Between 1981 – 1990, a very small number of 6×6 cab chassis Land Rover Defenders in Australia were made by JRA, and Classic Overland managed to get their hands on one of these gems. What did they come up with? A stealthy all-black vehicle called “Black Mamba”, powered by a 6.2L GM LS3 producing 430 horsepower. Even more surprising is that this donor vehicle was discovered in a South African fire station with only 30,000 km on the odometer. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was the automaker’s fastest vehicle back in 2012, powered by a 6.4L HEMI V8 generating 465 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Now, there’s Trackhawk model which uses a supercharged 6.2L V8 pumping out a 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. However, both pale in comparison to Ferrada’s custom Grand Cherokee SRT8 with an insane 1,200 horsepower. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sikorsky, now owned by Lockheed Martin, is set to reveal a remote-controlled Black Hawk helicopter next year that makes use of both autonomy software and high-tech sensors. So far, the prototype has managed to hit 172 miles per hour after 54.5-hours of flight time and will make its first fully autonomous flight in 2020. This helicopter will also offer pilots multiple autonomy modes so they can commit more time toward their mission. Read more for a video of some of the autonomous aircraft Lockheed Martin is working on and additional information.
Canon’s IVY REC is a tiny clippable camera that goes anywhere. Available in Riptide (Blue), Avocado (Green) and Dragon Fruit (Pink) colors, this camera has a clip that doubles as a viewfinder, eliminating the potential of a cracked screen, while simple one click capture ensures that you’ll be able to capture photos / videos immediately as they happen. Plus, the IVY REC pairs with the optional Canon Mini Cam app, so you’ll always be able to keep an eye on battery life, image capacity of the MicroSD card, video recording resolution (720p / 1080p),, and image size. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.
Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4, Italian coachbuilder Zagato rebodied a handful of them and they ended up in the hands of a few lucky collectors. Technically speaking, the 5-95 Zagato is an LP570-4 at heart, which means it’s still powered by a 5.2L V10 producing 562 hp and 397 lb-ft of torque with permanent four-wheel-drive that enables it to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.4-seconds, while topping out at 202 mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The end of Fortnite Season 10 kicked off with a bang, literally. Epic Games let the fireworks fly once the countdown clocks struck zero. The new rocket built by the mysterious Visitor at Dusty Depot launched, which created a new rift in the sky and set off a chain reaction. Other rifts around the island began pulsating, and multiple rockets then emerged, zipping around the sky until they all converged before smashing into the “zero point” beneath the giant meteor, sucking it into the rift. Read more for a video to show exactly what happened and additional information.
Ferrari first introduced the 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and this convertible variant of the 458 Italia boasted an aluminum retractable hardtop that actually weighs 55-pounds less than a soft roof (Ferrari F430 Spider), and required just 14-seconds for operation. Despite these revisions, it kept the same 0-62 mph acceleration time as the coupé model, but has a lower top speed of 199 mph due to the added weight. Read more for additional pictures of the ash pile and a link to the lot.
NASA has just revealed a new spacesuit that will be worn by astronauts on the manned Artemis missions for spacewalks outside the International Space Station. It’s officially called the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or xEMU for short, and its roots date back to the Mercury spacesuits that were essentially upgraded Navy high-altitude flight suits. Read more for two videos on the Artemis missions and additional information about the suit.
Not all 3D printers are created equal, and Prusa Research’s Mini is one designed for all ages. Featuring a build plate area of 180mm x 180mm x 180mm (7-inch x 7-inch x 7 inches), it’s significantly smaller than its predecessor, the Prusa Mk3s, and features auto bed leveling, a removable powder coated PEI sheet, which hold the print firm, and a small, full-color LCD to control your printing, all controlled with the company’s brand new custom 32-bit Buddy mainboard with silent 2209 Trinamic drivers. Read more for two videos, including one showing how to print your very own mini drone.
Built upon Google’s Persistent Cloud Anchors platform, Mark AR is a mobile app that lets you create digital artwork that will be visible to other users in a specific location using augmented reality technology. This app, which made its official debut at New York Comic-Con 2019, was created by iDreamSky and Subway Surfers developer Sybo. In the hands of talented artists, the sky is the limit, and we could soon see AR masterpieces all over the world once the app is released. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.