Transplanting the front of one vehicle onto another often ends in disaster, but that’s not the case with the RaptorBus. The grille, headlights, taillights, and bumper look like they belong on the van. The hood seamlessly blends into the grille, too. The extra cladding over the wheel wells does little to help keep the tires contained underneath the vehicle, but it does add a touch of off-road flair. What completes the van’s look is the bright red paint and light bar on the roof. … [Read more...] about Ford Raptor Bus Is Russia’s Bad-Ass Idea Of A 6×6 Off-Road Monster
Porsche Transsyberia Rally Starts! At 11.20 local time, the first of a total of 25 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberias left the Red Square in Moscow, heading for Ulaanbataar, the capital of Mongolia, where the 7,000 kilometre long-distance rally will finish on August 17. The Cayenne Transsyberias are a limited edition series equipped with some serious off-road modifications, such as a roll cage, a special air intake above the engine hood, a multi-component underbody guard, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control adapted for extreme off-road conditions, body sealant up to the side windows, special off-road tires and four roof-mounted headlamps. The Transsyberias also come with a navigation system specifically designed for off-roading, a Tripmaster computer, and two one-man tents. Porsche has set up a website that shows the progress of the Transsyberia Rally, check it out at www.porsche.com/transsyberia. … [Read more...] about Porsche Transsyberia Rally Starts!
In some ways, this quirky Focus makes us think of another Ford similar in spirit. We’re talking about the StreetKa, a pint-sized convertible built by Pininfarina with a manually folding fabric roof or a detachable hardtop. With customer preferences continuing to shift towards SUVs, the glory days of the convertible are unlikely to return anytime soon, so a new droptop Ford seems highly unlikely. That being said, you can always count on the aftermarket scene to build you something the OEM won’t. … [Read more...] about Ford Focus Speedster Is The Poor Man’s McLaren Elva
Although the organiser was in advanced stages of preparation, it was concluded that the rally could not be held this year due to "uncertainties concerning crossing borders, air traffic restrictions and other different quarantine measures still in force in Russia for foreign citizens". … [Read more...] about Silk Way Rally cancels 2020 edition outright