This Australian Company Will Turn Your Jeep Wrangler JL Into an Overlanding Beast
Jeeps and overlanding are a match made in heaven. They go hand in hand like pancakes and maple syrup, which is something that companies are looking to explore to the fullest. One such company is ARB, which can fit every post-2018 Jeep Wrangler JL model with a bucketload of overlanding-focused parts. As if the Wrangler wasn’t tough enough, ARB’s Overlanding Package touches on literally every base you can think of. It’s pretty much like giving Hulk a gamma-ray potion, so let’s check out what’s what.
Steve McQueen Would Be Proud of SCG’s Baja Boot
If you happen to be a fan of Steve McQueen and a petrolhead (sometimes these two are intertwined) then you surely know the man used to hoon a Baja Boot every now and then. His first appearance in the wacky off-roader happened during the 1968 Stardust 7-11 race, a 320-mile liver-punching off-road spree that allowed the participation of both cars and motorbikes. Without possessing the status of the Dakar Rally, Stardust 7-11 didn’t lack the element of danger as it crossed the Amargosa desert. But Steve McQueen’s middle name was danger so there he was, steering a Chevy-powered 450-horsepower contraption that leaned on a space frame architecture, sent power on all four corners, and abused sand dunes with an independent suspension setup. Five decades later, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus brought the Baja Boot back with a modern twist.
Get ready for the 24th installment in the long-running Need for Speed racing game series, Need for Speed: Heat, a new title that will be released this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox. Its release coincides with the franchise’s 25th anniversary, so we really do hope it’s going to be a good one - oh, and yes, that’s right, a quarter-century has passed since the 1994 launch of the first ever Need for Speed.
The Polaris RZR Pro XP Is a Whole New Kind of Off-Road Beast
When it comes to extreme off-roading, as in pedal-to-the-metal off-roading, there are a couple of companies that manage to delight with their products, as well as some newcomers that are willing to bet on electricity to power their off-road beasts. One such company is Nikola, which has already developed the NZT buggy and its Rambo-like cousin, the Reckless OHV. Today, however, we brought you here to tell you more about the 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP. This, too, promises to abuse off-road courses and deliver high surges of adrenaline, so let’s check it out.
These Off-Road Electric Skateboards Will Take You Anywhere
We’ve got off-road cars, off-road bikes, so come to think of it, the idea of an off-road skateboard that’s also electric doesn’t seem too far-fetched, does it? Well, certainly not to Velox, who’s been making off-road-oriented electric skateboards using heavy-duty parts and brushless electric motors. Now, the company claims its electric off-road ‘boards are in a class of their own and at the same time a revolution in electric skateboarding - who knows, maybe that would trigger a massive trend in the near future. With such a statement on the line, we thought we’d have a look at what Velox’s lineup looks like, so here’s what’s what.
Vintage Electric’s Roadster Is the Most Gorgeous E-Bike You’ll See All Year
Electric bikes? We’ve seen a few so far. But none of them comes closer to the Vintage Electric Roadster when it comes to packaging. Just like many other similar startups, Vintage Electric was founded on the idea of making a different kind of vehicle that would persuade people to ditch their cars and experiment something that’s both stylish and powerful. That something was an electric bike - built from the ground up with a lot of retro flavour baked into its design. Moreover, the idea behind the brand was to remove the rider from the daily text messaging and news flipping activities. At this point, Vintage Electric sells no more and no less than five bikes, but we’re here to talk about their recently launched Roadster. So let’s find out what’s what.
Audi’s New Electric Scooter Can Be Steered with Just One Hand
Well, we guess this one was coming sooner or later: Audi has just launched an electric scooter that has e-tron embedded in its name and we can’t stop wondering how come the announcement came just a month or so after BMW highlighted plans to build its own such contraption. Nonetheless, is this a sign that carmakers are looking to branch out into other sectors that involve some sort of means of transportation? Well, it could very well be, provided the numerous study they carry out have pointed that this would be a profitable piece of the pie. And we know for sure that people have the hots for electric scooters to the same amount they crave crossovers. Therefore, from a theoretical view, selling e-scooters might bring some extra profit to a car manufacturer. After all, some of them have been building bikes for quite some time (think Porsche and BMW, for a change) so moving on to electric scooters doesn’t seem that much of a stretch, does it?
Novitec’s Take on the Tesla Model 3 Is a Song of Carbon Fiber
We’re willing to bet our lunch money that you’ve heard of Novitec before, especially in connection to heavyweight names such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren of Rolls-Royce. But those who have developed an interest in the German tuner’s work know it also directs some resources into churning out subtle packs that touch on Teslas, under the Novitec for Tesla tab. So far, Novitec had a go at the Model S and Model X, so it was really just a matter of time before the Model 3 was given its fair share of attention. Mind you, the add-ons fall on the subtle side, which is perhaps the best route to take, especially since some years ago Elon Musk was adamant that owners should not, under any circumstances, tune or modify their vehicles as this would unbalance their working order. We’ll deal with that aspect in the following lines, but let us first have a good look at Novitec’s treatment for the Model 3.
The Best LEGO Creator and Technic Sets You Must Have in 2019
Calling all dads, mothers, sisters, brothers, coworkers, and bosses out there: we’ve put together the definitive list of LEGO sets you must have in 2019. So whether you’re buying one for yourself or looking to make a gift out of it, you’ve come to the right place. But before we get to the point, here’s one for you: did you know that LEGO makes more tires every year than Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin? Yes, it sounds utterly outrageous because it is. But it’s also true. In fact, as of 2012, the company churned out around 318 million tires each year, about 870,000 mini-tires every day. And guess what: some of those tires will help the following sets get that extra grip as they decorate your room or office. On that note, it’s time to see what 2019 has in store for us. The LEGO Store, that is.
Check Out the First Electric Scooter That Fits Inside a Backpack
While e-scooters come in all shapes and sizes, their proportions aren’t yet to a point where we can fully consider them items that are hauled easily from A to B. Moreover, you’ll have to blame the electric motor or motors as well as the battery pack for the hefty weight, despite the fact that most e-scooter manufacturers are looking at lightweight materials such as aluminum to avoid customers getting backaches from lifting too much weight. The MiniFalcon project, however, wants to deliver an electric scooter that fits in a backpack and at the same time, won’t force you to get too friendly with your chiropractor.
Your Old Land Rover Defender Will Thank You for These Upgrades
As far as iconic 4x4s go, whenever we hear the words off-roading there are two imagines that flash into the back of our heads. One’s the G-Class, while the other is the Defender. The former is itself a story, but we’ll leave that for another time. Now, the latter, on the one hand, has recently been part of a year-long hype because Land Rover is gearing up to reveal its reinterpreted 2020 Defender. Pre-production tests are nearing an end and with a bit of luck, we’ll be seeing the new Defender in a couple of months. That aside, here’s one for you: what will happen to the old Defenders out there? Well, some of them will still be left to rust on back alleys but those owned by sane enthusiasts get another chance at greatness thanks to a rather unexpected move from Land Rover Classic. By move, we really mean the release of a handful of packages that upgrade older Defenders and build on their genuine charm.
Grand Theft Auto VI: What We Know so Far
Whenever there is news of an upcoming Grand Theft Auto game it is BIG news. The current GTA game has so far grossed $6-billion, which is more than any blockbuster movie in history and it’s still being bought today, nearly six years after it was released. Now we know there is a new installment in the works, GTA IV, and this is what we know about it so far.
It’s likely going to feature a multiple city setup that will see the characters travel from one city to another via airplane. Seamless integration of all platforms is also one of the rumors - you’ll essentially even be able to play the game with the best possible graphics settings on your smartphone via streaming and play with people connecting through different platforms. GTA IV will have several main characters which the player will be able to cycle through to advance the story, however there is a chance that one of these characters is a cop or female... or maybe even both.
This and plenty more will be analyzed below in this frenzied quest to uncover as much about the next GTA as possible, a quest that was sparked back in March of 2018 when the YouTube channel “The Know” uploaded a video containing several bits of information about the upcoming Rockstar Games title. Back then the big news was the possible return of the series to a familiar and fan-favorite location.