The eighth generation Rolls-Royce Phantom uses an aluminum spaceframe chassis, which is a version of the company’s modular “Architecture of Luxury” platform. It’s the first car to be based on this new platform, which will later be used by the Cullinan SUV and other future Rolls-Royce models. Klassen will build you a custom armored 23-foot-long version of this ultra luxurious vehicle for a whopping $3.3-million. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Jonas Daehnert
What really sets Tesla’s Cybertruck apart from other trucks is its unibody construction that uses thick 3 mm (1⁄8 in) 30x-series cold-rolled stainless steel body panels, which can’t be stamped like traditional automobile parts. These panels can only be bent along straight lines, thus resulting in a very distinctive faceted design which has been called “low-poly”. What if a company were to turn this truck into a smartphone? It might look like Jonas Daehnert’s Cyberphone. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Shelby’s F-150 Super Snake Sport concept made its debut at SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas, but this week, the company announced that it will be making 250-units, based on a single cab Ford F-150 with four-wheel drive. The exterior features a new front bumper, ram air hood, mesh grille inserts, an aerodynamic toneau cover and a carpeted bed, body stripes and 22-inch aluminum wheels. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The SLRV Commander 8×8 may not be the world’s most luxurious expedition vehicle, but it most certainly takes the title of 2-story mansion on wheels.
On the outside, everything looks like a typical off-road vehicle, but step inside, and you’ll find a fixed rear bedroom and an upstairs section that can be configured dormitory style for up to six children, with single beds placed against three walls and a central aisle between them. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Now that Tesla officially announced that the single-motor Cybertruck would be delayed until 2022, it would make sense for the company to introduce a camper / RV for the dual and tri motor models due to their extra power. Well, YouTuber “MotorHomeMan” couldn’t wait, so he rendered a custom fifth-wheel trailer. There’s no details on the sleeping areas, kitchenette, possible bathroom, but it does look promising. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Auto enthusiast and brick master “BrickinNick,” decided to recreate the Tesla Cybertruck using LEGO in a single sitting spanning 24-hours. All of the build live streamed on his Twitch channel, and despite how basic it looks at first glance, the angular design of the truck were “extremely challenging to recreate” and “required a lot of trial and error. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Nissan announced today that customer deliveries of its ultra limited-edition $1.12-million Italdesign GT-R50 is set for 2020, and will firs be displayed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March. The vehicle was built to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018, powered by a modified twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine generating 710 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. Read more for a video and additional information.
Back in 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased Wet Nellie, the Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, for a whopping $997,000. What you may not know is that initially a couple from Long Island, New York attended a blind auction in 1989 where they paid around $100 for an unclaimed storage unit. Inside that storage unit was this Lotus Esprit used in The Spy Who Loved Me. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Startup BigRep has just revealed the LOCI Podcar, a prototype vehicle that consists of fourteen fully 3D-printed parts, paired with an electric powertrain and self-driving technology. At 85 x 146 x 285 cm, the body is printed using BigRep’s Pro HT, while the company’s PLX material is used for the bumpers. Nylon 6 was used on the beams and joints, while the tires from thermoplastic polyurethane. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
In dry air at 68 °F, the speed of sound is about 767 mph, and while it may not seem that fast for an aircraft, the Bloodhound LSR wants to break that barrier on land. During its most recent test at the Hakskeenpan salt desert in South Africa, it manage to hit 628-mph from a standstill in just 50 seconds, thanks to a Rolls-Royce EJ200 afterburning turbofan engine. Read more for the video and additional information.