Rides

Rides

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank

What you do while you’re in the cockpit is your prerogative, but a Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank in your driveway will, at the least, deter would-be thieves and burglars. Originally commissioned by the US military as a quick, nimble tank, the EV2 is now available to the public, albeit in limited numbers. It’s got 12 inches of suspension travel, a Diesel engine that outputs more than 600 horsepower, and a (as of yet unannounced) top speed that beats out every other dual-tracked vehicle ever made. Though if you want one you better be ready to wait since each is built to your desired level of luxury over a period as long as six months.

Learn more at Ripsaw – Price available on request. [via]

GET IT: $TBA

Rides

Bugatti Niniette 66 Yacht

If it looks familiar that’s because you’ve certainly already seen the car it’s based on: the Bugatti Chiron. Main difference being that the Bugatti Niniette 66 Yacht can float. The sleek aerodynamic vessel features a carbon composite hull and either a 1,000 or 1,200 horsepower Man V8 engine that efficiently cruises at speeds of up to 44 or 48 knots, respectively. Its open deck is functional but luxurious, as are the interior lounge with macaron skylight, leather-laden master suite, and marble-accented washroom. Of course each is also customizable in a myriad of ways including the option of a hot tub, fire pit, canopy, and the customization of all colors. Only 66 total are to be made, so pony up the cash soon if you want to reserve one.

Read more at Bugatti Niniette – roughly $2,200,000

GET IT: ~$2,200,000

Cars

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e

It’s just a concept for now, but the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e represents what the luxury brand’s inevitable electrified future may look like. The drop-top would include a battery big enough to get about 310 miles of range like their petrol-powered grand tourers and also recharge quickly and sans cables via induction (think Qi phone chargers but on a much bigger scale). It’s fast, though just how fast we don’t yet know, and it’s luxurious inside and out, with veneer panels and copper accents adorning the cabin and particularly clean lines on its outer sheet metal that are unmarred by mirrors (instead, you’ll find a tiny camera on either side). And if you were wondering, yes, that’s an illuminated 6 logo shining through the grille.

Learn more at Bentley – $TBA

LEARN MORE

Cars

McLaren 720S

It’s lighter, stronger, faster, and sculpted to resemble the curves and edges of the Great White Shark. Yet the McLaren 720S is still absolutely distinctive of the British automaker in the best way possible. Its flowing lines are aerodynamic while providing plenty of air to cool its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 M840T engine that’s capable of outputting 720 horsepower — good for a blisteringly fast 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 212 miles per hour. Despite its supercar status the cabin is adorned with slim pillars that boost visibility, made possible thanks to McLaren’s lightweight and high strength carbon fibre MonoCage II. It’s even faster than your reflexes with electro-hydraulic assisted steering, a 7-speed dual clutch SSG transmission, and next-gen Proactive Chassis Control II that uses a battery of sensors to maximize grip, whatever the surface. And despite, well, all of the above, it’s not as gas guzzling as you’d expect, with a combined fuel efficiency of roughly 22 mpg.

Visit McLaren for details – $TBA

GET IT: $TBA

Cars

Volkswagen Arteon

Out goes Volkswagen’s Passat CC. Enter the Volkswagen Arteon. Slightly bigger, lower, and more aggressive than its predecessor, the new five door coupe — probably so-called for its fastback roofline — is an elegant departure from VW’s rather monotonous styling as of late. Its facade is adorned with standard LED headlights alongside the six chrome-plated crossbars of its sizeable grille. One of six turbocharged four-cylinder engines powers the thing, ranging from both 148 horsepower-producing diesel TDI and petrol TSI and going up to a 276 hp TSI engine, with each coupled to either a six or seven speed DSG transmission. Inside it’s more full-featured than ever what with a battery of driver assistance features that include adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and area view, 4Motion all-wheel drive on higher-end trim lines, a touchscreen infotainment system, and even a heads-up display that presents speed, directions, and other crucial information intuitively, right on your windscreen.

Learn more at Volkswagen – $TBA

GET IT: $TBA

Cars

Range Rover Velar

Land Rover’s freshly-announced Range Rover Velar fills the open space between the British brand’s Evoque and Sport models in more than one dimension. Wrapped in curvaceous sheet metal, this is Land Rover’s most aerodynamic model to date as well as its most minimal both inside and out, with smooth lines left unmarred thanks to retractible door handles and LED light clusters plus an ultra-clean cabin decked out with two large touchscreens controlling climate and infotainment. Optional Electronic Air Suspension and a battery of driver assisting features make rolling through the city a pleasure though it’s no slouch off-road either thanks to permanent Land Rover Four Wheel Drive and ground clearance of just under 10 inches. You’ll also have the choice between four engines — two diesel and two petrol — all coupled to an eight-speed automatic, with a 0 to 62 time of 5.3 seconds on the most powerful of the four. But who really cares how long it takes to get there when you’re driving one of these?

Read more at Land Rover – $49,900+

GET IT: $49,900+

Sports & Outdoors

Can-Am Apache 360 Track System

An ATV’s big high-profile wheels make quick work of trails full of rocks, dirt, sand, even a bit of water. On snow or ice though they don’t fare much better than your car’s tires. The Can-Am Apache 360 Track System expands the off-season off-road capabilities of your Can-Am all-terrain vehicle — including recent Renegade and Outlander models — by adding four sets of treads that take the place of wheels. Since their rubber treads spin over molded wheels they’re not as rough a ride as you might think, and they give plenty of clearance to smoothly roll over rocks and other sizeable obstacles. Plus swapping between wheels and treads (and vice-versa) takes just 20 minutes, which is quicker than the speed at which the weather can change by a good margin. So you’ll never be caught off guard.

Find it at Can-Am – $3,800

GET IT: $3,800

Cars

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche’s sedan is getting a significant power and speed boost, but not by burning additional fossil fuels; it goes through enough gasoline already. The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid couples a 4.0-litre 550 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 to a 100 kW electric motor churning out another 136 horses for a grand total of 680 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Better yet it’s a plug-in, so you can roll for about 31 miles (depending on how lead-footed you are) without using a drop of gasoline on a charge. The above combines to buy you is a 0 to 62 time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph, numbers that are not often in the same sentence as Prius-topping fuel economy of 81 mpg — at least if you factor in a full charge of its batteries before engaging the combustion engine. It’s also got luxurious amenities you’d expect from a car of its caliber like three-chamber air suspension, ceramic composite brakes, adaptive aerodynamic elements, and the option of grabbing an Executive version with an extended wheelbase that also comes standard with rear axle steering.

Read Porsche’s press release for details – $184,000+

GET IT: $184,000+

Cars

Insta-Chains Automatic Tire Chains

Rubber and ice don’t play well together. So tires often need a helping hand in terms of studs or chains, both rife with compromises. And while the far more convenient Insta-Chains Automatic Tire Chains won’t fit on compact cars they’re godsend for trucks, ambulances, and buses that regularly have to drive through treacherous conditions. The device turns on at the flip of a switch within the cab, spinning up a set of short chain strands on a disk and carefully moving them into position beside each tire so they go under the rubber as the vehicle is driven. They boost traction as well as permanent chains, can also be retracted in an instant up and away from the asphalt, and end up lasting much longer considering they won’t ever need to be activated longer than necessary.

Learn more at Insta-Chain – $2,000 [via]

GET IT: $2,000

Cars

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Not even its name is modest. The Ferrari 812 Superfast doesn’t play coy about its performance: this F12 successor boasts a 6.5-litre 789 horsepower naturally aspirated V12 that gets it from a dead stop to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and all the way up to a maximum speed of 211 mph. To keep this power in check the 812 also comes with Electric Power Steering for the first time in a Ferrari, Side Slip Control, and Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 (the prancing horse’s take on a four-wheel steering system) that together boost the supercar’s already nimble handling and road stickiness. Throw in a quick-shifting dual-clutch transmission and this thing is just begging to attract handfuls of speeding tickets, even for drivers with the lightest foot.

Read more at Ferrari – $TBA

GET IT: $TBA

Cars

Pagani Huayra Roadster

Horacio Pagani claims the Pagani Huayra Roadster is the most complicated project the carbon fiber supercar manufacturer has ever untaken. That’s certainly likely considering this Roadster is not only roughly 200 pounds lighter than the Coupe it’s loosely based on but also far stiffer thanks to the utilization of Carbo-Titanium and Carbo-Triax HP52 composite materials in its chassis, and all this despite its removable carbon and glass roof. A custom 764 horsepower Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V12 and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox get enough power to the wheels that, when coupled with the car’s stellar handling, achieves lateral forces of 1.8G (read: the highest of any street legal car). Sadly, all 100 production units are already spoken for, so save your cash for the next one.

Learn more at Pagani – $2,400,000

GET IT: $2,400,000

Cars

Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet

The Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet builds off the G-Class, elevating it to a degree of luxury that makes the latter look rather pedestrian in comparison. An significantly extended wheelbase would give room for lugging more gear but instead that space is put to better use with two first-class rear seats, pulled from the S-Class, with massage functionality, integrated inflatable air chambers for fine tuning comfort, and everything you need to kick back and relax (which for Mercedes means a screen for each, an electrically operated glass partition that can go opaque at the push of a button, thermal cup holders, and a distinct climate control system). Not to mention an electric folding top over the rear that lowers for enjoying the open air. But while it’s about as lavish as possible it’s equally capable off-road, with nearly 18 inches of ground clearance and a 630 horsepower, 737 lb-ft torque-producing Mercedes-AMG V12 biturbo under the hood that’s linked to a locking differential 4×4 transmission.

Learn more at Mercedes-Benz – $TBA

GET IT: $TBA

Cars

Dodge Durango SRT 2018

The Dodge Durango SRT 2018 isn’t just a huge three-row SUV capable of lugging half a classroom’s worth of kids to sports practice and out-towing every other vehicle in its class. As its SRT moniker suggests it’ll also hold its own with many sports cars on the drag strip, if you’re into that sort of thing. A 3.9-litre HEMI V8 powers this truck, putting out 475 horses and nearly as much torque (at 470 lb.-ft) — enough to go from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in 12.9. Each comes standard with a quick-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission equipped with all-wheel drive that can be overridden by electronic paddle shifters for greater control. Aesthetically it’s also updated inside and out, with cold-air ducts and heat extractors in the hood, LED fog lamps, a bold, wide body, and an optional carbon-fibre trim package.

Learn more at Dodge – $TBA

GET IT: $TBA