The F22 Eurofighter and BMW may not have much in common, but that didn't stop HGK Motorsport from creating a monstrous drift car based on a 2-Series coupe. They started by stripping the chassis and rebuilding it from the ground up, starting with a General Motors-sourced LS V8 crate engine tuned by Mast Motorsports to generate 820-horsepower, mated to a Samsonas five-speed sequential transmission and Winters differential. Other upgrades include: a 40-liter FIA fuel cell, Wilwood brakes, a full roll cage, fully adjustable suspension, and carbon Kevlar body panels. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how stackable chips, like Pringles, are made.
Remember that mysterious Bugatti Veyron limousine that surfaced weeks ago? Well, it was being transported to the set of Pitbull's latest music video: "Greenlight". Built by the tuners at "USA Replica", this knockoff may not be powered by a W16 engine, but it will definitely make you look twice should it roll up at a traffic light. Continue reading for more spy shots of the Veyron limousine. Click here for bonus images of a real Mansory Bugatti Veyron.
Thanks to a quad-turbocharged 13L diesel engine, mated to an I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission, Volvo's "The Iron Knight" has claimed the title of "world's fastest truck". The 2,400-horsepower and 4,425 lb-ft of torque help it rocket from 0-62 mph in a mere 4.6-seconds, while topping out at 171.5 mph, which is quite impressive, considering the beast weighs 10,000-pounds. It set a new land speed record by completing the 500 meter sprint in just 13.71-seconds (81.6mph average speed) and the 1,000 meter in 21.29-seconds (109mph average speed). Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what happens when molten iron meets a huge magnet.
Normal firetrucks are adequate for most emergency situations, but when there are extreme fires, like the ones in California this summer, you'll probably want to fight them in a Bulldog 4x4. Sitting on massive 54" military-grade tires and a two inch chassis cage, this beast has 24" of ground clearance to traverse over any obstacle and a 2,000-gallon water foam carrying capacity. There are even built-in hoses located in the front bumper for extra fire-fighting power. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft, crashing into the ground.
Before today's Cayenne, there was the Porsche 597 Jagdwagen (German for "hunting car"), which was basically a light military vehicle, designed to compete with the likes of Jeep and Land-Rover. Power came from an induced air-cooled flat-four taken from the Porsche 356, located in the rear of the vehicle, producing 50-horsepower, mated to a 5-speed manual box with additional on-the-fly two/four wheel drive shifter. A total of 71 Porsche 597s were manufactured, between 1955 and 1958, 49 of which were built for the civilian market (chassis numbers starting from 597-000101). Continue reading for another video and more information.
Mercedes-Benz's Viano Marco Polo looks like a normal van on the outside, but step inside, and you'll realize it's actually a mini home on wheels. Featuring a transverse bed, kitchenette set, safety assist technologies, and even a fully equipped bathroom. The rooftop tent enables friends to sleep comfortably when there's no more room in the main cabin. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Designer Paulo Mastrogiuseppe's Espresso Veloce machines may not be suited for the track, but are perfect for making a smooth cup of coffee. The just announced "Serie Titanio 500" is compatible with Nespresso pods and handcrafted from high-quality aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium. It comes in V8, V10, or V12 engine models in your choice of different 6 camshaft cover colors. The hefty 50-pound machine will set you back a minimum of $15,000. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of carbon fiber being crushed with an industrial hydraulic press.
We have seen the future of racing, and it will be driverless, starting with the RoboCar. Officially called "DevBot," this autonomous racer is modeled after a Le Mans prototype with full canopy, while the body is full carbon fiber to keep the weight down. This prototype has an exposed engine cover, but as you can hear in the video, a whine of an electric motor is present. The team says that the prototype boasts the same drivetrain, sensors, computation systems, and communication tech as the RoboCar concept revealed in March. Continue reading to see images of the original concept and what could possibly be the final form.
Why buy an off-road vehicle, when you could build your own? Meet the updated Rally Fighter by Local Motors, a fully capable off-road prerunner, with the amenities and luxuries of an every-day on road vehicle. A rugged tube chassis construction complemented with the best OEM and performance off-road parts, and all the requisite creature comforts one could desire. Priced from $99K, this 430-horsepower, Corvette V8-powered machine can be built in just a week at Local Motors' microfactory. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of 23 things you didn't know weren't in Star wars.
The LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder may be faster than Tesla's new Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode, both of them are limited edition models. The latter is all-wheel drive, has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity. Powered by a 100 kWh battery, it can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.5-seconds, while giving it a 315-mile range, making it the first all-electric to break the 300 mile barrier. "Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can also upgrade to a 100 kWh pack, but for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled," according to the press release. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral videos of Saturday Night Live stars breaking character.