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Driven: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Driven: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

We headed to Moab, Utah, to test out the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. The 2022 model is longer, more spacious, and has a redesigned exterior and interior with a more upscale and premium look. Improvements to the suspension, chassis, and visibility make it even better off-road while still comfortable for everyday drives.

Driven: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Driven: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Like many 4×4 fans, we’ve been dying to get behind the wheel of the new Ford Bronco. Well, we finally got our wish times two with a chance to drive both the 2-door and 4-door versions in the same week. Suffice it to say, we were blown away by the SUV’s design, ride, and capabilities in both on- and off-road settings.

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Polaris RZR Turbo R + RZR Pro R

Polaris RZR Turbo R + RZR Pro R

Polaris has unwrapped two powerful UTVs for 2022. The RZR Turbo R packs a 181 hp turbocharged engine, while the RZR Pro R has a 2.0L naturally-aspirated engine with 225 hp. Both ride on a 74″ wide track, and offer suspension travel of 28″ to 29″, with the Pro R adding adaptive damping. Both come in 2-seat and 4-seat configurations.

Carving a Wood Chevrolet Silverado HD

Carving a Wood Chevrolet Silverado HD

Woodworking Art adds to their vehicle collection by carving a Chevy Silverado HD pickup truck out of Fujian cypress wood. The miniature has working wheels, doors, liftgate, hood, steering, suspension, and steps. They also made a trailer to test its towing capacity, which is nowhere near the real truck’s 36,000 lb. max.

Steam-Powered Land Rover

Steam-Powered Land Rover

Land Rover is working on electric versions of its vehicles. But this particular British SUV has driven in the opposite direction. Its builder Frank Rothwell explains how he replaced its internal combustion engine with a steam-powered one. It runs on coal, ignited with wood kindling soaked in diesel fuel, so it’s not exactly eco-friendly.

Rick and Morty Portal Handlebar Tape

Rick and Morty Portal Handlebar Tape
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State Bicycle Co. made an awesome limited-edition bike inspired by Rick and Morty. But no matter who made your bike, you can send its handlebars to another dimension with this officially-licensed green and yellow handlebar tape inspired by Rick’s portals. The set includes two rolls of tape and end caps.

Traxxas Toyota GR Supra GT4

Traxxas Toyota GR Supra GT4
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To celebrate the return of the Toyota GR Supra to racing, Traxxas has built this detailed 1/10-scale RC version of the GR Supra GT4. It grips even better than the real thing with AWD and can hit speeds of 30mph. Riding on the 4-TEC 3.0 platform, it has fat racing slicks and a dual-link suspension with oil-filled shocks.

Yellowstone & Grand Canyon Klunker Bikes

Yellowstone & Grand Canyon Klunker Bikes
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State Bicycle Co.’s Klunker comes in two bold colorways celebrating Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks with a portion of sales benefiting the National Park Foundation. A chill ride for cruising and tough enough to take on the trails with its steel frame and fork, BMX-style stem, extra-wide V-bar, and mountain bike tires.

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.

Win a 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Cadillac made just 250 Launch Edition CT5-V Blackwings, and this one could be yours if you’re the lucky winner. This powerhouse sedan packs a supercharged V8 that makes 668 hp, zooms from 0-to-60 in 3.4 seconds, and tops out at 200 mph. Donations help support charities, and Awesomer readers earn double entries.

Drone Motor Flying Machine

Drone Motor Flying Machine

A paramotor is a single-person flying machine with a parachute wing to keep it aloft and a large fan to propel it. Aviation buff Peter Sripol wanted to see if it was possible to create a version powered by a bunch of individual drone motors instead, and as you can see from the thumbnail, he succeeded. It’s insanely loud though.

Ford Bronco DR

Ford Bronco DR

Ford Performance will make just 50 of its $200,000 Bronco DR, a production desert racer with a 5.0L Coyote V8. Ready to race, it has a roll cage, Multimatic suspension with 15.8″ front travel and 17.4″ rear travel, and body and chassis upgrades to handle high-speed off-road travel in the Baja 1000. It rides on massive 37-inch BFG tires.

Chevrolet Beast Concept

Chevrolet Beast Concept

Chevy turned up at SEMA 2021 with this over-the-top desert runner truck. It’s based on the chassis of a Silverado short bed with a shortened frame, a Chromoly roll cage, and an extra-wide stance. It rocks a custom off-road suspension, massive 37″ tires, and is powered by a 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 that makes 650 hp.

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Free Rein Faroe Islands

Free Rein Faroe Islands

Ford Performance sent pro driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. on a sightseeing trip to the Faroe Islands with the most awesome of rides – the Mustang Mach-E 1400 drift car. Strap in and buckle up for a wild and breathtaking ride trip to this beautiful destination, powered entirely by electricity.

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.

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.

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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.

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