Think of the 2020 Polaris Slingshot as a supercar, but in go kart form, all street-legal and ready to tear up the roads as well as track. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine that was machined in Germany alongside Mercedes-AMG V8 hardware. The entry level model has 180 hp and 120 lb-ft of torque sent through the single rear wheel, while the Slingshot R boasts 203 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. Read more for two videos, including a test drive.
One vehicle that may have been overlooked at CES 2020 is the Lightyear One, an electric vehicle covered in solar panels that claims to achieve 450-miles of range from its built-in battery. The five square meters of solar panels cover its roof / hood and is capable of charging the car’s battery with up to 7.5-miles of range an hour. These solar cells are reportedly 20% more efficient than traditional models. Read more for a test drive video from CES 2020 and additional information.
Bosch’s Virtual Visor is basically a transparent digital sun visor that consists of a translucent LCD display connected to an interior monitoring camera that detects the position of the driver’s eyes. Using intelligent algorithms, this device analyzes the information and darkens only the portion of the windshield through which the sun would dazzle the driver, without reducing visibility. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
Abimelec Design transformed a Ford Mustang Foxbody into a Ferrari F40 knockoff of sorts, but it wasn’t easy. The designer had to first lower the Ford’s roofline and then add flared fenders to give it the wide stance of its Italian counterpart. Out back, they equipped it with an F40-inspired rear wing before adding a Lexan panel over the engine bay. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Already have a stable of supercars, and want to recreate the experience of driving them right in the comfort of your own living room? Well, look no further than the Razer ERacing Simulator. Based on how much similar setups have cost, we’d expect this one to clock in north of $100,000+, thanks in part to its two full HD projectors beaming onto a custom-made black projection surface, with 202-degree FOV @ 128 inches for maximum immersion, vibrant colors and deep blacks. Read more for a video and additional information.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the S2000, Honda resurrected the car as a custom prototype full of exclusive parts for the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. This vehicle is based on the AP1 generation (1999–2003), and comes equipped with a bespoke front bumper, side sills, fenders, rear spoiler along with an updated suspension system. Read more for a video straight from Japan and additional information.
Tuning shop Prior Design specializes in supercars and other exotics, like the Lamborghini Urus. To start, they wrapped the vehicle in a matte black and then added a custom hood, flared carbon fiber wheel arches, bespoke side skirts, front bumper / diffuser, secondary lip spoiler as well as a large roof spoiler. If you want something even more sporty, Prior can finish the flared arches in exposed carbon or paint it to match the rest of the body. Read more for a video and additional information.
The last thing that would probably come to mind when seeing a 1988 Pontiac Fiero on the streets is a 996-generation Porsche 911, but that’s exactly what one owner turned his vehicle into, or at least attempted to. Unfortunately, even the Pontiac 2.8-liter V6 engine remains, but at the very least, it’s been rebuilt with a new clutch, master cylinder, slave cylinder, and battery. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Weighing just 2,822-pounds, the 2020 Toyota GR Yaris is a street-legal hot hatch built for rallying, born from the automaker’s title-winning experience in the World Rally Championship (WRC). Power comes from a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine producing 257 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque, transferred to all wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. This means it can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under 5.5 seconds and tops out at an electronically limited 143 mph. Read more for the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon reveal and additional information.
The Nissan GT-R has been dubbed “Godzilla”, but not everyone knows why. One tuning shop that most certainly does is Liberty Walk Japan, and they’ve unveiled their latest creation, the “LB-ER34 Super Silhouette Skyline,” which consists of a full dry carbon widebody kit, complete with ultra flared wheel arches and concave wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan GT performance tires. Read more for additional pictures and information.