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The Scottsdale Auction

The Scottsdale Auction

On Jan. 21 and 22, 2011, Gooding & Co. will host the Scottsdale Auction, boasting a mouth-watering collection consisting mostly of vintage vehicles. Execs, tycoons and princes, save the date.

Audi RB-1200 Concept Bike

Audi RB-1200 Concept Bike

Designer Gavin Harvey envisioned this Audi performance motorcycle, featuring sleek modern styling, and touches that echo the iconic brand, including the LED lights found on the sporty R8.

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STaSIS Audi R8 V10 Spyder

STaSIS Audi R8 V10 Spyder

As if the stock 525hp engine wasn’t enough, the Challenge Extreme Audi R8 V10 Spyder has a 710hp turbocharged engine, better suspension, tires and brakes to help tame the beast.

For Sale: Aircraft Carrier

For Sale: Aircraft Carrier

Britain’s Ministry of Defense has put the HMS Invincible, an old aircraft carrier from the Falklands war, up for sale to cut a deficit. Bidders have until January 5 to make an offer, so get cracking.

Brabus SLS AMG Widestar

Brabus SLS AMG Widestar

Tuning expert Brabus have unveiled their custom kit for the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. The Widestar kit includes a carbon fiber body, ultralight forged wheels, and electronically adjustable suspension.

2012 Audi A6

2012 Audi A6

Audi’s stalwart sedan is shorter, lower to the ground and weighs 176 pounds less than the 2011. While it tops out with a 295hp 3.0 liter V6, the 8-speed auto still does 0-to-60 in 5.5 secs.

Real Life NFS Hot Pursuit

Real Life NFS Hot Pursuit

Not to be outdone by the competition, this Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit ad features actual versions of the game’s cover stars: a Pagani Zonda Cinque and a Lamborghini Murcielago Interceptor.

C3 X132 Hellcat Motorcycle

C3 X132 Hellcat Motorcycle

Confederate’s new C3 Hellcat bike boasts a unitized powertrain casing carved from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and a big boned chassis/powertrain mounting system.

The 630 Horsepower Skateboard

The 630 Horsepower Skateboard

Tony Hawk is going to end up in the hospital pretty soon. V8 Supercars made him a huge skateboard with a V8 engine strapped on its back. Jump to 1:40 if you want to see – and hear – it come to life.

Climb Attack Brazil

Climb Attack Brazil

In a special closed event by Red Bull, top drift racer Rhys Millen slips and slides his way up the jaw-dropping serpentine highway in Serra do Rio do Rastro in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

LR Defender Yachting Edition

LR Defender Yachting Edition

Inspired by luxury yachts, STARTECH and Land Rover’s Defender 90 Yachting Edition features navy leather seats/dash, an Alcantara-covered headliner and polished wood floor panels. (Thanks David!)

Subaru Impreza Concept

Subaru Impreza Concept

The mean looks of the previous version are gone, replaced by unexpected curves and edges. A new Boxer engine and other high-tech safety and entertainment features are in the cards as well.

Autum Minion Bicycle

Autum Minion Bicycle

Autum’s Minion bike has an overbuilt cantilever steel frame, double spring linkage fork, polycarbonate pedals, extra wide 50mm aluminum rims, and 2.35”  balloon tires. Limited to 7 units.

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2012 BMW 650i Convertible

2012 BMW 650i Convertible

If you liked the 6-Series preview, you’ll love it even better with the top down. The 650i ragtop has a 400hp, 4.4L V8, and a 0-to-60 time of 4.9 secs with either the manual or 8-speed automatic.

Porsche Cayman R

Porsche Cayman R

The lightweight Cayman R bests the Cayman S, bulking up its 3.4 liter V6 to 330hp, and 120 lb. weight loss to provide 0 to 60 times around 5 seconds flat, lower with the 7-speed Sport Chrono.

2011 Challenger SRT8 392

2011 Challenger SRT8 392

The 392 HEMI V-8 in the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 pumps out a supremely beefy 470 hp and 470 lb/ft of torque, in addition to having highly damped shocks, 20″ rims and a throatier exhaust.

Nemesis Electric Supercar

Nemesis Electric Supercar

Faster than a V12 Ferrari, the Nemesis (based on a rebuilt Lotus Exige) does 0-100 in 8.5 seconds and can reach 170 mph. Earth-friendly bonus: it’s powered entirely by 100% green electricity.

The New Double-Decker Bus

The New Double-Decker Bus

London mayor Gary Busey Boris Johnson recently unveiled the updated version of the city’s iconic double-decker bus, aka the Routemaster. It seats 87 passengers and has an open platform in back.

Formula One Couple

Formula One Couple

What happens when a Formula One driver takes his wife for an unexpected high-speed spin in his car, and secretly videos the whole thing? This. We don’t think she’ll ever drive with him again.

The Flying Car

The Flying Car

Designed by a team from MIT, this 100 hp, 4 cylinder vehicle converts from a street legal automobile to a Light Sport aircraft in 30 seconds and easily stores in a garage. (Thanks Ron!)

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Jet Powered Mountain Bike

Jet Powered Mountain Bike

We’ve decided that we’re willing to trade leg strength and stamina for fireproof bike shorts and ear plugs (once) to ride on this AMT Micro Turbine engine-powered mountain bike. (Thanks Ugo!)

The New Lancia Stratos

The New Lancia Stratos

The Lancia Stratos HF was a leader on the 1970s rally circuit. This one-of-a-kind remake apes the original’s styling, but built from components from a modern Ferarri 430, along with a zesty 4.3L V8.

Honeymoon In Space

Honeymoon In Space

Yelken Octuri is trying to make it possible for us to experience weightless sex with his Honeymoon space shuttle concept, which will allow 5 couples a 48 hour private experience in zero gravity.

2012 Range Rover Evoque

2012 Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover gives its SUVs a makeover with this 5-door mid-sized model with sporty looks, a zippy 240-hp Ford EcoBoost engine, and a cabin loaded with modern technology.

Aprilia Tuono V4R Naked Bike

Aprilia Tuono V4R Naked Bike

Aprilia’s Tuono V4R 162 hp naked bike, based on the RSV4, is sexy and loaded with technology, like an advanced traction control system that senses the type of tires on the bike to optimize itself.

Gillet Vertigo.5 Spirit

Gillet Vertigo.5 Spirit

Belgium’s Gillet Vertigo supercar is back, and this time with a new 4.2L V8 engine sourced from Maserati packing 420 horses and promising even more extreme performance: all for just $265K.

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