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.
Daniel Craig's direct hand in shaping the wardrobe for James Bond has been well documented, and his earliest influence on modern Bond style is reflected in the Sunspel Riviera polo. Worn by Craig in the early moments of Casino Royale while in the Bahamas, the polo was hand selected for the film after being pulled from Sunspel's archives and altered to a more modern silhouette. Originally designed by the owners of Sunspel in the 1950's to be worn in the heat of the French Riviera, the mesh fabric was custom developed to provide the maximum amount of cooling to the wearer. Almost an oversized piqué, the fabric is truly unique and now instantly recognizable thanks to Bond. It's cut short and comfortably trim, and is always meant to be worn untucked. Available in black, white, and navy (as worn in Casino Royale), it's ideal for the summer heat anywhere your mission may take you.
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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.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Buying a pre-owned timepiece can be a little daunting. StockX takes the stress out of the process with their 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 most sought after Rolex Explorer and Cartier Tank, to more accessible options like the Seiko Prospex, so picking just one will be the only hassle.
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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.
Usually known for making shitty robots, Simone Giertz turned her focus into making something very un-shitty. The YouTube inventer took her Tesla M3 and converted into a pickup truck she calls the Truckla, complete with its own fake commercial. The electric car manufacturer announced their own truck concept back in April but Giertz didn't have time to wait around for the company's release. She also shared the process behind creating the world's first Tesla pickup.
As American as baseball, there's hardly anything that says America like the big v-twin in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Made for the American highway, Harley invented the cruiser as we know it, and this is everything you need to about this American classic.
Pete Navetta has been drag racing for over 50 years. From the street to the strip, it's been a lifelong love affair for Pete, and he has no desire to hang up his helmet — until life makes it impossible to drive. Directed by his son Daniel, The Duel is one episode of a two-part series following the same subject. Watch the companion video by Harrison Boyce here.
Back to the Future's DeLorean, Ghostbusters Ecto-1, and KITT from Knight Rider get a lot of love as four-wheeled screen stars. But they're all regular production cars dressed up for the role. Drivetribe looks at the 10 best movie cars that were created, not redesigned, for the movies, making them as much of a character as any human.
Dieter Zetsche spent the last 13 years as Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes Benz. On May 22, 2019, Zetsche turned in his badge and retired, now free to enjoy life as he sees fit — behind the wheel of a BMW i8 roadster. In this tribute to the former CEO of their in-country rival, BMW thanks Zetsche for over a decade of inspiring competition between the two famous marques.
When Cole Seely isn't riding supercross and motocross for Honda, he keeps himself very busy — from drift cars to BMX and nearly everything in between. His latest project involved building a stock Honda 450L dual-sport bike into something that could handle the punishment of a legit supercross track. The entire bike is DOT-legal, even down to the tires, and helped Cole put on a clinic at the track.
The future of electric vehicles isn't limited to earth-bound cars. Lilium introduced its all-electric, vertical-takeoff-and-landing Lilium Jet concept in 2017, and the dream has now become a reality. The five-passenger prototype took its maiden flight and performed exactly as designed, setting a revolutionary course for short-distance urban transportation.
With Bond 25 coming up, Aston Martin is bringing back the iconic DB5 that Sean Connery drove in Goldfinger. Just like in the 1964 film, the car will come complete with working gadgets like a smoke screen, oil slick, and machine guns in the headlights. All of the gizmos are being created by the franchise's own Q, special effects supervisor Chris Corbould. Limited to just 25, this 007 ride will set you back a cool $3.5 million.