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  • 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn

    In honor of Gymkhana 10's release on Monday, let's take a closer look at one of the five star cars of the latest film: the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The car Ken Block has called "frightening." The Hoonigan team highlighted the car as part of the Biology Build series, which goes through the ins and outs of the car with a fine-toothed comb. Specifically, this is Hoonicorn version 2.0. It's been updated since the car first made an appearance in Gymkhana 7. It still makes an outrageous 1,400 horsepower from a 410-cubic-inch V-8 fed by a pair of Garrett turbos. That power heads to all four...

  • Pronto.AI self-driving car system
    Ex-Waymo engineer drove from San Francisco to New York City in a self-driving car

    Anthony Levandowski claims he has completed a major milestone for self-driving car technology: a coast-to-coast trip using his latest technology. If Levandowski sounds familiar, it's because he was the center of attention in the Waymo-Uber legal battle. Waymo accused the former employee of stealing...

  • Camcon Automotive has created an electronic engine valve system
    Fully digital valves could change the future of the combustion engine

    The hunt for efficient engine valve technology can be a never-ending journey into cam timing, various combustion cycles, and lift and duration adjustments. For that reason, some companies believe cam-less is the future vision of engine efficiency. A British outfit by the name of Camcon Automotive...

  • This is what the center differential does for a WRC race car
    Here's how a World Rally Car's center differential works

    One of the great bits of tech that remains from the glorious era that was Group B rally racing is the center differential. With it, race beasts from the likes of Audi, Peugeot, Ford, and Lancia all battled for all-wheel-drive supremacy on the greatest rally stages the world over. The need for...

  • Gymkhana Eight set in Dubai
    20 secrets about Ken Block's Gymkhana films

    Ahead of Gymkhana 10's release, the Hoonigan crew decided to let viewers in on some little-known secrets about the blockbuster viral videos that have taken the motorsport community by storm for years. The crew, alongside Ken Block himself, the Hoonigan-in-chief, counted down 20 secrets viewers...

  • 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck
    Deep dive: Ken Block's 914-hp 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck

    Gymkhana 10 is out today, and it's only fair to take a look at one of the film's stars: the 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck. In a video from Hoonigan, the crew takes a look at the Hoonitruck, how it came to life, and the details behind the oily bits. How did Block and crew come up with the idea of the...

  • Ken Block, 2016 G3PR World Rallycross race, August 2016

    You probably know Ken Block because of his incredible driving skills depicted in the Gymkhana series. However, there’s much more to this multi-talented individual. We’ve already outlined in detail his career in rallying, but four-wheel action only came later in his life. Before that there was the creation of the DC Shoes skateboarding apparel brand and before that was a keen interest in dirt bikes, skateboarding and snowboarding. GoPro has a new video series focused on driven individuals and Block is the star of the first episode. The episode follows Block through a typical day at...

  • 2019 Nio ES6
    Nio ES6: Second volume model from China's Tesla debuts

    Chinese electric car startup Nio has come a long way since it showed up in 2016 with its EP9 track-only supercar. The company has managed to launch a mid-size crossover SUV called the ES8, start trading on the New York Stock Exchange, and get a factory under construction in its home market...

  • Lilium Jet VTOL concept
    Former McLaren design boss joins Lilium flying taxi startup

    Frank Stephenson shocked many when he stepped down from the lead design role at McLaren in early 2017. It turned out he wanted to apply his design skills in an entirely new segment: flying taxis. The renowned designer, responsible for cars like the McLaren P1 and 650S (and in earlier roles the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe spy shots and video

    Hot on the heels of the sighting of an udpated Mercedes-AMG GLC63 comes our first look at an updated version of the more rakish GLC63 Coupe. Both models are expected to arrive alongside an updated version of the regular GLC in the second half of 2019. The updated GLC range, including the AMG...

  • 2019 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co. 03 TCR race car
    Watch Lynk & Co.'s 03 TCR racer hit the track

    Ahead of its race debut in 2019, Lynk & Co. has been conducting tests of its 03 TCR racer. The brand shared on Friday that it's carried out the first tests at race courses in Europe, and drivers walked away pleased with the car's capabilities. The 03 TCR racer will compete in the FIA-sanctioned...

  • 3D-printed rotary engine from Engineering Explained
    Dive into this 3D-printed rotary engine

    If you've ever wondered what makes up the famed rotary engine from Mazda, now is the chance to dive in. Engineering Explained showed off an incredible 3D-printed rotary engine scale model, and host Jason Fenske walks us through what makes the peculiar powertrain tick. Specifically, this is a...

  • Robert Downey Jr. and Audi design chief Mark Lichte in e-tron GT concept

    Audi will showcase another vehicle in its long-running ties with Marvel films when "Avengers 4: Endgame" debuts next spring. None other than the e-tron GT electric sedan will star alongside the Avengers and Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, aka, Iron Man. Ahead of the film's premiere, Downey Jr. met with Audi design chief Marc Lichte to discuss the electric sedan's styling and what he wanted to see from the car as it came to life. He says the design team always wants a few core things: large wheels, a wide wheelbase, and a low cabin. The three help strike ideal proportions, which we'd say the...

  • First series-production Land Rover number 16
    Woman reunited with Land Rover she worked with 70 years ago

    An 87-year-old woman received the reunion of a lifetime when she got to spend time in an original Land Rover she worked with 70 years ago. Dorothy Peters told her story to Land Rover, which in turn granted her time with the car she kept pictures of for decades to come. According to the woman, she...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie's 6.5-liter V-12
    Aston Martin Valkyrie's 1,000-hp, 11,100-rpm V-12 rated for 62,000 miles

    Aston Martin on Wednesday gave us our first look at the mighty V-12 engine that will power its Valkyrie hypercar due next year. The engine is being developed by Cosworth, a fellow British firm that has supplied a number of race-winning Formula 1 engines over the years, and it is destined to be the...

  • Brabham BT62 at Portimao Circuit
    Feel the raw speed of the Brabham BT62 at Portimao

    Brabham's BT62 supercar is currently testing at top racetracks all around the globe in the lead up to the start of production in 2019. The company recently released video of one of the test sessions conducted at Portugal's Algarve International Circuit, more commonly referred to as Portimao. The...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford Explorer spy shots and video

    A prototype for Ford’s next-generation Explorer has been spotted again. The vehicle is expected on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, and judging by the lack of camouflage gear the debut should take place very soon. The last time the Explorer was redesigned was in 2011, when the popular SUV...

  • Jay Leno's 1931 Duesenberg Model J chasis
    Duesenberg Model J chassis roars into Jay Leno's Garage

    Duesenberg may have only been a blip along the automotive industry's vast timeline, but it left a lasting mark. And one of the car's the company was best known for is the latest to be featured at Jay Leno's Garage. It's a 1931 Duesenberg Model J...chassis. Leno explains that be bought the car...

  • 2020 Audi RS 7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A prototype for the Audi Sport version of the recently launched second-generation A7 has been spotted. Yes, you’re looking at the gestation of a new RS 7 sledgehammer. The current model is one of the most potent four-doors on the market and this new one's set to lift the bar even higher. 2020 Audi RS 7 spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. Naturally, the RS 7 closely resembles the A7 on which it is based. There are some subtle differences, however. For example, the fender extensions are necessary for a widened track. The tester is also wearing the aggresive front fascia destined for...

  • 1958 Saab 93 on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno highlights his delightful 1958 Saab 93

    Jay Leno's Garage is a varied place. In the garage, you'll find modern marvels like a 2017 Ford GT, uber-rare supercars like the McLaren F1, and oddball classics like a 1958 Saab 93. The Saab is the latest car to be featured at the garage. Leno actually featured the 93 on a very early episode of...

  • McLaren 720S Spider
    McLaren 720S Spider revealed: Meet the latest topless supercar

    McLaren's 720S supercar has turned out to be a bit of a heavy hitter, with the car able to keep up and in some cases outmatch pricier, more powerful competition. Now McLaren has added a Spider convertible option to its supercar made by science. It joins the original coupe and Track Package options...

  • Kart-powered race car bed
    Hoonigan crew turns race car bed into a real car

    Remember those red race car beds from childhood? Some even came with a steering wheel attached to let young car buffs live out their racing fantasies. Now Ken Block's Hoonigan crew has turned fantasy into reality. Hoonigan's "Garage Garage" YouTube series decided to take one standard issue race car...

  • BMW makes 1-millionth 3D-printed component
    BMW's created 1M 3D-printed parts since 2010

    The use of 3D-printed components isn't exactly new, but it has begun to reach levels normally reserved for mass production. A remarkable example is the 3D priting of parts by BMW. The German automaker said in a November announcement that it has produced one million 3D-printed components since 2010...

  • Ken Block's Hoonicorn RTR for Gymkhana 7
    The backstory of Ken Block's Gymkhana cars

    It's been nine years since Ken Block's first Gymkhana video reached the internet, and the rally driver and serial entrepreneur has taken the time to look back on all nine cars that have starred alongside him in the viral video sensations. The history began with Subaru, which Block drove for in the...

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