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If you have ever installed a roof rack on your vehicle for carrying your extra curricular activities you know how challenging it can be. Think bikes, boats, surfboards, etc… Some cars require drilling holes in the roof or the use of potentially paint scratching window grabber mounts. Not cool. With that said, there are a handful of  cars that make putting roof racks on quite easy. For example, the Tesla Model S has four threaded holes hiding under little trapdoors waiting for a roof rack installation. So, if you don’t have...

The Hennessey Velociraptor 6X6 Truck. Because, just because! This ridiculously priced animal ($295,000+) starts off as a 2017 Ford Raptor. An extra axle and 20-inch wheels are added, Fox suspension, new roll bar, LED lights, and new bumpers front to back. Why stop there? Opt for the engine upgrade and it takes the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 from 450 hp to over 600 hp with upgraded exhaust, intercooler, computer, and turbos. Ordering my hot wheels version  now. ...

At first glance this 2018 Honda Civic Type R Prototype looks like a teenager spent some time bolting bits onto a stock Civic. Will this prototype make it to market? Will folks buy it? Some of the 2018 Type R Civic bling includes a brushed titanium-satin paint job, a hood scoop, 3-exhaust pipes, vented front fenders, a rear diffuser, bumper ducts, and a large rear wing. Functional updates include a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder VTEC engine (306-horsepower and 400 foot-pounds of torque) and a manual 6-speed transmission.    ...

First off, this strange looking electric vehicle (EV) is real and has been driving around Poland since 2009. It is all electric and is known as SAM.  To me, it reminds of a kids crayon drawing. The front of the car looks like a cartoon monster or bug. After exporting the cars successfully to Germany, the UK, and Austria they are ready to start exporting SAMs to the US. The SAM has a steel chassis and a recyclable polyethylene body. Production has been quite low and only 300 of these SAM two-seaters have been manufactured as of today. The...

Line-X Watermelon Drop

I have heard of watermelons and I have heard of Line-X. However, I have never thought about putting the two together and dropping it from a 150-foot tower. Well, these guys did and the video is worth a watch. By the way, if you haven’t heard of Line-X, it is a tough spray-on coating that is typically used for pickup truck beds. I don’t believe they sell it directly but there are other competing brands like Herculiner and U-POL.

Vide of the Line-X watermelon drop after the break. (more…)

Both Volvo and Uber have been trying to be the first out with a self-driving taxi. Well, at least the first to deploy it to the real world. One of the biggest hurdles is our fine government and the hurdles they impose on new technology. Solution, head over to Singapore like NuTonomy has...

As if the Tesla Model S wasn’t already amazing enough. I would argue it is the best car money can buy today. Well, it just got better. The newest Tesla Model S P100D (as in 100 kWh battery) has a range of 315 miles and a 0-60 time of just 2.5 seconds. Pretty much the fastest production car ever made (excluding the million dollar Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari). What is better than stomping on a Lamborghini with two kids seats in the back? ...

It is no surprise that the ride hailing service (Uber, Lyft, Ride, etc…) that wants to win the war needs to have self-driving cars. Today, having human drivers is the only way to go, but this will surely change. Imagine a fleet of cars that has flawless (mostly, and surely to improve with time) drivers, zero distractions from smartphones or passengers, and drives without a paycheck. That is the future of ride hailing. Uber knows this and is pushing hard to make this a reality. They are the closest to making self-driving cars the...

This video is of China’s new “Super Bus” which allows cars to drive underneath. This transit elevated bus is in the Hebei province, is powered by electricity, and can hold 300 passengers. ...

Twin brothers Adam and Nathan Freise made this awesome Tesla Motors “Not A Dream” short video on their own time and money. The narration comes directly from a Nikola Tesla speech and seems to fit perfectly. It is not a dream It is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering Electric power can drive the worlds machinery without the need of coal, oil, or gas Although perhaps humanity is not yet sufficiently advanced to be willingly led by the inventors...