This Working, Electric Lego Corvette ZR1 is Downright Awesome
Legos are cool, awesome, and all the superlatives you can throw in between. The things that you can create with these bricks are limited only by your imagination. What makes the toy even better are the things that you can do with it, like, say, add a fully functional electric powertrain on a Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. One guy did exactly that, and he even created a video demonstration of his masterpiece. In the video, we see the Lego Technic Corvette ZR1 strapped on a dyno that’s made from — you guessed it — Lego bricks. What comes next is a four-minute video that’s going to make you want to buy a Technic Corvette ZR1, build your own dyno, and outfit your Lego ‘Vette with its own functional electric powertrain.
A 200-MPH Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Really Exists!
Not many good things are happening in the world right now, but we can smile for a moment knowing that there’s someone out there owning a supercharged and turbocharged Cadillac CTS-V Wagon capable of going 200 mph on the drag strip. Making triple the amount of power that a stock CTS-V Wagon develops, this beast comes complete with a parachute for obvious reasons.
An Aston Martin DB5 With Real James Bond Gadgets Does Exist
Aston Martin’s plan of reproducing the DB5 from the classic 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger isn’t Hollywood make-believe; it’s all real. Twenty-eight units of the DB5 are planned, and each one comes with all the gadgets and weapons that the movie car had.
Now, we get to see one of the 25 units get a thorough walk-around courtesy of this video provided by YouTube personality Mr. JWW.
The C8 Chevy Corvette Is Easily Dominated by a Hennessey-Tuned C7 Corvette Z06
Unlike Chevrolet, Hennessey isn’t interested in selling stock cars. Hennessey makes money out of its tuning kits, so don’t be so surprised that the tuner pitted a HPE850-imbued C7 Z06 against a factory-spec C8 with the latter not standing a chance. This video reeks of marketing and nothing but marketing.
Watch a 500-horsepower Tractor Set A Lap Record at the Nurburgring
Car enthusiasts have been fascinated by lap records since the early days of racing. The Nurburgring madness started in the 1970s with Formula One and Group C race cars and extends to road cars in the 1990s. 30 years later and it’s common to see automakers test production models at the ’Ring. And it’s not just sports cars. They are testing family sedans and SUVs as well and sometimes use them to set new records around the German track. If you think that a lap record contest for SUVs is a bit ridiculous, you’d better buckle up. Someone just drove an agricultural tractor around the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Is This Lifted, LS-Swapped Mazda MX-5 Miata Cool or a Travesty?
This Mazda MX-5 Miata isn’t just any Miata. Hillcimb racing fans amongst you may recognize this as one of Flying Miata’s most insane projects, a lifted NB Miata built for dirt racing that hides a 455 horsepower LS3 V-8. As you can see here, the car, nicknamed ’Zombie Elvis’, is alive and well and continues to bring many smiles per gallon.
Throwback: 1994 Lotus Esprit S4 Video Review
The Lotus Esprit is a landmark car in Lotus’ history for more reason than one. From its Hollywood movie star status as James Bond’s wheels to the fact that it remained in production a scarcely believable 28 years, the Esprit is regarded by many as an automotive cult classic of the 20th century. But that doesn’t mean all Esprits were good and, arguably, it wasn’t until this, the S4, that the model was bestowed with some sort of user-friendliness.
This 600-Horsepower Ford Falcon XR6 Comes From Sleeperville
Back in 2016, Ford ended production at its Victoria-based plant in Australia, a decision that also put an end to the Falcon, a local nameplate that was first introduced in 1960. With more than 50 decades on the market, the Falcon was extremely popular in Australia, where it competed against another iconic local car, the Holden Commodore, built by GM. Both were discontinued, and both are dearly missed. But Australian streets are still packed with Ford Falcons, and while some are downright mundane, some of them have been turned into high-performance sleepers. FastLowLoud just showcased an XR6 Turbo model that cranks out a whopping 600 horsepower.
Someone Recreated The Entire GTE Pro Field From Le Mans 2018 As Lego Cars
The 2018 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was a historic one for a number of reasons, chief among which being Toyota’s first-ever outright victory in a race the Japanese automaker had been trying to conquer for some three-and-a-half decades.
But, lower down the order, it was the GTE-Pro battle that kept us on the edge of our seats as for the first time in a long time no less than six manufacturers battled for glory in a 17-strong field that featured no weak driver pairing. Now, someone recreated that entire field in small-scale Lego models for all of us to enjoy.
Track Weapon Showdown: Audi R8 LMS GT2 Vs. Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is, unarguably, the wildest 911-based car that Stuttgart can sell you and, similarly, the R8 is Audi’s hottest street-legal proposition yet, if you are willing to step onto a race track, both manufacturers will gladly sell you even hotter versions of either vehicle.
Sam Dejonghe was lucky enough to sample both the Audi R8 LMS GT2 and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport on one of the planet’s best road courses, Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps, and he tells the tale of two different cars that try to breathe life into a brand-new category.
Here’s Why the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Is the best Scooby Ever
There was a time when carmakers rejoiced at the thought of being able to offer performance sedans to the masses. The likes of Mitsubishi and Subaru spruce to mind almost instantly, although the former has been plagued by the SUV disease and dropped the Lancer Evo altogether.
Subaru, on the other hand, is still selling the Impreza in various declinations - not WRX STi, though, which is sad. None of them, however, will give you the nostalgia like the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi with Prodrive goodies.
This Video of the Audi RS6 Is Better Than Anything Audi’s Marketing Division Has Ever Done
This promotional video of the new Audi RS6 Avant comes by way of Australian publication The Lowdown, which specializes in automotive lifestyle. The agency got its hands on an all-new 2020 Audi RS6 Avant, and, in tune with its creative roots, proceeded to create a 105-second promotional video starring the high-powered German wagon.
The result is a video that’s going to leave you breathless. At the very least, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better one that Audi has done in recent memory.
The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Is Obese Compared To the Original 911
It’s been almost 60 years since Porsche introduced the 911 and the nameplate continues to be the epitome of the sports car market. The 911 has come a very long way since then. It’s available in a wide variety of models, now with turbocharged engines, rear- or all-wheel drive, coupe or drop-top, winged, or plain simple in appearance. The 911 has also evolved into a technology-packed machine, a trait that makes it heavier than before. The latest-generation 911 is obviously among the heaviest, and the Targa 4S model sets a new record.
Did You Ever Think You’d See a Normal Looking V-6 Mustang Than Can Run 9-Second Quarter-Miles?
When it comes to drag racing, V-8 engines are the norm. Supercharged, turbocharged, or naturally aspirated, V-8s are the number one choice for the drag strips. Sure, you can still find imports that use V-6, inline-six, or even inline-four mills here and there, but when it comes to American cars, it’s hard to find one that’s not powered by a V-8. But then there’s people like Joshua Blume, who built himself a V-6 Mustang that runs the quarter mile in less than 10 seconds.