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2023 Polaris General XP 1000 Sport

2023 Polaris General XP 1000 Sport
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This new addition to the Polaris General XP 1000 side-by-side UTV line offers the same versatility and capability as its brothers but at an entry-level price point. It has a 100-hp 4-stroke DOHC engine, on-demand AWD, 14″ of suspension travel, a 4500 lb winch, and a 600 lb capacity dump box. It comes in 2- and 4-passenger configurations.

Craig Sager Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

Craig Sager Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

All Bentleys are custom, but not to the degree of this one-of-a-kind tribute to late sportscaster Craig Sager. This special Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible was built for a 2023 auction to benefit SagerStrong Foundation’s fight against blood cancer, with a design inspired by Sager’s bright, eye-catching blazers.

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Fighter Jet Motorcycle with Water Guns

Fighter Jet Motorcycle with Water Guns

After taking a soaking in a water gun fight, maker Handy Geng decided he and his kids needed to step up their game. So he got to work building a ridiculous motorcycle that looks like a fighter jet and loaded it with high-power water guns and wing gunner seats for his kids. The other children don’t stand a chance.

Omni-Wheel Drift Cart

Omni-Wheel Drift Cart

After building a bicycle that balanced on an omni-wheel, engineer James Bruton wanted to see if he could apply the same mechanism to a drift cart. By mounting the omni-wheel at the back and motorized wheels at the front, the vehicle is able to powerslide with ease while still remaining controlled. Watch part two here.

Making a Jet-Powered Scooter

Making a Jet-Powered Scooter

Warped Perception got his hands on a Fiido Beast Electric Scooter to see if he could make it go even faster. So he modded it with a bracket that holds a jet engine along with a digital controller. The scooter hit speeds over 63 mph while tooling around the suburbs – more than double its factory-rated top speed.

Firefighter Lifts Seven Cars with a Battery-Powered Tool

Firefighter Lifts Seven Cars with a Battery-Powered Tool

Firefighters use rescue tools called spreaders to lift and separate vehicles involved in accidents. But can one of these battery-powered tools lift seven cars at the same time? Fire Department Chronicles used a Genesis Rescue Systems EForce spreader to see if it lives up to its rated 15,000 lb. spreading force.

How to Move Massive Structures

How to Move Massive Structures

If you need to move a building or another large structure, you need specialized industrial equipment. Mammoet’s Self-Propelled Modular Transporters can be used individually or in combination to transport enormous and heavy structures. Recently, they combined 604 SPMT axle lines to move a 16,258-ton support frame.

2023 Ford Maverick Tremor

2023 Ford Maverick Tremor

The Ford Maverick compact pickup joins the Ranger, F-150, and Super Duty with its own Tremor package. It adds a 1″ lift, Trail Control, an off-road-tuned suspension, and advanced AWD with 4WD lock. Design accents include orange tow hooks, special 17″ aluminum wheels, and a distinctive grille. Available on XLT and Lariat trims.

Driven: 2022 RAM 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition

Driven: 2022 RAM 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition

We’ve spent time with the current-gen RAM 1500 pickup, but never one as luxurious as the RAM 1500 Limited. We drove the tricked-out 10th Anniversary Edition, fully-loaded with the V8 HEMI eTorque engine, Tech and Towing packages, and more – all gleaming in the sun under a blanket of Patriot Blue pearl coat paint.

Driving Cars with as Few Parts as Possible

Driving Cars with as Few Parts as Possible

Over the years, vehicles have gotten heavier and heavier as cars pack more technology, safety, and a quieter ride. Just how little of a car could you get away with and still drive it? William Osman and his pals decided to test that out, starting with two ordinary cars which they gradually stripped down to their bare essentials.

SpongeBob’s Patty Wagon IRL

SpongeBob’s Patty Wagon IRL

As SpongeBob once said, “You don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.” But President Chay drove his custom-built Patty Wagon on public roads, so it was a good idea to have a licensed driver behind the wheel. The highly-modded golf cart has a sesame seed finish and steel-belted pickles, but no french fryer under the hood.

Jet-Powered RC Car

Jet-Powered RC Car

ProjectAir has been working for a while on a high-speed RC car powered by a jet turbine. After working out some aerodynamic issues, he took the car to a race track and launched it down a long straight. It topped out around 118 mph, but like many things involving high speeds and jet fuel, failure is always an option.

LEGO Tire Grip Test

LEGO Tire Grip Test

Just like a real car, the tires on LEGO vehicle can make a huge impact on grip. LEGO expert Sariel built a motorized and weighted test rig to see how different official LEGO and third-party tires perform on different surfaces to figure out which ones are the best for traction. Place your bets now.

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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.

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.

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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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