We learned from Mythbusters just how versatile duct tape can be. But here’s one use we never thought of – making a spare tire out of the sticky stuff. Life OD tried just that with surprisingly usable results. Unfortunately, it cost more to make than buying a cheap rubber tire.
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LEGO teamed up with hypercar maker Bugatti to create this incredible 1/8th scale, 3,599-piece replica of the Chiron, which measures 22″ long, and features details like an active rear wing, a working suspension, gearbox, and a W16 engine with pistons that move.
Ferrari gave premiere coffee table book publisher Taschen full access to its archives as well as those of some of its most avid collectors to create this 514-page masterpiece. The Art Edition comes in an engine-inspired aluminum display case designed by Marc Newson.
Grind Hard Plumbing Co. took a Barbie Power Wheels Mustang and hopped it with a Honda dirt bike engine up so its power and speed match its muscle car looks. Sure, it’s basically a go-kart with a plastic body now, but it’s still awesome and we want to take it for a ride.
iCollector is auctioning off a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle that was used in the filming of Terminator 2. The motorcycle has seen better days, but it has only 392mi on it and was acquired directly from the movie’s production company. Clothes and boots not included.
The most powerful M5 sedan BMW has ever made packs a 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 that makes 617 hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque. It does 0-to-60 in 3.1s and 0-to-124 in 10.8s. The car offers sport exhaust, custom engine mounts, specialized tuning, and lots of other enhancements.
While it’s certainly not as capable as Howe & Howe’s personal tank, this highly-modded Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 ATV from Israeli outfit Plasan is actually a military-grade machine. It features a roof-mounted weapon system, B6+ composite armor, and room for 3 occupants.
Ready for some serious off-road exploration? Hi-Power Cycle’s electric beast rides on fat 4.8″ Maxxis Minion tires for traction on even the softest terrain, a 14-speed transmission optimized for hill climbing, up to 3000W of power, a 45 mph top speed, and 100-mile range.
Most of the builds we’ve seen from The Q are small enough to carry, but the serial maker’s latest construction is substantially larger. It took over 400 hours to put together this 1.5:1 scale model of a Formula 1 race car, made entirely from soda cans and glue set onto a PVC chassis.
Take a trip back more than 55 years to the 1962 running of the famed Monaco Grand Prix. The in-car footage was shot long before GoPros and other action cameras existed, and required mounting a large 70mm film camera to one of the cars. From the German film Flying Clipper.
Taiwanese EV maker XING Mobility is showing off a wicked prototype – a 1341 hp compact sports car capable of handling both on-road and off-road terrain. It’s got a four-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to help it corner like a go kart, and is expected to do 0-to-62 in 1.8s.
We spent a day behind the wheel of Toyota’s new compact hatchback, and were impressed with its playful and sporty looks, its comfy, premium interior, and exceptional array of safety tech. Now find out what we thought about the way it drives over on 95octane.
Our sister site 95octane was lucky enough to spend some time behind the wheel of Lambo’s 730 hp, V12 open-top beast. Beyond its attention-grabbing superstar looks, they found surprisingly deft and well-mannered handling for a car with this kind of power.
German auto shop Memminger specializes in restoring classic Volkswagen Beetles. But they’re making 20 units of a unique droptop based on the beloved bug. The Roadster 2.7 has a custom bodywork and chassis, and has a 210hp 2.7L air-cooled boxer engine and 18″ wheels.
Fans of the teutonic sports car manufacturer will love this vibrant retrospective from Porsche’s 9:11 Magazine which features a handful of truly memorable cars from the 1950s through the 2010s, including the original 911, the elusive 959, and the sleek, high-tech 918 Spyder.
In their quest to make electric bikes even more convenient and stylish Bosch created a compact (13.7″ x 3.3″ x 2.6″) and lightweight (6.2 lb) power pack which can be housed inside a bike frame. New bikes using the PowerTube 500 are headed to dealers this Summer.