This Year in Gear
20 Car Concepts, Rumors and Oddities From 2018
There have been more than a few announcements, product releases and teasers over the past year that defy categorization. Like, for instance, a 5,599-piece Lego set of a Bugatti Chiron or a three-wheeled 1+1 electric commuter vehicle or a 192-horsepower Honda… lawnmower. These are 20 of our favorite hard-to-pin-down concepts, rumors, and oddities in the 2018 automotive realm.
It's the first Polaris single-seater to be given legitimate power and serious running gear.
Classic Ford Broncos -- even small ones -- with cool graphics are seventeen times as badass
This kit is part of the brand's Speed Champion collection and, especially compared to other very cool kits, it's a massive bargain. It belongs on your desk at work (since you probably won't put a...
If you want a vehicle to go grocery shopping, commute in or be allowed on must public roads, sure, the Jeep makes way more sense, but it's not nearly as fun.
It further suggests most everyone's suspicion that the truck will be a truly rugged, capable off-roader based on the Ranger truck platform.
The heavily-substantiated rumor that Lincoln is bringing back the suicide door is literally the best news (concerning ultra-specific details on under-purchased, premium-grade luxury cars) I've read in recent memory (read: the last couple months).
Why unibody construction makes sense on pickups.
It looks like the Ram Rebel TRX Concept is coming to life.
Armored vehicles aren't just for the military.
Custom Land Rovers are a dime-a-dozen these days. If you really want to stand out this 1974 Land Rover Series III is your ticket.
The LEGO Technic Chiron's W16 engine features pistons that move; inside the cockpit are paddle shifters that click and clack; the rear wing is adjustable, as in the actual car; in the storage compartment, you...
But can it stay true to its pared-down roots while offering modern amenities and refinement?
Lego dialed it up to 11 (or, at least 007) with the 1,295-piece James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
If you look close enough and do the math, it's actually quite obvious what Porsche is cooking up.
If you haven't noticed, pop-up headlights disappeared from production cars over a decade ago, but the Ares Panther is bringing them back this October.
Prototype 10 showcases elements of what shapes and performance cues we might expect as the brand moves into its next phase.
This isn't the choice for speed demons or motorcycle daredevils, but rather for measured, forward-thinking early adopters.
The Speedster is an exercise in lightweight: there are nylon pull-loops for interior door handles and no center console to speak of.
A hardcore, lightened M2 CS is on the way in 2020, which just begs the question, why did this type of car ever disappear from the lineup, to begin with?