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.
With an updated design inspired by the all-new Wagoneer, the forthcoming 2021 Grand Cherokee L, is a more luxurious 3-row SUV. It will be available with 3 powertrain options & later in the year, a variant offering 2-row seating. LED lighting, oversized wheels and upgraded interior details mark the L as a more refined yet off-road capable ride truly worthy of the Jeep nameplate.
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.
Snow is falling all across the map, which means the electric bikes are getting parked. Unless you’ve got a Moonbike Stardust, the snow-ready electric bike that will have you ripping through the powder at up to 28MPH. It features a front ski and a snowmobile style track in the rear, and delivers up to 22-miles of range on and off-road.
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Emerging from 2020 lighter & more powerful is an impressive feat but Ducati’s legendary Monster has done it. The aluminum trellis frame of the 2021 Ducati Monster holds a more powerful version of the 937-cc Testastretta 11° twin; upgraded to output 111 horses with inspiring levels of torque, all while shaving 40-pounds off the weight. Insane, actually.
With the launch of the 2021 Tremor Edition, Ford is offering yet another new factory package in the F-150 lineup. This one is all about off-road upgrades but doesn’t go full Raptor. Powered by a 3.5-liter V6, the Tremor includes beefed-up suspension and shocks to give it a stance that’s an inch wider than stock plus there’s a bash plate underneath. Equipped with standard 4WD, it rides on 33-inch AT tires mounted on matte-finish 18s. The interior upgrades are pretty slick too.
California-based Zero Labs has developed the world’s first complete electric platform made for transforming classic gas-powered vehicles into clean energy heroes. The platform equips your ride with upgraded modern performance: 600 horsepower, 235-mile range, 2030 global emission mandate-ready, & they’re 250% more efficient than other e-crate swap kits. They offer platforms for various vehicles in the 1947-1975 range, including Land Rover & Bronco.
Blowing past Ford’s own originally projected performance numbers, the forthcoming 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT makes 480-horsepower & 600 lb-ft of torque. That’s good for 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and certainly worthy of the GT designation. The range on a full charge is a respectable 250 miles. Details like Brembo brakes, blacked-out 20s, & a carbonized black grill add a little extra sauce.
For 2021, Honda’s most enduring adventure bike, the iconic Africa Twin offers the proven performance of the CRF1100L motor and is very much the full-size, all-terrain global traveler but a lighter, leaner chassis & slim rally-style cockpit balance out its on & off-road versatility. For ’21 it’s offered in the tri-color paint scheme of the OG Africa Twin, which took four consecutive victories in the 1980s Paris-Dakar.
Powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi engine that pumps out 470 horsepower & 470 pound-feet of torque, Jeep’s 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 marks the return of the V8 Wrangler. One that tears from 0 to 60 in 4.5 and sounds like a beast with its throaty dual-mode exhaust. Available only in four-door & finished in Unlimited trim, it offers full-time Selec-Trac 4WD & an 8-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for this desert-ready rig has not been released but being the most powerful Wrangler yet, it’s sure to be the priciest.
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.
For Dodge, 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of its iconic Ram Power Wagon utility truck. To celebrate the milestone, they’ve created a special edition of the 2021 Ram 2500. Special anniversary features include 75th badges and branding, upgraded brown leather seats, and a blacked-out trim package. Available early 2021.
When it comes to racks & carrying cargo, Thule is tops. For their latest creation, they teamed up with rooftop tent innovators Tepui. The Thule Tepui Foothill RTT gives you the comfort of a 2-person all-weather rooftop sleeper tent yet only takes up half of your roofrack. At just 27” wide when closed, it leaves room for your bike or even a kayak. Mounts to factory roof rails & weighs just 110 pounds for use on vehicles of all sizes. Available February 2021.
Through a partnership with Porsche Design, Lego Technic has created a 1580-piece 911 RSR, a highly detailed kit that features independent suspension, working steering, a boxer motor with moving pistons, and race-inspired detailing throughout. Available now.
For 2022, Volkswagen has made their Golf R more powerful than ever—which is impressive considering its pedigree. Its fiery little turbocharged 4-cylinder twists up 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, with a 6-speed stick as the sole tranny option. Sounds fun. Especially with 4Motion AWD that got upgraded to a gain a torque vectoring function for improved cornering control. Coming to America late 2021.
Paying homage the original “jeep,” the World War II Willys MB, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys Edition offers upgraded suspension, beefy BFG’s, a limited-slip differential, and other off-road bits pulled from Rubicon models. Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to a manual tranny, it features blacked-out trim plus wheels, grill, and roof for a stealth, mil-spec inspired look. Available early 2021.
With the release of the new R18 Classic, BMW now has 2 options of this vintage-inspired roadster to choose from. Like the original R18 cruiser, the Classic is heavily influenced by the original 1936 BMW R5—that enormous 1802-cc Boxer engine showcased in a double-loop steel tube frame. The low-slung Classic also features a large windscreen, passenger seating, saddlebags, straight pipes, electronic cruise control & LED lighting.
The E-Fighter V2 from Droog is every bit the brutal, post-apocalyptic street fighter the upstart builder is known for. This new one is built off a Zero S platform & features a heavily chopped, bobbed, and modified look. The headlight is replaced with a futuristic flat-track plate while actual LEDs are stashed underneath. 46 horsepower propel riders to speeds up to 98MPH & its 7.2 kWh battery pack gives a range of about 89 miles in the city or 45 on the highway.
The Hummer is back. Yes, General Motors’ long-shuttered Hummer operation is rising from the ashes as the Hummer EV, an all-electric super truck boasting a 350-mile range, 1000 horsepower, and get this—a diagonal off-road driving feature called Crab Mode. As the flagship of GM’s massive push into the EV market, the Hummer EV runs on an all-new modular electric vehicle platform and battery system known as Ultium. Sold under the GM brand, the first of several new Hummer models will reach dealerships in fall of 2021.