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4WD vs AWD Explained

4WD vs AWD Explained

People often use the terms 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive interchangeably, but that’s just wrong. The Team O’Neil Rally School explains how the two types of drivetrains differ. Proper 4x4s might be better at off-roading, but modern AWD systems are typically more versatile.

Rivian R1T Electric Truck

Rivian R1T Electric Truck

Startup Rivian aims to produce a pure-electric, AWD truck that can get to 60mph in 3 seconds, and run up to 400 mi with its 180kWh battery pack. The base 105kWh model should go up to 230 mi. The company is taking $1000 deposits for those interested in the $69,000+ truck.

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Buzzraw X Electric Bicycle

Buzzraw X Electric Bicycle

Coast Cycles‘ latest edition of its Buzzraw mini bike features front and rear shocks and fat tires for a smooth ride. It comes in a pedal-only variant as well as two electric models, both of which last up to 28mi per charge.

MonkeyCycle

MonkeyCycle

The MonkeyCycle looks like a great way for young children to learn to ride a bicycle. It grows with them from ages 9 months to 6 years, and can be easily reassembled into up to 8 different configurations, including a stroller, quad, trikes, bikes, and more.

The White Porsche Collection

The White Porsche Collection

The Porsche Club of America takes us inside this pristine collection of new and historic Porsche vehicles, all painted in shades of white and set against a stark white backdrop. In addition to the vehicles, the privately-owned collection includes tons of rare Porsche memorabilia.

NERA 3D Printed Motorcycle

NERA 3D Printed Motorcycle

3D printing company BigRep shows us how far the technology has come by creating NERA, an electric motorcycle. With the exception of its electronics, all of the motorcycle’s components were 3D printed. That includes its airless tires, frame, fork and seat.

2020 Range Rover Evoque

2020 Range Rover Evoque

Available for the first time as a 296 hp hybrid, the new Evoque features a luxurious new interior with improved rear legroom and cargo space, and a slick new tech suite, with features like a digital rearview mirror and cameras that see through to the ground when off-roading.

Kosynier Boardtrack Electric Bicycle

Kosynier Boardtrack Electric Bicycle

Kosynier makes electric bikes that look like vintage boardtrack motorcycles. Nearly everything about the bike is custom, including the frame, the “tank” that holds the batteries, and the front suspension. It goes up to 31 mph and can be equipped with a 5000W motor.

Unagi Electric Scooter

Unagi Electric Scooter

The Unagi electric scooter has a folding hinge and is made of magnesium, aluminum and carbon fiber. It has puncture-proof tires that have air pockets to provide suspension. It goes up to 15mph and lasts up to 15.5mi. It’s available in 250W and 450W models.

Driven: 2019 Toyota RAV4

Driven: 2019 Toyota RAV4

We headed to the twisty roads and beautiful beaches of Carmel, CA to test drive the all-new RAV4. The latest model of the compact SUV has rugged new looks, increased power, sharp handling, and tons of safety and convenience tech. Read our full review on 95octane.

Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter

Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter

Polaris collaborated with High Lifter Products to create a variant of its Sportsman XP 1000 ATV that can easily take on them muddiest terrain. The ATV has High Lifter tires, custom wheels, mud specific transmission, stiffer springs, a rack-mounted radiator and more.

2020 Toyota Camry & Avalon TRD

2020 Toyota Camry & Avalon TRD

Toyota Racing Development has amped up two cars historically thought of as pretty tame. The Camry TRD and Avalon TRD add performance brakes, suspension, exhaust, and lightweight wheels to an already potent 301 hp V6, making these daily drivers surprisingly sporty.

Orbis Electric Wheel

Orbis Electric Wheel

Orbis’ Ring-Drive wheel can be added to existing gas-powered cars, turning them into hybrid vehicles. For their proof-of-concept, they added two wheels to a Honda Civic Type R, adding a total of 100 hp and 140 lb-ft. of torque.

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Jaguar F-TYPE Rally Car

Jaguar F-TYPE Rally Car

Jaguar’s sporty two-seater got a makeover as a proper rally car, complete with a 1.6-inch suspension lift, grooved disc brakes, a roll cage, racing seats, quad rally lights, a limited-slip diff, and a mechanical handbrake for sliding through corners.

Ural Electric Motorcycle

Ural Electric Motorcycle

Ural’s proof-of-concept electric motorcycle goes for a more classic look. Based on the Ural cT, the bike is equipped with Zero Motorcycles’ powertrain. The batteries are good for 103mi per charge and are split between the bike and the sidecar for stability. More at Autoblog.

Trail Trekkin’ with Toyota TRD Pro

Trail Trekkin’ with Toyota TRD Pro

After putting some mud on the Toyota TRD Pros, we headed to the dusty Nevada desert to put the 2019 Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner TRD Pros to the test as part of our collab with the Trail Trek Tour. The rocky trails were no match for the FOX shocks each vehicle now sports.

Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack

Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack

Front Runner’s Slimline II roof rack is made from rust-free aluminum with a weatherproof powder coat. The kits are modular for easy adjustment and part replacement. The company offers various accessories for securing items, and you can also use bolts on the rack’s t-slots.

Husqvarna EE 5

Husqvarna EE 5

Announced alongside two new street models, Husqvarna’s EE 5 will be the company’s first electric motorcycle. Designed to be an entry level off-road bike, it has a 7kW motor, a quick-charging 907Wh battery, six ride modes, and adjustable seat and suspension.

That’ll Buff Out

That’ll Buff Out

Auto body mechanic Arthur Tussik shows how – with the proper skills, time, tools, and parts – a totaled car can be made to look just like new. Here, he takes a horribly smashed up BMW 7 series, and brings it back to life. We can’t speak to its structural integrity, but it looks good.

Arc Vector Electric Motorcycle

Arc Vector Electric Motorcycle

Arc claims that its upcoming Vector electric motorcycle goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 sec and has a top speed of 120 mph. Its battery lasts up to 200 mi and recharges in just 45 min. It will also come with a helmet that has a heads up display and a jacket that has haptic feedback.

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How Pros Fix Rims

How Pros Fix Rims

If you’ve got a nice set of wheels on your car, there’s nothing worse than running them into a curb or hitting a pothole and bending them. But it turns out rims can be made good as new, as the folks at Proformance Industries show us in this video from AMMO NYC.

Astro Elroy Passenger Drone

Astro Elroy Passenger Drone

Astro’s Elroy is a single-passenger electric drone. All you need to do is to enter your destination and it will do the rest, though it also has on-board controls for manual override. It can carry up to 265lb, go up to 44 mph and lasts 25 min per charge.

Boslla Bullet LED Car Headlight

Boslla Bullet LED Car Headlight

The Boslla Bullet is an LED car headlight with four modes. There’s the white mode for clear conditions, neutral white for driving in snow, yellow for seeing through fog and rain, and flashing yellow for emergency situations. You just flick your lights on and off to switch modes.

Rocket Z 4×4

Rocket Z 4×4

TechnoImpulse’s compact 4×4 all-terrain vehicle carries up to nine people and is powered by a 100 hp turbocharged diesel engine. It has large tires, a winch, and its small frame makes it ready for any terrain. We’re thinking it could use more seatbelts, though.

Toyota Mega Ace II Minivan

Toyota Mega Ace II Minivan

Based on a 1991 Toyota LiteAce, Yota Imports‘ lifted minivan is the perfect retro-styled off-roader. It packs 4WD, a 2.0L turbodiesel engine, a sweet skylight roof, and offers seating for eight that converts into a bed.

2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible

2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible

The new BMW 8-series drops its top with its M850i xDrive convertible variant, packing a V8 engine that makes an impressive 523hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque. It does 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds, while wowing you with its luxurious and high tech cabin.

Icon Derelict 1949 Mercury EV

Icon Derelict 1949 Mercury EV

The latest masterpiece from Icon’s Derelict line is this 1949 Mercury Coupe that has been infused with electric power. Inside is a Stealth EV dual electric motor that produces 400 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. A Tesla battery gives it a range of up to 200 mi.

ACH-1 Air Conditioned Helmet

ACH-1 Air Conditioned Helmet

The Feher ACH-1 is said to be the first self-contained air conditioned helmet available to the public. Using similar tech to ventilated car seats, it has a small convection system and and air flow lining that keeps your head cool while riding without adding too much bulk.

Triumph Scrambler 1200

Triumph Scrambler 1200

Triumph’s 2019 Scrambler XC and XE models have a 1200cc Bonneville engine that produces up to 88hp and 81lbft of torque, and has been tweaked to make that scrambler tune. The XE has longer travel suspension, optimized ABS and Traction control and six riding modes.

McLaren Speedtail

McLaren Speedtail

McLaren’s “Hyper-GT” is designed to be thrilling on the road or on the track. Its hybrid powertrain makes 1035 bhp, launching this sleek and highly-aerodynamic 3-seater from 0 to 186 mph in a bonkers 12.8 seconds – on its way to a 250 mph top speed.

Hoversurf Hoverbike S3

Hoversurf Hoverbike S3

Hoversurf is now taking pre-orders for its Hoverbike S3. The flying motorbike has a carbon fiber body, three-bladed carbon fiber propellers, and a battery that lasts up to 25min in pilot mode. It goes up to 16ft high and has a maximum speed of 60mph.

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