We love Traxxas’ classic 1979 Bronco, and we’re equally smitten with their latest R/C Ford off-roader, based on the 2021 Bronco Wildtrak. The 1/10-scale 4×4 rides on the rugged TRX-4 chassis, with steel frame rails, aluminum shocks, floor pans, portal axles, a high/low transmission, and is powered by a high-torque brushed motor.
Evolve’s pricey all-terrain electric skateboard features a “chassis” skateboard deck made from forged carbon fiber – the same stuff in jets and supercars. Bluetooth tech remotely controls speed (31 mph max), board diagnostics, and lights for indicators and brakes. Travels up to 43 miles on a single charge.
Inspired by the Defender Works V8 Trophy, Land Rover will make just 220 of the 2022 Defender Trophy Edition. Based on the Defender 110 P400 X-Dynamic SE, it has a special yellow and black wrap, black trim and wheels, air suspension, an 11.4-inch touchscreen, the Cold Climate, Off-road, and Advanced Off-road Capability packs.
Ever wonder just how much a car’s steering system has to deal with while drifting at high speeds? Team Ponydrift Racing Gear shared this under-car POV footage of their 815 hp Rasmus Nissan Silvia S14 powersliding around a race track and steering at insane angles. Here’s another drift car with a similar setup.
Drone pilot Johnny FPV takes us on an exhilirating off-road journey through the King of the Hammers desert in Johnson Valley, California. Throughout this epic one-shot clip, he stays hot on the tails of SxS racing champions Seth Quintero and Mitch Guthrie Jr.
McLaren takes its 765LT coupe and turns it into their most powerful convertible yet. Its 4.0L twin-turbo V8 makes 755 bhp and 590 lb-ft. of torque, launching the car from 0-to-60 in 2.7 sec. The track-focused ride is 176 pounds lighter than a 720S Spider. McLaren will make just 765 of the drop-top longtail, with prices starting at $382,500.
Looking for a unique gift for a car enthusiast? PXLCARS makes one-off pixel art illustrations of vehicles and can turn them into custom acrylic keychains. They just need some good photos of the car, truck, or SUV you’d like illustrated. Keychain packages include a copy of the digital illustration.
Simas1014 of Generic Woodworking likes to make working models of car engines from wood. Here, he shows off an impossibly tiny model of a V8 engine, complete with a working crankshaft, rods, and pistons that move. You’d need to measure this engine’s displacement in milliliters.
Was Tim Burton’s LEGO Batmobile too expensive or complex for you? Celebrate your love for the classic Batman TV show with this easy and wallet-friendly version of Batman and Robin’s 1966 ride. The 345-piece model includes LEGO stud launchers, a hinged trunk for storing ammo, and Batman and Joker Minifigures.
This insane vehicle started life as a Lamborghini Huracan, but now has an off-road suspension and an LS engine swap. B is for Build and the car’s owner Chris Steinbacher teamed up with Mint 400 and Mad Media head honcho Matt Martelli for a look at the car as it took to the desert for initial shakedown testing.
To follow up on the production of LEGO’s 1/8th-scale model of the hybrid electric Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, the toymaker and automaker teamed up to create a life-size version. It took a 15-person team more than 8,600 hours to build the lime green supercar, comprising 400,000 LEGO Technic bricks and weighing over 4800 pounds.
We spent a week behind the wheel of the latest version of the Genesis G70. For 2022, the already stellar luxury sedan has a smooth and sophisticated new look, with a bold shield-shaped grille surrounded by dual-blade LED headlights. The Sport Advanced model we drove looks awesome riding on 19″ black alloy rims.
Porsche customizer Marc Philipp Gemballa designed this gorgeous limited-edition supercar based on the Porsche 911 Turbo. The car rocks a futuristic carbon fiber body, and its flat-six engine makes 750hp. It has off-road tires, a desert-tuned suspension, and Akrapovic exhaust. Does 0-to-62 mph in 2.6 sec, with a top speed of 208 mph.
The MINI Cooper Anniversary Edition will honor the very first MINI built 60 years ago. It’ll be limited globally to 740 units, a reference to the car’s starting number 74 on its first racetrack victory. Offered in 3-door, S 3-door, and John Cooper Works models, they’ll share sporty nods to Formula 1 racer John Cooper.
Motorized wheels aren’t the only way to make a self-propelled skateboard. Integza shows us how he built a 3D-printed water pump to propel a skateboard. After a couple of failed attempts, he was able to get enough water flowing to move the skateboard. It seems to be more effective as a water gun than as a skateboard.
Most people who want a portable gaming PC buy a high-end laptop. Russian builder Yolenzo created a gaming rig on a bicycle. The Exo Giga Bike packs an AORUS Z590I Ultra mobo, an Intel Core i5-11600K CPU, an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, a 2TB SSD, and 32 GB of RAM. They’re gonna need a really long power cord and HDMI cable.
Famed Italian design studio Pininfarina turns its eye towards the future with a sleek and aerodynamic concept car. It would be powered by an electric drivetrain developed by Benteler, and features a flexible seating layout that allows the driver to swivel around for conversation when the vehicle is in autonomous mode.
To celebrate the 2021 British Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen took on a series of British icons. The fun-filled video pits the Honda RB7 agaisnt a double-decker bus, a classic black cab, and even a Supermarine Spitfire airplane. Even with a healthy headstart, the other vehicles had their work cut out for them.
Hyundai’s “hot sedan” is equipped with a 2.0L turbo-4 that makes 276 hp and 289 lb-ft. of torque. Combined with an 8-speed wet-clutch DCT, it zooms from 0-to-62 in 5.3 sec, with a 155 mph top speed. It has an electronic limited-slip diff, adaptive suspension, variable exhaust, performance brakes and tires, and chassis bracing.
Remember the LEGO Volkswagen T1? There’s a new camper van in town, and this one has the iconic pop-up fabric tent. Details include a custom windshield, steering, a sliding door, a surfboard, folding chairs, and 1960s “flower power” stickers.” The 2207-piece model measures 13.5″ l x 5.5″ w x 6″ h. Drops 8.1.2021
The Splatch Transformer is an electric scooter that can handle all kinds of terrain. It has a high-torque rear-wheel motor, dual suspension, fat tires, and dual-wave disc brakes that resist overheating. Its top speed is 24 mph, and it climbs inclines up to 28%. Its design allows for standing, seated, or crouched riding positions.
This red and black 1969 Camaro Super Sport could be yours. One lucky winner will take home this pristine and beautifully-restored Camaro SS350, rocking a 400hp small-block V8 with a 4-speed manual transmission and dual exhaust. Your donations help support charities, and Awesomer readers earn double entries.
Urban mobility blasts into the future with BMW Motorrad USA’s sleek CE 04 electric scooter. Debuting in Q1 2022 for MSRP of $11,795, it features an emissions-free electric drive and clever connectivity solutions. And it’s got oomph with a 42 hp motor, and a max speed of 75 mph for street and highway driving.
(Flashing images) Motorcycles take the spotlight in Paul Bush’s stop-motion short film, which pays tribute to the motorcycle design and culture of the 1950s and 1960s. Bush created the effects by swapping bikes between frames, and featured quite the assortment of motorcycles thanks to Jose Pereira’s Museu das Motas in Portugal.
The Rebel G/T is a sport styling and performance upgrade for Ram’s already excellent 1500 Rebel pickup. The G/T gets a sport hood, a factory-installed Mopar cold-end exhaust and cold-air intake, paddle shifters, metal pedals, G/T bucket seats, and Performance pages. A 5.7-liter V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid assist is standard.