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Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

Pit it up against the GTC4Lusso and the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso T might seem a touch underpowered. In reality it’s a lot more sensible — if we can say that about any Ferrari — for most drivers. The four-seater features a responsive 3.9-litre turbo V8 in the place of the Lusso’s V12 that generates 601 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels only. The simpler drivetrain and smaller engine mean both weight savings and improved fuel economy even if its top speed and 0 to 62 spring take a very slight hit, which are 208 mph and 3.4 seconds, respectively, on the GTC4Lusso. Best of all the T will be more affordable but so far precise pricing details are lacking.

Learn more at Ferrari – $TBA

GET IT: $TBA

Rides

Night Shift Bikes Leafy Savage

So named because they were conceived and built on free time after his 9 to 5 grind, Matt Candler’s Leafy Savage, under the Night Shift Bikes moniker, is as mean as it is green. It started with a 2003 Suzuki Savage, stripped of its gas-fuelled propulsion system and fitted with a 40 horsepower peak Enertrac motor on its rear wheel — no transmission needed. He then upgraded the shocks and threw in a large battery pack composed of the same cells used in Nissan’s Leaf. It’s got a range of 100 miles and the appeal of a Tesla wrapped into a sleek two-wheeled package. Not sure he’ll be willing to part with it or any of his previous creations but it won’t hurt to try.

Learn more at Night Shift Bikes – $TBA

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Travel

Airstream Basecamp Trailer

We can’t all afford to buy dedicated a recreation vehicle, let alone to store it. The Airstream Basecamp Trailer is the next best thing. Both small and tough enough to take anywhere, this trailer only requires a mid-size SUV with which to pull it. It’s got the same aluminum panels as Airstream’s full-sized Land Yacht along with panoramic front windows, subtle tones inside that accentuate the view, and room to sit five and sleep two. A full kitchen with stove, sink, microwave, and fridge negates the need to eat out three times a day and an on-board bath and restroom means you won’t need to use local gyms for showering. It’s also pre-wired for solar should you opt for renewable power sources, features ventilation and heating, the latter for both the cabin and water, and comes with a Bluetooth Bose SoundLink Color speaker which is more than enough to fill the trailer with booming sound.

Find it at Airstream – $35,000

GET IT: $35,000

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Glider Yacht Super Sports SS18

It’s not equipped with the biggest deck, but the Glider Yacht Super Sports SS18 makes up for it with a forward-thinking design that puts the boat high above the surface of the water. Glider achieved this thanks to a unique wing system that glides through water at the base of waves, avoiding the choppiness of conventional boats that are thrust up and down as they necessarily and helplessly ride on top of wave peaks. This technology coupled with very low drag lets the SS18 hit speeds of over 56 knots (64 miles per hour) with absolute stability and comfort as well as high manoeuvrability. Power is supplied by four 270-horsepower supercharged engines linked to underwater jets that run fairly quietly, but if a combined 1,080 horsepower isn’t enough for your tastes then the upcoming 3,400 horsepower Hyper Sport HS18 — which will go from 0 to 62 in under 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of over 96 knots (110 mph) — should be.

Hit up Glider Yachts for more information – $TBA [via]

GET IT: $TBA

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Dark Knight Batpod

Originally used to escape the wreckage of the Tumbler, The Dark Knight’s Batpod is wholly worthy of the tank with which it shares two wheels. Now you can bid on one of the six Batpod props used in filming the later two films in the trilogy, equipped with a Honda 750 engine, fibreglass body panels, prop weaponry, and massive 31-inch Hoosier racing tires on both ends. It’s not perfect — there’s a touch of corrosion on the chassis and it’s sustained some damage to the left gun mount with use on set — but the unique prop still looks amazing displayed on the included metal support stand. Though a bit of work is needed to make it rideable again: the battery, fuel tank, and throttle controls have all been removed.

Learn more at Prop Store – est. $80,000

GET IT: $80,000+

Sports & Outdoors

Can-Am Maverick X3

Slick, paved roads too tame for your taste? Fortunately the Can-Am Maverick X3 is built to drive off of them. Low seating and a low centre of gravity keep this machine — and you — glued to the ground through terrain both smooth and rough with up to 24-inches of suspension travel thanks to Fox 3.0 Podium RC2 HPG shocks along with plenty of clearance (15-inches) to not have to worry about going in too fast. Which is bound to happen often considering it’s equipped with a 154 horsepower turbocharged Rotax ACE engine that kicks it from zero to 60 in a blistering quick 4.9 seconds. Available in three models with two wheel widths (64 or 72 inches) in several colors and customizable with a long line of optional accessories.

Learn more at Can-Am – $23,000+

Cars

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept

Paying homage to the indulgent age of the aero coupés, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept is nothing if not bold. This massive 2+2 coupé boasts a dominating bonnet and trailing roofline that feels far more futuristic than retro despite its inspiration. Inside, the front windscreen augments the view of the road with driving-related data, contrasting nicely with large leather seats (perhaps better described as sofas?) and elm wood used for flooring. Most surprisingly it’s electric, with one motor driving each wheel for a combined total of about 738 horsepower, pressing on from 0 to 62 in under four seconds and up to its electronically governed top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Read more at Mercedez-Benz – $TBA

Rides

Motoped Survival

Versatile as hell and far faster than your unpowered bicycle, the Motoped Survival is ready for the unexpected. You can pedal if you need to — for instance, if you’d like to keep noise levels down or if the fuel tank has dried out — but the latter’s unlikely considering two optional side-mounted fuel tanks can take you up to 300 miles between fill-ups. It comes with one of two engines (or none, if you’d like to add your own): a 49cc pumping out 2 horsepower or a 125cc giving 7.78 horsepower. Both also include adjustable DNM front suspension forks with 6- to 8-inches of travel, a DNM shock for the rear, Hayes Prime DH Hydraulic brakes, and a large aluminum rear rack capable of holding 30 pounds of gear.

Learn more at Motoped – $3,200 to $3,800

Sports & Outdoors

Taurus 2×2 All Terrain Motorcycle

It’s not the first rugged-as-hell Russian-made vehicle to grace these pages, and we’re sure it won’t be the last. The Taurus 2×2 All Terrain Motorcycle gives you the all-terrain capabilities of an ATV — i.e. powerful, individually-driven wheels — minus two of them. It’s just as ready to take on a wide variety of conditions and conveniently comes apart to store in the back of a large SUV or truck, the totality of its parts weighing just under 200 pounds. And since it’s more narrow than four-wheeled ATVs it’s better suited for densely packed forests. It’s not yet available outside of Russia but should be by around the end of this year.

Learn more at Moto2x2 – $TBA [via]

Cars

Bristol Bullet Speedster

Rescued from insolvency but five years ago, Bristol’s back with its first car since its new ownership took the reigns: the timely 70th anniversary edition Bullet Speedster. Each model is hand made in Chichester and is as bold as it is big, with a powerful stance and an attention-grabbing aeronautics-inspired shape. Contrasting with its more traditional design is the use carbon fibre composites in the making of its body for high rigidity and an overall low weight. This shows on its 0-62 time of 3.8 seconds and top speed of 155 miles per hour, though the 4.8 litre BMW V8 Hercules engine under the hood, producing 370 horsepower and almost equivalent torque, helps a bit with this as well. The speedster’s also fitted with modern amenities like Bluetooth/WiFi, a media center with digital radio, and contoured sports seats for long distance comfort.

Learn more at Bristol – roughly $330,000

Travel

Bruder Expedition EXP-6

Stick to the road, or don’t. The Bruder Expedition EXP-6 will follow either way. With Four Corner Independent Air Suspension its wheels have double the travel of conventional independent systems and can be controlled on the fly to better suit current conditions. Once you’ve arrived adjust the height to your stature before enjoying its full amenities, including a flat screen TV with surround sound audio, a queen sized bed, a rest room with shower, a whole lot of storage, and several optional bunk beds — not to mention an extendable awning outside that covers a slide out kitchen and fold down external table. The tapered chassis is also air tight to keep out mud, sand, salt, and water, so you won’t need to worry about your trailer any more than you do about the vehicle pulling it.

Learn more at Bruder Expedition – $TBA

Cars

1943 Volkswagon KdF Type 60 Beetle

Originally delivered to the chief of the Red Cross in Berlin, this 1943 Volkswagon KdF Type 60 Beetle — built only a handful of years after the original Beetle was conceived — was rediscovered in Poland 16 years ago and expertly restored using genuine KdF parts. The near immaculate vehicle boasts an original stealthy black on black paint job and only shows a bit more color on the inside — and on the driver’s door, which is emblazoned with a red cross over a white circle. It’s being auctioned off by The Finest, so if you fancy a mid-war Beetle along with all accompanying historical documentation, service history, and manuals, this may be one of the best chances you get.

Learn more at The Finest – estimated $275,000 to $350,000

Cars

2017 Porsche Panamera

It’s been seven years since its initial release so the 2017 Porsche Panamera was due for some revisiting. The second gen Panamera fortifies the car’s raison d’être of luxurious comfort with sports car performance, the latter thanks to three new biturbo direct injection engines: a V8 delivering 550hp in the Turbo, a V6 producing 440hp for the 4S, and a 422hp V8 diesel in the 4S Diesel. All can be coupled to permanent all-wheel drive and a new eight-speed dual clutch transmission. Inside the cabin you’ll find a slew of assistance systems — some optional — which include a night vision that detects people and animals with a thermal camera as well as LED matrix headlights that shine light on people beyond the normal range. Other interior niceties include a panoramic tilt roof, massage seats, and a 3D Burmester sound system. The outside has also been reworked to boast a sleeker and longer silhouette along with a longer wheelbase and faster roofline. Punch it and the fastest one will hit 62 mph in 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 190 mph, with a concealed spoiler that splits and extends out from above the trunk.

Read more at Porsche’s newsroom – $100,000+