Cobalt Valkyrie-X Rose Gold

Finally you can match your plane to your watch, smartphone, even your computer. Part of Neiman Marcus’ Fantasy Gifts collection, the Cobalt Valkyrie-X is the first private jet available in rose gold, at least as far as we’re aware (though who knows what with bespoke commissions for the wealthy). It’s one of the fastest piston aircraft around, with a 350 horsepower engine and a top speed of 230 miles per hour. Inside the cockpit the flight controls are plated with rose gold as well, contrasting nicely with its hand-stitched cream leather seats and immense one-piece canopy. Sits one pilot and three passengers.

Learn more at Neiman Marcus – $1,500,000

GET IT: $1,500,000


BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

Most concepts give us a general idea of what’s coming in the next decade or so. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 gives us a glance into a further-out post-autonomous future where humans will want to take back control, at least occasionally, and truly experience the road. Despite its futuristic looks its seating position is set up like a roadster but with a very different flexible triangular frame that quite literally bends to steer instead of pivoting on a steering head as modern motorcycles do. A zero-emission opposed-twin engine sits where you’d expect though its polished aluminum shell protrudes out of the sides as the motorcycle speeds up to optimize aerodynamics. While it’s not self-driving, a variety of assistance systems would ensure perfect balance when ridden or at a standstill while also greatly increasing safety, making helmets largely unnecessary. Instead, a pair of data glasses protect your eyes from the wind and display information when need be in your field of view — no dashboard needed.

Read more at BMW.



Stowaway Portable Roof Rack

For most drivers using their cars as a means of commuting, roof racks are seldom useful. If you fall into that group, throw a Stowaway Portable Roof Rack in your trunk and forget about it. When you need it, Stowaway sets up over your car in a couple of minutes without the need for tools, instead attaching by way of durable nylon straps that wrap around your roof or trunk. Once set up the rack features orange anti-slip rubber pads up top for gripping larger items like boxes or plywood. It’s also got several slots for narrower items like skis and snowboards and has both threaded inserts and a variety of strap pass-throughs to let it hold a variety of weirdly-shaped objects. Available in two versions: a two-block Duo that’s good for the aforementioned narrow items (as well as surfboards, 2x4s, thin kayaks, etc) and a four-block Quad that’s wider for everything else.

Find it at Kickstarter – $50+

GET IT: $50+


Filld For Bentley

Boosting productivity often means streamlining and optimizing the little things that waste your time. And if you’re the owner of a Bentley and live in certain areas of California, you may never have to visit a gas station again thanks to the Filld for Bentley app. While it doesn’t quite automate the task just fire up the app, select your location, choose the time period for your fill-up, and leave your gas cap unlocked. Filld takes care of the rest, finding your car and topping it up invisibly. You’re charged the lowest price of the three nearest gas stations plus a small delivery fee of (usually) $3 which is definitely worth the time saved. They’re Weights and Measures Certified so you get the volume you pay for, and when you get back to your car after work or after a night’s rest it’ll be ready to go for a few hundred more miles.

Visit Filld to see if you’re eligible – Gasoline market price + $3



Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6

The upcoming 2017 Ford Raptor’s 3.5 litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 already makes 450 horsepower. If that’s not enough, there’s always Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 6X6. For just under 300,000 bones Hennessey takes the upcoming Raptor (included in the price) and upgrades it to include a Fox suspension, 20-inch wheels with off-road tires, and a rollbar, all while upping the wheel count to six, with each and every one delivering power to the ground. Then, tack on their 600+ horsepower package which includes upgraded twin turbochargers, stainless steel exhaust modifications, tuning of the factory computer, and intercooler changes to boost output to something over 600 horses — exactly how much we’re not sure, but at this point does it matter?

Read more at Hennessey Performance – $295,000+

GET IT: $295,000+


Chevrolet Colorado ZH2

It’s imposing as all hell at six and a half feet tall and over seven feet wide. That said, the experimental Chevrolet Colorado ZH2’s most interesting feature is that it’s devoid of a gas tank, running instead on hydrogen fuel cells in the form of an Exportable Power Take-Off unit that also lets the user pull the fuel cell out of the car for powering other equipment. True to its looks, the ZH2 — which was developed over the last year by GM and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center  — features reinforcing on the inside and out as well as 37-inch tires and a custom suspension that tackles a wide range of uneven terrain. You can’t buy it just yet, but the technology inside may one day trickle down into more mainstream products, with benefits that include near silent operation and lower heat generation, the latter particular useful for evading enemies using thermal cameras.

Learn more at General Motors – $TBA



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



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



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


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]



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+


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