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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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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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Aston Martin Shows off Triple-Camera Rearview Mirror

Aston Martin Shows off Triple-Camera Rearview Mirror
Ever since the first backup camera turned up on a production vehicle, the use of digital imaging to improve visibility and safety has increases, culminating with vehicles like the GMC Sierra HD, which can be equipped with up to 15 cameras.
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Ford Patent Application Hints at Mustang Windshield That Curves onto Roof

Ford Patent Application Hints at Mustang Windshield That Curves onto Roof
With the reveal of the Mustang Mach-E, Ford has been shaking things up with the Mustang brand of late. Now, it appears that Ford may have something else up its sleeve for the Mustang in the form of a jet fighter inspired windshield for the original muscle car.
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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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PAL-V Liberty Flying Car Heading to the Skies in 2021

PAL-V Liberty Flying Car Heading to the Skies in 2021
Of the many things we were promised as kids were jetpacks, self-lacing shoes, and cars that could fly. While there have been a number of attempts to create and produce flying vehicles, most of them have never made it past the prototype stage.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. The LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO kit gets its inspiration from the 2016 GT-R NISMO that broke the drift speed record a few years back, and looks great with its white, black, and red livery.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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