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Hand-Loading a Ferry

Hand-Loading a Ferry

If there is a higher power controlling things on Earth, we like to imagine they reach down with their giant hands to move things around while we’re not looking. Filmmaker Erik Schmitt’s forced perspective illusion of a hand moving cars on a ferry is pretty much what we’ve envisioned. His TikTok channel has lots more visual tomfoolery.

Wooden Bugatti Centodieci

Wooden Bugatti Centodieci

The Bugatti Centodieci is an incredible car, inspired by the automaker’s 110+ year history. Just 10 of the cars were produced, at a price of $9 million each. The guys from ND Woodworking Art couldn’t quite afford one, so they built a kid-sized version out of wood. It has working lights, steering, and a basic drivetrain.

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Cars with Headlight Wipers

Cars with Headlight Wipers

While some cars still offer the ability to wash the dirt off of headlights, today’s tech relies on powerful sprayers. Back in the day, car companies came up with all kinds of clever designs for tiny wipers to keep headlights clean. After you watch that, enjoy a satisfying montage of modern headlight washers.

Making a Centrifugal Car

Making a Centrifugal Car

Handy Geng wanted to know what it was like to feel weightless. But since he’s not planning on heading to space any time soon, he decided to build a machine that approximates that sensation on Earth. The vomit-inducing car has a cylindrical passenger compartment that can flip 360º. The faster it’s driven, the quicker it spins.

Cars and Trucks vs. Giant Bulge

Cars and Trucks vs. Giant Bulge

There’s a series of videos making the rounds that shows vehicles being launched off of a disproportionately tall bulge in the road, and they’re quite entertaining. The clips were made using the soft-body vehicle simulator BeamNG.drive, and these ones were posted by BeamNG Nation. That Cybertruck aced the landing.

Flintstones Car of the Future

Flintstones Car of the Future

Instead of regular wheels, Fred Flintstone’s car had cylinders like a steam roller. It was also powered by feet. Brick Technology built a LEGO Technic vehicle that preserves the cylindrical design but updated everything else, adding a powerful motor drive and the ability to corner and drift by flexing its front and rear sections.

LEGO Batmobile Animation

LEGO Batmobile Animation

Animator, LEGO, and Batman fan Idan Kotzen created this fantastic animated short celebrating some of the various Batmobiles over the years. The stop-motion and clever use of lighting give the cars a great sense of movement, as LEGO Batman gives chase to the evildoers of Gotham.

Wall-Climbing LEGO Cars

Wall-Climbing LEGO Cars

Inspired by the LEGO car builds on the Brick Experiment Channel, the guys at Brick Technology wanted to see if they could create a motorized LEGO vehicle that could drive over a wall. It took quite a bit of trial-and-error to come up with a design that could scale even a fairly short wall, and the final vehicle is a bit of a cheat.

2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz

2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz

The VW bus is back, only this time it’s an EV. The compact, 5-passenger ID. Buzz will have a 150kW motor and a 77 kWh battery, charging from 5% to 80% in 30 minutes. It offers car-like aerodynamics and will come in a cargo version as well. Coming to Europe in fall 2022 and the US in 2023 with a 3-row option.

100-Cylinder LEGO Car

100-Cylinder LEGO Car

Most cars have a 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder engine. Even a $3 Million Bugatti tops out at 16 cylinders. But this LEGO vehicle has an insane 100-cylinder powertrain. Brick Experiment Channel built this monster which is so long that it needs a 10-point turn to turn a corner. Fortunately, there is a fix – stacking the engine vertically.

The New Batmobile Up Close

The New Batmobile Up Close

With every Batman reboot, we look forward to a new Batmobile. The Dark Knight’s ride in Matt Reeves’ The Batman is as mean as they come. Car Throttle got up close with one of the cars used on-screen. The extreme muscle car has an insanely wide body, a 700 hp turbo V8 engine, all-wheel drive, and is built like a freaking tank.

The World’s Cheapest New Car

The World’s Cheapest New Car

Ordering a new car off of wholesaling site Alibaba.com seems like a sketchy idea, and that’s exactly why Jalopnik did it. In this series of clips, editor Jason Torchinsky unboxes it, takes us for a test drive, and explains the engineering of Chang Li’s tiny electric four-seater, which sells for about $930 ($1200 with the batteries).

The Reincarnated DeLorean DMC-12

The Reincarnated DeLorean DMC-12

One of the most legendary sports cars of all time will soon take a trip back to the future. The DeLorean Motor Company is gearing up to reintroduce the iconic DMC-12, the legendary stainless steel, gull-winged coupe that captivated the ‘80s. This time, it will be all-electric with a 300-mile driving range.

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Morgan Super 3

Morgan Super 3

British automaker Morgan’s latest 3-wheeler is powered by a 118bhp, 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder Ford engine instead of one copped from a motorcycle. It’s designed for touring and adventuring and features a stiff new monocoque chassis, a digital instrument panel, and side rails for attaching gear like suitcases and a fancy leather cupholder.

What Really Happened on Pimp My Ride

What Really Happened on Pimp My Ride

Most of us know that you can’t believe everything you see on so-called “reality” TV shows. Weird History delves into the many ways in which the producers of the MTV hit series Pimp My Ride coached contestants, changed their stories, cheaped out on car mods, and manipulated outcomes to make the show more exciting.

Can Do Can Opener

Can Do Can Opener

Who says kitchen tools need to be boring? Opening a can with Ototo’s Can Do can opener is like driving a tiny car along the edge of your cans. Now, put the pedal to the metal and pour yourself a big bowl of chicken noodle soup.

Machine Dismantles a Car

Machine Dismantles a Car

Once a car is no longer drivable, it heads to the junkyard. But before it ends up on the scrap heap, machines like the Powerhand VRS are used to rip apart the car to separate materials, maximizing recyclability of components. It looks like a great way to work out aggression too.

Plasticine Clay Cars and Crashes

Plasticine Clay Cars and Crashes

YouTube channel Handmade features models of cars that were individually hand-built out of Plasticine clay. The artist behind the camera uses a plastic model as his form, then painstakingly traces and cuts out each piece of its body to create impressively accurate miniatures. And then he crash-tests them.

LEGO Propeller Car Tug of War

LEGO Propeller Car Tug of War

GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines! continues to entertain with their LEGO Technic prowess. In this video, they pitted a powerful propeller-driven car against a train engine and a 4×4. Which vehicle will reign supreme in the LEGO tug-of-war?

AirCar Prototype 1 Flying Car

AirCar Prototype 1 Flying Car

We’re still waiting for the jetpacks that sci-fi stories promised, but flying cars are here. AirCar Prototype 1 has received a Certificate of Airworthiness with production models due in 2023. The push of a button transforms the two-seater between car and aircraft modes in three minutes.

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The Wooden Supercar

The Wooden Supercar

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.

LEGO Flywheel Car

LEGO Flywheel Car

GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines built this unique LEGO Technic vehicle that stores energy in a flywheel. A rig consisting of 21 Powered-Up L motors and six Smart Hubs transfers power to the flywheel, then the car can continue driving on its own. It doesn’t go very far but has enough torque to climb a hill.

Underground Parking Elevator

Underground Parking Elevator

This unique system parks cars in an underground garage while taking up minimal space. TreviPark’s silo-shaped parking lot has spaces set up in a circular arrangement around a central elevator which can rotate to access a specific car, then lift it to the surface. Here’s an interior view from another car’s perspective.

Tiny Japanese “Supercar”

Tiny Japanese “Supercar”

This Japanese kei car has supercar looks, but the Autozam AZ-1 wasn’t exactly a powerhouse. Donut Media takes some time up close and personal with this awesome little lightweight that Mazda made from 1992-1995. Like a real exotic, it’s got a mid-rear-mounted, turbocharged engine, gullwing doors, and zero cargo space.

Deep Cleaning a Flooded Car

Deep Cleaning a Flooded Car

You might think that a flood-damaged car would be bound for the scrapyard, but the guys from WD Detailing did an amazing job removing layers of caked-on mud and grime from this Pontiac Firebird WS6. It was originally going to be sold for parts, but it’s actually running again after the cleanup. Original video here.

Fan Favorite Red Bull Soapbox Cars

Fan Favorite Red Bull Soapbox Cars

Over the years Red Bull has sponsored some great soapbox races, each featuring a number of wild and wacky homebrew vehicles. This video looks back at six of the all-time great race performances, from an Easter Island statue on wheels to a couple of eggs in a frying pan. The backwards camper is our favorite.

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