BMW just broke the Guinness World Record for the longest vehicle drift in 8 hours, crushing the previous by over 140 miles. But that's not the real news. While driver Johan Schwartz was cruising around the track, Matt Mullin and Matt Butts would refuel the M5 from another M5, while in motion. This moving pit-stop allowed for the car to keep going and set the bar for a seemingly unbeatable record.
With the AI revolution already beginning and autonomous vehicles almost here, cars still look like... cars. Architecture firm oiio studio wants to change that, with a radical dissection of the automobile as we know it. Breaking it down into it's essential, people-moving parts, oiio imagines a vehicle that does exactly what it needs to. They also threw in a bonus shot of a Blade Runner-style Los Angeles at the end too.
This two-story Hot Wheels track is not only our childhood dreams come true but maybe our adult ones too. Measuring in at 141 feet long, the track starts at a bedroom window and travels down a wooden bridge. From there, the car twists and loops at an average speed of 3.8 miles per hour throughout the entire backyard. Because it is so elaborate, just one view wouldn't do. The run was filmed at three angles, including an ultra-slick first-person view.
The 2000s was the death knell of the supercar. Once upon a time, supercars were cramped, uncomfortable, impossible to see out of, and temperamental. Then came the 00s, and suddenly, you could drive a 600+ hp car in the city like it was a Honda Accord. Before the outrageous hypercars of the 2010s, here were the best supercars of the 00s.
The Slow Mo Guys know the way to our hearts — through slow-motion destruction. It never seems to get old. So in their latest satisfying video, the guys head to a junkyard to send a four-ton wrecking ball through a few cars, filming the whole thing at just 1,000 frames per second.
Racing is expensive, but if you have the cash, anything is possible. The Whittington brothers were part of the team that won the 1979 24 Hours of LeMans, but how they ended up there is a classic 70s story. Rumors of the brothers pot smuggling and paying off officials are nearly canon, from LeMans to NASCAR to the Indianapolis 500. John Ficarra tells the story of the time the Whittington brothers went racing.
The Blundstone 500 Series was originally created over 50 years ago, but its classic styling and sturdy construction have ensured that its legacy is alive and well today. The timeless Chelsea boot design is constructed with breathable, waterproof-oiled leather and a hefty, slip-resistant outsole that works rain or shine. Although, what truly makes these boots stand out from the pack is their comfort. The combination of a cushioned midsole, a shock-absorbing footbed, while being lightweight, allows for all-day wear.
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Timeless automotive design. Rolex wristwatches. The artworks of Andy Warhol. Three subjects that vary wildly, yet elicit similarly passionate responses from those who care about them. Assouline's Impossible Collection series recognizes this, providing a thorough, in-depth look at each topic through insightful interviews, powerful prose, and gorgeous imagery. Each hand-bound tome tips the scales at nearly 20 pounds, arrives in a bespoke presentation case, and measures well over two feet wide when opened — demanding a central spot on your coffee table, if not its own dedicated stand.
Last year, Colin Furze blew the mind of every Star Wars fanatic when he built an almost life-size AT-AT. This year, he pledged his total allegiance to the Dark Side by constructing a full-size replica of Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer. The fighter measures in at 46 feet long, 23 feet wide, and 14 feet tall and is made completely of steel. As if that isn't enough, he enlisted James Bruton to also make a fully-functioning BB-9E.
The 80s gave us the supercar. The 90s took the supercar and pushed it to the limits of what was capable in something legal to drive on public roads. From limited-production homologation specials to the still-awesome McLaren F1, the 90s turned out cars that can still hold their own today.
Supercars have never been subtle, but the 80s saw some of the wildest examples ever made, from companies as traditionally conservative as Mercedes and BMW. Everyone knows the Countach, Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959, but lesser-known modes like the BMW M1 and Ruf CTR "Yellow Bird" raised the bar for street cars to another level. Donut counts down their 10 best from the decade of excess.
All the Gran Tourismo kids remember the Toyota Supra — or at least its 1987-1994 editions. For all its affordable swagger, the Supra had much humbler beginnings as an option on the Celica platform. Donut takes you all the way back to where on of the most iconic cars of the 90s started.
Through the scenic Dolomites of Northern Italy, two friends run freshly built Kawasaki Kz400s down the winding mountain roads. Joe and Stefan are childhood friends, and recently finished building their bikes together and celebrated with a run through the beautiful mountain vistas.
From its beginning as the hardscrabble war hero to its current incarnation as a capable-yet-civilized everyday driver, the Jeep has evolved like few other cars. Donut captures every stage in the life of the American icon over the last 77 years.
Eight years in development and Google's Waymo is ready to introduce its self-driving cars to the world. While they aren't quite ready for the public, they're extremely close. This demo shows a car in action and what the future of drive will look like.
When he's not making movies, Keanu Reeves is indulging in his real passion — making motorcycles. Together with co-founder Gard Hollinger, they start Arch Motorcycle Company. More than just a custom shop, Arch uses big v-twin engines set in custom frames and bodywork, with each bike tailored to its individual customer. With a radical new model on the horizon, Arch showed off the latest in VR and computer-controlled manufacturing techniques, along with some old-school hand craftsmanship in this tour of their facility.
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Founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Fulton & Roark produces some of the best solid cologne around. As their first line of products, their everyday solid colognes led to a full line of products that include shaving, soaps, shampoos, and innovative aftershave cloths that utilize quality ingredients and are made for guys on the go. The solid colognes and aftershave cloths in particular are ideal for air travel when space is a premium and liquids are cumbersome.
It was the car that created it's own category — the pony car. The Ford Mustang took the chassis from the Ford Falcon and draped it in beautiful two-door, long hood-short deck bodywork that was the template others would follow. While GM's Camero and Firebird took a hiatus or disappeared completely over the years, the Mustang has never gone out of production. Here's how the original pony car has changed over the last 50-plus years.
It takes a deft touch to pick up bottles — when you're using a Sennebogen 830 scrap handler. The folks at DeBoss Garage showed off some serious heavy equipment skills at V&R Recycling, delicately picking up glass bottles and putting them back in a box. Obviously, the operator wasn't emptying the bottles himself — machinery this heavy and alcohol are a bad mix. Enjoy heavy equipment responsibly.
On a lonely stretch of Nevada highway, Koenigsegg smashed the record for the fastest street-legal car ever made. The Agera RS averaged 278 mph over two runs, with a max top speed of 284 mph — leaving the previous record-holder, the Bugatti Chiron, wondering what happened. Ride along with the Agera RS on this incredible top speed run, and then watch the same car drive to get lunch in this video.
The Peking to Paris Rally spans over 8,000 miles from China to France. It's a test of man, machine, where anything can go wrong — and often does. Open to cars from 1974 or older, first-time drivers Vincent and Jean entered the rally with the goal of promoting the Asian University for Women and chose a Chevrolet Special Deluxe. This is their story of an epic journey of a lifetime.
Chalk one up for humanity: One of the best riders to ever straddle a motorcycle embarrassed Yamaha's smart-mouthed Motobot around Thunderhill Raceway Park. 6-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi beat the robot's time by over 30 seconds, making sure that the AI uprising is still a little ways off. Go humans.
The Honda Civic is the small car. Honda kicked off the economy car revolution in 1972, making the now-familiar front-wheel-drive hatchback configuration an industry standard. While the Civic was successful, Honda didn't rest on their laurels, continuing to refine the platform, pushing it into the realms of performance once reserved for larger cars with twice as much motor.
Five different locations across the globe. Five different cars, two which are new to Ken and one all-new ground-up build, supposedly on the level of the insane Hoonicorn. Ken Block and his team are pulling out all the stops for the 10th edition of Gymkhana. Before the release in 2018, get a taste of what's to come in this teaser as well as an Amazon series following all of the behind-the-scenes action.
It became a legend among the Gran Toursimo kids of the 90s, found a whole new audience in The Fast & the Furious movies in the early 00s, and finally came to the United States in 2007. The Nissan Skyline GT-R has been a performance staple in the Nissan lineup since 1969, born from the humble Skyline sedan and now a supercar icon.
Keep the wheel straight and smash the throttle — driving a car on a top speed run seems pretty straightforward. But it isn't. In 1997, Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green piloted the Thrust SSC into the record books, becoming the first vehicle to break the sound barrier on land. Andy talks about what it takes to drive a car powered by two jet engines across the desert floor at over 763 MPH.
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It was only a matter of time. Ken Block has gone sideways around cities, docks, deserts, and indoor obstacle courses, but he's never tackled the mother of them all Pike's Peak. Ken and the Hoonicorn V2 went to the top in a cloud of burning tires, without going straight once.
Spoiler alert: If you want to own the quarter mile, leave your Ferraris and Porsches in the garage. The Tesla Model S is the heaviest and fastest car in the seventh edition of Motor Trend's "World's Greatest Drag Race", along with comfortably seating you and three of your friends to boot. The future is now.
You can take all those million-dollar hypercars and throw them in the garbage. François Gissy just blasted to 62 MPH in just over half a second before going on to a top speed of 162 MPH. That amounts to pulling about 5gs. What another video with added angles and slow-motion footage of the test.
It's the fastest LEGO brick sculpture ever — a life-size replica of Ferrari's 2017 Formula One car, the SF70H. 844 hours of design, 750 hours to build, and 349,911 bricks later, this LEGO creation is ready for the track.