Rides

Rides

Kitty Hawk Flying Car

It’s not an automobile in the conventional sense, though the Kitty Hawk Flying Car is still plenty impressive for an early prototype. The Larry Page-backed Silicon Valley company just produced and tested a functional prototype (see it in action on YouTube) that looks something like a cross between a giant drone, a floatplane (thanks to two large pontoons for floating), and a Sea-Doo. Eight electrically-driven propellers beneath a net-like shield let…

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BrakeFree Motorcycle Smart Brake Light

Considering two wheelers aren’t quite as forgiving as the four-wheeled cocoons most humans drive around in, motorcyclists can’t be too careful when it comes to visibility. The BrakeFree Motorcycle Smart Brake Light improves your rear visibility at all times while you’re riding, and especially while braking (and at risk for being rear-ended). Mount one to the back of your existing helmet with powerful neodymium magnets (and adhesive mounts) to…

GET IT: $110

Bike

Bridgestone Air Free Bicycle Tire

Airless tires for cars are a long time coming. But riders of another vehicle are sure to happily wave goodbye to flats: the bicycle. Bridgestone’s Air Free Bicycle Tire employs a thermoplastic resin to form the tire’s spokes that flex and bend to smooth out your ride, doing the job of air in traditional pneumatic tires without the risk of leaking out or going flat in the event of…

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Cars

Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

It’s of course not a real thing yet, but the Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan excites us about things to come from the German automaker, in particular because this car (or at least the cars its design elements trickle down to) should sit in a middle-class-affordable price range. The car’s design is more minimal and continuous, with less creases and disruptive lines than its predecessor, and flush-sitting handles complement this. The…

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Dodge Demon

To the untrained eye, the Dodge Demon might look like more modern American muscle in the form of an all-red Challenger with a bigger hood scoop. But under the hood it’s packing a 6.2-litre Hemi SRT Demon V8 that outputs 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque — the most powerful of any V8 in a production car, ever — and that, perhaps unsurprisingly, makes it the fastest (or faster…

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Rides

Volocopter 2X Air Taxi

It looks like an oversized drone with extra rotors, and that’s basically exactly what it is. The two-person Volocopter 2X Air Taxi boasts an array of 18 rotors for redundancy, safety, and efficiency, so even several of them ceasing or malfunctioning won’t bring this aircraft down. Many other crucial components are also redundant and there’s a parachute on board as well, just in case, though the 2X promises to…

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Bike

Douchebags The Tour Bike Bag

They started by making ski bags. Over the last few years Douchebags has expanded to making excellent bags for transporting other unwieldy sporting goods — like the Tour Bike Bag for most kinds of bikes. While compressible for storage, the Tour features a raised back that fits a bike with its seat on, EVA pods to fit snugly around its handlebars without requiring you to remove or loosen and…

GET IT: $1,000

Bike

PG Bugatti Bike

Its name seems unassuming, unless you know who Bugatti is — and you do. The PG Bugatti Bike is a collaboration between the maker of the world’s fastest production car and German high-end bike manufacturer PG. It lays the carbon fiber down heavy since precisely 95% of it is made of the stuff, which shows through its paint job regardless of color — and there are several, including blue, black, and even…

GET IT: $39,000

Rides

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank

What you do while you’re in the cockpit is your prerogative, but a Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank in your driveway will, at the least, deter would-be thieves and burglars. Originally commissioned by the US military as a quick, nimble tank, the EV2 is now available to the public, albeit in limited numbers. It’s got 12 inches of suspension travel, a Diesel engine that outputs more than 600 horsepower, and a…

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Bike

The Simpsons x State Bicycle Co. Bike

Anyone who’s ever sat in front of a TV will likely instantly recognize the minimal but genius paint job on The Simpsons x State Bicycle Co. Bike, aided visually by both the use of appropriate colors and proportions of the long running show’s four main characters. Not that you need the help, but that’s Bart up top, Lisa on the seat stays, Homer on the seat tube, and Marge…

GET IT: $500

Rides

Bugatti Niniette 66 Yacht

If it looks familiar that’s because you’ve certainly already seen the car it’s based on: the Bugatti Chiron. Main difference being that the Bugatti Niniette 66 Yacht can float. The sleek aerodynamic vessel features a carbon composite hull and either a 1,000 or 1,200 horsepower Man V8 engine that efficiently cruises at speeds of up to 44 or 48 knots, respectively. Its open deck is functional but luxurious, as are…

GET IT: ~$2,200,000

Cars

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e

It’s just a concept for now, but the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e represents what the luxury brand’s inevitable electrified future may look like. The drop-top would include a battery big enough to get about 310 miles of range like their petrol-powered grand tourers and also recharge quickly and sans cables via induction (think Qi phone chargers but on a much bigger scale). It’s fast, though just how fast we…

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Cars

McLaren 720S

It’s lighter, stronger, faster, and sculpted to resemble the curves and edges of the Great White Shark. Yet the McLaren 720S is still absolutely distinctive of the British automaker in the best way possible. Its flowing lines are aerodynamic while providing plenty of air to cool its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 M840T engine that’s capable of outputting 720 horsepower — good for a blisteringly fast 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds and…

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Cars

Volkswagen Arteon

Out goes Volkswagen’s Passat CC. Enter the Volkswagen Arteon. Slightly bigger, lower, and more aggressive than its predecessor, the new five door coupe — probably so-called for its fastback roofline — is an elegant departure from VW’s rather monotonous styling as of late. Its facade is adorned with standard LED headlights alongside the six chrome-plated crossbars of its sizeable grille. One of six turbocharged four-cylinder engines powers the thing, ranging from…

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Bike

Moar Folding Fat Bike

Fat bikes are fun to ride but also big, slow, and expensive. The Moar Folding Fat Bike is none of those things. Despite its Knobby fat tires and bulky, rugged frame, Moar isn’t cumbersome to ride thanks to a 500 or 750 watt electric motor that’ll assist while pedalling for up to 85 miles, and can go all-electric (and all-lazy) for about 50 miles using its thumb throttle. And…

GET IT: $1,000

Bike

Abus Nutfix Component Lock

A single bike lock can’t be expected to lock down your bike’s frame as well as multiple other components, or at least not securely. The Abus Nutfix Component Lock complements your bike lock by taking care of your wheels and saddle once and for all. The nut features a free-rotating colored shell that shields the nut beneath and can only be unlocked and pulled back when it’s facing skyward, i.e….

GET IT: $35+

Cars

Range Rover Velar

Land Rover’s freshly-announced Range Rover Velar fills the open space between the British brand’s Evoque and Sport models in more than one dimension. Wrapped in curvaceous sheet metal, this is Land Rover’s most aerodynamic model to date as well as its most minimal both inside and out, with smooth lines left unmarred thanks to retractible door handles and LED light clusters plus an ultra-clean cabin decked out with two large touchscreens controlling…

GET IT: $49,900+

Outdoors

Can-Am Apache 360 Track System

An ATV’s big high-profile wheels make quick work of trails full of rocks, dirt, sand, even a bit of water. On snow or ice though they don’t fare much better than your car’s tires. The Can-Am Apache 360 Track System expands the off-season off-road capabilities of your Can-Am all-terrain vehicle — including recent Renegade and Outlander models — by adding four sets of treads that take the place of wheels. Since…

GET IT: $3,800

Cars

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche’s sedan is getting a significant power and speed boost, but not by burning additional fossil fuels; it goes through enough gasoline already. The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid couples a 4.0-litre 550 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 to a 100 kW electric motor churning out another 136 horses for a grand total of 680 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Better yet it’s a plug-in, so you can roll…

GET IT: $184,000+

Gadgets

ClutchIt Magnetic Phone Mount

We wouldn’t trust most suction cup phone holders with the safety of our pricy smartphones. The ClutchIt Magnetic Phone Mount is about as versatile but a lot more secure thanks to powerful neodymium magnets on either end that articulate about a short machined 7075 aluminum arm on two rotating ball joints. You’ll of course need metallic surfaces on which to affix it so the gadget includes three magnetic metal pads backed…

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Trek Powerfly 8 FS Plus eMTB

It’s as serious a mountain bike as any, but Trek’s Powerfly 8 FS Plus eMTB can also keep you biking longer, whether or not you’re in tip top shape. This electric mountain bike boasts a torquey, pedal-assisting motor that’s shielded against scrapes and stones and that’s powered by a removable Bosch PowerPack 500 that gets the rather hefty (50 lbs) bike to speeds of 20 mph effortlessly. A sleek…

GET IT: $5,000

Cars

Insta-Chains Automatic Tire Chains

Rubber and ice don’t play well together. So tires often need a helping hand in terms of studs or chains, both rife with compromises. And while the far more convenient Insta-Chains Automatic Tire Chains won’t fit on compact cars they’re godsend for trucks, ambulances, and buses that regularly have to drive through treacherous conditions. The device turns on at the flip of a switch within the cab, spinning up a…

GET IT: $2,000

Cars

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Not even its name is modest. The Ferrari 812 Superfast doesn’t play coy about its performance: this F12 successor boasts a 6.5-litre 789 horsepower naturally aspirated V12 that gets it from a dead stop to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and all the way up to a maximum speed of 211 mph. To keep this power in check the 812 also comes with Electric Power Steering for the first time in a…

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Cars

Pagani Huayra Roadster

Horacio Pagani claims the Pagani Huayra Roadster is the most complicated project the carbon fiber supercar manufacturer has ever untaken. That’s certainly likely considering this Roadster is not only roughly 200 pounds lighter than the Coupe it’s loosely based on but also far stiffer thanks to the utilization of Carbo-Titanium and Carbo-Triax HP52 composite materials in its chassis, and all this despite its removable carbon and glass roof. A custom 764 horsepower…

GET IT: $2,400,000