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James Bond Designed This Aston Martin at werd.com

James Bond Designed This Aston Martin

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

Daniel Craig has a cool job. In addition to playing the icon of cool, James Bond in films, the actor moonlights as an exotic car designer. True. He teamed up with his pals at Aston Martin to design the coolest Christmas gift we’ve ever seen, an ultra limited-edition DBS Superleggera with custom features, like the wheels seen in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service & an exclusive blue on blue color scheme. The 715-horsepower V12 is cool, too. Listed as one of Neiman Marcus’ annual “Fantasy Gifts,” only 007 of these supercars will be built.

The Gladiator XMT Could Bring Jeep Back Into the U.S. Military at werd.com

The Gladiator XMT Could Bring Jeep Back Into the U.S. Military

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AM General, the military contractor that developed the original Hummer teamed up with Jeep on the Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck (XMT), a lightweight off-roader that could bring Jeep back to battlefields for America for the first time in 20 years. Depends on how many, if any, the U.S. military orders. Based on the current model Wrangler, the Gladiator pickup features a battle-ready design but few tech specs have been released except for the mil-spec model, there’s a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 under the hood.

BMW Introduces 2 Series Gran Coupe for 2020 at werd.com

BMW Introduces 2 Series Gran Coupe for 2020

Posted in Automotive and Cars

First off, the 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is not a coupe, it’s a four-door. Rivaling Mercedes’ A Class & Audi’s A3, it’s a solid choice in the entry-level luxury category. Larger than Beemer’s other 2 series cars and smaller than the 3 series, the Gran Coupe’s defining feature is its sloping, fastback-ish rear profile.  Available with several options for performance/power, it is every bit the refined, modern BMW inside & out.

Volvo Rolls Out Its First All-Electric: The XC40 Recharge at werd.com

Volvo Rolls Out Its First All-Electric: The XC40 Recharge

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With the ambitious goal of producing only electric vehicles by 2025, Swedish automaker Volvo has just unveiled its first-ever all-electric, the XC40 Recharge SUV. Based on the existing XC40 platform, it is powered by a 78-kWh battery and a pair of electric motors, to produce an impressive 402 HP and 487 lb. ft. of torque, with a range of 200-250 miles. Volvo is also giving Recharge buyers a year of free charging.

The CarAide 3X is a Roadside Emergency Marvel at werd.com

The CarAide 3X is a Roadside Emergency Marvel

With 12-volts & 1000 amps at peak current, the compact CarAIDE 3X packs enough power to jump start over 80% of vehicles—cars, motorbikes, watercrafts, ATVs, UTVs, mowers, yachts, snowmobiles, and more. It also works as a dual USB powerbank and 300-lumen light. There’s also a  compass, thermometer, hook, emergency rope, emergency alarm, window breaker, seat belt cutter, & industrial magnet.

Tarform Electric Motorcycles Wheelie Toward 100% Green Mobility at werd.com

Tarform Electric Motorcycles Wheelie Toward 100% Green Mobility

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

Designed & built in Brooklyn, startup electric bike builder Tarform has created a futuristic urban assault bike with a clean, minimalist design. There are currently few details on performance, power, or specs but the brand is talking about integrating machine learning, AI, and bio-materials into the build. The bikes are currently in pre-order phase with an estimated street date of late 2019.

For 2021, the Chevy Colorado Got a Nose Job at werd.com

For 2021, the Chevy Colorado Got a Nose Job

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The mid-size Chevy Colorado is getting a solid update for 2021, including the high-performance ZR2 and Z71 off-road models. The front-end look is all new, and looks tough! Fresh badging on the grille and the Chevrolet word-mark embossed in the tailgate. The ZR2 and Z71 feature fresh colors, like Sand Dune Metallic, in two dirt-friendly trim levels.

The Bollinger B1 is the All-Electric SUV We’ve Been Waiting For at werd.com

The Bollinger B1 is the All-Electric SUV We’ve Been Waiting For

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Bollinger Motors’ mission to build the world’s first American-made all-electric SUV & pickup is moving steadily toward realization. Newly-released pics of beta versions of their forthcoming model B1 ’ute & quad-cab B2 pickup look promising. Especially for those who agree that even a vintage Rover could be boxier. Both boast 614 horsepower and 668-ft. lb. of torque to handle 5000-pounds of payload while delivering 200 miles of zero-emission range. No truck does that. They mean business too, with 15-inches of clearance & 10-inches of tire travel, they’ll get you off the grid & back. Available for pre-order now.

There’s No Terrain Too Tough for the 2020 Tomcar TX at werd.com

There’s No Terrain Too Tough for the 2020 Tomcar TX

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The 2020 Tomcar TX is an ultra-aggressive off-road side-by-side powered by your choice of a 107 hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a 120 hp electric model or a turbo diesel. This burly 4-seater has 4-wheel independent suspension boasting 13.5 inches of travel. Built on a bombproof proprietary frame, it can carry up to 3000 pounds of cargo through the roughest, toughest terrain you can handle.

Lego & Land Rover Team Up on 2020 Defender Kit at werd.com

Lego & Land Rover Team Up on 2020 Defender Kit

Posted in Automotive and Gear for Men

In creating this kit with Lego, Land Rover went to great lengths to ensure it was as close to the all-new 2020 Defender design as is possible with little plastic bricks. Under the hood, the 6-cylinder is mated to a working, shiftable transmission & 4×4 system. At 2573 pieces, this kit is recommended for experienced builders 16 and over. Even your age. Available worldwide on Oct. 1, 2019.

Indian Celebrates 100 Years of the Scout with 2 New Badass Bikes at werd.com

Indian Celebrates 100 Years of the Scout with 2 New Badass Bikes

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

Lots of new stuff going on with Indian’s 2020 lineup of American-made cruisers. Chief among them, two new Scouts: the 100th Anniversary limited edition Scout & the Scout Bobber 20. The Anniversary bike features a red & gold paint scheme inspired by the 1920 original. The bobber features wire wheels, a floating saddle, bobbed rear fender & blacked-out finishes. Both are powered by the brand’s 100-horsepower V-Twin motor.

The Ramsmobile RM-X2 is an Exotic Hypercar from the Future at werd.com

The Ramsmobile RM-X2 is an Exotic Hypercar from the Future

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The 999-horsepower carbon-body RM-X2 from Belarus-based Ramsmobile is an absolutely ridiculous ride. It’s bulletproof and it floats, so it can be driven on the water with power coming from a jet propulsion system. A futuristic gold-trimmed interior includes features like electronic hookahs and a bio-hazard filtering air purification system. It rides on air-adjust suspension and 24-inch wheels. Multiple motor options are available including GM’s 6.2-liter LT5 V8, the same powerplant used in the Corvette C7 ZR1.

Volkwagen Introduces ID.3, Its First All-Electric Car at werd.com

Volkwagen Introduces ID.3, Its First All-Electric Car

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Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the ID.3 is Volkwagen’s first all-electric car. Designed for mass appeal and similar in looks to the popular Golf hatchback, it is a smart, affordable long-range EV. Available in 3 models, with 45, 58, or 77kWh batteries, they boast a top-end distance range up to 340-miles for the 77kWh. Coming to America mid-2020.

Bentley Revives 1929 Blower Race Car for Limited Production Run at werd.com

Bentley Revives 1929 Blower Race Car for Limited Production Run

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Bentley is firing up the old works to revive a race car it hasn’t built since the 1920s. Nobody knows why but it looks so cool, who cares? The 1929 Blower never even won a  race but again, refer back to the look of this thing. By 3-D scanning every square inch of the car down the last nut & washer, Bentley will then use original molds, period-correct tools & processes to re-produce 12 of these supercharged classics.

Land Rover Unveils Redesigned 2020 Defender at werd.com

Land Rover Unveils Redesigned 2020 Defender

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In the hearts & minds of the most discerning off-road enthusiasts, the iconic Land Rover Defender is the one true standard-bearer. And for 2020, Rover has completely redesigned the boxy little 4X4 for the next generation. It’s hard not to see its FJ-esque or even (gulp) Jeep Renegade looks but, moving on. Power comes from your choice a turbocharged inline-four or 395-horse hybrid 6-cylinder. The 4-door 110 model will be available early 2020, with the 2-door 90 model coming later.

Ferrari Rolls Out a Superfast Convertible: the 812 GTS at werd.com

Ferrari Rolls Out a Superfast Convertible: the 812 GTS

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Ferrari’s all-new & forthcoming 812 GTS is basically the drop-top variant of the brand’s 812 Superfast. Powered by the same naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12, this new open roof roadster cranks out 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful convertible on the market. Top speed: 211MPH. 0-60: sub three seconds. Even though it really should be manual shift, all that power is transferred to the tires through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The Taycan Turbo is the First All-Electric Porsche at werd.com

The Taycan Turbo is the First All-Electric Porsche

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It certainly won’t sound like a Porsche but the release of the all-new Taycan Turbo is a landmark moment for the German automaker. It is the brand’s first all-electric car. With an ultra-efficient 800 volt system, the upgraded Turbo S version of this silent killer cranks out 750 horses, making it one of the most powerful production Porsches. The 800 volt system also allows it to re-charge up to 80% in under 23 minutes with a full-charge driving range of 280 miles. Hitting 161 MPH with zero emissions—pretty darn cool.

The Fastest Lamborghini Ever is a Hybrid at werd.com

The Fastest Lamborghini Ever is a Hybrid

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The introduction of the all-new Sian marks a historic moment in automotive history. Not only is it the fastest, most powerful Lamborghini ever produced, it is the brand’s first electrified production car. In addition to the 6.5-liter V12 mega-motor, the Sian has an integrated 48-volt hybrid system which brings the car’s output up to an eye-watering 819 horsepower. All that go is directed to the tires through an automatic 7 speed gearbox. The Sian goes 0-62 in 2.8 and top speed (with governor) maxes out at 217. Only 63 will be produced.