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2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series

2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series

As special as the Lexus LC 500 already is, this limited edition of the luxurious 471 horsepower, V8-powered sports coupe looks just that much more gorgeous bathed in rich Nori Green paint, and decked out with two-tone tan and black aniline leather, and Alcantara trim inside. Just 100 of these unique cars are coming to the U.S.

Puritalia Berlinetta

Puritalia Berlinetta

This stunning coachbuilt Italian sports coupe is built with an ultra-lightweight carbon and aluminum chassis. It’s powered by a hybrid drivetrain with a supercharged 750 hp V8, along with an 215 hp electric motor. Limited to just 150 cars, each one is built by hand to the customer’s specs.

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Modern Racing, Vintage Camera

Modern Racing, Vintage Camera

These days, smartphone videos are ubiquitous. But there was a time when the only way to capture footage was with a mechanical film camera. Nick Shirrell of filmgrainandoctane shoots modern day auto races using an old Canon Super 8 film camera, then layers in vintage voice tracks. The results are wonderfully retro.

Hyperdrive (Trailer)

Hyperdrive (Trailer)

This new Netflix competition show is like American Ninja Warrior for cars. Each episode sends a group of dedicated gearheads hooning around an incredibly challenging series of obstacles on a quest for driving supremacy. Premieres 8/21/19.

Droog Moto DM-015

Droog Moto DM-015

Droog Moto’s monster motorcycle which looks like it came straight from the wasteland of Mad Max: Fury Road – assuming they had a detail shop to clean off all the dirt and grime. Its got a 250cc 2-cylinder engine, heavy duty suspension, and gigantic, rugged tires with thick treads. Each bike is custom built to its rider’s size.

Vintage Electric Rally Bike

Vintage Electric Rally Bike

Combining mountain and cruiser bike looks in one, Vintage Electric’s Rally packs a 750-watt drivetrain that can help speed you along up to 28 mph, with a range of 20 to 60 miles, depending on conditions and degree of assist. Thanks to its wide and knobby Schwalbe tires, it’s comfortable on a wide variety of terrain.

Truck Tows a Train

Truck Tows a Train

Ford is currently working on a pure-electric version of its wildly popular F-150 pickup. To prove that its drivetrain is just as capable as ever, they set about towing 10 train cars with its prototype, and then filled the train with 42 more F-150s, for a total weight over 1.25 million pounds.

Lotus Evija

Lotus Evija

British sportscar maker Lotus is showing off an upcoming pure-electric hypercar that makes an astounding 1972 horsepower and 1250 lb-ft of torque. Through the use of lightweight materials and sleek aerodynamics, it can hit speeds over 200 mph, and its battery pack allows for a range of 250 miles at more normal speeds.

The Hellcat Miata

The Hellcat Miata

KarrMedia and VMP Performance worked to create and tune this tiny monster – an older model Mazda MX-5 Miata with a 707hp supercharged V8 Hellcat engine up front. They had to cut holes in the hood and firewall to make it fit, but connected to a 6-speed Tremec manual and a Ford 8.8 rear axle, it’s a bonkers little burnout machine.

20,000 Watt Electric Drift Trike

20,000 Watt Electric Drift Trike

Builder Colin Furze previously made a pulsejet-powered drift trike. While it was fast, it wasn’t exactly environmentally-friendly. So he decided to build himself a fully-electric version, with an insane 20,000 watt power source. We’re glad he finally put a helmet on when he hit the road circuit. Build video here.

2020 Corvette Stingray

2020 Corvette Stingray

The C8 Stingray is the first mid-engine ‘Vette ever, packing a 495hp V8 engine behind its passenger compartment. Its aggressive design features a shorter hood, a wider rear, and big side air intakes. With the ZR1 Performance Pack, which upgrades brakes, suspension, cooling, and exhaust, it can do 0-to-60 mph in under 3 seconds.

Hennessey Goliath 6×6

Hennessey Goliath 6×6

This monster of a Chevy Silverado truck was blessed with a 6-wheel drivetrain, an 8-inch lift kit, a 450 bhp engine upgrade, massive 37-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, LED lighting and more by the mad minds of Hennessey Performance. It also required a custom-built bed to fit that third axle.

Tips for Buying a Used Car

Tips for Buying a Used Car

ChrisFix shares a number of practical tips on buying a used car, including what to ask from the owner, how to check the car’s value and how to run a VIN check for free. He also made a checklist for the test drive. You should research and ask around online as well.

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Two-wheeled F-Type Hillclimb

Two-wheeled F-Type Hillclimb

One of the most iconic attractions of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed is its hillclimb event. It’s typically jampacked with powerful sports cars gunning for their best speed. But for 2019, stunt driver Terry Grant did something a little different, deftly balancing a Jaguar F-Type R Coupe on two wheels for the entire 1.16 mile course.

2020 MINI Cooper SE

2020 MINI Cooper SE

A new variant of the MINI Cooper that runs purely on electric power. Its front-wheel motor cranks out 181 hp, and its battery offers a range of roughly 124 miles. Like other MINIs, expect go kart-like handling, possibly even more so thanks to the battery pack’s low center of gravity. We rather dig the funky new wheel design too.

Comedians in Cars 2019 (Trailer)

Comedians in Cars 2019 (Trailer)

For the latest season of Jerry Seinfeld’s automotive interview show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he’s joined by Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Melissa Villaseñor, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, and more big stars and amazing cars. Drops 7/19/19 on Netflix.

De Tomaso P72

De Tomaso P72

Born out of the reincarnated Italian sportscar maker De Tomaso, the P72 is a purist’s dream, featuring a smoothy-sculpted carbon fiber monocoque body, a rear, mid-mounted V12 engine, and a proper 6-speed manual gearbox. Just 72 will be made, and detailed specs have yet to be revealed.

A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights

A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights

One of the things we miss from sports cars are pop-up headlights. Rockstar Rides also has a place in his heart for these neat sources of light and style, and set out to find as many of these cars as he could. The result is a wonderful montage of rides with serious personality.

Ford GT Mk II

Ford GT Mk II

After wowing us a couple of years back with the Ford GT, Ford Performance has taken wraps off of a new track-only variant of the supercar that makes 700 hp, weighs 200 lb less, and has upgraded aerodynamics based on the race cars it has run in FIA and IMSA competition. Only 45 will be made, starting at $1.2 million.

Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS

Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS

The 2020 Toyota GR Supra is pretty sweet car in its own right, and Toyota is really encouraging tuners to make it their own. Check out this awesome shakedown footage of a completely reworked Supra Drift car made by HKS as it gets ready for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It even packs a classic 2JZ engine.

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Lexus Ultimate U.S. Open Road Trip

Lexus Ultimate U.S. Open Road Trip

What’s more exciting than a road trip to the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach? A road trip with Lexus packed with awesome cars, sights, and golf courses along the way. We knew that we would have a great time on this weeklong odyssey cruising the California coast line, but nothing could prepare us for the glorious world of Lexus hospitality.

M3 Amphibious Ferry

M3 Amphibious Ferry

There are probably easier ways to ferry a bunch of people and bicycles across a river, but we can’t think of a cooler way than by driving four M3 amphibious military vehicles into the water and then joining them together to shuttle the riders across the water. HD1080ide shot this video during a bike festival in Großenwieden, Germany.

Juiced Bikes Crosscurrent S2 E-Bike

Juiced Bikes Crosscurrent S2 E-Bike

Juiced Bikes’ electric 2-wheeler packs a powerful 52-volt battery, which maxes out its speed, range, and performance capabilities. The bike can hit speeds up to 28 mph (or 33 mph with pedal assist), and has a range of up to 100 miles. Its pedal assist is said to be smoother than other E-bikes as well.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

The latest iteration of Dodge’s 707 hp supercharged V8 muscle sedan is 3.5″ wider, allowing for gigantic 305/35ZR20 tires to be wrapped around its 20″ x 11″ rims. That added grip makes it go around a 2.1 mile track 2.1 seconds faster than the prior Hellcat. It’s also got electric power steering for greater versatility.

McLaren 720S for Kids

McLaren 720S for Kids

McLaren previously released a pint-sized version of its P1, and now they’re showing off an even more accurate mini 720S. This sports coupe for kids doesn’t have 700+ hp, but the battery-powered car makes realistic sounds on acceleration, and has working headlights and brake lights. It’ll sell for about $399.

Lightyear One Solar EV

Lightyear One Solar EV

Startup Lightyear is showing off a pure electric sedan that can gain up to 7.5 miles per hour of added range while in sunlight. It still plugs in for its base charge, but the solar panels covering its hood, roof, and trunk are designed to increase its range. It’s ideal for stop, start, and slow traffic for minimizing trips to the outlet.

World’s Fastest Tractor

World’s Fastest Tractor

Tractors are typically slow-moving behemoths. Williams Formula 1 teamed up with heavy equipment maker JCB to prove that isn’t always the case. This Fastrac tractor packs a 7.2L diesel engine, making 1000hp and 1843 lb-ft. of torque, upgraded with a ZF 6-speed manual, and other racing enhancements. Its top speed: 103.6 mph.

Driven: 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

Driven: 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

We managed to get our grubby little paws on the Ford Performance F-150 Raptor, and were blown away by just how good this truck is at everything. It hauls ass, handles any terrain, and offers a supremely comfortable ride on-road thanks to its new Fox suspension. Read on for our full take on this monster of a truck.

BMW Vision M NEXT

BMW Vision M NEXT

BMW is teasing the future of sports cars with a pewter and orange coupe with butterfly (aka billionaire) doors. The carbon fiber-bodied 2-seater packs a 600hp hybrid drivetrain and can hit 60 mph in less than 3.0s. Its minimal interior has a razor sharp focus on the driver designed to reduce distractions.

Driving the Polestar 1

Driving the Polestar 1

Polestar’s first car is getting close to production, and a few very lucky humans have gotten behind the wheel of the latest prototype of the 600+hp luxury hybrid coupe. Carfection’s Tim Stevens takes us on a ride in this beautiful and powerful car, and has glowing things to say.

Barbie Car Engine Swap

Barbie Car Engine Swap

Grind Hard Plumbing Co. took a Barbie Power Wheels Mustang and hopped it with a Honda dirt bike engine up so its power and speed match its muscle car looks. Sure, it’s basically a go-kart with a plastic body now, but it’s still awesome and we want to take it for a ride.

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