Sleek and stylish, the futuristic Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept wouldn’t look out of place in a science-fiction movie. Powered by four in-wheel electric motors fed by a floor-mounted large 110-kWh battery pack that generate a combined 536 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, this vehicle can hit 62 mph in 3.8-seconds and top out at 124 mph (200 km/h). Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Professional race car driver Romain Dumas set a new record at China’s Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road of 7 minutes, 38.585 seconds in the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R, and now, the automaker has released the full dashcam video of the entire run. This vehicle is powered by two electric motors – one at each axle, that produce a combined 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, all in a 2,500 lb package. Read more for two videos and additional information.
There are smart gadgets, smartphones, and soon, smart tires, starting with Hankook’s futuristic-looking Hexonic. Designed for autonomous cars of the near future, it sports a tread design that is sectioned into multiple hexagonal modules that can split apart to create water passages. Within each of these modules is a Y shape in the center for added grip on the road. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid supercar was recently spied at the automaker’s Fiorano test track recently, and it’s looking more impressive than ever, even in full camouflage. It’s powered by a turbocharged 4.0L V8 generating 769 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, paired with three lithium-ion powered electric motors (one located on the rear axle, and two located up front) producing an additional 217 hp, for a combined power output of 986 hp. Read more for the video and additional information.
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The previous-generation (MK4) Toyota Supra was not only known for the bulletproof engine, but its iconic rear wing. Unfortunately, the 2020 Toyota Supra only has a ducktail spoiler, which leaves open the door for many tuning shops, like Auto Tuned, to put their own twist on this aero part. This California-based shop will be displaying their latest body kit at the Formula D Eneos USA booth. Read more for additional pictures and information.
At $700,007, this Aston Martin DBS Superleggera designed in partnership with Daniel Craig isn’t something you expect to find in a Christmas catalog, but that’s the only place you’ll be able to get one this year. No engine upgrades were mentioned, so we assume it’s still powered by the same 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine genearting 715 hp at 6,500 rpm and 664 lb⋅ft of torque as its standard counterpart. Read more for a picture of the interior and additional information.
When is a minivan not just a people transporter? When you’re in Hyundai’s iMax N ‘Drift Bus”. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 402 horsepower and 409 pound-feet of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels, it has perfect 50:50 weight distribution when all eight of its seats are occupied. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, GM’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle for the US Army looks like something straight from the Halo universe. It was commissioned as a vehicle that can transport up to 9 soldiers, while being carried under a Blackhawk helicopter or fit in the twin-rotor Chinook cargo copter. Around 70% of the ISV’s parts are sourced from the Colorado to help keep costs low, while most of the bodywork was removed to fit a roll cage and skid plates for drivetrain / suspension protection. Read more for a video and additional information.
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When is LEGO not just something you use to build static sculptures? When BuWizz gets their hands on the bricks. The team used nearly 8,000 LEGO pieces, 32 L motors, 8 BuWizz bricks, and the BuWizz app to create a life-sized go-kart that can hit a top speed of 2.5 mph. Sure, it may not be a speed demon, but the idea that one day anyone will be able to create things like this at home was more than worth the hundreds of hours it took to build. Read more for two videos and additional information.
BMW has just unveiled its new all-electric race car, the iFE.20, set to compete under their i Andretti Motorsport team in the upcoming Formula E season. Every Formula E vehicle utilizes a spec chassis and aerodynamics package, so you won’t find a single overpowering team with a major advantage, as winning will be left up to the drivers. Read more for a video and additional information.