One of the things we miss from sports cars are pop-up headlights. Rockstar Rides also has a place in his heart for these neat sources of light and style, and set out to find as many of these cars as he could. The result is a wonderful montage of rides with serious personality.
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The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman gets a zesty new engine with 228hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque, as well as standard AWD, sport suspension, Brembo brakes, and 18″ alloy rims. Inside there’s more space than ever, with seating for five, and sweet JCW sport seats.
Timeless Kustoms‘ tricked out 1965 Ford Mustang is one of the coolest cars we’ve seen on Jay Leno’s Garage yet. The retro-modern fastback beast has a 5.1L turbo/supercharged 1000hp V8 and a badass red interior with a roll cage. Here’s some testing and dyno footage.
Ford’s pony car gets a wider and sleeker grille, new LED headlights, and other tweaks up front. The GT gets quad-exhaust, and options include MagneRide suspension, active exhaust, and a 12″ digital dashboard. There’s a new 6-speed manual and 10-speed automatic, and more.
Chevrolet took wraps off its latest car – the Batmobile from the LEGO Batman Movie. They’re marketing it just like their other cars, and we bet if you did pay them $48 million, they’d figure out a way to make you one. For now, we’ll just have to settle for this. Or THIS.
A one-of-a-kind luxury boat from automaker Lexus, designed to provide its passengers with an extravagant seafaring experience. It’s powered by a pair of 5.0-liter V8 engines from their RC F, GS F and LC 500, producing a total of 880hp, and has a carbon fiber composite hull.
Bentley’s latest sports coupe has a 710 hp 6.0L W12 engine that can launch its 5000+ luxury payload from 0-to-60 in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 209 mph, making it currently the fastest production 4-seat car. Also available as a convertible.
Lexus’ latest exec sedan offers much more aggressive styling, drops 200 lbs, and gets a new, stiffer chassis, and a 415 hp twin-turbo V6. Luxe interior options include a Mark Levinson 3D surround sound system, and 28-way power seats with heat, cooling, and shiatsu massage.
Honda’s one-off Riding Assist motorcycle uses an advanced steering actuator to keep itself balanced at rest or at low speeds. Its front wheel and fork can also be adjusted to provide greater balance. As a bonus, it can move on its own and follow a subject.
The rear-wheel drive Scion FR-S gets reborn, retaining the go-kart like handling of its predecessor, along with more sporty front end styling, and cool new “86” badging throughout. Its 200-ish hp engine won’t break records, but it’s still a blast to drive. Review on 95octane.
Instead of hiring a welder to fix his car, Instructables member Mr-Mash thought he’d do the welding himself. The problem is, he didn’t know how to weld. To teach himself, he picked up a book and made a bicycle with car wheels. He says the end result is not that hard to ride.
While we’re not big fans of its awkward styling, we have to hand it to the guys at Faraday Future for going balls-out against Tesla by building a 1050 hp family car that can go 0-to-60 in just 2.39 seconds, with a 378-mile driving range, and an array of autonomous driving features.
Mansory takes the already badass G-Wagen and takes it to the next level with a carbon fiber widebody kit with fender flares, door skins, and front and rear bumpers. Cough up enough dough, and they’ll fit the interior with luxurious diamond-quilted leather and carbon fiber trim.
Eric Harrell used his 3D printer to render an accurate, fully-functional scale model of the LS3 V8 engine from a Chevrolet Camaro. It took him over 200 hours to print the finished model. If you’ve got the time, the printer, and the filament, grab the plans from Thingiverse.
Want to change the color of your car without damaging the paint job? A vinyl wrap is the way to go. Here, we see an ordinary Volkswagen Golf transformed from factory blue to a cool metallic matte finish, courtesy of the car artists at Lithuanian wrap shop Autoapklijavimas.
LEGO Ideas member Chiho Kim’s proposal for a kit based on the iconic off-roader. The model even comes with a net to secure things at the back as well as emergency cones. Chiho has since updated the model with larger tires, a light bar, fog lamps and a winch.
Death Machines of London bursts onto the scene with one hell of a debut. This overhauled 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk. II has warning lights and a main switch from a Merlin Spitfire, custom front fairing and tank, and a delugged frame that houses all the electronics.
The latest Lambo V12 monster sees big upgrades to its aerodynamics and suspension, and most notably the addition of 4-wheel steering. Its dozen cylinders pump out 740 horses, launching the yellow beast to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of 217 mph.
You might have to travel back in time to 1992 to find a parody of Quantum Leap relevant, but that takes nothing away from Tanner Foust’s mad drifting skills, the insane exhaust notes, and lung-filling dose of tire smoke and dust you’re in store for in the next six minutes.