It's not just a powerful car. It's not just the most powerful Cadillac. It's the most powerful product in the company's 112-year history. In case you're not getting it, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is a screamer, delivering 640 hp from a new supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine. The powerplant is paired with a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission, third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, improved structural stiffness, forged aluminum wheels wrapped in specially developed Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, a carbon fiber hood for reduced weight, Brembo brakes, and advanced technology like a front curb-view camera, parking assist, and blind spot alerts. The result is a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, a top speed of 200 mph, and a huge grin on your face when you get behind the wheel.
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.
Tubercles. That's the name for the bumpy area on the fins of humpback whales, and it's also the inspiration for the Nemesis Fins from Speedo. Tubercles create surface area for water to pass over, allowing you to push more water and pick up speed when you need it most. And with square openings named blow valves, water is captured and forced through creating more force on downward kicks. And while it has plenty in common with whales, these were made for you, with superior arch support, extra toe space, and a graduated instep for exceptional comfort.