Generic Woodworking has built some pretty amazing mechanical wooden models, including a drill-powered wooden car, complete with a working engine, transmission, and steering. He recently upgraded the car with a functional odometer, which can track the distance that its wheels have traveled. See it in action at 10:55.
Montague’s electric bike might just be the best of all worlds. It has a full-size frame that folds in half, along with performance components like a Shimano STEPS E6100 motor and a Deore drivetrain, making up to 44 lb-ft. of torque. It rides on standard 700c wheels and has a front suspension fork for bumpy roads and hydraulic disc brakes.
Enter now for your last chance to win this awesome muscle car. This custom 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody has been upgraded with a 1000hp Forza Stage 4R tuning kit, over $10,000 in factory options, custom LED lighting, and carbon fiber aero. Awesomer readers get double entries. Sweepstakes ends 3.30.2021.
Car chases have been a staple of moviemaking since the days of silent film. Insider looks at how chase scenes have evolved over the years through the advancements in stunt coordination, safety equipment, cameras, rigging, and visual effects technologies.
Builder Ivan Miranda claims he’s built the fastest model train of its size. The powerful electric train has no payload other than its motors, wiring, and battery pack, and can hit a scale speed of 485 km/h, or just over 301 mph if it were upscaled to the size of a real train. We wouldn’t want to be a tiny passenger on that thing when it derailed.
Car fanatic and off-road racer Emme Hall has in her possession a wonderfully bonkers vehicle: a modified Mazda Miata which has been lifted and kitted out for rally racing. His name is Buddy, a tribute to the Netflix series Buddy Thunderstruck. Overland Bound spent some time with Emme to check out her sweet little ride.
Among the Jeeps headed to the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari is this sweet restomodded 1968 Jeepster Commando. The beautiful orange beachcomber has an open-top, a chrome roll bar, and low-back bucket seats. The 4×4 is powered by a 2.0L turbo-4 that makes 340 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque, and rides on chunky 35″ tires.
The guys at Russia’s Garage 54 have done some pretty insane things by hacking apart cheap cars. In this experiment, they wanted to see if they could harness the torque generated by the axle of a Lada and fling objects with a lever attached to its rear wheel. We bet it would be more fun to launch the car.
Luxury automaker Genesis continues to knock it out of the park with their first-ever SUV. The GV80 offers a smooth ride, premium materials, the latest technology, and incredible versatility, all wrapped up in a grand and sophisticated package. We spent a week driving the V6 AWD model and enjoyed every minute of it.
RydeSafe’s iron-on dots are designed to improve visibility and safety when riding your bike at night. they’re made using microscopic glass beads that concentrate and reflect light, and come in a variety of shapes, so you can make whatever pattern you’d like on your clothing. also makes reflective stick-ons for your bike.
The 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali is one badass pickup, and this tricked-out heavy-duty truck could be yours. With a Duramax diesel making 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. of torque, it’s ready to haul anything and does it in style. One lucky entrant will win this truck while helping to support charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get double entries.
Automaker Kia is showing off the design for its first all-electric vehicle, and a bold new look for the brand. Riding on the company’s modular EV platform, the EV6 has a sleek and aerodynamic shape, complemented by a modern and capacious interior. Kia will reveal its specs and more details later in March 2021.
Taat Handycraft took a dirty cigarette lighter, cleaned it up, disassembled it, and transformed its translucent red shell into the body of a miniature Ford Mustang. We’re impressed with the creativity and the amount of cutting and shaping it took to create the model car. He’s also made a pickup truck and some Mini Coopers.
EV startup Canoo is showing off the design for its compact electric pickup. The futuristic truck has modular bed dividers, a split tailgate, pull-out steps and bed extender, a hidden work table, and a front storage area with 110-volt and USB outlets. It will come in RWD or AWD with 300hp or 600hp, and a range of about 200 miles.
To celebrate 60 years of the sports car Enzo Ferrari called “the most beautiful car in the world,” Jaguar Classic is creating a limited series of restored E-Types. The 9600 HP is a fixed-head coupe in Flat Out Grey, while the 77 RW roadster comes in Drop Everything Green. Just six of each car will be made, all with a 265hp, 3.8L six-cylinder XK engine.
The production Grand Wagoneer is impressively close to the concept. The big 3-row SUV is the pinnacle of luxury for the Jeep brand. Powered by a 6.4L V8 making 471 hp, it features Nappa or Palermo leather seating, real wood and aluminum trim, air suspension, a 19- or 23-speaker McIntosh audio system, and tech for days.
The guys from Fowler’s Makery and Mischief dropped by the Home Depot and spent over $1200 on cordless leaf blowers, lumber, and hardware to build a fun and totally ridiculous craft. The finished hovercraft uses six leaf blowers to hover, and another four for thrust and steering. See it in action at the 38-minute mark.
The Bugatti Centodieci is an incredible car, inspired by the automaker’s 110-year history. Just 10 of the cars are being produced, at a price of $9 million each. The guys from ND Woodworking Art couldn’t quite afford one, so they built a kid-sized version out of wood. It has working lights, steering, and a basic drivetrain.
Based on the 2022 Hyundai Kona compact crossover, the Kona N drops the hammer on performance, adding aggressive new styling, aero and airflow upgrades, performance dual exhaust, and a rumored 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 275 hp. Catch a glimpse of the Kona N in action on Hyundai’s Twitter feed.
If you’re fortunate enough to own a McLaren 765LT, you should be happy that it produces 765 hp at the rear wheels already. But if that’s not enough, Hennessey will be happy to boost its engine’s output to 1000 hp, resulting in a 0-to-60 time of 2.1 sec. In addition to the tune, the upgrade includes a high-flow exhaust system.
This custom Mini Moke might look adorable, but she’s got it where it counts. French vehicle customizer Lazareth managed to build a modern tribute to the tiny utility vehicle using an aluminum chassis, and the V8 from a Maserati, bestowing it with a ridiculous 460 hp. Just listen to her purr.
The Mazda3 hatchback is one good-looking car, with its shooting brake profile and the sleek, sculptural design Mazda is known for. But beauty is way more than skin deep, especially now that you can equip the car with a 2.5L turbo engine and an all-wheel drivetrain. We spent a wintry week with one and are here to share our enthusiasm.
Artist Conty Fonane spent more than seven months building this amazing life-size replica of a 1967 Ford Mustang GT500. The sculpture is made of stainless steel wire and aluminum tube and rides on rubber tires. It has a complete interior with seats and a working steering wheel, and the doors and hood open.
The typical 18-wheeler is about 70 to 80 feet long. So imagine what it must be like to drive a truck that’s roughly three times as long. This clip from Big Rig Videos shows how Buchanan Hauling & Rigging maneuvers a massive toll gantry along the highways and byways of Florida. Naturally, it’s the corners that are the trickiest part.
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.
In 2019, Subaru Tecnica Int’l. built just 209 of the STI S209, a rocket of a car powered by a 341hp Boxer engine, a 6-speed manual gearbox, and all-wheel drive. Enter to win this one in Crystal White Pearl with Satin Gold wheels, and support veterans and children’s charities. Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries. Ends 2.23.2021.