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Lexus creates a real Hoverboard

Lexus creates a real Hoverboard

Luxury automotive brand Lexus has partnered with world leading experts in super conductive technology to create one of the most advanced Hoverboards ever developed. “At Lexus, we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible,” said Mark Templin, executive vice president, Lexus International. “That…
FORMULA E CROWNS ITS FIRST CHAMPIONS IN LONDON

FORMULA E CROWNS ITS FIRST CHAMPIONS IN LONDON

The outcome of the FIA Formula E Championship was decided at the final round in London. Sam Bird (Virgin) won the last ePrix of the season, whilst the all-electric series’ inaugural titles were won by Nelson Piquet (Nextev TCR) and e.dams-Renault. At the end of the London double-header, the team…
NISMO UNIVERSITY: TESTING THE GT-R LM NISMO

NISMO UNIVERSITY: TESTING THE GT-R LM NISMO

NISMO University shows you exactly what’s going on behind the scenes to get the Nissan GTR LM NISMO ready for Le Mans. From testing virtually, on-track and in the crash test facility, the team are facing and overcoming challenges that come with the development of a unique front-wheel drive LM…
Building my S50ti RallyCross car

Building my S50ti RallyCross car

It seems like a long time ago, but it really was only a few years ago. It was 4 AM, I was up to my elbows in Kevlar and Resin as we made a full underbelly protector for Dave Kern’s BMW 318ti Rally build. I got hooked soon after I…
Car #34: I Brought a Trailer, Again (part 2)

Car #34: I Brought a Trailer, Again (part 2)

The story of RX-7 version 1.0 can be found here. This is the story of rally car version 1.5. We left off with a disabled car in the middle of the desert rally cross course. Once again, I had to take the car home on a trailer. A rally car with a…
1988 Jaguar XJR-9

1988 Jaguar XJR-9

Est. 670 bhp, 5,996 cc SOHC 24-valve, water-cooled, naturally aspirated, aluminum, 60-degree V-12 engine with Bosch fuel injection and Motec engine management, five-speed straight-cut TWR transmission, front independent double-wishbone, pushrod-actuated suspension with horizontally mounted Koni shock absorbers with coil springs, rear independent double-wishbone suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and coil…
Nasa Rally Sport Holds First Test Day

Nasa Rally Sport Holds First Test Day

Ever see two guys so happy to have stuffed their rally car? It’s because they were testing. Practicing! Thirty days after announcing it would sanction rally car testing, there were two test days on the NASA Rally Sport calendar. The first one took place last weekend in Humptulips, Washington (Note:…