Not everyone will get the chance to sit behind the wheel of a real Formula 1 race car in their lifetime but if you've got 500 hours and an abundance of cardboard, you could be closer to that dream than you think.
Tesla builds some of the most technologically advanced cars on the planet — but there's still plenty of humans on the assembly line. In this time-lapse, a Tesla Model 3 goes from empty shell to a fully-functioning EV in 48 seconds.
In the US, the armed forces have sports teams. In the UK, the armed forces go rally racing in former military Land Rovers. The Armed Forces rally team started when the military was asked to help recover cars in the Scottish Rally, and from there became a competitive team. Patina tagged along with the team as they prepared their Land Rovers for the upcoming RSAC Scottish Rally.
Porsche's 911 has been in production for 55 years and is still immediately recognizable as the ideal Porsche. You could be forgiven for thinking that Porsche is a bit on the traditional side when it comes to its car lineup — and you'd be wrong. Straight from the official Porsche channel, this is a definitive look at the top five prototypes to come out of Stuttgart, with a few designs that are a wild departure from the Porsche we all know and love.
Ken Block loves to drive. Ken Block loves cars. Ken Block absolutely hates tires. Really, really hates tires. Ken Block hates tires so much that he does everything in his power to destroy them. Burnouts, power slides, stunts, and hooning around in general — there isn't anything Ken Block won't do to destroy a set of fresh, sticky rubber. In the 10th installment of his Gymkhana series, Block rips apart at least 20 sets of tires driving five different cars to their absolute limit.
Aston Martin's upcoming Valkyrie hypercar is anticipated to be one of the highest-performing and technologically advanced cars ever to be sold to the public. Designed by F1 aerodynamic ace Adrian Newey, currently employed by the Red Bull F1 team, the Valkyrie is an uncompromising race car for the road. But the heart of any car is the engine and legendary British manufacturer Cosworth was tasked with building the 6.5-liter V12. Carfection got an early look at the naturally-aspirated, 1,000 horsepower unit during testing on Cosworth's dyno, in all its 11,000-plus RPM glory.
After nearly a century of setting the standard in bootmaking, Viberg has entered the sneaker game. The only sneaker made entirely in Canada and the result of years of studying Nike and the Jordan Brand, they feature a silhouette that draws inspiration from classic athletic footwear from the 1980s and 90s. Each pair is built upon a Vibram Sphike RGS sole that you'd typically only find on a rugged hiking shoe. This robust foundation not only provides comfort but also gives you the best traction we've ever seen in a sneaker. The upper is lined with contrasting Italian horsehide panels and supported by soft padding at the tongue and collar, a heavyweight leather insole — the same one used on their boots — and a removable leather footbed. Available in black or white, each pair is finished with custom linen laces from Italy and use Viberg's #1003 Last.
Viberg sizing, take your equivalent US size listed next to the Viberg Size.
Crafted from pebble-grain Italian leather, Courant's CATCH:3 Charging Station will keep your most important device juiced up while keeping the rest of your EDC kit organized. Its 3-coil, Qi-compatible platform supports fast charging of both iPhone and Android devices, powered by an included nylon USB-C cable that connects discreetly in the back. A recessed, bowl-like area sits alongside, holding your watch, wallet, keys, and any other essentials you'd like to keep handy. A weighted matte aluminum alloy base keeps it from sliding around, and an additional USB-A output lets you charge a second device if desired.
Width: 11.0" / Depth: 8.0" / Height: 0.625"
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Certifications: Qi, CE, FCC, ROHS
Included in the box: 1.2-meter nylon USB-C charging cable, power adapter (USA)
Countries of Usage: Universal with USB Cable, USA-only with outlet plug
With Porsche's unrivaled racing history, it should come as no surprise that all five of the five most expensive cars from Stuttgart are race cars or thinly-disguised race cars for the road. Host Ted Gushue has the enviable job getting a front-row seat to the best Porsche has ever offered as he counts down the most valuable cars ever from the manufacturer.
For 71 years, the Targa Florio saw some of the fastest purpose-built race cars in the world thunder through towns and villages on the Italian island of Sicily, all on winding public roads that dated back to the Roman Empire. Safety was the nearly the last thing on anyone's mind until the race was deemed too dangerous and stopped in 1977. But for seven decades, it brought some of the greatest names in racing to the island for one of the most unforgettable races in history.
Nissan celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Skyline GT-R with a one-off, heavily customized creation by Italdesign. In a turn from today's mass-produced cars, Italdesign designed and built the extensive body and interior modifications completely by hand. Watch the process as it goes from clay mockup to finished product by the hands of these Italian craftsmen.
Ken Block created the best-known driving series on the planet 10 years ago. Racking up millions of views and creating some of the most viral videos ever, Block has made it a mission to keep topping himself. Now you can get a backstage pass to all the action that goes on behind the camera in The Gymkhana Files, coming to Amazon Prime Video on November 16, 2018.
If heaven had a Porsche theme, it would probably look exactly this stunning collection of cars from the German manufacturer. Having a theme for any collection isn't unusual, but this secret stash of Porsche history — from vintage Speedsters, through nearly every version of the 911, to modern supercars like the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder — is. Presented in white, from the floors to the ceiling, to the cars themselves, guests must remove their shoes or wear white covers, and leave the cellphone at the door.
Matt Daw is a Canadian transplant doing custom fabrication and mechanic work on motorcycles in Brooklyn. WIRED spent a day in the shop with Matt as to stripped a vintage 1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster he just bought down to the frame in preparation for a rebuild. Matt goes step-by-step over the process, explaining each part and some advice on getting your hands dirty with an old bike.
Variety is the spice of life. Food, entertainment, education, jobs, hobbies — for everything you can think of, there are millions of ways to do it. The Porsche 911 has been the Swiss Army knife of sports cars for 50 years, winning in almost every conceivable motorsport competition from endurance racing to rallying. Porsche makes 24 models of the 911, and if you can't find one that suits you, you aren't looking for a Porsche. Here's a quick video that explains all 24 flavors in five minutes.
Ken Block knows cars. The star of the Gymkhana series has ran his wild creations from city streets to Pikes Peak, but one thing was missing — a truck. After two years in development, The Hoonitruck is ready to be unleashed on the streets.
SimpliSafe teamed up with global design firm IDEO to create a home security experience more beautiful, powerful and intuitive than ever before. Rebuilt from the ground up with new safeguards to create a latticework of protection the new Simplisafe is half the size with double the range. It's also fifty percent louder, five times faster, and the system's wireless Keypad is soft, smooth and wakes with a touch. It's incredibly easy to set up in just a few minutes with no drilling, wiring or tools required and is offered at the same revolutionary price that made SimpliSafe the fastest growing home security company in the nation.
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SprezzaBox is a top rated subscription company that ships you five new items each month. And they do it all at a price that won't break the bank. A personal curator tests out and hand-picks the items like ties, wallets, sunglasses, socks, and watches every month. Subscriptions start at just $28 and promise over $100 in retail value. High quality, great value products delivered right to your door.
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Every year at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, teams from around the world come to break land speed records on the dry lake bed. The Vesco Turbinator II set a new land speed record for a wheel-driven car at 503 MPH. After the run, the team thought the Turbinator II had more left, and think a 600 mPH run might be possible.
Take 12 of the best performance cars in the world, one airport runway, line them all up, and let the clock decide who's the best. That's the theory behind Motor Trend's World's Greatest Drag Race, and it works to perfection. This installment's lineup includes exotics like the McLaren 720S, Lamborghini Huracán Performante, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and Corvette ZR1, with a clear winner and some surprising results.
Motorcycle safety features have been a standard feature on most bikes for over a decade. Traction, stability control and ABS are available from nearly every major manufacturer — but BMW is taking it to the next level. The company has made a self-driving motorcycle to test its current and future safety features on, and it's something amazing to watch.
First released in 1966, the Ford Bronco was the 4x4 cousin to the Mustang. The compact SUV was one of the first of its kind, rivaling the Jeep CJ-5 and the International Harvester Scout. With plans to reintroduce the Bronco in 2020, Donut Media gets everyone up to speed on the iconic automobile.
LEGO has completely outdone themselves with their latest build. Using over 1 million pieces from their Technic collection, they have crafted a life-size Bugatti Chiron. Not only is the model a 1:1 replica, but the car is completely driveable. It's powered by 2,000 Power Function motors that can produce an estimated 5.3 hp. To prove so, Bugatti's official test driver and former Le Mans winner Andy Wallace took it for a spin at the Ehra Lessien test track in Germany.
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the most dangerous sporting event in the world. Motorcyclists from all over the globe come to the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea to race around one of the most demanding road courses in history — and every year the track claims multiple lives. Studiokippenberger captures what keeps riders coming back year after year to try and tame the beast at triple-digit speeds and inches away from disaster.
Make it Extreme does just that with their motorized version of a Monowheel. They added some torque to the normally pedal-driven cycle with a 110cc 4 stroke. The vehicle was completely handmade from top to bottom and the entire process was captured in this 7-minute time-lapse.
Before it became an icon of the Back to the Future franchise, the DeLorean was one of the strangest tales in automotive history. John DeLorean was one of the youngest division heads in the history of General Motors, and managed projects like the Pontiac GTO, Firebird, and Chevrolet Vega. In 1973, he left GM to start his own company and started prototyping the DeLorean DMC-12. The car was released in 1981 during an economic downturn, and to help get financing for his struggling company, DeLorean was busted arranging a multi-million dollar cocaine deal, with the company collapsing soon after.
Going from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 212 mph can't be explained by mere science. That's why McLaren enlisted the help of a rocket scientist. Inside the Thought Leadership Center, Ryan W. Conversano Ph.D illustrates the complexity behind the insane power of the 720S supercar.
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed saw several new records. Volkswagen's I.D. R electric Pikes Peak car set a record at the hill climb, and both Roborace and Siemens made the first totally autonomous runs of the course — with very different vehicles. Roborace made it's historic run with a specially-designed car and watching it navigate the track is a glimpse into the future of transportation.
Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida is the place for some of the wildest custom two-wheelers on the planet. Retired F1 driver Tarso Marquez stole the show in his TMC Dumont, a bike that looks like it defies physics. Two giant, hubless wheels powered by a 300 horsepower Rolls-Royce aircraft motor and a retro-futuristic design made it the star of the show. Check out how Tarso and his crew built the monster in this making-of video here.
Volkswagen brought their I.D. R electric race car to the 2018 Pikes Peak hill climb with one mission — to smash the previous record in the Unlimited class. And smash they did, setting a new record over 15 seconds faster than the one set in 2013 by a gas-powered turbocharged Peugeot. Watch the entire record-breaking run from a birds-eye helicopter view — even the helicopter has a hard time keeping up.
The current water speed record was set 40 years ago in 1978, and everyone who's attempted it since has been killed trying — making it the deadliest world record in history. Most of the record attempts have been made in boats built by the pilots themselves, with disastrous consequences. But Australian Ken Warby averaged 317 MPH in a boat he built in his backyard and is working with his son to try and beat his own record.
Adam Savage loves the Onewheel electric skateboard. He's owned every model the company has made, logging hundreds of miles and giving them plenty of abuse along the way. When Adam heard about Onewheel's new XR with increased range, he had to have one — and Onewheel invited him down to the factory to build his own.