With the release of the Cayman GT4 RS, Porsche unveils its highest performance 718 series car ever. So far, we’ve seen only the official Nürburgring lap time of 7:09.3 and the leaked images, which suggest the forthcoming Cayman will be powered by a flat-six pushing more than 500 horsepower. Enhanced aerodynamics in the front splitter & exit venting mark it as a serious track-ready ride.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Maybach, Mercedes-Maybach created the limited S680 Edition 100. This super sedan is powered by a twin-turbo V12 that pumps out 600+ horsepower through all 4 wheels. In contrast to the classic petrol powertrain, the S680’s interior is very futuristic; oversized touchscreens, white perfed leather, and MM branding throughout. If the big chrome Maybach badges don’t make its lineage obvious, the 2-tone paint surely will: Cirrus Silver and Nautical Blue. Available 2022.
Paying homage to its iconic Skyline heritage, the 2021 Nissan GT-R T-Spec is a true track-ready performer boasting 565 horsepower output via its twin-turbo R38DETT engine. The limited model also gets wider fender flares, a carbon-fiber rear spoiler, blacked-out hood ducts, and gold-colored forged aluminum wheels. If you’re ready for the thrill of right-hand drive drift, it’s a sweet import.
The hand-built Britishness of Morgan is the whole appeal of their classic roadsters. With the launch of their all-new Plus Four CX-T, they’re taking that legacy off-road. But not with 4-wheel drive or a big suspension lift. They gave it some low-key coil overs, doubled the clearance to 9-inches & put a BMW 4-banger under the bonnet. It retains its rigid drive feel and very lightweight build, ensuring it will absolutely rip down those side-roads and dirt detours.
Marc Gemballa, whose father led the renowned Porsche performance house Gemballa, has been busy building his own custom rides. His debut creation is the Martien. This adventure-sport variant of the 911 boasts 750-horsepower & big knobby tires for slinging gravel while the sculpted lines of the body kit make it look like a factory car.
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There are options aplenty if you want to drive a 2022 Porsche 911 GTS. The latest 992-generation GTS coupe & convertible will be available in both rear-wheel and AWD configurations as well as an AWD Targa variant. Powered by a twin-turbo 3-liter flat-six, it outputs 437-horsepower through either an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic or a 7-speed manual transmission. All models are available for order now to be delivered in the early months of ’22.
First launched back in the 1970s to create factory customs for an exclusive clientele, Porsche’s Sonderwuncsh Program has been revived for today with more options & offerings than ever. The “Special Wishes” program will include new exterior wrap options, individual starting numbers, prints on the floor mats, illumination options & a new range of performance components called Tequipment.
The 2022 McLaren Artura has a lot going on. It’s the first from the British supercar maker to showcase a new 577 horsepower V-6 and it’s their first plug-in hybrid model, debuting their new MCLA architecture for future electric models. The high-rev aluminum V6 combined with a 94 horsepower electric motor located within the transmission produces numbers like this: 0-60 3.0 seconds flat, up to 124 mph in 8.3 seconds and upward to 186 mph in 21.5 seconds.
With the debut of the all-new GT3, Porsche continues the legacy of its beloved 911/992 based street-legal track car. Powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat six Boxer engine, it is offered in both a 6-speed stick or PDK shifting & a tach that redlines at 9K. The new GT3 boasts a largely carbon-fiber wide body design, a racy rear spoiler, and a new roll cage design. So yeah, track-ready right out of the wrapper.
Among the global cult of the retro-mod Land Rover, the name Drew Bowler is synonymous with the best & baddest. Now operating within the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team, Bowler’s custom builds are highly coveted exotic rides. But here’s your chance: Seven of these rare rigs are coming to auction with RM Sotheby’s in Paris on February 13.
For 2021, Bentley’s family-friendly Bentayga turned a little bit green. The forthcoming Bentayga Hybrid combines a V-6 gas engine and an 126-horse electric motor to produce 443 total horsepower. Official specs on efficiency and range are not yet known but don’t expect it to be a record breaker. Luxury & technology however, are exactly as expected.
Back in the 1980s the nonstop villain-chasing, car-exploding action of the A-Team made them true icons of American broadcast TV. Some 40 years later, one of their original vans is up for auction. It is one of 6 officially licensed Universal Studios A-Team promotional vehicles; a 1979 GMC loaded with original details. While this particular one was not seen in the series, it was used to promote the show from 1983 to 1987. It will be offered at no reserve.
After years in development, Ferrari’s all-new 2021 SF90 Spider has finally arrived. Powered by a 986-horsepower hybrid drivetrain comprised of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 & three electric motors, it is truly a super car, capable of 211MPH & 0-62 in 2.5 seconds. The fact that it also goes topless is another bonus. The top can open and close at speeds up to 30mph.
With a projected price tag edging up near the million-dollar mark, the forthcoming and continually-teased Aston Martin V12 Speedster is still in the prototype stages but so far, we like what we see. With styling cues that pay homage to Aston Martin’s racing legacy—particularly the DB3S and DBR1, the new 2-seater coupe will be powered by a 700 horsepower twin-turbo 12-cylinder that boasts a top speed of 186 MPH. Its official debut is slated for some time in early 2021.
The launch of the Maserati MC20 marks a new era in the legacy of the iconic Italian carmaker. The mid-engine, 610-horsepower coupe is a track-inspired supercar taking direct aim at McLaren & Lamborghini. Its tech-driven interior, with dual 10-inch displays & full-time Maserati Connect wi-fi & navigation, does a great job of hiding just how viciously fast this thing is.
This is major. Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker Lucid officially unveiled its first production model, a fast-charging 1080-horsepower luxury sedan with a range of 500 miles. 0-60 in 2.5, top speed: 168. Three trim options will be available when it drops in 2021, including the Dream Edition which offers executive-level luxe in the most efficient EV on the market.
Designed by renowned Austrian customizer Blechmann for BMW Motorrad, this custom R18 merges classic racing motifs, premium materials, and modern performance. The front fairing is unmistakable, setting off a wide, low and muscular build from its recessed LED headlight array to the tone of its sweeping chrome straight pipes. One of one.
It’s been nearly 50 years since a new car bearing the Iso nameplate rolled off the assembly line. That changes in 2021 with the IsoRivolta GTZ, a retro-inspired coupe produced through a partnership between Italian bespoke automaker Zagato & Iso. In its sleek, sculptural lines, the Italian design language is evident—a tribute to the IsoRivolta A3 from 1963. Under the hood, though, it’s all American; powered by a 6.8-liter V8 Chevy—the same drivetrain as the Corvette Z06. Only 19 of these rare multicultural beauties will be made.
With the unveiling of the 2021 Ghibli Hybrid, Maserati is casually breezing into the electric vehicle space. The luxury full-size 4-door sedan features a 48-volt hybrid system driven by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric supercharger. The output: 325 horsepower and impressive top speeds north of 150MPH. The car won’t be coming to the United States in 2021 but we suspect that could change.
Created from the ground-up in homage to the original off-road adventure-mobile, the iconic Land Rover Defender, Ineos’ forthcoming Grenadier SUV is designed to perform in the world’s harshest environments—a hardworking, utilitarian 4X4 & decidedly un-luxurious. African safari-tough yet modern. Created through an engineering partnership with Magna Steyr, the Grenadier’s full specs and build sheet are still under wraps. Due for release late 2021.