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Corvette: Chevy Centennial Ed.

Corvette: Chevy Centennial Ed.

This 2012 ‘Vette sports Carbon Flash metallic paint, satin aluminum wheels, red brake calipers, and magnetic selective ride control. Available in Z06, Grand Sport and ZR1 models. Happy 100th, Chevy!

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Concept

The athletic, front-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class features a new turbocharged 4 cylinder gasoline engine, dual clutch transmission and radar-based collision warning system.

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Bike By Me

Bike By Me

Sweden-based Bike By Me is the ColorWare of bicycles. Start off with vanilla and customize the color of its 9 major parts, from the frame to the chain. Also priced like ColorWare goods though.

Retro F1-inspired BMW Concept

Retro F1-inspired BMW Concept

Artist Andreas Fougner decided to take the front-engined, open-wheel design of ’50s F1 cars and modernize the language for a new passenger car by using a BMW Z4 body; thumbs up to the results.

Porsche 997.1TT Mayhem

Porsche 997.1TT Mayhem

This is Evolution Motorsports’ EVT1500 Porsche 997.1TT, aka Mayhem. Listen to it roar. EVOMS tweaked the Type 997 engine to crank out 1500hp. Current top speed? 234.6mph. More here and here.

Aston Martin DBS Superior Black

Aston Martin DBS Superior Black

Aston Martin offers a shiny all-black DBS, but if you want it in matte black, Anderson Germany’s Superior Black Edition is the way to go. Modded to pump out 560hp, 50hp more than the stock.

MLS Gravity Bike

MLS Gravity Bike

Behold the raw beauty of this gravity bike – made for downhill runs, with no chains, cranks or pedals – made by Jeff Tiedeken aka Monkey Like Shiny. Can go as fast as 80mph. More pics here.

Big Rig Drifting 2

Big Rig Drifting 2

12-time Big Rig Pikes Peak champ Mike Ryan took his 10,000 lb., 1950hp semi truck to the El Toro Marine Base, the site of Ken Block’s first Gymkhana video, and did some drifting of his own.

BMW M3 Pickup

BMW M3 Pickup

BMW’s idea of an April Fools’ joke, the “World’s Fastest Pickup” has a 420hp engine and a maximum load capacity of more than 990lbs. It actually looks fairly decent with the Targa roof off.

Bertone Concept Car Auction

Bertone Concept Car Auction

Among the incredible autos for sale at RM Auction’s invitation-only Villa d’Este car auction are six exotic, one-of-a-kind Bertone concept cars for Lamborghini, Lancia, and Chevrolet.

Billy Bob Motorcycle

Billy Bob Motorcycle

Created by the official-sounding German Motorcycle Authority, Billy Bob is a stretched-out Harley, juiced up with a 115 hp Revtech 110 – good for about twice the power of the stock engine.

Hajarbroxx KillHill Custom

Hajarbroxx KillHill Custom

Built by Indonesia-based bike shop Hajarbroxx Motorcycles, the toy-like KillHill is a heavily modified 70s era Honda CB125, built for a client who wanted an “Army Green hill climber.”

Pulse Urban Bike Concept

Pulse Urban Bike Concept

Created by Dana Krieger for Seattle’s TEAGUE, this urban bike concept would offer integral LED electric turn signals in the handlebars, a red brake light and TRON-like electroluminescent frame lighting.

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BMW M3 Tiger Matte Edition

BMW M3 Tiger Matte Edition

We just love the matte-black exterior and gloss alloy wheels on this M3. Powered by an ample 4.0L, 420hp V8, it’s too bad this limited-edition Bimmer is only slated for China at this point.

Adult-Size Green Machine

Adult-Size Green Machine

Parker Brothers built this grown-up version of the fat-tire kids’ trike, The Green Machine. It steers from the rear like the original, but this one has an 80-cubic inch Harley-Davidson engine.

Toyota FT-86 II

Toyota FT-86 II

Toyota has been working on their aggressive rear-wheel-drive sports concept for several years now, but these studio pics look like the real deal. Expect the FT-86 II to go into production in 2012.

MV Agusta Brutale 920

MV Agusta Brutale 920

MV Agusta’s naked Brutale 920 features a 129 hp, 921cc four-cylinder with broad torque curve, Brembo racing radial calipers, Marzocchi upside down forks and single piece seat. (Thanks Alex!)

Brabus iBusiness 2.0

Brabus iBusiness 2.0

The iBusiness 2.0 package pimps out any Mercedes Benz S-Class with a Mac Mini, 2 iPad 2s, a 64GB iPod Touch, a 15.2in TFT screen, WiFi and more. An 800hp V12 engine hauls all the extra weight.

Caparo T1 Test Drive

Caparo T1 Test Drive

The Top Gear guys get behind the wheel of the ferociously fast and featherweight Caparo T1 race car, loaded with a 575-hp engine – double the horsepower per ton of the Bugatti Veyron.

911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder

911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder

Petty cash: for $160K+, Porsche is offering a special edition of the 911 Turbo S exclusively to customers waiting for their 918 Spyders; the vehicle features exclusive decals, colors and trim.

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Deus Bali Tiger’s Milk

Deus Bali Tiger’s Milk

The Bali branch of motorcycle experts Deus Ex Machina turned a Honda Tiger – a bike that’s popular in Indonesia – from an ugly commuter bike into a classy bike you’d love to ride everyday.

McLaren Pro Road Bike

McLaren Pro Road Bike

Developed in conjunction with bicycle manufacturer Specialized, the lightweight, aerodynamic S-Works McLaren Venge racer features an abundance of carbon fiber, just like its supercar companion.

2012 C63 AMG Coupe

2012 C63 AMG Coupe

The 2012 C63 Mercedes AMG Coupe boasts the SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission and a 6.3-liter V8 with 451 hp, peak torque of 443 lb/ft, 0-60 in 4.4 sec and top speed of 155 mph.

Big Dog 2011 Pitbull

Big Dog 2011 Pitbull

With a name like that, it damned well better be an aggressive motorcycle, and Big Dog’s custom bike doesn’t disappoint. We love that fat 280 rear tire, powered by an OHV 1966cc V-Twin engine.

Incepto GT Concept

Incepto GT Concept

We can’t tell you the specs for Samir Sadikhov’s GT racer because it doesn’t exist anywhere but on his computer – so let’s just pretend it’s got 1200 horsepower and goes 0-to-60 in 1 second flat.

Touge Drift

Touge Drift

Georgiy Stepanyan of Team Dragtimes weaves his way along the mountains of Ukraine in this wonderfully shot video. The drift along the U-bend is just mesmerizing. More in-car footage here.

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