Typically, we'd be aghast if someone took a final-year Classic and chopped it up. In the case of this 1995 Range Rover Troop Carrier, we'll make an exception. For the conversion, the doors, roof, and rear gate were removed, turning the five-door SUV into a truck more like the original Land Rover. The modifications include a 4.6-liter V8, lifted suspension, custom roll bar, new fabric top, rear jump seats, and 16″ Rostyles wheels.
One of only six ever built and the only one done to "superlight" specification, this 1969 MG MGC GTS Sebring is a unique vintage racer. Its body is made from steel in the center, with aluminum exterior panels to save weight, and legendary racer/original owner John Chatham lightened it further by installing an aluminum block for the 2,912 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine and magnesium alloy wheels. He raced the car in various events throughout the '70s before finally selling the car in 2004. It's since undergone a restoration to get it competition-ready once again, and arrives with FIA paperwork.
There might not be any more Defenders rolling off the assembly line, but that doesn't mean people are going to stop putting their own spin on the venerable off-roader. The Icon Land Rover Defender is one such example, keeping the original's rugged looks intact while adding a host of performance, handling, and creature comfort improvements. It's powered by a 6.2 GM Erod V8 producing over 430 hp — over triple that of the original — paired to a GM automatic transmission for easy shifting and Dynatrac axles for a better ride both on- and off-road. There's also new custom bumpers, 100% LED lighting, and a custom built roll cage that fits under the new Mercedes canvas soft top, making it both safer and quieter. Inside, there's a modern sound system, Chilewich upholstery on the seats for an upscale look, and a cold-rolled and stainless steel dash that took over 200 hours to make, serving as a reminder of just how much thought was put into this rebuild.
There aren't many cars that look like this 1954 Jaguar XK120M. There aren't many with as rich a history, either. It started life as a regular XK120 Roadster, shipped from the factory in Coventry to New York, and delivered to Tom Jaycox, who proceeded to turn it into a road-drivable race car. Carpets, seats, and the windshield were removed in the name of weight reduction, furthered by the holes drilled in the frame, trunk, and under the hood. An LT1 race seat was procured from Europe, Leyland Motors was consulted about modifications for the engine, aluminum rimmed C-type wheels were installed, and eventually, the machine was raced alongside his brother's red XK120M. It's since been fully restored, but retains the weathered details that link it to its unique history, making it one of the most special Jaguars available today.
The Land Rover Defender and Chevrolet Corvette are two of the most iconic vehicles ever produced. So it only makes sense to combine them. The East Coast Defender Beast SUV pairs the Rover's off-road prowess and masculine lines with the Corvette's power, resulting in a highly capable ride. It's powered by an LS3 Stingray engine linked to Ashcroft drive shafts and axles, capable of moving the entire package from 0-60 in under seven seconds. There are upgraded brakes for added stopping power, and the interior has an 8-piece JBL speaker system, hand-stitched racing seats for secure but comfortable travelling, and a Momo steering wheel for precise maneuvers.
You'll recognize the distinctive Cayenne appearance right away, but you get much more than meets the eye with the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition. Offered for a limited time, you can choose from the Cayenne S E-Hybrid or the standard Cayenne Platinum Edition. Each features 20-inch RS Spyder design wheels, eight-way adjustable sport seats, and stainless steel door sills with illuminated "Platinum Edition" lettering. You're also treated to Bi-xenon headlights, Power Steering Plus, navigation, a Bose Surround Sound system, and front and rear Park Assist. Available later this year in solid black and white paint finishes or with optional Jet Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrara White, or Rhodium Silver metallic paints.
Since Ford didn't make proto-SUVs or four-wheel drives back in the day, they had to get assistance in building this 1951 Ford F1 Ranger Marmon-Herrington. One of only 54 ever built, 11 still around, and only 2 to be restored, it started out as a panel delivery truck before being sent to Marmon-Herrington who converted it to 4x4 and added the Seibert custom body. The result is a fascinating look at Ford's first ever "Ranger", completely restored over two years to 100% original condition, with a flathead V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, correct Ford Sheridan Blue paint job, and only 74 miles on the odometer.
While there are other aftermarket Ferrari tuning houses, none are as known as Novitec Rosso. This Novitec Rosso Ferrari F12 N-Largo-S shows you why, as they've taken the Ferrari F12berlinetta to the next level. Enhancements include a new body-kit with about 3 inches of extra width upfront and 5 and a half at the back, and new carbon fiber additions including the front and rear bumpers. There's also a new high-performance exhaust system, and the 6.3-liter V12 has been upped from 731 horsepower to 781 — giving it speed that maxes out close to 222 mph.
Introduced in the UK at the end of 1967, the Ford Escort Mark 1 isn't what you expect when you think of the modern Escort series. This 1974 Ford Escort MK1 provides a glimpse into the past, when Mark 1 Escorts were one of the most successful rally cars around. It's undergone a complete restoration, adding a lightweight Group 4 body, fiberglass hood and trunk, and a 2 liter FIA racing engine capable of just over 200 horsepower. Since it's restoration, it's only seen two hours of usage, and is a fine piece to add to any rally car enthusiast's collection.
Powered by an all-new five-cylinder aluminum engine, the Audi TT RS takes the company's pocket-sized racer and gives it track-ready performance. An advanced traction control system routes the car's 400 hp to all four wheels, letting the coupe move from 0-62 in just 3.7 seconds, with the roaster following just 0.2 seconds behind. The interior is pleasantly modern, with aluminum or carbon trim, racing-inspired steering wheel controls, and a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit that displays everything from speed and RPMs to torque and G-forces. It's all wrapped in an agressive body that's dominated by a huge grille in the front and OLED lights in the rear.
Like its open-air Boxster cousin, the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman is powered by a mid-mounted turbocharged flat-four engine. But unlike the Boxster, it has a roof, giving it a look that recalls classic Stuttgart builds of old. The standard model gets a 2.0L engine good for 300 hp and a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds, while the S model has a 2.5L powerplant producing 350 hp, and can move from 0-60 in 4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 177 mph. Other notable features include firmer springs and sway bars, a quicker steering rack borrowed from the 911 Turbo, and a redesigned interior with all the gadget-friendly tech you'd expect.
When most people think of an end-of-the-world vehicle, they think of Mad Max-style weapons on wheels. The Immortus Solar Car was designed for a similar scenario, but in a totally different way. Drawing on world solar challenge racer design, it uses a combination of built-in solar panels, an aerodynamic, lightweight body, and rugged design to enable you to move around long after the gas dries up and the grid withers away. It has a range of over 340 miles, a top speed of over 90 mph, and an unlimited range at speeds of roughly 35 mph, and can carry two people with hand luggage, both on-road and off.
When you think about Italian automobiles, a 4-wheel drive isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Designed for Italy's Armed Forces as a response to the Jeep, this 1962 Fiat 1101A Campagnola has been in the same collection for nearly 55 years. This well-preserved gem has been kept in its ordinal condition, allowing for the natural patina from the last 5 decades to show through. Powered by its original 1,901cc inline 4-cylinder engine, this heady-duty off-roader donnes the same rugged lines as its American counterpart but is set apart by its unique Italian roots. It's set for auction May 14th.
When adding to your car collection, rarity tops every enthusiast's list. Being the last of only ten ever made, the 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider is about as scarce as they come. The first "one of those red Italian things" can be seen in The Thomas Crown Affair and was later acquired by the film's star Steve McQueen. Although the car has passed through many pristine collections and has seen some minor restorations, chassis number 11057 maintains fully matching numbers throughout and includes the original Colombo V12 engine. It'll be auctioned off in Monaco May 14th, and could top the prior NART Spider record of $27.5 million.
No state secrets were stolen in the making of this 1965 Mustang Espionage, but its true capabilities might be a secret — until you step on the gas. This vintage sleeper is powered by a 427 cubic inch LS7 V8 mated to a huge Whipple supercharger for a total output of 959 hp, routed to the rear custom forged wheels via a six-speed manual and custom driveshaft. It also has a Flowmaster exhaust, Baer brakes to bring things to a halt, and Recaro seats. But what's on the outside is nearly as interesting: a 100% carbon fiber body that's two inches wider on each side, clad in Spy Green paint to hide its telltale weave and far lighter than the normal body, making it even quicker than you'd expect.
Inspired by the Yamaha BW200 — a bike that was company founder John Ryland's first ride, and he describes as "a two-wheeled three-wheeler" — the Classified Moto BW650 Motorcycle is ready for both on- and off-road adventure. The BW200 didn't just serve as a design guide, though, as it also supplied the rear swing arm, attached to a Honda XR650L donor with Yamaha WR250R forks. Also notable are the custom triple trees, stainless exhaust and intake, upholstered waxed canvas and leather seat, and the impossible-to-miss oversized STI Black Diamond tires.
With swooping lines and a punchy 1.6 L flat-four engine, the 1961 Porsche 356 B 1600 S Roadster by D'Ieteren is an enjoyable vintage warm weather drive. This particular example was built in May 1961, and saw plenty of use from its original San Franciscan owner before being shipped up the coast to Portland. It's since undergone a five-year restoration to bring it to the excellent state it's in today, complete with the original matching-numbers engine and color combo of slate grey with red leather interior. It'll be auctioned off in its homeland of Germany next month.
Based largely on the V8 Vantage GTE race car, the Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is a track-ready, street-legal rocket. It's powered by a modified version of the company's 4.7L V8, channeling its 440 hp through your choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed Sportshift transmission. Of course, power is only half the equation, with the weight kept down by plentiful carbon fiber in the front splitter, front and rear bumpers, fenders, side sills, rear diffuser, sports seats, and, optionally, both the roof and the rear wing. It still has air conditioning and a modern infotainment system, but even those can't stop it from being the lightest, most powerful V8 Vantage ever.
The Tesla Model S was already a great vehicle, so there was little reason to give it a full overhaul. That said, the 2017 Tesla Model S does offer several notable improvements over prior models. Most obvious is the switch from the more traditional front end to one seemingly borrowed from the Model X, with no grille and a sliver of black in the center. Also on board is the Bioweapon Defense Mode HEPA air filtration system from the X, full LED adaptive headlights, updated seats, an upgraded charger, and two new wood decor options. And unlike most refreshes, the new models are available starting today.
The Audi A8 L is already a large vehicle. The Audi A8 L Extended is much larger. In development for nearly a year, it's 20.9 feet long with a wheelbase that's 3.6 feet longer than the L, and uses its extra room to make space for two more doors and two more seats. The result is a car that comfortably seats six adults while offering all the luxury and tech touches you'd expect. It's powered by a 3.0 TFSI engine putting out 310 hp, moves from 0-60 in seven seconds, and has Quattro all-wheel drive. All that car takes some serious stopping power, so it borrows the brakes from the sporty S8, and it also has extra tubes and cross braces to help maintain its rigidity. Supposedly a one-off build, the company is already received inquiries into building more — but no word on whether it actually will.
Designed by Marcello Gandini of Lamborghini Miura fame and presented as Italy's design contribution for Expo 67, the 1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal shares a bond with the more famous raging bull while forming an identity all its own. This particular example was built during the prototype period after 1970, but is blessed with the V8 racing engine from the Tipo 33 instead of the 4-cylinder of the original concept. It's blue body is in great shape, with none of the telltale corrosion the model is known for, and contrasts well with the beige leather interior. It has roughly 94,000 km on the odometer and will be auctioned off in Berlin.
Popular reaction to Batman v Superman has been less than stellar. We expect a better reception for this Batmobile Future Concept. Created by Bulgarian designer Encho Enchev, it draws on the iconic vehicle's rich history — from the days of Adam West to the Tumblr and the Transformers-meets-Mad Max rig Affleck drives — to form something altogether new. Low slung with only a pair of visible guns, it's part military, part Lamborghini, and instantly identifiable with the Caped Crusader.
Continuing a trend of companies offering like-new cars that are actually decades old, the Land Rover Series I Reborn gives you a chance to buy one of these legendary SUVs in a state that's as close as you can get to its 1948 debut. Only 25 will be made, picked by experts for maximum authenticity, then restored to original specification by Land Rover Classic using original and meticulously sourced authentic parts. It will be available in five period-appropriate colors — Light Green, Bronze Green, RAF Blue, Dove Grey and Poppy Red — and each owner will be able to follow the restoration at the Classic workshop inside the original Solihull Defender production center.
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.