The Maybach is dead; long live the Maybach. While MB might have shut down its ultra-luxury brand in 2013, a name with that much history — the company was founded in 1909 — can't be kept down for long. It's now reappeared in the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600, the new flagship Benz sedan. Powered by a 6.0L, V12 biturbo engine, it's certainly no slouch in terms of driving excitement, but as with its predecessors, it's more focused on rear-seat luxury, with an interior that's eight inches longer for increased rear leg room, two Executive Rear Seats boasting electronically adjustable calf support and a 43.5º incline angle, hand-stitched Nappa leather throughout the interior, optional seat buttons, pillows, and pillow stitching, seven unique interior packages, a standard rear seat entertainment package, and eight exclusive paint colors. Appropriately, champagne flutes come standard.
Tracing its roots to the off-road S10 variant first introduced in 1994, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept looks to bring the model two decades into the future. It boasts a body that's four-inches wider than its Z71 sibling and all-new front and rear facias, giving it greater approach and departure angles. Other off-road features include integrated, flip-out aluminum tow hooks, a built-in winch, and shock absorbers by King. And with a new 2.8L Duramax diesel providing an estimated 181 hp, it's got the power to get you through whatever the wilderness throws your way.
Whether you're looking for a coupe or a sedan, if you're looking to go fast, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V has you covered. Powered by a new Twin Turbo 3.6L V6 that's good for 455 hp and paired with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, it can move from 0-60 in under four seconds and hit a top speed of over 185 mph. Other performance-friendly features include Brembo brakes, a Magnetic Ride Control suspension with four selectable driving modes, Recaro seats, a full color Head-Up Display, and an optional Performance Data Recorder that can capture track video, in-cabin audio, and metrics like 0-60 speed, lap times, and G-force.
The latest evolution in the classic XJR1300 series from Yamaha is upon us, and it's a sight for sore eyes. The 2015 XJR1300 takes styling influence from the custom work of builders Keino and Deus Ex Machina and features the world's largest-displacement air-cooled Inline-Four engine in production. It has a slim fuel tank design with a race-bred look, a 4-2-1 matt black exhaust, and a 4-cylinder DOHC 1,250cc air-cooled engine. The latest in this iconic line also comes in three colors, Power Blue, Matt Grey, or Midnight Black.