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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.

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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.

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.

Cardboard Abrams A1 Tank

Cardboard Abrams A1 Tank

This insane vehicle was made from PVC pipe, chicken wire, over 900 zip-ties, and a crap-ton of cardboard strapped to a pickup. Total cost: $450. Driving a cardboard tank down the road: priceless.

Aston Martin DB9 Update

Aston Martin DB9 Update

The 2011 Aston Martin DB9 has a new front bumper, silver brake calipers and diamond-turned alloy wheels. A new Adaptive Damping System improves ride quality with the push of a button.

ICON CJ3B 4×4

ICON CJ3B 4×4

While it looks like an old Willys Jeep, each ICON off-road vehicle is meticulously hand-built with new parts. The CJ3B outdoes Willy with much-improved handling and a GM Ecotec 210-hp engine.

Jaguar NightShadow Motorcycle

Jaguar NightShadow Motorcycle

Massow Concept Cycles has transformed the Jaguar logo into an aggressively styled bike, with steel tube frame, Buell S3 1200cc V-twin, 17″ rims and jaguar mouth headlight. See how it rolls here.

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BMW X9 Concept

BMW X9 Concept

While 18 year-old Tunisian designer Khalfi Oussama may not have created the most practical concept car here, we give him bonus points for creativity and superhero styling on his BMW X9.

Motorcycle Jump Red Square

Motorcycle Jump Red Square

Using tons of dirt, Moscow’s Red Square was transformed into a FMX motorcycle track with performances from Nate Adams, Andrè Villa, and other international pros. See them in action here.

Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle

Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle

This custom-made, wide-body motorcycle for wheelchair-bound people accommodates both rider chair inside. Its 1170 CC BMW engine speeds its occupant from 0 to 60mph in 7.6 seconds.

Speed & Sound: Ferrari 599 GTO

Speed & Sound: Ferrari 599 GTO

4 minutes of jaw-dropping footage of three Ferrari 599 GTOs doing start-ups, revs, acceleration, and just plain being awesome. Sweet, sweet music to a car-lover’s ears.

Confederate P120 Black Flag

Confederate P120 Black Flag

The Confederate P120 Black Flag motorcycle packs the same parts as the original P120 Fighter – including the 160hp V-twin engine – but has a sleek black finish. Only 50 units will be produced.

Jaguar XKR 75

Jaguar XKR 75

In celebration of the British auto maker’s 75th anniversary, Jaguar has outed this limited-edition, with sleek grey styling, and a 5.0-liter, 530-hp turbocharged engine. Just 75 will be made.

1955 Bandini Siluro Sports Car

1955 Bandini Siluro Sports Car

One of the 46 known Bandinis ever made, this loud little racer still has all of its original parts intact, including its 750cc DOHC engine. A race- and car show-winning beauty.

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Audi Axiom Concept

Audi Axiom Concept

Created by designer Amar Vaya, the Axiom was created as an exercise designed “to introduce beauty to the implications of Audi’s tradition.” We don’t know about all that, but think it looks great.

Lotus RGB Edition

Lotus RGB Edition

Lotus honors their legendary engineer Roger Becker with the new RGB Special Edition for the Elise SC and Exige S; includes Sports and Touring packs and the 1.8 liter VVTL-i Toyota engine.

Trinity Euphoria Yacht

Trinity Euphoria Yacht

This 168-footer comfortably sleeps 10 in its 5 staterooms, decked out with the finest finishes. A pair of 2250-hp engines powers this luxury vessel up to 3000 nautical miles on a (giant) tank of fuel.

Rossi SixtySix

Rossi SixtySix

We are digging the split window the folks over at Rossi have included in their stylish SixtySix, a kit fusing C6 Corvettes with retro Stingray style. The cost for all those second glances? A cool $130K.

Auction: Austin Powers’ Shaguar

Auction: Austin Powers’ Shaguar

Feeling randy, baby? Or just never could get enough of Mike Myers’ shag-a-delic Austin Powers flicks? Now’s your chance to own one of the custom 1970 Jaguar E-Types used in the movies.

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