Ford's Raptor is able to get you pretty much anywhere you want to go. Problem is, with a limited backseat, it's likely going to be just you — and maybe a single friend — making the trip. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Supercrew Truck fixes this problem by giving your rear passengers full doors for entry and exits, far more legroom, and actual seats to sit in. The extra room comes from a wheelbase that's a foot longer than its Supercab cousin. Otherwise, it's the same super-capable offroader you already know, with signature features like a 3.5L EcoBoost engine that bests the prior model's 6.2L V8, a 10-speed transmission, LED lighting, 17-inch wheels, and a high-strength steel frame and a military-grade aluminum alloy body that makes it over 500 pounds lighter than its predecessor.
Beginning with the time tested Jeep Wrangler Unlimited platform and drivetrain, the makers of this USSV Rhino XT SUV have managed to take an already tough vehicle to the next level. The latest reinvention from US Specialty Vehicles features flared fenders, hardened tow hooks, a hard-top removable roof, and a performance roll cage built to withstand the toughest tumble. It's also loaded up with 35-inch off-road tires sitting on 20-inch aluminum rims, and a turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine. The interior is customized as well, with leather seats, and an Alpine navigation system.
Based on a Yamaha TW 225, the Deus Ex Machina Two-Up Yamaha Motorcycle plusses the diminutive bike with a number of upgrades. The engine and wheels are done up with black paint, the better to contrast with the vintage Husky aluminum fuel tank sporting a fresh white paint job from Dutchy Motorcycle. A SuperTrapp muffler provides a deeper growl, air now arrives via a high-flow K&N filter, an EasyRider seat ensures a comfortable ride, and the twin head and tail lights give it an even more recognizable look.
Most concept vehicles resemble something that could be on the road in the future. The United Nude Lo Res Concept Car however, looks like it could be on loan from another planet. The design is achieved using a method that takes an object and lowers the 3D resolution several times. The more the resolution is lowered, the more abstract the concept car becomes. The designers began with the resolution of the Lamborghini Countach, and ended up with this amazing polygonal shaped work of art. The polycarbonate body also doubles as the only door, operated by an electric lift. It opens up to reveal a raw interior with stainless steel features and matte black coating.
Designed in Los Angeles by Henrik Fisker and built in Detroit, the VLF Force 1 V10 is one of the most exciting American cars to come along in quite some time. Underneath its futuristic carbon fiber shell sits a massive 8.4L V10 engine producing 745 hp. The powerplant is fed by six air intakes, and is paired with your choice of automatic or manual six-speed transmissions, both good for a 0-60 time of 3 seconds and a top speed of 218 mph. Bringing things to a halt are large Brembo brakes covered by 21-inch wheels, with thin spokes that recall the ultra-thin headlights and tail lamps. The leather, suede, and alcantara interior is similarly well-appointed, with integrated Wi-Fi, a two bottle wine holder, navigation, a world-class hi-fi system, milled aluminum gearshift and pen holder, and carbon fiber storage for your shades.
Wider, taller, and meaner than its showroom cousin, the Nissan Titan Warrior Concept is yet another design exercise we'd like to take for a spin — in the dirt, not on the road. The rugged truck sits three inches higher than stock, and is six inches wider, as well, both necessary to fit the 37-inch off-road tires that sit on 18-inch dark matte aluminum alloy wheels. The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine provides plenty of power, LED lighting in both the front and rear (and roof) ensures visibility, and the carbon fiber spoilers on the rear cab and tailgate reduce drag when speeding across the wilderness.
Sleek. Powerful. Aggressive. Buick? Indeed, all those descriptors and more apply to the Buick Avista Concept. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V-6 producing 400hp, the surprising RWD 2+2 coupe has a wide stance, sporty proportions, and uninterrupted body lines that hint at the car's speed even when still. Inside, there's the requisite futuristic interior, complete with 3D-printed door and seat trim, touchscreen controls for the instrument panel and console, exposed carbon fiber and aluminum accents, and a glass roof.
It's not the flagship — that title is reserved for the S-Class — but traditionally Mercedes' E-Class has served as a testbed for innovation, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is no exception. The sportier, coupe-inspired body houses a turbocharged four-cylinder producing 241 hp, linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It's the only car in its class to offer an air suspension that adjusts automatically to increase comfort, improve fuel economy, and control handling, it has a number of semi-autonomous features that include speed and steering controls, and the Pre-Safe Sound that activates a protective reflex in your inner ear to warn of an impending collision comes standard. The interior features a massive 12.3-inch navigation display, touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel, LED lighting capable of displaying 64 different colors, luxuries like heated door armrests and center console, and an available Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system with 23 speakers for concert hall-like audio.
Built to be as elegant on the street as it was clever on the track, this 1950 Ferrari 195 S Inter Superleggera is one of the best examples of the model available. VIN #0081S, it was the first chassis in the Inter line, formerly a Torino show car, and is powered by a 2.3L V12 engine factory rated for 130hp. It also has a five-speed transmission, right-hand-drive, a flawless Blue Scurrio paint job with contrasting Camel interior, and arrives with its tool kit, jack, manuals, an ownership history report, and original Ferrari build sheets.
Overlook the horrible name, and it becomes clear that the Volkswagen Budd-E Concept is looking to become the modern reincarnation of the Microbus. It's built atop VW's new Modular Electric Platform, and its plug-in powertrain has a 101 kWh battery with two motors, one for each axle, good for a range of 233 miles and a top speed of 93. But as important as the specs are, and as impressive as the familiar-yet-updated exterior may be, the interior is where it's most interesting. An Active Info Display combines all dash-mounted gauges, controls, and displays into a single multi-touch screen, augmented by natural voice commands and a touch-sensitive, button-less steering wheel. There's a 31-inch touchscreen infotainment system for rear passengers, solar panels on the roof, and a constant connection to the Internet of Things, so it can do things like control your HVAC system or open your garage door automatically. It can even serve as a drop box for deliveries, with a digital key used to place shipments in the storage compartment beneath the tailgate.
Batman's Tumbler. The Ghostbusters' Ecto One. Bond's DB5. There have been plenty of iconic rides in cinema history, but for guys born of a certain age, few can compare with the Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit. Unfortunately, all of the cars used in the film were badly damaged (no surprise to anyone who's watched it), leaving this Smokey and the Bandit 1977 Pontiac Trans Am as the finest example of the Firebird around. It served as a promo car, touring the country to promote the film. As a result, it has its original drivetrain, 400ci TA 6.6 engine, and 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic transmission, as well as extensive documentation to prove its origin. That includes a Universal Studios certificate with the VIN listed, a plaque from GM, maps showing scene locations, original studio press kits, an original script of the film, and a title signed by the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds.
Most concepts leave us wanting to take them out for a spin around the block. The Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept has us wanting to take it out for a spin around the track. Built primarily for racing, but including technology that could be extended to other, more practical vehicles, it's built on a modular system called Variable Platform Architecture that can be adapted for different sized wheelbases. It's powered by four motors — one at each wheel — producing over 1,000 hp, with a 0-60 time under 3 seconds and top speed of over 200mph. Your smartphone is integrated into the steering column, serving as the main interface both in and out of the cockpit, and the seat was designed to keep you at a 45-degree angle, promoting circulation while the special helmet and Halo safety system deliver head and neck support, oxygen, and water.
Considered to be the grandest of Ferrari's touring automobiles, this 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Aerodinamico was built as the first Series II car with a longer wheelbase. The 400 Superamerica was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1959 featuring a Colombo short-block V-12 engine. It also boasted a body never seen before on a Superamerica. The body was designed with a pointed open mouth nose and a swooped fastback tail for better aerodynamics. Completely restored in the 1980's, Chassis 3931 SA was a cutting edge vehicle when constructed and remains so to this day. Available at auction in its original color combination of Grigio Argento over Nero.
Built during the final year of production, this 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster is a classic example of this spartan drop-top that offers more speed than most. The most recent of the car's three owners upgraded it with a four-cylinder engine from a 912, producing 104 hp — a 25 percent improvement over the original engine — and outfitted with sheet metal, starter, generator fan shroud, oil filler and filter from the 356 A, giving it a stock appearance. The exterior is finished in Meisen Blue with a Navy top, correct OEM USA full bumpers, and chrome side-view mirror, while the interior has a matching Meisen Blue dash with correct gauges, a restored Nardi wooden steering wheel, and tan square-weave carpeting. Arrives with its original jack and OEM tool roll.
It's not a fancy restoration. That's the point. This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Barn Find was discovered in mid-Alabama, where it had been sitting since 1974. The owner had put a sizable dent in the sheet metal nose cone, and wanted to get it fixed before he started driving it again. Obviously, that never happened. It's all original, including the 440 Magnum V8 engine (but not the flames on the side), and it's going up for sale at Mecum's Kissimmee Auction in early 2016.
One of only 180 Japanese market models believed to still exist, this 1967 Toyota 2000GT is a fine example of the original Japanese supercar. It's powered by its original, matching numbers Yamaha inline six-cylinder engine, good for 150+ hp and a top speed of 135 mph. The Raymond Loewy-penned exterior is in the original Pegasus White, which contrasts well with the black leather interior. The car had a full service when it made its trek across the Pacific and has been sparingly driven since, making this a particularly well-preserved example.
The most well known American daredevil of all time left a lasting mark on our culture. Known for his ramp to ramp motorcycle jumps, Knievel also was the subject of two films. The second film, Viva Knievel! starred Knievel himself and featured this 1976 Harley-Davidson XL1000 Motorcycle. The bike is a 1976 Ironhead Sportster 1000 made to look like one of Knievel's XR-750 jump bikes. It was on display in a personal museum for many years and restored cosmetically by the man who painted Knievel's jump bikes. Available at auction in January in Las Vegas.
Based on the notoriously '80s-styled BMW R80, the Autofabrica Type 10 Motorcycle gives the bike new life as a pared-down custom. The original bike was completely stripped down, revealing the airhead engine and graceful lines of the tank. Modifications then began, with the front end lowered for a more aggressive look, red acrylic brake light fins and frame tube-mounted turn indicators added, and hand-bent marine-grade SAE 316 stainless steel exhaust pipes attached. The slightly revised tank now sports a deep blue paint job, while the tan leather seat accommodates two riders thanks to hidden, removable passenger foot pegs.
McLaren's first customer based vehicles, the M12 was based on the M8As Bruce McLaren used to win during the 1968 Can-Am season. This 1969 McLaren M12 Coupe is part of that lineage, but has some distinguishing factors which make it uncommon. After entering several races in the early 70's, the car was converted into a coupe in 1976. The same owner decided to also make it street legal, making it a show-stopper everywhere it went. It's one of only 8 original road cars in the world and the only of those eight that is a coupe fitted with the correct Chevy big block V8 engine. The upcoming auction is a chance to own a rare piece of McLaren history.
One of only 275 ever built — and only 69 right-handed examples — this 1993 Jaguar XJ220 is a fine example of the sleek supercar. It's powered by a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine producing 540 hp, good for a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 213 mph. This particular example recently received a complete service, with a new fuel tank, hoses, pumps, and ignition system to go with the brake upgrade it received from specialist Don Law.
Owning a new motorcycle can be great, until you pull up to a stranger riding the same exact bike. The guys at British Customs are out here creating one of a kind works of art that will separate you from the pack. Built in collaboration with legendary street tracker builder Richard Pollock, the Tracker Classic consists of some features blessed by the man himself. Like the Mule Tri-Oil Cooler Kit, Mule Swingarm Spacers, the Mule Bar, to name a few. They've combined a rebuilt stock motor with a few important tweaks to give you just the power you need on the streets or to leave your friends in the dust on the track.
It's based on a Honda Supersport with a 125cc engine. But you'd be hard-pressed to tell by looking at it. Inspired by Jet Age futurism, the Bandit9 Ava Motorcycle is a chrome-clad ride that's sure to be a highlight of any collection. It's built entirely by hand, with a high-grade steel unibody and faring, unique dual rear shocks, a sand casted swing arm, and a calf leather seat. Other highlights include the naked speedometer, custom handlebars with turn signals at the ends, and the low-hanging exhaust. Limited to only 9 units, with free door-to-door shipping so it's as shiny when it arrives as it was when it left the shop.
Receiving multiple best in class awards, this early production Lamborghini Grand Tourer 350 GT is an amazing piece of automotive history. Only 120 were made — thirteen during the introductory year — and each were mostly hand-built. This rarity is one of the few survivors, and one of even fewer that have been restored thoroughly from the inside out. It rides on Borrani knockoff wire wheels, with a 3.5-liter Bizzarrini-designed V-12 engine, and all-alloy coachwork using the Touring patented Superleggera build process. This meticulously restored beauty goes up for auction in January and is sure to go for a premium to a collector with a keen eye.
A collaboration two years in the making, the Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent takes the Italian bike manufacturer's '70s-inspired bike and adds a touch of fashion-focused cafe racer flair. Unique features include a black engine with brushed head fins, a black exhaust with a Termignoni silencer, lower handlebars with variable sections and aluminum rear mirrors sprouting from the ends, and a matte black paint job applied using a brushing process similar to that of the unique copper color that defines the front mudguard, nose fairing, frame, and wheels. Limited to only 1,077 individually-numbered units.
With an angular design that broke with past Pininfarina Ferraris and a powerful engine at the front, the 365 GTB/4 is widely considered one of the greatest cars Maranello has ever produced. This particular 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta is a fine example. At its heart is the front-mounted, 4.4L V12 engine producing 352hp, paired with a five-speed manual transmission with gated shifter. The combo is powerful enough to propel the car from 0-60 in just 5.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 174 mph. Its black exterior paint job works well with the pop-up twin headlights, wire-spoked wheels with knockoffs, and two-tone tan and black leather interior, and the number-matching chassis and engine have roughly 19,000 miles on them, making this a very desirable collector's piece.
Created to celebrate the history of the Land Rover modification and performance firm, the Overfinch 40th Anniversary Defender gives Rover's longest-lasting model a fresh facelift. Exterior changes include the company's signature painted front grille and bonnet with black chrome lettering, custom billet door handles and fuel cap, LED rear lighting, and 18" wheels. Inside, there's new ebony and cirrus leather on the seats, and headliner, a leather steering wheel, aluminum controls and pedals, and a double-din Alpine entertainment system and stereo with subwoofer, all of which help make the rugged SUV all the more luxurious.
Dune buggys are generally a lot of fun to drive. They're also rarely road-friendly, if legal at all. The Zarooq Sand Racer aims to fix this. The first vehicle from the UAE company, it's powered by a mid-mounted 3.5L V6 engine outputting up to 500 horsepower through the rear wheels. Its tube chassis is made from high-strength steel, the bulkheads from aluminum, and the body from fiberglass, resulting in a weight of roughly 2,300 lbs. That, combined with the 12.4 inches of ground clearance, Fox shocks for handling bumps, and creature comforts like A/C, a racing suede-wrapped steering wheel, and a paddle-controlled six-speed automatic transmission should make it an exciting drive, on-road or off.
Most vintage cars require you to find a way to transport them home after purchase. This 1977 Porsche 935 & Transporter has that part covered. Converted from a 930 Turbo Carrera, this 935 was raced for several years by Norm Goldrich's team, after having its engine upgraded to a 3.2L turbo pumping out 610hp, which, combined with a racing weight of just under 2,400 lbs, allowed it to reach a top speed of 180 mph. It also has a 4-speed transmission with Billet shifter, BBS racing rims, Brembo brakes, and an adjustable tail. Included with it is a custom Porsche hauler based on the Mercedes-Benz Porsche transporter, complete with hydraulic platfom, a lifting capacity of 3,300 lbs, and soundproof aluminum construction.
Plain looks, famous owner. Steve McQueen's 1963 Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle is an exciting piece of motoring history, and not just because of the star who rode it. Bud Ekins, a friend of and stunt double for McQueen and a well-known motorcycle racer himself, modified the bike for off-road racing. He added a number of specialized parts before handing it off to their buddy Kenny Howard — better known as Von Dutch — to be given a plain paint job, since Dutch's trademark pinstriping was likely to be worn away by sand and dirt while riding. It's this rich history that gives the bike its character, and makes it a covetable prize for memorabilia and motorcycle enthusiasts alike.