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The Greatest Hot Wheels Track Ever Built Ends With an Explosive Finale

Mark Rober, who we last saw engineering a dart board that guaranteed a bullseye with every throw, has just built what every car-loving kid always dreamed of: an epic Hot Wheels track that has tiny vehicles racing between floors, through swimming pools, and jumping over giant explosions. Read More >>

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This Obscene £2,338 Pram Will Teach Your Kid To Drive Before They Can Walk

If there are two things every pram lacks, it’s a $3,000 (£2,338) price tag and the ability to make a child look like an unfortunate castoff from Downton Abbey. Luckily for all of us, however, a company called D.Throne has created an obscenely over-the-top electric car for kids that you can justify as an essential baby accessory, if you’re the kind of person who expels money from every orifice. Read More >>

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Melt Your Brain With a Ride Through This Psychedelic Hot Wheels Track Setup

Maybe last thing on a Wednesday isn’t the best time to melt your brain. But then again, since the week is only half over, taking a ride on a psychedelic Hot Wheels track might actually be the perfect distraction to all the work you’d rather not be doing. Read More >>

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Volkswagen Put an Invisible Layer of Silver in Its New Windshields to Melt Away Snow

It’s impossible not to look at a new feature from Volkswagen with a skeptical eye after Dieselgate, but we’re hoping the company’s new climate windshield, that can melt snow and ice without the need for distracting wires, delivers as promised — because the winter sucks if you own a car. Read More >>

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A Hammock for Your Car Gives You a Cheap Home If the Apocalypse Ever Comes

If society collapses at some point in the next four years—or even if you’re planning a low-budget road trip—this nifty Car Hammock turns your ride into a comfy place to sleep so you don’t have to resort to a night spent in an uninsulated tent, or apocalyptic abandoned factory. Read More >>

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Nerf’s New Blasters Shoot Tiny Foam Cars Instead of Darts

Every kid knows that if you want your die-cast toy cars to make an impressive jump off a ramp, you need a lot of steep track to build up speed. But Nerf wants to change all that with a new line of blasters that simply fire tiny toy cars directly at a ramp, so you don’t need any track at all. Read More >>

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This Motorcycle With Snowmobile Tracks is the Most Overkill Way to Crush Your Winter Commute

Forget about trying to cram your way onto an already packed underground carriage when it’s snowy and you need to get to work. Motorcycle maker Christini has applied its expertise in building two-wheel drive bikes to a new snow-thrashing machine called the II-Track Snow Bike system that promises to make wintery commutes actually enjoyable. Read More >>

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An RC Toy Looks Like a Hollywood Stunt Car in Super Slow Motion

It’s one of the oldest tricks in Hollywood: if you want a tiny model to look like a full-size vehicle, you just need to film it with a high speed camera. As The Slow Mo Guys demonstrate in their latest round of experiments, a couple of Traxxas XO-1 RC cars suddenly look like there’s a Hollywood stuntperson behind the wheel when filmed doing stunts at 1,000 frames per second. [YouTube] Read More >>

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The Best Car Reveal This Week Might Be Playmobil’s Gorgeous New Porsche 911 Targa 4S

The North American International Auto Show gets under way in Detroit this week, and despite reveals of countless drool-worthy supercars, energy-efficient electric vehicles, and autonomous cars that drive all by themselves, Playmobil might actually steal the spotlight with a perfect miniature version of the Porsche 911 Targa 4S. Read More >>

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Watch a Photoshop Master Effortlessly Move This Car to a Beautiful Mountain Setting

You might think you know every last trick in the book when it comes to Photoshop, but there’s a good chance your photo manipulation skills pale in comparison to how Sebastian Pichard can push pixels around. Read More >>

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Watch This Giant Fighting Robot Pick Up a Car Like It’s a Hot Wheels Toy

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the upcoming duel between the giant fighting robots being built by the MegaBots team in the US and Suidobashi Heavy Industries in Japan. But even if it never goes down, at least we’re getting a bunch of awesome videos of giant robots smashing things up out of it. Read More >>

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40,000 LEDs Change the Colour of This Lexus in a Flash

Can’t decide what colour Lexus to get? With the company’s one-of-a-kind LIT IS saloon, you can choose a different colour, design, and even animation every morning as you head off to work. Instead of paint, the vehicle is covered in 41,999 programmable LEDs turning it into a giant, rolling display. Read More >>

cars
This Giant Car Condom is the Easiest Way to Keep Your Vehicle Clean

If you avoid trips to the beach because you don’t want your car getting filled with sand, or won’t buy a real Christmas tree because you don’t want to spend weeks cleaning up pine needles, this giant car condom will keep the inside of your vehicle looking as clean and new as the day it rolled out of the salesroom. Read More >>

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Don’t Forget Your Car’s Parking Brake When You Have a Wee Break

Getting in the habit of using your car’s parking brake whenever you stop isn’t the worst idea in the world. Yes, there’s the risk of you forgetting it’s on the next time you drive away, but it can also prevent accidents like this from occurring. This guy’s Benny Hill impression is hilarious, but he’s probably not laughing after what happens at the end of this clip. [YouTube via Twitter - Tim Stevens] Read More >>