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Automotive

Mazzanti's 1,000-hp Evantra Millecavalli – an Italian record-breaker?

Mazzanti isn't Italy's most famous supercar marque, but it's trying hard to get its name in households, producing different versions of its Evantra supercar each year. In 2014, we saw a 701-hp camouflaged Evantra prototype at Top Marques Monaco. Last year, it was an upgraded 751-hp Evantra in White Dolomite paint. This year, it's the most dramatically upgraded Evantra yet: the 1,000-hp Evantra Millecavalli.Read More

Automotive

Mercedes sends G550 Squared roaming toward US market

The Mercedes G500 4×4² gained momentum about as fast as you might expect a hulking 4x4 to do, moving from 2015 Geneva show car to confirmed for production in just a few months, then on to an appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show a few months later. That momentum continues, as the 4×4² will make the trip to the United States, where it will be sold as the G550 4×4² and unleashed upon remote stretches of Utah desert, Pacific Northwest forest, North Carolina mountain ... and a whole lot of good old fashioned highway and parking lot in between. Read More

Outdoors

Multifunctional tent splits the difference between backpacking and car camping

Those that spend a lot of time adventuring and sleeping outdoors can quickly amass a small pile of tents and shelters, and not necessarily just because they like to upgrade to the latest tree tent or retractable dome. Different activities, such as fast-and-light backpacking and car camping lend themselves to different types of tents, and oftentimes one tent doesn't translate over very well to other activities. Cotopaxi wants to cut down the tent overload and give you one tent for multiple activities. Its Inti 2 switches between lightweight backpacking tent for two and roomy car camping tent for four.Read More

Automotive

Elemental sends its ultralight RP1 roadster speeding to Goodwood

Two years after revealing a prototype, and four years after beginning development, the UK's Elemental Motor Company is putting the final touches on its high-performance roadster ahead of a 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed reveal. Since we last looked at it, the Rp1 roadster has gotten more power and a more optimized construction, promising an outright exhilarating ride on track and road.Read More

Automotive

Jannarelly welcomes summer with $55K retro roadster

We're not sure 1950s/60s roadsters and coupes have ever been more beloved ... even in the 1950s and 60s. The originals continue to sell for insane prices, and homages continue to materialize. Not two months after we looked at the Italian-designed Effeffe Berlinetta, another classically inspired sports car has emerged into the sunlight. Penned to life by Anthony Jannarelly and built with the carbon fiber expertise of Frederic Juillot, the Design-1 is a sleek, simple roadster inspired by roadsters of yore. And if the estimated US$55,000 price tag sticks, it's also a relatively cheap ticket to fast, stylish open-top driving.Read More

Outdoors

Rugged B14 scooter gets adventurous upgrade for tearing up the dirt

The Rover B14 scooter from Portland's Works Electric is a tough, standup electric scooter built for kicking up dust and chewing through dirt. Like the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon or Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium, the all-new B14 Adventure scooter debuts as a high-performance, off-road-tweaked upgrade on an already rugged vehicle. The latest Rover has been fortified for rough ground and tuned for increased speed and fun.Read More

Automotive

Tesla reverses course and brings back lower-priced Model S 60

Last year, Tesla replaced the entry-level Model S 60 with the higher-spec Model S 70, upping the cost of Model S ownership. It looked like the company was going to continue with the 70 models as of the Model S refresh, but now it's decided to backtrack ... kind of. The Model S 60 and 60D are back, creating a lower price of entry. For those willing to spend extra, the Model S 60 can become the Model S 75. Read More

Outdoors

The latest take on sock-shoes tramp over floors and dirt

The hype around barefoot shoes has cooled since its heyday a few years ago, when it seemed there was a never-ending surge of weird designs like half-sole running pads and chain-mail sock-shoes. That doesn't mean weird, barefoot-style shoes have disappeared completely. Swiss Barefoot is still out and about hawking its sporty, five-toed tough socks, and now it has some new competition. Skinners Technologies has a similar sock-shoe design, albeit in a more traditional toe box cut. It's not too late to get in on running, jumping and lounging in ruggedized socks, if that's something you have any desire to get in on.Read More

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