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Mercedes-Benz Arrow460-Granturismo

Most of their vehicles are restricted to land. Not the Mercedes-Benz Arrow460-Granturismo Yacht. This watercraft measures in at 46 feet and features two 480 horsepower engines at its core, but will instead turns heads thanks to its unique flowing lines and futuristic, minimal design. There’s room for 10 passengers across the yacht, including on a retractable terrace in the stern, a built-in sun deck, and the possibility of opening side windows as well as the large windscreen across the front. Other luxurious features that we’d come to expect from Mercedes include air conditioning, a wine cellar, a high end sound system, an ice machine, and electronically dimmable smart glass used in all the glass over the cabin.

Learn more at Mercedes-Benz – $TBA (but likely around $1,700,000)

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URB-E Black Label Electric Folding Scooter

Small and light enough (at 35 pounds) to carry into the office and still fast enough to get you there on time, the URB-E Black Label Electric Folding Scooter is the future of transportation — or at least some iteration of it. A large 36V lithium ion battery powers its 250W brushless motor and attains a range of 20 miles, hitting speeds of up to 15 mph on the way. The Black Label edition boasts a black on black aluminum and carbon fiber frame plus a sports tuned controller for added torque and acceleration, as well as never flat tires, cross-drilled rear disc brakes, and integrated shock absorbers underneath the seat that smooth out the ride. And each is made in Pasadena, making the likelihood that these burst into flames like a certain hoverboard just about nil.

Pick one up at Amazon – $1,700

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TrapTap

Sure, it’ll help with speed traps, and it’s not illegal in some states and countries like radar detectors. But TrapTap sets itself apart from the competition thanks to its extreme simplicity. Stick it on your dashboard and it connects to your phone and for GPS and internet, and knows the whereabouts of red light cameras, school zones, and what speed limits apply where in over 60 countries. And like Waze it relies on users to mark locations of radar traps, but instead of navigating an app to mark a trap all you need to do is double tap the unit (same applies to marking one clear). TrapTap lights up green when you’re speeding, blue when you’re approaching a radar trap, and red for red light cameras and school zones, acting as a timely reminder to potentially spare you a ticket, or worse.

Learn more at Kickstarter – roughly $90

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Land Rover Series 1 SUV

They’re already hard to find in half-decent shape. But now you can get behind the wheel of a Land Rover Series 1 SUV that looks like it rolled right out of the factory back in 1948. Twenty five hand-picked original models are to be restored to perfect condition and to original specifications at Land Rover’s Solihull plant, available in five original colors that span Light Green to Poppy Red. They cost about as much as a brand new Land Rover and come with less features, but their sheer rarity makes them worth a look for any serious car collector.

Read the press release at Jaguar Land Rover – roughly $85,000+

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Tesla Model 3

It’s not the first affordable electric car to make it to market — hell, reserve your place now and you still won’t get behind the wheel until late next year, best case scenario. But the Tesla Model 3 is no doubt the most enticing. An electric motor will take it from 0 to 62 mph in under six seconds and high capacity batteries offer a range of at least 215 miles. Both interior space and cargo space are ample, with room to seat five adults comfortably and both front and rear trunks. Every single vehicle shipped will also come standard with autopilot hardware, supercharger support, and rear wheel drive, with a [presumably quicker and more powerful] four wheel drive system optional. And its price, already a fraction of the Model S’, is before tax incentives.

Delivering end 2017. Reserve one at Tesla Motors – $35,000

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Coast Cycles Ruckus

Simple in style and resembling a scaled-up version of the bike you probably rode as a child, Coast Cycles’ Ruckus is more than meets the eye. This cruiser boasts a sturdy cromoly frame and custom high rising handlebars that give it a laid back feel. What’s more, its extra-long custom seat lets a passenger jump on without much fuss. Get it in singlespeed, with a Shimano Claris 8-speed shifter, and with optional electric motor assist.

Arriving next month. Learn more at Coast Cycles – $920 [via]

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF — for retractable fastback — gives you the best of both the hardtop and soft top worlds. If you’re rolling at under 6 miles per hour, the push of a button makes the roof and rear window retract and hide under the buttresses, exposing the cabin to sunlight and wind. Another push and you’re completely shielded from both the elements and road noise in ways a soft top never could, not to mention slight increases in rigidity. Despite the hardtop the RF still boasts the same amount of trunk space as its soft-top sibling. It’s also powered by the same Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter inline 4 that outputs 155 horsepower, though other upgrades over the standard Miata include Nappa leather inside, new colorways, and improved sound insulation for a quieter ride on the rare occasions when the windows and roof are actually rolled up and closed, respectively.

Learn more at Mazda (once their site is updated with it) – $TBA

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Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept

With its heritage styling and stocky build, its no secret that the Jeep Crew Chief 715 pays homage to the Kaiser M715 from the mid century. The concept Jeep is based on the open-air Wrangler Unlimited and adds a rear seat along with extra doors, 20-inch beadlock wheels with 40-inch NDT military tires, identical winches on both front and rear steel bumpers, a 5-foot cargo bed, and a paint job in tactical green. Power comes from a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that’s coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission. And if you look inside you won’t find an integrated GPS navigation system; instead, there’s a large centrally-located navigational compass that complements the aircraft-inspired control switches.

Learn more at FCA North America – $TBA

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Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin’s DB11 is most powerful DB to ever exit the British automaker’s gates. But while it’s no slouch — its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 outputs 600 horses and gets the car from 0 to 62 in 3.9 seconds towards a max speed of 200 miles per hour — the model really stands out in its long lineage thanks to technological refinements that still respect its timeless luxury, appealing particularly to those looking for a grand tourer. From the driver’s seat, a Daimler AG-assisted instrument cluster takes center stage, with an 8-inch centrally mounted TFT screen that’s fully dedicated to infotainment alongside an optional BeoSound system by Bang & Olufsen. Its new bonded aluminum body sheds and simultaneously boosts strength while an aerodynamically engineered shell reduces lift and increases stability, the latter accomplished without the need for a spoiler. And despite all of its honing it’s still instantly recognizable as an Aston Martin.

Read more at Aston Martin – $212,000

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Bugatti Chiron

With a (so far) electronically limited top speed of 261 mph (420 kmh) and a power output of 1,500 horsepower, the Bugatti Chiron makes the Veyron look sluggish in comparison. Its 8-litre W16 engine boasts four custom Bugatti-designed turbochargers that start delivering maximum torque at 2,000 rpm, accelerating the heavy Chiron from 0 to 62 mph in under 2.5 seconds, and to 186 in a blistering 13.6. The above is aided by Bugatti’s new carbon fiber monocoque, carbon fiber body and structural panels, as well as a titanium exhaust system that all boost rigidity or reduce weight, or both. It also pairs this beastly performance to an utterly luxurious cabin, complete with an analog speedometer that goes all the way up to 310 mph (500 kmh), a chilled glove box for stashing beverages, and an instrument cluster that gradually fades and minimizes all non-essential information (read: distractions) as its speed climbs into the hundreds.

Read more at Bugatti – roughly $2,620,000

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