Chris-Craft's New Lancer GT
Chris-Craft, the Florida-based motorboat brand famed for its classic mahogany hulled runabouts first produced in the 1920s, is set to release a production version of its sporty Lancer GT concept developed in collaboration with GM. The company will soon be taking pre-orders for the 20-ft. powerboat (above) with an expected price of about $80,000. The Lancer GT employs "future engine technology" from Mercury Marine and comes equipped with a 377 Magnum engine producing around 325 hp for an impressive top speed of about 70 mph. The Lancer GT's state-of-the-art components include a digital dash and throttle, and its leather-upholstered cockpit is straight out of an open-topped sports car.