Tag Archives: Cool

10 Minutes of Pure Rally Crashes


I don’t think there’s a better way to kill 10 minutes on a Friday afternoon…

 

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VIDEO: Ken Block’s STi on SnowCat Tracks!!


We’ve seen this before, but only during a brief 15-second clip taken with a cell phone, which really isn’t much to go on.  But now the day has come where Ken Block shows the world his top secret project.  You could say that Ken Block has built the worlds biggest sled, or maybe even that it’s the boldest application of Subaru’s legendary AWD system.  If it were me, I’d call it the ultimate ski lift.

 

Backwards Painted Truck Will Scare the Crap Out of You


Backwards Painted Truck

Cars: 1, Eight-Foot Inflatable Beach Ball: 0


Somebody’s been watching their back catalog of Top Gear episodes. Unless you want to have a whole lot of dangerous, reckless fun, do NOT try this at home.

The idea probably originated from…

The Long Lost Art of Trike Drifting


You know that sweet trike you had when you were around 4 years old. It was your first set of wheels and I’m sure that you, like me, would often stop pedaling and let the plastic wheels skid over the concrete in what only can be described as an awesome drift.  Well a trio of enterprising dudes decided that trikes were still cool and drifting them could be even cooler.

Watch and marvel and their excellent drift skills as they brake-lock the inside wheel to go round corners Tokyo Drift style.

1000 HP Drag Racing Cool Bus Ignites Sparklers, Pops Wheelies, and Makes for Spectacular Crashes


You might not have heard of Ken Nelson before, but you’ll definitely remember his name after seeing his 1/4-mile demolishing Cool Bus hit the drag strip. To induce the wheelie madness, he custom built a blown big block Chevy engine tuned to deliver 1,000 ponies to the rear wheels. The sparklers add another 500 horsepower, which makes this one-of-a-kind school bus scoot down the drag strip with the force of a freight train. This is Ken’s fifth Cool Bus, and although he is a pro at handling the speed, that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. Here’s a video of Ken displaying the Cool Bus’s abilities.

And here’s a video of what happens if you don’t respect the Cool Bus…
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95MPG Civic Gets Great Fuel Economy, Scares Children


Mike Turner's 95MPG Civic - 3/4 View

It’s got a face that only a mother could love, but boy does it get good range on a full tank of gas. The secret to this Civic’s green house success is in it’s aerodynamics. You may remember from a few years ago, Infinity advertised their G35 as having a .28 co-efficient of drag, the lowest of any sports car in it’s class. The current Toyota Prius has a coefficient of drag measuring .25, which undoubtedly helps it achieve 48 miles per gallon on the freeway. So other than it’s wedge nose and space-age wheel covers, what does this funky beast have in the way of drag? A measly .17 CD. Continue reading

Ford Vehicles to Parallel Park Themselves, Driver’s Ed Students Rejoice


Ford Active Park Assist

Ford Active Park Assist

It all started with BMW, who developed the technology to have a car park itself in your garage. But that wasn’t practical enough for Toyota, who had been developing parallel parking technology. While it does “work”, many journalists have said the system is complicated to use and needs more refinement before being released to the world.

Most other auto manufacturers have been hush-hush about this technology, but Ford has decided to enter the ring with their own parallel parking system. and it looks like they’ve gotten it right. Despite the extremely larger area provided in this video, the system appears to be very simple to use.

When you’re ready to park, you hit the Park button on the center console and drive forward until you find a spot that looks like it’ll work. The parking system will ding if it thinks the spot is acceptable (cutoff is vehicle length + 20%). All you need to do then is pull forward until its happy, put the transmission into reverse and let the system take care of the rest. Pretty neat, huh? Hit the jump to see the vid.
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Mercedes-Benz Snowflake Generator


Mercedes SnowFlake Generator

If you’re looking to kill some time and like car parts & fractals, then Mercedes has just the thing for you.  Their snowflake generator uses auto parts like a spoiler, tach needle, brake disc, shift knob, wheel and tire to create something beautiful.  When you’re all done, enter a personalized message and click go.  A short but sweet animation will play and then you’ll have the option to send it off to a friend via email.  Check it out at Mercedes-AMG.com.

PolyUrethane Body Work taken to the Next Level


Some guys over in Lithuania had a spark of creativity and the recipe for success, which surprisingly involves a luxury CL class Mercedes and a whole lot of polyurethane foam. What they started with was a junker Merc and a spare set of 30″ rims, but what they ended up with is a one of a kind stylized monster! I’m willing to bet Darth Vader would be particularly proud of the grill that was chosen for this one-off. Scope the gallery below and leave your thoughts in the comments.