We’ve driven the Lexus LC 500 before, and it’s a truly amazing vehicle. Now, Lexus is showing off a concept version that lets the wind blow through your hair as its powerful V8 launches you down the road in the lap of luxury. Let’s hope Lexus puts it into production just like this.
The idea of a car that can walk might seem ludicrous at first, but Hyundai’s unique concept shows how its omnidirectional wheeled legs could be used to help it maneuver in extreme terrain, such as rubble and rocks, potentially improving rescue efforts in a disaster.
Tesla recently shared this brief time-lapse video shot from the point-of-view of a Model 3 going through the company’s assembly line. The car’s thousands of parts are installed by a combination of human and machine workers. We’d love to see a longer, narrated version.
Land Rover is teasing us with its first images of the new Defender – thinly disguised under camouflage during testing. This time out, the rugged SUV will be coming to the US and Canada, offering off-roaders capability, comfort, and technology like no Defender before it.
Gearheads will go bonkers for this footage from the official Porsche channel, showing off five unusual design studies and prototype sports cars that never saw the light of day, but influenced the design of production models. It’s a rare look inside the minds of Porsche R&D.
Chief Hoonigan Ken Block is back to shred lots more tires. This epic 19 minute video featuring five tricked out vehicles across five locations, including his Focus RS RX, a Fiesta WRC, a Mustang Hoonicorn, an Escort RS Cosworth, and the Hoonitruck, a 914 hp, 1977 Ford F-150.
Waymo, Google’s self-driving car program, has launched a taxi service. Available only in Arizona as of this writing, Waymo One works just like a ride sharing service like Uber, except the “driver” just there in case of emergency, and the car is fully autonomous.
McLaren’s potent yet composed 710 hp road and track beast now offers a variant that can open its top in 11 seconds, letting you feel the breeze from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, and tangling your hair on its way to a face-melting top speed of 212 mph (202 with the top down).
We have some of the world’s worst potholes here in Chicago. To see just what sort of torture such bad roads can subject your car to, Warped Perception took a stripped down Mercedes E-Class and watched how the suspension, tires, and other parts behave in 4K slow motion.
At just over 28 lb, Carbo is the world’s lightest folding electric bicycle. It has a carbon fiber frame, a removable battery integrated into the seat post, hydraulic disc brakes, a 250W motor and removable lights. It lasts up to 40 mi per charge and goes up to 20mph.
The concept version of Audi’s next all-electric car, which will be released in 2021. The e-tron GT Concept’s electric motors make 590 hp, it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5s, and has a top speed of 149 mph. Its range will be roughly 250 mi, and it can charge to 80% in 20 min.
The reTyre One is a modular bicycle tire. In its original state, it’s a slick road tire. When you need a different tire, simply get one of the skins and zip them on reTyre One. There are skins for a variety of conditions, including winter and off-road. Currently exclusive to Europe.
People often use the terms 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive interchangeably, but that’s just wrong. The Team O’Neil Rally School explains how the two types of drivetrains differ. Proper 4x4s might be better at off-roading, but modern AWD systems are typically more versatile.
Startup Rivian aims to produce a pure-electric, AWD truck that can get to 60mph in 3 seconds, and run up to 400 mi with its 180kWh battery pack. The base 105kWh model should go up to 230 mi. The company is taking $1000 deposits for those interested in the $69,000+ truck.