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BMW M3 Darth Maul

BMW M3 Darth Maul

Swapping dual light sabers for dual orange-accented bumper vents, this Darth Maul-styled BMW M3 could kill Jedi with its ultra clean looks, carbon fiber bits and black 20″ rims.

Concept: Kvant Motorbike

Concept: Kvant Motorbike

Winter is just a melting memory in the northern hemisphere, but Patrik Petersson’s Kvant Motorbike is actually designed for urban commuters (and Aspen snobs) who live in snow climes.

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Ferrari F430 Calavera

Ferrari F430 Calavera

The Ferrari F430 will bow out soon, but this Calavera ensures it’ll go out in a tatooed blaze of glory; it sports a 707 hp twin supercharged engine, a 0-60 of 3.5s and tops out at 216mph.

Legends Dream Car Tour

Legends Dream Car Tour
$1,495  Buy Comment

Can’t afford a Lamborghini? Gotham Dream Cars’ Legends Dream Car Tour (6/9-6/10) lets you drive five and get driven by legendary stunt driver Valentino; see him in Top Gear above.

Veritas RS III

Veritas RS III

To debut at the 2009 Salon Prive, the Veritas RS III eschews a roof and windshield for pure speed (the passenger seat also seals up); it’ll go 0-60 in 3.2s with a 600hp BMW 5.0L V10.

Electric GreenGT

Electric GreenGT

This Electric GreenGT concept is both eco- and drool-friendly, with a carbon fiber chassis/fiberglass body, 450hp and a ridiculous 1,895 lb-ft of torque driven by Li-ions and solar panels.

DIY:Traveling Drum Kit

DIY:Traveling Drum Kit

Kudos to David Osborne for being ultra efficient: his traveling drum kit serves as both his ride and his gig, with a bicycle that can be transformed into a drumset in only 20 minutes.

BMW X6 Ambulance

BMW X6 Ambulance

We’d break an arm just to ride in this BMW X6 Ambulance; with a 407hp 4.4L V8 and LED lights galore, this xDrive50i will get you to the hospital before you can say gesundheit.

Video: Transmutant

Video: Transmutant

The artists at Transmutant are neighbors we’d love to have, even with their pink flying Land Rovers and giant, four-legged robots; Don’t Panic has a quirky interview with the troupe here.

Abruzzo Quake Ferrari

Abruzzo Quake Ferrari

Gorgeous yet going to a good cause, Ferrari will be donating the proceeds from the sale of the last F430 of its assembly this year to victims of the April 2009 Abruzzo earthquake.

Shelby Daytona Le Mans

Shelby Daytona Le Mans

Based on Superformance’s Shelby, Exotic Auto’s Shelby Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition features fender flares and 18″ shoes along with an upgraded suspension and interior.

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR

Its looks may not be for everyone, but the 2010 BMW S 1000 RR superbike sports a crowd-pleasing 999cc engine and a 404 lb dry weight, good for 193 hp and 83 lb/ft of torque.

WorldBike

WorldBike

WorldBike is open source for bicycles: it’s a network of designers who offer free plans for high-strength, longer-wheelbase bikes that are well-suited to the needs of the developing world.

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Camaro SS SA-600

Camaro SS SA-600
$69,000  Buy Comment

Artisan and Turbochargers.com’s 2010 Camaro SS SA-600 adds twin GTK350 turbochargers, a front-mounted intercooler, new exhaust system and remapped ECU, good for 600hp.

Modern Gullwing

Modern Gullwing
~$220,000  Buy Comment

An optical replica of the legendary 1954-1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, the Gullwing roadster sports a modern MIG-welded chassis, a 405hp 5.5L V8 and 7-speed auto gearbox.

Acrylic Lexus LF-A

Acrylic Lexus LF-A

The design language for cars is usually hoity-toity marketing speak, but Lexus’ “L-finesse” really comes to life with this gorgeous all-acrylic model of the LF-A supercar. Thanks, R.O.!

Video: FormulaSexta

Video: FormulaSexta

A mashup of Star Wars pod racing and WipEout HD, FormulaSexta was created to promote Formula 1 racing; trust us, if F1 ever looks like this we’ll be the first ones in the stands.

Concept: RoboScooter

Concept: RoboScooter

Winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, this RoboScooter is part of a fleet of vehicles that will reduce pollution by providing mobility-on-demand; think Flex cars on steroids.

Dartz Kombat T98

Dartz Kombat T98
$200,000  Buy Comment

The Dartz Kombat T98 looks like a Hummer, but we doubt your H2 packs RPG-proof doors and windows; it can also haul overly well-fed Russian oil barons with its 8.1L Vortec V8.

Modern Volvo P1800

Modern Volvo P1800

Harkening back to a time when Volvos were sporty, Mattias Vocks is aiming to remake the classic Volvo P1800; this one will pack a modern XC90/S80 4.4L V8, turbocharged to 550-600hp.

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MTU 4000HP Engine

MTU 4000HP Engine

At 4,000hp, MTU’s Engine Series 4000 isn’t their most powerful engine (their Series 8000 makes 12,000hp), but if you own a 7,200 ton frigate, this twin-turbo V20 will do the job.

Matte Black Audi A5

Matte Black Audi A5

With an extra 40 hp and 72 lb-ft of torque, this Audi A5 by AVUS is modestly tuned, but its sweet matte color scheme steals the show; it’s actually a foil wrap that plays wicked with the light.

Daytona 675 SE

Daytona 675 SE
~$11,580  Buy Comment

Limited to 150, Triumph’s Daytona 675 Special Edition packs the same 675cc engine as the 675, but you can personalize it with carbon fiber bits, a quickshifter set, footrests and silencers.

Eve Test Flight

Eve Test Flight

SpaceShipTwo takes another step towards suborbital flight with this test flight for Virgin Galactic’s Eve; the WhiteKnightTwo mothership is a twin boom aircraft that will ferry spaceplanes.

Elise Purist Edition

Elise Purist Edition
$43,995  Buy Comment

Lotus’ Elise Purist Edition isn’t all that stripped down–you’ll still get the 1.8L, 190hp 4-banger, AC, stereo and power locks–but with an MSRP near 2005 prices, it’s a tough value to beat.

M6 Hurricane CS

M6 Hurricane CS
~$475,000  Buy Comment

G-Power claims that their modded M6 Hurricane CS is the world’s fastest Bimmer coupe at 228mph, and with a twin-supercharged engine that pushes out 750 hp, we won’t argue.

Video: LB to SF

Video: LB to SF

On display at Cal Arts in Valencia 5/2-5/15, LB to SF is an art installation that uses a real bicycle to simulate a ride from Long Beach to San Francisco using a Wii controller and Blender.

Concept: Ferrari 599XX

Concept: Ferrari 599XX

The official photos of the Ferrari 599XX concept are out, and she’s a beaut: it’s the result of their road-and-track hybrid XX program and sports a 700hp V12 and 60ms shift times.

IF Mode Bicycle

IF Mode Bicycle
$2,250  Buy Comment

Areaware’s IF Mode Bicycle is clean, through-and-through: this lightweight commuter bike features sleek lines, no greasy chains and wheels that slide neatly together when folding.

Hollister Phantom

Hollister Phantom

German motorcycle customizer Hollister has oodles of bikes to ogle, but their crowning achievement is the organo-metallic Phantom; it debuted in 2002 and has been touring ever since.

WRC Rally Crashes

WRC Rally Crashes

Try as we might, we found it nearly impossible to stop watching this 90 minute WRC rally crash compilation; you’ll see cars flying off road, doing flips and narrowly missing crowds.

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