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Mr. Beast teamed up with art collective MSCHF for a sweepstakes where everyone who enters wins a Lamborghini. The catch? Most entrants won’t win one of the used Aventadors or Gallardos they’re giving away, and will end up with a die-cast Lambo, a 1/24-scale RC Lambo, or a kid-size Lambo. Ends 1.1.2022. Rules here.

Lexus ROV Concept

Lexus ROV Concept

While it’s unlikely to be more than a showpiece, we appreciate Lexus’ chutzpah with the reveal of their ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle) Concept. The upscale 2-seater differentiates itself from other UTVs by running on clean-burning hydrogen that propels a custom 1-liter direct-injected engine.

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Electric Scooter Auto Gate

Electric Scooter Auto Gate

Handy Geng was tired of getting off of his scooter to open the gates to his workshop, so he decided to motorize one of them. Rather than use an off-the-shelf motor, he rigged up a mount and attached his scooter to do the work. Now he needs to buy a second scooter to ride through the gate. English subtitles available.

Carving a Ferrari SF90 Spider

Carving a Ferrari SF90 Spider

Woodworking Art continues to fill out their garage with awesome handmade wooden vehicles. Their latest build is a miniature version of the Ferrari SF90 Spider. It has lots of wonderful details, like a retractable hardtop roof and working suspension and steering. Its seats even slide back and forth, and we love the red brake calipers.

Tesla Cyberquad ATV for Kids

Tesla Cyberquad ATV for Kids

Tesla teamed up with Radio Flyer to create a pint-size version of the electric ATV shown alongside the Cybertruck. This kid-friendly Cyberquad has a top speed of 10 mph, 15 miles of range, and rides on a steel frame with off-road pneumatic tires and disc brakes. Before you get any funny ideas, it has a 150 lb. weight limit.

Win a Custom Ford Bronco RTR

Enter to win this one-of-a-kind Ford Bronco RTR, and help support restoration efforts for Dearborn, Michigan’s Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford. The custom Big Bend Bronco is loaded with RTR upgrades selected by champion drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Awesomer readers get 30% bonus entries. Sweepstakes ends 12.20.21.

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

When it comes to car acceleration, you can’t get much quicker than a Tesla Model S Plaid. FullMag equipped a Model S Plaid with a working M134 Minigun that just might be enough to convince slower cars to get out of the left lane. A second video shows a test firing with blanks and a night vision drive. (Thanks, Chris!)

V8 Little Red Wagon

V8 Little Red Wagon

This custom-built vehicle is a giant-sized replica of Radio Flyer’s iconic little red wagon. It packs a 350 cubic-inch V8 engine, an automatic transmission, working lights, turn signals, gauges, 4-wheel disc brakes, and seats 12. It goes up for auction at Mecum’s Kansas City 2021 auction, which runs from 12.2 to 12.4.2021.

BMW Concept XM

BMW Concept XM

If you can get past the massive grille, the Concept XM looks pretty damned awesome on paper. This plug-in hybrid crossover combines a V8 with electric motors, producing 750 hp and 737 lb-ft. of torque. Its angular, origami design language offers a glimpse into the future of BMW styling. A production version is due by late 2022.

Making an Unrideable Bicycle

Making an Unrideable Bicycle

A bicycle is a fairly simple vehicle, but the physics involved in keeping it from falling over are more complex than you might think. But as Veritasium demonstrates, get one critical mechanism wrong, and you end up with a bike that’s nearly impossible to keep upright – especially when turning.

Win a 2021 Chevy Corvette C8 Z51 Convertible

This Red Mist Metallic 2021 Stingray Convertible Z51 is a beauty. The winner will also get two memberships to the Jack Daniels Club at Watkins Glen and a two-day course from the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. Donations benefit the International Motor Racing Research Center. Readers get 25% bonus entries.

LED MINI Electric

LED MINI Electric

Nicholas ‘Nico’ Martin took a MINI Electric and wrapped it in 2000 Twinkly LED smart lights. The festive electric car is touring various locations in the UK this holiday season, bringing cheer and helping to raise awareness and donations for three charitable causes: The MS Trust, Duchenne UK, and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Mullen Five EV Crossover

Mullen Five EV Crossover

An EV newcomer with a 325-mile range and 80% charge time of 20 minutes stole the LA International Auto Show, garnering the award for Top Sports Utility EV. Beating out brands including Lincoln and Rivian, the sleek Mullen Five crossover will be the first offering from California-startup Mullen Automotive, starting at $55,000.

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Jetson ONE Forest Flight

Jetson ONE Forest Flight

The Jetson ONE is a single-seat flying machine that works like a giant quadrotor drone. Previously, we got a look at a test flight in an open field, now let’s go for a more scenic flight along a forest trail. It’s not as quick as the speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi, but it’s the closest you can get in real life.

LEGO Car vs. Road Gaps

LEGO Car vs. Road Gaps

After building LEGO cars that can climb obstacles, the Brick Experiment Channel is back with another vehicular test. This time, the goal was to build LEGO cars that can cross a gap in the road. There are many variables at play in making the most capable vehicle, from wheel size and count to frame length and weight distribution.

2022 Porsche Taycan GTS

2022 Porsche Taycan GTS

Slotted between the Taycan 4S and Turbo S, the Porsche’s latest EV makes 590 hp and launches from 0-to-60 in 3.5 seconds. It’s tricked out with a SportDesign front end and side skirts, black trim, and 20-inch wheels in satin black. Inside, you’ll find ample amounts of Race-Tex suede. It’s also available as a Sport Turismo wagon.

Motorcycle Sawmill Playground

Motorcycle Sawmill Playground

Freestyle motorcyclist and stunt rider Rok Bagoros headed to a sawmill in Slovenia to kick up some sawdust, first by drifting his bike between the timber, then by replacing the rear wheel of his 180 hp KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO with a circular saw blade.

2023 Toyota bZ4X

2023 Toyota bZ4X

The production version of Toyota’s battery-electric crossover is coming to the U.S. It offers a front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain and up to 250 miles driving range per charge. Known for their reliability, Toyota is touting a long-lasting battery pack that’s expected to deliver 90% of capacity after ten years of use.

Driven: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Driven: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

We headed to Moab, Utah, to test out the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. The 2022 model is longer, more spacious, and has a redesigned exterior and interior with a more upscale and premium look. Improvements to the suspension, chassis, and visibility make it even better off-road while still comfortable for everyday drives.

Driven: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Driven: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Like many 4×4 fans, we’ve been dying to get behind the wheel of the new Ford Bronco. Well, we finally got our wish times two with a chance to drive both the 2-door and 4-door versions in the same week. Suffice it to say, we were blown away by the SUV’s design, ride, and capabilities in both on- and off-road settings.

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Polaris RZR Turbo R + RZR Pro R

Polaris RZR Turbo R + RZR Pro R

Polaris has unwrapped two powerful UTVs for 2022. The RZR Turbo R packs a 181 hp turbocharged engine, while the RZR Pro R has a 2.0L naturally-aspirated engine with 225 hp. Both ride on a 74″ wide track, and offer suspension travel of 28″ to 29″, with the Pro R adding adaptive damping. Both come in 2-seat and 4-seat configurations.

Carving a Wood Chevrolet Silverado HD

Carving a Wood Chevrolet Silverado HD

Woodworking Art adds to their vehicle collection by carving a Chevy Silverado HD pickup truck out of Fujian cypress wood. The miniature has working wheels, doors, liftgate, hood, steering, suspension, and steps. They also made a trailer to test its towing capacity, which is nowhere near the real truck’s 36,000 lb. max.

Steam-Powered Land Rover

Steam-Powered Land Rover

Land Rover is working on electric versions of its vehicles. But this particular British SUV has driven in the opposite direction. Its builder Frank Rothwell explains how he replaced its internal combustion engine with a steam-powered one. It runs on coal, ignited with wood kindling soaked in diesel fuel, so it’s not exactly eco-friendly.

Rick and Morty Portal Handlebar Tape

Rick and Morty Portal Handlebar Tape
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State Bicycle Co. made an awesome limited-edition bike inspired by Rick and Morty. But no matter who made your bike, you can send its handlebars to another dimension with this officially-licensed green and yellow handlebar tape inspired by Rick’s portals. The set includes two rolls of tape and end caps.

Traxxas Toyota GR Supra GT4

Traxxas Toyota GR Supra GT4
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To celebrate the return of the Toyota GR Supra to racing, Traxxas has built this detailed 1/10-scale RC version of the GR Supra GT4. It grips even better than the real thing with AWD and can hit speeds of 30mph. Riding on the 4-TEC 3.0 platform, it has fat racing slicks and a dual-link suspension with oil-filled shocks.

Yellowstone & Grand Canyon Klunker Bikes

Yellowstone & Grand Canyon Klunker Bikes
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State Bicycle Co.’s Klunker comes in two bold colorways celebrating Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks with a portion of sales benefiting the National Park Foundation. A chill ride for cruising and tough enough to take on the trails with its steel frame and fork, BMX-style stem, extra-wide V-bar, and mountain bike tires.

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