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Porsche Peels Out Track-Ready 718 Cayman GT4 RS

With the release of the Cayman GT4 RS, Porsche unveils its highest performance 718 series car ever. So far, we’ve seen only the official Nürburgring lap time of 7:09.3 and the leaked images, which suggest the forthcoming Cayman will be powered by a flat-six pushing more than 500 horsepower. Enhanced aerodynamics in the front splitter & exit venting mark it as a serious track-ready ride.

Mercedes-Maybach Introduces Limited S680 Edition 100

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Maybach, Mercedes-Maybach created the limited S680 Edition 100. This super sedan is powered by a twin-turbo V12 that pumps out 600+ horsepower through all 4 wheels. In contrast to the classic petrol powertrain, the S680’s interior is very futuristic; oversized touchscreens, white perfed leather, and MM branding throughout. If the big chrome Maybach badges don’t make its lineage obvious, the 2-tone paint surely will: Cirrus Silver and Nautical Blue. Available 2022.

Nissan Introduces 2021 GT-R T-Spec

Paying homage to its iconic Skyline heritage, the 2021 Nissan GT-R T-Spec is a true track-ready performer boasting 565 horsepower output via its twin-turbo R38DETT engine. The limited model also gets wider fender flares, a carbon-fiber rear spoiler, blacked-out hood ducts, and gold-colored forged aluminum wheels. If you’re ready for the thrill of right-hand drive drift, it’s a sweet import.

Morgan Steers Into the Rough with Plus Four CX-T

The hand-built Britishness of Morgan is the whole appeal of their classic roadsters. With the launch of their all-new Plus Four CX-T, they’re taking that legacy off-road. But not with 4-wheel drive or a big suspension lift. They gave it some low-key coil overs, doubled the clearance to 9-inches & put a BMW 4-banger under the bonnet. It retains its rigid drive feel and very lightweight build, ensuring it will absolutely rip down those side-roads and dirt detours.

The Latest “Gemballa” Porsche Variant is Built for Off-Road Action

Marc Gemballa, whose father led the renowned Porsche performance house Gemballa, has been busy building his own custom rides. His debut creation is the Martien. This adventure-sport variant of the 911 boasts 750-horsepower & big knobby tires for slinging gravel while the sculpted lines of the body kit make it look like a factory car.

For 2022, Porsche Rolls Out a Faster, Leaner 911 GTS

There are options aplenty if you want to drive a 2022 Porsche 911 GTS. The latest 992-generation GTS coupe & convertible will be available in both rear-wheel and AWD configurations as well as an AWD Targa variant. Powered by a twin-turbo 3-liter flat-six, it outputs 437-horsepower through either an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic or a 7-speed manual transmission. All models are available for order now to be delivered in the early months of ’22.

Sotheby’s To Auction Off 7 Bowler-Built Custom Rovers

Among the global cult of the retro-mod Land Rover, the name Drew Bowler is synonymous with the best & baddest. Now operating within the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team, Bowler’s custom builds are highly coveted exotic rides. But here’s your chance: Seven of these rare rigs are coming to auction with RM Sotheby’s in Paris on February 13.

Ferrari SF90 Spider: Sun & Fun at 200MPH

After years in development, Ferrari’s all-new 2021 SF90 Spider has finally arrived. Powered by a 986-horsepower hybrid drivetrain comprised of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 & three electric motors, it is truly a super car, capable of 211MPH & 0-62 in 2.5 seconds. The fact that it also goes topless is another bonus. The top can open and close at speeds up to 30mph.

Blechmann’S R18 is One Bad Beemer

Designed by renowned Austrian customizer Blechmann for BMW Motorrad, this custom R18 merges classic racing motifs, premium materials, and modern performance. The front fairing is unmistakable, setting off a wide, low and muscular build from its recessed LED headlight array to the tone of its sweeping chrome straight pipes. One of one.

The 2021 Ghibli Hybrid is the First Electrified Maserati

With the unveiling of the 2021 Ghibli Hybrid, Maserati is casually breezing into the electric vehicle space. The luxury full-size 4-door sedan features a 48-volt hybrid system driven by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric supercharger. The output: 325 horsepower and impressive top speeds north of 150MPH. The car won’t be coming to the United States in 2021 but we suspect that could change.

The Ineos Grenadier Celebrates An Off-Road Icon

Created from the ground-up in homage to the original off-road adventure-mobile, the iconic Land Rover Defender, Ineos’ forthcoming Grenadier SUV is designed to perform in the world’s harshest environments—a hardworking, utilitarian 4X4 & decidedly un-luxurious. African safari-tough yet modern. Created through an engineering partnership with Magna Steyr, the Grenadier’s full specs and build sheet are still under wraps. Due for release late 2021.

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The Iconic Range Rover Looks Amazing At Fifty

To mark the 50th anniversary of the original luxury SUV, Land Rover’s iconic Range Rover, the brand designed a limited edition of which they’ll build just 1,970 vehicles, denoting the year of its arrival. With commemorative Range Rover 50 branding & badging plus heritage paint colors—along with its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8—this luxe modern Rover pays homage to its storied legacy. Available fall 2020.

Aston Martin Rolls Out Roofless V12 Speedster

Aston Martin’s 2021 V12 Speedster is the latest in the marquee’s recent run of uniquely badass limited-run cars. With no roof and no windshield, the 700-horsepower twin-turbo’d Speedster is anything but ordinary. Inside & out carbon fiber is used to reduce weight, while its luxury interior is marked by leather & aviation-inspired details. Which fits, because 186MPH with no windshield will definitely feel like flying.

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The Koenigsegg Gemera is Faster than Your Hybrid

The Koenigsegg Gemera is a 1700-horsepower mid-engine hybrid with seating for four. A rare and very limited super car that its creator, Christian von Koenigsegg, has been developing for nearly 20 years. It is ultra-light, featuring copious use of carbon fiber, and is powered by a high-tech hybrid engine design consisting of a twin-turbo 2.0-liter three-cylinder camless gas engine and 3 electric motors mated to a direct-drive transmission. Merging modern luxury and ridiculous performance with a range over 600 miles, it is a versatile little hybrid.

Polestar Takes Aim At Tesla with Futuristic Precept 4-Door

The Volvo-owned offshoot Polestar has just unveiled its latest all-electric creation. The Precept, due for its official debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, is a luxury 4-door grand tourer that has Tesla in its sights. The forward-thinking design of the vehicle utilizes materials like recycled fishing nets & plastic bottles as well as natural fibers for the interior, resulting in a 50 percent savings in weight and an 80 percent reduction in plastic waste. Beneath a panoramic roof, its sleek interior features a 15-inch touchscreen & digital screens instead of rearview mirrors.

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2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, The World’s Fastest Convertible Roof

With its 503-horse twin-turbo V8 and a 0-60 speed of 3.7, Aston Martin’s forthcoming 2021 Vantage Roadster is a low, compact powerhouse that will hit 190MPH on the straightaway. The balanced lines of the coupe intact, the Roadster showcases a unique Z-Fold roof mechanism that the carmaker reports is the “world’s fastest convertible roof.” The top drops in just 6.7 seconds & raises back up in 6.8, and it does this at speeds up to 31MPH.

Porsche’s 992 “Belgian Legend” Edition Celebrates an F1 Icon

The Belgian Legend edition is the first special edition for Porsche’s new 992 4S series car. Honoring the 75th birthday of F1 icon Jacky Bernard Ickx, the 444 horsepower 2-seater features an X Blue paint scheme—matching the driver’s racing helmet as well as interior details, like unique piping on the seats and branded stitching on headrests, and Ickx signature integrated into car’s B-pillars and key fob. Only 75 of these Formula One inspired coupes will be produced.

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Audi Rolls Out 2020 RS Q8

The 2020 Audi RS Q8  is the fastest & sportiest Audi SUV yet. A 591-horsepower V8 plus mild hybrid system gives it a top speed of 190MPH with loads of torque. It features adaptive AWD, an active anti-roll system & rear-wheel steering. Flagship features & finish from its moon roof to its 23-inch Pirelli P Zero tires mark it as a mean machine.

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Mercedes-Maybach Unveils GLS 600 SUV

The world’s first Mercedes-Maybach SUV has arrived. The 2021 GLS 600 features two-tone candy paint, 22-inch rims, and an interior that looks like next year’s Learjet Liberty—everything you expect of the marque. It’s powered by a 500-hp V8 and the vehicle raises and lowers automatically on an AirMatic system to make it easier to get in & out.

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The Ramsmobile RM-X2 is an Exotic Hypercar from the Future

The 999-horsepower carbon-body RM-X2 from Belarus-based Ramsmobile is an absolutely ridiculous ride. It’s bulletproof and it floats, so it can be driven on the water with power coming from a jet propulsion system. A futuristic gold-trimmed interior includes features like electronic hookahs and a bio-hazard filtering air purification system. It rides on air-adjust suspension and 24-inch wheels. Multiple motor options are available including GM’s 6.2-liter LT5 V8, the same powerplant used in the Corvette C7 ZR1.