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U-010 Yacht Submarine

U-010 Yacht Submarine

Rub yacht owners’ noses in your even greater wealth with the U-010 Undersea Yacht, which has a huge deck for sun worship but can also submerge itself by switching from diesel to electric propulsion.

CR & S DUU Motorcycle

CR & S DUU Motorcycle

The CR&S DUU is equipped with the new S&S X-Wedge 1916 cc engine, and is the synthesis of a sporty European rolling chassis and a muscular American big twin engine. Europe delivery in 2011.

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GTHaus BMW M3

GTHaus BMW M3

Tuner GTHaus has given the BMW M3 some serious junk in the trunk with carbon fiber, Brembo brakes and coilover suspension. Besides killer rear arches and wing, it makes quite the demonic sound.

Morgan EvaGT

Morgan EvaGT

Out in 2012, the Morgan EvaGT is a sexy limited production coupe with hand-finished aluminum body and BMW’s 306 hp twin turbo 3.0-liter straight 6. 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and top speed of 170 mph.

Stone BMW Z4

Stone BMW Z4

Eric Brum snapped these pics of an incredible masonry sculpture of a BMW Z4 in Beijing, China. It’s a full-size replica of the real deal, with glass windows and an interior made from stone.

Smart Car + Monster Truck

Smart Car + Monster Truck

Put ’em together and whaddya get? This monstrosity, called the forfun2 – a tiny little 2-seater atop giant monster-truck wheels, cranking out a whopping 84bhp. See it in action here.

Custom Land Rover Defender

Custom Land Rover Defender

Aznom and Romeo Ferraris have tricked out the Land Rover Defender with custom paint, carbon fiber bumpers, leather/Alcantara interior and output increase from 122 hp to 152 hp.

MotoCzysz E1pc

MotoCzysz E1pc

This bad boy clearly isn’t a wimpy little electric moped. Nope, the MotoCzysz E1pc offers 10 times the battery capacity of a Toyota Prius, and 2.5 times the torque of a Ducati 1198.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT TdF

1959 Ferrari 250 GT TdF

Due to be auctioned off by Mecum, this majestic ride has won two racing competitions, bagging first in its class and third place overall at Le Mans as well as winning the 1000km Nurburgring race.

Ferrari 612 GTO Concept

Ferrari 612 GTO Concept

While we really like real Ferraris, Sasha Selipanov’s conceptual design for a 612 GTO has us drooling. On the other hand, we couldn’t afford this if it really existed, so it’s best left as a fantasy.

Video: 24 Hours of Nürburgring

Video: 24 Hours of Nürburgring

Tim Hahne covered the whole of the 2010 24 Hours Nürburgring using his trusty Canon 5D MK II. The result? 15,900 glorious frames of automotive porn from start to finish. Watch it in HD if you can.

The Shrub Rover

The Shrub Rover

We don’t know why he built a car inside of a bush, but Justin Shull’s Terrestrial Shrub Rover makes us think of Monty Python. Perhaps it’s a good way to meet those Knights’ shrubbery demands. Ni!

Mitusoka Orochi Premium Gold

Mitusoka Orochi Premium Gold

This limited-edition car from Japan’s Mitsuoka features, um, “exotic” Asian styling, and an unexciting Toyota 3.3L V6 under the hood. Still, they won’t miss you coming down the block in one.

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Triumph Hellfire

Triumph Hellfire

The Hellfire flat tracker conversion for the Triumph Street Triple 675 from Germany’s Motorcorner includes new thermoformed plastic body parts, 17” wheels and a BOS Performance exhaust system.

Monsterbike

Monsterbike

Clearly not the most practical of personal transportation vehicles, this crazy-looking bike gets its front wheel from a monster truck tire. Other than that, it’s completely normal, right?

Transformer Truck

Transformer Truck

Students at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts created this 32 foot-tall, 4-ton Transformer sculpture from the parts of an old truck. Don’t you want one in your front yard?

Bugatti Type 12-2 Concept

Bugatti Type 12-2 Concept

Racer X Design’s proposed 2+2 Bugatti Streamliner is actually based on the Bentley Continental GT platform, but it sure doesn’t look like any Bentley we’ve ever seen. Now if only it actually existed.

Coffee Powered Car

Coffee Powered Car

Created by BCC1’s Bang Goes The Theory tv show, the Car-puccino is the world’s first coffee powered car. The converted 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco has a caffeine buzz top speed of 60 mph.

2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X

2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X

The Harley-Davidson XR1200X will be available in the US in 2011. Featuring fully adjustable front and rear suspension, the bike can be dialed in to match rider weight, riding style and road conditions.

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.

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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.

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.

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