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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.

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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.

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.

2011 Porsche 911 Speedster

2011 Porsche 911 Speedster

Only 100 of the 2-seater convertible will be made, and will include a 3.8-liter, 408-hp engine with the X51 Carrera power kit, 19-inch wheels, and sell for about $200k. Get out your checkbooks.

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Hungry Funny Car

Hungry Funny Car

Here’s a lesson for all of you who work the pit crew at a racetrack. Don’t put your body between the lid of a funny car and the ground unless you absolutely have to. Otherwise, this could happen to you.

Porsche 928 with Jet Engine

Porsche 928 with Jet Engine

This mechanical chimera is a 1982 Porsche 928 fitted with a Boeing T-50 jet engine. Surprisingly, it’s specs are not off the roof – 365hp with a top speed of 160mph. And it runs on diesel.

Recycled Bottle Boat

Recycled Bottle Boat

The Plastiki, made from 12,500 recycled plastic PET bottles, sailed from San Francisco to Sydney in 130 days to raise awareness about the amount of plastic floating in the world’s oceans.

Q-VR Range Rover

Q-VR Range Rover

The guys at Design Q figured you must need a new SUV to go with your Explorer Jet plane, so they created this Range Rover, pimped out with a humidor and mini spa among other upgrades.

Mopar ’10 Challenger

Mopar ’10 Challenger

Based on the 2010 Dodge Challenger, the Mopar ’10 Challenger has a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, a cold air intake system, 20″ forged wheels, Katzkin leather seats and more. Only 500 units will be sold.

Art Deco Motorcycle

Art Deco Motorcycle

Frank Westfall’s bike is one of the most beautiful custom motorcycles we’ve ever seen. It was built in 1936, based on a 1930 K.J. Henderson. It’s probably more fun to look at than to ride though.

Atreides Yacht Concept

Atreides Yacht Concept

This design for a futuristic yacht by Yuk Dragovic features a retractable swimming pool that can put you eye-to-eye with the surrounding seas. Keeps sharks out, assuming they’re not the jumping type.

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2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer

Ford packed the new Explorer with improvements both inside and out. It has a newly designed exterior, improved fuel economy and a host of new safety features. Available this winter.

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

Mercedes’ restyled 2011 CL63 AMG features the new AMG 5.5-liter biturbo engine generating a maximum output (with optional AMG Performance Package) of 563 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque.

Save The Manuals!

Save The Manuals!

Help Car and Driver keep the manual transmission alive – it makes for a safer, more fuel-efficient and more fun ride. Don’t let your kids miss out on the thrill that only grinding your gears can provide.

Mopar Jeep Camper Trailers

Mopar Jeep Camper Trailers

Carry up to 4 adults and have amenities like a queen-size bed, a sofa, and built-in power supply. Choose from the all-aluminum Trail ($10,000) or the more rugged Extreme Trail ($12,000) Edition.

Audi RS7 Concept

Audi RS7 Concept

Adriano Mudri’s concept for the Audi RS7 maximizes the whole rear section (which contains the motor) as a distinct design feature and minimizes the LED headlights to simple lines.

Roehr Electric Performance Bikes

Roehr Electric Performance Bikes

Roehr Motorcycles’ electric performance bikes are available: the 48hp eSuperSport, the eSuperBike with 7.7Kw/h worth of batteries good for 100 miles and the RR with lightweight racing wheels.

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