Motorelic overhauled Honda’s failed street bike into its ideal form. They lowered its front forks, added a rear hoop then worked their metalworking magic with the front plate, seat and exhaust. Homeward Bound’s racing paint job completed the rebirth. More here.
Jay Leno’s Garage checks out the Fugu Z, a 1973 Datsun 240Z restomodded by Fast and Furious actor Sung Kang. The stripped down sports car has a tweaked 300hp Nissan R32 engine and a formidable body kit that’s balanced with perfect white paint. More on Autoblog.
This totally bonkers motorcycle from French custom shop Lazareth puts its rider atop a monstrous Maserati 4.7-liter V8. In all, the bike packs 470 horses and 457 lb-ft. of torque, and basically looks like a car engine with wheels. We can’t imagine how hot that seat gets.
“I think when it’s done it’s gonna be amazing. Roadkill amazing anyway.” The clinically insane folks at Roadkill spent only 5 days haphazardly making a circle track car street legal by giving it a 1970 Monte Carlo’s body. Behold, the NASCarlo.
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Jay Leno’s Garage talked to Hot Wheels’ designer and builder about the fully functioning life-size replica of the Darth Vader toy car. It’s amazing how Leno got through such a lengthy interview while barely knowing anything about Star Wars. Test drive at 17:13.
Originally made by Fuller Moto for Jet-Hot, the Double Down is a wicked all-wheel drive hot rod based on the 1932 Ford coupe. It has a Jon Kaase Boss Nine engine that produces up to 825 hp, and custom made Indy-style suspension. It will be auctioned off on 1/23/16.
Mighty Car Mods and their friends attempt to mod a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle L and give it 10 times its measly ~30hp with the help of a 2.5L turbocharged engine, while keeping its classic look. Skip to 34:10 for the result, including a drag race with the mighty Porsche 911 Carrera.
One-man bike shop Paul Miller turned a ’77 TT500 into a beautiful street tracker. He custom made many of the parts, including the beautiful tank and rear brake fluid reservoir. The SR500 wheels should be too big for the bike, but somehow they end up blending in well.