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Iconic Porsches

Iconic Porsches

Fans of the teutonic sports car manufacturer will love this vibrant retrospective from Porsche’s 9:11 Magazine which features a handful of truly memorable cars from the 1950s through the 2010s, including the original 911, the elusive 959, and the sleek, high-tech 918 Spyder.

Bosch e-Bike PowerTube 500

Bosch e-Bike PowerTube 500

In their quest to make electric bikes even more convenient and stylish Bosch created a compact (13.7″ x 3.3″ x 2.6″) and lightweight (6.2 lb) power pack which can be housed inside a bike frame. New bikes using the PowerTube 500 are headed to dealers this Summer.

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Ride-on VW Camper Van

Ride-on VW Camper Van
$399  Buy Link Comment

We wish we were small enough to ride in this miniature version of the classic Volkswagen Type 1 Camper Van, but it’s perfect for little kids. Its got two seats inside, opening doors, forward and reverse gears, and working headlights and taillights. Runs on a rechargeable 12V battery.

Buzzraw E1000 Electric Bicycle

Buzzraw E1000 Electric Bicycle
$3300  Buy Link Comment

Coast Cycles‘ most powerful electric bicycle. The Buzzraw E1000 has a mid-mounted 1000W motor that can provide pedal assistance or on-demand power at the twist of the throttle. The Buzzraw also has 20×4 tires, an 8X speed chain, and chromoly disc brakes.

Deal: Urbanskate Mini E-Skateboards

Deal: Urbanskate Mini E-Skateboards
$199  Buy Comment

Roll to your destination faster with Urbanskate’s compact (17″ long) remote-controlled electric skateboard. Roam the pavement at speeds up to 12 mph with a maximum range of 7 miles. Get it for 20% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

Billibars Detachable Bike Handlebars

Billibars Detachable Bike Handlebars
$79+  Pledge Comment

If you find it hard to store or transport your bicycle, check out Billibars. They are detachable handlebars that simply twist and lock to their base, so you can stash your bike in narrower spaces. They come in four different styles.

The Sights and Sounds of Sebring

The Sights and Sounds of Sebring

Our friends at Michelin recently sent us to the famed Sebring International Raceway to experience the 12 Hours of Sebring – America’s greatest endurance race. Rather than bore you with words, here’s a little taste of what we saw and heard on the track and in the pits.

Porsche Quintessenza Electric Car

Porsche Quintessenza Electric Car

Voitures Extravert grabs parts from otherwise unusable Porsche 911s to create beautiful electric cars with the classic 911 look. They are equipped with a motor that lets the car go up to about 120mph and a battery that lasts up to about 250mi per charge.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

The Mission E Cross Turismo is Porsche’s concept sports SUV. The electric all-wheel drive vehicle has a total output of around 600hp, lasts up to 310mi per charge and can be charged to a nearly 250mi range in just 15 minutes.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe

We recently spent a week behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz E400 – an elegant and athletic luxury coupe, and were in awe of its styling inside and out, its impressive power, handling, driving character, and technology. Check out our full review on 95octane.

Hover-1 Cruze Electric Skateboard

Hover-1 Cruze Electric Skateboard
$300  Buy Link Comment

The Hover-1 Cruze is the world’s first electric skateboard that doesn’t need a remote control to function. You simply step on its rear footpad to activate its 150W motor. It goes up to 8.5mph and lasts up to 5mi per charge.

Drone vs. Go-Karts

Drone vs. Go-Karts

High speed drone flyer jab1a convinced the guys at Exeter, UK track RaceWorld Karting to let him fly his quadcopter around and chase down their staff as they raced on their indoor track. The resulting footage is exhilarating and puts you right in the middle of the action.

Trailer Valet RVR

Trailer Valet RVR
$2100-$4100  Buy Link Comment

Trailer Valet’s RVR is a remote-controlled machine that makes it easy to move and park a trailer. It can be controlled up to 40ft away with its mobile app and has durable caterpillar treads for all-terrain operation. It comes in 3,500lb, 5,500lb, and up to 9,000lb capacities.

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2019 Jaguar F-PACE SVR

2019 Jaguar F-PACE SVR

A hopped up version of Jaguar’s already very impressive SUV. This one gets the same 550 hp supercharged V8 that comes in the F-TYPE R, and does 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 sec. It also rocks performance aero, shocks, brakes, exhaust and SVR tuning of all key systems.

Hackrod La Bandita

Hackrod La Bandita

Using tech developed by Siemens, this incredible looking aluminum roadster was designed in a virtual reality system, engineered with AI, and will be fabricated using 3D printing. Hackrod hopes to allow buyers to help design their own vehicles using VR tech.

Oru Kayak Coast XT

Oru Kayak Coast XT
$2099+  Pledge Link Comment

The 2018 Coast XT is the latest version of Oru Kayak’s unique flat-pack kayaks. It has more leg room and storage and has a higher weight capacity compared to the smaller models. Yet it’s still easy to assemble, thanks to its zipper channels and new folding pattern.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The former Scion iM/Corolla iM hatch gets a complete do-over, with a fresh and bold new look, a longer, lower, and wider chassis, a brand new 168 hp, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, sport-tuned suspension and a ton of standard tech, including class-leading safety features.

2018 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2018 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar have unveiled their annual concepts for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. The seven vehicles include the restored 1965 Wagoneer, a stripped-down, lightweight Wrangler called 4SPEED, and the rolling Mopar catalog known as the Nacho.

Budnitz Bicycle Floor Stand

Budnitz Bicycle Floor Stand
$150  Buy Comment

Budnitz made a floor stand for folks who’ve invested time and money into their bicycles. The bicycle maker’s floor stand is made of Vermont silver maple. It has steel and brass fittings that allow you to adjust it for any tire size.

2019 RAM 1500 Rebel

2019 RAM 1500 Rebel

Along with its other RAM 1500 brethren, the off-road ready quad cab Rebel is 4″ longer than before, increasing its wheelbase and interior space. Its suspension rides better than ever, and it features a sweet interior with black and red accents, and tire tracks embossed into its seats.

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The Pi Bike

The Pi Bike

In tribute to the popular mathematical constant, designers Martijn Koomen and Tadas Maksimovas decided to see if they could turn an illustration by Yau Hoong into an real world object – a functional carbon fiber bike that looks like the symbol for Pi.

F1 Car Goes Skiing

F1 Car Goes Skiing

F1 cars are hard enough to handle around a smoothly paved race track, so we can only imagine how much effort it took racer Max Verstappen to muscle his Red Bull F1 car down a ski slope in Kitzbühel – Tirol. Even with chains on the tires, it had to have been a handful.

Bandit9 L-Concept Motorcycle

Bandit9 L-Concept Motorcycle
$11K  Buy Comment

Custom bike shop Bandit9 took inspiration from both Star Trek and Star Wars for its latest limited edition motorcycle. The L-Concept has a suspended engine and exhaust that looks like the USS Enterprise’s reactor, while the handlebar and grips are nods to speeder bikes.

EvoWheel Electric Bicycle Wheel

EvoWheel Electric Bicycle Wheel
$299+  Pledge Link Comment

The EvoWheel is a quick and relatively affordable way to add electric pedal assistance to almost any bicycle. You can swap it in just like a normal wheel, and is compatible with both rim and disc brakes. It lets you go up to 20mph and can last up to 54mi per charge.

Lambo Huracán Performante Spyder

Lambo Huracán Performante Spyder

The droptop bro of the Huracán Performante trims 77 lb off the standard Huracán (if you can call any Lamborghini “standard”), while blowing the wind through your hair at speeds up to 201 mph. Does 62 mph in 3.1 sec, courtesy of a 5.2L V10 that makes 640 hp.

Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Toyota showed a concept car which serves as a preview of the return of the Supra, its powerful front engine, rear-wheel drive sports car. The racing version has lightweight aero upgrades, a giant wing, and a stripped-down cabin.

Polaris RZR RS1 ATV

Polaris RZR RS1 ATV
$14k+  Buy Link Comment

The RZR RS1 is based on the RZR XP 1000 but with a lighter chassis and a center-cockpit setup. That means better visibility and stability, especially when ripping through corners. It has a 110hp 4-stroke twin cylinder engine, 16″ travel front suspension and 18″ travel rear suspension.

Lucnt SRL1 Bicycle Brake Light

Lucnt SRL1 Bicycle Brake Light
$100+  Pledge Comment

The Lucnt SRL 1 is a bicycle brake light that can alert the people behind you when you’re slowing down. When you’re moving, the light continuously blinks. But when you slow down, its lights get brighter and turn into a steady glow, similar to a car’s brake lights.

2019 Jaguar I-PACE

2019 Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar’s first ever pure EV, the AWD I-PACE has dual motors making 394 hp, a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, 240 mi driving range, a lightweight aluminum structure, 50/50 weight balance, active air suspension, a luxe cabin with room for five, and SUV-like cargo space.

Yamaha MOTOBOT 2.0

Yamaha MOTOBOT 2.0

Yamaha’s robotic motorcycle features technology which enables it to not only self balance and, but to drive and bank without a rider. The bike can already race at speeds up to 200 km/h (~124 mph), and Yamaha hopes it can one day keep up with pro racers.

Chevy Grille Hot Wheels Display

Chevy Grille Hot Wheels Display

The guys over at BangShift shared this clever idea for displaying and collecting Hot Wheels and other similarly-scaled toy cars. Simply scour eBay for the appropriate 1970s-era Chevy pickup grille, hang, and fill. (Thanks Craig!)

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