In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and team set out to cross Antarctica by boat. They ran into ice, and were stranded for 634 days. He helped save his entire crew, but never finished his mission. 100 years later, his great-grandson completed the task in a tricked-out Hyundai Sante Fe.
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Based on a similar, but simpler design to their airless car tire concept, Bridgestone is showing off a bike wheel and tire combo which use a series of flexible thermoplastic spokes to absorb shocks and can never go flat. They hope to put them into production by 2019.
We recently spent a week behind the wheel of FIAT’s latest roadster – which simultaneously pays tribute to the classic 124 Spider and shares bones with the excellent ND MX-5 Miata. Find out what we thought of this Japanese-Italian love child in our full review on 95octane.
The first commercially available vehicle from electric car company Kreisel is a replica of the legendary Porsche 910’s street-legal version. The Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e goes from 0 to 62mph in 2.5s, tops out at 186mph and has a 217mi range. The price? $1.06 million.
Because the 707hp Challenger Hellcat wasn’t enough, Dodge will offer their muscle car with an 840 hp supercharged V8, launching the beast from 0-to-60 in 2.3 seconds, running the 1/4-mile in 9.65 seconds, then driving home after popping wheelies at the drag strip.
We recently headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Chevrolet for a day at their Find New Roads Experience. Along the way, we hit the agility course in the new Colorado ZR2, launched a Camaro ZL1, and did a bucket-list lap of the speedway in a Corvette Grand Sport.
Director Roger Donaldson’s documentary tells the story of the late, great Bruce McLaren, the man who started from humble beginnings, and went on to found the incredible McLaren Motor Racing team, leaving behind a true motorsports legacy after his death at age 32.
Jeep borrows a bit of thunder from its Dodge SRT cousins, packing a 707hp Hellcat supercharged 6.2L V8 engine under its hood, and big Brembo brakes. We can’t think of too many other vehicles that can go 0-to-60 in 3.5s, devour off road trails, and tow up to 7,200 lbs.
Beyond its awesome V12, what makes the Ferrari 575 Superamerica special is its rotating hardtop that lies flat with a flip of a switch, and electronically-controlled transparency to vary the light coming in. Our friends DriveWithDave show off this special car in action.
Combining the ruggedness of Toyota’s nearly indestructible HiLux pickup with the playfulness of Tonka toy trucks, this very special concept is ready to take on just about anything, with a 6″ lift, 35″ lug tires, a huge skid plate, LED trail lighting, and a tube frame in its bed for gear.
We went behind the scenes with Mark Levinson to learn about the audiophile grade sound systems they make for Lexus vehicles. There’s no way to convey how amazing they sound without listening in person, but read on to get a sense of just what goes into making these systems so good.