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The Airless Tire

The Airless Tire

Bridgestone’s newly developed tire provides as much shock absorption as air-filled tires, but uses thermoplastic resin spokes to provide support inside the tire. Just think, someday… no more flats.

Honda AC-X Concept

Honda AC-X Concept

Honda’s AC-X PHEV sedan concept features an “Automatic Drive Mode Support,” which folds the steering wheel into the dash, reclines the front seat and presents an ottoman for the driver’s legs.

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Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ

The Japanese sports coupe market gets another good-looking entry with Subaru’s latest. Weighs just 2689 lbs., and powered by the same 197hp 4cyl Boxer in the Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S.

Toyota GT-86

Toyota GT-86

The Toyota version of the Scion FR-S, the European GT 86 is the world’s most compact 4-seater. The rear-wheel drive GT 86 has a Subaru flat-four Boxer engine and a highly aerodynamic body.

Becker JetVan

Becker JetVan

The JetVan is a converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, discreet and utilitarian on the outside but decked with private jet-caliber amenities on the inside. Available in different configurations.

Top Gear: Trains

Top Gear: Trains

The Top Gear guys leave the pavement and hit the rails, as they take their ridiculous car-powered trains (and distinguished passengers) on a ride down the tracks. Catch part two for the grand finale.

Brabus SLS AMG Roadster

Brabus SLS AMG Roadster

Brabus takes the already great-looking Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster, and gives it a jolt of energy with lightweight wheels, carbon fiber details, and an engine performance boost to 611hp.

2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The new Porsche 911 Cabriolet models have a light and sturdy magnesium hood. The heat-insulated, sound-absorbing roof fits snugly to preserve the 911’s iconic outline.

World’s Smallest V12 Engine

World’s Smallest V12 Engine

This amazing clip shows the meticulous handcrafting of a tiny V12 motor. How tiny? The crankshaft could fit in your palm and the cylinders are only 11.3mm wide. It’s alive at about 8:07.

The NASA Astrovan

The NASA Astrovan

The Crew Transport Vehicle, aka the Astrovan, ferries astronauts to the launch pad. The modified motorhome has been in use since 1984, and is probably the 2nd favorite vehicle of the astronauts.

Porsche Panamera GTS

Porsche Panamera GTS

The controversial four-door returns to Porsche’s sports car roots. With a 430hp 4.8L V8, paddle shifters, and a top speed of 178mph, this ain’t your momma’s family sedan. More details here.

Rimac Concept One (Video)

Rimac Concept One (Video)

A more in-depth look at the low, sleek and curvy Rimac Automibili Concept One electric supercar, narrated by none other than inventor and company founder Mate Rimac. More footage here.

Driving at 462 MPH

Driving at 462 MPH

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it might be like to race down the road at nearly 500 MPH, lean back, drop into full-screen 1080p, and watch the Speed Demon fly from every conceivable angle.

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2012 BikeEXIF Calendar

2012 BikeEXIF Calendar

A year’s worth of gorgeous custom motorcycles, without the tacky pinup girls, courtesy of BikeEXIF. The perfect calendar for fanatics who appreciate bikes, and just want to cut to the chase.

Ferrari Makes an Entrance

Ferrari Makes an Entrance

A beautiful 1957 Ferrari 250 GT is about to roll out onto the stage at the Mille Miglia North America. Too bad nobody bothered to nail down the stage floor before driving it out. Fortunately, the car is okay.

The Derelict Series

The Derelict Series

ICON founder Jonathan Ward’s latest restoration project involves upgrading an old vehicle’s guts but preserving, highlighting and accenting its original state, rust and all. More here and here.

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

The fastest Jaguar drop-top yet, it has the same supercharged 550hp 5L V8 found in the coupe, making it go from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Also has a wider bumper and carbon fiber trim.

Evolve Lithium Motorcycle

Evolve Lithium Motorcycle

The Lithium is an electric streetfighter designed by Parker Brothers Choppers. It has a 40,000W motor and a 96v battery. Top speed is 100mph with a maximum range of 100mi on a 3.5h charge.

2013 Shelby GT500

2013 Shelby GT500

It has a 5.8L supercharged V8 engine with 650 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque. Top speed? 200mph. You’ll need the Brembo brakes, launch control and improved transmission to tame this beast.

Ducati 1199 Panigale

Ducati 1199 Panigale

A sexy superbike with a beastly 195hp and a dry weight of just 362 lbs. Its MotoGP-inspired traction control and electronic suspension system should make all that power more manageable.

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Mercedes-Benz SF1 Concept

Mercedes-Benz SF1 Concept

The Mercedes-Benz SF1 is a literally edgy concept car designed by Behance member Steel Drake. It’s probably just an independent project, because the aesthetic is more Lambo than Benz.

Brabus 800 Coupe

Brabus 800 Coupe

Starting out as a Mercedes CL 600 coupe, BRABUS revs its biturbo V12 up to 800hp, increasing engine displacement from 5.5L to 6.3L, unleashing an insane top speed of 217mph.

Awesome Gifts: 2011

Awesome Gifts: 2011

Before you start procrastinating about your holiday shopping, check out dozens of our favorite finds, hand-picked by the editors of The Awesomer, and ripe for the gifting.

Sprung Steel Wheel Bicycle

Sprung Steel Wheel Bicycle

Designer Ron Arad created this stunning bicycle with sprung steel wheels for the WOW Bikes charity auction. But it doesn’t just look cool – it actually rides – and pretty smoothly at that.

2013 Nissan GT-R

2013 Nissan GT-R

Sold as a 2012 model outside of the US, when it arrives stateside, this new GT-R gets a 15hp boost to 545hp and an extra 15 lb-ft of torque. Like this beast really needs any more power.

Volta Electric Motorbike

Volta Electric Motorbike

Volta Motorbikes are designed for city commutes. They have a range of 44mi and a top speed of 75mph. The 35hp engine is powered by batteries that can be fully charged in 2hrs for a mere $0.60.

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