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Driven: 2019 Lexus ES

Driven: 2019 Lexus ES

Lexus revamps its popular mid-size sedan for 2019, with a dynamic new look, better handling, more power, luxury, comfort, and interior space, all while improving fuel efficiency. Choose from a zesty 302 hp V6, or 215 hp hybrid that gets 44 mpg. Read our full review on 95octane.

Aeroe BikePack

Aeroe BikePack
~$40+  Pledge Comment

The Aeroe BikePack makes it easy to carry small items on a bicycle, thanks to its quick lock and release mount. Each bag is waterproof, aerodynamic and comes in three sizes – 9L, 11L or 14L – while the mount comes in four variants: handlebar, fork, seat post and rear mount.

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F1: Inside the Helmet

F1: Inside the Helmet

We’ve seen lots of POV footage shot from cameras mounted inside race cars, or even on the outside of a helmet. But during the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, driver Pierre Gasly wore a special helmet with a camera and microphone inside, for an even more immersive experience.

VanMoof Electrified S2 Bicycle

VanMoof Electrified S2 Bicycle
$2398  Buy Link Comment

VanMoof’s new Electrified S2 electric bicycle has a Stealth Lock function that you activate simply by kicking the button at the rear wheel. If anyone else touches the bike, the lock will prevent the wheels from turning and activate sounds and lights to alert you.

Duct Tape Spare Tire

Duct Tape Spare Tire

We learned from Mythbusters just how versatile duct tape can be. But here’s one use we never thought of – making a spare tire out of the sticky stuff. Life OD tried just that with surprisingly usable results. Unfortunately, it cost more to make than buying a cheap rubber tire.

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron
$349  Buy Link Comment

LEGO teamed up with hypercar maker Bugatti to create this incredible 1/8th scale, 3,599-piece replica of the Chiron, which measures 22″ long, and features details like an active rear wing, a working suspension, gearbox, and a W16 engine with pistons that move.

Cardiff Travel Headrest

Cardiff Travel Headrest
$50  Buy Link Comment

Cardiff’s Travel Headrest comes with a pair of adjustable cushions that let you rest your head on either side of a car seat. It can be adjusted to 14 positions and locks in place when not in use. We don’t recommend installing one on your driver’s seat.

Series 2 Slammed Land Rover

Series 2 Slammed Land Rover

Partridge Design specializes in building custom motorcycles, but they knocked it out of the park with their slammed Series II Land Rover. The build features a lowered suspension, aircraft-style seats, a rebuilt engine and a wonderful raw metal finish.

Ferrari Coffee Table Book

Ferrari Coffee Table Book
$6K  Buy Link Comment

Ferrari gave premiere coffee table book publisher Taschen full access to its archives as well as those of some of its most avid collectors to create this 514-page masterpiece. The Art Edition comes in an engine-inspired aluminum display case designed by Marc Newson.

Barbie Car Engine Swap

Barbie Car Engine Swap

Grind Hard Plumbing Co. took a Barbie Power Wheels Mustang and hopped it with a Honda dirt bike engine up so its power and speed match its muscle car looks. Sure, it’s basically a go-kart with a plastic body now, but it’s still awesome and we want to take it for a ride.

2018 Honda Monkey

2018 Honda Monkey

Honda’s classic mini motorcycle returns with a look greatly inspired by the original. It has a 125cc engine, upside down forks, twin rear shocks, LCD instrument panel, ABS, and LED lighting all in a 236lb package. It will be available in three colors.

Lasercompo Scooter Model Kit

Lasercompo Scooter Model Kit
$70  Buy Comment

theKirkshop makes a laser-cut sixth-scale model kit based on Honda’s folding scooter, the Motocompo. The Lasercompo is made of maple and walnut plywood, walnut veneer and acrylic. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to assemble and has working steering and wheels.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus

The Pegasus Edition of Royal Enfield’s Classic 500 was inspired by the company’s Flying Flea. A lightweight motorcycle built during World War II, the Flying Flea was deployed behind enemy lines via parachute. The edition will be limited to 1,000 units.

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Terminator 2 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Terminator 2 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
$200K+  Bid Comment

iCollector is auctioning off a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle that was used in the filming of Terminator 2. The motorcycle has seen better days, but it has only 392mi on it and was acquired directly from the movie’s production company. Clothes and boots not included.

Tesla Model X Tows a Plane

Tesla Model X Tows a Plane

…and not just any plane. The Boeing 787-9 is a passenger airplane mostly made of carbon laminate, but it still weighs over 280,000 lb. The Tesla Model X P100D managed to tow the beast, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. Cue “yo mama” jokes.

2019 BMW M5 Competition

2019 BMW M5 Competition

The most powerful M5 sedan BMW has ever made packs a 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 that makes 617 hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque. It does 0-to-60 in 3.1s and 0-to-124 in 10.8s. The car offers sport exhaust, custom engine mounts, specialized tuning, and lots of other enhancements.

Plasan Yagu Compact Tank

Plasan Yagu Compact Tank

While it’s certainly not as capable as Howe & Howe’s personal tank, this highly-modded Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 ATV from Israeli outfit Plasan is actually a military-grade machine. It features a roof-mounted weapon system, B6+ composite armor, and room for 3 occupants.

2019 HPC Revolution AT

2019 HPC Revolution AT
$13,000  Buy Comment

Ready for some serious off-road exploration? Hi-Power Cycle’s electric beast rides on fat 4.8″ Maxxis Minion tires for traction on even the softest terrain, a 14-speed transmission optimized for hill climbing, up to 3000W of power, a 45 mph top speed, and 100-mile range.

Soda Can Race Car

Soda Can Race Car

Most of the builds we’ve seen from The Q are small enough to carry, but the serial maker’s latest construction is substantially larger. It took over 400 hours to put together this 1.5:1 scale model of a Formula 1 race car, made entirely from soda cans and glue set onto a PVC chassis.

ECD Range Rover Classic

ECD Range Rover Classic
$160K  Buy Comment

ECD Automotive Design branched out from making custom Land Rover Defenders and is now offering customized and modernized Range Rover Classics. You can customize the engine, body color, upholstery, center console and more.

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Truck Surf Hotel

Truck Surf Hotel
~$600+/wk  Rent Link Comment

Owned by a pair of avid adventurers and surfers, the Truck Surf Hotel is a mobile truck that has five rooms and expands to a double decker when parked. The hotel offers touring packages to surfing spots and other coastal destinations in southwest Portugal or Morocco.

Monaco Grand Prix c. 1962

Monaco Grand Prix c. 1962

Take a trip back more than 55 years to the 1962 running of the famed Monaco Grand Prix. The in-car footage was shot long before GoPros and other action cameras existed, and required mounting a large 70mm film camera to one of the cars. From the German film Flying Clipper.

XING Miss R Off-road EV

XING Miss R Off-road EV

Taiwanese EV maker XING Mobility is showing off a wicked prototype – a 1341 hp compact sports car capable of handling both on-road and off-road terrain. It’s got a four-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to help it corner like a go kart, and is expected to do 0-to-62 in 1.8s.

Driven: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Driven: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

We spent a day behind the wheel of Toyota’s new compact hatchback, and were impressed with its playful and sporty looks, its comfy, premium interior, and exceptional array of safety tech. Now find out what we thought about the way it drives over on 95octane.

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster

Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster

Our sister site 95octane was lucky enough to spend some time behind the wheel of Lambo’s 730 hp, V12 open-top beast. Beyond its attention-grabbing superstar looks, they found surprisingly deft and well-mannered handling for a car with this kind of power.

Tipoon Camper

Tipoon Camper

This compact, pop-up camper travels as a low-profile trailer when in transit, but opens up to provide a good size living space when parked, offering comfortable sleeping, dining, cooking, storage, and bathing areas. When closed it fits in a regular size parking space.

Classic Recreations 69-70 Mustangs

Classic Recreations 69-70 Mustangs
$169K+  Buy Comment

Classic Recreations is expanding its line of custom-made restored Mustangs to include the Mach 1, Boss 302 and Boss 429. You can order your ride with an original 1969-1970 Mustang body or a brand new Ford-licensed one.

Memminger Roadster 2.7

Memminger Roadster 2.7

German auto shop Memminger specializes in restoring classic Volkswagen Beetles. But they’re making 20 units of a unique droptop based on the beloved bug. The Roadster 2.7 has a custom bodywork and chassis, and has a 210hp 2.7L air-cooled boxer engine and 18″ wheels.

Iconic Porsches

Iconic Porsches

Fans of the teutonic sports car manufacturer will love this vibrant retrospective from Porsche’s 9:11 Magazine which features a handful of truly memorable cars from the 1950s through the 2010s, including the original 911, the elusive 959, and the sleek, high-tech 918 Spyder.

Bosch e-Bike PowerTube 500

Bosch e-Bike PowerTube 500

In their quest to make electric bikes even more convenient and stylish Bosch created a compact (13.7″ x 3.3″ x 2.6″) and lightweight (6.2 lb) power pack which can be housed inside a bike frame. New bikes using the PowerTube 500 are headed to dealers this Summer.

Ride-on VW Camper Van

Ride-on VW Camper Van
$399  Buy Link Comment

We wish we were small enough to ride in this miniature version of the classic Volkswagen Type 1 Camper Van, but it’s perfect for little kids. Its got two seats inside, opening doors, forward and reverse gears, and working headlights and taillights. Runs on a rechargeable 12V battery.

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