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  • 18-year-old builds electric car from 1980 Toyota Celica

    By any automaker's crystal ball, the future is electric. A slew of electric cars will more than likely flood the market in the next decade or so, but one 18-year-old from Texas decided to use the past as inspiration for the future. Adam Lansing received a non-working 1980 Toyota Celica from a neighbor after he expressed desire to convert a gasoline-powered car to a pure battery-electric vehicle. The process was long and frustrating work, but Lansing eventually ended up with a fully functioning electric car. Work began when he was 14 after his brother's constant plea for gas money inspired him...

  • Armormax Armored Tesla Model S
    This bulletproof Tesla's claim has just one hole in it

    Utah-based Armormax is in the business of transforming everyday machines into rolling vaults for clients. They take normal cars and add various levels of armor. The latest build is a Tesla Model S P100D that's been pieced together for a client in the Middle East. Armormax claims it's the fastest...

  • Lebanon Ford is back with a new 2018 Mustang Hellion for $50k
    Lebanon Ford is back with 800-hp 2018 Mustang Hellion for $52k

    Lebanon Ford made headlines last year when it decided to build and sell some high-horsepower Mustangs. For around $50,000, the Dayton, Ohio-area dealer would sell you a 2017 Mustang making 800 horsepower at the wheels. With a bit more cash and some extra parts, that 800 horsepower could become...

  • Pandem Rocketbunny Ford Raptor rendered
    A wide-body kit for the Ford F-150 Raptor could look like this

    A handful of Japanese companies have been making their name in the world of wide—wide-body kits to be more specific. Browse the latest rides from SEMA or the top-tier automotive aftermarket Instagram accounts and you'll find exotic and JDM-spec rides all boasting massive over fenders and an...

  • Watch the Hennessey Exorcist come to life
    Watch Hennessey build the Exorcist

    Chevrolet has a monster on its hands in the Camaro ZL1. John Hennessey and his team know how to take a monster and turn it up to 11, and they've done just that with their Exorcist Camaro ZL1.The name came about as a means to combat Dodge's Challenger SRT Demon, and the Exorcist delivers with its...

  • Jay Leno takes a look at a 1971 Datsun 240Z
    Massively modified Datsun 240Z rides into Jay Leno's Garage

    Datsun fan Dominic Le is back with a fresh new ride to share with Jay Leno. Le is the man behind the site Chasing Js, which is a corner of the Internet carved out for an appreciation of classic Japanese vehicles. Dominic has visited Jay Leno's Garage in the past, at which point he brought a...

  • 1975 Barris George Barris SnakePit

    George Barris, perhaps best known for creating the 1966 Batmobile, built many wild vehicles in his career, some crazier than others. The 1975 George Barris SnakePit is essentially a kid's Hot Wheel dream come true with not one, not two, but six Ford V-8 engines powering it. Unfortunately, it doesn't run in its current state, but the car has surfaced for sale in a classified ad through Hemmings after residing in a private collection for the past 10 years. The SnakePit was built to destroy and set speed records "at speeds that stagger the imagination," and was valued at around $100,000 in the...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan road car conversion - Image via Lovecars
    See the first street-legal Aston Martin Vulcan hit the road

    There are only 24 Aston Martin Vulcans in existence and so far just one of them can be legally driven on the street. With Aston Martin’s blessing, British motorsport and engineering firm RML Group has completed the first road car conversion for the track-only supercar. It’s no easy task...

  • The BMW E30 M3 pickup truck is not an ideal Christmas tree hauler
    The BMW E30 M3 pickup truck is not an ideal Christmas tree hauler

    When it was getting late in the season, we're sure some of you out there were yet to pick up a Christmas tree. BMW understands this problem, and it tried to come up with a little solution as shown in this video. This one, unfortunately, proves that a BMW may in fact not be the right vehicle to...

  • 1986 Ferrari Testarossa convertible built for Michael Jackson commercial
    Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale

    Back in the 1980s, Michael Jackson was the undisputed King of Pop and Ferrari was the king of the supercar. Imagine if you combined the two? That's just the thought that Pepsi had for a commercial back in 1987. Pepsi took it another step further and commissioned a convertible Testarossa for its...

  • UK firm builds Tesla Model S shooting brake
    UK company builds world's first Tesla Model S shooting brake

    Feast your eyes on the very first Tesla Model S shooting brake. To clear up the confusion, a Dutch firm announced plans for its own shooting brake, due for a March 2018 reveal. This one is different, however. United Kingdom-based Qwest Norfolk actually beat the Dutch company to the finish line with...

  • 2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6
    Hennessey’s F-150-based VelociRaptor 6x6 enters production

    Remember when Hennessey Performance revealed the utterly bonkers VelociRaptor 6x6 a year ago and announced plans to build it? Well, the company wasn’t kidding as it rolled out the first example in November at the 2017 SEMA show. And now customer examples are being built at Hennessey's...

  • Jon Olsson cut the roof off his Mercedes-AMG G500 4×4

    Jon Olsson is living his best life. He's doing the things the rest of us wish we could do, and that includes traveling the world, excelling at a sport (he's a freeskier and ski racer), and earning lots of money to spend on toys. It's his toys that make us curious, as Olsson is known for buying and modifying exotic vehicles. His latest example of this brand of fun? His Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4 that debuted just about a month ago as a beastly off-roader with the nickname Lord Hans. Now, Olsson is cutting the roof off of his rather expensive toy. Taking a break from his seemingly endless bit of...

  • 1958 Centurion C1 Corvette-based C2 race car
    Mock C2 Stingray racer built from C1 Corvette heading to auction

    Barrett-Jackson auctions see many Chevrolet Corvettes pass the block, but this one is a little different. While this car, called the Centurion, looks like a modified C2-generation Corvette, it's actually a C1 Corvette underneath. According to the car's information document, the C2 Corvette racer...

  • 2003 Nissan 350Z from ‘The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift’ - Image via Auto Trader
    Drift King’s 350Z from 3rd “Fast and Furious” movie up for sale

    One of the cars used during filming of 2006’s "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" is currently up for sale. It’s the infamous Nissan 350Z that belonged to the movie’s protagonist, Takashi, aka the Drift King. The dark gray Z featured on most of the promotional material for the...

  • Toyota Supra with V-12 conversion by Top Secret - Image via BH Auction
    This 'Top Secret' V-12-powered Toyota Supra you didn't know existed is heading to auction

    Back in the early 2000s, Japanese tuning firm Top Secret started work on a MkIV Toyota Supra powered by a V-12 engine lifted out of a Toyota Century. The car, which along with its engine transplant also received some wild body enhancements, can now be yours as it’s listed on the website of BH...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 by Hennessey Performance Engineering
    Hennessey offering up to 1,200 horsepower for Corvette ZR1

    Well, that escalated quickly. Only a month after Chevrolet took the wraps off its new Corvette ZR1, Hennessey Performance Engineering of Sealy, Texas is already out with a series of upgrades for the car, the most potent of which reaches up to 1,200 horsepower. Yes, Hennessey’s HPE1200...

  • 1969 Dodge Charger RTR on Jay Leno's Garage
    Custom 1968 Dodge Charger RTR visits Jay Leno's Garage from Sweden

    One special 1968 Dodge Charger RTR made its debut at the 2017 SEMA show this past October, but somehow, it flew under the radar and got little press attention. Now, Johan Eriksson, the car's creator, has dropped by Jay Leno's Garage—all the way from Sweden!—with the custom Charger and...

  • Duraburb 2017 Chevrolet Surburan 3500 Heavy Duty

    If you want to buy a new Chevrolet Suburban 3500 Heavy Duty from your local dealer, tough luck. Want a diesel-powered Suburban or Tahoe? You must've been dreaming. Wake up to Duraburb Inc's creation. Based out of Apopka, Florida, Duraburb has been converting full-size GM SUVs to diesel power since 2007. It also sells 3500 Heavy Duty diesel-powered GM full-size SUVs. Erich Swanson is the founder and CEO of Duraburb. Previously an automation engineer at Walt Disney World, he wondered why he couldn't buy a full-size GM SUV with a diesel powertrain. He checked out both a Heavy Duty Chevrolet...

  • This Hennessey Exorcist ZL1 1LE customer gets the ride of his life
    Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 1LE owner gets the ride of his life

    For most people, anything north of 400 horsepower is quite intimidating. It's a massive amount of waiting energy that's set to be released at a moment's notice. Still, we live in a golden age of horsepower, which means there is a heck of a lot of vehicles you can choose from that offer far more...

  • A custom dually Chevrolet Camaro built by UAE Muscle
    This custom Chevy Camaro sports a duallie surprise

    Do you ever head out in your Chevrolet Camaro, punch the gas, and wish you had more traction? That's a plausible scenario. Especially if you've purchased one of the more powerful Camaro variants, or you've modified your car so it makes more horsepower. You could go with larger, stickier tires. You...

  • 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD All Mountain, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    GMC is ready to conquer winter with the Sierra All Mountain concept

    Winter is coming, and GMC is more prepared than ever as it has introduced two takes on what it calls the Sierra All Mountain concept. One version is based upon the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali crew cab with four-wheel drive, and the other takes its roots from the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X. Both...

  • Engineering Explained examines a catback exhaust system
    Can a catback exhaust actually make your car faster?

    Finding the aftermarket modifications that will make your car a better performer can be an adventure. Every company under the sun claims all sorts of horsepower, torque, and efficiency gains, but do those claims actually prove out in the real world? Not always. However, some mods will help improve...

  • Nissan Serena Autech
    Nissan launches Autech sub-brand in Japan focusing on craftsmanship, sportiness

    Following Nissan's expansion of the Nismo sub-brand, the company announced its latest sub-division last Friday: Autech. The new sub-brand will combine sporting characteristics with an eye for "premium craftsmanship" and top-quality materials in the company's home market of Japan. We reached out to...

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