Germany-based Rheinmetall unveiled its latest tactical truck, the HX3, which is available in 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 as well as 10×10 configurations and has the capacity for autonomous driving, while carrying advanced artillery systems. In addition to a completely redesigned cab, the HX3 offers various assistance systems to ensure enhanced safety in everyday operations, whether for soldiers deployed in the field or in civilian settings. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Industrial designer James Gawley knew that Tesla CEO Elon Musk used to ride motorcycles as a kid, so it’s not hard to imagine the company releasing an electric bike in the future. Called the Model M, this is designed as a premium motorcycle, complete with a giant touchscreen that curves upwards towards the rider that has both day and night modes for better visibility without distractions. Read more for additional pictures.
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The Mercedes-Benz X-Class may have ended production due to low sales, but this particular X350d was transformed into a one-off, 6-wheeled pickup truck by Classic Youngtimers. Featuring a custom-built subframe that makes room for a third axle, seating room for our passengers as well as the driver, and the ability to go just about anywhere. Unfortunately, it has already been sold. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk may have finished his SNL hosting gig, but that’s not the only thing he did in New York City during his stay last week. He shipped a Cybertruck prototype over to the city and drove it around before showcasing the vehicle at one of the company stores this past weekend. Why aren’t there any outside mirrors? It uses an internal sideview camera system instead. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Auto enthusiast and mechanic Ernie Adams specializes in transforming old fridges into tiny dwarf cars for his museum in Maricopa, Arizona. Each one of these vehicles is hand built and takes up to 4,000-hours to finish. To date, he’s completed hundreds of these tiny vehicles, including several race cars to miniature replicas of classics such as a 1939 Chevy, all of which are street legal. Read more for a video and additional information.
Slated to premiere at Frieze New York 2021, BMW’s “The Ultimate AI Masterpiece” is essentially a virtual art installation created in partnership with creative technologist Nathan Shipley of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Gary Yeh, Art Collector & Founder of ArtDrunk. The team used NVIDIA’s open source “StyleGAN” artificial intelligence software to cross-reference over 50,000 images of artwork spanning 900 years of art history and a curated set of 50 works from renowned and emerging contemporary artists BMW has worked with over the past five decades. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Back to the Future fans and / or auto enthusiasts who still want a DeLorean DMC-12, this rare 5-speed manual transmission model with just a single prior owner could be yours, for the right price. It was manufactured in January 1982 and purchased new by a couple who lived in Manhattan who kept it stored in the suburbs of the city at their parent’s home. This meant it was only used on weekends and special occasions, which explains the 6791-miles on the odometer. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Paul Walker, also known as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious series, uses his Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R to participate in the street race hosted by Tej Parker. You see his vehicle racing against friend Suki, along with opponents Slap Jack and Orange Julius. For those who’ve seen 2 Fast 2 Furious, you probably know that Slap Jack’s 1993 Toyota Supra puts up a good battle against the Skyline until he makes too wide a turn, allowing Brian to take the lead. Read more to see what a tribute car can do on Germany’s famous Autobahn.
Fast & Furious 9, also known as F9, is finally set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021 stateside after numerous delays, and to celebrate, Universal Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes featurette that shows total car-nage. Footage for this installment was shot all around the world, including Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England, Los Angeles, London, Thailand, and even Tbilisi, Georgia. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Fast & Furious 7 had a famous scene that featured the Lykan HyperSport jumping across skyscrapers, and the studio used many stunt vehicles before they got it right. RubiX is offering the last remaining one as the world’s first physically-backed automotive NFT. What does this mean? The buyer is granted full ownership of both the digital and physical assets. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.