Since seeing the scene in The Spy Who Loved Me when Roger Moore's Lotus Esprit turned into a submarine, we've dreamed of our own amphibious car. And, even though it's no submersible, the Watercar Panther ($135,000) is the next best thing — a car that's comfortable on the land and the water. At a weight of 3,000 pounds, and sporting a 3.7 liter V-6 VTEC Honda engine, it's capable of land speeds of 80-plus mph. A waterproof fiberglass hull and water jet engine lets it do over 40 on the water. Not to mention it's a capable off road vehicle. That's enough to make even 007 jealous.
Okay, okay — so Superman doesn't need a whole lot of help getting around. But unless you've gained the power to fly, you probably still need some wheels. The Ram Man Of Steel Truck ($TBA) should suffice. This one-of-a-kind Power Wagon features a Dark Ceramic Gray paint job with a high-gloss black roof, anodized red grille accents, forged aluminum, satin-black 17-inch off-road wheels, and a custom wrap inspired by Superman's suit. Inside, you'll find Pewter leather seats with custom mesh inserts based on the suit, and anodized red accents on the doors, steering column, radio, and seats. Oh, and Superman logos on the grille, tailgate, seats, and console. If you're still interested, keep an eye out for an auction to come later this year.
If you've been wishing for Ford to turn the Raptor SVT into a more competent people carrier, your wish has been granted — just not by Ford. The Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV ($TBA) takes the four-door version of the off-road truck and turns it into a beastly SUV, with optional upgrades like third-row seating, a supercharger, Brembo brakes, upgraded tires and wheels, and security and armoring systems. As you might imagine, they're not making many of these things, so if your interest is piqued, you'd best get ahold of the company ASAP.
For those of you that aren't down with Roman numerals, LXV stands for 65. As in, 65 years of Land Rover. In celebration of this milestone, the venerable 4x4 maker is releasing the Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition ($TBA). Based on the standard Defender, it features a 2.2L diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, 16-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels, and a black or white paint job with a contrasting gray roof, grille, headlight surround, and fascia. Inside, you'll find leather seats with LXV embossed on the headrests and orange contrast stitching. No word yet on a stateside release.
You'd surely need to jump through some hoops to get your hands on one, but if you're looking for the ultimate off-road-capable stuff carrier, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog ($TBA) is worth a look. Completely redesigned, the new Unimog is available in a dizzying ten different models, all of which offer features like a lower center of gravity, high ground clearance, axle articulation of up to 30°, LED headlights, improved cabins with greater visibility, multifunction steering wheels, and a tire inflation system that lets you choose the appropriate pressure for the terrain.