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This is the Rolls-Royce Dawn Silver Bullet; an “ode to decadence” and “frivolity”. Not, as you might surmise, a two-and-a-half tonne method of dispatching a moody vampire. It’s your first look at Rolls-Royce’s idea of a glamorous, decadent roadster, here pictured on the shore’s of Italy’s magnificent Lake Garda. The fitment of what the company calls ‘Aero Cowling’ transforms the four-seat Dawn into a really very large motor car with space for two lucky individuals.

Yes, this is a Tesla Model S hearse

Welcome, everyone, to the Binz.E. Yup, it’s a Tesla Model S that’s been converted into a hearse. The work of German coachbuilder Binz International, together with UK companies Coleman Milne and Woodall Nicholson, the Binz.E is built in Germany and based on your choice of new or used Model S.

Bask in the majesty of this £500k fully-electric Rolls-Royce

This is a new, 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V. A restoration of one of the world’s very finest motor cars, here packing nothing more polluting than the moral superiority its lucky new owner will exude. Because it’s fully-electric. First teased late last year, Lunaz – which is in the business of taking jaw-slackeningly gorgeous old cars and electrifying them – has just begun building all-electric Rolls-Royces. 

This one-off BMW R18 looks straight out of Sin City

Reckon coachbuilding is only for cars? Take a peek at this lovely Blechmann R18 and prepare to think again. It’s the new – and very shiny – BMW R18 motorcycle given a very graphic-novel-esque makeover by renowned Austrian bike customiser Bernhard Naumann, aka ‘Blechmann’. Blechmann has a quite unusual way of working, we’re told, never using sketches, rather ploughing straight into the design physically. While it may sound as carefree as a hapless bunch of Apprentice candidates plundering into a task, the truth is – inevitably – much more considered. And gorgeous, too.

This is the base for McLaren’s new hybrid supercars

A new hybrid McLaren supercar will be unveiled next year, and sitting prettily underneath will be this carbon fibre tub. That, friends, is McLaren Automotive’s brand new “lightweight vehicle architecture”. It has been designed specifically to accommodate hybrid powertrains, allowing the British supercar company to transition to 100 per cent electrified supercars. “For us, lightweighting and electrification go hand-in-hand to achieve better performance as well as more efficient vehicles,” McLaren boss Mike Flewitt said.

This tuned Mercedes G63 has a troubling 927bhp

You don’t need to have a comprehensive understanding of Greek mythology to know that Poseidon was an angry, powerful bloke. According to his LinkedIn, he’s god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and… erm, horses. But he’s also considered one of the most bad-tempered, moody and greedy Olympian gods. Sounds like a great name for a car tuner who likes to make powerful, bad-tempered and moody cars, right?

ABT’s tuned Audi RSQ8 is a 196mph SUV

Right. Let’s all agree here and now that the world doesn’t need any more tuned Audi RSQ8s. This has to be the final one.  This is ABT’s second attempt at fettling Audi’s flagship SUV after its first try turned the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 up to 690bhp and 649lb ft of torque – an increase of 98bhp and 59lb ft on the standard car. Now though, we’re talking 730bhp and 679lb ft of torque thanks to a new ECU and a new intercooler. Crikey.



Yes, you absolutely do need to buy this Subaru Forester STI

Estate car practicality, a 2.5-litre turbocharged boxer four engine, a six-speed manual gearbox, rally-bred four-wheel drive, gold brake calipers and a bonnet scoop. That’s a rather special sounding list of attributes for a single car to have, isn’t it? So, let us make your day just a little brighter by confirming that you could have all of those things for just £8,990. Yep, they all come courtesy of this Subaru Forester STI that’s currently for sale via Japanese import specialists Torque GT, and you absolutely must buy it.

Hennessey’s 750bhp Lambo Urus does 0-60 in 2.7secs

“If 641 horsepower is good, then 750 horsepower is better,” explains John Hennessey. And so, welcome to his company’s modified Lamborghini Urus with, you guessed it, 750bhp. An ECU tune and new stainless-steel exhaust system liberate those 109 additional ponies, along with 730lb ft of torque (up from the Lambo’s original 606lb ft). Such is the force of this new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, it’ll do 0-60mph in 2.65 seconds.

Porsche has already updated the Taycan, and it’s now quicker

The exceedingly rapid Taycan may have only gone on sale last September, but in bringing new tech updates for 2021 model year cars, Porsche’s engineers have somehow managed to make it quicker still. 

The Bentley Bentayga Speed isn’t Speedier than the old one

Someone call the Trading Standard police or whatever they’re called these days. Bentley has just confirmed all the weights and measures of the new Bentayga Speed, and it’s exactly as quick as it used to be. They’ll be locked in the Tower for this. Or perhaps Her Majesty will pardon the engineers – nay, magicians – of Crewe when she notes the new Speed will, like the old Speed, do 0-62mph in a pulverising 3.9 seconds, and romp past the usual 155mph limiter of most luxury cars until physics finally catches up with it. At 190mph. Even a Lambo Urus is 1mph slower than that. Hah!

Cancel all cars: a BMW M3 Touring has been confirmed

The new BMW M3 saloon will be fully unveiled next month, alongside the BMW M4 Coupe. Good times. In 2021, we’ll see a BMW M4 Convertible, and after that… a BMW M3 Touring. We’re not speculating, nor are we joking. “In Garching, near Munich, home of the BMW M GmbH, work is being carried out on a further dream-come-true: for the first time in the history of the BMW M GmbH, the model range will be complemented by a BMW M3 Touring,” said BMW.

The Rolls Ghost’s new AWD chassis will *think* for you

When it launches very soon, the new Rolls-Royce Ghost will think for you. The company has announced its next-generation Ghost will feature all-wheel drive, which makes it only the second Rolls-Royce – after its big brother Cullinan – to feature a system that requires each wheel to do some hard work. And, considering Rolls tells us its customers wanted this next Ghost to be “even more enjoyable to drive”, they will be worked fairly hard.

Out the way, the Avtoros Shaman ambulance is coming

“The Shaman will suit everyone from hunters to first aid crews to mineral resource explorers,” we were told by Avtoros when we had a riotous few days driving the 8x8 ATV around Russia a few years ago. Now, the evidence. This is a Shaman ambulance – a Shamambulance, if you will (or won’t, fair enough) – and it’s arguably even cooler than the unliveried thing we flung through swamps with reckless abandon.

This new 306bhp Audi S3 Sportback costs £37,900

Time was, you’d need something like a 911 or M3 to get sub-five second 0-62mph times. Now you just need a 2.0-litre turbocharged small Audi, here revealed in S3 Sportback and S3 Saloon varieties.