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Canada-based INKAS specializes in armored vehicles, and their latest project is based on the Mercedes-Benz V Class. Sporting the CEN BR6 armor level, it can withstand armor piercing rounds from a rifle, two hand grenade blasts detonated beneath the van floor, and protection all around the perimeter, including door seams as well as ceiling. Run-flat tires, a P/A system and emergency lights ensure that you’ll be able to keep going even when things get dicey outside. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Automotive designer Ángel Guerra from Seville, Spain has been intrigued by the DeLorean DMC-12 ever since laying eyes on it in Back to the Future rolling down the ramp of Doc’s truck. Ever since then he’s been obsessed with cars and most recently, he helped design the Rimac Concept 2 all-electric supercar. This modern DeLorean DMC-12 keeps the gull-wing doors, stainless steel body panels and multi-spoke wheels. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Auto enthusiasts probably already know that the Dodge Viper ACR-X was the most extreme edition straight from the factory, but unfortunately, not street-legal. It beat the standard record-holding ACR around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by about three seconds (1:33.9 to 1:31) and posted a lap time of 7:03.058 around the Nürburgring, which was more than 9 seconds faster than the regular model. However, the craziest looking model just might be this one from Japan. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Japanese auto enthusiasts modify their vehicles in extreme ways, or better known as Bōsōzoku or VIP style. Typically, VIP style refers to Japanese luxury automobiles that have been made lower and wider in stance, complete with over-the-top wheels, suspension, as well as body kits. Whether Bōsōzoku or VIP, rear-wheel drive sedans, minivans and kei cars, are typically used. This Porsche 911 GT3 RS owner decided to create a one off ceramic-coated Laguna pipe exhaust for his. Read more for a video and additional information.
For supercar collectors looking to add a vehicle to their collection, this 2007 Saleen S7 should be one of them. It’s one of a few LM models recommissioned by the automaker between 2017-2019, and finished in a sleek black / silver paint scheme with clear-coated carbon fiber. It’s powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 generating 1,000 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission, enabling it to hit a top speed of over 240 mph. Other features include a roof-mounted intake, adjustable rear spoiler, rear diffuser, butterfly doors, center-locking forged alloy wheels, black leather and Alcantara upholstery. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The driver of this silver Porsche Taycan appeared to make it all the way home and up a steep driveway, but halfway up the incline, it appears as if the person was distracted. What happens next? Nobody on the internet really knows, but are speculating that the driver could have mistaken the accelerator for the brake pedal, since they are fairly close to each other. Since the Taycan is all-electric and has all of that instant torque, a simple mistake like this could end up being disastrous. Read more to see the aftermath.
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Auto enthusiasts Jim Belosic and Jacob Graham purchased an old DeLorean DMC-12 with the sole goal of restoring it, but after a few months of work, the two realized it was too far gone to easily get back into showroom shape. So, it sat in Jim’s garage, that is until…Jacob got his hands on a Nissan Leaf motor as well as an inverter, and thus the electric conversion began. We all know that Nissan Leaf isn’t the most powerful EV out there, but Jacob still managed to squeeze 200-horsepower out of the powertrain. Read more for a video and additional information.
South Africa-based SVI Engineering unveils a new version of their MAX 3 armored personnel carrier. Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser 79, customers can choose from several engines, including the V6 petrol, inline six diesel and V8 turbodiesel. Its armored cab comes equipped with B6 ballistic level standard protection (withstands 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm assault rifles), but if necessary, can be upgraded to B7 blast protection. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Cody Detwiler just so happened to be in town for an event at DeSoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida, and he brought along MonsterMmax, a heavily modified Ford pickup truck, in preparation to enter Sarasota Bay in hopes of driving into the Gulf of Mexico. Local authorities showed up on scene to inform the crew that they were not allowed to use the public boat ramp to assemble this monstrous truck, but little did they know MonsterMax was actually registered as an aquatic vessel. Read more for the video and additional information.
It’s official, the LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR, consisting of 830-pieces, is the first McLaren supercar to be recreated in LEGO Technic form. Not just a simple brick recreation, this set has a V8 engine with moving pistons, sleek racing curves, dihedral doors that actually open, and a unique blue paint job. It’s the newest model to be released as part of the long partnership with McLaren Automotive that started back in 2015. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.