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Ninebot Electric Gokart

Winner of a 2018 Red Dot Design Award, the Segway Electric Gokart was engineered for one thing: fun. Its clever design uses a Segway miniPro as its rear wheels and propulsion system, making it useful even after the race is over. 

Made to drift, it accommodates a height range of 4′ 5″ to 6′ 3″ , has a maximum load of 220 lbs., and can accelerate from 0-12 mph in just 2 seconds, with different riding modes capping the top speed at 5, 10.8, or 15 mph. 

Connect your Gokart to the app via Bluetooth to display driving speed, cruising range, and fault reminders of the Gokart in real-time. You can also access the new rider tutorial, control lighting, set driving modes, update firmware, and more.

Battery life ranges from 8 to 12.4 miles, depending on driving mode, and the collapsible design means it will fit in most trunks.

Preorder from Indiegogo for $1,149.

 

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Taschen Is Releasing A $30,000 Ferrari Book

Designed by Marc Newson, this luxury edition offers unrestricted access to hundreds of photographs from the Ferrari archives, and from private collectors, to reveal the full story behind the Cavallino Rampante. Featuring a complete appendix of the company’s victories, this massive tome is elevated by a sculpture evocative of the 12-cylinder engine, topping off a production unparalleled in scale.

Few are the men and brands that have come to define a century. For seven decades and counting, the Italian powerhouse founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1947 has made an indelible red mark on popular culture and enraptured fans and collectors across the globe.

Synonymous with beauty, excellence, and unmatched desirability, the Cavallino Rampante lives on as the driving force in high-performance Gran Turismo, the conqueror of impossible challenges.

A project conceived in close collaboration with Ferrari, this massive tome is a veritable collector’s piece. A production unparalleled in its scale, it features exclusive content from the Ferrari archives and private collections around the world, bringing together hundreds of unseen photographs and documents to reveal the unique story behind Ferrari’s victories, its protagonists, and its legacy.

Limited to 1,947 signed and numbered copies, the handcrafted leather-bound and hand-stitched Collector’s Edition is enclosed in a Ferrari motor–inspired case designed by Marc Newson. Made of cast aluminum, the chrome has been sandblasted with powder to preserve the metal’s natural feel, while the top of the case has been finished using Ferrari’s own red varnish, the same as that used on their engines.

This Art Edition (No. 1–250) is elevated by a sculpture evocative of the 12-cylinder engine in hand-bent, flared chromed steel, also by Newson. Made of chromed steel, the bookstand’s legs were joined together using tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, a process that produces stronger, high-quality welds, typical in the automotive industry.

Art Edition (No. 1–250), with a sculptural bookstand by Marc Newson, each signed by Sergio Marchionne, John Elkann, and Piero Ferrari.

A production unparalleled in scale, this massive tome is a veritable work of art to be prized by fans and collectors across the globe. Offering unrestricted access to hundreds of photographs from the Ferrari Archives and those of private collectors, this unique work reveals the full story behind Ferrari’s protagonists, its victories, its past, and its future.

Click HERE for more info.

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First Ever Life-Size & Drivable LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Is A Pioneering Piece of Engineering and Design

Testament that with LEGO Technic you can build for real, this non-glued, fully-functional and self-propelled LEGO Technic model can fit two passengers inside and accelerate to over 20km/h.

Perfectly recreating the organic design lines of the world’s fastest production car – the iconic Bugatti Chiron – the LEGO Technic life-size model pushes the boundaries of what LEGO builders imagined was possible to build in LEGO elements.

The model is the first large scale movable construction developed using over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and powered exclusively using motors from the LEGO Power Function platform. Packed with 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels, the engine of this 1.5 tonnes car is generating 5.3 horse power and an estimated torque of 92 Nm.

Equipped with a rear spoiler, speedometer, front and back-lights, detachable steering wheel and brake pedal, all fully functional and built of LEGO Technic elements, the model is a dream come true for any LEGO fan. Building it required the use of 339 types of LEGO Technic elements, and over 13,000 work hours of development and construction.

Building a one of a kind LEGO Technic life-size car is one part of the task. Testing if it can drive is another. And what better location than the same place where the real Chiron was first tested – Ehra Lessien proving ground in Germany – a unique facility built to handle speed.

One weekend afternoon, the LEGO model took off and accelerated to everyone’s joy and amazement. And while it may not match the original Bugatti Chiron’s mindboggling 420 km/h speed, the LEGO Technic’s power function motors have managed the impressive performance to propel it to a little over 20km/h – ultimately making the ‘Build for Real’ idea truly complete.

Andy Wallace – the driver behind the LEGO Technic Chiron – former racing driver with multiple wins of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona, as well as many other races, and today official Bugatti pilot, said:

“When I first saw the LEGO Chiron, I was immediately impressed by the accuracy of the model and the minute attention to detail. In fact from about 20 metres away it’s not obvious that you are looking at a LEGO car. I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model.” “Driving the LEGO Chiron was a great experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed. All those years ago I could never have imagined that one day I would actually drive a LEGO car!”

See more here – http://lego.build/forreal

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Aston Martin To Create 25 Goldfinger DB5 Cars With Working Gadgets

The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films.

Following the successful DB4 G.T. continuation project, a series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions, will be created for customers by Aston Martin Works and EON Productions. The Goldfinger DB5 continuation will be based on James Bond’s legendary car from 1964 and built by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB5. They will be authentic reproductions of the DB5 seen on screen, with some sympathetic modifications to ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability.

This authenticity will extend to include functioning gadgets such as revolving number plates and more, which were made famous in Goldfinger. The gadgets will be co-developed with Oscar-winner Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films. Officially sanctioned by Aston Martin and EON Productions, all the Goldfinger edition cars will be produced to one specification – Silver Birch paint – just like the original.

The most instantly recognizable car of all-time, the DB5 made its first appearance in the third James Bond movie, Goldfinger, alongside Sean Connery as James Bond. Laden with gadgets and armaments installed by Q Branch, the secret agent’s Aston Martin became an instant hit with moviegoers.

Since its seminal appearance in Goldfinger the DB5 has featured in a further six James Bond movies: Thunderball (1965), again with Connery; GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Brosnan and three appearances alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). James Bond and his DB5 have become two icons of popular culture and one of the most successful and enduring movie partnerships of all-time.

Such was its popularity, the DB5’s movie debut even spawned a Corgi die-cast model, an astonishing 2.5m of which were sold in its first year of production (1965). No wonder an entire generation of children grew-up aspiring to own an Aston Martin. Now, thanks to the remarkable Goldfinger DB5 continuation project, a fortunate 25 of them can now own a faithful and authentic tribute to that original car. A further three cars will be built – one each for EON and Aston Martin, plus another to be auctioned for charity.

Each Goldfinger DB5 continuation car will be priced at £2.75m plus taxes. First deliveries to customers will commence in 2020. 

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LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5

                   

Uncover the secrets of the Bond… James Bond Aston Martin DB5!Experience the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 with a wealth of sophisticated details and 007 gadgetry, including rotating license plates, ejector seat, tire scythes and front wing machine guns. 

Get a license to build with the awesome LEGO Creator Expert 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5. This impressive replica model captures the elegance and timeless sophistication of Agent 007’s iconic 1964 sports car, and comes with a wealth of authentic details and functioning gadgetry.

Open the doors and you’ll discover a detailed interior with a concealable tracking computer and a door compartment containing a telephone. And when it’s time for action, activate the passenger ejection seat, turn the rotating license plates, raise the rear-window bullet shield, deploy the wheel-mounted tire slashers and pull back the stick shift to reveal the front-wing machine guns.This collectible model car also features a detailed straight-6 engine, drum lacquered silver front and rear bumpers, molded silver-colored wire wheel rim inserts and front and rear Aston Martin logos. The model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia—a must-have for fans of the Aston Martin DB5, James Bond movies and LEGO building sets.

            

– Authentic replica of the world-famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sports car, featuring a classic design with drum lacquered silver front and rear bumpers, molded silver-colored wire wheel rim inserts, opening trunk, hood and doors, and a wealth of James Bond gadgetry, including a working ejection seat, rotating license plates, rear-window bullet shield, front-wing machine guns and wheel mounted tire slashers.

– This LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 model also features opening doors and a detailed interior with a concealable tracking computer and door compartment with telephone.

– Lift the hood to check out the straight-6 engine detailing.

– Pull back the rear bumper to eject unwelcome passengers.

– Rotate the license plates, raise the rear-window bullet shield and deploy the wheel-mounted tire scythes

– Pull back the stick shift to reveal the front-wing machine guns.

– Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

– 1,290 pieces

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.lego.com for $149.99 from August 1, 2018 (LEGO VIP Availability July 18).

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Hot Wheels Rolls Out GoPro Compatible Zoom In Car

Zoom In is a limited edition Hot Wheels car designed specifically for the GoPro HERO/HERO5 Session and made for the everyday daredevil and creator in all of us.     

Inspired by fans of both brands, Zoom In allows track-heads everywhere to get first-person POV of swooshing through loops and blasting off jumps; sometimes sticking it and other times wrecking in magnificent glory. The imagination and stoke levels of your 7-year-old (or your inner 7-year-old; no age restrictions here!) have never been so high.

The Hot Wheels Zoom In will be in stores later this month.

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LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

Build, experience and display this quintessential super sports car, featuring aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, spoked rims with low-profile tires, and a detailed cockpit with movable paddle gearshift.

Celebrate innovative engineering and design from one of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers with this magnificent LEGO Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron model. Developed in partnership with Bugatti, the model captures the magic of the iconic supercar with its gleaming aerodynamic bodywork, logoed spoked rims with low-profile tires, detailed brake discs and W16 engine with moving pistons.

Open the doors and you’ll discover an elaborate cockpit, featuring a Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the Bugatti emblem. Insert the top speed key to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position or lift the hood to reveal a unique serial number and a storage compartment containing a stylish Bugatti overnight bag.

A classic Bugatti duo-tone blue color scheme reflects the brand’s signature color, and a set of cool stickers for additional detailing adds the final touch to this exclusive model! The set is delivered in luxurious box packaging and includes a color collector’s booklet with comprehensive building instructions.

– Exclusive 1:8 scale LEGO Bugatti Chiron replica model with a wealth of luxurious features, including aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, spoked rims with low-profile tires, detailed brake discs and a W16 engine with moving pistons.
– Open the doors to access the detailed cockpit featuring a LEGO Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the Bugatti emblem.
– Insert the top speed key to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position.
– Lift the hood to access a compact storage compartment containing a stylish Bugatti overnight bag. 
– Check out the detailed W16 engine with moving pistons.
– Includes a unique serial number located beneath the hood.
– Comes with a classic Bugatti duo-tone blue color scheme that reflects the brand’s signature color, plus a set of cool stickers for additional detailing.
– Delivered in luxurious box packaging.
– Includes a color collector’s booklet with comprehensive building instructions.
– This LEGO Technic model is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.
– Bugatti Chiron measures over 5” (14cm) high, 22” (56cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide.

The 3,599 piece set will be available from LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com for $349.99 on June 1, 2018.

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Yes, Motorcycle Riding Gear Improves Safety

Yes, motorcycle riding gear is expensive but it is well worth the cost. Your life is not worth risking just because you don’t want to spend the extra cash to gear up. You can find motorcycle helmets on sale; in fact, you can find all gear on sale on the right website, so no excuses. Get what you need before you hit the road or dirt track. If you crash, you’ll be glad you did.

Head Injuries Are Devastating

Not to be a Debbie-Downer but head injuries are devastating and, at times, fatal. Do you really want to get on your bike without a helmet. It doesn’t how nice the day is or how much you love to feel the wind on your face, hitting the road literally, not figuratively, could spell disaster. You might end up with a concussion or worse, which makes your recovery slow and dangerous. The NHTSA reports that wearing a helmet saved over 1,100 riders’ lives in motorcycle accidents in a single year.

Skin Is In

If that statistic doesn’t make you run out to purchase motorcycle riding equipment, think about road rash. Have you ever seen road rash? Have you ever had it? Have you ever tried seen a rider with dirt rash after a crash on the track? This is not a pretty sight and for the record, it also hurts like you-know-what. You might think that the coolest riders don’t gear up, but you’d be wrong. They do – from head to toe, because losing your skin in a crash sucks not matter how you slice it.

Get over the cost. Gearing up before you get on your ride is so worth it, and you’ll understand this even better if you do get into a crash. Here’s hoping you don’t, however. If you’re concerned about cost, shop BikeBandit.com for motorcycle helmets on sale and other discounted gear. Check out their cool accessories, too, while you’re at it!

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Retro Volkswagen T1 Camper Van Ride-On for Kids

The official licensed Wonderlanes Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, designed by Beyond Infinity, is a 12V battery powered ride-on vehicle for kids. the red, black, and white van is available to purchase on Amazon.

Do you want to go back in time to the 1960s? So please drive your own Battery-Operated Volkswagen T1 Camper Van! This Samba bus is equipped with 2 Opening Doors, Light up Dashboard, Sound Effects, Working Head Lights, Tail Lights and Battery Capacity Indicator. Young little drivers will be entertained. With the 12 Volts Battery Power, it can reach a maximum speed of 3.7 mph. If you are 3 years old or above and weigh under 88 pounds, please don’t hesitate and grab your Volkswagen T1 Camper Van. You will be thrilled.

Order HERE.

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Candylab Retro Wooden Cars

Candylab Toys harkens back to a simpler time, when playthings were made of solid wood, metal, and rubber opposed to today’s flimsy plastic models.

The Brooklyn, NY based company is dedicated to crafting wooden toy cars that capture the spirit and design of American cars from the 1960s. Models include muscle cars, a police cruiser, a taxi cab, a woody wagon and even an Airstream camper.

The cars are made from solid beech wood, colored with water-based paint and a clear urethane coat. Food-grade rubber tires and ABS plastic rims are designed to handle lots of abuse. Importantly, the designs have all been safety tested to US CPSIA and European, Australian and New Zealand regulations, ensuring the young (or young-at-heart) can play without worry.

These vehicles would look equally good in a child’s toy box or on the travel shelf of a family room bookcase.

Featured above is the Lone Cactus ($25), Woodie ($35), and the Airstream Trailer ($35).

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