In a race to become the first in the industry to build a car body from 3D-printed parts, car customizer 1016 Industries revealed its prototype McLaren 720S widebody. Known for its carbon fiber parts, 1016 used computational fluid dynamics to model parts and build a drivable car. The production carbon fiber kit drops in 2021.
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Jaguar celebrates 60 years of the E-Type with a limited edition of the car it inspired. Based on the 575hp F-TYPE R, just 60 of the cars will be hand-finished by Jaguar’s SV division. Slathered in Sherwood Green paint last offered in the 1960s, a Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather interior, unique badging, and diamond-turned 20″ rims.
There’s nothing quite like the sound of a Ferrari V12 engine as it zooms around a race track. Car fanatic SpeedRacer38 posted this phenomenal bit of eye and ear candy, featuring five minutes of a ferocious Ferrari 333 SP race car and the flames it produces as it downshifts. Original video here.
The Beyond the Press channel covered an old beater with 70 blasting caps, then detonated them remotely. With the help of their Matrix-style ring Chronos 1.4 cameras, they recorded the sparkly light show in 360º slow-motion. For safety purposes, they couldn’t load the car with explosives, but it’s still fun to watch.
We’re not sure if they’re street legal, but we think every car should have taillights like the ones on this 1991 Nissan Skyline GTS-4. Steve Molans of Skeptik Innovations built these custom lights which use RGB LEDs and mirrors to create an infinite effect and can change colors. They still work as normal brake lights and turn indicators.
Celebrate your love for off-roading with this LEGO Technic model of the 2-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4. The 665-piece kit includes details like front steering, articulated suspension, fold-down rear seats, and a hood and doors that can open. Naturally, it’s got a spare tire on the back in case you catch a flat. Drops 1.1.2021.
Audi will make just 30 of the R8 Panther. The RWD R8 coupe features sexy Panther Black crystal paint, 20″ double-spoke black and red rims, racing seats with Crimson red Nappa leather, Alcantara trim, and plenty of carbon fiber. Rocking a 532hp 5.2L V10, it launches from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 sec. with a top speed of 201 mph.
Show your love for the classic VW microbus with this cast metal organizer from Troika. It’s based on the 1962 VW T1 Samba Bus, and offers storage for paperclips, business cards, pens, and other small office supplies. Its top works as a magnetic paperclip holder, and its pull-back friction mechanism lets it roll across your desktop.
Jaguar’s potent SUV is faster than ever. Its 550 hp supercharged V8 gets a torque boost to 516 lb-ft, launching it from 0-to-60 mph in just 3.8 sec. Aerodynamics, braking, suspension, and steering have all seen refinements, and the interior is all-new, with luxurious materials, an 11.4″ curved glass touchscreen, and a new gear shifter.
Rolls-Royce makes the most elegant cars in the world. Authors Simon Van Booy and Harvey Briggs and photographer Mariona Vilarós take an insider’s tour of the factory where each Rolls is built by hand. The 296-page book incorporates elements of the UK automaker’s heritage, including vintage design sketches and assembly line photos.
Maker Ivan Miranda’s electric off-road vehicle is built more like a tank than a skateboard, riding on motorized, 3D-printed tracks instead of wheels. The drivetrain engineering is impressive, but is it powerful enough to climb a hill while he’s riding on it?
Luxury automaker Genesis continues to step up their game with the 2021 G80. Their mid-size executive sedan is new from top to bottom, with even more sophisticated styling, top-notch materials, powerful drivetrains, deluxe materials, and tech for days. This elegant and comfy ride made us feel like royalty behind the wheel.
The American Heritage Museum is giving away a 2-day adventure where one lucky entrant and a friend will drive three authentic tanks at their Hudson, MA facility. In addition to driving the M24 Chaffee, M4A3 Sherman, and M26 Pershing, they’ll tour the collection of over 95 tanks, military vehicles, and rare artifacts.
The DeLorean DMC-12 is best known as the time-traveling car in the Back to the Future movies. While the real DeLorean could eventually hit 88mph, it didn’t exactly do it quickly with its 130 hp V6. Electric Future checks out a modded DMC-12 that can zoom from 0-to-60 in about 5 seconds thanks to parts from a Nissan Leaf.
You’d think that creating a badge for a car would be no big deal, but in the case of UK luxury automaker Aston Martin, every little detail matters. Car fanatic Mr JWW visited Vaughton’s, the factory where they meticulously create each badge, and got to help make a custom badge for his special-edition DBX Q SUV.
NoCal’s Elation Hypercars is showing off its $2 million electric sports car. The Elation Freedom is slated to produce 1414 hp via its three liquid-cooled motors – or 1903 hp for buyers who opt for a fourth drive unit. It also features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, which should help offset the weight of its 100kWh or 120kWh battery.
During the 2020 Portuguese MotoGP race, championship rider Aron Canet had a crazy close call that could have ended up much worse. Not only did he fall off of his bike at speed, but he also slid down the track for what seemed like forever, and narrowly avoided being run over by multiple racers. This guy should play the lottery.
We may not have the Ranger Raptor here in the U.S. yet, so we’ll have to enjoy Ford’s the mid-size off-road truck from afar for now. It looks particularly great carved out of wood, as Woodworking Art shows off his impressive vehicle modeling skills yet again. We love how he incorporated the working suspension and steering.
Fill your garage with two amazing vehicles. This giveaway includes both a limited-run Ford Mustang GT500, and a Shelby F-150 pickup, both rocking supercharged V8 engines. The duo is valued at over $200,000. One lucky entrant will win both while helping to support charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries.
For the 2021 model year and beyond, the Ford F-150 will offer an option that allows for the front seats to lie almost completely flat. Designed like the comfy seats in a First Class airplane cabin, they let the driver and passenger catch a nap between job sites or when arriving too late to set up a campsite.
Following in the footsteps of the SF90 Stradale, the convertible version of Ferrari’s spectacular hybrid supercar has the same 4.0L twin-turbo V8, along with three electric motors. Combined output is rated at 986 hp, and it can zoom to 62 mph in just 2.5 sec., while 124 mph arrives in just 7.0 sec.
The Tesla Model X combines the space of a crossover with the power of a sports car – especially when it’s been tricked out in Performance trim with Ludicrous mode. One lucky entrant will win this car, while helping to support veterans’ and children’s charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries for a limited time.
Because we can never get enough explosions around here, sit back and enjoy the fiery destruction as this tricked-out diesel truck experiences a catastrophic failure on the dynamometer, the likes of which we’ve not seen before. Thankfully nobody was injured in the big kaboom.
Rezvani’s monster off-road truck has three axles, and can be spec’d out with up to a 1300 hp 7.0L supercharged V8. It measures a whopping 244″ long, 84.4″ wide, and 79″ tall, and can be equipped with a 3.0″ FOX performance suspension. It also can be outfitted with military-grade bulletproof armor protection along with night vision.
The Martelli Brothers and Mad Media offer up a different take on off-road racing videos, contrasting the quiet and serene setting of Baja, Mexico with the high horsepower action of trophy trucks, buggies, motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs as they tear across the desert, catching air and throwing dirt everywhere.
(PG-13: Language) Hydro-dipping is the process of adhering a film to the surface of an object by floating it in a bath of water and adding an activation agent. We’ve seen it done to shoes, guitars, and helmets, but the guys at Russia’s Garage 54 tried to dip an entire car. Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can go very wrong.