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CleanShield

CleanShield
~$37+  Pledge Comment

The CleanShield is a light and foldable windshield protector. It’s especially useful during winter, as its waterproof surface and foldable design make it easy to ward off frost and ice. Its suction cups secure it even in 60mph winds.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y
$39K+  Buy Link Comment

The Tesla Model Y is the bigger brother of the Model 3. It seats up to seven people, has up to 66cuft of storage space and will have a range of up to 230mi on its entry level variant. Its performance model features all wheel drive and a 0 to 60mph time of 3.5s.

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Toy Car Door Indicator

Toy Car Door Indicator

DIYer mathisox made door ajar indicators for his old van that keep the vehicle’s retro charm. He attached switches to the van’s doors that activate motors attached to a toy car. If a door on the van is open, the corresponding door would also be open on the toy.

Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg’s new track monster. The Jesko has a twin-turbo 5L V8 that produces up to 1600 hp, theoretically launching the car to speeds up to 300 mph. It has a proprietary seven-clutch, nine-speed gearbox that automatically chooses the right gear for the situation.

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

While many carmakers unleashed their biggest guns at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen brought out this silly little number. The ID. Buggy is a modern take on the Meyers Manx buggy. This electric off-roader has a 201 hp motor and has a 155 mi range.

Pininfarina Battista

Pininfarina Battista

Pininfarina is pivoting from designing cars to actually making one, and it’s making one hell of a debut. The Battista is powered by four electric motors running on a 120kWh battery. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in under 2 sec, and tops out at a crazy 217 mph.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

Lamborghini’s roadster variant of its SVJ coupe. Aside from its removable carbon fiber roof panels, practically nothing has changed from its hardtop sibling. It still has four-wheel drive and the same naturally-aspirated 6.5L V12 that produces up to 759hp and tops out at 217mph.

Polestar 2

Polestar 2

A stunning, pure electric car from Volvo’s performance spin-off, the Polestar 2 is a 5-door fastback with dual motors, making 408hp, 487 lb-ft. of torque, going 0-to-62mph in under 5 sec., and a target range up to 275 mi. The 2020 launch edition runs $63K, minus tax breaks.

LEGO Creator Ford Mustang Set

LEGO Creator Ford Mustang Set
$150  Buy Link Comment

LEGO worked with Ford to create this detailed replica set of a 1960s Ford Mustang. You can clearly see its big block V8, nitrous oxide tank, air scoop and 5-spoke rims. The set can be customized with the included supercharger, spoilers, exhaust pipes and license plates.

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+.

Swind E Classic Mini

Swind E Classic Mini
~$100K  Buy Comment

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.

Tair Inflatable Roof Rack

Tair Inflatable Roof Rack
~$65+  Pledge Comment

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.

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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.

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.

Trilight Emergency Car Light

Trilight Emergency Car Light
$79+  Pledge Comment

Not to be confused with Striker’s similarly-named product, this Trilight’s basic function is a car warning beacon. It also has a built-in jump starter, a USB charging port and a powerful white light with high and low modes. Its red LEDs are also detachable.

It’s a Gas!

It’s a Gas!
$35  Buy Comment

Gestalten’s It’s a Gas!: The Allure of the Gas Station is a coffee table book dedicated to the “temples of mobility.” It charts the history of the gas station and features some of the most unique and interesting examples all over the world.

AutoAuto Tire Changing Tool

AutoAuto Tire Changing Tool
~$297+  Pledge Comment

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.

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.

FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor

FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor
$150  Buy Link Comment

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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Rear View Prints

Rear View Prints
$23-$140  Buy Comment

Rear View Prints makes beautiful illustrated posters of cars and race tracks. Whether you’re a hardcore F1 fan, a Porsche purist, or a pop culture maven, there’s something here for you. The posters come in various sizes and can be ordered with a black frame.

Nissan Invisible-to-Visible Concept

Nissan Invisible-to-Visible Concept

Nissan is working on an augmented reality system called “Invisible-to-Visible” that uses sensors on the car as well as data from the cloud to enable drivers to see what’s around and ahead of them via a pair of glasses or a heads up display.

Maxlider 4-Door Ford Bronco

Maxlider 4-Door Ford Bronco

Maxlider Brothers Customs is working on a modern and large reimagining of the classic Ford Bronco. They took the SUV’s chassis and added an extra pair of doors and a third row of seats. It will have a 5L supercharged V8 that produces up to 670hp.

Making a Cardboard F1 Car

Making a Cardboard F1 Car

Serial maker The Q used over 530 square feet of cardboard and more than 100 hot glue sticks to build this 1/3rd scale model of a Formula 1 race car. After he finished building the structure, he went on to give the car a proper racing livery.

How a Tesla Model 3 Gets Made

How a Tesla Model 3 Gets Made

Tesla recently shared this brief time-lapse video shot from the point-of-view of a Model 3 going through the company’s assembly line. The car’s thousands of parts are installed by a combination of human and machine workers. We’d love to see a longer, narrated version.

Nestbox

Nestbox
~$3500+  Buy Link Comment

The Nestbox is a removable module that lets vans easily house camping equipment. It has compartments for a cooker, water, and a fridge. It also comes with a bed frame and a mattress, and has drawers and textile bags for clothing.

Car-Discs Air Freshener

Car-Discs Air Freshener
$3+/2 pcs.  Pledge Comment

Want to keep your car smelling good but don’t want to hang a tacky air freshener inside? Check out Ian McClung’s Car-Discs. They’re tiny disc-shaped air freshener that you can clip to your car’s headrest pole, rear-view mirror, or place discreetly in other areas.

Runge RS

Runge RS

Runge Cars‘ RS is a throwback roadster inspired by the Porsche 718 RSK and Spyder race cars from the 1950s. It has an air-cooled flat-four engine that produces up to 159 hp, a steel tube frame, a polished aluminum body, a pair of bucket seats and leather trim.

Aviar R67 Electric GT

Aviar R67 Electric GT

Russian startup Aviar is working on an electric coupe inspired by 1960’s Mustangs. The R67 will use two electric motors with a total output of 840 hp, allowing it to go from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.2s and reach 155 mph. Its target driving range is about 300 mi.

Gateway Bronco

Gateway Bronco
$120K+  Buy Comment

If you’re willing to pay for a quality restored Ford Bronco, head to Gateway Bronco. The company has a licensing deal with Ford itself to produce custom old school Broncos. You can choose one with a 347 Stroker V8 or a Mustang V8 engine.

Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi

Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi

Waymo, Google’s self-driving car program, has launched a taxi service. Available only in Arizona as of this writing, Waymo One works just like a ride sharing service like Uber, except the “driver” just there in case of emergency, and the car is fully autonomous.

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