Known for their ridiculous mods of crappy little cars, Carmagheddon is the Italian equivalent of Russia’s Garage54. Perhaps their greatest achievement to date is this junkyard FIAT Panda hatchback that they turned into the lowest drivable vehicle ever. And yes, there is a driver inside. You can watch the full build process Part One and Two.
Scooters don’t get much more awesome than Pipermoto’s J Series. Created by bike customizer John Piper, this handcrafted scooter not only looks amazing, it’s perfectly balanced and crazy quick. It’s powered by a 690cc KTM LC4 Duke engine that makes 67 hp and zooms from 0-to-60 mph in 4.0 seconds on its way to a top speed of 120 mph.
Ryder Calm Down loves to make things. Inspired by how dot-matrix printers lay down ink, he built an oversized print head that attaches to the back of his pickup truck and sprays out water droplets at the right time to create letters and numbers. The system uses a Raspberry Pi to control relays and solenoids that open and close valves.
Ford Performance is headed to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the coolest minivan ever. This tricked-out E-Transit van is powered by three STARD electric motors, which produce a total of 1400 horsepower. Massive spoilers and other aerodynamic upgrades will keep it glued to the tarmac as driver Romain Dumas races to the summit on 6.25.23.
With the reveal of the new 2024 Lexus GX 550, we figured there was no better time to take one final ride in the outgoing model, the GX 460. We spent a week living with this 2023 GX 460 Black Line special edition, slathered in beautiful Nori Green Pearl paint. Our conclusion: Lexus’ rugged and capable SUV leaves some big shoes to fill for the next-gen GX.
Mercedes’ sleek concept car pays tribute to the 300 SL Gullwing and C 111 Concept while looking ahead. Its curvy body is designed to optimize aerodynamics, while its electric drivetrain provides speed and efficiency. Inside, you’ll find cool touches like an F1-style steering wheel, shiny quilted silver seats, and a dot-matrix screen that spans the dashboard.
State Bicycle’s collaboration with The Beatles is our favorite thing from them since their National Parks collection. We love the limited-edition Beatles cycling apparel and eye-catching bikes: the 8-speed 4130 Road Bike with Brooks Saddle and cool Abbey Road design elements and a Klunker cruiser in a Yellow Submarine motif.
What d’ya mean, your shoes don’t match your ride? Can-Am debuted three new badass Ryker 3-wheelers, each with coordinated over-the-ankle riding shoes — all custom designed by LA-based Shoe Surgeon. Purpose-built for riding, the collaboration literally takes streetwear to the streets on vehicles that have never looked more stylish.
Sam Pilgrim loves to ride unusual bikes. This time, he was joined by his little brother Lewi on a crazy two-wheeler called the Buddy Bike. This modified bicycle seats two in a side-by-side configuration, and each rider has their own pedals and set of handlebars to hang onto. Only the right-hand rider gets to steer and control the brakes, though.
Porsche’s concept electric hypercar picks up where the 918 Spyder left off. Its sleek exoskeleton is made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, with scissor doors and curved glass surrounding its cockpit. The design showcases elements inspired by Porsche race cars and would aim to be the fastest road-legal car around the Nürburgring if produced.
Throughout its 70+ years, the Chevy Corvette has been one of the fastest American-made cars you can buy. But can a battery-operated toy Corvette keep up with the real deal? Joel Creates and his pals loaded up a Barbie Corvette with powerful electric motors and batteries, then took it to the Great Lakes Dragaway to race alongside four real Vettes.
After building LEGO cars that can climb obstacles, the Brick Experiment Channel is back with another vehicular test. This time, the goal was to build LEGO cars that can cross a gap in the road. There are many variables at play in making the most capable vehicle, from wheel size and count to frame length and weight distribution.
Lexus just rolled out two new vehicles for 2024, including a 3-row family SUV designed for space and everyday cargo carrying. The Lexus TX has more reserved styling than other recent Lexus vehicles, something that’s sure to please more conservative buyers. Expect a smooth and quiet ride, along with responsive handling, which Lexus prides itself on these days.
The first of two new 2024 Lexus SUVs is a revamp of the sturdy but long-in-the-tooth GX. The all-new GX 550 rides on the same platform as the LX 600 for improved on- and off-road handling. It’s powered by a 3.4L twin-turbo V6 that makes 349 hp and 479 lb-ft. of torque, has full-time 4WD, and comes in a rugged new Overtrail grade. A hybrid model is in the works too.
Handy Geng’s brother loves to fish. But when he’s out on the water, he doesn’t come back to land for hours on end. To help his bro, he engineered a crazy homebrew recreational vehicle that can drive into the water and has a living room, kitchen, and bedroom. He built its frame from steel pipe, then added PVC pipes for floatation. Turn on English captions.
The guys at Garage 54 are usually doing unnatural things to cheap Russian cars. This time they decided to do something completely different and put a bunch of time and energy into casting and assembling a completely transparent 4-cylinder engine block. It looks fantastic, but can they actually get it to run?
This new variant of the sexy AMG SL 2+2 roadster is powered by engine tech honed on the F1 circuit. Its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine has an electric exhaust gas turbocharger for smooth and consistent throttle response. Working with a 48V electrical system, the hybrid drivetrain sends 375 hp and 354 lb-ft. of torque exclusively to the rear wheels.
While the idea of a rocket-powered kayak sounds entertaining, that’s not what the guys at FliteTest made in this video. What they actually created was an electric-fan-powered kayak and built its engine to look like a rocket straight from the ACME Corporation, where Wile E. Coyote buys all his gadgets.
The top-of-the-line Kia Sportage Hybrid offers a bold, modern design and a zippy little turbocharged engine and motor combo. It’s a fun and functional crossover with plenty of personality and looks especially slick in a Shadow Matte Gray finish, rolling on 18″ dark grey alloy wheels.
Bob Maddox, aka The Rocketman, is back with another insane jet-powered ride. This time, he mounted one of his diesel-powered pulsejet engines to a skateboard. It takes serious balls to ride this thing, but imagine if he tried to stand up and ride its deck like a regular skateboard. EA, when can we have Tony Hawk’s Jet-Powered Pro Skater?
Elite military forces like Seal Team 6 and Delta Force have been sending soldiers to Cameron Advanced Mobility for off-road driving instruction since 2001. CAM was founded and is led by Ken Cameron, a veteran not only of the U.S. Army but also the Camel Trophy, where he and his team crossed the jungles of Borneo in 1996 to earn 2nd place overall.
After more than two decades, the VW Bus is back. The long wheelbase ID.Buzz is headed for North America and Europe, transporting up to seven passengers with pure electric power. It has an 85 kWh battery, with the RWD model making 286 hp, and the AWD GTX producing 339 hp. A large glass roof brings light into the cabin and can be electronically tinted.
Aston’s fierce DB12 sports coupe features a muscular design with 2+2 seating. It’s powered by a 4.0L, twin-turbo V8 that produces 671 hp and 590 lb-ft. of torque. It goes 0-to-60 MPH in 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 202 mph. Performance features include an adaptive damping system and dynamic torque vectoring to sharpen the car’s cornering prowess.