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World’s Greatest Drag Race 7

World’s Greatest Drag Race 7

Motor Trend held its annual quarter-mile drag race on Vandenberg Air Force Base’s 15,000ft.-long runway. The 12 competitors are the site’s favorite cars for 2017, including the Mercedes Benz AMG GTR, the Ferrari 488 GTB, and the Tesla Model S P100D.

Volvo XC40 SUV

Volvo XC40 SUV

Volvo aims at the BMW X1, Audi Q2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA with its own compact SUV. The XC40 has many of the safety and infotainment technologies found in Audi’s bigger SUVs. It will also be the first vehicle to be featured in Volvo’s flat-fee leasing service.

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Winnebago Revel 4×4 RV

Winnebago Revel 4×4 RV

Based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, the Revel is kitted out with solar-power, and a living space with a lift bed, bathroom, and kitchen. It has a 3-liter turbodiesel engine, on-demand 4WD with traction control, and optional performance wheels and all-terrain tires.

How to Make a Hot Tub Car

How to Make a Hot Tub Car

We’ve seen hot tub boats, but a hot tub car? Only Colin Furze would be brave enough to take this on. As if the plan wasn’t crazy enough, he chose to sacrifice a BMW E30 convertible. Watch him try his best to seal and reinforce the car for its new occupant – a ton of hot water.

Honda Urban EV Concept

Honda Urban EV Concept

The Honda Urban EV Concept is an incredibly charming mix of past and future. Its squat and boxy body is tempered by a LED-lit grill that has a message board. Inside is a massive digital dash and two bench seats. A production version will be released in Europe in 2019.

BMW Concept X7 iPerformance

BMW Concept X7 iPerformance

BMW is gunning for the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Lexus LX and other road-hogging SUVs with the X7. It’s the most spacious BMW ever designed, and has a panoramic glass roof that stretches all the way to the back. It will be available as a hybrid with a turbocharged engine. That kidney grill tho.

Lamborghini Kode 0 Supercar

Lamborghini Kode 0 Supercar

Wedge on wheels. Industrial designer Ken Okuyama’s Kode 0 was inspired by the Lancia Stratos Zero, the Lamborghini Countach and other futuristic cars from the 1970’s. Based on a Lamborghini Aventador, its compact and sharp body was made entirely out of carbon fiber.

Waylens Secure360 Dash Cam

Waylens Secure360 Dash Cam

The Waylens Secure360 dash cam watches over your car even when you’re not driving. Not only does it capture 360º video, it has GPS and movement sensors that can send alerts and footage via a mobile app. It will come in Wi-Fi or 4G-capable variants.

1959 Volkswagen 23-Window Bus

1959 Volkswagen 23-Window Bus

One of the most sought after variants of the beloved Volkswagen Type 2, this 1959 23-Window Bus aka Samba won Best Luxury Bus at the 2017 Kelley Park VW Show. It has been fully restored to its original specifications and is expected to fetch at least $160K.

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk’s Master Plan

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk’s Master Plan

In less than 15 years, a new player in the car industry managed to convince America that electric cars can be stylish and practical. With the coming of the Model 3, Tesla co-founder Elon Musk hopes to tack on the last crucial adjective: attainable.

FJ Company Sport

FJ Company Sport

Using years of experience in restoring Land Cruisers, The FJ Company is keeping the spirit of the definitive 4×4 alive. The FJ Company Sport adds modern equipment to an FJ40 body and chassis, including a 210hp 1FZ engine, Old Man Emu suspension, and a digital dash and radio.

Mercedes-Benz Automated Valet Parking

Mercedes-Benz Automated Valet Parking

Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler worked with Bosch to create a parking system with cars that park and retrieve themselves. The cars and the car park are equipped with sensors that guide the car to a free space. Drivers use an app to summon their rides.

Land Rover Spectre Defender

Land Rover Spectre Defender

One of 10 Defenders that were customized for the bad guys to drive in the James Bond film Spectre. It has 37″ tires bolted to the wheels, an engine tweaked to produce 187 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque, Bilstein dampers and Recaro safety harnesses.

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Porsche 911 Safari

Porsche 911 Safari
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One of three replicas that Dr. Erik Brandenburg built based on the 911 that he used to finish 9th place in the 2007 TransSyberia Rally. What was once a 1979 911 Super Carrera has been turned into a rock-solid all-terrain beast. More here.

Luxury Car Vending Machine

Luxury Car Vending Machine

Singapore-based Autobahn Motors turned its showroom into a 15-story luxury car vending machine. Even though it’s more of a marketing and space-saving stunt, the delivery system actually works, and is controlled through a mobile app.

Lazareth Amphibious Mini Moke

Lazareth Amphibious Mini Moke

French company Lazareth says that it’s selling Mini Mokes modified to be amphibious. The mod is mainly based on a propeller that lets it go up to 7 knots on water. On land, you get 4-wheel drive and a top speed of 56mph.

Cleaning a Car’s Engine Bay

Cleaning a Car’s Engine Bay

ChrisFix shows us how to clean the engine bay of a variety of vehicles, turning them from being covered with dirt, oil and rust to good as new. Watch it all the way through instead of going along with it step by step, because he’s got lots of precautions and tips.

How to Recharge Your Car’s A/C

How to Recharge Your Car’s A/C

Has your car’s air conditioning lost its cool? You could go to a repair shop, wasting time and money, or buy the A/C Pro Recharge kit, which lets you fix your A/C yourself in less than 10 minutes with no tools. After a few quick steps, your car will have the #1 coldest air.

2004 Arrows F1 Two-seater

2004 Arrows F1 Two-seater
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The now defunct Arrows racing team used this overhauled and slightly driven two-seater Formula 1 car to give rides to sponsors and VIPs. Decked in Lotus’ black and gold, the racer has a 3.5L V8 and comes with an extra set of slicks.

Auto Nom

Auto Nom

An autonomous Mercedes-Benz fools around a deserted city while singing It’s Not Unusual in the voice of Hatsune Miku. F°am Studio’s short film is lighthearted on its own, but watch the accompanying “interview” with Nom and it takes on a different tone.

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Driven: 2018 Toyota Camry XSE

Driven: 2018 Toyota Camry XSE

Toyota says goodbye to boring with its sporty new Camry variant, which looks awesome in white with a black roof and red leather interior. Its new chassis and suspension handle great, and the V6 version cranks out 301 hp and 267 lb-ft. of torque. Full review on 95octane.

DIY Custom Car Horn Sounds 2

DIY Custom Car Horn Sounds 2

Engineer Mark Rober stole a page from I Like To Make Stuff’s book (and enlisted the man himself) and added additional horn sounds to his car. But he opted for a more permanent and practical setup that has three sounds: nice, nicer, and not nice.

TrailNest Rooftop Hammock Stands

TrailNest Rooftop Hammock Stands

TrailNest’s foldable hammock stands are meant to be attached to vehicle roof bars, but can also be used on the ground. They have their own floors so you won’t step on your roof. There’s also a kit that comes with a ladder. Available in single or double stands.

LEGO Drift Wagon

LEGO Drift Wagon

LEGO Technic builder Attika created this awesome open-frame 4-wheel drive, Android-controlled car tuned for mad drifting action. It’s got a working drivetrain, brakes, lights, and looks like a blast at to speed. Action footage at 3:30, and lots of build images on Flickr.

Need for Speed Payback (Trailer)

Need for Speed Payback (Trailer)

The latest entry in EA’s arcade racer is clearly inspired by The Fast and The Furious. Climb up the world of street racing across five car classes – race, drift, off-road, drag, and runner – pick up abandoned vehicles and turn them into beasts using aftermarket parts.

Doing Donuts on National Donut Day

Doing Donuts on National Donut Day

After you wolf down your requisite dose of fried dough and sugar today, sit back and enjoy some donuts of the automotive variety, courtesy of pro driver RJ Anderson, as he spins circles on his BFGoodrich® Tires. As Anderson proves, the best donuts are the ones you make yourself.

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