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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?

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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.

Pedal-Powered Police Car

Pedal-Powered Police Car

UK’s Hampshire Constabulary has revealed their new weapon against crime, a pedal-powered car that looks more like a baby carriage than a cop car. All we can say is “good luck with all that.”

UH-18SPW Hoverwing

UH-18SPW Hoverwing

Universal Hovercraft’s UH-18SPW Hoverwing is a flight-capable hovercraft kit. Yes, a flying hovercraft. It can go as high as 10 feet off the surface of the water, and a max speed of 75 mph.

Concept: E boardtracker Bike

Concept: E boardtracker Bike

Designer Vicente Jean-François envisions a future in which we ride around on zero-emission electric bikes. The curvy, minimal E boardtracker would hide its motors in its wheel hubs.

Driving in Dubai

Driving in Dubai

We have no idea where these clowns on this Dubai highway learned how to drive, but if we ever visit the U.A.E., we’ll be sticking to our air-conditioned learjets and yachts.

Xenatech Maybach 57s Coupe

Xenatech Maybach 57s Coupe

Maybach collabos with Xenatech to build a two-door coupe version of the 57s limo, with the same 6L 612hp twin-turbo V12 engine. The 57s Coupe will be limited to 100 units worth about $800,000 each.

Audi A9 Concept

Audi A9 Concept

Inspired in part by Santiago Calatrava’s València buildings, Daniel Garcia created this concept A9, featuring a unique electronic painting system that changes the car’s color at the touch of a button.

The Ultimate Road Rocket

The Ultimate Road Rocket

Tim Cotterill designed the Road Rocket trike over 30 years ago but only recently built it. It has a top speed of 200 mph, a massive 1000 hp and has a built-in parachute to slow it down, just in case.

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Custom Batpod Replica

Custom Batpod Replica

This 1:1 replica of Batman’s Batpod is equipped with a 650cc 4 stroke water cooled engine with direct port nitrous injection and tires that are 508 mm across. It’s such a shame it’s not street legal.

TATO Commuter Bicycles

TATO Commuter Bicycles

These bicycles have a space in the middle of the frame, large enough to hold a briefcase. The rigid frame protects the object, while the object lowers the bike’s center of gravity, increasing stability.

Jet-Powered Ford Mustang

Jet-Powered Ford Mustang

We’re pretty sure this classic Mustang isn’t street-legal. At least not in our neighborhood. Actually, this bad boy was seen being filmed for PINKS All Out. We wish we knew when to set our DVRs.

Volvo SC90 Concept

Volvo SC90 Concept

Nouphone J. Bansasine’s Volvo SC90 sports sedan concept has been described as having “immense amounts of convex and concave surfacing”, which is a long way of saying that it is damn sexy.

A Crack in The Windshield

A Crack in The Windshield

Things were going swimmingly for driver Mark Tapper in the Rally New Zealand until he saw a spectator drop his pants, causing unforeseen consequences. Tapper’s response is NSFW.

Green Speed Air Motorcycle

Green Speed Air Motorcycle

Edwin Yi Yuan’s Green Speed Air motorcycle is a concept land racer which runs on compressed air. A single gear rotary air engine means no gas, combustion or exhaust; also no gearbox or shifting.

L.A.-to-Vegas Luxury Train

L.A.-to-Vegas Luxury Train

Planned to launch in late 2011, the X-Train will ferry passengers from L.A. to Vegas and provide an entertainment package with sports bar and food and beverage service along its 300 mile track.

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Lexus Dark Ride Interactive Film

Lexus Dark Ride Interactive Film

Dark Ride from Lexus is an interactive film project featuring their new CT 200h hybrid, piloted by actor Norman Reedus, who is driving but taking directions from the person riding shotgun: you.

Brabus T65 RS Vanish

Brabus T65 RS Vanish

Formerly “just” a 670-hp Mercedes SL65 AMG, the guys at Brabus modded this bad boy, upgrading it with an 800-hp twin-turbo power plant, and sexing it up with a gorgeous matte-black finish.

The Car Mouse

The Car Mouse

Ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi used a webcam, two laptops, some LEDs and a big projection screen to turn this Toyota iQ into a giant, drivable mouse. We’re still not sure how your double-click.

ItalDesign-Giugiaro Quaranta Car

ItalDesign-Giugiaro Quaranta Car

The ItalDesign-Giugiaro Quaranta hybrid concept car was recently retrofitted taxi-style to shuttle fares around Rome molto veloce, with top speed of 155 mph, 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and 3.3-liter V6.

Aurumania 24K Gold Bicycle

Aurumania 24K Gold Bicycle

File under flashy: this 24K plated and crystal bicycle from Aurumania is handbuilt in limited edition and costs $103K. For you matchety-match types, there’s a 24K plated bike rack too.

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