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James Bond Car Auction

James Bond Car Auction

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 1964 is up for auction at Sotheby’s in October, to be sold with Q’s factory installed mods: submachine gun, revolving plates, tire shredders and smoke screen device.

Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car

Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car

BMW has announced that the 17th Art Car created by Jeff Koons will race where the first art cars did – at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 12th and 13th. Koons’ canvas is a BMW M3 GT2.

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Coke Zero and Mentos Car

Coke Zero and Mentos Car

Yeah, yeah, we know the Diet Coke and Mentos meme is so 4 years ago, but since this is the first time we’ve seen a vehicle powered by the fizzy stuff, we had to look. So should you, in 3-D.

Aquariva by Marc Newson

Aquariva by Marc Newson

Working with Officinal Italiana, Aussie designer Marc Newson has created this gorgeous luxury boat for Italy’s Riva. Only 22 will be sold, starting this September from Gagosian Gallery.

Automotive Acronyms

Automotive Acronyms

Ridelust listed some of the funniest car brand acronyms out there, whether it’s about expensive Bimmers, clunky Fiats or just plain ugly Plymouths. We’re surprised Toyota doesn’t have one.

Novitec Rosso Ferrari 612

Novitec Rosso Ferrari 612

Novitec Rosso took this top-end Ferrari 612 and did it proud with a boost to 560hp, and an array of interior and exterior refinements. Topping out at 202 mph, its speed belies its luxury looks.

Scooter Armor

Scooter Armor

Worried someone might steal your scooter? Marc Graells Ballve’s ridiculous looking security system covers your ride with an armadillo-like shell, protecting it from vandals and thieves.

The World’s Slowest Porsche

The World’s Slowest Porsche

The Ferdinand GT3 RS, aka the world’s slowest Porsche, has no engine so it’s quite the Fred Flintstone-style emission record breaker. This guy must get a ton of dates. Laugh out loud at 6:07.

X-Wing Honda

X-Wing Honda

Last seen at the recent Anime L.A. show, this Star Wars CR-X mod is every bit as awesome as it looks. From Yoda in the passenger seat to R2-D2 riding in the trunk, it’s the ultimate geek ride.

Strand Craft 122 Yacht

Strand Craft 122 Yacht

All our super-yachts should come with an 880-hp exotic sports car and a drive-out parking bay, right? We think so. The futuristic-looking boat’s 14,000 horses are nothing to sneeze at either.

John Deere Gator XUV 620i SE

John Deere Gator XUV 620i SE

The most bad ass utility vehicle we’ve ever seen, the 620i Special Edition adds extras like carbon fiber hood trims, 5-spoke wheel alloys and sport seats to the rugged 4WD 620i XUV. Golf, anyone?

How to Not Get Run Over

How to Not Get Run Over

While of us ever want to be facing a speeding car coming right at us, this guy not only manages to dodge a bullet by not getting hit, he does it in style. We can’t say as much for the driver.

BMW X6 Interceptor

BMW X6 Interceptor

This tricked out BMW X6 comes to us courtesy of Moscow, Russia’s Met-R and Zaoor Design. The Interceptor body kit gives the dull old X6 an infusion of much-needed aggression.

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The $8 Million Dollar Car

The $8 Million Dollar Car

The Exelero, a beastly one-off 2 seater sports car from Maybach, has a twin-turbocharged, 5.9-liter V-12 with max power of 691 hp, 752 lb-ft of very low-end torque, and a reported price of $8M.

Kia Soul Hamsters

Kia Soul Hamsters

An entourage of hip hop hamsters explain that we can go with this or we can go with that as far as vehicles go in this amusing advert for the Kia Soul. We kinda want the other shiny vehicle in the video.

Ecosse Moto Works Heretic

Ecosse Moto Works Heretic

This gorgeous custom bike from Ecosse is meticulously designed down to each component, then hand-built. Beauty isn’t just skin deep – the Heretic can zoom from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds.

Heynsdyk 2500 SF

Heynsdyk 2500 SF

The Heynsdyk 2500 SF is actually a kit car built around the platform of the mid-80’s Porsche 944. The design fuses influences from ’40’s and ’50’s racers and contemporary 2 seat roadsters.

Autopia Europia

Autopia Europia

Istanbul, Turkey will be the car enthusiast’s heaven once the Autopia Europia is built. At over 2.3 million square feet, the future “world’s largest car mall” will even have a rooftop racetrack.

Buy 1 Bentley, Take 1 Company

Buy 1 Bentley, Take 1 Company

This 1935 3.5L Bentley is a bizarre auction entry, and not because of it’s rare hood ornament. Along with the car, the winning bidder also gets Freestone & Webb, the company that built the car’s body.

TreMoto Monstrosity 620

TreMoto Monstrosity 620

Hacked out of a Ducati Monster 620ie by two U of Miss. grads for their senior project – and now a startup biz – this 3-wheeler is less likely to get you into trouble when cornering than regular bikes.

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Lambo Murcielago Quattro Veloce

Lambo Murcielago Quattro Veloce

Germany’s DMC has a carbon fiber-studded styling package for the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 called the Quattro Veloce, with cage for the V12 engine, racing seats and diamond forged rims.

Mercedez Benz C111-III Concept

Mercedez Benz C111-III Concept

Mercedes Benz used the C111 series to test new engines and other technologies. The 1977 C111-III had a 230hp diesel engine, and broke nine speed records. Why didn’t they produce this car again?

Benz-Inspired Racing Boat

Benz-Inspired Racing Boat

Mercedes-Benz and Cigarette Racing unveiled a new 46′ racing boat inspired by the SLS AMG supercar, with 552 cubic inch twin-turbocharged Mercury Racing engines that crank out 2700 hp.

Audi A1 e-tron Concept

Audi A1 e-tron Concept

While we don’t expect Audi to release an electric vehicle until 2012’s A2, the conceptual A1 e-tron hybrid will do for now. Despite its power source, the car could go from 0 to 60 in about 10 seconds.

Maradona’s Porsche 924

Maradona’s Porsche 924

El Diego got this 1979 Porsche 924 when he was only 19; he sold it just before he was transferred to FC Barcelona. It has since been owned by serious collectors, and is in very good condition.

2011 Triumph Sprint GT

2011 Triumph Sprint GT

Triumph’s latest sports/touring motorcyle combines performance and utility. The motorcycle is powered by a 1050cc, 130bhp 3cyl engine, can go 200 miles on a single tank, and seats two comfortably.

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