Created for the Thai market, the Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme Truck is one concept we wouldn't mind seeing brought back to the states. Built on the already capable Z71 4x4, the Xtreme takes its offroad prowess even further with the addition of side plates on the sports bar, a safari bar with a powerful integrated lighting system, and a host of new gauges and interior accessories like grab handles and an inclinometer. It's finished off with a rugged, lined bed, 18-inch mud terrain tires, and an orange and black color scheme.
Ditching the standard edition's chrome brightwork for glossy black, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition gives the sporty tourer a little extra edge. Based on the 2016 model, it gets the same upgraded 6.0L twin-turbo W12 producing 642 hp, good enough to move it from 0-60 in just 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of over 200 mph. 21-inch black wheels match the other accents, as well as the carbon fiber of the interior fascia, center, and roof consoles, while a handful of contrast colors — including an eye-catching Cyber Yellow — can be applied to the front splitters, side skirts, leather accents, and interior stitching.
The Model S and Model X are amazing vehicles. They're also aspirational rides for a lot of us. The Tesla Model 3 is the electric car for everybody. Starting at a highly reasonable price, it still offers 215 miles of range from its battery, seating for five adults, autopilot features, and the safest cabin in its class. It's plenty quick, too, moving from 0-60 mph in under six seconds — because as founder Elon Musk says, "we don't make slow cars." Available for reserve now, with deliveries starting in late 2017.
With an original interior and gleaming exterior, this 1971 Citroen SM is a fine example of a car that was highly innovative for its time. The SM came to life not long after Citroen's acquisition of Maserati, with chief constructor Giulio Alfieri tasked with converting Maserati's legendary V8 into the V6 that powers it. But while the engine produced enough power to make the SM the fastest front wheel drive car on the road, with nearly 170 hp and a top speed of 140 mph, it's forward-thinking features like the self-leveling suspension, variable assist power steering, and available lightweight carbon-reinforced resin wheels — not to mention that dramatic body work — that make it so appealing today.
Even though Pontiac no longer makes the Trans Am, that doesn't mean this Trans Am SE Bandit Edition is anything short of the real deal. Trans Am Depot purchased the license to use the name and logo and built exactly 77 of these Bandits, the trademark vehicle Burt Reynolds eluded police with in Smokey and The Bandit. Complete with Shaker hood, T-tops, and snowflake wheels, each Trans Am gets an extra boost from the V8 engine with an output of 840 horsepower. And to top it all off, each of the 77 cars comes signed by Reynolds himself.
Based on a K100 from 1985, the BMW K100 Impuls K101 Motorcycle takes a three-decade-old bike and brings it firmly into modern times. Impuls worked with artist Fabian Gatermann, who scanned the motorcycle in 3D, modified the structure, then created a series of polygons for the gas tank and seat which were then replicated in real life by hand. The result is a merging of digital and manual techniques that's fitting for a bike that has its roots in the past yet is perfectly suited for the future.
If you're going to customize a Triumph Bonneville Standard, you might as well go for broke. This Ducati Miss Moneypenny Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle is a collaboration between Marcos Martines and Ducati Triumph NYC that was hatched when a client wanted something original he could ride and park in his living room. The fuel tank, headlight, bucket, inner ring, skid plate, and fenders were all removed and replaced with shiny copper while a custom leather seat was created using a British Customs seat pan. As appealing as Monneypenny herself, and optimized for the streets of NYC thanks to suspension modification, adjustable springs, and piggyback shocks.
Borrowing a page from the Porsche Targa, the Mazda MX-5 RF injects the company's ubiquitous Miata with a bit of intrigue. The RF stands for retractable fastback, referring to the roofline that incorporates a retractable roof that can be opened or closed with the push of a button and a retractable back window, offering an open-air experience with the feeling of a coupe. It's powered by a Skyactiv-G 2.0 gasoline engine, offers the same trunk space as the soft-top, and arrives later this year.
Aimed at the C-Classes, 3-Series, and A4s of the world, the Genesis New York Concept shows Hyundai's freshly spun-off luxury brand tackling new territory. Beneath the dramatic, agressive body lies a 245 hp hybrid drive system, with a 2.0L GDi engine at its core. It's on the interior where the real innovation appears, however, in the form of a floating 21-inch curved 4K screen that combines the instrument cluster and infotainment systems. It's controlled via a circular multitouch control panel in the elongated console, but can also accept 3D gesture controls for moving media and other apps back and forth as desired.
Obviously classic, yet completely brand new. The Jaguar XKSS is being reborn by Jaguar Classic in a limited run that replaces the "lost" cars that burnt up in a fire at the company's Coventry plant in February 1957. This isn't just an old body bolted onto a current production chassis, either. Each of the nine cars is being built by hand to the exact same specifications as the 16 examples completed before the conflagration. Fully certified by Jaguar, it's the rare chance to experience something nearly 60 years old, as it was when it was brand new.
Inspired by luxury boats and yachts, the Lincoln Navigator Concept blends innovative design with nautical sensibilities. To recall days on the water, the interior presents itself via powered gullwing doors and deployable steps, while offering a calming interior with six Perfect Position Seats — each adjusts 30 ways — teak detailing, a wardrobe management system, and multiple infotainment screens linked to a Revel audio system. It's powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine good for over 400 horsepower, but if we're being honest, there's little here aside from the Storm Blue paint, clean lines, and Rover-esque rear slant that's likely to make it into production.
Imported from Colombia, this 1981 Suzuki LJ80 is almost entirely stock yet smartly restored. It's powered by the original 800cc inline 4-cylinder engine, which was overhauled in 2015 and paired with a correct 4-speed transmission. The tan body got a body-off repaint in 2012, and aftermarket adventure gear like a roll bar, cargo boxes, fire extinguisher, and water tank were added. Otherwise, the 125"-long offroader is highly original, and one of the last examples of its body style, as it was replaced by the Samurai later that same model year.
Although it may look vintage, the Rokon Trail-Breaker Dirt Bike is anything but old. The classic 60's frame has been updated with a patented AutoGrab front suspension, making riding on mud, sand, or snow feel almost as smooth as asphalt. A pair of wide tractor tires with all-wheel drive capability can handle any terrain, while a set of hollow drum wheels can provide floatation or storage for over two gallons of fuel or water to help get you way off the beaten path.
Being chosen for a spot in the redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum would be "special" enough, but the ICON FJ44 Petersen Special is also notable for being the company's one hundredth custom Land Cruiser. For the occasion, ICON has updated the original FJ40 in a number ways, most obviously expanding the body to include four doors, an adaptation made possible by a custom mandrel-bent Art Morrison frame and hand-crafted aluminum body finished with a polyester hybrid powder coat. A Chevy-sourced 6.2L supercharged V8 provides 530 hp, transferred to the beefy wheels via a 4-speed transmission. It packs tunable Fox Racing shocks, Brembo brakes, and a refined suspension for off-road prowess, while the interior keeps you comfortable with a Vintage Air Gen IV HVAC system routed through anodized aluminum vents, heated seats with Chilewich woven inserts, and a CarPlay-compatible Pioneer touch screen head unit. On display through this fall.
Handcrafted by Classic Recreations in Oklahoma, this continuation Shelby GT500CR Mustang is a fuel injected car with impressive horsepower. Shelby performance parts, rack and pinion steering, race inspired suspension, and oversized disc brakes are all included. And more than $25,000 in upgrades include a 427 ci Ford Performance with a Procharger F1-R to give it more than 800 horsepower. This Shelby Mustang continuation is on a whole new level, and is the most powerful car from Classic Recreations to date.
Gears. Timing. Metal. Mechanical watches and cars are similar in a lot of ways. The Bell & Ross AeroGT Concept celebrates these similarities by serving as a springboard for two new timepieces. This design study was inspired by the grand touring cars of the '50s and '60s, yet updates the idea for modern times with an incredibly low, aerodynamic body, with oversized exhaust pipes that recall jet engines and turbine-like wheels. The jet theme continues with an aileron at the rear, which helps to stabilize the car when cornering — assuming you could actually drive it.
It might share its name with the mullet-piloted muscle cars of your youth, but the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is far from those bare-bones affairs. It's powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8 producing 640 hp, paired to either a rev-matching six-speed manual or a sophisticated 10-speed automatic. Technological advancements are also apparent in the Magnetic Ride suspension, user-selectable Driver Modes, Launch Control, and modern connectivity features. The exterior exudes the car's aggressive nature, with 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, 11 heat exchangers for optimal cooling, a carbon fiber insert and heat extractor in the hood, and a wing-style rear spoiler.
Most motorbikes don't have four wheels. Most aren't powered by Maserati engines, either. Both are defining features of the Lazareth LM847 Quad Motorcycle, essentially a sport bike built around a 4.7L V8 producing 470 hp. Despite its massive engine, it has all the properties you'd expect in a bike, such as handlebars, a low-slung saddle, the ability to lean — at least a little — in the turns, and distinctive headlamps.
Considered by many to be the forerunner of modern super sports models, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in 71' as a one-off. But with the Miura line celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, this piece of automotive legend has been fully restored over the past 12 months. Every panel has been meticulously returned to its original lines and angles and every component has been restored or replaced. Presented in metallic green with tan leather, it's a fitting tribute to an iconic Lambo.
For their first build, Hyde Designs from Cape Town have quickly gained the attention of those with a keen eye for a great looking bike. The Hyde Octavia BMW X Challenge Motorcycle was built in six months and used the BMW X Challenge for its 650 Rotax engine, open swingarm, and main structural frame. The finished product is quite a departure from the BMW though, with an angular custom-welded steel tank and a fiberglass tail. Dubbed "Octavia", it's a dark, modern Café Racer that's sure to turn heads.
Most concepts give us a glimpse of the future. The 1960 Jeep FC 150 Concept gives us an upgrade on the past. As the name suggests, it's based on an FC 150 from 1960, which itself was based on the CJ-5. This new concept keeps the original steel body with full-length cargo box, while replacing the original chassis with one from a 2005 Jeep Wrangler, modified to accept new Dana axles and 17-inch white steel wheels. The interior has been tastefully upgraded as well, with vinyl seat covers, a new headliner, CB radio, a compass, and all-weather floor mats. Powered by a 4.0L PowerTech inline six paired with a 3-speed automatic, it's ready for everything from the trails to the ranch.
Meant to pay homage to the iconic Jeep military vehicles of the past, the Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept mixes the modern build of a Wrangler Unlimited with classic styling and purpose-focused features. It's ready to tackle the same rugged terrain as its namesake the Kaiser M715 with a 4-inch lift kit, Fox shocks, off-road rock rails, 20-inch wheels, and 40-inch tires, and can help out on the trail, too, with an on-board air system, 5-foot cargo bed for gear or injured comrades, Dana axles. The military theme is completed with leather bucket seats, aircraft-style control switches, and a giant compass mounted in the dash.
You're familiar with the iconic Porsche 911 line, but this 911 is nothing like the Porsche that comes to mind. Instead, this 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution is a racer, winning three consecutive Canadian GT championships between 1999 and 2001. It's one of only 14 GT1 race cars in private ownership and is the only ex-racing GT1 Evo to be legalized for street use. Available for sale publicly for the first time ever, this racing rarity can be yours from Sotheby's in May.
More "vision" than "concept", the BMW Vision Next 100 Concept isn't meant to herald some near-term production model. Instead, it's an imagining of the car as it will exist decades down the road. As autonomous driving is considered an inevitability, the 100 has a mode, called "Ease" that retracts the steering wheel, adjusts the seats so it's easier to interact with others in the car, and clouds the windshield for use as a screen. But when you want to take control, the "Boost" mode uses the windshield to overlay information like optimal driving lines, steering points, and speeds. And while all that interior innovation is notable, so too is the exterior, which features a series of triangular "scales" that stretches to accommodate the turning of the faired in wheels, improving aerodynamics. Arriving at a dealer near you sometime in 2055.
Ordered new by the music legend and first registered in September 1985, Sir Elton John's Aston Martin V8 Vantage Saloon is a great example of mid-80s British motoring. It received an RSW 7.0L engine and gearbox upgrade from Richard Stewart Williams, making it a bit sportier than its factory contemporaries, and is presented in its original color of Royal Cherry, with a light magnolia interior set off by exterior-matching Royal Cherry piping. The car has roughly 46,000 miles on the odometer, and comes with the original owner's manual, the Certificate of Origin, service invoices, and a brochure signed by its famous former owner.
Some concept cars are production-ready. The Toyota Setsuna Concept is not one of them. As much an art project as it is a viable production car, this two-seater resembles a boat, and not just in its shape. The majority of the vehicle is built using wood, with different types being used for the various parts — including Japanese cedar for the exterior panels and Japanese birch for the frame. It's powered by an electric motor, but details such as this are irrelevant when talking about a car that's assembled using a traditional Japanese joinery technique that forgoes nails and screws, and that has a 100-year meter inside to help gauge and appreciate the wood's aging process.
Based on a Buell XB12 but with plenty of XR1 components, the Bott XC1 Motorcycle is a cafe racer that's easily self built and customizable. Its secondary fueltank under the rear shock gives it a total fuel capacity of 13 liters, plenty enough to power the 100 hp Thunderstorm V-Twin engine. And while the geometries are the same as the Buell, it shares its frame, secondary tank, swingarm, suspension, wheels, and brakes with the Bott XR1. Available as a kit or in pre-built form.
Freed from the financial troubles (and rather unfortunate name) of its previous incarnation as a Gumpert, the Apollo Arrow is ready to take its place among the world's most stunning cars. Powered by an Audi-sourced 4.0L twin-turbo V8, it outputs 1,000 hp, enough to send the sub 3,000-pound car from 0 to 62 in just 2.9 seconds, topping out at 224 mph. The powerful drivetrain is nearly an afterthought to the F-22 Raptor-inspired exterior, an elongated series of sharp lines and curves that terminates in a point on the front end and in a massive spoiler on the other. Expected to debut in some lucky owners' driveways in 2017.
Pairing the company's historic design ethos with zero emission technology, the Morgan EV3 is the British automaker's first electric production car. It's powered by a liquid-cooled motor driving the rear wheel only, and while handling and agility are paramount, it's still enough power to go from 0-62 in under 9 seconds and hit a top speed of over 90 mph. It's also Morgan's first vehicle with composite carbon panels, fitted over the traditional ash wood frame and finished with a dramatic tail lift not seen since the company's three-wheelers of the 1930s.