The beloved Defender will see its decades-long run end later this year as UK production of the current model winds down. Toast this lasting legacy with the Land Rover Defender Celebration Series. Created to celebrate a different element of the vehicle's character, each of the three limited edition models has its own focus. The Autobiography Edition offers luxury features like duo-tone paint, Windsor leather upholstery, and a power upgrade, while the Heritage Edition is a shout out to early models, with a Grasmere Green exterior, contrasting white roof, and heritage grille and graphics. Finally, the Adventure Edition comes with offroad-friendly features like underbody protection, Goodyear MT/R tires, and unique decals. Sadly, you won't be able to buy them here, but you can still pick up a restored model from West Coast Defenders, which is featured in our Winter issue.
There's no doubt that autonomous cars are coming sooner rather than later, but despite its allure, we don't expect to the see Mercedes-Benz F105 Autonomous Concept rolling off dealers' lots anytime soon. A concept in the true sense of the word, this streamlined car sports a lounge-like interior that allows all four occupants to face each other, with manual control available when necessary simply by spinning the driver's seat around. Other features include exterior LED fields to indicate control mode, a seamless, monolithic exterior, six display screens that respond to gestures, eye tracking, and touch, and a space-age interior made from walnut, Nappa leather, metal, and glass.
Few American cars are more recognizable than the Shelby Cobra. Now you can celebrate this iconic ride with the 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427. Created to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Shelby Cobra 427, 50 of these special edition rides are being produced. They're available with either an aluminum or fiberglass bodies — the former available in polished aluminum or blue with white stripes, the latter only in blue/white — and features special gold badging, logos, and details, and will come with a CSX serial number reserved especially for this series.