Ener-G-Force


For now, the futuristic Ener-G-Force is just a daydream—albeit an impressively realized one. No surprise, Mercedes has made no promises about production, but it’s not hard to imagine at least some of the Ener-G-Force gracing a Mercedes showroom in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, we still have the classically handsome 2013 G-Class: the standard G550, with Mercedes’s 382 hp normally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8, and the fearsome G63 AMG, with a 536 hp twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8. They are priced at $113,000 and $134,300, respectively—perfectly fair for a bona fide icon.


Icon Aircraft




Icon Aircraft, the Los Angeles–based producer of the A5 amphibious light-sport aircraft, announced that the A5 will feature composite components from original-equipment manufacturer Cirrus Aircraft. The Duluth, Minn.–based Cirrus, whose SR22 aircraft has received nine Robb Report Best of the Best awards since its debut in 2000, has been a leader in the single-engine piston-aircraft market for the last decade. While Icon will maintain control over the A5’s design, system integration, and final assembly from its facility in Tehachapi, Calif., Cirrus will produce a majority of the A5’s components alongside those of the SR22 at its North Dakota factory. The first production models of the 1,000-pound A5, which has a top speed of 120 mph, a range of 345 miles, and a starting price of $139,000, are expected to reach customers next summer. (www.iconaircraft.com)














THE PORSCHE 917 LE MANS RACEWAY



This is not the toy racetrack you had when you were a kid. There are not Hot Wheels getting launched across some yellow plastic, flying off the tracks and striking your little sister in the face. This is the toy racetrack for adults. The Porsche 917 Le Mans Raceway may cost more than any car you’ve ever owned, but it’s damn awesome. Painted like the #20 917, the ride opens with the push of a button to reveal the enclosed track. Featuring amazing handcrafted detail, the track has timely signage, a realistic landscape and 12 cars that you can race around with the two controllers. It’s a work of art that we will consider robbing a bank for.
Price: u$s 12.500.-