This is your chance to own the world’s first and only 1996 Ford Ghia Vivace, which was developed by the automaker in alliance with Italian automobile design firm Carrozzeria Ghia as an exercise in experimenting with aluminum space frame design techniques. It’s based on the Ford Mondeo platform, but unfortunately, this concept was not fitted with a drivetrain or steering component, and the doors do not open. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
The BRABUS Rocket 900 One of Ten, based on the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+, is limited to just 10 vehicles worldwide. It’s powered by a biturbo 4.5L V8 generating increased 900 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque, mated to a SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports transmission. This means the all-wheel drive, four-seat coupe is capable of hitting 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds, 186 mph in just 23.9 seconds and topping out at an electronically limited 205 mph. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
BMW teamed up with New York-based lifestyle brand Kith to develop the limited edition BMW M4 Competition x Kith with design elements personally created by Kith founder Ronnie Fiegg. Limited to just 150-units worldwide, it features inspiration from the E30 M3 and the Cinnabar Red M4 Design Study by Kith, along with several unique logos. The rear decklid of the BMW M4 Competition x Kith sports a black Kith logo with the iconic tri-color BMW M stripes. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta has begun rolling out, and so far, it’s looking very promising. According to the company, FSD is in early limited access and must be used with additional caution. Until enough data is collected, full self-driving may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel and pay extra attention to the roa, most importantly, not become complacent. Read more to see it in-action.
If you’re one of the lucky few to have been selected for the beta, when Full Self-Driving is enabled, your vehicle willautomatically make lane changes off highway, select forks to follow your navigation route, move around other vehicles / objects, and make left / right turns. This still requires one to pay constant attention to the road, and fully prepared to act immediately, especially around blind corners, crossings, intersections, as well as in narrow driving situations.
- With LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515), kids gain essential STEM skills as they build, code and play with remote-control robots and intelligent creations that shoot missiles, play ball, drive around and more!
- Kids build Charlie, Tricky, Blast, M.V.P. and Gelo, and take on activities and missions using the Scratch-based LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor App (visit LEGO.com/devicecheck for a list of compatible devices)
- With almost 1,000 pieces, including an intelligent Hub, 4 Medium Motors, Color Sensor and Distance Sensor with break-out interface, youngsters can also build their own fun robotic toys and share them online on LEGO Life
- An easy-to-install rechargeable battery is included, so no need to go hunting for spare batteries when the fun’s about to start
- Blast stands at over 14” (36cm) tall, while Gelo measures over 9” (24cm) long; The Powered Up components in this set are also compatible with the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (17101), Droid Commander (75253) and others
The Einride Pod has been undergoing road-testing since last year, and now, this autonomous, all-electric freight truck may be ready for the actual streets. No human driver inside the cabin is required, as it can operate completely autonomously while traveling between 80-110 miles per charge, transporting up to 18 pallets in back, with a maximum cargo weight of 16 tonnes. As for technology, the self-driving system consists of a freight management platform, electric cargo hauling and autonomous technology. Read more to see its record-setting run on the Top Gear test track.
Normal school buses are designed to withstand inclement weather, but when things really hit the fan, it may be time for the Torsus Praetorian. It can easily clear just about any obstacle, thanks to its high ground clearance and 4×4 drive, all the while carrying up to 35-children safely. On the inside, you’ll find bespoke seats with a math-inspired design, made from a polymer protective coating, complete with seat belt. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the successor to the SLS AMG and builds upon its predecessor in every way possible. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 generating 730 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. All of this power means that it can hit 62 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds and 124 mph in 8.8 seconds. Read more to see it in-action at the Nürburgring.
There’s the Tesla Cybertruck, and then the GMC Hummer EV, powered by the company’s own proprietary Ultium battery technology. Its three electric motors produce a combined 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, or so GMC claims. The 24-module, double-stacked battery pack allegedly is good for an estimated range of 350-plus miles on a full charge. To help it get around, the Hummer EV comes equipped with 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory mud-terrain tires, or optional 37-inch tires if need be. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
SSC North America, America’s first hypercar company, just took the title of the “Fastest Production Vehicle,” this time with its 1,750hp Tuatara hypercar. It was piloted by acclaimed professional racing driver, Oliver Webb on Saturday morning, October 10, right outside of Las Vegas near Pahrump, Nevada along a seven-mile stretch of State Route 160. It averaged 316.11 mph (508.73 km/h) following two consecutive high-speed test runs of 301.07 mph (484.53 km/h) and 331.15 mph (532.93 km/h). Read more for a video and additional pictures.
The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is a real concept car first unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and inspired by the Chiron’s design language. The livery the car is based on the 1937 Le Mans-winning Bugatti Type 57G Tank racer. We’re not sure of its current whereabouts, but the one example that exists is valued at a whopping $5,160,000 USD – $18,000,000 USD. Well, the mechanics over at Mechanic Jack’s decided to create a replica, and from the ground up. Read more for two videos and additional information.