There are classic 4x4s, and then there’s ICON. The California made itself famous by building some of the most stunning vehicles on the planet. But buying one brand new will have you put on a very long waiting list. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait for this lightly-used ICON BR that’s for sale right now.
Until recently, Mercedes-Benz has kept its most knife-edged and hardcore off-road models from U.S. shores. Both the jaw-dropping G63 AMG 6×6 pickup truck, of which only 100 were built, and the rugged 4×4 it spawned—the G500 4×4² (4×4 squared).
Most of us will never actually be able to afford a Lamborghini—not even the tractor. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that they are some of the most astonishing machines on the planet, and seriously cool to look at, if even just from afar.
The Tesla Model X is a bit of a head scratcher. Within its price range—the 75D starts at $83,000 before options and incentives, and the P90D with “Ludicrous” mode starts at $125,000—there are a vast array of tantalizingly fast, high-tech, and luxurious family vehicles. Everything from blisteringly quick Range Rover Sport SVRs to super-luxe Porsche Panameras.
Nevertheless, Tesla’s Model X SUV stands a bit taller than most, and for a few reasons. On one hand, it’s a technical marvel of EV engineering and a clear look into the future. But crucially, on the other, it’s simply a wonderful place to be.
Our friends over at Translogic recently got behind the wheel of the new Tesla Model X, and here’s what they had to say.
So is it perfect? Well, it’s close. Despite the Model X’s rather portly 5,000 pounds plus of weight, the X handles lightly and puts its power down with incredible ease. In fact, it might even be the comfiest seat in your house. At the same time, the X also returns a respectable 257 miles of all-electric range in its most economical 90D trim, and seats up to seven of your closest friends and family.
From a technical standpoint, Tesla’s over-the-air updates continue to fine-tune the breed, and increase the abilities of its advanced Autopilot system, helping buyers to stay up to date with the most modern features, even years after their initial purchase.
That said, features like the Falcon Wing doors and Bioweapon Defense Mode air-filtration system are surely unique, but you’ve got to wonder how much cost they added to the whole vehicle, and as Autoblog Green’s Sebastian Blanco points out, the expansive overhead glass canopy tends to let a bit too many of those dazzling light rays in.
Even so, if you’ve got the money and are in the market for an SUV, the Tesla Model X more than warrants a look.
Some cars lead better lives than others. While many get put through the ringer of high-mileage commutes, brutal northern winters, or salty coastal breezes, others are used rather sparingly. They’re kept unmodified and carefully tucked away in garages. And this would appear to be one of those rare birds—an astonishingly clean 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT.
Traditionally, “fun” cars haven’t always been practical. The inverse is also true, “practical” cars aren’t always fun, though there are exceptions. This becomes ever apparent when you go to pick up lumber in a Mini Cooper S or need to squeeze extra passengers in a Mazda MX-5. It’s just not happening.
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