s predecessor and will be available with 2 motor configurations: a turbocharged 335-hp 3.0-liter 6 in the X6 sDrive40i and xDrive40i models & the M option features a 523-hp 4.4-liter twin turbo V-8. Optional  Dynamic Handling & Off-Road Packages give enthusiastic drivers more control & response behind the wheel of this premium mid-size crossover.

Dodge Introduces 2020 SRT Charger Widebody at werd.com

Dodge Introduces 2020 SRT Charger Widebody

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For 2020, Dodge is adding an SRT Widebody variant to the Charger lineup—like they did with the Challenger for 2018. By adding new front and rear fascias with integrated fender flares, they were able to add 3.5 inches of width to the supercharged Hellcat V8 sedan. With 707 horses & 650 ft. Lb of torque, it certainly has the power to match this more swole-up physique.

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster at werd.com

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster

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The latest piece of futuristic 2-wheeled tech out of BMW’s Motorrad division is the Vision DC Roadster concept. It’s a shaft-drive plug-in that if you squint hard enough almost looks like a gas-powered Beemer bike. There’s little out yet in the way of stats: range, speed, cost, or when it might come to market but based purely on looks, we’ll say the Vision DC looks pretty visionary.

Lightyear One is a Solar-Assist Electric with a 450-Mile Range at werd.com

Lightyear One is a Solar-Assist Electric with a 450-Mile Range

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The Lightyear One is a promising prototype from the engineers & solar-power scientists at Lightyear. Due to hit the streets as soon as 2021, it’s a plug-in electric that boasts 450-miles of range & features integrated solar panels all over the body. The car is powered by a 4-pack of electric motors & goes from 0-62 in 10 seconds. The solar panels can supply the car with up to 12km of range per hour—which is sweet progress—as these solar cells are up to 20% more efficient than the standard. Pre-order for the first 500 cars is open now.

Bowlus Rolls Out the Ultimate Chrome-Dipped Glamping Trailer at werd.com

Bowlus Rolls Out the Ultimate Chrome-Dipped Glamping Trailer

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The Bowlus Road Chief “Endless Highways” edition is the ultimate luxury aluminum travel trailer, merging classic good looks with the latest technologies & unrivaled luxury. This 26-foot chrome torpedo sleeps 4 & dines 4, features a hotel style shower, separate toilet room, & a modern galley kitchen. Bowlus offers multiple interior finish options as well as 100% custom build-outs.