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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.

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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.

LightLane

LightLane

Tired of waiting for the city to paint bike lanes? LightLane will let you paint your own virtual lanes using a pair of high-visibility DPSS green lasers; they’re currently looking for investors.

Pulsejet Bike Engine

Pulsejet Bike Engine

Bob Maddox’s sweet but ridiculously overpowered bicycle is getting put on the auction block–specifically the twin 50lb Pulsejet engines that propelled his own ride to 73 mph.

Chinese Bumblebee Meet

Chinese Bumblebee Meet

We may make fun of Chinese-built cars, but this Bumblebee Meet is worthy of praise: a convoy of black-striped yellow cars does a lap around Beijing in honor our favorite Autobot.

45th Anniversary Mustang

45th Anniversary Mustang

In honor of the Mustang’s launch in 1964 and Lee Iacocca, this 45th Anniversary Mustang features a fastback bodykit, upgraded suspension, luxury interior and is limited to 45 cars.

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Cause: Re~Cycle

Cause: Re~Cycle

Re~Cycle collects second-hand bicycles and ships them to Africa, where they can be used as personal transport, ambulances and more; donate a bike if you’re in the UK, or money elsewhere.

Revealed: The Stig

Revealed: The Stig

The Stig, Top Gear’s enigmatic stunt driver, is finally revealed to the world in the video above. We won’t spoil you with his/her identity, other than that it’s a great day to be an F1 fan.

Brompton Folding Bicycle

Brompton Folding Bicycle

Weighing 20-28 lbs and folding neatly into a square when not in use, the Brompton Bicycle is designed to be easily taken onto buses, trains and airplanes with a minimum of fuss.

Reed Speed Mustang GT

Reed Speed Mustang GT

Reed Speed and Artisan Performance manage to squeeze out a thundering 700 hp with the Reed Speed SSE, a Ford Mustang GT with a reworked engine and manual gearbox.

48 Cylinder Kawasaki

48 Cylinder Kawasaki

Utterly insane yet freakin’ cool, Simon Whitlock’s 48 Cylinder Kawasaki motorcycle packs six 8-cylinder engines with 4200cc, a BMW transmission and six Jaguar E-type distributors.

Ferrari California by Edo

Ferrari California by Edo

Edo Competition’s tuned Ferrari California gets all the right engine tweaks yet still sports a fairly clean bodykit: a 40 hp bump pushes the 4.3L V8 to 500 hp, good for a 0-62 of 3.9s.

Ural T Sidecar

Ural T Sidecar

Ever wanted to relive Indiana Jones 3 or countless other WW2 epics? Ural’s T Sidecar Motorcycle does the job: it packs a 40hp 750cc engine and is the most affordable of Ural’s offerings.

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Chain Condom

Chain Condom

If you’ve ever had to transport your bicycle in the rear seat of your car, the Chain Condom is a seat-saver: it slips over the drivetrain, protecting your car interior from grease.

Scamander RRV

Scamander RRV

Its name could use some refining, but Peter Wheeler’s Scamander RRV is an all-terrain vehicle in the purest sense: it’ll carry up to four people on tracks, off-road and in the water.

Skeleton Bike

Skeleton Bike

Blue Flame Alley’s Skeleton Bike is disgusting, but we’ll give them a hand (or skull) for their attention to detail: check out the maggots and heart hanging from the partially digested torso.

Piaggio MP3 5000

Piaggio MP3 5000

Not your average Vespa, Piaggio’s MP3 5000 is its flagship three-wheeled scooter with a lean angle of up to 40 degrees; it tops out at 89 mph with a 492.7 cc engine that gets 55-57 mpg.

Land Rover: Fire and Ice

Land Rover: Fire and Ice

Hand-assembled but spartan, the Land Rover Defender finally goes upmarket with the Fire & Ice editions; each sports Recaro seats, Alcantara trim, diamond-turned alloys and more.

Times Square Pit Stop

Times Square Pit Stop

NASCAR’s Brian Vickers knows how to make an entrance–and exit: sponsored by Red Bull, he makes a full pit stop in the middle of Times Square, changing all four tires in 20.6 seconds.

Video: Inside A Tornado

Video: Inside A Tornado

You couldn’t pay us enough to do this, but TornadoVideos.net drives a modified 2007 Chevy Tahoe into the heart of a tornado and records the whole ordeal with a roof bubble cam.

Mini Cooper JCW WC50

Mini Cooper JCW WC50

The Mini Cooper’s JCW World Championship 50 edition is official: limited to 250 cars, each sports a Cooper F1 green and white colorway, Challenge alloy wheels and carbon fiber bits.

Zero MX Electric Bike

Zero MX Electric Bike

The Zero MX electric motorcycle is a motocross version of the original Zero S; larger 19″ alloy wheels, an upgraded suspension and anodized frame make it a seriously green dirtbike.

Husqvarna Panthera Leo

Husqvarna Panthera Leo

Made from recycled materials and powered by Li-Phosphate batteries, Husqvarna’s Panthera Leo concept is smart and green: an LCD shows speed, cutting height and battery life.

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric’s Bike Wheel Lights let you add 32 LEDs to your bicycle; it’s similar to SpokePOV, except it can display multiple colors and doesn’t require soldering. Thanks, Brian!

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