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Porsche Factory Time-Lapse

Porsche Factory Time-Lapse

Porsche takes us inside of one of its factories to see how they create a bespoke 911 GT3 from their Exclusive Manufaktur division. It takes two days to build a car from start to finish, with 1500 workers touching each vehicle along the way. This particular specimen is finished in a gorgeous Gold Bronze Metallic paint.

V8 Engine Barstool

V8 Engine Barstool

This insane vehicle is basically a ride-on V8 engine. Created by the guys behind Boss Hoss Motorcycles, the Hoss Fly Barstool is powered by a 9.37-liter Chevy big-block V8 that makes 621 horsepower. You can build your own from a kit, or you can buy this one at Mecum’s 2022 Houston auction, which runs from 3.31 to 4.2.2022.

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EINS Mid-Drive BMX E-Bike

EINS Mid-Drive BMX E-Bike

The EINS is a sleek Chromoly BMX bike with an electric drivetrain. Its powerful 250-watt mid-drive motor is like those found on electric mountain bikes, offering speeds up to 28mph and up to 70 lb-ft. of torque. Its rechargeable battery pack provides up to 31 miles of electric range and hides inside its saddle for external charging.

V8 Engine Block Pen Holder

V8 Engine Block Pen Holder

Mechanical engineer Grant Takara created the perfect desk accessory for gearheads. This CNC-machined aluminum V8 engine block looks just like the real deal, except it’s designed to hold pens or pencils instead of pistons.

Train Changes Gauges

Train Changes Gauges

You might not know it, but depending on the location, trains might roll on different gauges of tracks. That normally means railroad engines and cars can only roll on compatible width tracks. But this ingenious rail car has an undercarriage that automatically adjusts its width to adapt between 1-meter-wide and 1.43-meter-wide tracks in Switzerland.

Dark Horse 6×6 Bronco

Dark Horse 6×6 Bronco

If a factory Ford Bronco isn’t enough for you, Apocalypse Manufacturing can set you up with an custom truck based on Ford’s hard-to-acquire off-roader. This insane mod adds a third axle, a truck bed, a 4-inch lift, custom wheels, 37″ all-terrain tires, and more. The first one hits the auction block 4.9.22 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach.

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.

Steam-powered Tricycle

Steam-powered Tricycle

Most bikes and trikes are driven by human power. But Professor Pardal Brasil created a tricycle that runs on steam power. It’s operated by burning wood to heat the water inside an oil drum, which pushes a piston that drives the rear wheels. It’s ridiculously loud and not very fast, but we still love it. It also doubles as a smoker.

Making a Driveable 3D Printed Tank

Making a Driveable 3D Printed Tank

Ivan Miranda built himself a massive 3D printer, so what better to use it for but to make a 3D-printed tank that’s big enough to sit inside of and drive? He’s been working on the tank for some time but only recently added the seat and control pedals. He plans on adding a turret and a cannon soon.

2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz

2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz

The VW bus is back, only this time it’s an EV. The compact, 5-passenger ID. Buzz will have a 150kW motor and a 77 kWh battery, charging from 5% to 80% in 30 minutes. It offers car-like aerodynamics and will come in a cargo version as well. Coming to Europe in fall 2022 and the US in 2023 with a 3-row option.

100-Cylinder LEGO Car

100-Cylinder LEGO Car

Most cars have a 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder engine. Even a $3 Million Bugatti tops out at 16 cylinders. But this LEGO vehicle has an insane 100-cylinder powertrain. Brick Experiment Channel built this monster which is so long that it needs a 10-point turn to turn a corner. Fortunately, there is a fix – stacking the engine vertically.

Lamborghini Jumpacan

Lamborghini Jumpacan

This insane vehicle started life as a Lamborghini Huracan, but now has an off-road suspension and an LS engine swap. B is for Build and the car’s owner Chris Steinbacher teamed up with Mint 400 and Mad Media head honcho Matt Martelli for a look at the car as it took to the desert for initial shakedown testing.

Bugatti Chiron Blue Sapphire Crystal Watch

Bugatti Chiron Blue Sapphire Crystal Watch

Artisan watchmaker Jacob & Co created this incredible timepiece inspired by the W16 engine in the Bugatti Chiron. It has a working model of the 16-cylinder engine, powered by a 51-jewel movement. The one-of-a-kind watch has 578 hand-assembled parts, and cost $1.5 million, roughly half the price of the ultra-luxe supercar.

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The New Batmobile Up Close

The New Batmobile Up Close

With every Batman reboot, we look forward to a new Batmobile. The Dark Knight’s ride in Matt Reeves’ The Batman is as mean as they come. Car Throttle got up close with one of the cars used on-screen. The extreme muscle car has an insanely wide body, a 700 hp turbo V8 engine, all-wheel drive, and is built like a freaking tank.

Recycled Skateboard Bike

Recycled Skateboard Bike

Ben Paik of Woby Designs makes furniture and other objects by recycling skateboard decks. This time, he made something more complicated – a bicycle. The process involved stacking and laminating decks, then routing, sanding, and finishing the frame. We appreciate how he shared and explained his mistakes along the way.

Propeller Snow Trike

Propeller Snow Trike

Maker Peter Sripol adds to his collection of homebrew vehicles with the creation of a custom bicycle that can glide across snow, and is pushed along by a propeller. He and his brother first stabilized the bike frame by turning it into a trike, then added a trio of snowboards and a paramotor engine.

The World’s Cheapest New Car

The World’s Cheapest New Car

Ordering a new car off of wholesaling site Alibaba.com seems like a sketchy idea, and that’s exactly why Jalopnik did it. In this series of clips, editor Jason Torchinsky unboxes it, takes us for a test drive, and explains the engineering of Chang Li’s tiny electric four-seater, which sells for about $930 ($1200 with the batteries).

The Reincarnated DeLorean DMC-12

The Reincarnated DeLorean DMC-12

One of the most legendary sports cars of all time will soon take a trip back to the future. The DeLorean Motor Company is gearing up to reintroduce the iconic DMC-12, the legendary stainless steel, gull-winged coupe that captivated the ‘80s. This time, it will be all-electric with a 300-mile driving range.

Seabreacher POV

Seabreacher POV

The Seabreacher is a single-person sea craft that can momentarily dip beneath the surface of the water. This POV footage by Jason Prado gives you a sense of what it’s like to ride inside one. It looks like a lot of fun, though it’s unfortunate that it can’t stay submerged for longer.

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor

The Ranger Raptor is coming to the US and Europe, rocking a twin-turbo V6 making 392 hp and 430 lb-ft. torque stateside or 284 hp and 362 lb-ft. in Europe. Both are mated with a 10-speed automatic. It has FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks, an active exhaust system, and is ready to conquer all terrain with power and confidence.

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The Beast Jet Kart

The Beast Jet Kart

Bob “Rocketman” Maddox shows off his totally insane go-kart that’s powered by three valveless jet pulsejet engines. It runs on propane and diesel fuel and has a top speed of 60 mph. It’s so loud through our speakers we can only imagine what it sounds like sitting in the driver’s seat.

What Really Happened on Pimp My Ride

What Really Happened on Pimp My Ride

Most of us know that you can’t believe everything you see on so-called “reality” TV shows. Weird History delves into the many ways in which the producers of the MTV hit series Pimp My Ride coached contestants, changed their stories, cheaped out on car mods, and manipulated outcomes to make the show more exciting.

Building a Ford GT40 Replica

Building a Ford GT40 Replica

Over the course of four years Benjamin Workshop created his dream car – a working replica of Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT40 race car. He’s posted numerous videos of the design, engineering, and build process, and now he’s condensed that all down to a 17-minute time-lapse. The finished car is truly a work of art.

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept

Autonomous luxury with zero emissions and zero crashes sums up Cadillac’s third Halo Concept vehicle. The slick, two-passenger EV sports a range of self-driving and connected tech. The use of biometric input, AI machine learning, and GM’s Ultifi software redefines how passengers cruise in its serene cabin.

Driven: 2022 Grand Wagoneer Obsidian

Driven: 2022 Grand Wagoneer Obsidian

One of the first vehicles from Jeep’s luxury Wagoneer brand is impressive, and the tricked-out Obsidian trim packs even more luxury atop its substance, power, and tech. With seating for 7 or 8 adults, high-end materials, and more screens than we’ve seen in any vehicle, the Grand Wagoneer is basically a living room on wheels.

Machine Dismantles a Car

Machine Dismantles a Car

Once a car is no longer drivable, it heads to the junkyard. But before it ends up on the scrap heap, machines like the Powerhand VRS are used to rip apart the car to separate materials, maximizing recyclability of components. It looks like a great way to work out aggression too.

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