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.
Gauge Instruments makes minimal analog watches inspired by precision instruments and vehicles. Their Classic Black and Classic White are prime examples of their approach. The watches have 42mm metal cases, a butterfly buckle and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
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.
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.
Etsy store Heritage Racing makes desk clocks that look like the speedometer or tachometer of classic cars. The clock face is a high quality glossy print. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including the BMW E46 M3, Porsche 911 Turbo and the Jeep Wrangler.
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.
Voitures Extravert grabs parts from otherwise unusable Porsche 911s to create beautiful electric cars with the classic 911 look. They are equipped with a motor that lets the car go up to about 120mph and a battery that lasts up to about 250mi per charge.
The last version of Lotus‘ street legal track car. The 3-Eleven 430 sees the speedster’s 3.5L V6 engine optimized to produce 430hp, 20 more than the original. It now has a full carbon fiber bodywork, reducing its weight by 11lb. It goes from 0-60mph in 3.1s and tops out at 180mph.
Back in 1958, Disney envisioned the future of America’s highways and automotive tech. While we still don’t have flying ambulances or self-building roads, backup cameras and traffic apps are everyday items, and autonomy is closer than ever. Watch the full movie here.
Legacy Overland’s awesomely restored and upgraded 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ-45. It has a 3.5L 6-cylinder diesel engine, Old Man Emu suspension, Daytona Beadlock steel wheels, BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, LED headlights, and a Bluetooth radio connected to four speakers.
Inspired by the car in the 1968 Steve McQueen flick, but based on the latest Mustang GT, it packs an upgraded 5.0L V8 that makes at least 475 hp, performance exhaust, and a 6-speed manual with a cue ball shift knob. It looks great in Dark Highland Green, with minimal badging.
The last version of one of the definitive Italian supercars. The 25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach was designed by Pagani founder Horacio Pagani, and includes a tweaked nose, bumper and air intakes. It also has power windows and seats, and a more powerful A/C.
Donut Media looks at the evolution of Ford’s muscle car, with illustrations of some of the most notable versions of the Mustang, like the 1964 convertible, the Cobra, and the 2018 model, along with their growls. Also, there’s no way the GT350R weighs that much.
This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera has been restored and turned into a rally racer and all conditions ride by the Paterek Brothers. It has a 3.2L flat six, Bosch Monotronic fuel injection, 5-speed manual transmission, ventilated disc brakes and fully independent suspension.