Play Mario Kart in Real Life With “Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit”

Everyone is probably familiar with Mario Kart, Nintendo’s enduring multiplayer title that combines Mario characters, goofy cartoon racing karts, and plenty of weaponized widgets for attacking other players on elaborate fantasy race tracks. Since its debut in 1992 under the Super Mario Kart title and subsequent appearances since, Mario Kart has been played exclusively in the digital realm, on home consoles, Game Boys, portable systems, and in arcades. That changes with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch, which literally drops the racing game into reality—in your living room. How? With clever software capable of delivering a “mixed reality” experience between players, their Nintendo Switches, and physical Mario Karts that can be raced around actual tracks you create.

Sound trippy? A little. With Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Nintendo uses its handheld Switch console to overlay the cartoon Mario Kart universe over

Read more

Read More

EarthCruiser Terranova Is a Camper for One-Ton Pickup Trucks

Watch out Toyota, because it turns out it’s not enough to “cruise” the “land”. Nope. Today’s adventurers want to cruise the earth, and they may need something beyond the mighty Land Cruiser SUV. EarthCruiser offers the camper kit to help those planet-roamers, including the upcoming Terranova.

Due to arrive early 2021, the new Terranova is one of the ultimate ways to explore this planet from behind the wheel of a 2020-or-newer Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Ford F-350, GMC Sierra 3500, or Ram 3500 pickup truck. The latter model is shown in these illustrations provided by EarthCruiser of its upcoming camper.

Made of fiberglass and what EarthCruiser refers to as “high-density plastic” materials, the Terranova takes the place of its host pickup’s bed to offer a space with literal beds. This camper offers more than just sleeping quarters, though, as the Terranova also comes with

Read more

Read More

Roush 600 RE Is a Special European Ford GT With Mods

It seems unbelievable now, but at the end of the run of the previous-generation Ford GT in 2006, there were a few that went unsold. Ford and its partner, Roush Engineering, found the upside in the form of the Roush 600 RE, modifying these special few late-production cars and sending them to Europe. And they didn’t arrive empty-handed, either, as Roush’s modifications ensured a healthy bump in output.

RE stands for Roush Europe, a clear indicator that these are no regular Roush-fettled Fords. And while this one has the retro-inspired Heritage Edition colors that invoke the blue-and-orange glory of the legendary Gulf Oil racing livery, this scheme apparently wasn’t a common choice for the 600 RE. This may be the only one. Not that there are many in the first place—just 10 GTs were converted to 600 RE spec, according to RM Sotheby’s.

On

Read more

Read More

The Demon You Can Live With

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is still dead, but the new-for-2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock fills a similar role in the lineup. Officially, the 807-hp Super Stock is not a replacement for the Demon. With one less pony in its stable, a widebody kit, and standard items such as a front and rear passenger seats, the Super Stock is no carbon copy of the 808-hp Demon.

That said, both the Challenger SRT Demon and Super Stock were designed to dominate the quarter mile. Unlike the Demon, of which Dodge produced just 3,300 units for the 2018 model year, the Super Stock has no production limit. That’s right, Dodge will make as many Super Stocks as it deems fit. Even so, the 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock is rarer than the Demon.

Credit Dodge’s decision to make a small batch of Super Stocks for 2020 prior to putting production into overdrive

Read more

Read More

Ferrari Omologata One-Off Custom Is a Bespoke 812 Superfast

Buying a new Ferrari is obviously a special experience, but there are always well-heeled folks who think even ticking all the option boxes or selecting a unique paint color aren’t enough to set their car apart from other buyers’. Because of this, bespoke bodywork has become a big business, albeit not in terms of volume but rather money and prestige. Take the recently unveiled and very outrageous Aston Martin Victor, which is very much in this vein, as well as 10 V-12 Ferraris since 2009—a roster that now includes this one-of-one, 812 Superfast-based Ferrari Omologata custom creation.

Of course, for decades, custom bodywork was the norm rather than the exception for rarified European sports and luxury cars, and several coachbuilding outfits might body the same mechanicals—for example, you could have your early 1950s Ferrari 212 Inter bodied by Touring, Ghia, Vignale, Ghia-Aigle, or Pininfarina.

Read more

Read More

1 4 5 6 7 8 15