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Cars & Curves Porsche Book

Cars & Curves Porsche Book

Stefan Bogner and Ben Winter’s Cars & Curves: A Tribute to 70 Years of Porsche features pictures of awesome sports cars, from the 906 to the Carrera GT, each in their natural environment. The beautiful photos are punctuated by essays about each featured car.

ItzaGasCan Emergency Gas Can

ItzaGasCan Emergency Gas Can
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Be prepared when you run out of gas without cluttering your car with the ItzaGasCan emergency gas can. It’s a one-time use bag-in-a-box with a one gallon capacity. It’s collapsed by default so it won’t take up much space. It can be safely used with gasoline, E85, and diesel.

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Driven: 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Driven: 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

We recently spent a week living with the all new 2019 Veloster Turbo. The playful 3-door hatch is better than ever, with refined new styling inside and out, upgraded suspension, torque vectoring, and plenty of modern tech. Read our full review on 95octane.

Icon Old School BR Bronco

Icon Old School BR Bronco

Vehicle restoration shop Icon is introducing a sub-line to its Ford Bronco model, the Icon BR. The Old School BR will feature a more classic design, such as a glossy finish, a traditional Bronco grille, and other vintage details.

Hot Wheels Inversions

Hot Wheels Inversions

5MadMovieMakers has a little fun with his new Hot Wheels Zoom GoPro mount, and takes us on wild rides through four tricky loops, corkscrews, and dives, each viewed from three different angles. That reverse perspective of the chase car is great.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
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Aston Martin’s replacement for the Vanquish S is a grand display of luxury and power. The DBS Superleggera has a 715hp 5.2L twin-turbo V12 and an aluminum structure with a beautiful carbon fiber body. It goes up to 211 mph and does 0 to 62mph in 3.4s.

Lemon-powered Supercar

Lemon-powered Supercar

VW turned up to Pike’s Peak this year and broke the course record with their I.D. R EV. Prior to the race, the automaker challenged Mark Rober and William Osman to collect a little extra energy for their their supercar. We like to think the citrus power made the difference.

Nobe 100 Three-Wheel Electric Car

Nobe 100 Three-Wheel Electric Car

The Nobe 100 is a three-wheeled electric city car with a beautiful retro design. The car will be made entirely from reusable or recycled parts and has an upgrade system in place to ensure longevity. It goes up to 68mph and lasts up to 137mi per charge.

Duct Tape Spare Tire

Duct Tape Spare Tire

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 Classic Watches

Gauge Instruments Classic Watches

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.

Cardiff Travel Headrest

Cardiff Travel Headrest

Cardiff’s Travel Headrest comes with a pair of adjustable cushions that let you rest your head on either side of a car seat. It can be adjusted to 14 positions and locks in place when not in use. We don’t recommend installing one on your driver’s seat.

Series 2 Slammed Land Rover

Series 2 Slammed Land Rover

Partridge Design specializes in building custom motorcycles, but they knocked it out of the park with their slammed Series II Land Rover. The build features a lowered suspension, aircraft-style seats, a rebuilt engine and a wonderful raw metal finish.

Tesla Model X Tows a Plane

Tesla Model X Tows a Plane

…and not just any plane. The Boeing 787-9 is a passenger airplane mostly made of carbon laminate, but it still weighs over 280,000 lb. The Tesla Model X P100D managed to tow the beast, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. Cue “yo mama” jokes.

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Soda Can Race Car

Soda Can Race Car

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.

ECD Range Rover Classic

ECD Range Rover Classic
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ECD Automotive Design branched out from making custom Land Rover Defenders and is now offering customized and modernized Range Rover Classics. You can customize the engine, body color, upholstery, center console and more.

Driven: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Driven: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

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.

Hudly Wireless Heads-up Display

Hudly Wireless Heads-up Display

Hudly Wireless is heads-up display for cars that promises to be very easy to use. It wirelessly mirrors your phone’s screen, so it will work with all of your apps. The transparent 6.2″ display is bright and has a large viewing angle.

Classic Recreations 69-70 Mustangs

Classic Recreations 69-70 Mustangs
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Classic Recreations is expanding its line of custom-made restored Mustangs to include the Mach 1, Boss 302 and Boss 429. You can order your ride with an original 1969-1970 Mustang body or a brand new Ford-licensed one.

Memminger Roadster 2.7

Memminger Roadster 2.7

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.

Porsche Quintessenza Electric Car

Porsche Quintessenza Electric Car

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.

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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

The Mission E Cross Turismo is Porsche’s concept sports SUV. The electric all-wheel drive vehicle has a total output of around 600hp, lasts up to 310mi per charge and can be charged to a nearly 250mi range in just 15 minutes.

2018 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2018 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar have unveiled their annual concepts for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. The seven vehicles include the restored 1965 Wagoneer, a stripped-down, lightweight Wrangler called 4SPEED, and the rolling Mopar catalog known as the Nacho.

Chevy Grille Hot Wheels Display

Chevy Grille Hot Wheels Display

The guys over at BangShift shared this clever idea for displaying and collecting Hot Wheels and other similarly-scaled toy cars. Simply scour eBay for the appropriate 1970s-era Chevy pickup grille, hang, and fill. (Thanks Craig!)

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered

The lightning fast and well-supported open world arcade racer Burnout Paradise is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One with remastered visuals, with up to 4K resolution and 60fps frame rate on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One. A Windows version is coming as well.

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

Lotus 3-Eleven 430
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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.

Disney’s Magic Highway U.S.A.

Disney’s Magic Highway U.S.A.

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.

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