It's the most expensive production car in the company's history. So it only makes sense that it's the quickest, too. The Lotus 3-Eleven combines an all-new, extremely lightweight body with a supercharged V6 pumping out 450 hp to reach speeds of 180 mph and sprint from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds. Limited to just 311 units, it will be available in both Road and Race versions, the latter arriving with more aero, a different gearbox, an FIA-approved drivers seat, and the same open-air cockpit as its road-ready sibling.
Built for a client who is a graphic designer, this one-of-a-kind Yamaha Scorpio Motorcycle is an inventive, ambitious creation. Thrive Motorcycles in Jakarta are the architects of this impressive machine, stripping almost everything away and starting a 2008 Yamaha Scorpio engine. The body was cut from a sheet of aluminum, and then a custom built frame was added to accomodate it. It was then outfitted with a pair of 18" spoke rims and trial tread tires, stainless steel exhaust, square headlight casing, and even a smartphone mount for the dashboard.
Things in the world of Minis are getting larger with the 2016 Mini Clubman. The longest and widest Mini ever is a four door vehicle, along with two split barn-doors at the rear and is large enough to fit 5 adults. The new Clubman features a TwinPower 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine, while the S boasts a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. There's even an 8-speed transmission option for the S, for softer changes, less background noise, and better fuel consumption. While it's nowhere near miniature, it's a maturation for the brand that doesn't compromise the playful persona that consumers have embraced.
Like a trimmed down prize fighter, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible arrives early next year in the best shape of its existence. A fully automatic power top makes latches and manual exertion a thing of the past and can even be opened or closed while driving at lower speeds. Equally impressive is the inclusion of a hard tonneau cover that extends over the folded roof. The most powerful Camaro to date features a 6.2-liter, V8 engine that maxes out at 455 horsepower. And thanks to the same lighter structure its hardtop counterpart employs, it weighs in around 200 pounds leaner than the model it replaces.