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Mini vs. Porsche 911

Mini vs. Porsche 911

A couple of weeks ago, Mini USA president Jim McDowell challenged Porsche to a race between the Mini Cooper S and the Porsche 911 Carrera S. Watch the video to find out which car won the race.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

While this prototype SLS AMG might run entirely on electric power, it’s no slouch in the performance department, still cranking out 526 horses and zooming from 0-to-60 in less than 4 seconds.

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Harley Custom Night Train

Harley Custom Night Train

Check out this muscled up 07 FXSTB Softail Night Train with a Suzuki 750 front end, Fat Bob slotted aluminum front wheel, V-Rod front fender, chopped and recontoured rear fender and custom fuel tank.

SR Audi R8 Valkyrie

SR Audi R8 Valkyrie

The SR Auto Group pimped out Audi’s R8 with a Matte Black body and rims, PPI Razor carbon fiber front air dam, side skirts and rear diffusers, 20-in Advance One wheels and H&R lowering springs.

Motorcycle Jumps Jumping Truck

Motorcycle Jumps Jumping Truck

Russian FMX bike rider Alexey Kolesnikov undertook this incredible stunt for Red Bull, pulling off multiple jumps over an 8.5 ton Kamaz truck as it jumped its own 39-foot gap beneath the bike.

Rossion Q1 Kit Car

Rossion Q1 Kit Car

When Noble stopped producing the M400, Rossion purchased the build rights and developed the Q1 kit. It costs a cool $100,000 and some assembly time, but you’ll also get to 120 mph in 10 seconds.

Puma Urban Bike Collection

Puma Urban Bike Collection

The 2010 bike collection by Danish bicycle company Biomega for Puma includes 5 models that combine chosen aspects of continental and folding bikes, BMXes, cruisers, and fixed-wheel designs.

2011 BMW M3 Frozen Gray

2011 BMW M3 Frozen Gray

BMW marks the M3’s 25th birthday by releasing the US-only 2011 M3 Frozen Gray Coupe. Limited to only 30 units, the car is priced at $77,600. Call 1-800-245-4269 starting June 21,2010 to reserve.

Horex Motorcycles

Horex Motorcycles

Recently acquired from Daimler-Benz, German motorcycle manufacturer Horex is back again after a 50-year hiatus. It’s first motorcycle features a unique 200hp V6 engine designed by Volkswagen.

The Cardboard McLaren

The Cardboard McLaren

This incredible replica of a McLaren M8B race car was created by artist Chris Gilmour, entirely from cardboard and hot glue. The upcycled, but misspelled logo on the spoiler is a nice touch.

DeLorean Stretch Limousine

DeLorean Stretch Limousine

Perfect for taking prom dates Back to the Future, this stretch DeLorean DMC-12 probably can’t reach the 88mph to jump through time. Still, Dr. Emmett Brown would be proud of this insane build.

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.

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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.

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.

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