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Art: Audi Central Display

Art: Audi Central Display

Installed at the Goodwood Festival in England, Gerry Gudah’s Audi Central Display stands a whopping 105 feet high; it features an R8 on one end and a 1937 Streamliner at the other.

Google Autonomobile

Google Autonomobile

Not content to dominate Microsoft, Google’s Autonomobile takes on the car makers and takes out the driver: there’s no steering wheel or brakes, although it ironically includes a bar.

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Core77 Dutch Master Bike

Core77 Dutch Master Bike

Celebrating New York bike culture and local manufacturing, Core77’s Dutch Master bicycle is based on a Worksman cruiser frame and is hand-built by Brooklyn’s KT Higgins.

2010 Jaguar XJ

2010 Jaguar XJ

The 2010 Jaguar XJ is official: the all-aluminum chassis flagship sedan takes the design cues of the XF; the top model packs a 5.0L V8 with 510 hp, 461 lb-ft, good for a 0-60 of 4.7s.

Brooks Swift Saddles

Brooks Swift Saddles

For bicycle riders who appreciate name-brand cachet, Brooks is offering limited edition versions of its Swift Saddle in multiple colors; each celebrates various worldwide bike championships.

Video: Train vs. Tornado

Video: Train vs. Tornado

Proof that tons of man-made machinery are no match for the brute power of Mother Nature, this Train vs. Tornado video is a real-life disaster movie; skip to 1:00 to see it start.

Techart Cayenne Diesel

Techart Cayenne Diesel

Techart’s Porsche Cayenne Diesel lets owners keep their fuel economy and emissions low while addressing its power shortfall: 290hp, 465 lb-ft and a 0-60 of 7.7s (down from 8.3s).

Competition/Plus Challenger

Competition/Plus Challenger

Hurst sets its sights squarely on the wallets of Hemi fans with the Competition/Plus Challenger SRT8; you’ll get an Eibach suspension, Magnaflow exhaust and Hurst 20″ alloys.

Montague Paratrooper Bike

Montague Paratrooper Bike

You know it’s for the military when Montague says its Paratrooper has “no heat signature”; it’s a 24-speed “tactical mountain bike” that folds without tools in less than 30 seconds.

2010 Hennessey Z700

2010 Hennessey Z700

Hennessey throws one heckuva bone to track-hungry ZR1 owners with the 2010 Z700, upping power from 638 to 705 hp, dropping 60 lbs of weight and adding 300 lbs of downforce.

Top Gear x Ken Block

Top Gear x Ken Block

If mixing Top Gear’s James May and Gymkhana’s Ken Block sounds like a recipe for awesome, you’d be 100% correct: two of the three objects above really shouldn’t be flying.

Concept: Project Nomad

Concept: Project Nomad

Jason Battersby’s Project Nomad is an ATV with legs; assuming it’s a workable concept, it’d be more versatile over uneven terrain than wheeled rigs, making it a true all-terrain vehicle.

Pagani Cinque Roadster

Pagani Cinque Roadster

Decked out in red, white and blue, Pagani’s Cinque Roadster apes another American tradition: it’s an open-top Zonda R-based Coupe that keeps the same 0-100 km/h time of 3.4s.

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2010 Steeda Mustang

2010 Steeda Mustang

If you happen to own a Mustang GT, Steeda’s 2010 Sport Edition provides handling tweaks with sport springs, billet lower control arms, underdrive pulleys and Nitto NT05 tires.

PJ World Yacht

PJ World Yacht

It’s not as cool as the futuristic Infinitas, but the PJ World Yacht makes up for it with comfort: six decks of cabins, a gym, spa, movie theater and pool, plus helipad and anti-piracy measures.

Ogio Step-Up Ramp

Ogio Step-Up Ramp

Stowing your bike onto a truck has always been a two step process, so Ogio’s Step-Up Ramp is a godsend: it lets you temporarily park the bike while you jump onto the tailgate.

8-Bit Mini Coopers

8-Bit Mini Coopers

The Cool Hunter’s been busy, with both Transformer and Space Invader skate parks on the way; still, our favorite project is a pair of Mini Coopers decked out in neon 8-bit livery.

Video: Horten 2-29

Video: Horten 2-29

Before the B-2 bomber was Germany’s Horten 2-29, which NatGeo has recreated to test out its stealth abilities; the result? World War 2 London would have never seen it coming.

Porsche Sportec SPR1 T80

Porsche Sportec SPR1 T80

It’ll take you longer to read out its name than hitting 60 mph with the Porsche Sportec SPR1 TR80; 0-60 in three seconds and a twin-turbocharged 858 HP flat six = daddy wants.

Video: Jet Turbine ATV

Video: Jet Turbine ATV

PopSci’s John Carnett is a god amongst DIY men: he’s created a jet turbine ATV, called “The Whirl;” it gets 150,000 RPM with a 1300¬âˆžF exhaust and speeds of up to 60 mph.

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Mercedes E-Class Guard

Mercedes E-Class Guard

Mercedes claims their cars are built like tanks, but this video of an armored 2010 Mercedes E-Class Guard more or less proves it: it absorbs bullets and even grenades with aplomb.

Lamborghini LP550-2

Lamborghini LP550-2

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 finally makes the jump from AWD to RWD; it’ll likely pack a 5.2L V10 good for 550hp, a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 0-100km of 3.9s.

Jaguar XF Supercharged

Jaguar XF Supercharged

Filling the gap left by the 4.2L V8 XF between the regular XF and the XFR, Jaguar’s 2010 XF Supercharged comes out in October with a 5.0L V8 good for 470hp and 424 lb-ft of torque.

Schumacher Drunk Driving

Schumacher Drunk Driving

After being revealed as The Stig, Schumacher has already gone afoul of the law: okay, not really, but this video with opera singers, mud and a hooptie shows the dangers of driving drunk.

Video: Stig Scam

Video: Stig Scam

Playing off the UK’s mania for Top Gear, Australian TV show hosts see how far they can get impersonating the Stig and borrowing other people’s cars; the answer: oui, oui, monsieur.

Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Shelby has unloaded six new models, lead by the 2010 GT500 Super Snake: you’ll get 725 courtesy of a supercharger, a cold air intake system, cat-back exhaust and carbon fiber bits.

McQueen vs. Hamilton

McQueen vs. Hamilton

Two of racing’s most famous icons go head to head: yesteryear’s King of Cool, Steve McQueen, races modern-day F1 champ Lewis Hamilton courtesy of Tag Heuer’s Monaco LS.

Hublot All Black Bike

Hublot All Black Bike

Luxury watchmaker Hublot teams up with the Swiss cyclers at BMC for the All Black Bike; speed is in its DNA, with a carbon fiber/aluminum frame and ceramic-infused pedal bearings.

Peugeot Metromorph

Peugeot Metromorph

Life imitating art: Peugeot’s Metromorph concept is like Minority Report’s skyscraper-climbing cars; ideally, it’ll drive you up to your apartment and double as a balcony while parked.

Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE

Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE

Largely a sleeper mod, Ferrari’s 599 GTB HGTE is sparing on the exterior tweaks; this sport-tuned variant gets stiffer springs, an anti-roll bar, a lowered ride and faster gearbox shifts.

Corvette vs F/A-18 Hornet

Corvette vs F/A-18 Hornet

In the interests of suspense we won’t reveal the ending, but come on: a Corvette ZR1 vs an F/A-18 Hornet? MotorTrend’s “race” is a little silly, but still fun; the action starts at 8 minutes.

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