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Monster Tajima At Pikes Peak

Monster Tajima At Pikes Peak

Here’s Falken Tires’ footage of 5-time winner and record holder Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima’s winning run to the 14,000+ foot top for Pikes Peak 2010, in his V6 897-hp twin-turbocharged Suzuku SX4.

Top Gear America

Top Gear America

Whether you think it’s sacrilege or not to create an Americanized version of the BBC’s popular Top Gear, the History Channel is going through with it anyway. We’ll reserve judgment for now…

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2011 Ford F-150 Harley

2011 Ford F-150 Harley

The 2011 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson edition has a 6.2L V8 engine with 411hp and 434 lb-ft of torque, 22-in wheels and a specially tuned exhaust that gives out that “throaty V8 rumble”.

Black Trail Bike

Black Trail Bike

The superspendy Black Trail is an electric bicycle being made in a 667 piece edition by PG Bikes. Crafted of carbon fiber and other high quality metal, it weighs 44 lb with top speed of 62 mph.

MB SLS AMG x Isle Of Man TT

MB SLS AMG x Isle Of Man TT

This is the trailer for Manx Meister, “the world’s fastest 3D car film”. It’s nothing but footage of David Coulthard taking on the famous Isle of Man TT course on his Mercedez Benz SLS AMG.

Lotus Exos T125

Lotus Exos T125

Got a million dollars lying around? If you’re one of the 25 lucky ones to pony up their dough to Lotus, you can have this F1-grade race car and participate in Lotus’ exclusive Exos private racing league.

The Ultimate Papercraft Car

The Ultimate Papercraft Car

Done a promotional stunt for Epson, this full-scale replica of an Acura NSX race car was made entirely from paper (and maybe a little glue). We’d be more impressed if they could make it drive.

Lamborghini Presa

Lamborghini Presa

The front-engined Lambo Presa Concept, designed by Mohamad Monfared, Alireza Sahragard and Arian Moqbeli, pays homage to the GT 8-cylinder, aka the best selling sports coupe ever made.

The V8 Hotel

The V8 Hotel

The V8 Hotel in Stuttgart is a car-lover’s heaven. One of the “most unusual and exciting” hotels in Europe, it’s theme rooms are inspired by all things automotive, from racing to junkyards.

Moto Guzzi V12 X

Moto Guzzi V12 X

Well-known designers Miguel Galluzzi and Pierre Terblanche have uploaded their style at Moto Guzzi with the stunning V12 X bike concept, featuring supermoto-inspired styling and blacked-out details.

The VW Rollgolf

The VW Rollgolf

This mutant VW Golf has been retrofitted with a rounded steel cage, which allows its driver to slam on the brakes, and flip itself over. The in-car footage is just as much fun as the exterior.

Ostoure Superbike Concept

Ostoure Superbike Concept

If ever were produced, designer Mohammad Shojaie’s futuristic concept bike would run on an unusual 2WD drive train, and a helmet with heads-up displays, and even an A/C system.

Trek Broadsider Bike

Trek Broadsider Bike

Based on a post-apocalyptic graphic novel of the same name, Trek’s industrial design group created this tough-ass bike which looks both minimal and like it’s been through a war.

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Chrome Mercedes SLS AMG

Chrome Mercedes SLS AMG

If you like your cars extra shiny, your retinas are going to be thrilled with this gleaming SLS AMG, recently sighted at the German Grand Prix, created for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

World’s Most Spendy Motorcycle

World’s Most Spendy Motorcycle

The superfast Icon Sheene offers a 1400cc Suzuki turbo engine with 250 horses and 133 lb/ft at the rear wheel and carbon fiber wheels and bodywork. Only 52 will be made for a mere $160K each.

FireBreather

FireBreather

The unofficial descendant of the Firebird, the FireBreather is a 2010 Camaro SS customized by Classic Design Concepts and Exodus Pictures. The car will appear in the supernatural thriller Jinn.

Honda Jazz Packing: Hipsters

Honda Jazz Packing: Hipsters

How much hipster can you pack in a Honda Jazz? A lot: books, bicycles, typewriters and healthy doses of snobbery. Check out Honda Australia’s website and see what else was packed into a Jazz.

Cyglo LED Bike Tires

Cyglo LED Bike Tires

Can’t afford a TRON lightcycle? These Cyglo Tyres (yes, they’re British) have durable LEDs embedded into their tread or sidewall, providing the coolest glow you’ve seen on two wheels.

The Singapore Suite

The Singapore Suite

The Singapore Suite, on Singapore Air’s A380s, is a deluxe haven of tranquility. Fully isolated from the airplane, it has a real bed, 3′ wide armchair and multimedia center with integrated 23″ TV.

The Boston Bullet

The Boston Bullet

Mihai Panaitescu’s zero emissions Boston Bullet Concept Car is powered by 2 electric motors each at the front and rear and has a sporty drivetrain to maneuver through congested urban areas.

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Wireframe Motorcycle

Wireframe Motorcycle

This isn’t a 3D graphic rendered on a computer. Chinese artist Shi Jindian made this sculpture by crocheting steel wire around an old Chiangjiang 750 motorcycle, then somehow removing the bike.

How Traffic Jams Happen

How Traffic Jams Happen

Researchers at Japan’s Nagoya University had 22 cars drive in a perfect circle to see if they could recreate those phantom traffic jams that come out of nowhere. They did. We still don’t understand it.

Motorized Couch

Motorized Couch

Nick Homer and Steward Clyde of Brigham Young University made local news with their couch mounted on a broken electric wheel chair. Too bad motorized couches are now banned at BYU.

Lowrider: Whoops

Lowrider: Whoops

You know those silly lowrider cars? You know, the ones with the ridiculous air-jacks? Here’s a recently shot video showing off what happens when you push the whole idea just a little too far.

AMV-R Concept Supercar

AMV-R Concept Supercar

The AMV-R, Alexei Mikhailov’s concept supercar, is an acronym for auto motive visual racing. The design includes Italian and German styling; the power plant includes a twin turbo V-10 with 850 hp.

The $11,000 Car Wash

The $11,000 Car Wash

Gurcharn Sahota is 30 years old. His job? Washing cars. His office? His parents’ garage. But Gurcharn is no deadbeat – he’s actually a car wash connoisseur, charging up to £7,200 per wash.

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