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.
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.
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Originally created as book covers, these archival-quality art prints add a fresh, colorful layer to the iconic Ian Fleming's James Bond legacy. Each limited-edition print features a different Bond girl from the respective title, and are printed on thick, 100% cotton rag paper that's signed and numbered by the artist Michael Gillette. The hand-torn border adds a distinct look to each, and they can be float mounted or matted. Each is officially licensed by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. We've chosen to offer our favorite Bond titles, including Casino Royale (the first book in the series), Dr. No (the first Bond film), Goldfinger, Quantum of Solace, For Your Eyes Only, and Moonraker. Available in both large and small formats. Other than Gillette himself, Uncrate is the only authorized retailer of these James Bond prints.
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.
Some golf courses are known for their beauty, others their history. Some are lucky enough to have both. But if it's truly worth mentioning, you'll find it in Golf: The Impossible Collection. Compiled by award-winning golf journalist George Peper, this astounding compendium covers the 100 most notable courses around the world. From the hallowed fairways of St. Andrews to greens and clubhouses built within the last few years, it gives intimate details of each and every spot alongside stunning photography and quotes. While the book itself is meant for casual reading, expect a serious urge to start booking tee times when you pick it up. Arrives in a hard shell display case.
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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.
This is the real deal. Not the original, but you couldn't find a more accurate recreation of the most iconic on-screen car in movie history — Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean. Back to the Future creator Bob Gale, and builders Terry Matalas and Joe Walser get together with Jay Leno for an in-depth examination of this movie masterpiece.
The world's first open-seat electric vehicle series, Formula E, is now in its fourth season. The cars have the aerodynamics and looks of their fuel- or hybrid-powered Formula One or IndyCar cousins but have all-electric drivetrains and performance to match. Formula E driver Sam Bird and his team talk about what it's like driving these cars and how the technology that's powering them is the future of transportation.
It's not very often that Hot Wheels get outside — unless it's the yard or the sandbox. Abe Kislevitz took his Hot Wheels to the beach and recorded the adventure with a GoPro. The track setup uses driftwood and ends — as it should — with a ramp and a splashdown into a bucket of water.
There are few vehicles more iconic than the Jeep. The round headlights and slat grille is recognized the world over as one of the most capable 4x4s you can buy. From its rugged military origins to the more passenger-friendly modern incarnations, the Jeep has never lost touch with its roots. Donut digs into the history of the Jeep and has everything you need to know about this American icon.
Racing Barbie cars have become a tradition of sorts. From brushless DC motors to annual races in stock pink sports cars, it's a well-known and affordable entry into racing. The Grind Hard Plumbing Co. is taking Barbie racing to the next level with their 240cc, Honda dirt bike -powered Barbie Mustang. Using a chassis from a Craigslist beater go-kart, the team wedged in the motor and chopped the frame to fit, making one of the most powerful Barbie cars around.
In 1968, Hot Wheels made their debut with the Custom Camaro. The die-cast cars have been racing across bedroom floors ever since. In honor of their 50th anniversary, Donut Media put together this timeline featuring some of the toy brand's most iconic releases.
Growing up to be a racecar driver is a dream lots of kids have — but very few ever make it. Mišo Kuzmanović made the dream come true, by designing and building his own track car in his garage. After thousands of hours and over $27,000 spent, Mišo is living the dream and even driving it on the streets of his hometown.
There was a time when car safety was an afterthought. No airbags, seat belts, crumple zones — just a bench seat, steel dash, and non-collapsable steering column were all that you had to stop in the event of an accident. Ford offered optional lap belts in the 50s, and in 1959, Volvo introduced the first three-point seat belt. Since then, the odds of surviving have increased exponentially, and with driverless cars on the horizon, the most unsafe thing in the auto might be gone completely.
You're an adult now, and toys just don't do it anymore. You need something bigger, something better, something that will be the envy of your friends and neighbors. That's the J-Deite RIDE. The world's first life-size Transformer, the RIDE goes from steerable to car to a 14-foot-tall walking robot. Your childhood dream is finally here.
Few automakers can match Porsche's success on the road, on the track, or off of either. If it can be won, Porsche has won it. From purpose-built race cars to the won-everything 911, Porsche has one of the most iconic lineups ever. Take a walk down memory lane and look at some of the most successful Porsches in the companies history.
If you're going to make great cars, they need to be on the track — and BMW has been taking its cars racing since 1936. Renowned for practical cars with impeccable driving dynamics and reasonable price tags, BMW has made cars and motors that have been wildly successful on and off the race course. Donut Media picks the best of the best from BMWs legendary racing history.
Totaling 10,000 miles, Robert Jan van der Kaaij spent 81 days traveling through 14 countries on his motorcycle. The journey started in the Netherlands and eventually lead him up this narrow mountain road in the Indian Himalayas. At one point, the snow was so bad he had to hitch a ride on a truck to finish the trek. He took us all along for the crazy, white-knuckle ride in this POV video.