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Split-Wheel Bicycle v2.0

Split-Wheel Bicycle v2.0

After showing us it was possible to ride a bike with its rear wheel split in half, Sergii from The Q came up with an even more radical build. Starting with the split rear wheel, he modified the front of a bicycle with an extension arm and split the wheel into thirds. He had to experiment with configurations to make it work, though.

Quad-Gear Speed Bike

Quad-Gear Speed Bike

We recently saw how to create a very fast bicycle by dramatically increasing the size of its drive gear. YouTuber BigWR took a different approach by arranging multiple sets of gears to up this bike’s gear ratio. He was able to pedal up to speeds as high as 33 mph on flat ground.

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The Opposite of Death

The Opposite of Death

The 1 is a bespoke electric motorcycle. Built from the ground up – and looking like nothing that’s come before – the visionary design is a revolutionary direction for the legacy Curtiss Motorcycle Company. The short fil The Opposite of Death documents the $83,333+ dream machine’s birth, giving us lots to drool over.

2023 Honda Civic Type R

2023 Honda Civic Type R

Based on the 11th-generation Civic Hatchback, the new Civic Type R features a decidedly less overworked design than its 2020 Honda Civic Type R while retaining its aerodynamic qualities. Honda says it’s the most powerful and fastest vehicle they’ve offered in the U.S., though they’ve yet to reveal its engine or performance specs.

Powering an E-Bike with a Drone Motor

Powering an E-Bike with a Drone Motor

The motors used in electric-powered bicycles are usually pretty heavy. Engineer Tom Stanton wanted to see if it would be possible to rig up a tiny but strong 1kW motor from a drone to propel a bike. The trick was creating a series of gears and belts to reduce the motor’s high rotational speed while increasing its torque.

2023 Ford Performance F-150 Raptor R

2023 Ford Performance F-150 Raptor R

This bonkers Ford F-150 has a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that cranks out 700 hp and 640 lb-ft. of torque. It’s built for high-speed desert driving and serious off-roading with 24″ coil springs and Advanced FOX Live Valve shocks. It rides on 37″ tires and offers 13.1″ of ground clearance with 13″ of front wheel travel and 14.1″ in back.

Testing a Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

Testing a Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

Cambry from JerryRigEverything uses a wheelchair to get around, but obstacles like staircases can certainly get in the way. So she and her husband Zack reached out to Scewo to test out their amazing motorized wheelchair, which not only can climb stairs but can go off-road, and lift its passenger to a standing height.

2024 Chevy Blazer EV

2024 Chevy Blazer EV

Chevy took its Blazer compact crossover and turned it into a sporty battery electric vehicle. Taking aim at the Mustang Mach-E, the Blazer EV, models will offer ranges from 247 to 320 miles, DC fast charging, and FWD, RWD, or AWD motor configurations. The SS performance model has 557 hp and can zoom from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds.

Hyundai N Vision 74 Concept

Hyundai N Vision 74 Concept

Hyundai’s N performance division looks to the past for its future. Premiering alongside its RN22e concept, the N Vision 74 has a wedge-shape reminiscent of Giugiaro’s BMW M1 Procar and Hyundai Pony Coupe. It’s powered by a hydrogen-electric drivetrain that sends 670+hp to the rear wheels. We want one right now.

The KITTesla

The KITTesla

The Knight Industries Two Thousand was a modded 1982 Pontiac Trans Am. Retro Recipies wanted to update the design with a modern car, so he took a Tesla Model 3, fitted it with replica Turbo Cast wheels, LED chase lights, a spoiler, and blacked-out trim. It also plays KITT’s voice, and performs a light show to go with.

Railroad Track Bike

Railroad Track Bike

“Riding the rails” usually refers to someone who travels by train. But in the case of Cam Engineering, he’s able to ride the rails on his bike. He built a collapsible rig that lets him ride normally, then expands to balance the bike on abandoned railroad tracks. It’s stable enough to stay upright even without a rider.

The Helicopter Mobile Home

The Helicopter Mobile Home

In 1977, this unusual helicopter appeared on the cover of Popular Mechanics. To lure in high-end customers, Winnebago worked with a small aviation company to create the Heli-Home, a complete mobile home that could take to the skies. Calum has the full story behind this fascinating flying machine and the man behind its creation.

The Last Cityrama

The Last Cityrama

If you were in Paris in the 1960s or 1970s, you might have seen one of these Citroen Cityrama 55 buses. This double-decker bus featured panoramic windows offering spectacular views for all passengers. The Tim Traveler got up close with the last remaining Cityrama. It needs some TLC, but you can contribute to help restore it.

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The Jewel Cooler

The Jewel Cooler

Back in the day, some cars had a vent placed under the dashboard to blow cool air towards your crotch. For some reason, modern cars don’t offer this feature, so Unnecessary Inventions got to work building an add-on designed specifically for cooling your privates while driving. We’re also jealous that he has a Bronco.

Kit Car Drift Master

Kit Car Drift Master

Paul Blair is an expert at precision driving. In this video from a few years back, he showed off his skills behind the wheel of a 1600cc Vauxhall-powered MK Striker kit car. This particular event is known as “Autotest,” which combines elements of autocross and gymkhana, along with drifting around obstacles in reverse.

Voice-Controlled Vehicle

Voice-Controlled Vehicle

Driving a car typically requires a mix of motor skills to steer the wheel and push the pedals. Engineer James Bruton wanted to see if he could make a vehicle that was controlled by voice. The Deepgram speech recognition API and James’ electronic circuits are fairly responsive, but the lag is enough to make for a harrowing ride.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Design

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Design

Hyundai’s electric sedan puts the Tesla Model 3 in its sights with its aerodynamic design. It has a modern and spacious cockpit with a digital dashboard, ambient lighting, and sustainable materials. Sharing its platform with the Ionic 5, expect RWD models to start around 168 hp and AWD up to 320 hp with a range of 300+ mi.

World’s Largest Bicycle Bell

World’s Largest Bicycle Bell

After being ignored by too many distracted drivers and joggers, Cody Hovland decided to give his bicycle an upgrade. He built an enormous bell to mount on its frame in hopes that they might actually pay attention. He built its main body from a Weber BBQ grill, but it’s the mechanism inside that really gets the job done.

F1 Steering Wheel Buttons Explained

F1 Steering Wheel Buttons Explained

Poke your head inside the cockpit of a modern Formula 1 race car, and you won’t see an ordinary steering wheel. Instead, you’ll see a detachable controller with a bunch of cryptic buttons and dials on it. WTF1 went inside the pits at a race for a rapid-fire explanation of what everything does on a Mercedes F1 car wheel.

Goodwood Hill Climb Record Run

Goodwood Hill Climb Record Run

The climb to the top of the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world’s most famous time trials. At the 2022 hill climb, a tiny experimental EV called the McMurtry Spéirling set a record of 39.08 seconds, in part due to the car’s innovative design, which uses fans to generate massive amounts of downforce.

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Driven: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD

Driven: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD

When it comes to 1/2-ton pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the sleekest and most modern-looking on the market. The drivetrain and technology continue that theme with an available high-efficiency turbocharged engine, large digital displays, and up-to-date safety and connectivity tech.

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan

Over the years, Ford Europe has created race-equipped vans to promote their production models. For 2022, they created this modified E-Transit Custom van with four electric motors and 1973 hp. It does 0 to 62 mph in under 2 seconds, and has modes for road, track, drift, rally, and drag racing. This video offers an in-depth look.

Turning a Scooter into a Three-Wheel Car

Turning a Scooter into a Three-Wheel Car

Meanwhile in the Garage took an ordinary gas-powered scooter and transformed it into a three-wheeled vehicle that looks like something from the set of a sci-fi movie. He initially had built a cockpit that kept it as a two-wheeler, but later grafted on the front of an ATV for its final appearance.

Two Half Wheel Bike

Two Half Wheel Bike

If you split a wheel in half, you shouldn’t still be able to ride on it, right? Well, watch this video from The Q, in which he cut two bike wheels and tires down the middle, connected them with a long chain and positioned them so one half is always touching the ground. Miraculously, the bike rides just fine.

LEGO Motorcycle Suspension Tester

LEGO Motorcycle Suspension Tester

When engineers want to test a vehicle’s suspension, they use a variety of methods, including test tracks, hydraulic posts, and treadmills. Brick Technology built a miniature version of the treadmill test using LEGO Technic components and used it to see how different motorcycle suspension setups absorb shocks.

Land Cruiser Armor Testing

Land Cruiser Armor Testing

Toyota vehicles are known for their durability and reliability. But even a Land Cruiser can’t stand up to explosions without the help of some armor. Vehicle security company Inkas shows how their armor systems can help protect occupants of the SUV by hitting it with ammunition, grenades, land mines, and dynamite.

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