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Lego Technic Land Rover Defender Set - Not Your Typical Desk Queen

Lego Technic Land Rover Defender Set - Not Your Typical Desk Queen

This set looks ready to take on the elements, just like the real car it’s inspired from

We’ve all seen the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender take a bow in Frankfurt, but that’s not the only surprise the Brits had in store for us. Thanks to a very inspired collaboration with Lego, you can own a miniature plastic-brick Land Rover Defender fitted with all the bells and whistles of the real thing. Well, some of them, anyway, but the level of detail is quite impressive. Stay with us to find out more.

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Headless Boards' Electric Cruiser Skateboard Brings “The Thrill Without The Bill”

Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser Skateboard Brings “The Thrill Without The Bill”

No, that’s not some sort of rhyme we just made up

The world is not lacking electric skateboards and places to buy them these days. It goes the same for electric scooters and electric bikes. It’s like people will try to come up with just about any sort of invention to avoid walking altogether. But let’s get back to electric skateboards. Now, some say they put a massive dent into the whole skateboard idea and, based on their ethos; we might as well see electric rollerblades making their way into online shops. Purists aside, electric skateboards can provide a cheaper, easier-to-haul alternative to chunky e-bikes and e-scooters. As you’d expect, they’re available in all shapes and sizes (also prices, for that matter), and they’ll keep coming like that.

One such new e-skateboard design is Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser. The Seattle-based company argues that its product is “substantially different” from other offerings for a simple reason: it doesn’t have a handheld controller, which means you’ll get the electricity flowing by pushing it the old-school way, and all the electric motor will do is maintain the speed you’ve achieved. Let’s get into more details.

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Ford's Flexibus Is Your New Cute and Affordable Camper

Ford’s Flexibus Is Your New Cute and Affordable Camper

For now, only Europe gets it but there’s definitely a business case for it in the U.S. as well

Campers are making a comeback in various shapes, as trailers or as fully fledged vehicles. So there’s no surprise that carmakers will, now more than ever, look to secure a piece of that pie. They’re currently doing just that when it comes to e-scooters, which have showed enormous lucrative potential over the past years and show no sign of slowing down. All that despite governments beginning to launch laws that would moderate their use.

Coming back to the topic at hand, Ford has just introduced its own version of an affordable camper. It’s called Flexibus (pretty suggestive, don’t you think) and was unveiled at this year’s Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Germany. Essentially, the Flexibus is an entry-level RV, if you wish, that addresses those customers who want a vehicle they can go camping with but one that’s also usable for daily errand running. This is where Flexibus comes into play.

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Hyundai's Workers Will Wear This Exoskeleton And Soon, You Might Too

Hyundai’s Workers Will Wear This Exoskeleton And Soon, You Might Too

Such tools, if we may call them that, are coming, and they’ll be used outside car factories as well

Exoskeletons, in their purest biological sense, are a common sight among insects, especially arthropods. The purpose of such an outer armor is to protect the organism’s softer tissues. As opposed to humans or mammals, for example, which have grown internal skeletons or endoskeletons that are covered in soft tissue. In the broader sense, an exoskeleton is also a device that can gift whoever wears it with more strength and endurance - not quite full-cyborg stuff yet, but pretty close.

As it turns out, such exoskeletons are popular in car plants but also in other fields. Ford’s factory workers use such contraptions as of 2018, as do BMW’s and Toyota’s. We’ve mentioned the automotive sector because Hyundai just came up with a new exoskeleton design that’s meant to “alleviate the burden in overhead work.” Let’s check it out.

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Your Full Guide to the Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy

Your Full Guide to the Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy

The AMG Driving Academy calls itself the “world’s fastest family”

There’s no shortage of carmaker-maintained driving schools out there. In fact, we’ve already covered some of the more thrill-inducing experiences from Maserati, BMW, and Porsche. Sure, if it’s honing your skills that you’re really after, then you can go back to the drawing board and enroll into one of the classes offered by the likes of Bob Bondurant Racing School. But for a real lifestyle experience that mixes the sharpening of your driving skills with the exploration of various cuisines, scenic roads, and so on, then you might want to have a look at what’s in store over at Mercedes-AMG.

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Hyundai Wants an Electric Scooter in Every New Car It Sells

Hyundai Wants an Electric Scooter in Every New Car It Sells

So does Audi, by the way, for its eletric range

The electric scooter industry is booming, despite the fact that these things have pushed governments into considering banning them or come up with a new set of laws to regulate their use in urban areas. As it turns out, when used incorrectly, electric scooters can leave their riders with serious injuries, not to mention other innocent people. We’ve covered the topic in greater detail here. However, today’s piece is not about safety issues.

Long story short, Hyundai is launching a new electric scooter that might end up in every new car the Koreans sell, as the company wants to look at ways to improve last mile mobility, a logistical living hell that’s forced carmakers like Ford to develop its own delivery robot.

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These Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bikes Are For Kids Only

These Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bikes Are For Kids Only

Adults get to play with the likes of 2020 LiveWire

Harley-Davidson, just like many other motorbike makers and even carmakers that are trying to stay relevant today and tomorrow, is looking at ways to expand its range into previously unexplored niches. One such step for the American company is the introduction of the $30,000, 2020 LiveWire all-electric motorcycle, a machine that’s powerful and torquey enough to take you from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. But how about the little ones? Well, as of recently, Harley-Davidson has them covered as well, thanks to two new electric balance bikes dubbed Irone12 and Irone16. Let’s see what they’re made of.

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Two Cool Car Games You Should Be Stoked For That Are Not NFS Heat

Two Cool Car Games You Should Be Stoked For That Are Not NFS Heat

When was the last time you went off-roading in the virtual world?

In a world where social media dictates the tempo of everyday life, it’s still quite astonishing what sort of fruits a proper marketing campaign can actually bear, whether we’re talking about already launched products or drop-by-drop teasers and trailers meant to keep people on their toes regarding a particular item. Let’s take games, for example. This fall’s hottest topic when it comes to new car games is undoubtedly the launch of Need for Speed Heat, the latest installment in a franchise that is turning 25 this year.

However, the car gaming world is so diverse these days that there are other options out there other than NFS, Forza, and the lot. YES, there are. Two such games have been presented at this year’s Gamescom; they’re called SnowRunner and Overpass and yes, both offer a different take on the off-roading side of car gaming.

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Here's What the McLaren GT Was Missing In the First Place

Here’s What the McLaren GT Was Missing In the First Place

No, it’s not related to performance, but it costs more than a new Dacia Duster

It’s been a while since McLaren lifted the veils off its GT and we are not going to lie, we’ve been wondering when the carmaker would see fit to introduce some sort of accessories that would complement the car’s luxurious ethos. Honestly, we were hoping for a GT-inspired watch that McLaren would come up with as a nice way of saying here, thank you for buying our cars, we’re giving you this matching, unique-to-you timepiece to go with it. That’s not off the table yet but, for now, McLaren is settling for a new bespoke luggage collection developed by its MSO arm to go with the new GT.

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The SUV of Electric Bikes: Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition

The SUV of Electric Bikes: Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition

It might look like a motorcycle, but it’s not

The electric bike realm didn’t use to have an SUV niche like the car world does. But we guess that was bound to happen sooner or later. And it did; that’s why we can present you the Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition electric bicycle. Sure, it does remind us of a beefed up enduro motorbike thanks to the chunky tires and a frame that looks like it’s been manufactured out of Robocop’s spare parts but overall, this is a cool product to look at. Plus, we’re guessing riding one is just as fun, especially on rough terrain. So let’s find out more about Moto Parilla’s Carbon bike.

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At $170,000, Would You Buy Arkonik's So-Cal 1989 Defender 90?

At $170,000, Would You Buy Arkonik’s So-Cal 1989 Defender 90?

We would

As the new 2020 Land Rover Defender is rapidly heading towards its debut, we can’t help but look back at the Defenders of old. With the new one already promising a lot of high-tech gear and all the whatnot that will make life easier for modern drivers once they run out of asphalt, we cannot think at what would happen with all those rusty Defenders retired in barns or simply left to bear the mark of time in God knows what junkyard. Land Rover’s thinking about that too, in case you missed the news. The company is now offering a set of packages and upgrades through its Classic arm. They’re inspired by the Defender Works V8 70th Edition and give owners a chance to breathe new (also fancy) life into their beloved Defenders. But that’s not the reason we brought you here. In fact, we think there’s a better alternative to look after your Defender: getting it to a restomodding specialist and let the experts work their magic.

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The Need for Speed Heat Car List Has a Crush On Porsche, Nissan, and Lamborghini

The Need for Speed Heat Car List Has a Crush On Porsche, Nissan, and Lamborghini

Absolutely no love for Toyota, though

It was only last week that EA Games dropped the Need For Speed Heat reveal trailer. Now, we’re given a sneak peek at the gameplay backed up by the full disclosure of the NFS Heat car list. Mind you, there are 127 cars that players will be able to race, customize, and evade police with in Need for Speed Heat, so we’ve grouped them under their respective carmakers to allow a better reading. That being said, let’s cut right to the chase. Pun intended.

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