THE BEST Rides

2021 SVE GMC Syclone

2021 SVE GMC Syclone

Inspired by GMC’s badass sports pickup trucks of the early ’90s, Specialty Vehicle Engineering’s modern take is based on a 2021 GMC Canyon, bestowed with a supercharged 5.3L V8 that makes 750hp and 600 lb-ft. of torque. Its suspension has been lowered, and it has all-wheel drive for fast launches and confident handling.

Vivelo Chopper USA Beach Cruiser

Vivelo Chopper USA Beach Cruiser

Vivelo’s easygoing 26″ cruiser bike has a low seat, high handlebars, and looks great in this patriotic red, white, and blue special edition. It has a comfy double-spring saddle, and reinforced aluminum rims, fat whitewall tires, and stars on its gear cover. Can be optioned with a Shimano Nexus 7-speed rear hub with a coaster brake.

Advertisement

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70

Donkervoort’s latest carbon fiber two-seater weighs just 1543 pounds, while its 2.5L Audi-sourced turbo-5 engine makes 415 hp. It can launch from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.7 sec, 124 mph in 7.7 sec, and can pull a crazy 2g of lateral acceleration when cornering. While it looks like a track day weapon to us, it is street legal.

2021 BMW M5

2021 BMW M5

BMW’s hot sports sedan has a sharp new look for its front and rear end, while keeping its powerful 4.4L twin-turbo V8 that makes up to 617hp in Competition trim, launching the 5-seater to 60mph in just 3.1 sec. Also new for 2021 is a 12.3 touchscreen display, wireless Android Auto, and a track mode for the M5 Competition.

Screw Tank Boat Upgrade

Screw Tank Boat Upgrade

Not too long ago, Colin Furze built himself an incredibly rad, incredibly capable homebrew screw tank. But one thing that it couldn’t do that some military-grade screw tanks can do is float on water. So he’s back to make some mods to improve the balance and buoyancy of his ride, in an attempt to make it seaworthy.

Alan Ampudia x Lil Jon: AMPD

Alan Ampudia x Lil Jon: AMPD

In this action-packed clip from Toyo Tires, driver Alan Ampudia shows off just a little bit of why he was the overall winner of the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000, as he flies through Ensenada and gives musician Lil Jon the ride of his life in his Pro2 truck. The clip also serves to demonstrate the capability of Toyo’s Open Country A/T III tires.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

After a 17 year break, the powerful and dramatically-styled Mustang Mach 1 is back. It rocks a 5.0L V8 that makes 480 hp, upgraded cooling and aero components, magnetic adaptive dampers, and either a Tremec 6-speed manual, or a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic. The black accents and racing stripes are Mach 1 staples.

2021 Lexus IS 300/350

2021 Lexus IS 300/350

Lexus’ long-running sports sedan gets a crisp new look, along with upgrades to its handling and dynamics. The car has seen enhancements to its chassis and suspension for a more connected and refined feel. It’s more than an inch longer and wider than before, and can now be equipped with 19″ wheels for greater grip.

Making an All-wood Bike

Making an All-wood Bike

After building himself an F1 car out of soda cans, builder The Q decided to make himself another cool, but highly-impractical vehicle. This time, he spent over 200 hours building a bicycle entirely out of wood and glue – including the frame, wheels, chain, seat and pedals.

Chainsaw + Leafblower Drift Trikes

Chainsaw + Leafblower Drift Trikes

Tool company Litheli recently sent a bunch of their cordless power tools to the guys at The Hacksmith. Rather than use the chainsaws, leafblowers, and battery packs for their intended purposes, they strapped them to a couple of drift trikes to provide them with electric propulsion. They’re not fast, but it’s a fun build regardless.

VisionX Unite Light Bar

VisionX Unite Light Bar

This unique off-road lighting system lets you custom configure an LED light bar to your exact needs. Simply install the waterproof power rail, then attach light modules, which come in spot and flood beam widths, amber or white colors, with blackout or frosted faceplates. Rails come in a variety of lengths from 6″ to 50″.

Legacy Overland 1990 G-Wagen

Legacy Overland 1990 G-Wagen

Off-road experts Legacy Overland started with a German Army 1990 Mercedes-Benz G250D, restoring it with a full mechanical rebuild, and modernizing it with Bilstein shocks, a military-style snorkel, LED lighting, a custom leather interior, air conditioning, and more. The custom Boxwood Green paint brings it all together.

Car of Headlights

Car of Headlights

Russian car modding channel Garage 54 has done some pretty wacky things over the years. This time, they took an old beater and covered the entire car with 300 high-output LED headlight bulbs. There’s no missing this thing on a dark road, though it might blind its operator and every other driver on the road.

Advertisement

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).

World’s Horniest Truck

World’s Horniest Truck

The yellow machine you’re looking at is “Le Mécanophone,” otherwise known as a 1935 Citroën truck, equipped with 42 different car horns. But this thing doesn’t just beep, it’s basically a calliope on wheels. We want one of these just so we can honk at traffic all day long.

Mount Hondarama LEGO Race Track

Mount Hondarama LEGO Race Track

To celebrate Honda Australia’s sponsorship of LEGO Masters Australia, the car company commissioned artist Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught to build a detailed model of the famed Mount Panorama racing circuit. The 150,000 brick model took eight builders over 650 hours to construct, measures 11 ft by 6 ft, and has driveable R/C cars.

What Causes Phantom Traffic Jams?

What Causes Phantom Traffic Jams?

So you’re cruising down the highway, when all of a sudden you’re in a traffic jam. But there are no accidents, construction, or other emergency activity, so why does this happen? TED-Ed explores the phenomenon known as a “phantom traffic jam,” what makes them happen, and how we might minimize their occurence.

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián

LEGO and Lamborghini present an incredible Technic model based on the exclusive Sián FKP 37. The 1:8-scale kit measures over 23″ long, and challenges builders with 3,696 pieces. It has a replica V12 engine and 8-speed sequential gearbox, along with working suspension, pop-up rear spoiler, and scissor doors.

Human-powered Tesla

Human-powered Tesla

If you want to charge up the big battery packs in a Tesla in any reasonable amount of time, you need a special high-voltage charger. But is it possible to recharge one of Elon Musk’s electric cars with human power? Watch as nine cyclists in Finland attempt to do just that, with their bicycles wired up to a Tesla Model X.

Torsus Praetorian Off-road Bus

Torsus Praetorian Off-road Bus

Torsus’ rugged bus is designed for carrying passengers in challenging terrain. It’s powered by a 6.9L MAN diesel engine with 4WD and locking differentials, and rides on massive off-road tires. With 15.7″ of ground clearance, and parabolic leaf springs, it can navigate rough surfaces while carrying up to 35 passengers and gear.

Advertisement

Z-Triton House-Boat-Trike

Z-Triton House-Boat-Trike

Designed and built by architect Aigars Lauzis, this unique mobile home combines an electric tricycle, a boat, and a tiny living space in one. Its motors propel it up to 25 mi on land or 19 mi on water, and its wheels fold up when floating. Its interior has removable bench seating and a small sleeping area for two.

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

Inspired by the custom stunt bikes used in the James Bond flick No Time to Die, Triumph’s limited-edition Scrambler 1200 has a sinister black and brushed metal color scheme. Arrow exhaust silencers with carbon fiber end caps, 007 Bond Edition badging, and a special 007 startup screen round out the details.

Driven: 2020 RAM 1500 Rebel Diesel

Driven: 2020 RAM 1500 Rebel Diesel

When it comes to half-ton pickup trucks, the best you can buy today is a RAM 1500. And if you want to take one off-road, the RAM 1500 Rebel is the most capable of the bunch. We spent a week with the new EcoDiesel Rebel both on and off the pavement, and found a whole lot to love about this rugged yet modern truck.

The Dinghy Derby

The Dinghy Derby

What started as a bet between two fishermen to see who could race to the pub fastest has turned into an annual tradition in Riverhead, Australia. Great Big Story gives us a look at this crazy high-speed boat race in which teams zip through tricky obstacles in tiny aluminum boats at speeds up to 90 km/h (~56 mph).

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

Everyday car tires are made mostly by machine, but the high-end tires used for racing are made by hand. In this clip from Street FX Motorsport TV, they take us inside Michelin Motorsport’s HQ in France for a look at the tire-making process, building up layer by layer of rubber, textiles, steel, and adhesive on spinning drums.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa

2021 Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche’s famed retractable-roof model now gets the sleek new front and rear seen in the latest 911 coupes. The Targa 4 gets a 380 hp 3.0-liter flat-6 that zooms to 60 mph in 4.0s, while the Targa 4S gets 444 hp and a 0-to-60 time of just 3.4s. Every car packs Porsche’s excellent AWD system, and the 4S can be equipped with a 7-speed manual.

ADVERTISEMENT

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2021 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right