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3D Drawing a Life-size Smart Car

3D Drawing a Life-size Smart Car

We’ve seen some pretty neat stuff created with those 3D drawing pens, but never anything on the scale of what The Q made. After building a skinny metal frame for structure, he painstakingly created the body panels, windows, and wheels for a life-size model of a Smart ForTwo city car. Here are parts one and two.

InMotion V11 Electric Unicycle

InMotion V11 Electric Unicycle

This one-wheeled electric vehicle not only can ride over city streets but can handle rugged, off-road terrain. It has an air-spring suspension system with 3.3″ of vertical travel and an 18″x3″ tire for absorbing shocks. Its 2200W motor can hit speeds of 30 mph or more, and can climb angles up to 35 degrees.

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McLaren Artura

McLaren Artura

Building on their racing and road car experience, McLaren’s Artura is a supercar with a hybrid powertrain. It’s built on a carbon fiber architecture and weighs just 3303 lb. Its twin-turbo V6 and electric motor make 671 hp, launching the car from 0-to-62 mph in 3.0 sec and 0-to-124 mph in 8.3 sec, towards a top speed of 205 mph.

How EV Motors Are Made

How EV Motors Are Made

Manufacturing motors for EVs and hybrids is a very different process from making conventional engines. In this video, you’ll go inside the factory where Audi produces its EV motors, and robots and humans work in concert to transform metal, plastic, and coils of copper wire into a modern and powerful mode of propulsion.

Overpowering a $300 Pocket Bike

Overpowering a $300 Pocket Bike

Grind Hard Plumbing Co. are known for their over-the-top rebuilds of toys like the Power Wheels Jeep and Barbie Power Wheels Mustang. More recently, they took one of those cheap pocket bikes you can buy on Amazon, increased its power by 10x, turned it into a snow bike, and finally, gave it a mountain bike suspension.

Saw Blade Bicycle on Ice

Saw Blade Bicycle on Ice

We already know that using saw blades as wheels can provide traction on ice. With this in mind, The Q replaced the wheels on his bicycle with gigantic circular saw blades, then took it for a little spin on a frozen lake. We know it looks cool, but it seems like this could end very badly.

West Coast Customs Floating Rolls-Royce Wraith

West Coast Customs Floating Rolls-Royce Wraith

Every Rolls-Royce is, in fact, custom, but Justin Bieber’s “floating” Rolls takes customizing to the extreme. West Coast Customs turned Bieber’s 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith into a nod to Rolls’ 103EX Vision 100 concept car, adding a custom audio system in the trunk to compliment the reimagined interior. Flashy? Yep. Classy? Jury’s out.

Indian Motorcycle 2022 Chief

Indian Motorcycle 2022 Chief

For its 100th anniversary, the Indian Motorcycle 2022 Chief has undergone a headlight-to-tailpipe redesign, blending old and new in six models with the powerful 116 cubic-inch Thunderstroke 111 motor. It’s a true road warrior, producing 108 ft-lb. of torque in all six gears, and aesthetics as only Indian can deliver.

Audi RS e-tron GT

Audi RS e-tron GT
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Sharing underpinnings from the Porsche Taycan, Audi’s performance EV produces 637 hp and 612 lb-ft. of torque, launching the AWD sportback sedan from 0-to-60 in just 3.1 seconds. The RS also has a lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof, matrix LED headlights, 20-inch sport wheels, and an upgraded interior.

Morris Models Engine Kits

Morris Models Engine Kits

Morris Models makes mechanical wooden models inspired by engines. They show how crankshafts, pistons, and other parts work in sequence to generate propulsion. They come in 7-cylinder, V-Twin, lawnmower, opposed aircraft, and Wankel rotary variants. They also make a model of a repeating weapon known as a Chu-Ko-Nu.

SpeedKore Dodge Charger Hellraiser

SpeedKore Dodge Charger Hellraiser

The expert car builders at SpeedKore bestowed this murdered-out 1970 Dodge Charger with more power than a Charger SRT Hellcat. It packs a 7.0L Hellephant 426 Hemi that makes 1000 hp and 950 lb-ft. of torque. Despite its retro looks, it has carbon fiber body panels, and its chassis has an integrated 14-point roll cage.

Cadillac: Edgar Scissorhands

Cadillac: Edgar Scissorhands

To promote their LYRIQ EV during Super Bowl LV, Cadillac remembers Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands. Timothée Chalamet plays Edward’s son, who also has scissors for hands, and is pleased to find that the new Caddy has a hands-free driving mode. Winona Ryder reprises her role as Edgar’s mom Kim Boggs.

Win an 800+HP Ford Mustang Shelby GT500SE

Enter to win this special car and support Cruise for a Cause and their fight against cancer. The Shelby GT500SE has the carbon fiber track pack and tech package, along with pulley and cooling upgrades to make more than 800 hp. This 1-of-1 “HOPE Edition” will come in deep Antimatter Blue metallic. Readers earn bonus entries.

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Giant LEGO Go-Kart

Giant LEGO Go-Kart

Matt Denton of Mantis Hacks has been working on a LEGO-inspired go-kart made with larger than life 3D-printed plastic bricks. After countless hours on the project, he’s ready to take his creation for a test drive. You can check out the full series of build videos here.

Driven: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Driven: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford shook things up when they revealed they were making an electric crossover and calling it a Mustang. While it’s not a muscle car, the Mustang Mach-E is a most definitely a performance vehicle. We spent a week with the Premium AWD variant and were duly impressed with its power, handling, technology, and comfort.

2022 Nissan Frontier

2022 Nissan Frontier

After 17 years, Nissan’s garage-sized Frontier pickup has been redesigned with a bold new look. It packs a new 310 hp 3.8L V6 and 9-speed gearbox. The interior has a clean new look, and a much-needed technology overhaul. PRO-X and PRO-4X models get upgraded Bilstein shocks, skid plates, and 17″ off-road wheels.

How Dragster Tires Work

How Dragster Tires Work

Top fuel dragsters can accelerate from 0 to 335 mph in 3.6 seconds. While sheer horsepower is part of the equation, their massive rear tires are just as critical. Driver61 explains why dragster tires are designed the way they are and the physics that help them grip like mad and launch cars down the drag strip like a rocket.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

The redesigned F-150 Raptor is even more off-road capable. With a new five-link rear suspension, it has up to 15″ of wheel travel, next-gen active FOX shocks, a new active exhaust, and up to 37″ tires for high-speed desert travel. It has an upgraded 3.5L EcoBoost V6, a 10-speed automatic, and a 36-gal tank for 500+ miles between fill-ups.

Ditching Supercars in the Desert

Ditching Supercars in the Desert

Dubai is known for its uber-rich residents and their extravagant oil-fueled lifestyles. But in recent years, some of their supercars have started to turn up stranded in the desert. Donut Media digs into this wild story of wealth and excess gone insane, who’s abandoned these cars, and how you might be able to buy one.

True North Jeep Wrangler

True North Jeep Wrangler

This custom 4-door Jeep Wrangler features a sturdy hardtop with mini windows and a roof rack that remind us more than a little of a classic Land Rover Defender. It also has painted steel wheels, limb riser wires, quad door steps, and a winch. The 4×4 can be equipped with 3.6L V6, 3.0L turbo diesel, or a 392ci V8 engine.

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Making a Chocolate Motorcycle

Making a Chocolate Motorcycle

Expert pastry chef Amaury Guichon shows off the creation of an absolutely amazing work of candy art. We watched in awe as he sculpted and airbrushed chocolate to build his edible motorcycle sculpture, complete with a detailed engine, a curly coil spring, intricate wheel spokes, and an amazing sugar glass headlight.

2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing

2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing

Cadillac’s Blackwing sedans are all about performance. The CT5-V Blackwing has a supercharged 6.2L V8 that makes 668 hp and goes 0-60 in 3.7 seconds, while the CT4-V Blackwing has a 3.6L twin-turbo V6 with 472 hp and a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds. Gearheads will love that both come standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Power Wheels Jeep Gets Snow Tracks

Power Wheels Jeep Gets Snow Tracks

Grind Hard Plumbing Co. continues to upgrade and retrofit their insane 100hp Power Wheels Jeep. For extra winter fun, they swapped out its tires and replaced them with Camso UTV tracks that can tear through snow like it’s nothing. Though they don’t seem to be the most durable things.

The Hellcat Buggy

The Hellcat Buggy

If you’re going to drive a high horsepower muscle car like a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you usually want to have some nice fat tires to maximize grip. So the very idea of a Hellcat riding on horse-and-buggy wheels seems ludicrous. But this is the internet – and where there’s a will, there’s a way, as WhistlinDiesel demonstrates.

Jet-powered Snowboard 2.0

Jet-powered Snowboard 2.0

Now that Hacksmith Industries is done playing around with their jet-powered canoe, they’re ready for something better suited to winter sports. Rather than start from scratch, they swiped one of the jet engines from the boat and attached it to the rear end of a snowboard. If the idea seems familiar, it’s because it’s a remake.

Mudd-Ox Fort Mac

Mudd-Ox Fort Mac

This rugged amphibious vehicle uses four hydraulic wheel motors to move its tracks just like a military tank. It can crawl over just about any terrain, through swamps and mud, and is is equipped with heavy duty componentry for longevity. It can also be equipped with a cockpit shell and even an air-conditioned interior.

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