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Ford Focus RS 500 Production

Ford Focus RS 500 Production

Watch as Ford’s team at its Saarlouis plant in Germany puts together the stealthy limited-edition Focus RS 500. Want to own one? Unfortunately, all 500 units of the RS 500 have already been sold.

HXC BMX Wheelchair

HXC BMX Wheelchair

While there are plenty of wheelchairs out there for athletes, the HXC is a unique beast, providing physically-challenged riders with an BMX-like experience, going just about anywhere.

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Golden Audi R8

Golden Audi R8

Did you like the stealthy Audi R8 Valkyrie? Looking for something flashier? Then you’ll love this one, spotted in Moscow, Russia: an R8 wrapped in gold. Our eyes are burning from the shine.

Gary Fisher Gritty Bike

Gary Fisher Gritty Bike

The Gritty from Gary Fisher is a “bomb-proof” (according to their website) steel single speed or fixed gear ride with hybrid tires and urban style for a pretty reasonable price. Available Fall 2010.

DieHard x Gary Numan

DieHard x Gary Numan

New Wave performer Gary Numan conducts an orchestra of car horns playing his classic hit Cars, all powered by a single DieHard battery. Corporate America, this is how to make a viral commercial.

Marussia B1

Marussia B1

The Marussia is Russia’s first sports car. Featuring dramatic industrial design, the B1 offers up an ample, if not Earth-shattering 300-hp 3.5-liter V6, and can do 0-to-60 in less than 5 seconds.

ARC Rescue Chopper

ARC Rescue Chopper

Designer Leong Huang Zi envisions a future in which his duo-fan propeller aircraft is saving lives. While this concept military chopper will probably never see the light of day, we still think it’s cool.

Mercedes G-Wagon LAPV 6.X

Mercedes G-Wagon LAPV 6.X

The G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept, the latest armor plated military version of Mercedes’ legendary SUV, features a common rail diesel engine and adjustable suspension with 18″ ground clearance.

Bendable Bicycle

Bendable Bicycle

Created by British designer Kevin Scott, this unusual bicycle has the unique distinction of being able to be bent around a light pole for storage and security, then straightened back out for riding.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Officially the fastest production car in the world, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport has an all-carbon monocoque and a massive 1,200hp 16-cylinder engine, propelling the car up to 268mph.

Bimota DB8 Motorcycle

Bimota DB8 Motorcycle

Bimota’s DB8 Biposto 2 seat motorcycle offers Marocchi and Extreme Tech front/rear suspension and Ducati’s 1198 Testastretta Evoluzione engine with 170 hp and 97 lb/ft of torque.

The World’s Largest Skateboard

The World’s Largest Skateboard

The guys at California Skateparks recently unleashed this incredibly large skateboard, capable of holding multiple riders at the same time. Not the safest looking ride on earth, but still amazing.

The Astroghini

The Astroghini

The unholy offspring of minivan and exotic car, it’s one of the stranger vehicles to hit eBay in some time. The mutant 1994 Astro has a thrilling 4.3 liter turbo V-6 and 211,615 miles on the odo.

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eROCKIT Hybrid Bicycle

eROCKIT Hybrid Bicycle

The eROCKIT is a manually powered hybrid bike with top speed of 50mph. The pedals act as battery charger and accelerator; the quicker you pedal the faster it goes. (Thanks for the tip, Gumsandals!)

Renault DeZir Concept

Renault DeZir Concept

French automaker Renault isn’t known for their exotic styling, but their all-electric DeZir two-seater concept tells a different story, with gull-wing doors, and an aggressive low-profile cabin.

Mad Max Papercraft

Mad Max Papercraft

You’ve gotta hand it to the guy who designed these incredible papercraft models of The Road Warrior’s V-8 Interceptor. Choose a template with dirt or without. Mel Gibson action figure not included.

Mini Cooper Camden Edition

Mini Cooper Camden Edition

The Camden 50th anniversary package not only involves cosmetic upgrades; it also makes the Mini speak. The engine, climate and coach each have their own voices and can even talk to each other.

F1 London Pit Stop

F1 London Pit Stop

Last year, Red Bull had a NASCAR racer take a pit stop at Times Square. This time Londoners were treated to an exciting morning when F1 driver Mark Webber made a pit stop in front of Big Ben.

Dagger GT: Super-Fast Supercar

Dagger GT: Super-Fast Supercar

Can you handle a 2000-hp engine? How about the quarter-mile in less than 6.7 seconds, 0-to-60 in 1.5, and a top speed of 300 mph? Only 5 will be made in 2011, so get your checkbook out now.

Monster Mini One-Off

Monster Mini One-Off

Cummins has creatively crammed a 3500 hp, V18 diesel engine (you know, the kind they put in dump trucks) into an original Mini; it has more than 10,000lb/ft of torque and uses 12 turbochargers.

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Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla Roadster 2.5

The super car redefined: a lean, mean and green machine. A 288-hp AC motor combined with a carbon fiber body gets the Roadster from 0-to-60 mph in just 3.7s. How’s that for an electric car?

2011 Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI

2011 Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI

The latest in Audi’s zippy, stylish R8 line, the Spyder 4.2 FSI Quattro offers a sporty drop-top. The 430-hp V-8 cranks out 0-to-60 speeds in just under 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of 185 mph.

Jeff Zwart Takes Pikes Peak

Jeff Zwart Takes Pikes Peak

Will Roege placed a camera in Jeff Zwart’s Porsche GT3 Cup to capture this awesome in-car video of Zwart’s record-setting qualifying run at Pikes Peak 2010 for the Time Attack 2WD class.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R

The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R will be released in Canada and features an 8-valve parallel-twin, 42 bhp, 27 lb/ft of torque, 2 petal front brake discs and a GP-style underslung exhaust.

Maverick Flying Buggy Car

Maverick Flying Buggy Car

i-tec has designed a concept 1100 lb off-road vehicle called the Maverick, which becomes airborne via a big carbon-fiber blade reverse-prop 128 hp engine and an ultra-light style airfoil.

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