F1 cars are hard enough to handle around a smoothly paved race track, so we can only imagine how much effort it took racer Max Verstappen to muscle his Red Bull F1 car down a ski slope in Kitzbühel – Tirol. Even with chains on the tires, it had to have been a handful.
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Custom bike shop Bandit9 took inspiration from both Star Trek and Star Wars for its latest limited edition motorcycle. The L-Concept has a suspended engine and exhaust that looks like the USS Enterprise’s reactor, while the handlebar and grips are nods to speeder bikes.
The EvoWheel is a quick and relatively affordable way to add electric pedal assistance to almost any bicycle. You can swap it in just like a normal wheel, and is compatible with both rim and disc brakes. It lets you go up to 20mph and can last up to 54mi per charge.
The droptop bro of the Huracán Performante trims 77 lb off the standard Huracán (if you can call any Lamborghini “standard”), while blowing the wind through your hair at speeds up to 201 mph. Does 62 mph in 3.1 sec, courtesy of a 5.2L V10 that makes 640 hp.
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Toyota showed a concept car which serves as a preview of the return of the Supra, its powerful front engine, rear-wheel drive sports car. The racing version has lightweight aero upgrades, a giant wing, and a stripped-down cabin.
The RZR RS1 is based on the RZR XP 1000 but with a lighter chassis and a center-cockpit setup. That means better visibility and stability, especially when ripping through corners. It has a 110hp 4-stroke twin cylinder engine, 16″ travel front suspension and 18″ travel rear suspension.
The Lucnt SRL 1 is a bicycle brake light that can alert the people behind you when you’re slowing down. When you’re moving, the light continuously blinks. But when you slow down, its lights get brighter and turn into a steady glow, similar to a car’s brake lights.
Jaguar’s first ever pure EV, the AWD I-PACE has dual motors making 394 hp, a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, 240 mi driving range, a lightweight aluminum structure, 50/50 weight balance, active air suspension, a luxe cabin with room for five, and SUV-like cargo space.
Automotive madman Jimmy Built managed to cram the drive unit from a Tesla Model S and the battery pack from a Chevy Volt into an old Honda Accord. The result is a crazy lightweight car that can do 0-to-60 in about 2.7 sec, and sounds like a remote-controlled toy doing it.
A special edition 488 focused on lightweighting and increased performance. It weighs nearly 200 pounds less than the 488 GTB, has beefed up aero, and upgraded turbos which help the V8 make 710 hp, launching this bad boy from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.85s and a top speed of 211mph.
The last version of Lotus‘ street legal track car. The 3-Eleven 430 sees the speedster’s 3.5L V6 engine optimized to produce 430hp, 20 more than the original. It now has a full carbon fiber bodywork, reducing its weight by 11lb. It goes from 0-60mph in 3.1s and tops out at 180mph.
Back in 1958, Disney envisioned the future of America’s highways and automotive tech. While we still don’t have flying ambulances or self-building roads, backup cameras and traffic apps are everyday items, and autonomy is closer than ever. Watch the full movie here.
After tearing through 99 nailbiting turns on the way up, Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Ho-Pin Tung and a Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid became the first vehicle ever to climb the insanely steep 999 steps to the top of Heaven’s Gate at Tianmen Mountain, China.
Nissan had a little fun with this modded 370Z by fitting it with tracks in the back and skis in the front. Otherwise, the 332 hp winter convertible is largely stock besides the lifted suspension and widened wheel wells. The car will debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.
Outfitter Iron and Resin teamed up with 4×4 restorers New Legend to bring this classic 1972 International Scout II back to life, loading it up with a modern GM LS 5.3L engine, a leather and waxed canvas interior, modern roof racks, a swing-out motorcycle mount, and more.
We headed to the French island of Corsica to spend some quality time behind the wheel of Jaguar’s beautiful baby crossover. In R-Dynamic trim, it packs a zippy 296hp turbo 4, and its active driveline offers fantastic control and handling. Plus it seats five, and looks spiffy.
Legacy Overland’s awesomely restored and upgraded 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ-45. It has a 3.5L 6-cylinder diesel engine, Old Man Emu suspension, Daytona Beadlock steel wheels, BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, LED headlights, and a Bluetooth radio connected to four speakers.
The Kalk is an electric dirt bike designed to be light while still able to take a beating. It weighs only about 150lb, thanks to its aluminum frame and swingarm and carbon fiber body. It also has custom designed Öhlins suspension. It goes up to 50mph and lasts up to 50mi per charge.