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Driven: 2019 Lexus UX200

Driven: 2019 Lexus UX200

Purpose-built for modern living, with the latest tech, a bold design inside and out, and a spirited ride, the all-new UX200 is a great new entry point to the luxury brand. Read on to learn our favorite things about Lexus’ compact crossover utility vehicle.

Disintegrating X

Disintegrating X

Fabian Oefner adds to his series of exploded-view car photographs. Disintegrating X features a restored Lamborghini Miura. Oefner shot over 2500 photos over the course of 2 years to complete this composite piece. Prints are on sale at M.A.D. Gallery Geneva for $5000+.

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Swind E Classic Mini

Swind E Classic Mini

The Swind E Classic Mini is a fully restored classic Mini that’s married to Swindon Powertrain’s 80kW electric motor setup. It goes up to 80mph and has a range of 125mi. As a bonus, the lack of a gas tank means it has extra space in the trunk. Limited to 100 units.

Best of BMW Test Fest 2019

Best of BMW Test Fest 2019

BMW decided to make it a little easier to for us test its many vehicles by creating the BMW Test Fest, a day-long event at the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California. With over 80 cars from BMW, Rolls-Royce, and MINI, here’s a taste of what we experienced.

Gocycle GX Electric Bicycle

Gocycle GX Electric Bicycle

Gocycle’s GX electric bicycle can be folded in just 10s, thanks to its frame design and side-mounted wheels. Its cables are also routed through the frame. It has a removable battery that lasts up to 40mi per charge. Its 500W motor lets it go up to 20mph. Drops 4/2019.

Toyota Supra TRD Concept

Toyota Supra TRD Concept

The 2020 Supra is being shown with a variety of aerodynamic enhancements as a showcase for possible add-ons from Toyota’s TRD line. The tricked-out Supra gets carbon fiber front and rear spoilers, rear spats, side skirts, and lightweight forged 19″ aluminum wheels.

Bull Motor Board Track Motorcycles

Bull Motor Board Track Motorcycles

Bull Motor Co. makes vintage-inspired board track motorcycles with weathered hand-painting and airbrushing. Their standard models are based on classic board track models, but they also accept custom orders. The bikes are powered by a 66cc two-stroke motor.

Tesla + Honda = Teslonda

Tesla + Honda = Teslonda

Automotive madman Jimmy Built managed to cram the drive unit from a Tesla Model S and the battery pack from a Chevy Volt into an old Honda Accord. The result is a crazy lightweight car that can do 0-to-60 in about 2.7 sec, and sounds like a remote-controlled toy doing it.

Tair Inflatable Roof Rack

Tair Inflatable Roof Rack

Ultix’s Tair is a pair of inflatable roof racks. Each rack has a bicycle tire inner tube inside, so they work with most air pumps and pack to a small size when deflated. It takes only 5 minutes to set them up. They come with straps to tie down your belongings.

Zarathustra Bicycle Lights

Zarathustra Bicycle Lights

The Zarathustra is a pair of handlebar-mounted bicycle LED lights. They work as turn signals, brake lights, hazard lights and standard lights. They are waterproof and easily removable for charging. Their modes are toggled via a thumb button and managed via an app.

The Youngtimer Collection

The Youngtimer Collection

In April 2019, RM Sotheby’s is going to hold auctions that draw from a private collection of “youngtimers” – ’80s and ’90s cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and more. Chris Harris was lucky enough to take a tour of the impressive and extensive collection.

Bugatti 3D-Printed Brake Caliper

Bugatti 3D-Printed Brake Caliper

The titanium brake calipers on the Bugatti Chiron are the only ones in the world to be produced using 3D printing tech. Watch the calipers get tested at extreme speeds, as eight pistons and industrial-strength pads clamp down on a red-hot disc, sending sparks flying.

Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity

Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity

Rocking race-ready aluminum Walker Evans Velocity shocks, strengthened axles, and other reinforcements, the latest Polaris RZR is ready to dominate every kind of terrain with its 72″ stance, 32″ ITP Coyote tires, and powerful 168 hp engine. Comes in 2-seat and 4-seat models.

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Jeep JL Wrangler: 10 Things We Love

Jeep JL Wrangler: 10 Things We Love

We’ve spent quite a bit of time on- and off-road with the latest Jeep Wrangler, and it’s the best one yet, offering easier removal of body parts, better on-road handling, tons of modern tech, and still as capable as ever. Read on for some of our favorite aspects of the new Wrangler.

Robomart

Robomart

Robomart is an automated platform that combines food delivery with ride-hailing systems. The idea is to have autonomous vehicles carrying produce or meals roving around, ready for nearby customers to hail them. Stop & Shop will test the system in 2019.

Halley Helmet Stand

Halley Helmet Stand

The freestanding version of Halley’s minimalist helmet rack. The Halley Helmet Stand looks great with or without a helmet on. It has the same stainless steel sphere that safely supports both open and full face helmets. It has a non-slip rubber pad under its base.

2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

Toyota is releasing a limited-edition of 1200 vehicles featuring a black accented grille, bronze BBS 18″ forged aluminum wheels, and retro-style badging. Its chrome lower moldings and running boards have also been removed to make it more off-road friendly.

AutoAuto Tire Changing Tool

AutoAuto Tire Changing Tool

Un Future Object’s AutoAuto combines all of the tools you need to change and inflate your vehicle’s tires into one compact device. Each step has a dedicated button so it’s user-friendly. It has a built-in tire gauge and pump. It draws power from your car’s cigarette lighter port.

Full-size LEGO Silverado

Full-size LEGO Silverado

While it’s not as fast as the life-size LEGO Bugatti, this LEGO replica of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is still quite the feat. It took 18 builders over 2,000 hours to construct from over 334,000 bricks. It’s on display at the 2019 NAIAS in Detroit.

Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck

Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck

The Atlis XT electric pickup truck will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 sec, reach a top speed of 120 mph and have a range of up to 500 mi. It will have a 6.5 to 8ft bed, a spacious front trunk and power outlets. It can be fully recharged in 15 minutes using Atlis’ charger.

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Overpowered Bobbycar

Overpowered Bobbycar

After turning a bathtub into a drone, The Real Life Guys decided to see if they could cram a 15hp electric motor into a little kid’s car known as a BIG Bobbycar. The result is a ridiculously unsafe and unstable ride that zooms from 0 to 43 mph in about 3 seconds. Turn subtitles on.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford’s most powerful street-legal car ever will pack a supercharged 5.2L flat-plane cranked V8 engine making “more than 700 hp.” It has a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, gigantic brake rotors, Magneride adaptive suspension, and can be lightweighted with a carbon track pack.

2020 Toyota Supra

2020 Toyota Supra

After 17 years, Toyota’s beloved sports coupe is back. Inspired by the FT-1, the Supra rocks a 335 hp turbo I6, launching the car to 60 mph in 4.1 sec. The RWD 2-seater rides on 19″ staggered alloys, and packs an active differential and adaptive suspension as standard.

Lexus RC F Track Edition

Lexus RC F Track Edition

For 2020 the Lexus RC F’s beefy V8 jumps to 472 hp, and gets a few other upgrades, but it’s the Track Edition that we want. This beast has shed 176 lb and improved aero thanks to carbon fiber everywhere, titanium exhaust, lightweight forged wheels, and carbon ceramic brakes.

FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor

FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor

FenSens is a parking sensor in the form of a license plate frame. Simply screw it in, download its companion app and you’re good to go. It connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth and automatically fires up its app when you’re backing up.

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