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E-volo Multicopter

E-volo Multicopter

Move over, Orville and Wilbur: Thomas Senkel of E-volo recently made the world’s first manned multicopter flight with their AR.Drone-like flyer. The gently hovering flight lasted 1:30. (Thanks Stro!)

2012 Rally Fighter

2012 Rally Fighter

We first spied Local Motors’ Rally Fighter back in 2009. The latest build offers a 6.2L, 430HP V8, with 424 lb-ft of torque. Oh, and you get to spend 6 days in their shop to help build your own car.

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Corpse Corps Skateboards

Corpse Corps Skateboards

Really emphasize your skate-or-die lifestyle with one of these coffin-shaped decks from Corpse Corps. They come in a 9″ standardized design or a handcrafted 10″ featuring limited-edition artwork.

AEV Brute Double Cab

AEV Brute Double Cab

A double cab conversion kit that transforms the Jeep JK Wrangler into a truck “with more off-road capability than a four-door truck and more cargo room and carrying capacity than a Jeep.”

Aguila Xi Yacht

Aguila Xi Yacht

Looking more like a spaceship than a watercraft, Aguila Design’s air-propelled Xi yacht is designed to be agile and nimble, cutting through air and water like a warm knife through butter.

2012 MINI Roadster

2012 MINI Roadster

We first saw the MINI Roadster in concept form, and now it’s going into production. We dig this go-kart inspired 2-seater soft-top and the available 211HP 1.6L turbo in the John Cooper Works edition.

1969 Holden Hurricane

1969 Holden Hurricane

The Holden Hurricane had many innovative features when it was made 42 years ago, such as a navigation system and rear view camera. But that all aside, its fiberglass body has a timeless beauty.

Electric DeLorean

Electric DeLorean

The DeLorean Motor Company is partnering with Epic EV to build an updated, all-electric car. It’s said to be capable of maxing out at 125 mph with 260 hp and cost about $90,000-100,000.

Nissan Juke-R

Nissan Juke-R

Packing guts from Nissan’s powerhouse GT-R, this mutant Juke has an insane 480-hp, twin-turbo 3.8L V6, AWD and styling that screams “NOT MOM’S SUV.” Project videos here, and build photos here.

Audi e-tron Spyder

Audi e-tron Spyder

The crisp and clean e-tron Spyder concept is 5+” longer than the R8 and has an all-new plug-in diesel hybrid-electric drivetrain. The 69-cell lithium-ion battery pack lasts 9.1-kilowatt hours.

Kenneth Moen Hillclimb Drift

Kenneth Moen Hillclimb Drift

Scandinavian drifter Kenneth “Fastkenny” Moen turned the LysgÃ¥rdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena from a hill to a smoking volcano burning an insane amount of rubber going up its winding roads.

Genty Akylone Supercar

Genty Akylone Supercar

Its name might not roll off the tongue, but we’ll forgive any car that can crank out 1000hp, and looks as sick as this ride from automaker Genty. Only 15 will be made, and no, you can’t afford one.

Project Kahn MB AMG SLK 200

Project Kahn MB AMG SLK 200

Equipped with a Brabus engine and control module for an additional 56hp then fitted with an AMG sport pack, which includes front and rear bumpers, carbon finished grille and 7-speed automatic.

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2012 BMW 3-Series

2012 BMW 3-Series

The 335i has a 300hp six, while the 328i boasts a zippy 245hp turbo four. BMW’s 3-series sedan even offers an optional eight-speed manual trans, and will come in sport, modern and luxury versions.

Jeremy Clarkson: Powered Up

Jeremy Clarkson: Powered Up

Jeremy Clarkson hits the Paul Ricard F1 test track in France to test some of the world’s most eclectic and beautiful cars. Also stars The Stig and F1 racer Karun Chandhok. The disc is Region 2 only, boo.

The Impossible Collection of Cars

The Impossible Collection of Cars

A coffee table book by Pulitzer Prize-winning auto columnist Dan Neil featuring 100 of the most beautiful cars of the 20th century. This may be the closest you can get to owning these works of art.

ZR48 MTI Corvette Speedboat

ZR48 MTI Corvette Speedboat

Inspired by the Corvette ZR1, this speedboat even has a Corvette dashboard with working gauges. And like a real ‘vette, it’s no performance slouch with a pair of Mercury 1350HP twin-turbo engines.

SLP ZL1 Camaro

SLP ZL1 Camaro

SLP Performance has created a new 69 piece edition of the legendary ZL1 Camaro; their vehicle boasts a custom built 427 CID engine with 750 hp, Brembo brakes and 20″ rims. (Thanks Vince!)

Camaro ZL1 vs. Nürburgring

Camaro ZL1 vs. Nürburgring

It may be a production car selling for less than $50k, but the 2012 Camaro ZL1 still pulls off a rather impressive 7 minute, 41.27 second run of the famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife course.

G-Power BMW M3 Tornado RS

G-Power BMW M3 Tornado RS

G-Power tunes the M3’s V8 with a supercharger, custom crankshaft and other mods, resulting in 720 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque. 0-to-62 speed is 3.7secs, and a top speed of 205mph.

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Wiesmann GT MF5

Wiesmann GT MF5

The 2011 Wiesmann GT MF5 looks like a gentleman but drives like a madman. It has a 4.4L 555hp V8 twin-turbo engine, a top speed of 193mph, an aluminum chassis and a glass fiber bodyshell.

Built Ford Tough

Built Ford Tough

After a catastrophic fire ripped through a Ford dealership, firefighters managed to drive the crushed remnants of an F150 4×4 out of the rubble, like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

201x Supra Concept

201x Supra Concept

Toyota hasn’t made a new Supra in almost a decade, but rumors pop up from time-to-time, and designer Andreas Fougner hopes this is what the next Supra will look like. We have to agree.

Ford Door Edge Protector

Ford Door Edge Protector

A simple upgrade for car doors that automatically pops up to prevent chipping the paint of off the adjacent vehicle. Let’s hope it doesn’t lull people into swinging their car doors open willy-nilly.

The Genesis of the Ferrari Brand

The Genesis of the Ferrari Brand

The origin of the Ferrari’s Cavallino Rampante (“prancing horse”) logo, from its inception in World War I to its first appearance on a car, which surprisingly, wasn’t a Ferrari.

Foldboat

Foldboat

Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies developed two boats each made of a single piece of high density polyethylene plastic. Boat One actually folds to a third of its size, while Boat Two flattens to a sheet.

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