McLaren is rolling out a new limited-edition range of exotic supercars under a fresh moniker: The Ultimate Collection. The first in the series is a nearly $2 million open-top roadster called the Elva. With no roof, windshield, or side glass, this is a track car that’s technically road legal. Powered by a 803-horsepower twin-turbo V8, it hits 62 MPH sub 3 and blasts out to 124 MPH in 6.7 seconds. Only 399 will be made.
Ferrari’s all-new Roma Coupe is a 611 horsepower 2-door powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 & driven by an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The interior is luxe and a robust range of advanced driver-focused tech ensure it feels as good as it looks. And with its clean flowing lines and balanced design the Roma is a more low-key Ferrari, if such a thing is possible at 198 MPH.
This slot car racetrack was commissioned by Formula 1 and built in Detroit, Michigan by Slot Mods Raceways. Slot Mods has built tracks for corporations and private individuals including Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Audi, and Toyota. Hand-built in nearly every respect, each track is crafted by artists and takes roughly three to six months to complete, featuring hand-painted race fans, bespoke buildings, foliage lining the circuit, and much more. Now at auction, this unique 1:32 scale track will benefit the Reaching the Last Mile Fund, a global health campaign to eradicate preventable diseases.
Swedish electric motorcycle maker Cake just rolled out a Swiss Army Knife of an E-bike. The Ösa is a clean on & off-road rambler that features a modular UniBar design making it possible to set-up the bike 1000 different ways. Literally. 1000 configurations for carrying your gear: sports equipment, construction cargo, an outdoor kitchen, you name it. Available in 1.5kWh or 2.6 kWh models, capable of speeds up to 30MPH and a range up to 63 miles.
Iconic American workwear brand Carhartt teamed up with Chevy on a rugged, hardworking special edition 2021 Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab. Based on a Z71 Off-Road model it features Rancho shocks, Hill Descent Control, 20-inch A/T tires and skid plates. Lowkey gold Carharrt branding & a special Mosaic Black Metallic paint color complete the package.
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With this post we send our sincerest condolences out to all the motorcycle makers who think they make cool bikes. With the AMB 001, Aston Martin just unveiled its first foray into 2-wheel design. The sculptural, retro-futuristic styling is backed by an equally epic V-twin turbocharged engine built through a partnership with Brough Superior Motorcycles; it cranks out 180 horsepower. Only 100 of these beauties will be made, act fast.
With the beast of a Ford F-550 as its base, the EarthRoamer LTi is the ultimate overland adventure machine. It features a Carbon Fiber body that is not only super lightweight but stronger & more rigid. Marine grade components and systems throughout plus an 11kWh lithium battery bank powered by four 330W solar panels deliver dependable off-grid livability. There are multiple floor plans available and as each camper is made to order, there are endless options for custom configurations & luxury features.
Hennessey Performance’s Jeep Gladiator MAXIMUS is a 1000-horsepower off-road animal. Based on a 2020 Gladiator, it has a Hellcat supercharged V8 under the hood. Standing 6-inches taller than stock, it rides on a King Off-Road Suspension System and 20-inch rims. From upgraded bumper to bumper, it is loaded with off-road mods & add-ons. Quite possibly the ultimate Jeep (with a bed to boot).
Getting stuck sucks & even if a tow-truck is an option, waiting is wack, too. The TreadReady Adirondack Strap can help you out. Using universal ratchet straps and tough traction strips that go across the tread face, a few of these on the active wheel (or wheels) of your vehicle, and you’ll be back on the road quick. Faster & easier than snow chains, they also work for mud and sand surfaces. They’re just as easy to remove & store in a compact case in your car.
Designed around Indian’s Harley-busting 1,770cc, 60-degree Powerplus V-Twin motor, the all-new 2020 Challenger is a 122-horsepower beast of a bagger. Low & stretched out, it’s marked by sculptural lines & advanced rider comfort and safety features, including IMU-assisted cornering & touchscreen navigation.
Kawasaki just took the wrapper off the hotly anticipated Z H2, a ridiculously fast naked street fighter powered by their supercharged 197-horse H2 motor. With a few simple mods the motor can reach 300Hp. Even stock though, it’s a lot of bike—and obviously, the powerplant dominates the design. It features cruise control, traction control, multiple power modes, launch control, ABS and other advanced safety systems but riders basically climb up onto the motor and hang on. Available mid 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London-based toymaker/cool car fanatics Playforever just added a classic Porsche 911 to their Mini Series of cartoonish toy cars. Made of ABS plastic & featuring a high gloss coating, the cars measure just over 6 inches in length and feature real rubber tires. Available in many colors. Safe for children 1 & up.
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.
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.
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.
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.