Lexus teamed up with Expedition Overland to create this luxury off-road monster. The LX-based SUV packs a 550 hp supercharged V8, a lifted suspension, an air snorkel, LED trail lighting, and more. The J201 will make its debut at the punishing Rebelle Rally on 10.8.20 with defending champs Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley behind the wheel.
The eFTR Jr. is Indian Motorcycles’ first electric mini-bike for young motorcycle lovers. Paying homage to the FTR750 Flat Track race bike, the eFTR Jr. is powered by a 36v electric motor using a twist-handle throttle. The mini-bike plus protective apparel and accessories are built for riders 8+ and up to 175 pounds.
Developed by the Hyundai N performance division, this pure-electric, rear-wheel drive sports car kicks out an insane 810 horsepower and 708 lb-ft. of torque, and can zoom from 0 to 124 mph in just 9.88 seconds. The motorsport-inspired Veloster N on steroids was designed as a testbed for N’s future vehicle technology.
Back in 2017, pro driver Ken Block took on a wide-open patch of dusty, hilly desert in Swing Arm City, Utah. As he ripped through the dunes, he sent dirt flying in every direction from beneath the wheels of his buzzy 600 hp Ford Fiesta rallycross car. This extended cut features thrilling bonus footage not seen in its original release.
The Dodge Charger comes in many flavors, but those seeking max horsepower will want a Hellcat or Hellcat Redeye. After a week behind the wheel of the 707 hp SRT Hellcat Widebody in Hellraisin, we were blown away that a comfy, pragmatic family sedan can be this quick and fun to drive. Now look and listen to its awesomeness.
Designer and automotive enthusiast Joe Harmon wanted a sports car that stood out from the crowd. Rather than a Lambo or Ferrari, he built his own custom supercar. Known as The Splinter, the unique car features a chassis, body, and interior made mostly from wood. Naturally, the drivetrain is made from conventional materials.
The ultimate incarnation of Acura’s sporty RDX crossover gets slathered in the rich Thermal Orange Pearl paint from the NSX supercar. It also gets the RDX Advance and A-Spec packages, SH-AWD, 20″ black alloy rims, gloss black trim, and leather, Ultrasuede, and orange stitching inside. Just 360 of the vehicles will be made.
Mobility company Segway’s Ninebot division presents a tricked-out version of its Gokart. Its electric motors make more than 70 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 23 mph. It has a handbrake and drift assist mode, drift-optimized tires, a rear wing, and more. Maximum acceleration is 1.02G – about 1.5x the previous model.
Developed by a physical therapist and bike enthusiast, these unique handlebar grips are designed to improve ergonomics and comfort by rotating your hands into a more natural position when riding. They also help to reduce vibrations. Available in composite or carbon fiber materials.
Jaguar’s excellent and sporty AWD crossover gets refreshed with slim new quad LED headlights, a more modern and refined new interior with an 11.4″ curved glass touchscreen, and updated 3.0L supercharged engines with 48V hybrid tech, making either 335 hp or 395 hp, as well as a torquey 2.0L turbo-4 that makes 246 hp.
Unexpected is an expert at building things out of popsicle sticks and glue. Unlike other constructions that still look like sticks, he manages to create objects that look more like carvings from a block of wood. Here, he show off a popsicle Ducati 899 Panigale, which is one of four wooden motorcycles he built.
The classic VW Beetle is not a big car, and that’s part of its charm. It’s also cramped. So a father and son duo decided to build themselves a super-sized bug that’s 40% larger than the original. They digitized every part of a 1959 Beetle, then upscaled them to create fabrication templates. Its chassis started as a Dodge truck.
We’ve been fans of the Genesis G70 since it first hit the scene in 2018. Now the sport sedan looks better than ever with a sophisticated new look that takes direct aim at European luxury brands. In addition to a refined new front and rear end, the interior gets a new 10.25″ infotainment screen and a rich purple leather option.
Built by STARD Austria for the FIA’s World Rallycross Projekt E series the Ford Fiesta ERX is an impressive pure electric race car capable of hitting 60 mph in just 1.8 seconds. Watch as pro driver Ken Block puts its 600 hp and 800 lb-ft. of torque to the test on the track, then leaves just a bit of rubber on the tarmac.
For no reason other than to say it could be done, Coby from Michigan’s 545 Lawn Care took an old 1985 GMC van and flipped its body 180º. Not only does it drive upside-down, but it also drives in reverse, stupefying everyone it passes on the road. It’s built on a custom chassis and its roof-mounted wheels even spin as it rolls along.
Incorporating elements of the One-77 and Vulcan supercars, this incredible one-off Aston Martin is one of the most drop-dead gorgeous cars we’ve ever laid eyes on. Under its long hood, it packs a 7.3L V12 that makes 836 hp, connected to its rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Despite its race car underpinnings, it’s road legal.
Strap in for a thrilling mountain ride in the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, courtesy of driver Kash Singh, who strapped a camera to the front of his turbocharged 2017 Ford Mustang GT. What makes the perspective even more exciting is how low the camera was mounted, offering a tremendous sense of speed.
Jeep sets its sights on the luxury market with a boxy and stately new three-row SUV. In concept form, it packs air suspension, a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, and a luxe interior decked out in leather, metal, and wood. Its dash is loaded with screens, there’s a McIntosh audio system, and a huge panoramic glass roof overhead.
Because the 702 horsepower Ram 1500 TRX isn’t enough, Hennessey Performance Engineering has taken the pickup and bestowed it with an extra set of wheels, and a tuned 7.0-liter Hellephant engine that makes more than 1200 hp. Hennessey will build just three of the $500,000 trucks, which go on sale 9.4.2020 at noon CST.
When you’re inside of a modern car, it’s very easy to take all of its mechanical wizardries for granted. This footage gives you a much better idea of what your vehicle is dealing with under its body, as a specialized rig puts a BMW E39 M5 suspension, wheels, and tires to the test.
Taking inspiration from the electric quad bike teased by Elon Musk during Tesla Cybertruck reveal, the guys from Rich Rebuilds created their own interpretation of the vaporware all-terrain vehicle. Cranking out insane amounts of torque, Starscream is a pure-electric, rear-wheel drive ATV started life as a Yamaha Raptor.
Mercedes-AMG cranks up the volume on its sports crossover, bestowing it with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 603hp and 627 lb-ft. of torque, and a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.7 sec. It sports massive 16.5″ disc front brakes, an electronic limited-slip diff, AMG performance exhaust, and the latest MBUX system with dual 12.3″ displays.
Released in 2016 by Aston Martin, the Lagonda Taraf is the most expensive luxury sedan on the planet, with a sticker price starting at $1 million. So what exactly do those seven figures buy you? Automotive journalist Doug Demuro got up close and personal with the extremely rare ride for a look inside and a test drive.
We’ve seen the amazing walking mech from Furrion Exo-Bionics before. The Hacksmith managed to score some seat time piloting this incredible 9,000 pound exoskeletal robot. It’s a bit involved just squeezing inside of the thing, but he learns to make it walk in just seven short lessons. When can we have a go?
Modern cars are made up of thousands of individual parts, and the result of millions of hours of engineering and design. While there are lots of checks and balances to ensure safety and reliability, sometimes mistakes slip through. Donut Media looks at nine automotive engineering mistakes, from the ridiculous to downright deadly.