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  • 2014 LAND ROVER DEFENDER SVX 'SPECTRE' 4X4 UTILITY

    In 2015's motion picture "Spectre," James Bond and the baddies got to play with a bunch of seriously cool machines. Aston Martin created an entirely new car, the DB10, for James while Mr. Hinx piloted the impossibly gorgeous Jaguar CX-75. One of our favorite rides, however, was the customized Land Rover Defender 110 crew cab SVX. Just ten examples were built for the film, and one is headed to auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Everything about this truck is perfect. First off, the registration reads OO07 SVX. Second, this is a crew-cab 110 pickup that's been reworked into an off-road...

  • Theon Design reimagines the Porsche 911
    Theon Design is the British Singer, for much less

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then where does that leave "re-imagination"? That's the term Singer uses when it turns a 964-generation Porsche 911 into a glorious resto-mod. A company in the UK is working on the same formula to restore and re-create old Porsches. Theon Design is...

  • Jon Olsson presents Lord Hans his convertible G550 4x4
    Jon Olsson's topless Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 is ridiculous

    Jon Olsson is doing everything right. The man knows how to enjoy life, and part of that involves taking a car and modifying it in a way that works for him. The latest example of this is Olsson's Mercedes-Benz G550, which has been transformed into a roofless go-anywhere mobile. It has a name. The...

  • DARPA have reinvented the wheel
    DARPA reinvents the wheel

    The best shape for a wheel is round...except when it isn't. In some cases, a vehicle will be able to operate more efficiently if its running on a set of tracks. A handful of companies offer seemingly easy solutions to switch between the two types of setups, but DARPA just negated the need for...

  • The LS3-powered Bruiser Jeep Wrangler 6x6
    Bruiser Conversions made a V-8-powered Jeep Wrangler 6x6

    What is it about an increased wheel count that puts a smile on our face? It must be the ridiculous idea of a road car packing six-wheel drive, not to mention all the engineering required to make it work. Putting engine power out to all that extra rolling mass is no easy job though, but Bruiser...

  • Underground Racing Lamborghini Huracan hits 259 mph in the half mile
    Underground Racing Lamborghini broke its own half-mile speed record

    The world of half-mile racing is on a continual quest for higher speeds. One of the leaders of this adventurous pack is Underground Racing, the North Carolina shop that takes Lamborghini engine modification to dizzying heights. We're talking 3,000 horsepower heights to be specific. Last year...

  • Alfa Romeo Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001

    Alfa Romeo's 4C sports car is an aggressive machine with a no-nonsense interior. It's an Italian beauty with an angry soul, and it's goal isn't to coddle but to seek out and destroy local track times. It takes the hand of a skilled styling house, ideally an Italian one, to turn the 4C into something a bit softer. In this case, the Italian firm Mole Automobiles worked its magic on a 4C to turn it into a more luxurious, wide-body coupe called the Costruzione Artigianale 001. It's quite clear that the 4C looks wonderful with a bit more girth on its bones. A wider body makes this already...

  • 818 kit car with Tesla motors and a Volt battery rips down the quarter mile
    818C kit car packed with Tesla and Volt components is a drag racer's dream

    The ingenuity of those who want to go fast is something to be admired. Take, for example, one plucky company that combined Factory Five's 818C kit car with powertrain components from both a Tesla Model S and the Chevrolet Volt. The resulting Frankencar is an all-electric beast that's driven to and...

  • 2018 Eagle Squadron Ford Mustang GT
    Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT honors US pilots who defended Britain

    This year will mark the 20th time that Ford has supported the the Experimental Aircraft Association event called The Gathering. The EAA holds a number of events throughout the year, but it's The Gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that serves as the organization's largest fundraising opportunity. Ford...

  • Someone built an F81 BMW M3 wagon, and it's glorious
    Dutchman built an F81 BMW M3 wagon, and it's glorious

    The car buying public on this planet has spoken. From on high, the decree is that crossovers and SUVs shall rule the land. That's a shame because we're still pining for wagons. A few still exist, but it's rare to find high-performance variants roaming Stateside streets. BMW Blog found one...

  • Jon Olsson's 810-hp Rolls-Royce Wraith is for sale
    Jon Olsson's 810-hp Rolls-Royce Wraith is up for sale

    Professional skier Jon Olsson's toys come in fast and they occasionally leave just as quickly. He has the sort of car problem we all wish we had: a desire to acquire and modify as many machines as possible. Thus some of his greatest vehicular hits are shipped off to find new homes, which is what...

  • Mil-Spec Automotive Launch Edition Hummer H1
    This Detroit-based company just rebooted the Hummer H1

    Singer reimagines the Porsche 964, and makes buckets of cash doing so. Icon does a similar job on Toyota Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos, and other vintage vehicles. Now a company called Mil-Spec Automotive (MSA) plans to bring its own resto-mod vision to life, and it's doing so using an unlikely hero...

  • Someone swapped an LS9 into a 1998 Chevy Tahoe and it's for sale

    There's nothing remarkable about a first-generation Chevy Tahoe. It's a fine automobile built on General Motors' stout GMT400 platform, and it was offered with a list of engines ranging from the 4.1-liter inline-6 up to a large 6.5-liter turbocharged V-8 diesel. One engine it was not offered with, however, was the LS9. This is a shame. But it's a shame that's been rectified by a brilliant person up in Washington. One very clean 1998 Chevy Tahoe has been paired with an LS9 crate engine, and the result is magic. Further, this is magic that's for sale. Posted on Bring-A-Trailer, the LS9-powered...

  • Santa Fe auto-tech students with their custom-Jeep project | SEMA
    SEMA teams with high school students for custom Jeep build

    How many high school kids get to build their own extreme-custom show Jeep, with the help of SEMA, no less? That’s the project at the Santa Fe, New Mexico, ECO Auto Tech School, where the students are working on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as part of their course work. The Specialty...

  • Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Integrale restomod
    The Singer of Lancia Delta Integrale Evos is coming

    The Lancia Delta is a simple, Italian hatchback. The Lancia Delta Integrale is a rally-honed version that still holds a special place in the heart of those who pine for Group A and Group B glory days. One such person is Eugenio Amos. An Italian racing driver, Amos is venturing into car building as...

  • 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake equipped with available wide-body kit
    2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake boasts new look, more power

    The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is an impressive bit of kit straight out of the box, especially when equipped with its Performance Package Level 2 handling upgrade. However, if you're the type that isn't satisfied unless we're talking insane levels of performance, Shelby American may be worth a close look...

  • 2018 Nissan Titan XD, "The Beast"
    6 things to know about driving a lifted pickup truck

    They go by various names: bro trucks, monster trucks, bruisers, mud trucks, the list goes on. Nissan has named its highly modified Glacier White Titan XD, appropriately, “The Beast.” With a Rough Country 6-inch (!) lift kit, MKW M91 20-inch wheels wrapped with Mastercraft MXT 35-inch...

  • Colin Furze turned a BMW 325i into a hot tub
    Mad Modder Colin Furze turns a BMW 325i into a mobile hot tub

    Having an old BMW convertible laying around to tinker with is a good problem to have. Upgrade the engine? OK, but easy. Suspension? That's beginner stuff. Delightfully insane British YouTuber Colin Furze, turned his old Bimmer into a hot tub on wheels. Your move. Furze has a history of cranking out...

  • David Lee and his Dino restomod

    David Lee, the famed collector of all things Ferrari, recently decided to build his own dream machine. What started life as a 1972 Dino has been transformed into the restomodded machine now called a Dino Monza 3.6 Evo. Lee brought the car to Jay Leno's Garage so the affable car lover could give it a proper once over. This is the Dino that Ferrari should've built, and that's the exact sentiment Leno has as well, although we're sure there are many purists out there who will happily disagree. "I love the fact that you kept it all Ferrari", says Leno as he chats with Lee and learns more about the...

  • Hennessey's Jeep Trackhawk runs from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds
    Hennessey's 1,000-HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trachkawk does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds

    Texan tuner Hennessey has been cooking up serious power for the already seriously powerful 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Out of the box, the super Jeep pounds the pavement with 707 horsepower. Hennessey's HPE1000 version? This one reportedly cranks out over 1,000 horsepower at the crank...

  • Aznom Atulux coach-built pickup truck
    $263,000 coach-built Ram 1500 is the Maybach of pickup trucks

    When money is no issue, you can afford to do things differently. That's exactly what the Italian firm Aznom Automotive has done with its Atulux pickup truck-sedan mashup. The coach-built pickup features extensive upgrades to create a luxurious experience far out of reach from the typical Ram 1500...

  • Icon electric Derelict 1949 Mercury
    Icon is building an all-electric Derelict Mercury

    Icon is perhaps best known for its many high-dollar bespoke-built vintage SUVs. Lately though, the Icon team has been cranking out a handful of other project vehicles, including cars, and each one has been more amazing than the last. We've seen a gorgeous Ford F-250, an impossibly cool Rolls-Royce...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class by Brabus
    Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup

    Only a week ago we saw Pickup Design, the pickup truck division of Polish tuner Carlex Design, come out with a wild visual upgrade for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup. Now Brabus, which specializes in tuning Mercedes products and has close links with the automaker, has revealed its first take on...

  • Hennessey Demon runs the quarter mile in 9.38 seconds
    Hennessey Demon runs the quarter mile in 9.14 seconds

    Hennessey Performance Engineering once looked to exorcise the Demon with the Exorcist based on the Camaro ZL1, but now the Texan tuner is fully embracing the dark side. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been receiving attention from Hennessey's wrenches, and the company is ready to offer its...

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