Toyota Racing Development has amped up two cars historically thought of as pretty tame. The Camry TRD and Avalon TRD add performance brakes, suspension, exhaust, and lightweight wheels to an already potent 301 hp V6, making these daily drivers surprisingly sporty.
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Ural’s proof-of-concept electric motorcycle goes for a more classic look. Based on the Ural cT, the bike is equipped with Zero Motorcycles’ powertrain. The batteries are good for 103mi per charge and are split between the bike and the sidecar for stability. More at Autoblog.
After putting some mud on the Toyota TRD Pros, we headed to the dusty Nevada desert to put the 2019 Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner TRD Pros to the test as part of our collab with the Trail Trek Tour. The rocky trails were no match for the FOX shocks each vehicle now sports.
Front Runner’s Slimline II roof rack is made from rust-free aluminum with a weatherproof powder coat. The kits are modular for easy adjustment and part replacement. The company offers various accessories for securing items, and you can also use bolts on the rack’s t-slots.
Auto body mechanic Arthur Tussik shows how – with the proper skills, time, tools, and parts – a totaled car can be made to look just like new. Here, he takes a horribly smashed up BMW 7 series, and brings it back to life. We can’t speak to its structural integrity, but it looks good.
Arc claims that its upcoming Vector electric motorcycle goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 sec and has a top speed of 120 mph. Its battery lasts up to 200 mi and recharges in just 45 min. It will also come with a helmet that has a heads up display and a jacket that has haptic feedback.
The Boslla Bullet is an LED car headlight with four modes. There’s the white mode for clear conditions, neutral white for driving in snow, yellow for seeing through fog and rain, and flashing yellow for emergency situations. You just flick your lights on and off to switch modes.
The latest masterpiece from Icon’s Derelict line is this 1949 Mercury Coupe that has been infused with electric power. Inside is a Stealth EV dual electric motor that produces 400 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. A Tesla battery gives it a range of up to 200 mi.
The Feher ACH-1 is said to be the first self-contained air conditioned helmet available to the public. Using similar tech to ventilated car seats, it has a small convection system and and air flow lining that keeps your head cool while riding without adding too much bulk.
Triumph’s 2019 Scrambler XC and XE models have a 1200cc Bonneville engine that produces up to 88hp and 81lbft of torque, and has been tweaked to make that scrambler tune. The XE has longer travel suspension, optimized ABS and Traction control and six riding modes.
The King of Cool had lots of sports cars and motorcycles in his collection, but he also showed some love to World War II’s workhorse, the Willys Overland Jeep. This Jeep has been fully renovated and recommissioned to its specifications when it was in McQueen’s hands.
If you live somewhere that snow coats roads in the wintertime, you’ll want to check out Engineering Explained’s latest clip, as Jason walks us through the variables at work when driving on slippery surfaces, and provides some tips on how to maintain control on the snow.
After building himself an F1 car out of soda cans, builder The Q decided to make himself another cool, but highly-impractical vehicle. This time, he spent over 200 hours building a bicycle entirely out of wood and glue – including the frame, wheels, chain, seat and pedals.
Designer Mario Trimarchi worked with furniture maker De Castelli to create this gorgeous motorcycle for Milan Design Week 2018. Its copper shell is designed to naturally patina over time. While it may not be the most aerodynamic of rides, there’s no question it’s a work of art.
We spent a day at Autobahn Country Club outside of Chicago putting the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Abarth and FIAT 500 Abarth through their paces, while honing our track skills with the Skip Barber Racing School. Both the cars and instruction made for a gearhead’s paradise.
Litelok’s Silver is designed to be the world’s lightest bicycle lock. It’s also flexible, allowing you to attach it to a wide variety of objects. It has a vertical lock that makes it easy to use, and comes with a strap so you can attach it to your bike when you’re not using it.
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