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What It's Like To Drive A Hot Wheels Car On A Twisting Daredevil Track

Video: Every time a kid sends a Hot Wheels car hurdling down a twisty track, in the back of their mind they’re imagining what it would be like to be at the wheel of that tiny vehicle. With a GoPro Hero4 Session strapped to the roof, this video, featuring eight different track sections cleverly edited together, is as close as you’ll ever get to experiencing what it’s like to actually drive a Hot Wheels.


Watch What Happens When You Try To Steal A Rolls Royce's Hood Ornament

Video: Have you ever wondered why you don’t see people wearing Rolls Royce’s hood ornaments dangling from a necklace? It’s because the Spirit of Ecstasy, as the hood ornament is obnoxiously called, is protected by a brilliantly over-engineered mechanism that causes it to retract and disappear if tampered with.


BMW's Ugliest Concept Car Inspired Puma's Ugliest Sneakers

Way back in 2008 BMW revealed an especially outlandish concept car called the GINA Light Visionary Model that traded metal body panels for a flexible lycra-like fabric wrapped around the vehicle. It wasn’t exactly pretty, which makes it harder to understand why Puma would use it as inspiration for a new shoe.


Magical Wheels Let This Car Roll In Any Direction

We’ve seen omnidirectional wheels installed on forklifts that have to deftly manoeuvre around crowded warehouses, but William Liddiard invented a set that allow his Toyota Echo to move in any direction, spin 360-degrees, and slide into a parking spot making parallel parking easier than actual driving.


A Tiny Spock Leaning On A 1964 Buick Riviera Is The Best Hot Wheels Car Ever

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we’re about to get tantalising looks at next winter’s blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectables. The convention hasn’t even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964 Buick Riviera featuring a badarse-looking Spock leaning on the hood.


Ultra Simple Licence Plate Sensor Adds Collision Protection To Any Car

If your car’s scratched and dented bumpers reveal a long history of you accidentally backing into things, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new vehicle just to get a fancy collision warning system. If you have a smartphone, and can use a screwdriver, you can easily install this licence plate cover that serves as an extra pair of eyes for you when reversing.


RC Trucks Learning To Drift At High Speeds Will Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

Everyone assumes that self-driving cars will stick to the rules of the road as strictly as a teenager taking their driving test. But life is unpredictable, and often fast, evasive manoeuvres are needed to avoid an accident. To ensure they will perform just as reliably when they have to drive more aggressively, this RC truck is learning how to drift all by itself.


Hot Wheels New Series Of Classic Porsches Were Customised By A Famous Tuner

At first glance, the last thing you’d assume was that Magnus Walker was a prolific Porsche builder and tuner. Muscle cars? Maybe. Porsches? Unlikely. But maybe that’s why he was the perfect choice to help Hot Wheels customise its new collection of classic 1:64-scale Porsches.


Hot Wheels Is Reviving Some Classic '80s Cars And Sets For A New Retro Line

Now that the kids of the ’80s are grown up with jobs, disposable income, and fond memories of their childhood, toy companies are capitalising on the nostalgia with throwback lines enticing them to re-buy all the toys they grew up with. Next up is Hot Wheels, with a new retro line reviving some truly classic cars and tracks.


Hacker Turns On His Car With Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is good for a lot of things, but until recently, remote-starting a car wasn’t one of them.


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