Until I save up enough for a G-Wagon this will have to do!…Based on the original Land Rover, the Defender has looked essentially the same since its introduction in 1983. To celebrate their 65th anniversary, Land Rover has introduced the Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition. Truth be told, it should be titled “Limited Edition” as only 65 of these iconic vehicles will be made. Exterior upgrades include 16 inch “Sawtooth” alloy wheels and Santorini black body color with contrasting roof, grill, and headlight surrounds sprayed Corris Grey. On the inside you will find leather seating with LXV embossed head-rests and orange stitching. And in typical Defender fashion, not much else. Power comes from a 2.2 liter diesel.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has offered 4-wheel drive functionality along with a boxy, workmanlike aesthetic since the late 1970s, and a new video from the German luxury automaker traces the history of a true automotive icon. The G-Class began as a military vehicle initially requested by the Shah of Iran, and is now a “cult item” with a dedicated fan club and loyal customer base who want to see it remain that way. The video features some of the G’s historic exploits, as well as interviews with designer Volker Leutz and head of Mercedes-Benz Classic Michael Bock, who discuss updating the G-Class while staying true to its roots. Check it out below.
The new Volkswagen Beetle was always a car that, until 2012, we thought we’d be incapable of owning. It’s too curvy, it has a spot for flowers and it’s just generally girly. Those are all qualities we like in our women, but not in our cars. Then, in 2012 it got a less bulbous redesign and some serious horsepower injections. And now, there’s a Fender edition. Yeah, THAT Fender. Can’t talk about Fender without talking about sound and this Beetle has it in spades. Four deluxe tweeters, two twin speakers, two rear speakers and one Bassman subwoofer all bearing the Fender name and blaring everything from Carly Rae Jepsen to A$AP Rocky into your dome at up to 11. It’s also got custom wood work, a custom paint job, a 2.0L turbocharged engine and a custom interior.
Before the Veyron rides off into the sunset alongside history’s greatest supercars, Bugatti is unveiling the “Super Sport”, a 1,200 horsepower Ferrari eating beast. So what kind of speed does 1,200 horses get you? Record breaking speed. The car recently broke the Guinness world land speed record for production cars nearly achieving 270 mph with a recorded top speed of 269.8 mph
We’re not sure whether we’d call it the “World’s Most Famous Car” but its up there we’d still be more than happy to drive around in James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Hitting the auction block this October at the Automobiles of London event, this classic sports car is one of only two featured on screen during Goldfinger and Thunderball, complete with Bond’s machine guns, a bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates,a removable roof panel, and smoke screen, all controlled via toggles mounted in the arm rest. Chilled bottle of Dom Perignon ’53 not included. Estimate for this is around £2.5 million!