Custom built by David Brown Automotive, this retro MINI is loaded with rock and roll touches. Celebrating 60 years of Marshall audio, it has black metallic paint and gold accents, a custom mesh grille, Marshall and “60 Years of Loud” graphics, an 8-speaker Marshall audio system, and a DSL1 combo amp that slides out of the trunk.
Awesome Custom Cars
Because the gas-guzzling Hummer H1 wasn’t big enough, Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan aka the “Rainbow Sheikh” commissioned the build of this monster edition that’s roughly three times the size of the original. It’s powered by four diesel engines – one for each wheel, and its interior serves as a conference room.
This insane vehicle is basically a ride-on V8 engine. Created by the guys behind Boss Hoss Motorcycles, the Hoss Fly Barstool is powered by a 9.37-liter Chevy big-block V8 that makes 621 horsepower. You can build your own from a kit, or you can buy this one at Mecum’s 2022 Houston auction, which runs from 3.31 to 4.2.2022.
If a factory Ford Bronco isn’t enough for you, Apocalypse Manufacturing can set you up with an custom truck based on Ford’s hard-to-acquire off-roader. This insane mod adds a third axle, a truck bed, a 4-inch lift, custom wheels, 37″ all-terrain tires, and more. The first one hits the auction block 4.9.22 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach.
Reporting for Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, automotive journalist and friend of The Awesomer, Micah Wright headed to the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon for an up-close look at some of the weird and wonderful custom SUVs, trucks, and vans on display on the show floor. That Daihatsu Midget truck is bonkers. Watch part two here.
This custom-built vehicle is a giant-sized replica of Radio Flyer’s iconic little red wagon. It packs a 350 cubic-inch V8 engine, an automatic transmission, working lights, turn signals, gauges, 4-wheel disc brakes, and seats 12. It goes up for auction at Mecum’s Kansas City 2021 auction, which runs from 12.2 to 12.4.2021.
While you can’t park it your driveway in time for Halloween, you could still own this awesome bit of pop culture history – the coffin-shaped car that Grandpa raced in an episode of The Munsters. Barris Kustoms built five of these cars in the 1960s to promote the horror-sitcom, and it’s headed to Mecum’s 2022 Kissimmee car auction.
The Warthog from Halo is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of video games. There have been many replicas built over the years, but none as badass as Hoonigan’s, an off-road race truck with a 1000 hp twin-turbo V8 engine and 4-wheel steering. Here’s the first of 10 episodes showing how they built it.
The folks at tuning outfit Bussink will massage your already rare Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster into a roofless racer, while chopping 220 pounds from its weight. You’ll need to wear a helmet while you enjoy this windshield-less 2-seater which has an F1-like protective “halo” and a 4.0L bi-turbo V8 tuned to make 850 horsepower.
California customizers Next Level took Jeep’s Gladiator pickup and upgraded it with a 6-wheel-drive system. It also has an extended 8-foot bed, a luxurious interior with Nappa leather, and an optional steel bumper, LED headlights, and a Warn winch. It’s available with a 2.0L I-4 turbo, 3.6L V6, or 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine.
This custom Mini Moke might look adorable, but she’s got it where it counts. French vehicle customizer Lazareth managed to build a modern tribute to the tiny utility vehicle using an aluminum chassis, and the V8 from a Maserati, bestowing it with a ridiculous 460 hp. Just listen to her purr.
Every Rolls-Royce is, in fact, custom, but Justin Bieber’s “floating” Rolls takes customizing to the extreme. West Coast Customs turned Bieber’s 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith into a nod to Rolls’ 103EX Vision 100 concept car, adding a custom audio system in the trunk to compliment the reimagined interior. Flashy? Yep. Classy? Jury’s out.
This custom 4-door Jeep Wrangler features a sturdy hardtop with mini windows and a roof rack that remind us more than a little of a classic Land Rover Defender. It also has painted steel wheels, limb riser wires, quad door steps, and a winch. The 4×4 can be equipped with 3.6L V6, 3.0L turbo diesel, or a 392ci V8 engine.
This awesome Porsche 911 was built by Singer for its All-terrain Competition Study. Working with rally expert Richard Tuthill they created the car based on a 1990 Type 964, strengthened its core, upgraded its suspension, brakes, tires, engine, and gearbox to survive punishing off-road events like the Baja 1000 and Dakar Rally.
Incorporating elements of the One-77 and Vulcan supercars, this incredible one-off Aston Martin is one of the most drop-dead gorgeous cars we’ve ever laid eyes on. Under its long hood, it packs a 7.3L V12 that makes 836 hp, connected to its rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Despite its race car underpinnings, it’s road legal.
Taking inspiration from the electric quad bike teased by Elon Musk during Tesla Cybertruck reveal, the guys from Rich Rebuilds created their own interpretation of the vaporware all-terrain vehicle. Cranking out insane amounts of torque, Starscream is a pure-electric, rear-wheel drive ATV started life as a Yamaha Raptor.
Jeep hasn’t made a Wrangler with a V8 since 1981, but is teasing us with a concept 4×4 that packs a 6.4L engine making 450 hp and 450 lb-ft. of torque. It also rocks a 2-inch lift kit, Dana 44 axles, electric front- and rear-axle lockers, 37″ mud-terrain tires, and a sub-5 second 0-to-60 time. Here’s hoping they put it into production.
Inspired by the awesome Ford Mustang seen in 2000’s Gone in 60 Seconds, Fusion Motor Company can set you up with a restored, reinforced, and upgraded ’67 or ’68 pony car just like the one in the movie. Available with V8 engines ranging from 430 hp to 750 hp.
Shelby’s latest truck starts out as a Ford F-150, but is made oh-so-special with the addition of a 5.0-liter supercharged V8, packing 750 horsepower, plus sporty ground effects, 22″ chrome wheels, and of course, racing stripes, because they make everything faster.
One of Toyota’s slick rides for SEMA 2016, Cartel Customs and Star Side Design turned the 4-door daily driver into a 2-door sportscar, turbo-boosted to 250 whp, stripped it down to just 2000 lb. with the driver, then coated the whole thing in a vibrant two-tone paint.
This low-riding, custom-built beast started life as a 2016 Land Cruiser, but now is capable of pushing out more than 2000 hp, and hitting a top speed of 220 mph, courtesy of Motorsports Technical Center, and a pair of volleyball-sized Garrett turbochargers. Debuts at SEMA 2016.