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2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

Things are looking up(scale) for the 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan, with lots of chrome and soft lines on the outside and a luxurious interior facelift; expect a new 3.6L Pentastar V6 as a powertrain option.

Garia Street Legal Golf Cart

Garia Street Legal Golf Cart

Santa, we’ve been good this year. Now please send us the 25 mph max Garia LSV (Low Speed Vehicle), fitted with street legal safety equipment and double wishbone front suspension. Please?

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Big Rig Drifting

Big Rig Drifting

Hot Rod Magazine met up with pro driver Mike Ryan to see something that was never meant to be done – big rig drifting. We swear we could hear the truck scream in pain as it whirled around.

25 Years of the BMW M3

25 Years of the BMW M3

The release of the 2011 BMW M3 marks the 25th year of the famed brand. In this rather subdued video, BMW takes a look back at the car that started it all – the first and the fastest BMW M3.

Cobra RS750 Scrambler

Cobra RS750 Scrambler

Danny Berg of Cobra USA pays homage to Honda’s classic CL77 Scrambler. Berg added new exhaust and a seat to a 2010 Shadow RS750, rounding it out with masterful painting and detailing.

Mini Paceman Concept

Mini Paceman Concept

No, we don’t mean Mini Pac-Man. Mini’s 208-hp AWD coupe concept looks like a Countryman with 2 doors ripped off. More details to be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Mission R Electric Race Bike

Mission R Electric Race Bike

Mission Motors’ latest electric superbike has 141hp and 14.4 kWh of energy. Its induction motor provides 115 ft. lbs. of torque, enabling it to go from 0 to over 160mph in a single gear.

MB SLS AMG E-Cell (Video)

MB SLS AMG E-Cell (Video)

Auto Express got their hands on a prototype of Mercedez Benz SLS AMG E-cell. It’s got more torque and less horsepower, but the real loss here is the roar of the stock car’s mighty V8 engine.

Lennon’s Station Wagon

Lennon’s Station Wagon

What could possibly make a 1972 Chrysler wagon awesome? Maybe the fact that this particular one was driven by John and Yoko to help them travel incognito. It just recently hit the auction block.

’64 Dodge Hemi Charger Concept

’64 Dodge Hemi Charger Concept

The first with the “Charger” name, it was used as a show car in 1964. Now restored, it has a 600+ bhp Hemi V8 engine and automatic transmission. The bad-ass look has been there since the beginning.

Radiator Decanters

Radiator Decanters

Replicas of classic car radiators – Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Bentley, Mercedes and Jaguar – that double as flasks. Drinking and driving don’t mix, but if you can afford these, you can afford a driver.

Factory Five Mk4 Roadster

Factory Five Mk4 Roadster

You’ll need an old 1987-1993 Mustang to the Mk4 Roadster kit car. Then, you’ll need about 200 hours of your spare time to convert your old pony car into this luscious classic Cobra replica.

2012 Ford Cobra Jet

2012 Ford Cobra Jet

Ford has updated their 2012 drag-racer Cobra Jet with a supercharged 5.4L V8, modified suspension, low-drag racing brakes, new black anodized wheels and a stickier set of Goodyear racing slicks.

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Porsche Classic Workshop

Porsche Classic Workshop

The Porsche Classic Workshop is dedicated to restoring even decades old Porsche models to their original condition, even if it means fabricating parts that are no longer being produced.

2012 BMW Series 1M Coupe

2012 BMW Series 1M Coupe

BMW’s compact 2012 Series 1M Coupe has been officially unveiled; it boasts a twin-turbo 3.0L engine with 335 hp, 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and top speed of 155 mph. (Thanks David!)

The Scottsdale Auction

The Scottsdale Auction

On Jan. 21 and 22, 2011, Gooding & Co. will host the Scottsdale Auction, boasting a mouth-watering collection consisting mostly of vintage vehicles. Execs, tycoons and princes, save the date.

Audi RB-1200 Concept Bike

Audi RB-1200 Concept Bike

Designer Gavin Harvey envisioned this Audi performance motorcycle, featuring sleek modern styling, and touches that echo the iconic brand, including the LED lights found on the sporty R8.

STaSIS Audi R8 V10 Spyder

STaSIS Audi R8 V10 Spyder

As if the stock 525hp engine wasn’t enough, the Challenge Extreme Audi R8 V10 Spyder has a 710hp turbocharged engine, better suspension, tires and brakes to help tame the beast.

For Sale: Aircraft Carrier

For Sale: Aircraft Carrier

Britain’s Ministry of Defense has put the HMS Invincible, an old aircraft carrier from the Falklands war, up for sale to cut a deficit. Bidders have until January 5 to make an offer, so get cracking.

Brabus SLS AMG Widestar

Brabus SLS AMG Widestar

Tuning expert Brabus have unveiled their custom kit for the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. The Widestar kit includes a carbon fiber body, ultralight forged wheels, and electronically adjustable suspension.

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2012 Audi A6

2012 Audi A6

Audi’s stalwart sedan is shorter, lower to the ground and weighs 176 pounds less than the 2011. While it tops out with a 295hp 3.0 liter V6, the 8-speed auto still does 0-to-60 in 5.5 secs.

Real Life NFS Hot Pursuit

Real Life NFS Hot Pursuit

Not to be outdone by the competition, this Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit ad features actual versions of the game’s cover stars: a Pagani Zonda Cinque and a Lamborghini Murcielago Interceptor.

C3 X132 Hellcat Motorcycle

C3 X132 Hellcat Motorcycle

Confederate’s new C3 Hellcat bike boasts a unitized powertrain casing carved from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and a big boned chassis/powertrain mounting system.

The 630 Horsepower Skateboard

The 630 Horsepower Skateboard

Tony Hawk is going to end up in the hospital pretty soon. V8 Supercars made him a huge skateboard with a V8 engine strapped on its back. Jump to 1:40 if you want to see – and hear – it come to life.

Climb Attack Brazil

Climb Attack Brazil

In a special closed event by Red Bull, top drift racer Rhys Millen slips and slides his way up the jaw-dropping serpentine highway in Serra do Rio do Rastro in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

LR Defender Yachting Edition

LR Defender Yachting Edition

Inspired by luxury yachts, STARTECH and Land Rover’s Defender 90 Yachting Edition features navy leather seats/dash, an Alcantara-covered headliner and polished wood floor panels. (Thanks David!)

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