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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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Hand Painting a Lamborghini Gallardo

Hand Painting a Lamborghini Gallardo
I can’t imagine laying a paintbrush to the exterior of any of my cars, let alone a Lambo. But one trusting Lamborghini owner allowed Miami artist Alexander Mijares to do just that. The result of his efforts is actually quite stunning, and makes the already distinctive Gallardo just that much more eye candy for bystanders, transforming the matte blue car into an art exhibition on wheels. While I’m not sure that any paint job is ever as good as the factory one, I have to say I’m quite impressed by the work that Mijares did to this Lamborghini.
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Ride Along in a 1973 Dodge Challenger

Ride Along in a 1973 Dodge Challenger
While the latest models of the Dodge Challenger and Charger are impressive, there’s still something so perfect about their classic 1970s incarnations. Take, for example, this beautifully-restored 1973 Challenger R/T, featured by Hagerty Classic Cars. It looks just spectacular in red and black, and there’s nothing quite like that baritone muscle car exhaust note to remind you that you’re alive. Even with a 426 HEMI under the hood, a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye has this car beat hands down in the horsepower department, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this car has more character than its modern descendants.
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Changing Wheels While Driving Seems Like a Bad Idea

Changing Wheels While Driving Seems Like a Bad Idea
It’s not insane enough that these Saudi stunt drivers headed down the highway in their Hyundai balanced on just two wheels. Nope. They had to take things to another level – by changing the wheels on the car while the opposite side’s wheels held the vehicle’s weight and propelled it forward. Given how tricky the cheap jacks they include with cars can be to use, I suppose this could come in handy, but I don’t recommend trying this at home even if you could figure out how to drive your car like this.
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