Always wanted a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R that is actually street legal in the US? This could be your chance, as this 1 of 282 R34 V-Spec examples finished in Midnight Purple II is being offered for sale. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.6L RB26DETT inline-six engine that is factory rated at 276 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Getrag 6-speed manual transmission that sends power to the ATTESA all-wheel-drive system, complete with an electronically-controlled active limited-slip rear differential. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Tesla first revealed a snake-like prototype charging robot back in 2015, but since then, nothing similar to that has hit the market. So, engineer Pat Larson decided to take things into his own hands by creating an automatic charging robot using off-the-shelf parts. How? The brain of the robot is powered by a Raspberry Pi 4, paired with a camera that uses computer vision and machine learning to detect where the charging port is. Read more for a video and additional information.
Based on the Ferrari 488 Spider, the Ferrari J50 is limited to just ten vehicles worldwide, and one of them could be yours for a cool $3.6-million. This particular build was finished in Nero Daytona and in addition to the completely new bodywork, the engine output has been increased by 20 bhp, which means that the twin-turbocharged 3.9L V8 now generates 690 bhp. There are also two fixed roll bars behind the single front seats for added protection. Read more for additional pictures and a bonus video.
Alpha Motor Corporation partnered with HEIMPLANET to create the WOLF+ Cloudbreak. This special edition version of the company’s electric truck is designed for open integration of various spatial structures, with the truck bed being used as an attachment platform for HEIMPLANET’s Cloudbreak Geodesic Tent, providing a world of new possibilities in outdoor adventures. The tent features dual access points at the back that lead into large entry ways, while the material is weatherproof, durable, and high-quality, resistant to tear. Read more for a video and additional information.
Tesla delivered 25 of their all-new Model S Plaid vehicles at a special event at the company’s test track near its factory in Fremont, California. Franz von Holzhausen, Senior Design Executive at Tesla, served as master of ceremonies and carried a sledgehammer on stage to introduce CEO Elon Musk who made a grand entrance by driving around the Tesla test track in a Model S Plaid and onto the stage before stepping out to a crowd of select customers and fans. Read more to see Cyberpunk 2077 running on its new AMD-powered infotainment system.
Geely, the parent of the London Taxi Company, reveals their new “Expanding Cosmos” design direction with the Vision Starburst Concept. This ultra stylish electric sedan was inspired by stellar phenomena, starting with its smooth body lines inspired by stellar rays, a sleek grille, rakish windscreen and lots of accent lighting around the front. Swing around the back, and you’ll find vertical taillights connected by a horizontal lighting strip. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to 60-units worldwide and priced from $3.9-million USD, the 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport features a more aerodynamic body than the company’s other variants, complete with a redesigned front splitter, air curtains on each side of the front bumper, an extended rear end, and a revamped rear air diffuser. Power comes from a quad-turbocharged W16 8.0-liter engine generating 1,577 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Brick artists at the LEGO Group managed to build a life-sized replica of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 using over 400,000 LEGO Technic pieces. To be more specific, more than 154 different types of LEGO elements were used to ensure the model accurately resembles its real-life counterpart, right down to the most minute details, including the interior. Starting with the exterior, its 1:1 scale frame is covered with a detailed fabric of bespoke hexagonal LEGO Technic elements that interconnect to form an energy-charged shell. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Lazzarini Design Studio has revealed some insane superyacht designs over the years, but now, they decided to create a transportation pod unlike any other. Called the “Stratosfera,” this carbon fiber sphere has a fully modular design that allows you to add wheels, a quadcopter attachment for flight, and foils that transport you on water. The latter, called Aquatica mode, basically consists of an extendable foil mounted in the lower part of the sphere that contain the battery packs that drive two 150 hp electric jet engines. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
LOKI Basecamp’s new Falcon series of campers are designed with practicality in mind, and there’s even a model for the yet to be released Tesla Cybertruck. This all weather slide-in pickup camper sports aluminum shell, built-in heating, air conditioning, up to 360 watts of solar power, a 600 amp/h lithium battery bank with on-the-go charging, and an integrated 2,000-watt inverter / charger. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.