Have you ever wondered what it would be like to skim across the water at 100km/h while being exhilaratingly close to the edge? The SeaDoo GTX iS 260 is the latest toy for you this summer. It is a luxury watercraft in every sense of the word, boasting a list of features sure to make it the envy of every other jet ski on the market today. With independent suspension, you get is the smoothest, most satisfying ride you’ve ever experienced, allowing you to ride longer and more comfortably. The GTX also features the worlds first on water brake. Available now Downunder.
The RS 3 arrives with a unique front fascia, sporting larger air inlets to keep the car’s engine and brakes cool. The overall look isn’t radically different from the standard A3, but the changes are enough to let you no this isn’t just any ordinary hatchback.
Beneath the RS 3′s hood resides the same 2.5L turbocharged five-cylinder used in the TT RS. Power is rated at 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, but the RS 3 Sportback still returns a respectable 25.85mpg.
That power is routed through Audi’s seven-speed S tronic gearbox, arriving at all four wheels via Quattro all-wheel drive. The RS 3′s performance is brisk, with the sprint from 0-62 taking just 4.6 seconds. From $99,900
If you were one of the few folks holding off on an Aston Martin purchase due to the aging bodywork of its primary speeder, the time for writing that check has arrived. The 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (£85,000 and up; roughly $135,000+) sports a revised front end with a larger air intake, a new rear diffuser, sculpted side sills, a new seven-speed Sportshift II gearbox option, quicker steering, wider tires, bigger brakes, and Hill Start Assist technology to help keep you from roasting the rubber when taking off on an incline. No word yet on a US release.
Worried that your new Bentley sedan/mini-limo will look overly pedestrian when parked at the local Yacht Club? The Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification ($TBA) should eliminate those fears. This one-off official production keeps the 6.75-liter, twin-turbo V8 from the standard Mulsanne, but adds a variety of unique upgrades including 21-inch alloy wheels, Bentley Flying B wing vents, diamond quilted leather on the seats and door casings, drilled alloy pedals, and your choice from over 100 paint colors and 22 types of leather — lessening further the chances of seeing a copy cat around town (or anywhere else).