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Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG
(photos: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG | €137,504.00 | www.mercedes.com

you probably don’t need a whole lot of horsepower when you go off-road but we could use little more torque when scaling those undulating terrains and that’s where the steroid-induced Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG will come in handy. equipped with a AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo unit that delivers a generous 544 hp (400 kW) and 760 Nm of torque, mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox that rocket the G 63 from naught to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds, sending it to an electronically limited top speed of 210 km/h. what we see here is the best of both world: the right power for tarmac straights and torque to handle what the terrain decides to unleash upon you and your G 63. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG

Lamborghini URUS Concept SUV

Lamborghini URUS Concept SUV
(photos: Lamborghini) Lamborghini URUS Concept SUV | US$tba | www.lamborghini.com

though luxury sports cars are still in demand, it doesn’t hurt for luxury sports car makers to jump into the SUV bandwagon, you know, for those just in case situation. besides, diversification helps with increasing market share and those rich young dudes will eventually matured into family-centered man someday, and would require something that can fit more than just two person. we have seen how Porsche did it, and more recently we witnessed Bentley’s interest in this department with its EXP 9 F SUV Concept, and now Lamborghini has decided it is time for them to step into that SUV spotlight with the URUS Concept SUV. Continue reading Lamborghini URUS Concept SUV

G-Star RAW: Raw Defender

G-Star RAW : Raw Defender
(photos: G-Star RAW) G-Star RAW: Raw Defender | from US$65,000.00 | www.g-star.com

we don’t even know if this is even still available but that doesn’t stop us from featuring it here. the G-Star RAW: Raw Defender is the result of the marriage between Netherlands-based jean maker and the Rolls Royce of off-road vehicle, Land Rover, and it features a specially concocted Pennine Gray paint works, has a brown leatherette roof, and sports unique punch holes on its radiator grill, front bumper, front under shield and vents. each vehicle is numbered with its own unique serial number, starting off with 3301. Continue reading G-Star RAW: Raw Defender

Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept

Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept
(photos: Bentley) Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept | US$tba | www.bentleymotors.com

if you embrace the idea of the Porsche Cayenne, then you would likely to welcome the idea of a Bentley SUV. continuing the tradition of the iconic Bentley front end look, the EXP 9 F SUV Concept is an all-wheel-drive (very) luxurious sports utility vehicle (SUV) concept powered by a massive 6.0-liter twin turbocharged W12 engine mated to a 8-speed transmission that could develop 600 horses and 800 Nm of torque, thus setting a new bench mark for sprint time and top speed for the SUV segment. the EXP 9 F SUV offers hand crafted luxury, advanced in-car technology, commanding driving position (think: aircraft cockpit), a two-part split tailgate, all of which are wrapped in an all-terrain package. Continue reading Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept


(photos: GIBBS AMPHIBIANS) GIBBS AMPHIBIANS PHIBIAN | US$tba | www.gibbstech.com

let’s get it straight: we all know amphibious vehicles and we also know that they ain’t made for speed, both in or out of the water but the PHIBIAN by GIBBS AMPHIBIANS begs to differ. touted as the largest wheeled High Speed Amphibian ever developed, it is capable of highway speeds on land and in excess of 48 km/h (30 mph or equivalent to 26 knots) on water, while ferrying up to 1,500 kg of cargo or 15 passengers. it is equipped with a 500 horsepower (368 kW) twin turbo diesel engine for road duties and a twin jet drives propel it through the water. together with virtues like high ground clearance, steep approach and departure angles, and selectable 4WD, makes this rolling boat a true all-terrain machine. Continue reading GIBBS AMPHIBIANS PHIBIAN

HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep by Hennessey Performance

2013 HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep by Hennessey Performance
2013 HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep by Hennessey Performance | US$235,000.00 | www.hennesseyperformance.com

as if the stock Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 isn’t monstrous enough, Hennessey Performance (aka HPE) has taken it a notch (or many notches) up towards the supercar scale. dubbed as the 2013 HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep, HPE has taken the original 6.4-liter HEMI and bumped it up to 7.0-liter and introduced a pair of twin turbo, which results in an astounding 805 bhp (600 kW) and 823 lb-ft (1,116 Nm) of torque. together with an upgraded transmission and torque converter, the HPE800 is capable of rocketing from standstill to 60 mph (96.6 km/h) in just 3.1 seconds. with such great power, comes great responsibility and in this case, it is the stopping responsibility, which is taken care by huge 15.1-inch cross-drilled Brembo brakes all-round. Continue reading HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep by Hennessey Performance

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG
(photos: Daimler) 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG | €108,885.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com

Mercedes-Benz is bent on keeping its SUV line spinning and as a proof, it has announced a beefier ML class, the ML 63 AMG. equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that puts out an breathtaking 525 horsepower (386 kW) and 700 Nm of torque, mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-speed gearbox which allows for a century sprint in just 4.8 seconds. if maximum performance is what you seek, there is an optionally available AMG Performance package that pushes the V8’s power out to an even mightier 557 horsepower (410 kW) and an improved torque of 760 Nm, which allows for a tad faster 0-100 km/h sprint. the best part is, you will be enjoying this power with less guilt as the ML 63 AMG makes a claimed 11.8 liters per 100 km (combined). Continue reading 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

Peugeot 4008 4X4 All-Terrain Sports Utility Vehicle

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(photos: Peugeot) Peugeot 4008 4X4 SUV | €tba | www.peugeot.com

with the world fast turning into a concrete jungle, you’d be hard pressed to find a good off-road spot for some back-to-the-nature motoring. this is specially true for small countries but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about beautiful four wheel drive machines like the new 2012 Peugeot 4008 SUV. based on the Mitsubishi ASX platform and first debuted at last years Paris motor show as a concept, it is finally seeing the light of the mass market sometime in the second quarter of 2012. with the inclusion real-deal four wheel drive system that features three transmission modes: 2WD, 4WD and LOCK, you know Peugeot is dead serious about giving the 4008 a real off-road capability. the 4008 will be available in petrol and diesel models with two capacities to each. Continue reading Peugeot 4008 4X4 All-Terrain Sports Utility Vehicle

Land Rover Defender given the touch of luxury by Vilner

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Vilner Studio Land Rover Defender | US$na | www.vilner.eu

we are accustomed to seeing souped up cars with luxurious interiors but going the luxe way for the interior of an automobile destined to go off-road is far and few between. however, that’s exactly what this Land Rover Defender was given: a luxury touch by Bulgarian customizer. what can i say? it’s so awesome that it beckons you to spend a night or two in it, instead of pitching tents or on your comfortable king sized bed, if you happens to be at home. heck, i would even hold a meeting in there than the conference room. Continue reading Land Rover Defender given the touch of luxury by Vilner