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Car vs Detonators

Car vs Detonators

The Beyond the Press channel covered an old beater with 70 blasting caps, then detonated them remotely. With the help of their Matrix-style ring Chronos 1.4 cameras, they recorded the sparkly light show in 360º slow-motion. For safety purposes, they couldn’t load the car with explosives, but it’s still fun to watch.

Infinity LED Tail Lights

Infinity LED Tail Lights

We’re not sure if they’re street legal, but we think every car should have taillights like the ones on this 1991 Nissan Skyline GTS-4. Steve Molans of Skeptik Innovations built these custom lights which use RGB LEDs and mirrors to create an infinite effect and can change colors. They still work as normal brake lights and turn indicators.

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LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler

LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler

Celebrate your love for off-roading with this LEGO Technic model of the 2-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4. The 665-piece kit includes details like front steering, articulated suspension, fold-down rear seats, and a hood and doors that can open. Naturally, it’s got a spare tire on the back in case you catch a flat. Drops 1.1.2021.

2021 Audi R8 Panther Edition

2021 Audi R8 Panther Edition

Audi will make just 30 of the R8 Panther. The RWD R8 coupe features sexy Panther Black crystal paint, 20″ double-spoke black and red rims, racing seats with Crimson red Nappa leather, Alcantara trim, and plenty of carbon fiber. Rocking a 532hp 5.2L V10, it launches from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 sec. with a top speed of 201 mph.

Volkswagen Bus Desk Organizer

Volkswagen Bus Desk Organizer

Show your love for the classic VW microbus with this cast metal organizer from Troika. It’s based on the 1962 VW T1 Samba Bus, and offers storage for paperclips, business cards, pens, and other small office supplies. Its top works as a magnetic paperclip holder, and its pull-back friction mechanism lets it roll across your desktop.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Jaguar’s potent SUV is faster than ever. Its 550 hp supercharged V8 gets a torque boost to 516 lb-ft, launching it from 0-to-60 mph in just 3.8 sec. Aerodynamics, braking, suspension, and steering have all seen refinements, and the interior is all-new, with luxurious materials, an 11.4″ curved glass touchscreen, and a new gear shifter.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Making a Legend

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Making a Legend

Rolls-Royce makes the most elegant cars in the world. Authors Simon Van Booy and Harvey Briggs and photographer Mariona Vilarós take an insider’s tour of the factory where each Rolls is built by hand. The 296-page book incorporates elements of the UK automaker’s heritage, including vintage design sketches and assembly line photos.

Making an All-Terrain Skateboard

Making an All-Terrain Skateboard

Maker Ivan Miranda’s electric off-road vehicle is built more like a tank than a skateboard, riding on motorized, 3D-printed tracks instead of wheels. The drivetrain engineering is impressive, but is it powerful enough to climb a hill while he’s riding on it?

Driven: 2021 Genesis G80 3.5T

Driven: 2021 Genesis G80 3.5T

Luxury automaker Genesis continues to step up their game with the 2021 G80. Their mid-size executive sedan is new from top to bottom, with even more sophisticated styling, top-notch materials, powerful drivetrains, deluxe materials, and tech for days. This elegant and comfy ride made us feel like royalty behind the wheel.

Win the Ultimate WWII Tank Experience

Win the Ultimate WWII Tank Experience

The American Heritage Museum is giving away a 2-day adventure where one lucky entrant and a friend will drive three authentic tanks at their Hudson, MA facility. In addition to driving the M24 Chaffee, M4A3 Sherman, and M26 Pershing, they’ll tour the collection of over 95 tanks, military vehicles, and rare artifacts.

Electric DeLorean

Electric DeLorean

The DeLorean DMC-12 is best known as the time-traveling car in the Back to the Future movies. While the real DeLorean could eventually hit 88mph, it didn’t exactly do it quickly with its 130 hp V6. Electric Future checks out a modded DMC-12 that can zoom from 0-to-60 in about 5 seconds thanks to parts from a Nissan Leaf.

Making Aston Martin Badges

Making Aston Martin Badges

You’d think that creating a badge for a car would be no big deal, but in the case of UK luxury automaker Aston Martin, every little detail matters. Car fanatic Mr JWW visited Vaughton’s, the factory where they meticulously create each badge, and got to help make a custom badge for his special-edition DBX Q SUV.

Elation Hypercars Freedom

Elation Hypercars Freedom

NoCal’s Elation Hypercars is showing off its $2 million electric sports car. The Elation Freedom is slated to produce 1414 hp via its three liquid-cooled motors – or 1903 hp for buyers who opt for a fourth drive unit. It also features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, which should help offset the weight of its 100kWh or 120kWh battery.

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MotoGP Close Call

MotoGP Close Call

During the 2020 Portuguese MotoGP race, championship rider Aron Canet had a crazy close call that could have ended up much worse. Not only did he fall off of his bike at speed, but he also slid down the track for what seemed like forever, and narrowly avoided being run over by multiple racers. This guy should play the lottery.

Carving a Ford Ranger Raptor

Carving a Ford Ranger Raptor

We may not have the Ranger Raptor here in the U.S. yet, so we’ll have to enjoy Ford’s the mid-size off-road truck from afar for now. It looks particularly great carved out of wood, as Woodworking Art shows off his impressive vehicle modeling skills yet again. We love how he incorporated the working suspension and steering.

Win a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

Win a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

Fill your garage with two amazing vehicles. This giveaway includes both a limited-run Ford Mustang GT500, and a Shelby F-150 pickup, both rocking supercharged V8 engines. The duo is valued at over $200,000. One lucky entrant will win both while helping to support charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries.

F-150 Max Recline Seats

F-150 Max Recline Seats

For the 2021 model year and beyond, the Ford F-150 will offer an option that allows for the front seats to lie almost completely flat. Designed like the comfy seats in a First Class airplane cabin, they let the driver and passenger catch a nap between job sites or when arriving too late to set up a campsite.

Ferrari SF90 Spider

Ferrari SF90 Spider

Following in the footsteps of the SF90 Stradale, the convertible version of Ferrari’s spectacular hybrid supercar has the same 4.0L twin-turbo V8, along with three electric motors. Combined output is rated at 986 hp, and it can zoom to 62 mph in just 2.5 sec., while 124 mph arrives in just 7.0 sec.

Win a Loaded 2020 Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X combines the space of a crossover with the power of a sports car – especially when it’s been tricked out in Performance trim with Ludicrous mode. One lucky entrant will win this car, while helping to support veterans’ and children’s charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries for a limited time.

Diesel Dyno Disaster

Diesel Dyno Disaster

Because we can never get enough explosions around here, sit back and enjoy the fiery destruction as this tricked-out diesel truck experiences a catastrophic failure on the dynamometer, the likes of which we’ve not seen before. Thankfully nobody was injured in the big kaboom.

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Rezvani Hercules 6×6

Rezvani Hercules 6×6

Rezvani’s monster off-road truck has three axles, and can be spec’d out with up to a 1300 hp 7.0L supercharged V8. It measures a whopping 244″ long, 84.4″ wide, and 79″ tall, and can be equipped with a 3.0″ FOX performance suspension. It also can be outfitted with military-grade bulletproof armor protection along with night vision.

Race Motion: Baja

Race Motion: Baja

The Martelli Brothers and Mad Media offer up a different take on off-road racing videos, contrasting the quiet and serene setting of Baja, Mexico with the high horsepower action of trophy trucks, buggies, motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs as they tear across the desert, catching air and throwing dirt everywhere.

Hydro Dipping a Whole Car

Hydro Dipping a Whole Car

(PG-13: Language) Hydro-dipping is the process of adhering a film to the surface of an object by floating it in a bath of water and adding an activation agent. We’ve seen it done to shoes, guitars, and helmets, but the guys at Russia’s Garage 54 tried to dip an entire car. Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can go very wrong.

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

Hyundai’s very nice Sonata sedan gets a big performance boost. The N Line packs a 2.5-liter turbo-4 that makes 290 hp and 311 lb-ft. of torque, an 8-speed “wet” DCT, a sport-tuned suspension, and performance brakes. It also has stiffer engine and transmission mounts, and “N” sport seats with Nappa leather and suede inserts.

2022 Volkswagen Golf R

2022 Volkswagen Golf R

VW updates its zippy hot hatch with a power bump to 315 hp and 310 lb-ft. of torque. The 8th-gen Golf R can now hit 62 mph in just 4.7 sec, and has a new torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system that can distribute power independently to either rear wheel, improving its already stellar cornering abilities.

KleinVision Flying Car

KleinVision Flying Car

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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