Over the years, there have been many attempts to create a car that could fly, but most of them have failed to go into production. KleinVision hopes to break that streak with their AirCar, a transforming vehicle that recently took its maiden flight, going from driving mode to flying mode with ease.
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Being able to change a car tire is an essential skill that everyone should learn. Stunt driver Terry Grant has figured out how to change a car tire while the car is still in motion. Back in 2010, he set a Guinness World Record for the fastest wheel change on a spinning car, a feat he managed to achieve in 3 minutes, 10 seconds.
Bugatti set their engineers and designers loose to create the most extreme track car concept. The result is this quad-turbo W16 lightweight monster that makes 1824 hp and weighs 2733 lb. Its top speed is “well above” 310 mph. In simulations, it does 0 to 124 mph in just 4.36 sec., 0 to 186 in 7.37 sec., and hits top speed in 33.62 sec.
Jaguar’s compact SUV gets tweaks to its grille and LED headlights with slick double J-blade running lights. Inside, there’s a new 11.4″ curved glass touchscreen, a streamlined center console with a new shifter, and an optional digital rearview mirror. Available in 246 hp and 296 hp mild-hybrid variants with 2.0L turbo engines.
Electric bikes can be great, but their limited range gets in the way of longer rides. The Rocket eBike promises rides up to 100 miles thanks to a big battery pack, efficient motor, and regenerative braking. The bike folds up small so you can toss it in your back seat, has a full suspension, and hits a max speed of 28 mph.
It’s been a minute since we got behind the wheel of a Lexus IS, but we recently got to spend some time with the latest model of the sporty sedan, which offers numerous improvements to its chassis, suspension, and technology. The results are a car that’s more engaging to drive, while still offering plenty of comfort and luxury.
There are a number of great American cars manufactured in Canada. In total, our neighbors to the North produced 2.4 million cars in 2019 alone. But for some reason, Canada no longer has any of its own major car brands. Donut Media digs into this puzzling question and attempts to provide some answers.
To honor first responders who have relied on Broncos for decades, Ford and Filson created a special Bronco Badlands SUV. It’s painted in U.S. Forest Service colors, and packs a rescue skid, fire hose, water tank, and pump. Its seats are made from Filson jacket leather, while its top and cargo divider are made of fireproof ripstop nylon.
Rally races can be incredibly dangerous. They require precise coordination between driver and co-driver to negotiate countless twists and turns along the way. One wrong move and you’re off the course or worse. In the case of this rally in Russia, it seems nobody got this corner radius right. Isn’t this the point of recce before a race?
The Hummer is back and it’s 100% electric. The Edition 1 has three motors, making 1000 hp for a 0-to-60 time of 3.0 seconds. It has 35″ tires, air suspension, underbody armor and cameras, and Super Cruise autonomous driving. Its 4-wheel “CrabWalk” mode and 6″ lift Extract mode can help it get through tricky off-road terrain.
Boldly innovative, the powerful 2021 Escalade is Cadillac’s most impressive luxury SUV yet, thanks to ground-breaking tech and a wealth of surprises. Prestigious perks include the industry’s first curved 38” OLED display, 36-speaker AKG Studio audio, and Enhanced Super Cruise with Lane-change for hands-free highway driving.
The GLS 600 sits at the apex of SUV luxury. Its V8 biturbo engine and 48-volt system can launch it from 0-to-60 mph in 4.8 sec., while its passengers enjoy a refined ride. Creature comforts include Burmester audio, heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats, a cabin fragrance system, and even climate-controlled cupholders.
Actor and sometime janitor Brian Edward Kahrs was looking for a fun way to get around his hometown of Clearwater, Florida. Instead of hopping on a skateboard, bicycle, or scooter, he cobbled together a stupid simple, but effective mode of transportation made from a mop bucket, an umbrella, and a leaf blower.
After receiving countless fan requests, the guys at DipYourCar got the brightest glow-in-the-dark pigments they could find, and covered a Mitsubishi Evo with the phosphorescent agents. They applied numerous coats on top of a peel-off white basecoat, and the finished effect is impressive in a darkened environment.
McLaren’s MSO customization division has created the ultimate motorsport look for its incredible Elva supercar. This very special version of the 804 hp lightweight racer looks incredible in the classic blue and orange Gulf livery that was an icon of 1960 and 1970s McLaren racing.
The Bobby Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee created a truly special centerpiece for their rooftop pool area. The hotel teamed up with the Hemphill Brothers Coach Company to turn an old Greyhound bus into a lounge. The bus features custom hydraulic doors by Schweiss Doors to protect its interior from the elements.
Walton Goggins stars in this mockumentary about a legendary pitchman who helped put the Ford Bronco on the map. Among it’s “facts” are how Ford named the Bronco after the man, who became so popular that he had his own breakfast cereal, action figure, and cologne. The 40-minute film premieres on Hulu on 10.15.2020.
Swiss sports car startup Piëch is showing off the design of its gorgeous GT2 sports coupe. The 2-seater clearly draws inspiration from Jaguar and Aston Martin, but embraces modern electrification tech. Their goal is a 0-to-62 mph time under 3 seconds, a 310-mile driving range, and an 80% charge time under 5 hours.
In 2018, Cadillac built just 162 of the CTS-V Championship Edition sedan. It packs a 640 hp supercharged V8, and looks great in Crystal White with red mirror caps, and a red accented interior. One lucky entrant will win this amazing car, while helping to support charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get double entries for a limited time.
The Bronco Overland Concept is a tricked out 4-door Badlands Edition, equipped with a 7-speed manual, 17″ Fifteen52 wheels, 35″ BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires, a WARN winch, a factory roof rack, a Yakima 2-person tent, and lots of extra RIGID LED lights. In back it packs a fridge, cooking kit, stove, and a cargo management system.
Inventor Colin Furze has been working on his homebrew screwtank for a while now. He already proved how agile it is on various terrain and in the water. Now he’s completed the build, adding an armored cage, along with a fruit-firing canon and a flamethrower at the pilot’s sides.
The prototype of Aston Martin’s topless, V12-powered 2-seater takes to the English countryside as it prepares for more rigorous dynamic testing. Created by the company’s Q division, the sexy 700 hp car pays homage to Aston’s racing traditions. Just 88 will be made, with deliveries starting in 2021. (Thanks Nathan!)
Lexus teamed up with Expedition Overland to create this luxury off-road monster. The LX-based SUV packs a 550 hp supercharged V8, a lifted suspension, an air snorkel, LED trail lighting, and more. The J201 will make its debut at the punishing Rebelle Rally on 10.8.20 with defending champs Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley behind the wheel.
The eFTR Jr. is Indian Motorcycles’ first electric mini-bike for young motorcycle lovers. Paying homage to the FTR750 Flat Track race bike, the eFTR Jr. is powered by a 36v electric motor using a twist-handle throttle. The mini-bike plus protective apparel and accessories are built for riders 8+ and up to 175 pounds.
Developed by the Hyundai N performance division, this pure-electric, rear-wheel drive sports car kicks out an insane 810 horsepower and 708 lb-ft. of torque, and can zoom from 0 to 124 mph in just 9.88 seconds. The motorsport-inspired Veloster N on steroids was designed as a testbed for N’s future vehicle technology.