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Tesla Off-Road Tank

Tesla Off-Road Tank

Despite its acceleration abilities, the Tesla Model S is a relativelt tame-looking car from the outside. But that all changed after The Real Life Guys got their hands on one. The German YouTubers took a Model S and converted it into a Model T by lifting it more than two feet and equipping it with tank tracks. Turn on subtitles.

Tetris on Tesla Coils

Tetris on Tesla Coils

Franzoli Electronics has entertained us with performances of Around the World and Megalovania on tesla coils. This time, they played a version of Korobeiniki, commonly known as the Tetris theme song. We’re picturing those blocks dropping into place and being zapped into oblivion by lightning as each level is cleared.

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Tesla Giga Berlin Factory Fly-Through

Tesla Giga Berlin Factory Fly-Through

EV maker Tesla takes us on a high-speed drone flight around and inside of its Berlin-Brandenburg Gigafactory in Germany. Along the way, you’ll get closer to the incredible metal stamping and robotic assembly machines than most humans will ever get.

Blowing up a Broken Tesla

Blowing up a Broken Tesla

After learning that replacing the dead battery in his 2013 Tesla Model S would cost more than $20,000, its owner decided that it would be more fun to blow up the car than to repair it. So he donated his ride to the Beyond the Press and a team of explosive experts who loaded it up with dynamite and blew it to smithereens.

Tesla Autopilot vs. Tail of the Dragon

Tesla Autopilot vs. Tail of the Dragon

US Route 129 aka “Tail of the Dragon” is one of America’s greatest and most daunting roads. With 318 curves over its 11 miles, it’s claimed more than a few vehicles and lives. CGP Grey took his dad’s Tesla there to see how the car’s “self-driving” beta handled the twisty and turny road. Uncut drive footage here.

Jet-Powered Tesla Model S

Jet-Powered Tesla Model S

One of the main reasons people buy a Tesla is that it runs on electric power. So the idea of outfitting a Model S with jet engines seems pretty counterintuitive. Warped Perception not only equipped his car with a trio of jet engines, he went the extra mile by adding a console with aircraft throttle controls inside the cabin.

Tesla Cyberquad ATV for Kids

Tesla Cyberquad ATV for Kids

Tesla teamed up with Radio Flyer to create a pint-size version of the electric ATV shown alongside the Cybertruck. This kid-friendly Cyberquad has a top speed of 10 mph, 15 miles of range, and rides on a steel frame with off-road pneumatic tires and disc brakes. Before you get any funny ideas, it has a 150 lb. weight limit.

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

When it comes to car acceleration, you can’t get much quicker than a Tesla Model S Plaid. FullMag equipped a Model S Plaid with a working M134 Minigun that just might be enough to convince slower cars to get out of the left lane. A second video shows a test firing with blanks and a night vision drive. (Thanks, Chris!)

Mattel MEGA X Tesla Cybertruck

Mattel MEGA X Tesla Cybertruck
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We’re still not sure when Tesla’s Cybertruck will go into production but starting 10.15.21 at 9am PT, you’ll be able to grab Mattel Creations’ miniature, which snaps together from 3000 pieces. The model of Elon Musk’s angular electric truck measures about 18″ long once assembled, and comes complete with smashed windows.

Off-Road Tesla

Off-Road Tesla

The Tesla Model 3 is a modern and zippy electric daily driver. Now it’s off-road capable thanks to Rich Rebuilds and Grind Hard Plumbing Co.. They started with a totaled Model 3 with all-wheel-drive, fixed its electrical issues, widened its wheel spacing, lifted it 2″, and added a 12,000 lb. winch and Falken Wildpeak off-road tires.

Tesla Model S Plaid @ Laguna Seca

Tesla Model S Plaid @ Laguna Seca

Hop on board for a fantastically fast and quiet ride around Laguna Seca in Unplugged Performance’s 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid aka “Dark Helmet”. With Randy Pobst behind the wheel, the car set an EV track record, with a 1:28.213 lap time. The tuned car has a stock drivetrain with upgraded aero, suspension, and tires.

Win a Loaded 2021 Tesla Model S Performance

You could win this tricked out 2021 Tesla Model S. This high-end EV comes with Ludicrous and Ludicrous+ modes, self-driving capability, 21″ Sonic Carbon wheels, a premium interior with carbon fiber, and red multicoat paint,. Packing 778 hp, the sedan zooms from 0-to-60 in 2.3 sec. Awesomer readers get double entries.

Win a 1000HP Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Enter now for your last chance to win this awesome muscle car. This custom 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody has been upgraded with a 1000hp Forza Stage 4R tuning kit, over $10,000 in factory options, custom LED lighting, and carbon fiber aero. Awesomer readers get double entries. Sweepstakes ends 3.30.2021.

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2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Tesla Model S

Tesla’s latest Model S hasn’t changed much outside, but its interior has a sleek new look, premium materials, and a steering wheel out of a video game. The Long Range model can go 412 mi, while the Plaid and Plaid+ offer insane specs: 1020 hp and 1100 hp, both doing 0-to-60 in under 2 sec. The Plaid+ has a crazy 520 mi range.

Making Tesla Batteries

Making Tesla Batteries

Tesla takes us on a high-speed journey through the battery production line at their $5 billion Gigafactory. It’s a robotic ballet of epic proportions, as thousands of the individual cylindrical battery cells come together. While not a single human is seen in the video, Tesla is hiring people for their battery division.

Tiny Cybertruck

Tiny Cybertruck

It seems as if the primitive design of Tesla’s Cybertruck makes it fairly easy to replicate, so this one resourceful dad decided to build his kid a Cybertruck body for his electric go kart. Just for fun, he let the kid use it to tow his Mercedes-Benz R-Class MPV. It also does a mean J-turn.

Win a Loaded 2020 Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X combines the space of a crossover with the power of a sports car – especially when it’s been tricked out in Performance trim with Ludicrous mode. One lucky entrant will win this car, while helping to support veterans’ and children’s charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries for a limited time.

Africa on Tesla Coils

Africa on Tesla Coils

Toto’s 1982 hit Africa has seemingly been covered a million times. But we can say with certainty that this is the first time we’ve heard it played by a pair of high-voltage Tesla coils. We could almost feel the hairs on the back of our neck standing up from the electricity. Performance by Franzoli Electronics.

Human-powered Tesla

Human-powered Tesla

If you want to charge up the big battery packs in a Tesla in any reasonable amount of time, you need a special high-voltage charger. But is it possible to recharge one of Elon Musk’s electric cars with human power? Watch as nine cyclists in Finland attempt to do just that, with their bicycles wired up to a Tesla Model X.

Origin Ludicrous PC

Origin Ludicrous PC

Marques Brownlee of MKBHD shows off Origin’s crazy high-end gaming PC. It’s built into the frunk of a kid-size Tesla Model S, and packs an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU with 12 cores, a Hydro X liquid cooling system, iCUE RGB lighting, 6TB of SSD storage, 32GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU. And yes, it still drives.

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Megalovania on Tesla Coils

Megalovania on Tesla Coils

(Loud) The track Megalovania from Undertale is one of the most frantic and challenging to play pieces of music in the history of video games. It sounds especially great when performed on high voltage tesla coils, as demonstrated by Franzoli Electronics.

Tesla Ventilator

Tesla Ventilator

Automotive manufacturers have been called on to use their production expertise to help build ventilators to stem shortages and save lives. GM and Ford have already started to help, and now Tesla’s engineers are showing off their design for a custom respirator, made with car parts they already have on hand.

Hot Wheels x Cybertruck

Hot Wheels x Cybertruck

Mattel and Tesla have teamed up to create two remote-controlled toys based on Elon Musk’s crazy looking electric pickup. The 1/64-scale version will sell for 20 bucks, while the 1/10-scale version will go for $400, and even includes “cracked window” stickers. They’re only available in limited quantities, and will ship in December 2020.

Back to the Cybertruck

Back to the Cybertruck

Doc and Marty trade in their DeLorean for something a little more spacious and eco-friendly in this very well executed bit of fakery from the guys at Fort York VFX, who managed to seamlessly graft Tesla’s Cybertruck into a classic scene from Back to the Future.

Russian Cybertruck

Russian Cybertruck

Why wait until 2021 for Tesla to start shipping Cybertrucks, when you can just build your own? That’s what the guys from Russian car-hacking channel Garage 54 did. While their version of the primitive looking truck looks the part, we’re certain the formerly concrete-armored UAZ truck it’s built on isn’t very energy efficient.

The Tesla Triangulator

The Tesla Triangulator

The guys at Nukazooka poke fun at the low poly look of the Tesla Cybertruck with this hilarious clip that imagines a pocket-sized gadget that could turn anything into a primitive and clunky version of itself. We wonder what would happen if you pointed it at LEGO’s Cybertruck.

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