You know what’s great? Sports cars and convertibles and luxury sedans. And especially grand tourers — I love grand tourers. They’re all wonderful because they’re unnecessary; way more opulent or fast or fancy than anyone has need for. But they’re not raucously bad-ass. They can’t gnash on boulders or go toe-to-toe with tanks. Hardcore, built-to-last-and-then-some vehicles like those below will never go out of style — there will always be an outsized desire for ultra-capable, intimidating trucks and SUVs. These are some of our favorites from 2017. — Nick Caruso
Projects like the X-Raid are what modern coachbuilding is supposed to look like.
Orvis commissioned a custom Land Rover build through East Coast Defender and partnered up with Barbour North America to make it happen.
Well, here's the craziest thing on wheels you can buy today.
One of the surviving Land Rover Defenders from Spectre.
Alternate power, unique looks, exceptional performance.
All the pleasure of a classic car with all the perks of a modern SUV.
Some are rare and unique, some are fairly run-of-the-mill -- but all are in wildly pristine condition.
England has the Land Rover, Germany has the G-Wagon, Japan has the FJ, and the U.S. has the Jeep.
It still has a lifetime of mileage to go before it starts to show its age.
The Overland Expo is one of the greatest gatherings of adventure vehicles in the world.
It'll eat an F-150 Raptor for breakfast.
If you're passionate about faithful, numbers-matching, period correct Land Rover Defenders, avert your eyes.
As the outdoors warm, they beg to be explored: start with the right vehicle.
Russia seems to have a penchant for building ridiculous all-terrain vehicles.
For many, a custom Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is a dream car. For one owner, this is now a dream come true.
Every year Jeep brings a few new concept cars to the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. 2017 will be one for the history books.
Baby blue, fast as hell and guaranteed to be flawless -- the vintage 4x4 of our dreams.
One of the world's most capable SUVs will be put to use in disaster situations.
It's packing a lot more than just a lift kit and a matte black paint job.
Straight from Stuttgart, the seven-foot-tall colossus made to swallow compact cars whole.
It's got portal axels, a V12 and cupholders that heat your drink.
Land Rover is now restoring Series I Range Rovers to factory spec. Today is a good day, indeed.
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