It’s coming in March 2014, and no one can stop it. But then, who would want to? With the Mini Cooper Hardtop, you get a faster, more efficient vehicle that is a lot more fun to drive. This is partly because it is powered by a vigorous MINI Twin Power turbo in every model and stocked with features usually reserved for high-end luxury cars. The new Cooper hardtop is expected to go from 0 to 60 mph and a stunning 2.3 seconds faster than the current version of the Cooper hardtop. Other big news are the three driving modes that Read More
The name Porsche typically isn’t what you want to see emblazoned on the side of a SUV, but the company is growing in to its split life as a manufacturer for soccer moms. In all honesty, this is something we wouldn’t mind driving around ourselves for those days when we feel a bit less wild and a little more domestic. The Porsche Macan, unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show this week, is sporty and luxurious without making too big of a deal about it. The ride comes in two forms — the Macan S, which boasts zero to 60 mph Read More
Filson is probably a name you more often associate with outdoor gear, luggage, and hunting/fishing-related products than automobiles. While the company will continue to be known for its durably comfortable fashion sense, it may have just become a major player in the rugged vehicle market with the AEV Brute, an incredibly attractive piece of work that will leave you never wanting to get off the roads and backroads of Wherever-You-Live, America. In the AEV Brute, you’ll get an auto designed around your inner explorer with the meanness to traverse earth’s toughest conditions, no problem. Crafted in the United States and Read More
Concerned about the zombie apocalypse that will never happen? Instead of seeking needed psychiatric help, would you rather be prepared for the impossible? Then it’s time for a custom “zombie proof” Jeep, my friends. Starwood Motors Custom Jeeps has the good stuff. These babies are bullet-proof (in case zombies ever learn how to shoot firearms), and they’ve got two especially sweet perks that the brain eaters won’t be able to handle: speed and maneuverability. Whether you’re dealing with the sauntering morons from Night of the Living Dead or the stealthy armies of undead found in 28 Days Later, you’ll be Read More
Bentley SUV announcements were flying around the web today, and with them, a boatload of good news. For starters, the production for the 2016 model will take place in the UK, bringing about 1,000 jobs to the country. Humanitarian services aside, the ride itself boasts an impressive 570 HP engine that makes it one of the more powerful SUVs on the market. Beyond that, we’re still waiting for more details, but it’s certainly easy on the eyes until then. In a statement, British Prime Minister said, “This £800 million investment and a thousand new jobs from Bentley is fantastic news Read More
Conquest Vehicles, makers of the armored Knight XV, is back with an unarmored lookalike for the filthy rich who don’t get shot at often. The 2013 Conquest Evade is based on a Ford F550 Super Duty Chassis and was built using an aluminum-mild steel blend, making it relatively light. In addition to many of the same features found on the Knight XV, the Evade also comes with joystick-controlled searchlights, FLIR night vision camera systems, laptop trays, a retractable flat screen television, a commercial-grade air suspension, and ergonomic 2+2 limousine-style seating. You’ll be happy to know that the Evade is $50,000 less than the knight XV. But unfortunately that Read More
A few months ago BMW unveiled the M135i concept, and now they’re putting it into production. The BMW M135i features a twin-scroll turbo, 3.0-litre straight-six engine that produces 320 hp and 332 torque, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, contoured side skirts, an M-Sport rear bumper, 50:50 weight distribution, adaptive headlights, a rear view camera, a lane-departure warning system, and BMW Assist. You get your choice between a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, but chances are you’ll want to opt for the automatic, considering that it’s faster (damn you technology!). Count on 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds with a limited top speed of 155mph. And an optional all-wheel drive version Read More
Need a vehicle that will fit the entire family inside, and still leave the average sports car in the dust? The Lamborghini Urus – an SUV to be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in a few days – is it. While the official details are still under wraps, reports say the Urus will run on a 5.2-liter V10 with 584 horsepower. And it’s likely to share its platform with the next-generation Porsche Cayenne. Even with the lack of information, you have to admit an SUV from Lamborghini is intriguing.