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Ford Falcon Transformed into a Library Tank

Ford Falcon Transformed into a Library Tank
This is definitely one of the stranger custom vehicles I’ve seen in a while, but it’s actually pretty cool. To celebrate World Book Day a few years back, the guys at 7UP Argentina enlisted the help of an artist to create a custom car that doubles as a free library on wheels. While artist Raul Lemesoff could have just built any old book wagon, he went the extra mile, and converted an old 1979 Ford Falcon into what he call his Weapon of Mass Instruction.
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This Fiat Uno Has 8 Wheels for No Good Reason

This Fiat Uno Has 8 Wheels for No Good Reason
While the idea of a 6×6 Mercedes G-wagon has tremendous appeal to me, it’s not necessarily the case that more wheels are always better. Take, for example, this ridiculous looking creation that recently turned up in Russia.
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Fixing the Pontiac Aztek

Fixing the Pontiac Aztek
The much-derided Pontial Aztek sits atop many lists for being the ugliest car ever produced. And while it might have had some redeeming qualities, its exterior design most certainly was not one of them. But with a little nip here and a tuck there, could the Aztek have been a much better looking vehicle?
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How to Make Wheels for the World’s Fastest Car

How to Make Wheels for the World’s Fastest Car
The Bloodhound LSR team continues to get closer to their goal of breaking the land speed record in their jet-powered car, recently exceeding 1000 kmh (~628 mph), and closing in nicely on the 763 mph record that was set back in 1997.
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VW Bids Farewell to the Beetle with a Moving Animated Tribute

VW Bids Farewell to the Beetle with a Moving Animated Tribute
After 81 years, the Volkswagen Beetle is no longer being made. First built in 1938, the Type 1 Beetle largely unchanged until 2003, when the “New Beetle” made its debut, and then changing one final time for its third generation in 2011.
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From the Vaults: 1980 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am

From the Vaults: 1980 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am
There’s no question that the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is one of the most iconic cars of the 1970s and 1980s. After all, it was the car that Burt Reynolds and Sally Field used to evade the fuzz in Smokey and the Bandit.
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Watch Rivian’s Electric Pickup Truck Turn Like a Tank

Watch Rivian’s Electric Pickup Truck Turn Like a Tank
EV startup Rivian is readying its first production electric trucks, and they look quite impressive. Its R1T and R1S trucks will be available in a four-motor configuration, which has the potential to provide better traction control and off-road ability than traditional four-wheel drive systems.
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The 10 Best Cartoon Cars

The 10 Best Cartoon Cars
I have a tendency to prefer actual cars to the ones found in cartoons, but there is something to be said for vehicles like George Jetson’s flying car, or the beach-ready Speed Buggy. In this clip from WatchMojo, they pick their top 10 favorite cars from animated television and movies – excluding cartoon representations of real-world cars.
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Supercars vs. Speed Bumps

Supercars vs. Speed Bumps
There are few more annoying things when you’re driving a sports car with low ground clearance than encountering a speed bump. I speak from personal experience, having scraped the lowest plastic diffuser on my Jaguar F-TYPE countless times over the nasty bumps in my Chicago neighborhood.
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The Brubaker Box Was The Most Awesome VW Bug Conversion Ever

The Brubaker Box Was The Most Awesome VW Bug Conversion Ever
Back in the 1970s, converting Volkswagen bugs into other things was a pretty popular pastime. I suppose it was the relative simplicity of their chassis design, and easily removable bodies that made them easy targets. One of the most amazing VW bug conversions I’ve ever seen has got to be the Brubaker Box. Curtis Brubaker would convert VW Beetles into a sort of a low minivan.
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Ken Block Shreds Tires on China’s Most Terrifying Road

Ken Block Shreds Tires on China’s Most Terrifying Road
If there’s one thing that Ken Block is known for, it’s his ability to drift through corners like few other drivers on the planet. For his Climbkhana Two video, Block got behind the wheel of his 914 horsepower F-150 Hoonitruck and drifted it through one of the world’s most dangerous roads.
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Mercedes-Benz Showcases 60 Years of Crash Testing

Mercedes-Benz Showcases 60 Years of Crash Testing
You’d think that car companies had been crash testing vehicles since the dawn of cars. But the idea didn’t come along until the 1930s, when General Motors conducted the first known crash tests. Other automakers would gradually follow.
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From the Vaults: DeLorean DMC-12 Sales Video

From the Vaults: DeLorean DMC-12 Sales Video
While most of us associate the short-lived DeLorean DMC-12 with Back to the Future, there was a time when the DeLorean Motor Company thought the car would be a huge success with sports car enthusiasts. Here’s a look at how DMC pitched the car to its prospective dealers back in 1981, including its innovative design, construction and lofty safety and fuel economy ambitions.
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Slot Car Racing POV

Slot Car Racing POV
Sure, we’re all about real cars here on 95Octane, but we occasionally enjoy playing with toy cars too. So sit back and enjoy for the next five minutes or so, and watch and hear what it would be like to sit behind the driver’s seat of a scale electric slot car.
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Spoiler Alert: The Zenvo TSR-S Rear Wing Is Bonkers

Spoiler Alert: The Zenvo TSR-S Rear Wing Is Bonkers
These days, you can find spoilers on everything from a McLaren 720S to a Toyota Camry TRD. These rear wings can be simply decorative, or add a significant amount of downforce. Many supercars even feature active spoilers which can raise or lower depending on their speed, but I’ve never seen an active wing that’s quite as amazing as the one on the Zenvo TSR-S.
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