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Ford GT Ordering Kit

Don’t settle for picking your car’s paint job and rims from online photographs. While it won’t come with your order of a Ford Fiesta or Focus, lucky applicants approved to order a Ford GT will get a Ford GT Ordering Kit to help making crucial decisions like the above more enlightened. The carbon fibre case opens with a latch identical to one on the race car and includes samples of all exterior colors, interior material swatches, and the six available wheel options with brake caliber colors. So you’ll know exactly what to expect look-wise when your GT is finally delivered along with a replica VIN plate with the same serial number as your ride to be retrofitted into the latch of the kit.

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2018 Ford Mustang

From the outside and at a glance you mightn’t tell the 2018 Ford Mustang apart from last year’s model — at least if you don’t notice its aggressive front-end, hood vents, and new rear bumper — but the numerous refinements and upgrades add up. Engine options one-up the previous V6 and include either a turbocharged 2.3 litre four-cylinder EcoBoost or a 5.0 litre naturally aspirated Coyote V8, either or mated to a six-speed manual or a new ten-speed automatic transmission. Go with the Premium model on either the EcoBoost or GT and you’ll be greeted by a 12-inch digital LCD instrument cluster that can be customized in color and to one of several gauge layouts. Otherwise it’s got brighter LED headlights and tri-bar taillamps (not to mention fog lamps), a quad-pipe exhaust, and a ton of other hard-to-resist options such as heated steering, nine choices of wheels, plus a Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System that integrates nicely with your smartphone, sparing you the need to tap away on a tiny screen to skip tracks or start navigation.

Arriving in fall. Learn more at Ford – $TBA

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Christini AWD II-Track Snow Utility Bike

Christini’s known for its all-wheel drive motorcycles. Still, two spinning wheels aren’t enough to overcome seriously snowy conditions, and that’s where the Christini AWD II-Track Snow Utility Bike comes in. A cross between a snowmobile and a motorcycle, the bike has a large track system on the rear and a smaller but also powered track attached to the front fork that sits between two skis, overall adding stability and traction where wheels wouldn’t perform. The two track system works equally well on mud and sand and can even be removed from the bike, the latter convertible back to a standard AWD motorcycle with nothing but a bit of elbow grease (and its original parts) for use on more “normal” terrain.

Read more at Christini – $TBA

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Kia Stinger

Kia’s not a car company typically synonymous with fun or fast, but the 2018 Kia Stinger should change that, or at least begin to. The rear-wheel drive four-door sports either a 255 horsepower 2 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine of a twin-turbo V6 producing 360 horses, both coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission that should get your heart pounding. It was tuned and refined on Nurburgring to compete with cars from luxury automakers by a BMW exec himself recruited to Kia’s team thanks to features like dynamic stability damping control suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a variety of high-tech niceties that include forward collision assistance and advances smart cruise control. It’s good looking, too, with an Audi-esque vibe that borrows some styling cues from the Genesis Coupe. The only thing missing so far — and it’s a crucial point — is the price.

Read more at Kia – $TBA

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Bentley Continental Supersports

Performance needn’t give way to luxury, and here to prove it is the Bentley Continental Supersports. It’s the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever thanks to a 700 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque twin-turbo W12 engine that launches the hefty luxury sedan from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds and up to a 209 mph top speed — the fastest of any four seater in product — given enough flat, empty road, with oversized ceramic disk brakes to slow it back down. The design is unmistakably the work of Bentley while with carbon-fibre accents throughout, side skirts, and bolder front and rear bumpers, the front of which features a glossy black matrix grille over the radiator. Handling is just as impressive, with the addition of an electronic stability control system tuned for performance and Torque Vectoring by Brake, which brakes individual wheels during a turn to improve agility. And it’s highly customizable to tailor the car to your exact taste with the choice of over 100 paint colors, a multitude of hide and veneer choices, and even the choice of contrast switching on the steering wheel and seats.

Learn more at Bentley – $TBA

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Faraday Future FF 91

We weren’t sure it’d ever see daylight, but the Faraday Future FF 91 is finally announced. While it’s on the bigger, bulkier side, the FF 91 cuts through criticisms like it cuts through air, though its all-wheel drive option and multi-motor setup — generating 1050 horsepower — certainly help, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in a record-breaking 2.39 seconds. This isn’t at the expense of range, mind you, since its ultra-dense 130 KWh battery does about 378 miles and can charge at a rate equivalent to 500 miles per hour (though the included home charger only manages a half charge in 4.5 hours). A battery of sensors include thirteen long and short range radars, twelve ultrasonic sensors, and a hood-mounted retractable 3D lidar give the FF 91 all the hardware necessary for autonomous driving, but presumably the software is still some time away. All of this is complemented by a ton of room on the inside, reclining front and rear seats, a dimmable glass panoramic roof (that provides shade when tapped on), and an Arrival Interface that recognizes trusted drivers and passengers to grant entry into the vehicle while automatically customizing their seats and settings to their known liking.

They’re already accepting $5,000 deposits à la Tesla. Learn more at Faraday Future – $TBA

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Lamborghini Aventador S

One look at the Lamborghini Aventador S spec sheet and you mightn’t think we’re shifting to a largely electric future — but then, this Lamborghini flagship isn’t your average daily driver, and eco-consciousness isn’t very high on its list of priorities. The updated model boasts a 740 horsepower naturally aspirated V12 engine, 40 more than its predecessor and enough to go 0 to 62 in 2.9 seconds. Around its carbon fibre monocoque chassis the design is refined to increase downforce, cooling, and decrease turbulence, all while looking as aggressive as ever. It’s got not only four-wheel drive but also magnetorheological active suspension to compensate for roll and four wheel steering, a technology inspired by their Japanese rivals and that uses two electromechanical actuators to steer the rear wheels for greater stability at speeds and a tighter wheelbase while moving slow. Couple all of this with a ludicrously luxurious interior and you won’t want to climb out.

Learn more at Lamborghini – $420,000+

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Patriot Campers LC79 Super Tourer

Take a Toyota GLX Land Cruiser dual-cab, extend and upgrade the chassis, add amenities as well as a hell of a lot of storage, and what do you get? If it wasn’t obvious, the Patriot Campers LC79 Super Tourer, though we’ve barely scratched the surface of the modifications that go into this highly capable off-road machine. It’s got winches on both front and back and tons of organizational prowess including toolboxes on either side, a massive lockable drawer, and tons of options to fit your exact needs that include a fridge and full kitchenette, a pop-up James Baroud Evo tent, and even a dog crate tray. Mickey Thompson tires and a serious EFS Elite 60mm tube suspension will take you and your camper anywhere you’d want to go and a snorkel helps it brave some pretty deep water, too. The fact that it looks like it’s ready for a zombie apocalypse is just a bonus.

Learn more at Patriot Campers – roughly $94,000+

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Lucid Air Electric Sedan

Launched by a team whose experiences at Tesla, BMW, and Audi were no doubt relevant, Lucid Motors unveiled their first vehicle: the Lucid Air luxury sedan. Of note, the all-electric vehicle boasts 1,000 horsepower, a 400 mile range, and a 0 to 60 time of 2.5 seconds, going head-to-head with Tesla’s flagship P100D, outdoing it with regards to the first two metrics and tying it in acceleration. Luxury definitely isn’t sidestepped, with optional reclining rear seats, a 29 speaker audio system equipped with active noise cancellation, and full autonomous driving systems to be later activated sequentially via software upgrades. The innovations don’t stop there, either: it’s got a fast-charging battery and energy efficient, self-adjusting insect-eye LED headlights. Arriving in 2018 — fingers crossed that it really happens.

Learn more or preorder at Lucid Motors – $TBA

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Ferrari J50

Its name — the Ferrari J50 — commemorates the Italian supercar maker’s 50th year in Japan. Just like the car itself. The two-seater roadster is based on the 488 Spider and boasts the same mid-rear 3.9-litre V8 that won the International Engine of the Year Award this year, just now instead producing 680 horsepower, an increase of about 20. Its low-slung design is forward-looking not to mention aerodynamic, with a reworked front bumper, LED headlights, and a lower windscreen header rail. A polycarbonate cover at the rear also gives a glimpse at the engine for the curious. Plus it’s a hard top convertible, so you can leave the carbon-fiber targa top at home. Limited to 10 units.

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

Considering the tremendous power American muscle cars are often blessed with it’s somewhat surprising that the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD is the first ever with all-wheel drive. The coupe sticks to the road all year long, switching from rear wheel drive to all wheel drive on the fly without requiring driver intervention since sensors determine whether and when additional traction of the front wheels is needed. It’s powered by a 305 horsepower Pentastar V6 engine as standard though despite this it still manages respectable fuel economy. And though it’s design is inspired by its long-gone 1971 predecessor the GT is still adorned with plenty of modern amenities including LED halo headlamps, heated and ventilated Nappa leather front seats, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen that’s equipped with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Available early 2017. Read more at Dodge’s Blog – $34,000+

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Car Transportation Bag

If you’re running low on hydrofluoric acid and can’t afford to leave evidence in your Aztec, the Car Transportation Bag from Pro-Idee is the solution. Forget wrestling with a standard tarp to keep the boot of your SUV tidy. The CTB covers the entire cargo area including side panels, windows and the roof so nothing gets dirty or scratched. The no tool installation is simple: just lay out the CTB, tuck the built in straps into the side doors, spread the load protector over the bumper and hook the straps to the chassis. Strong .15mm plastic tarpaulin fabric can be used infinitum and can be hosed off or wiped down to clean. It’s large enough for standard SUVs and folds down for convenient storage.

Find it at Pro-Idee – roughly $55 [via]

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Maserati Alfieri Electric

It may be a little late to the game, likely arriving by about 2020 — a year or so after the gasoline-powered version hits the streets. Still, the bold and all-electric Maserati Alfieri is certainly recognizable as a Maserati inside and out despite being the brand’s first electric vehicle. The handsome two-seater is simultaneously high-tech and intuitive to pilot, with a futuristic instrument panel, a unique machined aluminum gear lever, and minimal, functional controls otherwise. We’ll have to wait and see how things develop in the real world and we’ve yet to hear anything about its motor and other specs, but a heated competition in the EV market sounds great to us.

Learn more (but frankly not much) at Maserati – TBA

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