The Lamborghini Urus is already one of the (if not the) fastest luxury SUVs straight from the factory, but ABT Sportsline decided to take things to the next level. For starters, they’ve developed a new engine control unit increases power output to 710 hp and 671 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just a mere 3.4 seconds. There’s also plenty of exterior mods to keep things stealthy on the road. Read more for additional pictures and information.
What happens when you combine a 1960 Porsche 356B T5 with a 1990 Porsche 964 C2? Emory Motorsports 1960 Porsche 356 RSR. Think of it as a hot rod-inspired Porsche that wouldn’t look out of place in Mad Max. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four generating 393 horsepower, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, this 1,950 pound vehicle features hand-formed nose / tail bodywork, an aluminum deck lid, and one-piece aluminum hood. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Inventor and YouTube sensation Simone Giertz was tired of waiting for Tesla’s official all-electric pickup truck, so she bought a new Model 3 and went to work. To kick off the project, they hacked off the back of the Tesla 3 by first removing the back passenger seats and replacing the with a truck bed. “The truck itself is going to be great, but the process is going to be scrappy AF,” said Giertz. Read more for a 30-minute making of video and additional information.
Nintendo fanatic David Barscheski specializes in modding game consoles, and what better way to show off his skills than by creating portable versions of his favorites? Meet the “Portable Wii GameCube Advance SP 2.0”. As you can probably deduce from the title, this SP-inspired device can play Game Boy Advance, Wii, and GameCube games, complete with buttons and controls similar to the latter. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Yes, it’s true, Mario Royale is a browser-based version of the original Super Mario Bros that lets 100 players race to the end of a stage. You can’t exactly fight players, but they can be damaged via Koopa shells or by simply breaking the block they’re standing on to send them into the abyss. Power-ups are shared, so only a single player can snag that mushroom when needed. The game randomly chooses world 1, 2, or 3 at the start of a round, and to win you’ll need to be one of the first three players to reach Bowser’s castle at the end of the world. Read more for a video and the link to play it online.
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.
Michael Lake from Truckin Stainless in Brisbane, Australia unveils his latest creation, and it’s “Filthy,” literally and figuratively. Powered by a quad-turbocharged 28-liter Cummins engine that produces 900 horsepower and 4,000 foot-pounds of torque, it took approximately seven years of work to complete, starting from an old rusty cab and into the amazing creation you see now. Best of all, it’s completely road-legal. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
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The Mazda MX-5 Miata is essentially a lightweight two-passenger roadster with a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The gem you see above was converted into a makeshift pickup truck of sorts and posted on Craigslist a while back with the title “1990 Miata with 22,000 miles on the clock.” It was listed for $6,000 or best offer, and apparently was purchased, but not maintained, so it fell into disrepair. Read more for additional pictures of this one-of-a-kind vehicle during its better days.
Entertainer Chris Brown has been known for his flashy jewelry, clothing as well as supercars, and his latest addition is definitely no slouch. Tuning shop RDBLA transformed his Lamborghini Huracan into a glowing, color-changing street beast with a symmetrical chrome wrap that changes from blue to yellow, purple, orange, and pink depending on the viewing angle. They also added purple headlights for that added pop when it roams the streets at night. Read more for this week’s selection of interesting images from around the web.
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We already know that Fast & Furious 9, set to be directed by Justin Lin, is set for a theatrical release sometime in 2020, but nobody yet knows what vehicles are going to be featured in the film. Flat Hat 3D thinks the 2020 Toyota Supra has a good shot, and came up with these widebody kits for the vehicle. Designed in two configurations, the first features flared arches at both the front / rear, a custom front splitter, extended side skirts, and a large rear ducktail spoiler, while the second configuration sports a large rear wing, similar to those found on RWB-tuned Porsche 911s. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.