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Driven: 2022 Toyota Tundra

Driven: 2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota’s full-size pickup has received the top-to-bottom redesign we’ve been waiting for, and we spent a day putting the new Tundra through its paces in and around its hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Highlights include two powerful new engines, a smooth new suspension, and a bold new interior with a new multimedia interface.

Building a 3-Story Bicycle

Building a 3-Story Bicycle

Remember that time Colin Furze built a ridiculously tall bicycle? Well, The Real Life Guys have outdone that by some measure. After being set loose in the Urban-Drivestyle bike factory, they fabricated a 16-foot-tall bicycle with seating for six. The video is in German, but insane builds are a universal language.

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Own The Munsters’ Drag-u-la

Own The Munsters’ Drag-u-la

While you can’t park it your driveway in time for Halloween, you could still own this awesome bit of pop culture history – the coffin-shaped car that Grandpa raced in an episode of The Munsters. Barris Kustoms built five of these cars in the 1960s to promote the horror-sitcom, and it’s headed to Mecum’s 2022 Kissimmee car auction.

The 14-Wheel Lada

The 14-Wheel Lada

So what could be better than a crappy old Italian car with eight wheels? How about an even crappier old Russian car with six more wheels? Thanks to the insane minds at Garage 54, your dream has come true – assuming that dream includes six axles and giant tractor wheels on front.

Serial 1 Harley-Davidson Mosh/Tribute E-Bike

Serial 1 Harley-Davidson Mosh/Tribute E-Bike
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Serial 1 pays homage to Harley-Davidson’s first production motorbike, the Model 1. Limited to 650 units, the Mosh/Tribute features classic styling, white Schwalbe tires, a Brooks leather saddle, and matching handlebars. It’s powered by a Brose S MAG motor that makes 66 lb-ft. of torque, paired with a 529Wh li-ion battery.

Making a Supercapacitor Electric Bike

Making a Supercapacitor Electric Bike

Supercapacitors have one big advantage over batteries – they charge much faster. But they also discharge energy more quickly, limiting operating range. This makes them suboptimal for EVs. Engineer Tom Stanton built a supercapacitor pack and drive unit for an E-bike to see just how it stacks up to battery power.

Win a 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette

This very special Cunningham C8 Corvette could be yours. This tricked-out Vette has been boosted to 600hp by Lingenfelter and has a sweet aero kit by Peter Stevens Design. It rides on custom HRE rims and has performance brakes by MOV’IT. Enter to win and support a great cause. Readers get 30% bonus entries. Ends 10.1.2021.

Rolley Electric Scooter

Rolley Electric Scooter

Scooterson’s electric scooter is designed to be easy to ride and secure. It starts with a push, automatically adjusts gearing, and is self-balancing. Wide pneumatic tires are ideal for city streets, and it uses your smartphone for keyless locking and unlocking. It has a 30-mile range, a 20 mph top speed, and its battery is swappable.

Cardboard Mario Kart Hovercraft

Cardboard Mario Kart Hovercraft

After playing Mario Kart on his cardboard arcade machine, artist DanCreator wanted to ride in a real Mario Kart. So he got out his tools and got to building. To replicate the game’s anti-gravity zones, he attached two leaf blowers and some pool floats, so it glides like a hovercraft. We love how Dan recycles bits from other projects.

Win a 2021 RAM TRX Pickup

The RAM TRX is an insanely powerful and fun truck. Now, you could be driving this 702 hp, Hellcat-powered pickup. This fully-loaded model – valued at over $91,000 – has an ammo green body wrap, Fab Fours bumpers, and LightingTrendz lights. Donations help support charities, and Awesomer readers earn double entries.

Mercedes-Benz: Future 2021

Mercedes-Benz: Future 2021

To promote their electric G-Class Concept EQG, Mercedes-Benz enlisted director Nina Holmgren to create a lighthearted promotional film that imagines this futuristic vehicle from the perspective of a 1970s television viewer. The style of the cinematography, color grading, and voiceover work are spot-on.

Inside the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Inside the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Performance carmakers test their vehicles on the Nürburgring. But did you know that Germany’s challenging 13-mile track is a public toll road that anyone can drive on? The rules of the road apply, though there is no speed limit. Tom Scott took a ride along with a pro driver for a look at the famed circuit and how they handle track safety.

2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota’s big pickup has bold new looks and two new engines: a twin-turbo V6 with 389hp and 479 lb-ft. of torque or the motor-enhanced i-FORCE MAX with 437 hp and 583 lb-ft. of torque. Also new is a multi-link rear suspension, optional adaptive suspension, trailering cameras, and a new multimedia system with up to a 14″ touchscreen.

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Lux LX Off-Road Electric Longboard

Lux LX Off-Road Electric Longboard

This rugged electric longboard is ready for any terrain. The 40″ long bamboo and maple board has dual 1500-watt motors and 8″ pneumatic all-terrain tires. Its top speed is 30 mph, its max. range is 25 miles, and it can climb hills up to a 35% gradient. It also comes in an Extreme model with aluminum guards and off-road lights.

Wheelbarrow Bike Trailer

Wheelbarrow Bike Trailer

Maker Laura Kampf wanted an overland-style trailer to carry items behind her bike. Rather than going with an off-the-lot model, she built her own by taking the shells from two wheelbarrows and hinging them together atop an axle and wheels. The spare tire on the back is a nice touch.

1000 HP Halo Warthog

1000 HP Halo Warthog

The Warthog from Halo is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of video games. There have been many replicas built over the years, but none as badass as Hoonigan’s, an off-road race truck with a 1000 hp twin-turbo V8 engine and 4-wheel steering. Here’s the first of 10 episodes showing how they built it.

Driven: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance

Driven: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance

Sitting atop of the Lexus IS line-up, the IS 500 F SPORT Performance is a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with a 5.0L V8 engine that makes 472 hp. We spent some time getting to know this powerful and refined luxury car, which looks especially awesome slathered in a rich Infrared paint.

Win a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR

This original 1968 Shelby GT500 KR offers classic Mustang fastback styling, and packs a 428 cubic-inch Cobra Jet V8 engine, twin exhaust, and chrome bumpers. One lucky winner will take home this car while supporting The Cobra Experience, a museum dedicated to the history of Shelby American. Readers get 20% bonus entries.

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY Concept

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY Concept

BMW Motorrad predicts that the future of urban mobility sits between e-bikes and motorbikes. The Vision AMBY is a concept vehicle debuting at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. AMBY stands for “adaptive mobility,” an electric two-wheeler with three speed levels set automatically by geofencing tech for different road types.

10 Years of the World’s Greatest Drag Race

10 Years of the World’s Greatest Drag Race

Motor Trend has been producing its World’s Greatest Drag Race series since 2011. Now look back at a decade worth of amazing sports cars battling it out for straight line supremacy, from the original Nissan GT-R to the McLaren Senna to the Porsche 911 Turbo S. It’s worth watching just for the exhaust notes alone.

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CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept

CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept

Spanish automaker SEAT’s CUPRA performance division created this slick hot hatch with a massive wing in the back and wide wheel arches. Its electric drivetrain makes 335 continuous and 429 peak horsepower, launching it to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds. The concept teases a compact production EV slated for 2025.

Driven: 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody

Driven: 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody

We spent a few days getting to know Dodge’s 797 horsepower, Hellcat-powered sedan, and all we can say is “wow.” This monster of a car isn’t just insanely fast off the line, it’s also incredibly comfortable. The widebody kit means wider tires and more grip for faster acceleration, and it just looks badass too.

My Prius

My Prius

(PG-13: Lyrics) Musicians Tom McGovern and A. Rob present a rap song about living large while watching their carbon footprints and saving gas money so they can spend it on gold chains. My Prius celebrates Toyota’s fuel-sipping hybrid, and extolls the benefits it affords its owners.

GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept

GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Concept

This tricked-out GMC Canyon AT4 has been outfitted for overland adventures. The lifted pickup truck has added underbody protection, a heavy-duty front bumper with a winch, recovery points, a swing-out spare tire, and windshield guy lines. It also packs a kitchenette, a drawer bed storage system, a roof-mounted tent, and more.

Win a Rare Cadillac CTS-V

In 2018, Cadillac built just 162 of the CTS-V Championship Edition sedan. It packs a 640 hp supercharged V8, and looks great in Crystal White with red mirror caps, and a red accented interior. One lucky entrant will win this amazing car, while helping to support charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get double entries for a limited time.

Arclight Bike Pedals

Arclight Bike Pedals
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These LED-illuminated bike pedals improve nighttime safety while looking awesome. They’re much brighter than standard bike lights and have sensors to keep the white light forward and red light backward. Their light modules can be removed for charging or attached to other locations such as handlebars or a seat post.

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