THE BEST Rides

Shinya Kimura

Shinya Kimura

Directed by Henrik Hansen, this short film is a glimpse into the mind of legendary custom bike maker Shinya Kimura, who was one of the first proponents of the zero-style motorcycle.

Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

Limited to 987 cars, Porsche’s sexy 2012 Boxster S Black Edition has 320 hp with 273 lb/ft of torque, Bi-Xenon headlights, 19″ wheels, and lots of glossy black paint. Coming this Spring. (Thanks Chris!)

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Agility Saietta

Agility Saietta

The unconventionally styled Agility Global Saietta is a zero emissions all-electric sports bike that will come in a 50 or 100 mile range; power to weight ratio is 675 hp/ton. Shipments begin in April.

Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond

Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond

Cadillac’s 2011 CTS-V Black Diamond edition offers 3 coats of aluminum-flaked SpectraFlair paint, 19″ wheels and Brembo brake calipers; interior features Sapele wood accents and Recaro seats.

Valtra ANTS Tractor Concept

Valtra ANTS Tractor Concept

Farmers of the future, this could be your ride. The ANTS tractor is actually made of two modules – a soldier and a worker – that can function independently or combine to work as one.

2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Sedan

2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Sedan

The 2012 451 hp, 6.3 L V8 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG maxes out style and performance with the MCT 7-speed sports transmission, new radiator grill, front and rear aprons and twin spoke alloys.

JetLev Flyer

JetLev Flyer

The JetLev Flyer is a water-based jetpack with a top speed of 22 mph and can take its rider up to a height of 33 ft. It will go on sale starting March 2011. Screw sports cars, we want this one.

’56 Cadillac Brougham Prototype

’56 Cadillac Brougham Prototype

The 1956 Eldorado Brougham Town Car Prototype had quite an elitist design. While the rear half had gold-trimmed leather seats and amenities, the chauffeur half of the car didn’t even have a roof.

Supercharged Camaro

Supercharged Camaro

Schmidt Revolution’s tuning kit for the Camaro SS pushes output to 625 hp with a compressor kit and BORLA stainless steel exhaust system; 22″ alloy wheels and a matte black body finish are available.

3M Di-Noc Vinyl Film

3M Di-Noc Vinyl Film

A cheap vinyl alternative to carbon fiber parts or slick paint jobs. It’s relatively easy to apply and comes in several finishes – carbon fiber, brushed aluminum, matte, even camo.

VW Race Touareg 3 Qatar

VW Race Touareg 3 Qatar

A street-legal version of the Touareg 3, the Race Touareg 3 has a 300-hp 2.5L TDI engine. Has 18-in wheels with gold finish, Recaro bucket seats and safety cage. Goes from 0-60mph in less than 6s.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

The V8 Vantage S has a 4.7L 430hp engine, a 7-speed transmission, paddle shifters and 19-in wheels. Also has a carbon fiber lower front bumper with a larger air intake for the engine and brakes.

Volkswagen Diesel Hybrid

Volkswagen Diesel Hybrid

Volkswagen says their XL1 diesel hybrid gets more than 260 miles to the gallon with top speed of 100 mph, thanks to the 2 cylinder turbodiesel displacing 800 cc and a battery powered electric motor.

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Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra

The name doesn’t roll off the tongue, and the interior is garish, but we’ll forgive anything that’s got a 12-cylinder Mercedes AMG 6.0L Bi-turbo 700hp engine and an insane top speed of 230 mph.

Harley FXS Blackline Softail

Harley FXS Blackline Softail

The new Harley-Davidson Blackline strips riding down to the barest essentials. No pomp and circumstance here, just a bike that puts your ass 24-inches off the ground, and means business.

2011 Camaro Conv. Pace Car

2011 Camaro Conv. Pace Car

The 2011 Indy 500 Festival Committee car has the 400hp V8 2SS equipment package, Brembo brakes, 20″ wheels, and center console auxiliary gauge package. 50 will be available for sale.

Modenas Biofuel Concept Bike

Modenas Biofuel Concept Bike

The aggressive lines of designer Imran Othman’s motorcycle belie its eco-friendly palm oil powered engine. It’s just a concept though, so it could also run on maple syrup or baby’s tears if you want.

Moby Dick Panamera Turbo

Moby Dick Panamera Turbo

Edo Competition gave a Posrche Panamera Turbo a whale of a makeover. The Moby Dick has Mansory aerodynamics parts, new exhaust tips, a 750hp engine and a custom electronic lowering module.

2012 Ferrari FF

2012 Ferrari FF

It may have a hatchback and seat four (assuming your back-seat passengers have no legs), but with a 6.3L, 651hp V12 power plant, AWD and a top speed of 208mph, it’s all Ferrari under the hood.

Best Burnout Ever

Best Burnout Ever

If you jump to 6:38 in this video clip, you’ll see Mike Proctor pull off the ultimate vehicular peel-out. Even though the car isn’t going 88mph, Marty McFly and Doc Brown would be so proud.

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Tesla Model S (Video)

Tesla Model S (Video)

You’ve seen the pictures, now see it in action. Tesla finally shows off its Model S electric sedan. The car in the video is actually an alpha version, but it’s already looking good. Awfully quiet too.

EcoRoamer Survival RV

EcoRoamer Survival RV

With 46″ tires and a Cat C7 diesel engine, the EcoRoamer’s size belies its sophistication; it uses a NASA-designed water-purifying system and pumps out a 0.8 mile wide WiFi signal. (Thanks Philip!)

Sub G1 Concept

Sub G1 Concept

This three-wheeler combines a 1000cc Suzuki V-Twin engine with a sit-down cockpit. While it’s reminiscent of early race cars, it’s decidedly modern in execution. 3 were produced in 2005.

John Lennon’s Ferrari 330GT

John Lennon’s Ferrari 330GT

John Lennon’s first car, a 1965 Ferrari 330GT, is being auctioned. After he passed his driver’s test, car dealers literally lined up their cars outside his house. Lennon bought it for about $2,800.

2012 Caterham-Lola SP/300R

2012 Caterham-Lola SP/300R

With a curb weight of just about 1200 pounds, and a 305hp supercharged Ford Duratec 2.0L engine, it’s no wonder this British racer can hit 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 180mph.

Ariel Atom Mugen

Ariel Atom Mugen

To celebrate the Atom’s 10th anniversary, Ariel teamed up with Mugen to create the Atom Mugen. The super-lightweight car has a 270hp Honda K20Z Type R engine, allowing it to go from 0-60 in 2.9s.

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