With the help of stunt driver Kyle Weishaar, The Slow Mo Guys decided to replicate a common accident – a too-tall truck running into a too-short overpass, and captured all the carnage in gory slow motion detail. When the sheet metal hits at speed, it looks like rippling cloth.
THE BEST Trucks
Along with its other RAM 1500 brethren, the off-road ready quad cab Rebel is 4″ longer than before, increasing its wheelbase and interior space. Its suspension rides better than ever, and it features a sweet interior with black and red accents, and tire tracks embossed into its seats.
An awesome R/C recreation of the 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT. This picture-perfect 20.57″ long replica of the off-roader is built on Traxxas‘ impressive TRX-4 4×4 chassis, with huge suspension travel, portal axles, and massive trail-rated tires. We love the sunset decals.
Legacy Overland’s awesomely restored and upgraded 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ-45. It has a 3.5L 6-cylinder diesel engine, Old Man Emu suspension, Daytona Beadlock steel wheels, BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, LED headlights, and a Bluetooth radio connected to four speakers.
A first look at a sweet new LEGO set based on Mack’s workhorse trucks. The kit (#42078) includes includes all the parts needed to make two entirely different trucks – a Mack Anthem tractor-trailer and a Mack LR garbage truck. The set will go for about $150 when it drops in 2018.
We always wondered how those long trucks carrying windmill parts made it around corners, and now we have the answer. Watch as this 197 foot-long turbine blade makes a hard 90º right turn, thanks to an ingenious trailer design by Nooteboom. Watch at original speed here.
Most of the tunnels we’ve driven through are filthy, layered with exhaust from vehicles driving through. But in Switzerland, Colas Suisse keeps the tunnels spotless with this amazing contraption, which uses an array of spinning brushes to scrub off grime as it drives along.
We know first hand how good the Land Rover Discovery is good at towing things – we shot the video they used of the snow-bound 18-wheeler being towed by one. But we didn’t know it could pull a 121-ton, 328 ft road train like this Discovery HSE Td6 recently did in Australia.
Shelby takes the latest Ford F-150 Raptor, and bumps it up to 525+ hp and 610+ lb-ft. of torque. It’s also been given upgraded two-stage FOX Racing shocks, bigger tires and wheels, a custom body kit, LED light bars, and a custom Shelby interior. Only 500 will be made for 2018.
The most luxurious Ram truck ever has a Tungsten Chrome grille, body trim, and wheel accents. Inside, Frost leather seats are trimmed with Indigo piping, the cabin is accented by dark stained wood, and a suede headliner. Available on 1500, 2500 and 3500 series trucks.
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.
Designed as a more fuel efficient, reduced maintenance truck for fleets, the W-15 packs impressive specs. Its AWD electric drivetrain pushes out 460hp, and can go 0-to-60 in 5.5s. Pure-electric range is just 80 miles, but its gas engine can generate power for up to 310 miles.
SRS-RC shares footage of some amazing model trucks and construction equipment being driven and performing tasks during Modellbau Wels 2017, a festival which celebrates model vehicles and aircraft of all kinds. We’d love to see that Bucyrus crane being driven around in action.
MammuthWorks‘ huge Rewarron remote-controlled truck measures 78.5″ long, making it 33% of the size of an actual pickup. It’s got a 270cc 1 cyl engine, and an off-road suspension. While its price tag may be hard to swallow, it’s still less than 1/3rd the price of a real truck.
We recently headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Chevrolet for a day at their Find New Roads Experience. Along the way, we hit the agility course in the new Colorado ZR2, launched a Camaro ZL1, and did a bucket-list lap of the speedway in a Corvette Grand Sport.
Combining the ruggedness of Toyota’s nearly indestructible HiLux pickup with the playfulness of Tonka toy trucks, this very special concept is ready to take on just about anything, with a 6″ lift, 35″ lug tires, a huge skid plate, LED trail lighting, and a tube frame in its bed for gear.
During the 2017 Monster Jam World Finals XVIII, driver Lee O’Donnell was zipping around the dirt in his beastly ride, The Mad Scientist, when he pulled off a stunt never before performed in a monster truck – a front flip. Naturally, he went on to win the freestyle competition.
The Mint 400 is called The Great American Off-Road Race. To make the experience even better, Toyota helped us turn it into an awesome off-road road trip and adventure ending up in Las Vegas. We queued up Fear and Loathing and hit the road for an amazing weekend adventure.
Incredible video out of Korea of a tractor trailer losing control on the highway, balancing on just half of his wheels, then miraculously landing safely back on the road. Either the guy behind the wheel was a stunt driver, or his cargo was a bunch of self-balancing scooters.
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