Texan maker's underground survival bunkers are real batcaves

Ron Hubbard has been building underground shelters since 2011, but since the pandemic hit he hasn’t been able to keep up with demand. Based outside Dallas, he claims his headquarters is the world’s largest bomb shelter factory. His round structures start off as corrugated culvert pipe, but once finished off resemble an RV, complete with toilet, shower, kitchen, dining table, bunk beds, etc.

For those looking for a more conventional shape, he has a square prefab that begins as sheet metal (reinforced with I-beams and channels), though he warns on his website, “Square shelters can be built out to feel more like a home, but they have a small PSI rating and are only rated for fallout and tornadoes. Round shelters have been around for 100 years and are still in use by the military today.”

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BMW M340i vs AMG G63 v Audi RSQ3 vs VW T-Roc R: DRAG RACE

We’ll be honest, we don’t think the carwow long-termer garage has ever looked better! We’ve got Mat in his trusty Mercedes-AMG G63, and alongside him, we’ve got a VW T-Roc R, Audi RSQ3 Sportback, and a BMW M340i! The carwow editorial team have been getting to grips with these cars over the past few months, but how will they compare when they go head-to-head over the quarter-mile?! There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!

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New Mercedes-AMG E63 2021 - they've made it even BETTER!

Introducing the new Mercedes-AMG E63! Well, we say new, but it's actually just a facelift. But what a facelift it's been! Both the saloon and estate have been updated with the usual bulging wheel arches and side skirts, but the main change is right at the front, with the introduction of the same grille from the AMG GT 4-Door! As for under the bonnet? Well, nothing's changed there, so you'll still find the same 4.-litre twin-turbo V8 as found in the previous model. So are the changes enough to warrant an almost £100k price tag on the S model?! Stick with Mat and find out!

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