Awesome Rides

The Endobike

The Endobike

Make It Extreme has built some pretty rad vehicles, but their Endobike prototype looks sketchier than most, seating its rider in a low position between its large front wheel and two smaller back wheels. It has no steering wheel, and instead steers by leaning. One commenter called it the “Faceplant Machine.”

Cardboard G-Wagon

Cardboard G-Wagon

Normally, if you want a Mercedes-AMG G63, you’re looking at a six-figure price tag. Not so if you’re King of Crafts, who fabricated a drivable replica of the rugged G-Wagon out of cardboard. It rides on a homemade steel tube frame and can hit speeds up to 25 mph. It’s even amphibious… sorta.

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2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

The most powerful Porsche SUV has a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that makes 632 hp and 623 lb-ft. of torque. Combined with a modified 8-speed transmission and traction management system, it zooms from 0-to-62mph in 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 186 mph, while carrying your family and cargo in style and comfort.

Rivian R1T Camp Kitchen

Rivian R1T Camp Kitchen

One of the cooler options coming to the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck is the integrated mobile kitchen. It slides out of the side of the truck and includes a pair of induction burners, a sink, 5 gallons of water storage, and storage for cooking and serving accessories. Volter Media posted a demo of a late-stage prototype.

Cleaning a Porsche with Dry Ice

Cleaning a Porsche with Dry Ice

When there’s caked-on dirt and grime on the underside of a car, it can be difficult to get it all off. I Am Detailing shows off an awesome cleaning technology that blasts surfaces with dry ice pellets to remove dirt instantly without the abrasiveness of other cleaning methods. Their subject: a gorgeous green 1971 Porsche 911T.

Win a Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 UTV

UTV Underground teamed up with Dream Giveaway to offer this kick-ass Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000. This side-by-side UTV rocks 2.5″ Fox shocks, 31″ tires on beadlock rims, and offers insane wheel travel and ground clearance. The prize includes an Aluma utility trailer for towing your new ride. Awesomer readers earn double entries.

Ferrari 296 GTB

Ferrari 296 GTB

The sleek and powerful Ferrari 296 GTB features a hybrid rear-wheel drivetrain that produces 819 hp combined. It’s driven by a turbocharged V6 and motor unit which can launch the car from 0-to-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, towards a top speed of 205 mph. It also has a plug-in mode, which provides up to 15 miles of pure-electric driving.

2022 Infiniti QX60

2022 Infiniti QX60

The new QX60 is a complete redesign of the family-friendly three-row SUV. It has more room for its seven passengers, a hands-free liftgate, and one-button 2nd-row seats that pop forward for easy 3rd-row access. The gorgeous Autograph edition offers quilted semi-aniline leather, open-pore wood trim, Bose audio, and more.

Hubless Chain-drive Bicycle

Hubless Chain-drive Bicycle

The Q has built more than their share of unusual bicycles over the years. But unlike their earlier approach to making wheel spokes disappear, this time they actually built a working hubless bike. The trick is that it redirects the chain to the outer edge of the wheel instead of its center.

Classic Truck Carries Classic Cars

Classic Truck Carries Classic Cars

While visiting a classic car show in Nebraska, Tim from Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk came across the most appropriate method of transporting collectible show cars. What he saw was this restomodded 1947 Ford COE Semi carrying some sweet hot rods and vintage wheels, and snagged an interview with its owners.

Boat or Car?

Boat or Car?

Driving your sports car into a lake is a very bad idea – unless it’s actually a boat that looks like a car. A group of three friends in Egypt came up with the idea of these custom-made powerboats which look just like convertible sports cars. Sadly, they’re not amphibious, so they only work on water, but they still look awesome.

Hamyak ATV

Hamyak ATV

Engineer Eduard Luzyanin created this wild ride that combines a motorcycle and a tank. The Hamyak is a single-seat vehicle that’s propelled by a rolling track. It can reach speeds of 27mph, though, without suspension or steering, you’re probably going to want to go slower. EXROADmedia has video footage of this oddity in action.

Driven: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited 392

Driven: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited 392

After driving Jeep’s plug-in-hybrid Wrangler 4xe, we spent a week with a high-torque Wrangler of a very different flavor. The 392 model packs a 6.4L HEMI V8 that makes 470 hp and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The Rubicon Unlimited trim means it’s fully kitted out for off-roading. It’s got an awesome exhaust note too.

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Bicycle-powered Car

Bicycle-powered Car

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a car that ran on pedal power. But Life OD’s bike-powered Honda is among the silliest car mods we’ve ever seen. This ridiculous ride had its engine ripped out and replaced with a bicycle built for two cantilevered out of the hood. We’re gonna go out on a limb and guess it’s not street-legal.

Carving a Lexus GX 460

Carving a Lexus GX 460

Woodworking Art continues to impress us with their hand-carved models of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Their latest sculpture is a detailed version of the luxurious, yet highly-capable Lexus GX 460. The part where they carved out the cabin was immensely satisfying, as was lathing the tires and carving the wheel rim pattern.

Win a 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

Help support charities when you enter to win this Python Green Porsche Cayman 718. It packs a 4.0L flat-6 engine with 414 hp, a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and lots of upgrades, like adaptive sport seats in Race-Tex and leather, carbon fiber interior trim, LED headlights, BOSE audio and more. Awesomer readers earn double entries.

Bigfoot Fat-Tire Bike

Bigfoot Fat-Tire Bike

The wider the tires on your bike, the more traction you’ll get on loose terrain like sand, mud, or gravel. But there are fat-tire bikes, and then there’s BigWR’s Bigfoot bike, which he rigged with the wheels and tires from an off-road truck. We’re guessing it requires quite a bit of leg strength to keep those wheels turning.

Ringbrothers 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer

Ringbrothers 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer

Ringbrothers built this incredible restomod of Chevy’s classic Blazer SUV. This K5 model has a beastly LS3 6.2L V8 that makes 430 hp, a carbon fiber hood, Flowmaster exhaust, 18″ HRE wheels wrapped in 33″ General Grabber tires, Warn locking hubs, and a custom leather interior. The vehicle is currently being given away on Omaze.

Win a Dodge Charger Hellcat + Durango Hellcat

How’d you like over 1500 hp in your garage? One very lucky winner will win BOTH a 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye and a 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat. This dynamic duo of supercharged muscle car and SUV are both fully loaded, and ready to roar. Entries help support veterans and kids charities, and Awesomer readers earn 2x entries.

Overpowering an Electric Skateboard

Overpowering an Electric Skateboard

The team at Hacksmith Industries specializes in over-the-top builds. In this video, mechanical engineer Jeff got his hands on an off-road capable electric skateboard and upgraded its motors, battery pack, and circuitry to produce way more power than most people would feel comfortable with beneath their feet.

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Maxing Out Car Weight Reduction

Maxing Out Car Weight Reduction

Reducing weight is one most important things you can do when it comes to performance cars. Automotive enthusiast ChrisFix wanted to see just how much weight could be stripped out of his BMW E46 3-series in preparation for track usage. He also tested the impact of the weight loss on acceleration and braking.

Lifting a Lada

Lifting a Lada

We didn’t have the patience to wait for the English translation of this Garage 54 video, because it’s too ridiculous to pass up. Stick around and you’ll see them replace the chassis of their see-through Lada with a wonky homemade platform and tall springs that lift the car’s body about 3 feet off the ground. Body roll, anyone?

2022 Ford Maverick

2022 Ford Maverick

Ford’s compact pickup has seating for five, a standard hybrid drivetrain, and starts under $20K. It has an easy-access bed with a versatile carrying and tie-down system, storage under the back seat, and can tow up to 4,000 pounds with the upgraded EcoBoost engine. It’s built on the same platform as the Bronco Sport and Escape.

Making an Electric Fat Tire Scooter

Making an Electric Fat Tire Scooter

Electric scooters usually have tiny wheels, which makes them agile but not exactly grippy. The Q’s oversize scooter has a bit more contact patch thanks to its Formula One wheels, wrapped in slick Pirelli P-Zero tires. It’s powered by a 25kw brushless electric motor and has a battery pack under its riding deck.

A Hot Lap in the Lexus IS 500

A Hot Lap in the Lexus IS 500

We were fortunate to be among the first to take a ride in the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance. Pro race driver Townsend Bell gave us a speedy tour of Texas’ Eagles Canyon Raceway, sliding deftly through the corners in the 472 hp V8-powered RWD sports sedan. The exhaust note sounds fantastic on this thing too.

Bussink AMG GT R Speedlegend

Bussink AMG GT R Speedlegend

The folks at tuning outfit Bussink will massage your already rare Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster into a roofless racer, while chopping 220 pounds from its weight. You’ll need to wear a helmet while you enjoy this windshield-less 2-seater which has an F1-like protective “halo” and a 4.0L bi-turbo V8 tuned to make 850 horsepower.

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