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Jesse from 'The Fast and the Furious' gets his Jetta back. Okay, not exactly…but close enough. It's a full replica of the character's ill-fated Volkswagen Jetta courtesy of a Quebec-based garage. It was built for charity and is being presented to Chad Lindberg (the actor who played Jesse). Hopefully he doesn't throw down a pink slip this time.

 

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A Habayusa-powered Mini. It's as sick as it sounds. This things weighs roughly 454kg and packs a 250hp engine. All things considered, we think we can live with the lack of head and legroom with this one.

 

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What does it take to build a Lego McLaren 720S? Approximately 2,000 man hours of painstaking assembly and 280,000 Lego pieces. The project was completed at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and it managed to raise quite a sum for charity. Watch it all in this one-minute time lapse.

 

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Are zip ties strong enough to lift a car? Well, if you use enough of them at least. Watch another crazy experiment from the Beyond the Press channel to see for yourself.

 

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So what's the deal with Mazda 'SkyActiv X?' The company's been pitching its 'X' engine line as the best of both gasoline and diesel. But how? Engineering Explained gives its take on Mazda's upcoming tech. Grab your notes.

 


Drei Laurel
Online Editorial Assistant
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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