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Someone Forgot To Tell Playmobil That A Toy Porsche Shouldn't Look This Wonderful

Unless targeted at collectors who are happy to pay a premium for details and accuracy, toy versions of exotic sport cars rarely bear more than a passing resemblance to their real-life counterparts. So what happened here, because Playmobil’s Porsche 911 Carrera S is a near flawless replica.


A Record-Breaking 172km/h Mobility Scooter Makes Me Excited To Be A Senior Citizen

It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine, who spent six months upgrading a 16km/h mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 172km/h.


Faraday Future Will Challenge Tesla With This Crazy Electric Batmobile Concept

Officially cementing CES as the next great auto show, this week Faraday Future unveiled its electric car concept platform that the company hopes will let it compete with the likes of Tesla. And possibly Wayne Enterprises, because the FF-O1 is clearly something right out of Batman’s garage.


The First Pupil-Based Monitoring System Can Tell When A Driver Is Too Distracted

Falling asleep at the wheel can have have deadly consequences, but a driver who’s too distracted can be just as dangerous. So Harman has developed an in-car monitoring system that tracks the dilation of the driver’s pupils to determine how overloaded and distracted their brain might be.


Harman's Voyager Drive Speakers Let You Take Your Car's Sound System With You

Unless you’re an endurance racer who spends 24 hours in their vehicle, there’s not much point to sinking a small fortune into a killer sound system you rarely get to hear. But with Harman’s new Voyager Drive, your car’s stereo easily becomes a portable Bluetooth speaker you can take anywhere.


Oh No, Harman Is Putting Microsoft Office In Your Car

Say goodbye to your relaxing drive to and from work every day. Harman is working with Microsoft to put an end to those few minutes of wasted productivity by bringing parts of Microsoft’s Office suite to your car’s infotainment system.


Ford Wants To Turn Your Car's Back Wheel Into A Batpod

A patent filed by Ford a few weeks ago reveals a rather unorthodox alternative to throwing a bicycle in your boot. Like the Batpod that ejected from the Batmobile in The Dark Knight, the back wheel of your car could quickly transform into a self-balancing electric unicycle.


The Six-Year-Old Me Is Drooling Over These Super-Detailed Masterpiece Machine Men

Few people seem to remember, but the Machine Men (known as Gobots in US) were some of the first transforming robot toys to hit Australia. Hasbro’s Transformers eventually dominated the market once they arrived, but many of us still would rather have an F-15 fighter jet leading the good side, than a boring truck.


McLaren Recommends This Obscene $12,000 P1 Replica As A Stocking Stuffer

Putting a couple of chocolate Santas in a stocking on Christmas eve is apparently no longer enough. McLaren, makers of some of the most expensive sports cars in the world, suggests slipping a 1:8-scale replica of the company’s P1 in a stocking for a truly memorable Christmas morning.


You Need A Surgeon's Skills To Build A Tiny Working V8 Engine From Paper

Video: The real thing can weigh upwards of 272kg, but the V8 engine Aliaksei Zholner built would barely register on a scale because it’s only slightly larger than a ping-pong ball and made from nothing but paper and glue.


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