Yes, the one and only DeLorean Hovercraft that we covered many times in the past, is now for sale. Just to recap, it features a styrofoam wrapped in fiberglass body, coated in metallic paint, and its 36″ thrust fan is powered by a 23-horsepower Briggs & Stratton riding mower-style engine, while a B&S push mower engine powers the second 24″ lift fan. This enables it to hover 6-8 inches over nearly any flat surface, and hit a top speed of 31 mph on water. Read more for additional pictures and a link to the auction page.
Danton Arts Kustoms wanted to celebrate the Lamborghini Espada’s 50th anniversary, but not with a simple restoration, but rather, transforming one into a custom hot rod. On the outside, they started by chopping it, removing body panels, and then adding 19-inch front / 20-inch rear wheels, wrapped in Michelin tires. Read more for additional pictures and information.
This isn’t the first all-electric Mustang, but Charge’s sports an officially licensed shell from a 1960s Mustang, but with a few modern twists, including revamped lighting units, a revised grille, a high-performance braking system with gold calipers, and ten-spoke wheels. The powertrain consists of a 64 kWh battery pack that enables the car to generate 402 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-62 mph time of under 3.1-seconds. When fully charged, you can expect a 124 mile range. Read more for additional pictures and information.
In the future, just about everyone will be able to 3D print whatever they need on demand, and the HRE3D+ wheels just show one more possibility. They’re touted as the world’s first 3D-printed titanium wheel, created using a process called Electron Beam Melting. More specifically, the rim is titanium, while the rest of the wheel is carbon fiber for structural integrity and strength. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Liberty Walk is known for their riveted ultra wide body kits, but this Toyota GT-86 by Forgestar Wheels is definitely no slouch. Featuring a Rocket Butnny body kit, complete with a revamped front fascia, LED daytime running lights, flared wheel arches, a sharp front splitter, and a massive wing out back. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Ever wonder what a modern Ferrari F40 would look like? If so, industrial designer Samir Sadikhov has created a concept that will show you just that, or at least his interpretation of one. He spent over a year working on the exterior / interior features, and the latter features an airplane-style steering wheel as well as intertwined seats. Read more for additional pictures.
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Towing company owner Steve Francis has spent years customizing just about everything on his 1989 Isuzu LS SpaceCab truck and transforming it into near unrecognizable “Trucktopus”. Modifications include: lowering the body by 3.5-inches, adding six 20-inch wheels, swapping in a V8 engine, and even installing suicide doors. “When you get that feeling of winning a ‘best of show’, a ‘best overall’, that is such an incredible feeling and adrenaline rush. I always like to be different and I don’t like to leave anything stock. It’s taken me about 20 years to customise the truck to the state it’s in now, so the man-hours on this vehicle are totally epic,” he told BarCroft Cars. Read more for a selection of interesting images from around the web.
Not only has Tesla added a Track Mode on all Performance versions of their Model 3s, but they also gave owners yet another way to unlock their car’s doors: either using a credit card-sized key, with their smartphones, and now, a $150 Model 3-shaped key fob – passive entry still works with a paired smartphone. Now for Track Mode, it basically actively manages the car’s stability to improve performance on racetracks or in autocross settings. Read more for another video and additional information.
Harley-Davidson first unveiled the LiveWire all-electric motorcycle concept in 2014, but now, they’ve officially revealed their production model at the European motorcycle show EICMA. This bike uses a permanent-magnet motor powered by a lithium-ion battery, and the electric drivetrain sits low in the chassis, contributing to a low center of gravity for better handling. You’ll also find large 11.8-inch disc brakes up front, 120mm front / 180mm rear tires, ABS and traction control. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
The Chevrolet Silverado ZH2, developed in conjunction with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, is a hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle that sits on a stretched midsize pickup chassis, and stands over 6.5-feet-tall, riding on 37-inch tires capable of tackling any terrain. The fuel cell enables the vehicle to be near silent, reducing both the acoustic and thermal signatures and making it ideal for stealth operations. An Exportable Power Take-Off unit lets it power equipment away from the vehicle, and the water by-product can come in handy in dry conditions. Continue reading for another video and more information.