Zach Both was looking for a way to pursue his dreams of traveling the country and developing his filmmaking career, so he set out to make the ultimate live/work mobile office – a fantastic vehicle which started out as a simple white panel van. Learn to DIY with The Vanual.
French supercar maker Bugatti has taken its over-the-top Chiron, and bestowed it with hardware that makes it capable of breaking 300 mph. Its 16-cylinder quad-turbo engine makes an insane 1578 hp, and it has upgraded aero to keep it glued to the tarmac at speed. Just 30 of the cars will be made, with prices starting at $3.9 million.
We’ve spent some time hooning about on the ice in high-powered sports cars, but these guys in Russia show that it doesn’t take a big budget to enjoy ice driving. With tiny studded tires and some 250cc engines, ripping around on a frozen river in go karts looks like a massive amount of fun.
Jaguar’s sexy 2-seat beast gets a new front end with a more aggressive, linear look, with LED headlights and a new clamshell hood. The supercharged V8 F-TYPE R jumps to 575 hp and 516 lb-ft. torque and gets suspension refinements. Inside, there’s a new 12.3″ digital instrument cluster, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard.
The YX ONE offers riders a unique spin on electric skateboards. With its three-wheeled design, it’s easy to balance on, and thanks to its chunky tires, it can ride on sand, grass, gravel, and other tricky terrain, including up and down hills. It has a 25 mph top speed, and its battery pack provides up to 37 miles of range.
Headed to Sony PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport, this concept for a single-seat track car has a sharp, futuristic look that takes Lamborghini’s distinctive angular styling and goes bonkers with the aero. The car’s hexagonal side windows were inspired by the stunning 1968 Marzal concept, but this design is anything but retro.
Audi’s pure electric crossover is expected to produce up to 350hp, with a range somewhere around 277 miles per charge. Like the recently-revealed Mustang Mach-E, it has an aerodynamic side profile with fastback looks, and is packed with the latest tech. The AWD e-tron Sportback 55 quattro can do 0-to-62 mph in 5.7 seconds.
If you live somewhere that snow coats roads in the wintertime, you’ll want to check out Engineering Explained’s latest clip, as Jason walks us through the variables at work when driving on slippery surfaces, and provides some tips on how to maintain control on the snow.
We already know that the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 team is crazy fast at pit stops. But they recently were challenged to slow down and take their time. The big difference? They, their tools, wheels, and the car itself were all floating weightless in an Ilyushin Il-76 MDK cosmonaut training plane, 33,000 feet above earth.
John Cooper Works massaged the MINI Cooper into its most bonkers variation yet, a 2.0L turbo 306 hp little monster that goes 0 to 60 in 5 seconds, and tops out at 165 mph, all while handling like an oversized go kart. It’s got a giant roof spoiler, upgraded cooling, a lowered suspension, brakes, lightweight wheels and more.
When it comes to sports cars, MORE is always a possibility, so Hyundai’s N performance division took their awesome little hot hatch known as the Veloster N and moved the engine and drivetrain behind the seats, and gave it 390hp, and tricked it out for the track. Can you imagine if they decided to produce this thing?
Dodge celebrates 50 years of muscle car goodness with this limited-edition Challenger package, which offers goodies like a body-colored Shaker hood scoop, 50th anniversary badging, Nappa leather and Alcantara seats, copper weave carbon fiber trim, and more. Check out our coverage on 95octane for all the details.
The recently redesigned Toyota RAV4 gets its most potent and fuel-efficient variant ever. Packing a plug-in hybrid AWD powertrain, the RAV4 Prime produces 302hp, and can do 0-to-60 in 5.8 sec. It can make short hops on pure electric power, while still working like a gas-electric hybrid for road trips, with an estimated 90MPGe.
Lexus presents a drop-top version of its sexy and powerful LC 500 Coupe. It’s still got concept car looks and that growly 471 hp V8, but now you can enjoy the exhaust note with the wind in you hair. Limited to 100 units, the Inspiration Series gets Structural Blue paint, a beautiful white leather interior, and chrome/black 21-inch wheels.
It’s a well-known fact among auto buffs that Formula 1 pit stops are the fastest in racing. And now, thanks to the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 pit crew, we now have the fastest of the fast. Watch in awe as they complete a tire change on driver Max Verstappen’s car during the 2019 Brazilian GP in just 1.82 seconds.
Chief Hoonigan Ken Block is back to shred some more Toyo Tires, drifting through the most dangerous road in China – the 99 turn thriller that snakes through Tianmen Mountain. Watch in awe as he slides sideways through every corner in his Hoonitruck, a highly-modded 1977 Ford F-150 that makes 914hp.
Ford aims its new EV head-on at Tesla with a Mustang-inspired crossover packing the latest tech. Available with RWD or AWD, and a drive range up to 300 miles, typical AWD models will make up to 332 hp and 417 lb-ft. of torque, while the performance GT model is targeting 459 hp and 612 lb-ft. of torque. A $500 deposit reserves a vehicle now.
Designed for the well-to-do who want the ultimate in security and luxury, the Sentry Civilian 2020 is built like a tank. Based on a Ford F-550, it packs a 6.7L diesel V8, four-wheel drive, is armored to handle rifle shots and grenade blasts, while offering up to six occupants a luxurious environment that looks nicer than most home theaters.
Ferrari’s mid-front-engined coupe has some seriously sexy lines, with a nod to classic Ferraris of the 1950s and 1960s. It packs a 3.8-liter turbo V8 that makes 611 hp and 560 lb-ft. of torque, and can zoom from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds as it heads to a 199+ mph top speed. Its rear profile is especially lovely.
McLaren’s exclusive roadster was inspired by Bruce McLaren’s minimal 1960s racers. The carbon fiber two-seater is the lightest production car they’ve ever made, but still packs an 804bhp turbo V8 to rocket it to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds, and 124 mph in 6.7 seconds. Just 399 of the cars will be made, starting at $1.67 million each.
Ford and Webasto turned up at the 2019 SEMA Show with a car that teases the automaker’s electric future. It looks much like any well-equipped pony car, the Mustang Lithium an 800-volt battery pack and a motor that generates 900+ hp and 1000+ lb-ft. of torque. In an unexpected twist, it has a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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We might have to wait until Spring 2020 to see the new Ford Bronco, but the Bronco R is a hell of a tease. This awesome looking 4×4 from Ford Performance will compete in the Baja 1000 to celebrate Rod Hall and Larry Minor’s legendary 1969 win. It has 14″ of wheel travel in front, 18″ in rear, and is powered by a twin-turbo EcoBoost engine.
ICON 4×4 has introduced a stripped-down version of its hand-built Toyota truck tribute. The FJ40 Roadster Edition is all about purity of experience. To trim weight, it has no doors, a fabric roof, and no A/C. But it still rocks a 6.2-liter GM V8 that makes 430hp, and a rugged, lifted suspension that’s ready to dominate any terrain.
The Bloodhound LSR team marches closer towards their land speed record goal with a jet-powered car that could reach speeds up to 1000mph. Testing has been going well with some crazy fast runs across the Hakskeenpan desert in South Africa with pilot Andy Green behind the controls. They’ve since hit 461 mph.
We’re dying to get behind the wheel of the bonkers 760 hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, but while we wait for our seat time, we’re going to live vicariously through American Muscle’s Justin Dugan, who drove the beast on the dragstrip and on road during Ford’s launch event. That 5.2L supercharged V8 and quad exhaust sounds amazing.
In this fun video from Driving Line and Nitto Tire, they set up a Rube Goldberg-style chain reaction machine that eventually triggers some tire-smoking donuts by driver Ryan Tuerck. Along the way, there’s some paintball action, and a nasty looking knife-wielding drone, which thankfully didn’t slash any of the tires – or people.
Tuning experts Hennessey Performance took the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck, gave it a 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine and an amped up supercharger, making 1000 hp and 933 lb-ft. of torque. It has custom bumpers, 20″ wheels, an upgraded suspension with a 6″ lift, and much more. See it in person at the 2019 SEMA Show.
Looking for a fat cat bagger motorcycle for long road trips? Look no further. The Indian Challenger is set up for performance and comfort, with a 122hp 60º V-twin engine, and loaded with modern conveniences like cruise control, GPS navigation, as well as Smart Lean tech for the safest cornering and braking possible.
This low-budget Russian take on Gymkhana may not be as slick as those Ken Block videos, but it’s just as entertaining. It starts out a little slow, as our protagonist heads into the woods in his jalopy, foraging for mushrooms, but once the drugs kick in, things get good. Impatient? Skip ahead.