Possibly Land Rover's most eagerly-awaited model ever, the all-new Defender has a starring role that isn't in the showroom — the new Defender will be featured in the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die. Land Rover visits the set of the film to see the Defender in action and living up to its legendary reputation.
The Bloodhound LSR team is out to break the all-time land speed record set by the ThrustSSC in 1997. The ThrustSSC hit 760 MPH, and the Bloodhound LSR wants to his 1,000 MPH — and they're halfway there. In this run, Andy Green, who also drove the ThrustSSC on its record run, hit 491 MPH in the desert Kalahari Desert in South Africa.
It's the matchup we've all wanted since Porsche announced the all-electric Taycan — a proper drag race between the Taycan and the Tesla Model S on an airport runway. The two EV heavyweights battled it out, and Porsche proved that they've done their homework. The only downside is that despite all the speed, there's very little noise.
In Russia, you make do with what you have — and sometimes all you have is a clapped-out Toyota Supra, a screwdriver, and some great forest roads. Ditching the over-the-top twin-turbo Mustangs, purpose-built rally cars, and carefully-curated cityscapes of Ken Block, here's a DIY Gymkhana from Russia with love. The action starts at 3:41.
In Tieton, Washington, vintage race cars descend on the town for a race unlike any other in the world. But the cars aren't actually vintage, and the drivers aren't fabulously wealthy — they're home-built, small-engine powered cars made to look like famous racers of the '20s and '30s. eGarage takes an intimate look at this deeply loved form of racing from the builders and drivers themselves.
In 1983, a racing record was set that many thought couldn't be broken: 32 hours and seven minutes from the East Coast of the United States to the West Coast. The run took place during the US Express, successor to the Cannonball Baker Memorial Trophy, and isn't exactly legal. That record fell in 2007, and Apex: The Secret Race Across America documents how it all happened.
Buying a pre-owned timepiece can be a little daunting. StockX takes the stress out of the process with its online marketplace. After purchase, every watch is sent to their authentication center for inspection by a team of master watchmakers. This ensures your new accessory is the real deal and in excellent condition before it even reaches your doorstep. Plus, their selection includes everything from the iconic Rolex Submariner 16610, to modern works of art like the Panerai Radiomir PAM 619 and IWC's Portofino.
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Cameras, smart locks, entry and motion sensors — the Simplisafe Home Security System keeps you covered the inside out. Its collection of devices doesn't just alert you of an intruder, they also have 24/7 Professional Monitoring that contacts to the police. They provide eyewitness accounts including the invader's whereabouts, if they're armed, and what they're up to, resulting in a dispatch that is 3.5 times faster. But their security isn't only about intruders. The system can also protect your home from other threats like fires, carbon monoxide, and water damage.
As seen in Uncrate Issue 04.
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Located in the Swiss Alps, the Gotthard Pass has been one of the most important parts of the Swiss Confederacy that became modern Switzerland. The Old Road is covered in cobblestones and winds up nearly 7,000 feet into the mountains and is the perfect place for a display of the best of Porsche — past and present. Filmed with a DJI drone system, a Porsche 356 Speedster and brand-new 911 Speedster weave their way along one of the most breathtaking roads in the world.
Auto racing and Hollywood have always been close companions. Most famously with Steve McQueen, other film icons like Paul Newman and David Letterman have spent their time away from the stage on or at the racetrack. Michael Fassbender has taken a similar path to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche, featured in this upcoming documentary.
There are numerous underground Doomsday shelters. In the event of a nuclear war, the military is planning the take to the skies. The E-4B Nightwatch will be a backup Pentagon and become the new command center for the President, Secretary of Defense, and Joint Chiefs of Staff and is on standby 24/7. Also known as the Doomsday Plane, the militarized Boeing 747 can fly for 12 hours before refueling and has special features that can withstand a blast, allowing for military operations to continue after a crisis.
For their 100th project, the team at Make It Extreme knew they had to outdo themselves, and came up with the perfect project — a DIY monotrack bike. Using an old tire, small engine, and a lot of engineering know-how, they created a monotrack with fully-functioning suspension, headlights, and a whole lot of fun.
Tesla set a new record for four-door sedans at the Laguna Seca race track in Monterey, California. The Model S Plaid prototype — apparently a new trim level — lapped the track in 1:36.555, beating the old record by a second. One small problem though — Tesla didn't have track officials on-hand to validate the record, so as yet it's unofficial.
Every day at BMW Motorrad's manufacturing facility in Berlin, over 200 motorcycles and scooters roll off the line for delivery to dealerships around the world. BMW's top superbike, the S 1000 RR, is made there and takes only 2.5 hours to assemble from start to finish — thanks to an amazing system of automation working hand-in-hand with human workers.
Bugatti is no stranger to setting records and on August 2, 2019, they added another to their collection. Driver Andy Wallace hit a top speed of 304.77 mph while driving a modified Chiron at Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. The feat set a world record, making Bugatti the first hypercar to break through the 300 mph barrier.
Classic car restorations aren't just the province of skilled professionals. With a little know-how, plenty of research, and few tools, bringing a car back from the dead is possible — the only limitation is believing in your own ability. George Karellas saved a 1991 Range Rover from the scrapheap, cutting out an amazing amount of rot and bringing it back to like-new condition. He documented the entire process in this stop-motion video.
Skip the reservations and the Uber. The Made In x Contra Kit will get you a Michelin-star dinner right at home. Designed by chefs Fabián Von Hauske Valtierra and Jeremiah Stone, the set features a three-course dinner menu from the duo's famed New York City restaurant along with the recipes and premium ingredients needed to recreate them. They've also included a mother of pearl tasting spoon and Made In's 12-inch Blue Carbon Steel Pan to prepare the dishes. Whether they're an amateur or a pro, this kit is the perfect gift for every cook on your holiday list.
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With the holidays approaching, a little style refresh wouldn't hurt. Let professional curators do it for you with the SprezzaBox. For less than $30, the men's subscription service delivers hand-selected quality lifestyle products every month. Members can pick between six different options ranging from menswear and camping to fitness and barware. Valued at over $100, each package includes items like socks, ties, watches, and flaks. Free to pause of cancel anytime, the SprezzaBox is also an impressive gift for any gentlemen on your list.
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Toyota's FJ offroad vehicle started as a Jeep clone — and became a legend in its own right. The model was discontinued in 1984 with the introduction of the Land Cruiser, but in 2013, after top-secret development, it made a comeback. Here's everything you need to know about the FJ from Donut.
David's dad bought a 1969 Mercedes 280 SL in 1972. For 10 years, his dad drove it every day — until it was garaged in 1982 and never driven again. Ammo NYC took on the project of getting the car out of the garage and bringing it back to a factory shine, making it look like it was driven yesterday and 37 years ago.
Road America is one of the fastest road courses in the world and one of the last race tracks to retain its original configuration. Located in Wisconsin, Road America has hosted some of the best racing you can find anywhere since the '50s, the 2019 IndyCar race was no exception. Nick Shirrell captured the action on Super 8, giving the race a beautiful look straight from racing's Golden Age.
Don't tell the purists, but a few college kids with no car experience just built the first S55-swapped BMW E30 M3 ever. For the layperson, that means the relatively rare first generation of one of BMW's most-loved cars, the M3, now has the twin-turbo inline-six introduced in the 2014 M3 and M4. That's a 400+ horsepower game-changer compared to the stock four-cylinder, and a new era for modded BMWs.
The Porsche 912 was a 911 with a Volkswagen-style flat-four instead os the 911's flat-six. When a customer brought it in for conversion to an electric drivetrain, Zelectric Motors and EV West jumped at the chance. The 912 now carries a Tesla P85 battery pack and motors, making it the fastest 912 on the planet.
The latest rival of the Bugatti marque helped usher in the age of the hypercar, with the Veyron packing aerospace-level tech and a 1,200 horsepower quad-turbo W16 engine. The current Chiron pushes performance into the stratosphere — but the best of Bugatti lies in its golden days pre-WWII. Donut gets you up to speed with one of the world's most exclusive cars with an unparalleled history.
Since 1963, the Porsche 911 has gone through eight major revisions, with the latest edition set to launch in summer 2019. It sounds strange, but Porsche has assembled all eight generations of the 911 for the first time in one epic road trip.
In India, the heavy trucks used to transport goods are more than just modern workhorses — they're canvases for the people who drive them and a community of artists who decorate them, almost totally by hand. The designs are carefully chosen, reflecting the culture of the areas they operate in, making each one as unique as the drivers and artists that create them.
Modifying a classic car is considered anathema in some circles, but for Richard, it's like going from the age of sail to the age of steam. At his garage in Wales, Richard converts classic autos from gas-powered internal combustion engines to all-electric drivetrains, ready for the modern age. One of his latest conversions was a Ferrari 308 GTB, a car that many purists would recoil in horror at the mention of removing its V8. But to Richard, it's all for performance — and he never regrets the final product.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is exactly what the name implies — cars of all types, from daily drivers to classic F1 cars — showing off on the grounds of the Goodwood House in Sussex, England. For the 2019 event, Ken Block brought his 914 horsepower, all-wheel-drive Hoonitruck tear up the course in proper tire-smoking fashion.
McLaren has built some of the most successful Formula One racers and exotic supercars ever, and now they're offering something to the next generation of drivers — the pint-sized all-electric 720S Ride-On. The exacting copy of the real 720S includes and accelerator and brake pedal, and a remote control override for when your budding Lewis Hamilton gets a little too confident behind the wheel. The 720S Ride-On will be available at McLaren dealers and select toy stores worldwide.
Aside from its redemption in Back to the Future, the DeLorean became a symbol of '80s excess and the hubris of its founder, John DeLorean. Nothing represents this better than the three DMC-12s that were plated in 24-karat gold. Two more were done by customers, but the three remaining originals are a perfect metaphor for one of the most infamous collapses in automotive history.
Peter and Ned are a little overwhelmed when they walk into their school science fair. Their project doesn't look like it's going to cut it — until Peter calls in a favor to put them almost over the top.
When Kia came to Donut Media about doing a car commercial, it wasn't your traditional, slow-cruise-through-the-city spot they had in mind. Instead, Donut Media co-founder Ben Conrad and the crew wanted to recreate the kind of stunts seen in movies like Baby Driver. They got their wish, and this is how they did it.