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Reiter Lamborghini LP600+

Reiter Lamborghini LP600+

Reiter Engineering’s latest creation is a fully race ready Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+, with a V-10 90° mid mount engine that makes 600+ hp at 8000 rpm. You can have all that and more for $400K.

Dobbertin HydroCar

Dobbertin HydroCar

Handmade by Rick Dobbertin, the amphibious HydroCar has a 762hp Chevrolet engine for its car mode and a 750hp ASD-6 Arneson Surface Drive for propulsion on water. Videos here.

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Granny Loves Her Volkswagen

Granny Loves Her Volkswagen

This amusing Dutch Volkswagen Golf ad shows us the truth about buying a car from a little old lady; she looks like she only drove her car to church on Sunday – and then at the Nürburgring on Monday.

The Norton Project

The Norton Project

Jeff Ledellaytner’s dad loved riding his Norton motorcycle until it got wrecked in 1993. Jeff and his brother stole the bike and had it restored in time for Christmas. Skip to 10:30 for the big reveal.

BMW VED in Action

BMW VED in Action

TeamSpeed member CaptainStradale spotted an actual working model of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics, the 328hp diesel-hybrid car said to achieve 62.5 miles per gallon. Short video here.

Kia POP Electric Concept

Kia POP Electric Concept

The ultra-compact, all-electric POP concept vehicle from Kia is more modern sculpture than small car, requires little more than 3 yards of parking space and features helicopter-inspired oblong windows.

Eddie Bauer Airstream Trailer

Eddie Bauer Airstream Trailer

The Eddie Bauer Airstream travel trailer comes with a big hatch in the back for easy access to your gear; it’s also got big fat tires and a handheld exterior shower to stay clean. (Thanks David!)

Bertelli Bicycles

Bertelli Bicycles

These bicycles are hand assembled, finished and fine tuned by Francesco Bertelli, who uses a combination of new parts and old parts found at flea markets to create his functional design objects.

How to Zombie-Proof Your Car

How to Zombie-Proof Your Car

If ever the undead do rise, having a vehicle is a supreme advantage. Mighty Car Mods shows us how to make a zombie-proof vehicle, plus lots more survival tips, both practical and humorous.

Hamann Victory II Gallardo

Hamann Victory II Gallardo

If a stock Lamborghini isn’t good enough for you, check out Hamann’s Gallardo LP560-4, cranked to 572hp, and topping out at 204mph. The red accents are a little showy, but aren’t all Lambos?

Batvan

Batvan

While Japanese truck modders fit their rigs with as many lights as possible, those who pimp vans love to add huge spoilers and spikes, as shown by this wacky Batmobile. It even has its own replica!

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

Things are looking up(scale) for the 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan, with lots of chrome and soft lines on the outside and a luxurious interior facelift; expect a new 3.6L Pentastar V6 as a powertrain option.

Garia Street Legal Golf Cart

Garia Street Legal Golf Cart

Santa, we’ve been good this year. Now please send us the 25 mph max Garia LSV (Low Speed Vehicle), fitted with street legal safety equipment and double wishbone front suspension. Please?

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Big Rig Drifting

Big Rig Drifting

Hot Rod Magazine met up with pro driver Mike Ryan to see something that was never meant to be done – big rig drifting. We swear we could hear the truck scream in pain as it whirled around.

25 Years of the BMW M3

25 Years of the BMW M3

The release of the 2011 BMW M3 marks the 25th year of the famed brand. In this rather subdued video, BMW takes a look back at the car that started it all – the first and the fastest BMW M3.

Cobra RS750 Scrambler

Cobra RS750 Scrambler

Danny Berg of Cobra USA pays homage to Honda’s classic CL77 Scrambler. Berg added new exhaust and a seat to a 2010 Shadow RS750, rounding it out with masterful painting and detailing.

Mini Paceman Concept

Mini Paceman Concept

No, we don’t mean Mini Pac-Man. Mini’s 208-hp AWD coupe concept looks like a Countryman with 2 doors ripped off. More details to be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Mission R Electric Race Bike

Mission R Electric Race Bike

Mission Motors’ latest electric superbike has 141hp and 14.4 kWh of energy. Its induction motor provides 115 ft. lbs. of torque, enabling it to go from 0 to over 160mph in a single gear.

MB SLS AMG E-Cell (Video)

MB SLS AMG E-Cell (Video)

Auto Express got their hands on a prototype of Mercedez Benz SLS AMG E-cell. It’s got more torque and less horsepower, but the real loss here is the roar of the stock car’s mighty V8 engine.

Lennon’s Station Wagon

Lennon’s Station Wagon

What could possibly make a 1972 Chrysler wagon awesome? Maybe the fact that this particular one was driven by John and Yoko to help them travel incognito. It just recently hit the auction block.

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’64 Dodge Hemi Charger Concept

’64 Dodge Hemi Charger Concept

The first with the “Charger” name, it was used as a show car in 1964. Now restored, it has a 600+ bhp Hemi V8 engine and automatic transmission. The bad-ass look has been there since the beginning.

Radiator Decanters

Radiator Decanters

Replicas of classic car radiators – Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Bentley, Mercedes and Jaguar – that double as flasks. Drinking and driving don’t mix, but if you can afford these, you can afford a driver.

Factory Five Mk4 Roadster

Factory Five Mk4 Roadster

You’ll need an old 1987-1993 Mustang to the Mk4 Roadster kit car. Then, you’ll need about 200 hours of your spare time to convert your old pony car into this luscious classic Cobra replica.

2012 Ford Cobra Jet

2012 Ford Cobra Jet

Ford has updated their 2012 drag-racer Cobra Jet with a supercharged 5.4L V8, modified suspension, low-drag racing brakes, new black anodized wheels and a stickier set of Goodyear racing slicks.

Porsche Classic Workshop

Porsche Classic Workshop

The Porsche Classic Workshop is dedicated to restoring even decades old Porsche models to their original condition, even if it means fabricating parts that are no longer being produced.

2012 BMW Series 1M Coupe

2012 BMW Series 1M Coupe

BMW’s compact 2012 Series 1M Coupe has been officially unveiled; it boasts a twin-turbo 3.0L engine with 335 hp, 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and top speed of 155 mph. (Thanks David!)

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