Aston Martin’s luxurious and powerful DB11 sports coupe gets a new convertible variant, a grand tourer that’s sure to muss up your hair as its 503 hp V8 engine kicks in. It can drop its top in 14 seconds, at speeds up to 31 mph, and is substantially lighter than the car it replaces.
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The Mako Slingshot is a compact motorized wakeboard. It has a carbon fiber deck, a 100cc 2-stroke engine, and an alloy impeller. It comes with a wired throttle that lets you go at a leisurely pace or zip at up to 34mph. A full tank gets you about 40 minutes of running time.
The world’s first hands-free interstate cruising system is here, and we were one of the first to test it out on a trip from Cleveland to Memphis via Chicago. We were left thoroughly impressed by this “Super Cruise” setup, and what it means for the future of highway travel as we know it.
Auto Fabrica’s Gaz and Bujar Muharremi are masters of elegant silhouettes – even at small scale. Made for Gaz’s son, the Type 0.1 has an old Franco Morini engine, a frame and wheels from 1970’s minibikes, and custom rear shocks, seat and exhaust. More on BikeEXIF.
Judge not the Tj Cruiser by its cover. Except for the driver’s seat, all of the 4×4 van’s seats can be folded down completely flat. The seat backs are covered with scratch-resistant material and have lots of tie-down points, making it one of the most versatile vehicle interiors we’ve seen.
We recently spent a day on the drag strip behind the wheel of the absolutely bonkers 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. We didn’t have the skills to get near its 9.65-second 1/4 mile record, but it still was the fastest accelerating car we’ve ever driven.
Europe’s most popular plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is headed to the US. The Outlander PHEV has both a 2.0L gas engine and dual motors for 4WD, the ability to make short trips on pure electric power, and SUV versatility at a sedan price. Full review on 95octane.
Think your car is fast? Check out this footage of a Koenigsegg Agera RS going from 0 to 400 km/h (~248 mph) and back down to 0 mph in just 36.44 seconds, proving good brakes are are just as important as a good engine when it comes to supercars. Full run starts at 1:57.
Bureo makes skateboards with decks that are made from waste fishing nets that are retrieved and processed with the help of locals in fishing communities in Chile. The decks have a fishtail and grippy scale patterns that are both thematic and functional. Available in two sizes.
We recently spent a day with the fine folks from Michelin and TireRack.com to see why winter tires are critical in colder climates. Those all-seasons your car came are okay down to about 44º F, but below that, you’ll be much safer and better controlled with true winter tires.
Lexus‘ all-new luxury flagship gets a choice of dramatic interiors, with materials like Kiriko art glass, laser-cut woods, and origami-pleated fabric. Its new chassis handles great, and its 3.5L twin-turbo V6 makes 416 hp, launching it to 60 mph in 4.6s. Full review on 95octane.
Stunt and rallycross driver Ken Block tears up Pikes Peak in the latest build of his Hoonicorn RTR – a 1965 Ford Mustang kitted out with a 1400hp engine, and shod in sticky Toyo Proxes R888R tires. He doesn’t take the fastest route, but he burns plenty of rubber on the way.
Inspired by the demands of DelFast’s original business – an express courier service – the company claims that the Prime variant of its electric bicycle can be used unassisted for up to 236mi (378km) on a single charge, thanks in part to its regenerative braking.
A pure-electric 2-seater jet plane designed to take off and land without a runway. The Lilium Jet can transition from hover to airplane mode once airborne, and is expected to offer speeds up to 300 km/h (~186 mph) and a 300 km (~186 mi) range, if and when it goes into production.
Based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, the Revel is kitted out with solar-power, and a living space with a lift bed, bathroom, and kitchen. It has a 3-liter turbodiesel engine, on-demand 4WD with traction control, and optional performance wheels and all-terrain tires.
(PG-13: Language) British GQ continues to entertain with their chill video interview series, this time taking on Jezza, Captain Slow and The Hamster as they chat about their current daily drivers, the differences between Amazon and the BBC, the state of TV, and celebrity life.
We know first hand how good the Land Rover Discovery is good at towing things – we shot the video they used of the snow-bound 18-wheeler being towed by one. But we didn’t know it could pull a 121-ton, 328 ft road train like this Discovery HSE Td6 recently did in Australia.