The BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept (above video) was unveiled earlier this year, but for those who can’t wait for its official launch, German tuner AC Schnitzer have just debuted the next best thing. Based on the G15 BMW 8-Series, it features a suspension spring kit and a host of aerodynamic components developed for maximum downforce and balance. The production pieces will all be made from super-light carbon. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian has just unveiled the R1T Electric Adventure Vehicle, and it’s designed to go anywhere. With a range of up to 400+ miles, it’s capable of wading in 1-meter deep water, and the performance as well as the precise control of quad-motor AWD has been developed to help customers get out and explore. What sets this electric vehicle apart from others is its skateboard platform, which efficiently packages the battery pack, drive units, suspension, braking and thermal system all below the height of the wheel, leaving the space above for occupants and their gear. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Computer technician Bjorn Harms from the Netherlands built himself a self-driving Corvette C6 using just $4,062 in parts. How did it all begin? He purchased a Corvette C6 two years ago specifically to build a life-sized, remote-controlled-driving system for it, with a touch of inspiration from Back to the Future. First, he needed a universal motor controller to send commands to the extra devices for operating the accelerator, brakes, steering wheel, and gearshift. Next, a fail-safe system was implemented so if the vehicle is out of remote control range, it automatically shuts down. Best of all, the car can be driven as a normal road vehicle or using the controller. It took approximately one year to design / build the controller, three months building an in-car prototype and then an additional three months updating it for safety measures. Read more for another video and additional information.
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A motorcycle enthusiast from Yekaterinburg, Russia decided to build a Fallout-inspired “Crazy Bike” this past summer, and it’s a doozy. The idea first came to him when he saw a V8-powered bike from a US-based builder, but didn’t quite like how it looked. “It’s a 300 hp engine…we wanted our bike to be really nice, but we also had to put it in in a way that doesn’t make the bike longer than 3 meters to stay road legal,” said its creator. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The ultra limited Bugatti Divo draws inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic as well as the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept, and it’s not just a looker. It’s powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W16 engine producing 1,479-horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.4-seconds. How would such a vehicle perform on a rally circuit? Well, if the automaker ever did make an off-road version, it might look something like the creation that you see above. Read more for additional unlikely rally cars.
The McLaren Senna was offered to 500 lucky persons for £750,000 (US$837,000), with the final car auctioned at a price of £1,916,793 (US$2,670,000), but one owner decided to list their just delivered specimen in stunning Fire Black Elite with just 7-miles, on Romans International. It’s powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 generating 789 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, while topping out at 211 mph. Read more for a detailed video walkthrough, additional pictures and information.
Just when you thought the BMW M2 Competition couldn’t get any more track-ready, German tuner MANHART unveils the MH2-550. They modified the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with an ECU remap and a carbon air intake to generate 542 hp and 590 lb-ft of peak torque – a 138 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque increase over the factory model – enabling it to hit 62 mph in 4.0-seconds flat with the automatic transmission. Read more for an in-depth video walkthrough, additional pictures and information.
The 1,580-piece LEGO Technic 42096 Porsche 911 RSR has been officially unveiled, and it’s loaded with functional parts, including an authentic rear wing with ‘swan neck’ mounts, detailed cockpit, working differential, as well as an independent suspension. It measures 5-inches high, 19-inches long and 7-inches wide, while also offering realistic placement of the engine. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Amazing 3D printers, such as the Comgrow Creality Ender 3, don’t cost an arm and a leg anymore, but NERA takes the technology to the next level. It’s touted as the “world’s first fully 3D-printed e-Motorcycle,” and features a battery concealed within the body, while powered by an electric engine embedded in the back wheel. NOWlab at 3D printer company BigRep used a total of 15 pieces to build the bike, with everything, besides the electrical components, being 3D-printed, including the tires, rims, frame, fork, and seat. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Sophia Floersch, a 17-year-old German female driver, fractured her spine in a horrific crash at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix 2018, and spent at least 7-hours in surgery Monday. As you can see, the surreal footage shows gasps from the crowd as the Van Amersfoort Racing driver’s car flew through the air in and into safety netting at the sharp Guia Circuit’s Lisboa bend. She lost control in a contact down the straight, launched off a curb, and then bounced off Tsuboi’s TOM’s Racing car. Read more for another video from a different viewpoint and additional information.