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2011 Morgan 3-Wheeler

2011 Morgan 3-Wheeler

UK auto-maker Morgan Motor Company is working on a modern remake of the classic 3-Wheeler, sold from 1909 to 1953. The featherweight can go 0-60 in just 4.5 secs on its 1800cc Harley engine.

Zero South Hummer

Zero South Hummer

Zero South and Jay Leno added a biodiesel generator that feeds power to four motors, one for each of this H1 Hummer’s tracks. It will be used in an expedition to the South Pole for a documentary.

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2012 Mercedes SLK Roadster

2012 Mercedes SLK Roadster

Mercedes-Benz is doing endurance testing for the 2012 SLK’s panoramic glass roof with Magic Sky Control; it works on plate condenser principles and becomes transparent or dark by pushing a button.

Walt Siegl Ducati Custom

Walt Siegl Ducati Custom

Bike customizer Walt Siegl was asked to modify a Ducati and make it classy but low maintenance. Siegl ended up practically building the bike from scratch, but the result speaks for itself.

Camioncyclette

Camioncyclette

Christophe Machet’s Camioncyclette provides a ton of storage space while still retaining the form a two-wheeled bicycle. Machet claims the bike can carry up to 330lbs – perfect for all your groceries.

Nissan iV Concept

Nissan iV Concept

Nissan’s entry to the LA Auto Show Design Challenge, the iV’s space-age looks belie its earthly origin – its synthetic ivy and spider silk frame is grown like a plant with the help of nanorobots.

Ford Police Interceptor Stealth

Ford Police Interceptor Stealth

Inspired by the SR-71 spy plane, the Interceptor Stealth concept has a “sleek yet sinister” look. It has a 3.5L 365hp V6 engine, 22in rims, and its interior is filled with hidden compartments.

Dekotora

Dekotora

Dekotora – an abbreviation of “decoration truck” – are heavily stylized and modified trucks most commonly found in Japan, popularized by a 70s movie about – what else? – a costumed trucker.

MV Agusta F3

MV Agusta F3

The middleweight MV Agusta F3 debuts in Milan during EICMA; it wows with its 3 pipe GP exhaust style tip, inline 675cc 3 cylinder engine, Brembo brakes, Marzocchi front fork and Sachs rear shock.

Perpetually Capsizing Boat

Perpetually Capsizing Boat

Julien Berthier’s Love Love boat was designed to look like a wrecked and capsizing ship; in reality, it’s a functional work of art with built-in motor, able to maneuver around the water like any other boat.

World’s Largest Private Jet

World’s Largest Private Jet

Rappers frequently name drop Gulfstream jets, but an unnamed billionaire just redefined high-class flying, spending $480M to have an Airbus A380 – a passenger jet – converted into a private jet.

Ducati Lightcycle

Ducati Lightcycle

We’ve heard a Ducati bike is likely to turn up in a cameo in TRON:Legacy. We wish this were it, but this red Ducati lightcycle was created by a fan with an active imagination and mad Photoshop skills.

Palatov DP-4 Go Kart

Palatov DP-4 Go Kart

Undoubtedly a rich man’s go kart, the DP-4 is designed to be easy and fun to drive, but it can be tricked out as well. Options include a 1400cc 200hp engine, and a proprietary AWD drivetrain.

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Fortune Hanebrink

Fortune Hanebrink

The Hanebrink is a hybrid electric bicycle. Its 8″ thick tires allows it to conquer all kinds of terrain, even sand, while its 600W electric motor can propel the bike up to 20mph for one hour.

Maverick Takes to the Skies

Maverick Takes to the Skies

You might recall the Maverick, a buggy-style car that could fly with the help of a fan and a parachute. After years of testing, the FAA has certified it, and we’ve got video of the car in flight.

2011 Volkswagen Eos Exclusive

2011 Volkswagen Eos Exclusive

The 2011 Volkswagen Eos Exclusive adds a sportier suspension and 18″ Vicenza alloys to the standard. Inside, there’s leather, black lacquer, special door sill plates and sport seats and steering wheel.

Car Pac-Man

Car Pac-Man

The Chevrolet Cruze shows off its handling and nimbleness on a super-sized Pac-Man level. A white Chevy played Pac-Man against the black Chevy ghosts (background song NSFW).

Lamborghini LP-540 Grn Goblin

Lamborghini LP-540 Grn Goblin

AMV’s tuning design proposal for Lamborghini Lp-540 features a 4 piece front bumper with carbon fiber parts, enhanced side cooling blade, and rear carbon fiber exhaust vent with f1 styled diffuser.

Cult Energy Challenger SRT8

Cult Energy Challenger SRT8

This pimped out Challenger SRT8 was made by Southern Hot Rods for Cult energy drink. Additions include an 8.3L whipple blower, front and rear wide body, and 14″ wide tires. See it in action here.

Rossin-Betin Vorax

Rossin-Betin Vorax

This highly stylized “supercar” from Brazil gets its strength from a tuned BMW M5 5.0-liter V10. The base model gets 570hp. The supercharged version offers 750hp and 0 to 60 in 3.6 secs.

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First Glide Flight: VSS Enterprise

First Glide Flight: VSS Enterprise

Check out Virgin Galatic’s first successful test of dropping and flying back the VSS Enterprise spaceship from its mothership, in its race to be the first company to offer commercial space flights.

RA Supercar

RA Supercar

Bespoke carmaker Wa-el Rizk is offering only 40 RA supercars with 6 or 12 cylinder Jaguar engine, curvaceous ’50’s Aston Martin racing car-inspired bodywork and sexy Herman Miller seats.

2011 Brammo Enertia Plus

2011 Brammo Enertia Plus

Brammo’s electric motorcycles get more and more practical with every iteration. The Enertia Plus has a top speed of 60mph, a range of 80mi. and a built-in universal electrical adapter.

Jeep Wrangler CoD: Black Ops

Jeep Wrangler CoD: Black Ops

The 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition is coming in November; it features mineral gray alloy wheels wrapped in 32″ off-road tires, CoD logos and an entirely blacked-out exterior.

2011 Nissan GT-R Egoist

2011 Nissan GT-R Egoist

We don’t always associate Nissan with luxurious sports cars, but this upgraded GT-R does have us drooling over its zesty 523-hp engine, enhanced aerodynamics and handcrafted leather interior.

Auris: Get Your Energy Back

Auris: Get Your Energy Back

This awesome 3D projection-mapped ad for the Toyota Auris Hybrid was made by Glue Isobar. LED, neon and filament lights were used alongside 18K and 10K projectors. Watch the making of here.

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