Designed to be a track safety car, Carlex Design’s Exy Monster X Concept is basically a completely revamped Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck with three driven axles and an ultra widebody kit. The entire body is made from carbon fiber and yellow protective paint on the load box provides eye-popping contrast with the vehicle’s sleek carbon exterior. Other features include: the tailgate’s X-shaped design, massive wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza high-performance tires, and a new winch-equipped front bumper. Read more for additional pictures and information.
When Lamborghini Gallardo meets 2007 Ford Mustang and then combined into a single vehicle, this is the result. Tractorri Custom Coupe spent $700,000 on this one-of-a-kind build for the SEMA show years ago to pay tribute to Lamborghini’s beginnings as a tractor manufacturer. Despite looking like a Mustang, the bodywork is completely custom, while using Porsche 911 Turbo turn signals, steel fender flares, rocker moldings, as well as Lamborghini Gallardo taillights. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Built by Washington-based SpeedFactory Racing, this highly tuned Honda Civic boasts a 2.0-L inline 4-cylinder fitted with an enormous 86mm Precision Turbo turbocharger, a custom body kit, gutted interior with a roll cage, big drag radials up front, and of course a parachute just in case things get a bit too crazy. This 2,000 hp racing Civic managed to complete the quarter-mile in 7.47 seconds at 215.48 mph, which is currently the world’s fastest for a front-wheel drive car. Read more for the video and additional information.
Auto enthusiast Jeff Bloch, also known as “SpeedyCop,” spent 3,000-hours transforming a real Vietnam attack helicopter into the “SpeedyCopter”. The project began in the summer of 2016, when Jeff and his crew spent about six months at his home in Southern Maryland, USA, completely revamping a 1969 Bell OH-58 Kiowa Vietnam attack aircraft he managed to purchase for $3,100 in an online auction, to sit on a 1986 Toyota van chassis. “It’s not just street legal and race ready, it’s also fully amphibious. The 86 Toyota van that provided the chassis actually just gave us the front suspension,” said Jeff. Read more for another video of it in-action and additional information.
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Sure, Christmas is still a few weeks away, but automakers are already getting in the spirit, with Dodge making the first splash at this year’s LA Auto Show. They have revealed a 797-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Santa Claus sleigh. Power comes from a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 from the Hellcat Redeye, and it features dual exhaust tips, along with seven-passenger seating. This isn’t a fiberglass shell, but rather a Dodge Challenger widebody that has been modified and turned into a sleigh, complete with a start button for the engine. Read more for another video and additional information.
The BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept (above video) was unveiled earlier this year, but for those who can’t wait for its official launch, German tuner AC Schnitzer have just debuted the next best thing. Based on the G15 BMW 8-Series, it features a suspension spring kit and a host of aerodynamic components developed for maximum downforce and balance. The production pieces will all be made from super-light carbon. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Computer technician Bjorn Harms from the Netherlands built himself a self-driving Corvette C6 using just $4,062 in parts. How did it all begin? He purchased a Corvette C6 two years ago specifically to build a life-sized, remote-controlled-driving system for it, with a touch of inspiration from Back to the Future. First, he needed a universal motor controller to send commands to the extra devices for operating the accelerator, brakes, steering wheel, and gearshift. Next, a fail-safe system was implemented so if the vehicle is out of remote control range, it automatically shuts down. Best of all, the car can be driven as a normal road vehicle or using the controller. It took approximately one year to design / build the controller, three months building an in-car prototype and then an additional three months updating it for safety measures. Read more for another video and additional information.
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A motorcycle enthusiast from Yekaterinburg, Russia decided to build a Fallout-inspired “Crazy Bike” this past summer, and it’s a doozy. The idea first came to him when he saw a V8-powered bike from a US-based builder, but didn’t quite like how it looked. “It’s a 300 hp engine…we wanted our bike to be really nice, but we also had to put it in in a way that doesn’t make the bike longer than 3 meters to stay road legal,” said its creator. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The ultra limited Bugatti Divo draws inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic as well as the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept, and it’s not just a looker. It’s powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W16 engine producing 1,479-horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.4-seconds. How would such a vehicle perform on a rally circuit? Well, if the automaker ever did make an off-road version, it might look something like the creation that you see above. Read more for additional unlikely rally cars.
Just when you thought the BMW M2 Competition couldn’t get any more track-ready, German tuner MANHART unveils the MH2-550. They modified the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with an ECU remap and a carbon air intake to generate 542 hp and 590 lb-ft of peak torque – a 138 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque increase over the factory model – enabling it to hit 62 mph in 4.0-seconds flat with the automatic transmission. Read more for an in-depth video walkthrough, additional pictures and information.