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Honda e Prototype

Honda e Prototype

We prefer the boxier Honda Urban EV Concept, but its near-production version still packs a lot of charm. The e Prototype now has four doors, and retains its massive digital dash. It will have a range of nearly 125mi and charge to 80% in 30min. Production will begin in 2019.

Life-size LEGO VW Camper Van

Life-size LEGO VW Camper Van

While you can buy an official LEGO Camper Van kit already, this custom build is far more impressive. This realistic replica took over 400,000 bricks to build, and has a steel frame which allows people to walk inside and check out all of the brick-built details.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R

Mercedes-AMG GT R

A drop-top variant of AMG’s powerful 2-seater. Like the coupe, it packs a 4.0L biturbo V8 with 577 hp and 516 lb-ft. of torque, along with enhanced aerodynamics to improve downforce, and lightweight components to help launch it to 60 mph in just 3.5 sec.

Linky Foldable Electric Skateboard

Linky Foldable Electric Skateboard

We’ve seen a foldable longboard. Here’s its electric counterpart. The Linky skateboard can be folded in half and locked in place within seconds. It has a range of over 9 mi and a top speed of almost 19 mph. It fully charges in just 30 min. Also on Amazon.

2020 Zero SR/F Motorcycle

2020 Zero SR/F Motorcycle

Zero Motorcycle’s latest electric is a naked sportbike designed for customization and connectivity. Its hardware works with a custom operating system to let you customize its handling, output, ABS and more. It goes up to 124 mph and has a range of up to 200 mi.

Bajaboard Pantera

Bajaboard Pantera

The supercar of skateboards. Bajaboard made the Pantera simply to find out how much power they can cram into an electric skateboard. It tops out at a ridiculously fast 45mph – a terrifying proposition that even the guys who made it don’t want to push its limits.

Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari F8 Tributo

It’s already time for Ferrari to replace the 488 GTB, and its latest Berlinetta looks like a killer, with a 3.9L twin-turbo V8 that makes 710 hp and 568 lb-ft. torque, launching the stallion to 62 mph in 2.9 sec, and 124 mph in 7.8 sec, towards a 211 mph top speed.

Livall Smart Bike Helmet

Livall Smart Bike Helmet

Livall’s bike helmet has a pair of Bluetooth speakers and a microphone for calling and listening to music and navigation from your phone. It also has brake and turn signal lights to improve visibility. It can even automatically call your emergency contact if you fall.

Polestar 2

Polestar 2

A stunning, pure electric car from Volvo’s performance spin-off, the Polestar 2 is a 5-door fastback with dual motors, making 408hp, 487 lb-ft. of torque, going 0-to-62mph in under 5 sec., and a target range up to 275 mi. The 2020 launch edition runs $63K, minus tax breaks.

Audi Ice Climb

Audi Ice Climb

To demonstrate the tremendous amount of torque that electric motors can produce, Audi took a modified e-tron electric SUV to the steepest section of a famous downhill ski slope, and drove it UP the 85% gradient, icy hill. Note the belay rope was just for safety.

Reconfigurable Wheel-Tracks

Reconfigurable Wheel-Tracks

For a DARPA tech demo, CMU National Robotics Engineering Center developed wheels which can transform back and forth between round and triangular shapes instantly, with tank-like grip on soft surfaces in track mode, and a more conventional ride in wheel mode.

Driven: 2019 Lexus UX200

Driven: 2019 Lexus UX200

Purpose-built for modern living, with the latest tech, a bold design inside and out, and a spirited ride, the all-new UX200 is a great new entry point to the luxury brand. Read on to learn our favorite things about Lexus’ compact crossover utility vehicle.

Disintegrating X

Disintegrating X

Fabian Oefner adds to his series of exploded-view car photographs. Disintegrating X features a restored Lamborghini Miura. Oefner shot over 2500 photos over the course of 2 years to complete this composite piece. Prints are on sale at M.A.D. Gallery Geneva for $5000+.

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Swind E Classic Mini

Swind E Classic Mini

The Swind E Classic Mini is a fully restored classic Mini that’s married to Swindon Powertrain’s 80kW electric motor setup. It goes up to 80mph and has a range of 125mi. As a bonus, the lack of a gas tank means it has extra space in the trunk. Limited to 100 units.

Best of BMW Test Fest 2019

Best of BMW Test Fest 2019

BMW decided to make it a little easier to for us test its many vehicles by creating the BMW Test Fest, a day-long event at the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California. With over 80 cars from BMW, Rolls-Royce, and MINI, here’s a taste of what we experienced.

Gocycle GX Electric Bicycle

Gocycle GX Electric Bicycle

Gocycle’s GX electric bicycle can be folded in just 10s, thanks to its frame design and side-mounted wheels. Its cables are also routed through the frame. It has a removable battery that lasts up to 40mi per charge. Its 500W motor lets it go up to 20mph. Drops 4/2019.

Toyota Supra TRD Concept

Toyota Supra TRD Concept

The 2020 Supra is being shown with a variety of aerodynamic enhancements as a showcase for possible add-ons from Toyota’s TRD line. The tricked-out Supra gets carbon fiber front and rear spoilers, rear spats, side skirts, and lightweight forged 19″ aluminum wheels.

Bull Motor Board Track Motorcycles

Bull Motor Board Track Motorcycles

Bull Motor Co. makes vintage-inspired board track motorcycles with weathered hand-painting and airbrushing. Their standard models are based on classic board track models, but they also accept custom orders. The bikes are powered by a 66cc two-stroke motor.

Tesla + Honda = Teslonda

Tesla + Honda = Teslonda

Automotive madman Jimmy Built managed to cram the drive unit from a Tesla Model S and the battery pack from a Chevy Volt into an old Honda Accord. The result is a crazy lightweight car that can do 0-to-60 in about 2.7 sec, and sounds like a remote-controlled toy doing it.

Tair Inflatable Roof Rack

Tair Inflatable Roof Rack

Ultix’s Tair is a pair of inflatable roof racks. Each rack has a bicycle tire inner tube inside, so they work with most air pumps and pack to a small size when deflated. It takes only 5 minutes to set them up. They come with straps to tie down your belongings.

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Zarathustra Bicycle Lights

Zarathustra Bicycle Lights

The Zarathustra is a pair of handlebar-mounted bicycle LED lights. They work as turn signals, brake lights, hazard lights and standard lights. They are waterproof and easily removable for charging. Their modes are toggled via a thumb button and managed via an app.

The Youngtimer Collection

The Youngtimer Collection

In April 2019, RM Sotheby’s is going to hold auctions that draw from a private collection of “youngtimers” – ’80s and ’90s cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and more. Chris Harris was lucky enough to take a tour of the impressive and extensive collection.

Bugatti 3D-Printed Brake Caliper

Bugatti 3D-Printed Brake Caliper

The titanium brake calipers on the Bugatti Chiron are the only ones in the world to be produced using 3D printing tech. Watch the calipers get tested at extreme speeds, as eight pistons and industrial-strength pads clamp down on a red-hot disc, sending sparks flying.

Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity

Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity

Rocking race-ready aluminum Walker Evans Velocity shocks, strengthened axles, and other reinforcements, the latest Polaris RZR is ready to dominate every kind of terrain with its 72″ stance, 32″ ITP Coyote tires, and powerful 168 hp engine. Comes in 2-seat and 4-seat models.

Jeep JL Wrangler: 10 Things We Love

Jeep JL Wrangler: 10 Things We Love

We’ve spent quite a bit of time on- and off-road with the latest Jeep Wrangler, and it’s the best one yet, offering easier removal of body parts, better on-road handling, tons of modern tech, and still as capable as ever. Read on for some of our favorite aspects of the new Wrangler.

Robomart

Robomart

Robomart is an automated platform that combines food delivery with ride-hailing systems. The idea is to have autonomous vehicles carrying produce or meals roving around, ready for nearby customers to hail them. Stop & Shop will test the system in 2019.

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