British auto engineering company RML Group specializes in race cars. But they did recently did the opposite of their operations, turning the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan into a street-legal beast. Lovecars spoke with the company for a tour of the conversion.
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Actor Verne Troyer bought himself a present from a charity auction this holiday season – a Tesla Model S. But rather than go for the 6-figure P100D with Ludicrous mode, he went for the right-sized Radio Flyer edition, which maxes out at 6 mph, but is still a proper EV.
Prop maker David Guyton takes a break from making badass prop armor to present his take on a retractable license plate. His DIY solution is made from affordable materials and uses a simple scissor mechanism. You’ll have to figure out how to mount it on your car though.
A track-focused, yet street-legal production car from UK supercar and race specialist McLaren, the Senna rocks a 789hp twin-turbo V8, a carbon fiber structure, a massive wing out back, and a race-focused active suspension. Weighing in at just 2,641 lb, it’s sure to be insanely fast.
The italian exotic car maker’s bonkers crossover SUV. It’s powered by a twin-turbo V8 with 650 hp, has 4-wheel-drive, 4-wheel steering, adaptive air suspension and dampers, and can handle itself both on or off the tarmac. Goes 0-to-62 in 3.6s, with a top speed of 190 mph.
We spent a week behind the wheel of Alfa Romeo’s first crossover SUV, and found a quick, comfortable, and well-behaved ride with good cargo space. With 280 hp and 306 lb-ft. of torque, does 0-to-60 in a competition-beating 5.4 seconds. Read our full review on 95octane.
There’s only one official Ferrari Testarossa Spider. But this conversion by German coachbuilder Lorenz & Rankl is as close to the real deal as it gets, with the top hidden in a rear compartment. Only five units were made, and this is the fourth of the batch.
Enki Cycles created the Billy with one goal in mind: fun. It has a BMX-style handlebar with a twist throttle, a Gates carbon belt drive, a 500W Bafang hub motor, custom 20″ rims and adjustable front suspension. It goes up to 20mph and lasts around 41mi per charge.
BMW’s futuristic hybrid electric car drops its top for its new variant, with a folding roof that maximizes storage space and shows off its flying buttresses. It gets a total of 369 hp, zooms from 0-to-60 in 4.4 seconds, and can drive up to 18 miles (US) on pure electric power.
“It’s an artisan driving experience.” Simone Giertz now lives in San Francisco, so she went full hipster and bought a Comuta-Car. An electric car from the early ’80s, it’s barely 8 ft long, has a 6 hp motor, a duckbill battery compartment and an ABS plastic body.
Aston Martin trimmed the back of the DB11’s chassis then combined it with the DB10’s nose to create the new Vantage. A divisive but definitely aggressive look. It’s powered by an AMG-sourced 4L twin-turbo V8 engine that produces up to 503 hp and 513 lb-ft. of torque.
Tesla is back with a new version of the car that put it on the map. The all-new 2+2 Tesla Roadster goes from 0-to-60 in a mindblowing 1.9s, 1/4 mile in 8.8s, has a top speed of 250 mpg, and will offer a driving range of up to 620 miles. It’s $200K to start, but still, holy crap.
Porsche 911 shop Singer worked with Williams Advanced Engineering to create a restoration system for the classic 964. The Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS) is focused on reducing weight and optimizing aerodynamics while preserving the car’s timeless silhouette.
An insane version of the Ford F-150 Raptor, packing a souped-up 600 horsepower twin-turbo V6, 20″ beadlock wheels, chunky off-road tires, custom bumpers, LED lighting, and, oh yeah… a third axle for extra off-road and towing prowess, not to mention imposing looks.
We recently spent a week living with the ultimate all-purpose vehicle – a comfortable, tech-savvy, three-row family hauler that also happens to pack a 6.4L V8 HEMI, making 475 horsepower, launching the beast from 0-to-60 in 4.4 secs. Read our full review on 95octane.
The latest masterpiece from motorcycle customizer Max Hazan of Hazan Motorworks. He describes it as being “light, cheap, and fast.” All true, but he fails to point out the beauty of his handiwork, from the aluminum tank to the one-of-a-kind rear brake. More on Bike EXIF.
Automobili Lamborghini and MIT teamed up to envision a pure-electric, 4WD hypercar concept which would use supercapacitor tech to increase power density and performance, and a carbon fiber structure made using nanotech to monitor the car for cracks and damage.
We spent a week with Lexus’ new 471 hp luxury performance coupe, and fell in love. It looks like a concept car, is mindblowingly fast, has sharp-as-a-tack handling, and a decadent interior with the best factory audio system we’ve ever heard. Read our full review on 95octane.
We teamed up with Toyota to drive the all-new Camry to Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, and St. Augustine, FL to learn about some of America’s oldest neighborhoods. It was a gluttonous, gorgeous, haunting, and humbling experience, with just enough history and humor thrown in.
This Volkswagen Type 2 bus was tricked out as a tribute to Back to the Future’s DeLorean DMC-12. It’s got gullwing doors, matte aluminum paint, time travel controls in the dash, and even a flux capacitor. It’s also got a cozy rear seating area, complete with a flat-screen TV.
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