Ladies: Buy Your Man This Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO Set and He’ll Definitely Do the Dishes for a Year
The Ecto-1 is one of those iconic movie cars people don’t talk too much about these days. I guess we’re all too busy salivating at the sight of James Bond’s vehicles throughout the years to even realize how much we miss gems like the Ecto-1.
Have no fear, Ghostbusters fans! Lego is making sure the Ecto-1 reaches your desk and stays in other people’s memories, too, with a new interpretation of the iconic ghost-busting car. Yup, Lego is making a new Ectomobile set.
BMW Wants To Attack the Sports Compact Market With The FWD 128ti
BMW is once again setting its sights on the hot hatch market with a new 1 Series model that calls back one of the German automaker’s rarely used badges. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the BMW 128ti, and it wants to take a bite out of the hot hatch market. The 128ti — the “ti” stands for Turismo Internazionale — will have a tough go at it with so many contenders in the segment, but, rest assured, Bimmer isn’t returning to the niche market with the intention of being a mere spectator. No, sir. The 128ti is being developed to compete with the best-of-the-best, and from the looks of it, BMW isn’t cutting any corners in the hot hatch’s development. The 128i is more contender than pretender, and while all the details won’t be revealed until its expected debut in November, it looks like BMW has a new pocket rocket on its hands.
This BMW M3 Model Car Restoration is Oddly Mesmerizing
It’s quite often that we hear about a restoration project that unearths the lost soul of a sports car or a very, very rare automobile. Heck, some people even add their own wacky twist when restoring a car, but what happens when you stumble upon an old, rusted, dirt-covered diecast car?
The answer is pretty straightforward: you bring it back to its former glory through a process that, for some reason, is highly satisfying to watch.
The Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 Lego Technic Kit Is Probably Everything Your Life Has Been Missing
Major Lego sets don’t come too often but it turns out 2020 isn’t just about world pandemics and home isolation. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the latest collabo between Lego and Lamborghini, nicely wrapped up as a Technic set - pretty much the highest echelon of builds Lego makes currently. Enter the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Lego Technic set.
What Sets The Two Hot Wheels RC Tesla Cybertrucks Apart?
Although the Cybertruck produced by Tesla is not going to arrive until 2022, the Cybertruck by Hot Wheels will be here by the end of 2020.
Hot Wheels and Mattel will be producing remote-controlled Cybertrucks in two sizes: 1:10-scale and 1:64-scale models. Both RC trucks were revealed at the 2020 Toy Fair and, believe it or not, the 1:10-scale model truck sold out within hours after it was announced. The demand was so high that Hot Wheels has even started a waiting list. The 1:10 model is priced at $400 and the 1:64 one at just $20.
This Saleen-inspired Fender Stratocaster is a carbon-fiber work of art
Cars and guitars have worked well together since the early days of rock’n roll. Musicians like Eric Clapton, Jamiroquai, and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason are avid car collectors. Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson also owned an impressive fleet of limousines and sports cars.
Come 2020 and Fender pays tribute to the sports car market with a guitar inspired by the Saleen S1. The limited-edition six-string is based on the iconic Stratocaster, but it’s a more modern rendition made with different materials and different design. A Stratocaster for the modern guitarist.
Take Your Love for British Luxury to the Sky with the Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition
Aston Martin is ringing in the new year with its first product launch, except it’s not really an official Aston Martin creation. It’s called the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, and it’s the first fruit in what is expected to be a long and lasting partnership between the British luxury car maker and Airbus Corporate Helicopters. Yes, the ACH130 is not a car, but, rather, a luxury private helicopter that’s been dressed from cockpit to tail rotor with all the luxury goodness that we’ve come to expect from Aston Martin.
All told, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition comes with a range of four exterior and interior designs created specifically by Aston Martin. The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is already available on request and deliveries are expected to start in the first quarter of 2020. No word yet on how much one costs, but be advised that a “standard” Airbus ACH130 starts at $3.3 million.
The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo and Urus ST-X Lego Speed Champions Set Could Be The Coolest So Far, Or Is It?
We’ve got a lot of love for Lego’s car sets, and some of our favorite desk boosters are Speed Champions-branded. Lego’s move to branch out and launch this new category back in 2015 is something we’ve been applauding from day one. The sets are small enough to build in your lunch break, and they won’t eat up as much space on your desk as a Creator set, for example. That said, the Speed Champions family just added a new member. Two, in fact: say hello to the plasticky Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and Urus ST-X.
Fancy a Gaming Chair That’s Inspired by the GT-R? Nissan Has One, Sort of
Fellas, since there’s an official-y National Video Games Day celebrated in the US of A on September 12th, it’s only natural to have our news feeds flooded with all sorts of marketing gimmicks that would attract even more fans (to be read buyers) to the already-big industry that is video gaming. And believe it or not, esports are coming in hot as a rapidly-growing niche.
OK, but what’s the automotive industry have to do with it? Well, it turns out Nissan got its designers’ creative juices flowing with three esports chair designs that are inspired by the carmaker’s GT-R, LEAF EV, and Armada SUV household names.
Ramsmobile’s 999-Horsepower RM-X2 Is Out For Rezvani Tank Blood
There’s no shortage of alien-looking SUVs and supercars/sports car looking for eccentric owners. The Rezvani Tank is one of the first contraptions that come to mind, but so does the 1,200-horsepower Zenvo TSR S and its active rear wing or the Apollo IE.
But there comes a time when a crazy manufacturer you thought you never heard of concocts a devilish vehicle that brings more questions than answers. Ramsmobile is one such carmaker. In fact, Ramsmobile describes itself as “a manufacturer of luxury off-road vehicles,” but it also produces Hybrid-X doors made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and stainless steel. The company is rooted in Belarus but makes its SUVs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We, however, stumbled upon them thanks to the RM-X2 bulletproof SUV. Well, it’s not exactly an SUV, but bear with us while we clear the air for you.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Was Made to Be Driven Hard…in Gran Turismo Sport
There’s something about car launches these days. The Land Rover Defender received its own Lego Technic set right as it was taking a bow in Frankfurt, and something similar can be said about Porsche’s Taycan.
Porsche’s first all-electric sports car made its public debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, although we knew everything there was to know about it from its online reveal, yet Porsche kept to work with Japanese video game development studio Polyphony Digital Inc. towards the Taycan’s debut in Gran Turismo Sport.
Lego Technic Land Rover Defender Set - Not Your Typical Desk Queen
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.
Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser Skateboard Brings “The Thrill Without The Bill”
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.
Ford’s Flexibus Is Your New Cute and Affordable Camper
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.
Hyundai’s Workers Will Wear This Exoskeleton And Soon, You Might Too
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.
Hyundai Wants an Electric Scooter in Every New Car It Sells
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.
These Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bikes Are For Kids Only
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.
Two Cool Car Games You Should Be Stoked For That Are Not NFS Heat
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.
Here’s What the McLaren GT Was Missing In the First Place
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.
The SUV of Electric Bikes: Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition
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.
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.