Elon Musk has hidden several Easter eggs in the touchscreen infotainment center over the years, and even more so now, as Bethesda Studios executive producer Todd Howard said that the free-to-play Fallout Shelter game that was originally released on mobile devices back in 2015, is coming to Tesla vehicles. This mean in addition to the Atari games currently available, owners will be getting platformer Cuphead, Fallout Shelter, and Beach Buggy Racing 2, an Android racer from mobile developer Vector Unit. Read more to watch the entire E3 2019 panel with Elon Musk.
Aska, a flying car developed by the American-Israeli startup NFT (Next Future Transportation), is classified as an eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) vehicle. This means you can drive it like a regular car with its wings folded back or used as a small private airplane with vertical take-off and landing like a helicopter. It uses a total of 14 ducted fans to create lift, while power comes from a large battery pack and there’s even a gasoline range-extender to provide a total flying range of an estimated 350 miles. Read more for a video and additional information.
Priced at over $3-million, the Koenigsegg Jesko Cherry Red Edition 10 features a dual-tone exterior with plenty of carbon fiber bits, including special wheels that weigh in at just 14.7 lbs up front and 18.5 lbs out back, which help it tip the scales at just 2,910 lbs dry. In addition to the Light Speed Transmission, it’s still powered by the factory twin-turbocharged 5.0L V8 engine generating 1,252 HP and 1,106 lb-ft, while topping out at 300 mph. Read more for a how it’s made video, additional pictures and information.
Investors who attended the annual Tesla Annual Shareholder Meeting yesterday might have caught a glance at a 2020 Roadster prototype and its unique butterfly steering wheel. For those who weren’t able to attend, Electrek recorded a Tesla employee steering a red Roadster around in a parking lot, showing the steering wheel in action. Read more for a video and additional information.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the cool vehicles you’ll see in the new Men in Black: International movie. It’s basically a modified 2020 RC F model called the QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer. Simply put, it transforms into a jet at the push of a button, and the only one available in ‘Umbra Black’, which is touted as the darkest black in the entire universe. “The Lexus jet reflects the future of the Lexus brand – the far, far distant future. With the most advanced alien-fighting technology, performance and sophisticated styling, it’s in a class of its own,” said marketing VP Lisa Materazzo. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Honda’s all-new Mean Mower V2 builds upon its predecessor and sets even more records. At the Dekra Lausitzring, this lawnmower accelerated from 0-60 mph in under 3-seconds, 0-100 mph in 6.29 seconds, and managed to hit a top speed of 150.99 mph, driven by Jess Hawkins, an experienced kart as well stunt driver. “The original Mean Mower was an incredible machine; but this time we’ve taken it to a whole new level, with version two. After taking the top speed record in 2014, we wanted to do something a little different by setting an all-new record for acceleration, and the result is fantastic. Team Dynamics have gone above and beyond in developing and building this real feat of engineering, and hats off to Jess for being brave enough to get behind the wheel!,” said Honda UK Managing Director, Dave Hodgetts. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
An Estonian man either tried to set a new top speed record for a Lexus LS460, or he just really wanted to crash his vehicle, as he managed to hit 161 mph, all the while recording on his smartphone. He started by stepping on the gas of the Lexus to see how rapidly it accelerates off the line, hits 62 mph in six seconds and then tags 161 mph before losing control. The vehicle then slid for about eight seconds, hits the grass and then promptly rolls onto its roof. Read more for the video and additional information.
Brick artists used 467,854 individual LEGO pieces over the span of 2,725 hours of assembly to build this life-sized McLaren Senna. It’s also the first one to feature interior parts from the real car, like the lightweight carbon fiber driver’s seat, steering wheel and pedals. Plus, there’s real McLaren badges, wheels and Pirelli tires. Want to climb inside? There’s removable dihedral doors for easier access. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Let’s face it, there are far less supercars powered by naturally-aspirated engines than ever before, so it’s always refreshing to see somethinng like this Ferrari Aliante Barchetta concept by industrial designer Daniel Soriano drawing power from a Flat-12 engine, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Design wise, this roadster is inspired by several Ferrari and Pininfarina designs through the 2000s – Enzo Ferrari, LaFerrari, etc. Read more for additional pictures and information.
At a staggering $4,781,360, this used Mansory Centuria just might be the strangest (or coolest) looking Bugatti Chiron that we’ve seen yet. Featuring a carbon rear diffuser, wing, custom wheels, side skirts, front wheel arch louvers, headlight surrounds, and the hood. Unfortunately, the roof scoop is just purely for aesthetics purposes, and not used to cool its monstrous 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. Read more for an in-depth video, additional pictures and information.