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Having broken many a-record yourself (fastest to the top of Kilimanjaro AND fastest to the bottom of a barrel of wine), you can appreciate a record-breaker when you see one. The Peugeot EX1 concept vehicle blows the doors off of anything and everything that’s ever hit a stretch of asphalt. Aside from a ridiculously sick body, this two-seat roadster broke six—count ‘em—six records at the legendary Linas-Montlhéry track. The most impressive? Traveling 1 mile in 41.09 seconds—at 87.6 mph. What kind of insane engine can go that fast? That would be no engine at all, but two 100% electric motors mounted on each axle with a peak power of 125kw EACH (250 kW/340 bph in total) and constant maximum (and immediatetly available) torque of 240 Nm to the front and rear. This badass corners like it’s on rails, thanks to its unique body design—it’s almost twice as wide as it is high (just under 3 feet high by almost six feet wide), and its passenger cell has been reduced to optimize load centering, which helps cornering capabilities too. The Peugeot EX1 was created to celebrate Peugeot’s 200 years of history, but as far as we can see, it’s all about where the automobile is headed. Bravo, gentlemen. Bra-vo.
While your traditional weapons grade crossbow might not be kosher here in the states, there’s no reason your jungle warfare training in Brazil should go to waste. You can still showcase your impressive bowmanship with the Crossbow Snow Launcher($40.00). Simply place snow in the snowball press to form 3 perfect snowballs, pack them in the launcher, aim, and fire. Shoots snowballs up to 60 feet, which is what you’ll need to keep any hostiles (annoying neighbors) at bay.
As a car enthusiast—nay—a car connoisseur, you were no doubt consulted along with Jay Leno, Carroll Shelby and Bob Bondurant when Denis Adler compiled the 50 Cars To Drive($32.00). With full-color photography and visceral descriptions of what it’s like to turn the key and rev the engine, this listing of 50 cars to drive before you die is the holy grail of automobile catalogues. The 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa, 1913 Mercer Racabout, 1932–37 Model SJ Dusenberg, Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, and Maserati Birdcage are just a few of the gems featured. Having owned or driven most of them, you should keep it on hand to reminisce.