Etc : Car Reviews And News

Gingerbread Jeep Looks Good Enough to Eat

Gingerbread Jeep Looks Good Enough to Eat
Over the years, I’ve seen countless custom Jeep Wranglers, but I can say with certainty that this is the first one I’ve come across that was made with gingerbread and frosting. The talented pastry team at Arizona’s Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain resort spent over 250 hours putting together this amazing confectionary off-roader using over 500 pounds of candy and 1000 individual gingerbread tiles.
Check It Out

Nürburgring Monopoly: Go Directly to the Green Hell

Nürburgring Monopoly: Go Directly to the Green Hell
I’ve traveled quite a bit in pursuit of stories over the years, but still have yet to take a lap around the Nürburgring, the famed German racetrack that over the years has claimed many a car and driver due to its degree of difficulty and length.
Check It Out
Advertisement

What’s the Difference Between AWD and 4WD?

What’s the Difference Between AWD and 4WD?
It’s clear that there’s a difference between vehicles that can send power to just two wheels or all four of them, but the terms “all-wheel drive” and “4-wheel drive” actually mean different things. In a nutshell, an all-wheel drive vehicle can variably send power between the front and rear wheels, dynamically distributing power via a central differential.
Check It Out

How the Future Might Change Motorsports

How the Future Might Change Motorsports
Much of the recent news in the auto industry has been about electrification, autonomy, technology, and the changing face of mobility. That got me wondering what all of this might mean for the future of motorsports.
Check It Out

Nissan Teams Up with LEGO for GT-R NISMO Model

Nissan Teams Up with LEGO for GT-R NISMO Model
The Nissan GT-R is one of the best cars I’ve ever driven, and it continues to be a favorite among gearheads around the world. To celebrate the illustrious history of the GT-R brand, Nissan and LEGO will soon release a model based on the modern day GT-R NISMO.
Check It Out

Carspotting Japan: “Hot Crack” Suzuki Wagon R Graffiti Car

Carspotting Japan: “Hot Crack” Suzuki Wagon R Graffiti Car
This crazy, graffiti-covered, custom overhauled Suzuki Wagon R is a vehicle that likely causes everyone to stare, including my happy ass. It’s a car that’s just too wild not to photograph. As I hastily took pics, a million questions rushed through my head.
Check It Out

This Lifted GMC Motorhome Is Completely Bonkers

This Lifted GMC Motorhome Is Completely Bonkers
When I first came across the images of this customized 1976 GMC Motorhome, I was reminded of the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle in Stripes. Perhaps, that’s because it shares the same bubbly body as the RV in the movie.
Check It Out
Advertisement

Bloodhound LSR Rocket Car Hits 501mph in Test Run

Bloodhound LSR Rocket Car Hits 501mph in Test Run
When it comes to cars, there’s fast, then there’s FAST… and then there’s REALLY REALLY FAST. While cars with regular internal combustion engines or electric motors have only recently knocked on the door of 300mph, jet- and rocket-powered vehicles can go quite a bit faster.
Check It Out

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.
Check It Out

Carspotting Japan: Bright Orange, Mint Condition ’70s Honda Life Kei Car

Carspotting Japan: Bright Orange, Mint Condition ’70s Honda Life Kei Car
A massive typhoon had just blanketed the majority of Japan in torrential rain, and shortly after letting-up, my wife tells me that we were going shopping. Unsure as to whether anything would be open I opted to tag along, secretly hoping to discover another interesting Japanese automobile.
Check It Out

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.
Check It Out

This Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car Is the Best Use of a Minivan Ever

This Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car Is the Best Use of a Minivan Ever
Not every vehicle needs to be a six-figure supercar to be amazing. Take, for instance this custom built Star Trek shuttlecraft on wheels that was photographed by Redditor Kalvious. Trekkies will immediately recognize this as the shuttlecraft Goddard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. 
Check It Out

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.
Check It Out

This Watch Tells Time in PSI

This Watch Tells Time in PSI
Until airless tires become a regular occurrence, most of us are stuck having to keep our tires filled with good old compressed air (or nitrogen). If we want our vehicles to be safe, perform well, and to maximize fuel economy, they need to have the right amount of air pressure in them as well.
Check It Out

We Spotted a Sherp While Off-Roading

We Spotted a Sherp While Off-Roading
During a recent outing to the Bundy Hill Off-Road Park park in Jerome, Michigan, I spotted a vehicle I’ve never seen in person before. Among the Wranglers and Raptors, between the ATVs and the dirt bikes was this incredibly strange and wonderful sight – a Sherp.
Check It Out
Advertisement

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation | Click to DisableClick to Enable

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure © 2013-2017 Awesomer Media

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games + Gizmos: Technabob