It's just a concept. But what a concept it is. Designed with runs at the land speed record in mind, this BMW Titan Motorcycle Concept is an angular, air-swallowing ode to speeders of old. It was created by Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem, its front wheel is completely hidden inside the wide, vent-ridden body work, with the exposed rear wheel and lie-flat riding position the only hints at the bike's true purpose.
BMW's M5 is already a powerful sedan. The BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Edition is just more so. Thanks to a pressure boost and other tweaks to its 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8, it has 40 more hp than the production car, bringing the total up to 600 and giving it a 0-60 time of 3.9 second and a top speed of 190. It sits on special 20-inch forged wheels, is painted in an exclusive Pure Metal Silver color that's applied by hand in a multi-step process, and has a special badge inside showing what number yours is out of the 50 being made.
Turin-based Bertone has design cars for such prestigious brands as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Mercedes Benz. But they kept the best for themselves. These Bertone Concept Cars are too fantastical to be road-legal, but are amazing nonetheless, with features like gull wing doors, glass canopies, and front ends that fold forward, allowing you to step in standing up before laying nearly flat. And true to the company's style, they're only made in white, green, or orange.
Wearing number 19 in the 1962 Osceola Grand Prix, this 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider is as comfortable racing around the track as it is cruising down the coastline. Among one of the first dozen of only 50 to come out of production, it was originally outfitted in Ferrari Rosso Rubino with a black leather interior. In 2014, the current own refinished the car's body in a dark blue and treated its Colombo V12 engine to a complete rebuild by renowned Ferrari mechanic Patrick Ottis. The car has not only been awarded a Ferrari Classiche certification, but also took home the Emeritus Cup at the 2016 Cavallino Classic.
Yet another classic convertible willed into existence by NYC importer Max Hoffman, this 1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series I was a large departure for a company that at the time was making microcars for the masses. It was built primarily from parts borrowed from the 502 and 503, including the 3.2L V8 engine. This particular car has seen only four owners over the years, including one who kept it for over 50, and retains its original interior and engine, with just over 45,000 miles on the odometer. It's also one of only 252 ever made, making it both attractive and rare.
"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." This Hunter S. Thompson quote served as inspiration for and appears on the stunning Death Machines Of London Up Yours Copper Motorcycle. Based on a 2007 Triumph Thruxton 900, every piece on the bike — save for the Spitfire toggle switches — is either modified or custom. That includes the exhaust, with ceramic coated pipes and a carbon fiber muffler that exits through a hole in the center of the rear light, the hand-carved American Walnut seat, the bushed aluminum light cowl with integrated speedometer, the sweeping, hand-bent bars, and even the sprocket cover with solid brass grills.
Fly fishing is a relaxing, gentlemanly endeavor. It's also often done in isolation. Make sure you can reach the best spots in the most remote streams with the Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing Edition. In addition to the SUV's standard offerings of a 600hp, 6.0L W12 engine, eight driving modes, and air suspension, this limited edition model is handcrafted for the serious fisherman. Open the rear hatch, and you'll find leather-trimmed area for holding your tackle, refreshments, and waders, with a sliding tray for eas access, a Burr Walnut drawer for your fly-tying vice and tools, and machined aluminum reel cases.
Nearly 250 Lamborghini 400 GTs were built from 1966 to 1968. Only four of them were right hand drive. This 1968 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 is one of them. It's powered by its original 324 hp, 3,929 cc V12 engine that was completely rebuilt during a recent bare metal restoration. Only three owners have had the pleasure of driving it, and kept excellent records on its service. Finished with Grigio St Vincent dark silver paint with a bright red interior.
One of only 22 right hand drive models ever built, this 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster is a rare piece of motoring history. Originally delivered to its first owner in Melbourne, Australia, it's outfitted with a MPH speedometer and a 1,600cc flat four engine. Before its move to England in 2012, it underwent an exhaustive restoration, which saw both the original matching number engine and gearbox rebuilt, and the body repainted in its original Aquamarine Blue hue. It's finished offer with a tan leather interior, tan carpeting, and gold-colored nameplates.
It's hard to think of any mid-90s car as "rare", but as one of only 11 ever built, this 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo certainly qualifies. The model was designed to compete in FIA GT1, with a 600hp, twin turbocharged 3.6L flat-6 engine and a six-speed manual, making it the top specification ever for an air-cooled Porsche. Unfortunately, the competition had already surpassed it by the time it hit the track, resulting in so few being built. This particular example has had only one owner over the last two decades, and is offered exactly as it came from the factory, with only 4,350 miles on the odometer.
The powerplant inside the new NSX is no slouch. So it's no surprise they didn't need to do much to modify it for racing. In fact, the 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin turbocharged DOHC V-6 inside the Acura NSX GT3 Race Car is built using the same design specs as the engine in the production car. The race version is instantly identifiable, however, thanks to custom carbon fiber bodywork that reduces the car's weight while adding aero components like a wing spoiler, underbody diffuser and enlarged hood vents for better cooling. Like the road car, the GT3 will be built at the company's Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, and should receive its FIA classification this fall.
In case you were wondering, the "CMM" stands for Coupe Mille Miglia, the Italian endurance this 1946 Cisitalia 202 CMM was built for. It was entered into the 1948 contest by the factory team and piloted by Piero Tarrufi and Domenico Rabbia, then spent decades in a Japanese collection. The car itself is based on Cisitalia's 202, with an advanced chassis and modified Fiat mechanicals, but the car's most notable feature is its streamlined coachwork, designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi, engineered by Dante Giacosa, and built by the legendary Alfredo Vignale. Coming up for sale at Pebble Beach, the first time it will ever have been available for public auction.
The Series III might be more common than its predecessors, but that doesn't make this 1979 Land Rover Series III any less compelling. Completely restored, it's clad in a sand paint job, with "limestone" wheels, a matching sand canvas top, and black vinyl seats. It's powered by a 2.25 L diesel engine mated to a four-speed gearbox and linked to Rover's legendary four wheel drive system, and features three fold-down bench seats in the rear, as well as two full-size spares should anything go awry on the trail.
The Aceca is rare enough on its own, but this 1958 AC Aceca-Bristol is one of only 169 hand-built tourers to ever leave the factory with a 125 hp 2.0 L six-cylinder from Bristol Cars. Interestingly, the Aceca also owns a claim to fame as only the second hatchback ever, following the Aston Martin DB2. This particular example has been delicately restored, with a shiny gray exterior, blue interior with ash wood accents, and black spoked wheels, and will be auctioned off at Monterey with no set reserve.
Volkswagen Beetles are a beloved addition to any car collection and the KDF-Wagen is the great-grandfather of them all. With WWII in full swing, most of production was focused on military vehicles, leaving only a limited number of KDF Volkswagens being built between 1937 and 1944. Largely supplied to minor officials in the The National Socialist German Workers' Party, this 1943 KDF Type 60 Beetle was delivered to the German Red Cross in Berlin on June 1, 1943. After surviving the war, the car was purchased in Poland and resorted by Wehrmacht vehicle expert Peter Schmalbach. Only original KDF parts were used to bring this rare historic piece to its current, pristine condition, as well as the original matte grey paint and grey interior.
It has the same HY-KERS drivetrain system and performance figures as the original. It sits on the same rims. Yet it's what the Ferrari LaFerrari Spider is lacking that sets it apart. Namely, a roof. Available with a removable carbon fiber hard top or soft top, the car lets you enjoy open air motoring and supercar performance at the same time. Although it looks similar, the Spider has undergone major modifications to the chassis and aerodynamics in order to reach the same stiffness and drag coefficient as the coupe, even with the top off. No pricing information has been announced, but seeing as how all available examples have already been sold, it really doesn't matter.
Driven by the late actor to a second-place finish at his first 24 Hours of Le Mans (along with team owner Dick Barbour and Rolf Stommelen), Paul Newman's 1979 Porsche 935 Le Mans Race Car has more than a little racing pedigree. It also won the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona with Bobby Rahal at the wheel, as well as the 1983 12 Hours of Sebring. Apple fans will also know this car as the only racecar the company ever sponsored, wearing the white and rainbow livery during the 1980 season. It was restored in 2006 and finished in the same Hawaiian Tropic paint scheme it sported when Newman drove it, and is an ideal car for both show and vintage racing events.
A collaboration between the esteemed British automaker and the Red Bull F1 team, the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Hypercar is designed to tackle the track like no other car on the road. A carbon fiber structure and radical body give the car outstanding handling and downforce, while the V12 engine provides plenty of power — enough for a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Unlike most blue-sky creations, it will actually make it to production, with deliveries of the highly limited road car beginning in 2018.
Unlike many custom rigs that are more for easy cruising than hard riding, the Deus Ex Machina Malachi Crunch Dirt Bike was built to race from the get-go. Adhering to VMX regulations, the Deus Japan team went about modifying the bike while retaining the Honda XL500's spirit. As a result, the standard steering bearings and head stock were retained, but paired with a set of late '80s XR600 forks, while a custom rear suspension was added, with nearly 200mm of travel. Other modifications include a custom swing arm, Ikon alloy gas shocks and springs, and an epoxy composite seat base and side covers that provide modern comfort without losing the original's early motocross DNA.
It's certainly not the first Cobra to come up for auction this year. This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra CSX 2000 is the very first Cobra, however. Built in a Santa Fe Springs garage by Carroll Shelby and some friends, it played a huge part in rewriting the American automotive landscape, combining Ford's powerful 260ci V8 with a lightweight, compact AC Ace chassis. Shelby's promotion of the car didn't hurt; he repeatedly repainted the car to make it look like he had more than one on hand, when in fact the CSX 2000 was the only Cobra in the world for seven months. In the years since, it has remained property of Shelby and his Trust, appearing at various events and at the Shelby Heritage Center, making it not only a historical artifact but the ultimate collector's car, as well.
The original Panamera broke new ground for Porsche. Needless to say, they've learned a thing or two in the past seven years. The 2017 Porsche Panamera represents the second generation of Stuttgart's full-size sedan, boasting more power, greater efficiency, and far more muscular looks. The top-of-the-line Panamera Turbo is powered by a biturbo V8 delivering 550 hp, while the 4S and 4S diesel models have a 440hp biturbo V6 and 422hp biturbo V8, respectively. This, combined with available features like full-time all-wheel drive, rear wheel steering, an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the Sport Chrono Package gives the Turbo the ability to move from 0-62 in 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 190 mph. The design is finished off with LED lighting, twin tailpipes, and an extendible rear spoiler that splits as it extends, giving it just a hint of Transformers-like tech.
Originally imported into Colombia, this 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 Copperstate Overland Edition is now set to go to auction at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auctions. In outstanding condition, the truck has been given a full, frame-off restoration, including the rebuilding of the original 2F engine, power steering, and brakes. These original features are augmented with subtle improvements like a new suspension, transmission, pumps, and radiator, a custom roll-cage, and Corbeau MOAB seats. It's finished off with a new paint job in factory olive green, picked to contrast with the mountains of the Southwest.
Created and painted to honor the winning car from the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition is a limited edition, drivable homage. Spec-wise, its the same as the standard model, with a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 making over 600hp, a carbon fiber monocoque, seven speed transmission, and Gorilla Glass windshield. The livery, on the other hand, is a tribute to the GT's 1-2-3 finish that year at Le Mans, with silver stripes and white No. 2 graphics overtop a black base.
The first thing you'll notice about the Mercedes-AMG GT R is its color. Painted a special "AMG green hell magno", it's a nod to the product's development on the "Green Hell" of the Nurburgring, itself a harbinger of the car's singular goal: on-track performance. It's powered by a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo producing 577 hp, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car is an inspiration for many other features, including the active air management system that maximizes aerodynamics, active rear-wheel steering, a nine-way adjustable traction control system, lightweight construction that incorporates aluminum and carbon, and lightweight forged wheels equipped with cup tires. Still, it's completely road legal, so you won't need a hauler to get it to and from the track.
One of just 331 examples produced, this 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is made even more rare by its ownership history and color. It's had only three owners in its lifetime, the most recent of which bought it in the mid-70s. The car has been well-preserved in the four decades since, with a complete rebuild of the Colombo V12, brakes, suspension, and drivetrain done by Ferrari of Atlanta in 1996, and an interior refinishing in 2002. Well documented, it's presented here with its Scaglietti-built, Pininfarina-designed body finished in its original, rare Verde Pino (green) over Nero (black) livery.
Created to celebrate a quarter century of Hennessey's performance-oriented business, the Hennessey 25th Anniversary HPE800 Ford Mustang is a limited edition beast of a muscle car. It starts with a 2.9L supercharger that sits atop the 5.0L V8, combining with the carbon fiber induction system and axle-back exhaust to pump out over 800hp, good for a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of nearly 208 mph. Otherwise, the car is set apart from other HPE800 models by the special badging on both the interior and exterior, and the fact that it's limited to just 25 cars. Available in both convertible or hard top configurations, with your choice of manual or automatic transmission.
Sporting the same white and blue livery it wore at its debut in the 12 Hours of Sebring, this 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Racecar is a highly collectible piece of racing history. Although its famous pilots for that race, Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby, had to settle with second place, the car won several more races with either Shelby or Jim Hill, who purchased the car in 1956, behind the wheel. Amazingly, Hill has remained the owner of the car for the last 60 years, preserving it in storage, and having it restored in the mid-90s, including restoring its original paint scheme. With its original drivetrain and incredible provenance, it's a museum-worthy piece you can park in your own garage.
You'd be forgiven for thinking this 1973 Range Rover was recently discovered in a 43 year-old time capsule, but instead it owes its appearance to a terrific service record and recent restoration. An early example of the model that would stay in production for 24 years, it has documentation showing its history back to 1980, including a restoration in 1995, and a 1999 bodywork renovation that included new wings, sills, floor pans, and a fresh (yet still original) Bahama Gold paint job. It was restored again in 2015, with the wheels getting a new powder coat, and the interior receiving new seats, door cards, headlining, and new-old-stock floormats, leaving the classic SUV in showroom-ready condition that would make it a fine addition to any garage.
One of only 31 built for the street and only seven sent to Shelby American for retail, this 1966 Ford GT40 is a stunning example of the mid-century racer. The car was used as a daily driver early in its life, before GT40 restoration expert Robert Ash bought it in 1984. It then saw a complete restoration, from the exhaust and carburetors down to the factory-issued hoses and wires. It's been in the hands of its current owner since 1991, and recently had its original 400+ hp V8 engine rebuilt, ensuring it will remain roadworthy for years to come. It arrives in its original red livery with an all-black interior.