Own a spectacular, one-of-a-kind piece of automative history, the 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study ($TBA). This exclusive concept vehicle was made as a partnership between the Detroit luxury carmakers and Carrozzeria Boano, an Italian body manufacturer and designer as a study in forward-looking sports cars. It features a 200 horsepower V8 engine driven through a four-speed automatic transmission, and some of the most original body styling we've seen. Completely restored to its original working condition — and finished out in an ostentatious orange — it will be available at auction this November.
When you want the performance of a modern truck, but don't like the bulky appearance of most trucks today, sometimes the only option is to go with a rebuilt classic like the Legacy Dodge Carryall ($160,000) (from the guys who brought you this). After completing a stage three restoration — returning these trucks to the way they looked coming off the factory floor — they undergo an impressive modernization. They feature an updated interior with modern safety and climate features, as well as modern suspension, brakes, and power train (choose from a 425 horsepower V8 or a 3.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel). They're each finished off with a beautiful rotisserie paint job, in colors like flame red and army gloss green.
Made to replace their former flagship bike, the 848 Superbike, the Ducati 899 Panigale Motorcycle ($15,000) feels comfortable on the road and track. It features an L-twin engine producing 148 horsepower and 93 lb-ft of torque at 9,000 RPM — a slight power increase at lower RPMs compared to its predecessor. A hotter engine combined with a serious electronics package (Ducati Quick Shifter, Ride-by-wire, triple-stage ABS, Traction Control, Engine Brake Control) should make for a fun ride. An aluminum monocoque frame, three-way adjustable suspension, and Brembo brakes will make for great handling no matter where you take it. Available in October.
The Fairlady Z (perhaps better know in America as the Datsun 240Z) formed the basis for the legendary Nissan Safari Rally Z ($TBA). This fastback coupe sported a 215 horsepower inline-six engine that helped it win two East African Rally championships in the early 1970s. Now it's undergoing a complete overhaul, thanks to Nissan's Restoration Club — a group known for bringing historically-significant Nissans like the 1964 Skyline back to life. Expect to see this Z car restored to its former glory by December of this year.
As the oldest son of Bugatti's founder, Jean Bugatti probably could have gotten by on his last name alone — but instead, he designed one of the most exclusive, coveted cars known: the Type 57SC Atlantic. Drawing inspiration from his personal Type 57SC (referred to as La Voiture Noire), and made to recognize Jean Bugatti's professional achievements, the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti Edition ($3 million) is something to behold in all black carbon fiber. This edition is limited to just three models, sports an incredible 1,200 horsepower, and features eye-popping details like a platinum grill surround and badges, a silhouette of the 57SC in the door inserts, a rosewood shifter, and twin five-spoke wheels.
If the Frankfurt Motor Show is any indication, this is shaping up as the year of the crossover SUV — and if that means the Jaguar C-X17 ($TBA) is the new standard, you won't hear much complaining from us. While not particularly daring in terms of style, it has a look that fits surprisingly-nicely with other models we've seen so far from Jaguar, in spite of its higher stance. It's still just a concept, and as is typical, there are scant details about the engine, though it will likely bare some resemblance to its cousins at Land Rover. With any luck, it'll make it into production some time in the near future, making it the first SUV from a company typically known for sports coupes and luxury sedans.
Urban living gives you a great excuse to ditch your wheels and start taking advantage of your proximity to everything — but often you're not willing to rely entirely on the power of your legs to get you where you need to go. Greyp Bikes ($8,000) give you a choice, letting you use them as a bike when you want it, or a motorcycle when you need it. With a maximum speed of about 40 mph, and a range of almost 75 miles, it's the perfect vehicle for getting around the city, whether you choose to pedal, use battery power, or both. An LCD panel gives you all kinds of useful feedback, a fingerprint scanner lets you customize the experience and access for multiple riders, and the battery can reach a full charge in just under an hour and a half.
The BMW i8 ($136,000) provides an emphatic counterpoint to everyone out there who says a hybrid can't possibly be a fun car to drive — like it or not, this is the future. At its heart is a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, capable of generating 231 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. That power is delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Up front an electric engine generates additional horsepower and torque, boosting the figures to 362 and 320 respectively. It'll get up to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds, all while maintaining an average fuel economy of 94 mpg (which is nothing short of unbelievable). Oh, and the swan-winged coupe is absolutely gorgeous, but we didn't have to tell you that.
Unfortunately, the Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept ($TBA) is just one of those things that's too good to be true — too strange and too exciting to ever make it into production — but that shouldn't stop you drooling over it. A sort of supercar crossover, this Audi boasts a twin-turbocharged V-10 diesel TDI engine that outputs 544 horsepower and a staggering 738 pound-feet of torque. All that muscle coupled with a special variant of their Quattro all-wheel drive system and adjustable ground clearance would make this car fairly capable on even the roughest roads. As if that wasn't enough, it gets 30 miles to the gallon, and features integral steering (the rear wheels turn slightly in the opposite direction of the front wheels, giving it better handling in turns). Here's hoping at least some of this tech sees the streets one day soon.
If you're in the market for a beautiful, luxury four-door, you're in luck — the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Edition ($TBA), while billed as a limited edition concept, is really a preview for the future of this Italian carmaker. Its elegant appearance is the result of a partnership with Italian luxury menswear house Ermenegildo Zegna, most apparent in the well-appointed interior (finished out in leather and textiles from Zegna). Outside it features a gorgeous paint job, primed in flat black, and finished in platinum with aluminum flecks. Details on the engine likely won't be announced until its debut in Frankfurt next week.
We've watched as a slew of luxury crossovers have either entered the market, or been teased as concepts at various auto shows — but none of them look quite like the Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept ($TBA). Its creased design and spindle grill look sharp enough to cut you if you get too close, and the headlights suggest the face of a Japanese mecha ready to battle a kaiju onslaught. Details on the power plant are still fuzzy (though they may become clearer when it debuts in Frankfurt), but apparently it will sport a hybrid engine tuned for the kind of torque an SUV demands.
As if the Ford GT wasn't incredible enough off the factory line, the guys at Galpin Auto Sports went and made it into a truly-modern super car, the Galpin Ford GTR1 ($1,024,000). Based on the GT's original chassis, the GTR1 has been completely reworked, from the restyled carbon fiber body, to the obscenely-powerful engine. The mid-mounted 5.4-liter V8 engine sports twin turbochargers, and an output of 1,024 horsepower and 739 lb-ft of torque — all that power mixed with a weight of only 3,000 pounds means it can hit over 225 mph, 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, and 100 mph in 6.8 seconds. A nearly-perfect weight distribution of 51/49 and carbon ceramic brakes help it handle as well as it moves, and a limited run of only six cars make it as exclusive as it is fast.