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Hyperion XP-1 Hydrogen Hypercar

Hyperion XP-1 Hydrogen Hypercar

Hyperion is showing off the XP-1, a hydrogen-powered electric car that’s said to zoom from 0-to-60 in under 2.2 sec. with a top speed of 220+ mph, and provide up to 1000 miles of range. Its futuristic cockpit touts a wraparound digital display and massive glass canopy. Here’s hoping it makes it past the rendering stage.

Koenigsegg Gemera

Koenigsegg Gemera

Only hypercar maker Koenigsegg could come up with a car that makes 1700bhp, but seats four. The plug-in hybrid’s electric motors makes 1100 of those horses, and a tiny 2.0L twin-turbo 3-cylinder engine somehow makes 600 horses. It’s also all-wheel drive, with rear wheel steering, and has enough room for carry-on luggage.

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Cadillac LYRIQ EV Concept

Cadillac LYRIQ EV Concept

Cadillac’s crossover EV is sleek, modern, and elegant. Powered by GM’s new Ultium battery system, it will come in RWD and AWD variants, with up to 300 miles of range. Tech highlights include a 33″ LED dashboard, and the latest version of Caddy’s Super Cruise. Cadillac plans on putting the LYRIQ into production by 2022.

GMA T.50

GMA T.50

Race car designer Gordon Murray, the man behind the vaunted McLaren F1 is showing off a stunning new sports car. The 3-passenger GMA T.50 has a 4.0L Cosworth V12 engine that makes 654hp at an insane 11,500 rpm. Its carbon fiber construction is a triumph in lightweighting, with a projected curb weight of just 2,173 lb.

Holey Car

Holey Car

Now that the guys at Russia’s Garage 54 are done with their headlight-covered Lada, they decided to remove the bulbs from the compact car. Of course, now they’ve got a whole bunch of holes in the sheet metal, so they decided to go all-in on the look, resulting in a car that looks like a block of Swiss cheese on wheels.

Solar-powered eBike

Solar-powered eBike

Electric bicycles are a fast and fun way to get around. However, they have limited range due to their small battery packs. Peter Sripol wanted to see if he could build an eBike that never needs recharging as long as the sun is shining. The downside? The trailer of solar panels he has to drag along. Build starts at 2:20.

Jet-powered Canoe

Jet-powered Canoe

Paddling along in a canoe can be a quiet and relaxing pastime. But the guys at The Hacksmith are having none of that. So they took a couple of jet engines from a past project and mounted them to the back of their boat. The finished canoe is crazy loud, quick, and looks dangerously flippable.

100hp Power Wheels Jeep

100hp Power Wheels Jeep

After amping up their Barbie Power Wheels Mustang, the guys from Grind Hard Plumbing Co. have built another go-kart on steroids. This time, they made a crazy off-roader based on the Power Wheels Jeep Hurricane, powered by a 100hp KTM motorcycle engine, with 4WD, and an off-road suspension. Dyno footage here.

How a Tank Works

How a Tank Works

Jared Owen always does a great job explaining how things work by creating 3D animations of their inner workings. This time, he walks us through the caterpillar-tracked M1A2 Abrams tank, which weighs in at an incredible 68 tons, and can cross just about any terrain. We had no idea these things were powered by jet fuel.

Inside a Rolling Car Tire

Inside a Rolling Car Tire

Ever wondered what it would be like inside of a car tire as it rolled down the road? We now have the answer, thanks to Warped Perception, who mounted a GoPro and lights inside a wheel before mounting a tire on it. Since the camera can’t see the outside world, all we see is the rubber deforming as it rolls over bumps.

2021 Hyundai Veloster N

2021 Hyundai Veloster N

Featuring the same twin-turbo engine as the first Veloster N, there’s now an optional 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission in addition to the 6-speed manual. Hyundai’s hot hatch now includes as standard the 275hp Performance Package, lightweight sport seats, and a bunch of new safety and driver assistance tech.

Inside Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

Inside Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

Richard Branson revealed details of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo’s sleek interior cabin. Each of the six reclining passenger seats minimize g-forces during boost and re-entry, relays flight data on a personal screen, has a pilot communication system, and comes with an out-of-this-world ticket price: $250,000.

Driven: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Driven: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

We already know that the Lexus LC 500 is one sexy and magnificent sports car. Now find out how the new drop-top variant stacks up to the coupe, and what other changes come along with the convertible roof. Read on to learn more about this luxurious performance car.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400

Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400

This burnout machine was built by Ford Performance and RTR to show off the potential of a pure-electric drivetrain. Based on the Mustang Mach-E, this one-off prototype uses seven motors and a high-performance battery to generate 1400 hp, while its monster wing and aero bits create up to 2300 lb of downforce at 160 mph.

Ford Bronco LEGO MOCs

Ford Bronco LEGO MOCs

Given the brand partnership between Ford and LEGO, there’s a good chance we’ll see an official LEGO version of the new 2021 Ford Bronco at some point, but for now, let’s appreciate these fan-made designs by Ford engineer and brick builder Peter Blackert, who made models of both the 2-door and 4-door versions of the SUV.

Extreme Tank Chair

Extreme Tank Chair

Make It Extreme likes to build all kinds of crazy machines and vehicles, and their latest is pretty awesome. Imagine a motorized wheelchair that drives like a tank, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what you’re about to see. For more detail, check out the tank tread and transmission build videos.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Day

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Day

We spent a day with Ford Performance on the track at Autobahn Country Club, where we scored some wheel time in the awesome 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. This 760hp supercharged beast is surprisingly well behaved in the corners, despite being inspired by a straight-line drag car.

How the Jeep Gladiator Is Made

How the Jeep Gladiator Is Made

Take a surprisingly quiet and soothing journey inside of FCA’s Toledo Assembly Complex, where Jeep manufactures its Gladiator pickup trucks. Watch as an army of Kuka robots do the welding and body construction, complemented by a team of skilled humans who do much of the detail work to assemble the finished vehicle.

2022 Nissan Ariya

2022 Nissan Ariya

Sporting sleek, concept car looks, the all-electric Ariya kicks off a new direction for Nissan. The crossover offers up to 389hp in its e-4ORCE AWD version, and up to 300 miles of range with its 90kWh battery. Its interior is modern and minimal, and offers tech like ProPILOT Assist 2.0, which enables hands-free highway driving.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Love the rugged looks of the new Ford Bronco, but want something a little more compact? Sharing a platform with the Escape, the Bronco Sport comes with standard 4WD, an off-road capable independent suspension, and is powered by a 1.5L, 181hp turbo 3-cylinder or 2.0L, 245hp turbo 4-cylinder engine.

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2020 Slingshot Grand Touring LE

2020 Slingshot Grand Touring LE

Limited to just 300 units, this special edition of the Polaris Slingshot 3-wheeler includes quilted comfort seats, a Ripper Series wind deflector, a color-matched Slingshade roof and rear fender, and interior accent lighting. We love the color combo of the rich Fairway Green paint with the bronze wheels and accents.

2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco

The new Bronco is here, and it’s ready to tear up the trails. It comes in both 2-door and 4-door models, with a 2.3L turbo-4 @270hp or a 2.7L turbo-6 @310hp. 4WD and a 2-speed transfer case are standard, and the SUV has removable doors, roof sections, and body panels. Reservations start 7.13.20 at 8pm EDT on Ford.com.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept

Jeep hasn’t made a Wrangler with a V8 since 1981, but is teasing us with a concept 4×4 that packs a 6.4L engine making 450 hp and 450 lb-ft. of torque. It also rocks a 2-inch lift kit, Dana 44 axles, electric front- and rear-axle lockers, 37″ mud-terrain tires, and a sub-5 second 0-to-60 time. Here’s hoping they put it into production.

Superstrata Custom Carbon Bike

Superstrata Custom Carbon Bike

Superstrata uses an advanced 3D-printing process to build a bike customized to each rider’s weight, arm and leg lengths, riding positions, and preferred stiffness levels. Its thermoplastic carbon fiber frame us made without joints for maximum strength. Two versions will be made: the pedal-powered Terra, and the Ion, an e-bicycle.

2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo

2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo

Mazda takes its stylish and fun to drive compact car and bestows it with a much more powerful engine. The 2.5L turbo-4 bumps this Mazda3 to a respectable 250 hp and 320 lb-ft. of torque, along with standard AWD, black 18″ wheels, and more. Coming to both sedan and hatchback variants late 2020.

Making a Wood Monowheel

Making a Wood Monowheel

Over the years, The Q has made some unique vehicles, from a walking bicycle to a cardboard F1 car. This time out, he set out to build one of those hamster wheel-inspired monowheels, primarily out of wood. We assume the long beams sticking in front of the pedal-powered wheel help act as a counterbalance.

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