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Electric Truck Highway

Electric Truck Highway

There’s little question that EVs reduce carbon emissions, but they’re not as convenient to fill up as gas-powered vehicles. Tom Scott headed to Germany to check out an power solution that sends electricity to trucks via overhead wires like a tram. A hybrid powertrain takes over when changing lanes or exiting highways.

2022 Range Rover

2022 Range Rover

The 2022 Range Rover brings new levels of luxury, performance, and tech. The SUV has a graceful new form and is driven by a 395 hp hybrid turbo I6 or 523 hp turbo V8, with a 434 hp PHEV in 2023. All-wheel steering improves stability and turning, while headrest speakers and noise-canceling help create the perfect sanctuary.

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2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevy took the mid-engine Corvette and cranked it up to 11. The Z06 gets a race car-inspired V8 with a flat-plane crank, with 670 hp and an 8600 RPM redline. It does 0-to-60 in 2.6 seconds, has wider wheels and fenders than Stingray, and the Z07 package adds aero upgrades, carbon-ceramic brakes, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Hoonigan: Jump Cuts

Hoonigan: Jump Cuts

To give their old workshop a proper send-off, Hoonigan sent off-road champ RJ Anderson into the streets and sand of Long Beach, California in their modded Polaris RZR Pro R and let him run wild. Along the way, he showed off the UTV’s ample suspension by jumping over a highway and two-wheeling it through a garage.

Tatamel Folding Electric Moped

Tatamel Folding Electric Moped

Japanese company ICOMA has created an electric moped that folds down into a package that can be carried and stored under a desk or in a closet. It measures just 27.5″ x 26.7″ x 10″ when folded, but opens up to roughly double that size for riding. Its Li-Po battery provides up to 31 miles of range, with a top speed of 25 mph.

Win a Jeep Wrangler 392 Rubicon

The Wrangler 392 Rubicon is the ultimate Jeep. It comes from the factory with a 6.4L HEMI V8 that cranks out 470 hp, and is fully equipped for off-road domination. One lucky entrant will win this tricked-out Wrangler valued at over $79,000. Donations help support multiple charities, and Awesomer readers earn double entries.

Making DIY Airless Tires

Making DIY Airless Tires

Inspired by the expensive airless tires seen on construction equipment and concept vehicles, The Q set out on a mission to make his own shock-absorbing, puncture-proof bike tires using a similar design. What’s even more impressive is that he built them using only PVC pipe, nuts, bolts, and the tread from a standard bike tire.

2022 Indian Motorcycle x Jack Daniel’s Challenger Dark Horse

2022 Indian Motorcycle x Jack Daniel’s Challenger Dark Horse

Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s reveal their sixth motorcycle collab. This special Indian Challenger Dark Horse pays tribute to JD’s rye whiskey with Rye Metallic paint, gold and green accents, and a numbered badge. Meticulously detailed down to the rear fender message: “Drive Responsibly. Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix.”

Win a 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition

This limited-edition C8 Corvette rocks Hypersonic Grey paint, yellow and Carbon Flash accents, the Z51 performance package, and 3LT trim. With a mid-mounted 6.2L V8 making 495 hp, it’s a beauty on the road and a beast on the track. Awesomer readers get 20% bonus entries, supporting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Mattel MEGA X Tesla Cybertruck

Mattel MEGA X Tesla Cybertruck
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We’re still not sure when Tesla’s Cybertruck will go into production but starting 10.15.21 at 9am PT, you’ll be able to grab Mattel Creations’ miniature, which snaps together from 3000 pieces. The model of Elon Musk’s angular electric truck measures about 18″ long once assembled, and comes complete with smashed windows.

Corso California RT

Corso California RT
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Corso Concepts’ single-passenger reverse trike is a track day beast. It has a steel roll cage and carbon composite shell, and a curb weight of just 1,000 pounds. Its rear wheel is driven by a Hayabusa motor that makes 175 hp and spins at 11,000 RPM. Not awesome enough for you? Let the in-car footage convince you.

Supertramp Flagship LT Fiberglass Camper

Supertramp Flagship LT Fiberglass Camper

Overland in comfort and ease thanks to this fully-prepped camper from Colorado’s Supertramp. The 1200 lb. module sits in the bed of your pickup and uses electric actuators to open in 10 seconds. The unit adds a kitchenette with a sink, stove and fridge, a queen-size sleep area, a hidden toilet, and an optional indoor shower.

Driven: 2022 Toyota Tundra

Driven: 2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota’s full-size pickup has received the top-to-bottom redesign we’ve been waiting for, and we spent a day putting the new Tundra through its paces in and around its hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Highlights include two powerful new engines, a smooth new suspension, and a bold new interior with a new multimedia interface.

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Own The Munsters’ Drag-u-la

Own The Munsters’ Drag-u-la

While you can’t park it your driveway in time for Halloween, you could still own this awesome bit of pop culture history – the coffin-shaped car that Grandpa raced in an episode of The Munsters. Barris Kustoms built five of these cars in the 1960s to promote the horror-sitcom, and it’s headed to Mecum’s 2022 Kissimmee car auction.

The 14-Wheel Lada

The 14-Wheel Lada

So what could be better than a crappy old Italian car with eight wheels? How about an even crappier old Russian car with six more wheels? Thanks to the insane minds at Garage 54, your dream has come true – assuming that dream includes six axles and giant tractor wheels on front.

Serial 1 Harley-Davidson Mosh/Tribute E-Bike

Serial 1 Harley-Davidson Mosh/Tribute E-Bike
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Serial 1 pays homage to Harley-Davidson’s first production motorbike, the Model 1. Limited to 650 units, the Mosh/Tribute features classic styling, white Schwalbe tires, a Brooks leather saddle, and matching handlebars. It’s powered by a Brose S MAG motor that makes 66 lb-ft. of torque, paired with a 529Wh li-ion battery.

Making a Supercapacitor Electric Bike

Making a Supercapacitor Electric Bike

Supercapacitors have one big advantage over batteries – they charge much faster. But they also discharge energy more quickly, limiting operating range. This makes them suboptimal for EVs. Engineer Tom Stanton built a supercapacitor pack and drive unit for an E-bike to see just how it stacks up to battery power.

Win a 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette

This very special Cunningham C8 Corvette could be yours. This tricked-out Vette has been boosted to 600hp by Lingenfelter and has a sweet aero kit by Peter Stevens Design. It rides on custom HRE rims and has performance brakes by MOV’IT. Enter to win and support a great cause. Readers get 30% bonus entries. Ends 10.1.2021.

Rolley Electric Scooter

Rolley Electric Scooter

Scooterson’s electric scooter is designed to be easy to ride and secure. It starts with a push, automatically adjusts gearing, and is self-balancing. Wide pneumatic tires are ideal for city streets, and it uses your smartphone for keyless locking and unlocking. It has a 30-mile range, a 20 mph top speed, and its battery is swappable.

Cardboard Mario Kart Hovercraft

Cardboard Mario Kart Hovercraft

After playing Mario Kart on his cardboard arcade machine, artist DanCreator wanted to ride in a real Mario Kart. So he got out his tools and got to building. To replicate the game’s anti-gravity zones, he attached two leaf blowers and some pool floats, so it glides like a hovercraft. We love how Dan recycles bits from other projects.

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Win a 2021 RAM TRX Pickup

The RAM TRX is an insanely powerful and fun truck. Now, you could be driving this 702 hp, Hellcat-powered pickup. This fully-loaded model – valued at over $91,000 – has an ammo green body wrap, Fab Fours bumpers, and LightingTrendz lights. Donations help support charities, and Awesomer readers earn double entries.

Mercedes-Benz: Future 2021

Mercedes-Benz: Future 2021

To promote their electric G-Class Concept EQG, Mercedes-Benz enlisted director Nina Holmgren to create a lighthearted promotional film that imagines this futuristic vehicle from the perspective of a 1970s television viewer. The style of the cinematography, color grading, and voiceover work are spot-on.

Inside the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Inside the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Performance carmakers test their vehicles on the Nürburgring. But did you know that Germany’s challenging 13-mile track is a public toll road that anyone can drive on? The rules of the road apply, though there is no speed limit. Tom Scott took a ride along with a pro driver for a look at the famed circuit and how they handle track safety.

2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota’s big pickup has bold new looks and two new engines: a twin-turbo V6 with 389hp and 479 lb-ft. of torque or the motor-enhanced i-FORCE MAX with 437 hp and 583 lb-ft. of torque. Also new is a multi-link rear suspension, optional adaptive suspension, trailering cameras, and a new multimedia system with up to a 14″ touchscreen.

Lux LX Off-Road Electric Longboard

Lux LX Off-Road Electric Longboard

This rugged electric longboard is ready for any terrain. The 40″ long bamboo and maple board has dual 1500-watt motors and 8″ pneumatic all-terrain tires. Its top speed is 30 mph, its max. range is 25 miles, and it can climb hills up to a 35% gradient. It also comes in an Extreme model with aluminum guards and off-road lights.

Wheelbarrow Bike Trailer

Wheelbarrow Bike Trailer

Maker Laura Kampf wanted an overland-style trailer to carry items behind her bike. Rather than going with an off-the-lot model, she built her own by taking the shells from two wheelbarrows and hinging them together atop an axle and wheels. The spare tire on the back is a nice touch.

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