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Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 3GS

The “S” is for speed: Apple’s iPhone 3GS is out 6/19 and gets a faster CPU, better battery life, a 3MP autofocus camera, 30fps video recording, voice control, compass and 7.2Mbps HSDPA.

Video: Gymkhana Two

Video: Gymkhana Two

Inspired by Gymkhana Practice, DC Shoes’ Gymkhana TWO may be an infomercial, but watching Ken Block tear up the Port of LA in an WRX STI (with Rob Dyrdek) is pure driving bliss.

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Concept: Infinitas Yacht

Concept: Infinitas Yacht

Based off an animal skull, Schöpfer Yachts’ 300-foot Infinitas is Dr. Evil-ready; it features an elevator, helipad, and a pool with bridge–the latter filled with ill-tempered sea bass.

TRAC Assault Platform

TRAC Assault Platform

Based on an ASV PT-100 Loader chassis, the TRAC Assault Platform is modified for law enforcement with ballistic windows, armored panels, spotlights, and space for 6-7 personnel.

CODE X Yacht

CODE X Yacht

This CODE X yacht concept is a 47-foot catamaran packed to the gills with tech: LED touchscreens, solar/hybrid power, a GPS virtual anchor and twin F1 engines good for 710hp.

VW Amarok Pickup

VW Amarok Pickup

Named after the Inuit word for “wolf,” Volkswagen’s Amarok Pickup will come in double and single-cab 4WD versions; it runs on VW’s line of efficient common rail turbo diesel engines.

USAF Super Cars

USAF Super Cars

These U.S. Air Force Super Cars are nearly airworthy; the Mustang X-1 features a cockpit with ejector seat while the stealthy Challenger Vapor sports an IR camera and heads-up display.

G-Power BMW M3

G-Power BMW M3

Low-key styling on the outside hides flaming orange internals in G-Power’s BMW M3; it sports a massaged V8 that gets an 80hp boost to 500hp and a 199mph top speed.

QWERTY Bike Grips

QWERTY Bike Grips

Though these Aaron Ross Signature Grips sport an embossed keyboard, they’re less QWERTY and more for wheelies; look closely and you’ll see “Aaron Ross” and “Whip”, “Spin,” and “Hop.”

Indy 500 Race Tracker

Indy 500 Race Tracker

The 2009 Indy 500 Race Tracker is an infographic-lover’s way to watch races; it shows all 200 laps from start to finish, with cars shown in relation to their time behind/in front of the leader.

Mow-Aerator

Mow-Aerator

Show your neighbors who’s king of the sod with the Mow-Aerator; the 1.5″ spikes attach to your riding mower’s tires, letting you mow and aerate your lawn at the same time.

Bailey Blade XTR

Bailey Blade XTR

Things are looking up for Neal Bailey’s self-named Bailey Blade XTR: it now has private financing, a larger facility and a slew of new pics; it’ll pack a 5.4L V8 good for 750hp.

Mac Motorcycles

Mac Motorcycles

Using a 500cc Buell Blast motor, Mac Motorcycles’ four bikes espouse a rider-centric philosophy we can get behind (and ride on): Harley posture, flat-track manners and Ducati handling.

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2010 Triumph Thunderbird

2010 Triumph Thunderbird

Part Yank, part Brit, the 2010 Triumph Thunderbird is a mid-range cruiser for the US market but uses Triumph’s 1600cc parallel twin instead of a V-twin, good for 100hp and 115lb-ft.

Ariel Atom 500

Ariel Atom 500

As if their cars weren’t fast enough, Ariel’s Atom 500 sports a 3.0L V8 that churns out 500bhp and weighs about 90kg; this and a host of other tweaks brings it to 0-60mph in under 2.5s.

218mph Lexus LF-A

218mph Lexus LF-A

Lexus’ LF-A has finally cracked the 200mph barrier with aerodynamic and engine tweaks, good for 218mph; it’ll have a wider body and aero kit, like the Nurburgring race version above.

Concept: Subaru WRX STI

Concept: Subaru WRX STI

Subaru’s Impreza WRX has been many things through the years, but it’s never been gorgeous; this hunkered down WRX STI concept by Lars Martensson is indeed a hot hatch.

For Sale: Maltese Falcon

For Sale: Maltese Falcon

Not the eponymous MacGuffin from the movie, but the $138 million uber-yacht: the Maltese Falcon is up for sale and is the world’s largest and fastest personal sailboat at 289 feet.

24 Hours of Nurburgring

24 Hours of Nurburgring

This year’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring had a low turnout due to rule changes, but this set of 50+ photos is still droolworthy; Manthey Racing wins a fourth time with their Porsche 997 GT3-RSR.

Style Your Garage

Style Your Garage

Show your neighbors once and for all who has the best ride with Style Your Garage: it lets you Velcro tanks, fighter jets, racecars and other over-the-top objects to your garage.

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Video: F-35 DAS

Video: F-35 DAS

This video demoes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s infrared distributed aperture system (DAS) and is entertaining, enlightening, and just a bit scary; damn thing’s near omniscient.

Bumblebee Chevy Camaro

Bumblebee Chevy Camaro

This Bumblebee Edition Chevy Camaro won’t turn into your personal robot, but sports black racing stripes, rally yellow paint and Transformers badging on the wheels and inside.

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Do want, even if it’s across the pond: Volkswagen’s Europe-only 2010 Scirocco R gets the Audi S3’s 2.0 TFSI @ 265hp, XDS differential, lowered suspension and upgraded brakes.

Brabus E-Class Coupe

Brabus E-Class Coupe

The bodykit is nothing special, but this Brabus-tuned E-Class Coupe swaps the stock 5.5L V8 for a 6.1L; the billet crankshaft is good for 462hp, 453 lb-ft. of torque, and a 0-60 of 4.7s.

Audi Q5 Custom Concept

Audi Q5 Custom Concept

Audi’s Q5 cute ute gets some serious power with their Custom Concept; beyond the lowered height and widened track, the TFSI V6 gets massaged to 408hp, good for a 0-60 of 4.4s.

Icon Custom Landcruisers

Icon Custom Landcruisers

We’ve all seen Toyota’s modernized FJ Cruiser, but ICON actually builds original Landcruisers (albeit with modern tech); you can customize everything from the color to the wheelbase.

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.

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

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.

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