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Drifting the Nürburgring

Drifting the Nürburgring

Normally, race car drivers try and get around the Nürburgring in the fastest way possible. But Vaughn Gittin Jr. decided to do it in the most entertaining way, drifting the entire 12.9 mile Nordschleife in his 900 hp Ford Mustang RTR. He had a little fun in an F-150 Raptor too.

2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon

2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon

A retro-inspired refresh of the Scrambler Icon that was reintroduced in 2014. It is a beginner friendly, middleweight motorcycle that is great for everyday riding and short road trips. This model gets refinements to its suspension, power delivery, ride, and safety tech.

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Kimblade Car Wiper Blade

Kimblade Car Wiper Blade

The Kimblade is a car wiper blade that uses a rectangular silicone blade with a water-repellent coating. Not only does this make the blade more effective and durable, it gradually applies the coating to your windshield. You can then buy refill blades as needed.

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

French automaker Peugeot dusts off the styling of their iconic 504 coupe and updates it with this pure electric concept car. The e-Legend has a 100kWh battery and dual motors to make more than 450 hp and 590 lb-ft. of torque, and is packed with tech like full autonomy.

World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

Motor Trend is back with its annual head-to-head challenge. This year, a dozen sports cars like the McLaren 720S, Lamborghini Huracán Performante, Chevy Corvette ZR1, and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS competed in the 1/4-mile race. Subscribers can watch the 1/2-miler.

Ferrari Monza SP1 & SP2

Ferrari Monza SP1 & SP2

Ferrari’s limited edition Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 sports cars were inspired by the carmaker’s racing barchettas from the late 1940’s to the 1950’s. The SP1 is a single seater, while the SP2 seats two. Each has an 808hp V12 engine that lets them rocket from 0 to 62mph in 2.9s.

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept

Nissan’s UK division worked with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build this special Navara pickup, which tows an observatory-grade telescope to the darkest corners of the planet, providing amazing views of the night skies anywhere the truck can go.

Oru Kayak Haven

Oru Kayak Haven

Folding boat maker Oru Kayak is expanding its lineup to include a tandem boat. The Haven has a 500 lb capacity and is easier than ever to build, with color-coded hooks and less parts. It has an accessory track and can be configured into a roomy single-person kayak.

Removing a Foam Tire

Removing a Foam Tire

A high speed look at the process that goes into removing a foam-filled tire at the Sierra Army Depot. These tires are often used by heavy equipment to reduce the risk of punctures. Got 11 minutes to spare? Watch the original real-time video here.

2019 Audi e-tron

2019 Audi e-tron

Audi’s first ever pure electric vehicle. The e-tron shares similar styling to the Q SUV series, but is decidedly more futuristic. It packs a long-range 95 kWh battery, 2 high-performance motors for AWD, and a sleek, high-tech interior. Deliveries start Q2 2019, with a $1000 reservation deposit.

Volvo Vera Autonomous Truck

Volvo Vera Autonomous Truck

Volvo is working on Vera, a system of autonomous trucks for short-range jobs, such as those needed in ports or logistics facilities. At the heart of the system is an autonomous vehicle that communicates with other units for safety and efficiency.

Driven: 2019 Cadillac XT4

Driven: 2019 Cadillac XT4

We recently headed up to Seattle, Washington to test drive Cadillac’s all-new XT4 compact crossover in two flavors. We were drawn in by its bold styling, zesty 237 hp twin-turbo engine, sporty handling, luxurious interior, and user-friendly tech. Read our full review on 95octane.

Bedslide Truck Drawer

Bedslide Truck Drawer

The Bedslide is a slide-out truck drawer. It works with a variety of truck models and can hold up to 2000 lb. It has a non-slip lining and tie-down points to make sure your items stay still while driving. It’s also upgradeable with accessories and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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BMW Autonomous Motorcycle

BMW Autonomous Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad spent 2 years developing a motorcycle that can start, accelerate, turn, and stop on its own. But the company won’t sell the bike to consumers. The data they’ve gathered will be used to integrate safety features into their production bikes.

Mate X Folding E-Bike

Mate X Folding E-Bike

Mate.Bike’s newest offering packs a ton of features but retains a very competitive price. The Mate X features a 250W or a 750W motor that lets you go up to 20 mph, a battery that lasts up to 80 mi per charge, hydraulic brakes and suspension, and much more.

DIY Flying Car

DIY Flying Car

Fed up with the terrible traffic in the Philippines capital of Manila, inventor Kyxz Mendoza decided to build himself a vehicle that he hopes to fly OVER the jams. His 16-rotor carbon fiber-wrapped metal drone has seating for one, and flies for up to 15 minutes on a 2.5 hour charge.

Polaris RZR XP 4 TURBO S

Polaris RZR XP 4 TURBO S

Upping the ante on of Polaris’ most thrilling 2-seater, the RZR XP 4 Turbo S has space for 4 riders, a 72″ stance, 32″ tires, 16″ of clearance, an active suspension with 25″ of travel, 168 hp, and strengthened components, all tuned for the ultimate in off-road performance.

Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5

Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5

Aston Martin will produce 25 special units of the DB5 based on its appearance in the James Bond film Goldfinger. That means outfitting the car with gadgets such as the revolving license plate. Each will sell for about $3.6M with deliveries starting in 2020.

Pedal Car Le Mans Start

Pedal Car Le Mans Start

A wonderful bit of footage from the 2018 Goodwood Revival in which an army of little kids run across the track like Le Mans racers used to do, quickly hop in their tiny cars, then pedal their way maniacally down the race track. Our legs hurt just watching this.

Autoplush Plush Cars

Autoplush Plush Cars

Swiss outfit Autoplush makes adorable plush toys inspired by automobiles. While the squishy Renault Twingo is likely to be most popular in Europe, the Mazda Miata and Fiat 500 have global appeal. Farmers don’t feel left out – they make a plush tractor too.

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Volvo 360c Concept

Volvo 360c Concept

“Why fly when you can be driven?” That is the driving question behind Volvo’s electric and autonomous concept car. The 360c is meant as an alternative to short plane trips, letting you work, relax, and even sleep in a spacious cabin while the car drives itself.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

Chevy teamed up with AEV to create this slick new truck model. Beyond the Colorado ZR2’s impressive stock features, the Bison adds steel bumpers, boron-steel skid plates, wide fender flares, a sweet “CHEVROLET” grille, special 17″ x 8″ aluminum wheels, and an optional snorkel.

Building the LEGO Chiron

Building the LEGO Chiron

We recently got a look at the amazing life-size LEGO Technic replica of the Bugatti Chiron. Now go behind the scenes with the design and build team to see how this incredible vehicle came to life. We just want to make everything out of those flexible blue panels now.

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV

The EQC SUV is the first model from Mercedes-Benz’s pure-electric EQ line. The 402 hp AWD vehicle can go up to 279 mi per charge and go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9s, with a top speed of 112 mph. Its 80 kWh battery pack can charge to 80% in 40 min at DC quick charge stations.

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

Created in celebration of the Nissan GT-R and Italdesign’s 50th anniversary, the Japanese automaker and famed design studio teamed up to give a GT-R NISMO a bespoke, futuristic makeover. Get up close and personal with this beautiful beast in our photo gallery.

Stärke Revolution Speedster

Stärke Revolution Speedster

Stärke transforms 1997-2012 Porsche Boxsters into custom cars inspired by the classic Porsche 356 Speedster. But unlike the original Speedster, the Stärke keeps all the modern conveniences and powertrain.

Full-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron

Full-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron

A real Bugatti Chiron will set you back $2.5 million, but this one cost just 1,000,000 bricks… and 2,304 LEGO Power Function motors… and 4,032 Technic gears. This 3,300 lb Chiron makes just 5.3 hp with a top speed of 12.4 mph and is every bit as awesome as the real deal.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

The drop-top variant of Ferrari’s insanely powerful V8 twin-turbo 488 Pista. Like the coupe, this lightweight Italian stallion makes 710 hp, hits 62 mph in 2.85 sec, and handles impeccably, all while the wind blows through your hair on the way to its 211 mph top speed.

Driven: 2019 GMC Sierra Denali & AT4

Driven: 2019 GMC Sierra Denali & AT4

We spent a day taking GMC’s latest full-size pickup on a road trip through Newfoundland. We found a truck that looks great, drives great, and packs an array of whiz-bang features, from its versatile Multigate tailgate, to its Prograde trailering tech. Full review on 95octane.

2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition

2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition

Sharing a platform with the upcoming Toyota Supra, BMW’s new roadster is a bit more subdued than the concept that inspired it, but it still looks great, with aggressive styling, perfect 50:50 weight balance, and a 3.0L inline-6 that launches it from 0-to-60 in 4.4 sec.

Jaguar E-Type Electric

Jaguar E-Type Electric

Jaguar Classic will offer a custom version of its iconic E-Type roadster which replaces the straight-6 with an electric drivetrain derived from their stellar I-PACE EV. Target range for its 40kWh battery pack is 170 mi, and Jaguar can source and restore a car, or convert yours.

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