(Loud) When you’re freezing your ass off in the winter in Sweden, one way to keep yourself warm is to strap your butt to a pulsejet powered snowmobile, and fire yourself down an icy straightaway at speeds up to 150 mph. (Thanks Ola Andreas!)
We spent a couple of chilly winter days North of Montreal, Canada covering hundreds of miles of snow- and ice-covered roads in the new 2019 Nissan Altima AWD and Murano AWD. On our arrival to the Mecaglisse ice circuit, we got to drive the insane snow-tracked Altima-TE.
Toyota and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up to study mobility in space, with a fuel cell electric vehicle which could be used for human exploration on the moon. Despite energy transport limitations, its could cover 10,000 km in its lifetime.
Lamborghini’s roadster variant of its SVJ coupe. Aside from its removable carbon fiber roof panels, practically nothing has changed from its hardtop sibling. It still has four-wheel drive and the same naturally-aspirated 6.5L V12 that produces up to 759hp and tops out at 217mph.
Ford’s small truck gets a big upgrade, courtesy of Hennessey Performance. The 2.3L EcoBoost engine now makes 350 bhp and 385 lb-ft. torque. It also gets performance exhaust, a 4-inch suspension lift, BFGoodrich off-road tires, fender flares, a new front bumper, and more.
We prefer the boxier Honda Urban EV Concept, but its near-production version still packs a lot of charm. The e Prototype now has four doors, and retains its massive digital dash. It will have a range of nearly 125mi and charge to 80% in 30min. Production will begin in 2019.
While you can buy an official LEGO Camper Van kit already, this custom build is far more impressive. This realistic replica took over 400,000 bricks to build, and has a steel frame which allows people to walk inside and check out all of the brick-built details.
We’ve seen a foldable longboard. Here’s its electric counterpart. The Linky skateboard can be folded in half and locked in place within seconds. It has a range of over 9 mi and a top speed of almost 19 mph. It fully charges in just 30 min. Also on Amazon.
Zero Motorcycle’s latest electric is a naked sportbike designed for customization and connectivity. Its hardware works with a custom operating system to let you customize its handling, output, ABS and more. It goes up to 124 mph and has a range of up to 200 mi.
Livall’s bike helmet has a pair of Bluetooth speakers and a microphone for calling and listening to music and navigation from your phone. It also has brake and turn signal lights to improve visibility. It can even automatically call your emergency contact if you fall.
BMW decided to make it a little easier to for us test its many vehicles by creating the BMW Test Fest, a day-long event at the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California. With over 80 cars from BMW, Rolls-Royce, and MINI, here’s a taste of what we experienced.
Gocycle’s GX electric bicycle can be folded in just 10s, thanks to its frame design and side-mounted wheels. Its cables are also routed through the frame. It has a removable battery that lasts up to 40mi per charge. Its 500W motor lets it go up to 20mph. Drops 4/2019.
The 2020 Supra is being shown with a variety of aerodynamic enhancements as a showcase for possible add-ons from Toyota’s TRD line. The tricked-out Supra gets carbon fiber front and rear spoilers, rear spats, side skirts, and lightweight forged 19″ aluminum wheels.
Bull Motor Co. makes vintage-inspired board track motorcycles with weathered hand-painting and airbrushing. Their standard models are based on classic board track models, but they also accept custom orders. The bikes are powered by a 66cc two-stroke motor.