We joined up with a team of men’s lifestyle and automotive experts in the woods of Virginia to see if seven everyday crossover utility vehicles could handle a rugged off-road course, and to pick our favorites. Read on for our top picks and the overall winners from the first Trail Trek Tour.
We’ve seen fast cars run the Green Hell in just under 7 minutes, but we’ve never seen anything like Timo Bernhard’s record-shattering run in Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo – with a bonkers lap time of just 5 min, 19.55 sec – which smashed the long-standing record by 51+ seconds.
Carryyygum is touted as “the world’s smallest bicycle rack.” But it’s not actually a rack – it’s an elastic strap attached with rubberized hook-and-loop straps. You can mount it on most bike handlebars, and even on other parts of a bike’s frame to securely carry items on your ride.
Analog Motion’s AM1 is a lightweight and affordable pedal assist electric bicycle. Its standard parts, 200w motor and removable 24v battery add up to only 30lb. It has a range of 20mi and can help you go as fast as 30mph. It’s available in two frame designs.
We recently flew to France with Toyota Gazoo Racing to spend 4 days immersed in the culture of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. What we found was an engrossing experience that makes this a must-see event for any true automotive fanatic.
Adam Savage and Tested went to the California factory of Future Motion, the makers of the Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard. Adam got a tour of the factory and in the end built a Onewheel+ XR, the new model that has an extended range of up to 18mi.
VW turned up to Pike’s Peak this year and broke the course record with their I.D. R EV. Prior to the race, the automaker challenged Mark Rober and William Osman to collect a little extra energy for their their supercar. We like to think the citrus power made the difference.
We recently got behind the wheel of the Jaguar’s first ever pure electric vehicle on-road, off-road, and on-track in Portugal. The 394 hp, 240 mile-range crossover offers style, comfort, speed, and dynamic handling like no other EV. Read our in-depth review on 95octane.
Leading up to the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing took wraps off a badass street supercar built on the same hybrid drivetrain as its 1000hp TS050 LMP1 race car. They have plans to produce a limited number of cars for those with hefty bank accounts.
A celebration of 70 years of Porsche sports cars. Based on the chassis of the 911 GT3, this open-top 911 features a shortened window frame, dual humps behind the seats, and a stripped down interior to save weight. Its flat-six engine makes 500+hp with a 9000 rpm redline.
The ultimate incarnation of the iconic AM General Hummer H1. The satin-kevlar coated custom truck packs a 500 hp Duramax turbo-diesel engine that makes 1000 lb-ft. of torque, rugged off-road gear, and a completely bespoke interior that blends utility and luxury.
Lexus revamps its popular mid-size sedan for 2019, with a dynamic new look, better handling, more power, luxury, comfort, and interior space, all while improving fuel efficiency. Choose from a zesty 302 hp V6, or 215 hp hybrid that gets 44 mpg. Read our full review on 95octane.
The Aeroe BikePack makes it easy to carry small items on a bicycle, thanks to its quick lock and release mount. Each bag is waterproof, aerodynamic and comes in three sizes – 9L, 11L or 14L – while the mount comes in four variants: handlebar, fork, seat post and rear mount.
We’ve seen lots of POV footage shot from cameras mounted inside race cars, or even on the outside of a helmet. But during the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, driver Pierre Gasly wore a special helmet with a camera and microphone inside, for an even more immersive experience.
VanMoof’s new Electrified S2 electric bicycle has a Stealth Lock function that you activate simply by kicking the button at the rear wheel. If anyone else touches the bike, the lock will prevent the wheels from turning and activate sounds and lights to alert you.
We learned from Mythbusters just how versatile duct tape can be. But here’s one use we never thought of – making a spare tire out of the sticky stuff. Life OD tried just that with surprisingly usable results. Unfortunately, it cost more to make than buying a cheap rubber tire.
LEGO teamed up with hypercar maker Bugatti to create this incredible 1/8th scale, 3,599-piece replica of the Chiron, which measures 22″ long, and features details like an active rear wing, a working suspension, gearbox, and a W16 engine with pistons that move.
Ferrari gave premiere coffee table book publisher Taschen full access to its archives as well as those of some of its most avid collectors to create this 514-page masterpiece. The Art Edition comes in an engine-inspired aluminum display case designed by Marc Newson.
iCollector is auctioning off a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle that was used in the filming of Terminator 2. The motorcycle has seen better days, but it has only 392mi on it and was acquired directly from the movie’s production company. Clothes and boots not included.