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Lego Ford Explorer

Lego Ford Explorer

Created from 380,000 Lego bricks, this life-sized Ford Explorer weighs in at a 2,654 pounds, and will eventually live at LEGOLAND Florida’s Ford Driving School. And no, you can’t drive it.

Garia Mansory Edition

Garia Mansory Edition

Garia and Mansory have collaborated on a one-off supercar golf cart, with carbon fiber on the front and back aprons, a teak-lined cabin floor and specially designed headlights and fender gills.

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Harley V-Rod Cafe Custom

Harley V-Rod Cafe Custom

After a car wreck and the tinkerings of Dr Mechanik, this V-Rod was reincarnated as a café racer, with a handmade aluminum tank, suede seat and about 19 pounds shaved off the curb weight.

GWA Ferrari 340 Competizione

GWA Ferrari 340 Competizione

Inspired by the rare 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico, Gullwing America’s reinterpretation has more exaggerated lines, and is based on a modern Ferarri 456 GT, along with its 470-hp 5.4L V12.

Audi R8 V10 Turbo Systems

Audi R8 V10 Turbo Systems

The power-hungry tuning experts at Underground Racing can fit the already speedy Audi R8 with custom twin-turbo systems, turning the dial not just to 11, but to 1500. As in 1500 horsepower.

Recycled Cars

Recycled Cars

These full-scale replicas of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Porsche Spyder and an Auto Union grand-prix racer were made entirely from old car parts and scrap metal by Giganten Aus Stahl.

VTM Spacester

VTM Spacester

Designed by Buck Massart of VTM, the body cladding on the Spacester was entirely shaped by hand. Under its sexy shell is a H-D Sportster engine, and a fork swiped from a Yamaha YZF-R1.

Mansory Siracusa 458 Italia

Mansory Siracusa 458 Italia

Swiss tuning outfit Mansory boosts the stock Ferarri 458 to a gut-wrenching 582 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The pimped carbon fiber ride does 0 to 62 in 3.2 secs with a top speed of 205mph.

Aston Martin DBC Carbon Edition

Aston Martin DBC Carbon Edition

The new Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition replaces the Black Edition with 10-spoke gloss black diamond turned wheels, carbon fiber mirror heads, carbon rear lamp in-fills, and smoked rear lights.

Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept

Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept

MB celebrates its 125th year with the F125. Its emission-free hydrogen-powered electric motor gets up to 650mi in one charge. Good thing there’s still time to rethink the somewhat sterile look.

Peugeot HX1 Hybrid Concept

Peugeot HX1 Hybrid Concept

With its unusually low profile, the HX1 looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Peugeot’s first diesel hybrid, this 4WD is powered by a 2.2L, 204hp HDi engine, plus a 95hp electric motor.

Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale

Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale

The all-wheel drive Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale has a 570hp V10 engine, double aluminum wishbone suspension, 6 speed paddle transmission and aluminum brake calipers.

World’s Greatest Drag Race

World’s Greatest Drag Race

You’ve seen drag races before, but never one quite like this. Motor Trend lines up 11 of the greatest drivers’ cars (and drivers) in a totally unscientific, totally awesome bit of hardcore automotive porn.

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Rimac Concept One

Rimac Concept One

Still lurking in the shadows, ready to be fully revealed at this week’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the Rimac Concept One boasts 1088hp and a top speed of 190mph, despite the fact that it’s fully electric.

Pretty Lady Bike

Pretty Lady Bike

(NSFW: Language) This is Jesse Miller’s (aka Andre Hyland’s) first appearance on TA but we wouldn’t be surprised if we see him again. So get off the phone and check out his sweet new ride!

IndyCar Close Call

IndyCar Close Call

Rubbing is racing. That is until a tire is rubbing the top of your helmet. It’s what almost happened to Helio Castroneves when fellow IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan’s brakes went out at 180mph.

Motocrossboard

Motocrossboard

The MXB is a cross between a motorcycle and a skateboard. It has an electric engine and a hand switch to control the throttle and brakes. The fastest version can go over 60mph.

Luxurious Traffic Jam

Luxurious Traffic Jam

More than 150 supercars and exotic rides ended up in a bit of a jam as they headed out to the Wilton House Supercar Day. This is probably what an ordinary day in Monaco’s streets looks like.

Jaguar C-X16 Concept

Jaguar C-X16 Concept

Jaguar’s concept production C-X16 is one sexy beast. With a 3.0L 376HP supercharged V6, a precise 50:50 weight distro, it can go 0 to 60 in 4.4 secs, and has a hybrid boost feature. Video here.

Jeremy Clarkson x Halo Warthog

Jeremy Clarkson x Halo Warthog

Forza 4 has a virtual car showroom, with an audio tour by none other than Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson. Here he talks about a special ride, one of the most iconic fictional vehicles… in the world.

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Turbine Batmobile for Sale

Turbine Batmobile for Sale

Fancy Casey Putsch’s helicopter engine-powered Batmobile? Good news: Casey has put it up for sale to fund other projects. We’d rather have the Tumblers. Also we don’t have that kind of money.

Ford EVOS Concept

Ford EVOS Concept

With its curvaceous GT styling, gullwing doors, and high-tech brains, we’re already drooling over the hybrid EVOS, slated for its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Video teaser here, tech demo here.

Peugeot RCZ Asphalt Edition

Peugeot RCZ Asphalt Edition

Peugeot sexes up its sporty 2-seater with this matte grey limited edition, still powered by the 200HP 2.0L HDi diesel engine that helped it win its class at this year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring.

1934 Model 40 Special Speedster

1934 Model 40 Special Speedster

The personal, one-off sports car of Edsel Bryant Ford, son of Ford company founder Henry Ford. Conceptualized by automotive designer E.T. Gregorie and restored by RM Auto Restoration.

2012 MB SLK 55 AMG

2012 MB SLK 55 AMG

Has a 422hp 5.5L V8 engine, goes 0-60mph in 4.6s. Has 3 transmission modes: controlled-efficiency, sport and manual. Also has a meaner front apron with large air inlets and LED daytime lights.

Naked Cafe Bike

Naked Cafe Bike

The lightweight, clean-lined Naked Cafe motorcycle from DP Customs is modeled after a classic 80′s Harley Ironhead; it oozes speed with a 1000cc engine and a #2 Audi R18 TDI. (Thanks Felson!)

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