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.
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’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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Toyota is releasing a limited-edition of 1200 vehicles featuring a black accented grille, bronze BBS 18″ forged aluminum wheels, and retro-style badging. Its chrome lower moldings and running boards have also been removed to make it more off-road friendly.
Un Future Object’s AutoAuto combines all of the tools you need to change and inflate your vehicle’s tires into one compact device. Each step has a dedicated button so it’s user-friendly. It has a built-in tire gauge and pump. It draws power from your car’s cigarette lighter port.
While it’s not as fast as the life-size LEGO Bugatti, this LEGO replica of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is still quite the feat. It took 18 builders over 2,000 hours to construct from over 334,000 bricks. It’s on display at the 2019 NAIAS in Detroit.
The Atlis XT electric pickup truck will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 sec, reach a top speed of 120 mph and have a range of up to 500 mi. It will have a 6.5 to 8ft bed, a spacious front trunk and power outlets. It can be fully recharged in 15 minutes using Atlis’ charger.
After turning a bathtub into a drone, The Real Life Guys decided to see if they could cram a 15hp electric motor into a little kid’s car known as a BIG Bobbycar. The result is a ridiculously unsafe and unstable ride that zooms from 0 to 43 mph in about 3 seconds. Turn subtitles on.
Ford’s most powerful street-legal car ever will pack a supercharged 5.2L flat-plane cranked V8 engine making “more than 700 hp.” It has a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, gigantic brake rotors, Magneride adaptive suspension, and can be lightweighted with a carbon track pack.
After 17 years, Toyota’s beloved sports coupe is back. Inspired by the FT-1, the Supra rocks a 335 hp turbo I6, launching the car to 60 mph in 4.1 sec. The RWD 2-seater rides on 19″ staggered alloys, and packs an active differential and adaptive suspension as standard.
For 2020 the Lexus RC F’s beefy V8 jumps to 472 hp, and gets a few other upgrades, but it’s the Track Edition that we want. This beast has shed 176 lb and improved aero thanks to carbon fiber everywhere, titanium exhaust, lightweight forged wheels, and carbon ceramic brakes.
We’ve driven the Lexus LC 500 before, and it’s a truly amazing vehicle. Now, Lexus is showing off a concept version that lets the wind blow through your hair as its powerful V8 launches you down the road in the lap of luxury. Let’s hope Lexus puts it into production just like this.