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Volvo Demo Fail

Volvo Demo Fail

Known for their focus on safety, Volvo invited the press to show off the new S60’s collision detection system, which automatically applies the brakes to prevent a crash. Theoretically.

ABJ Explorer Jet Concept

ABJ Explorer Jet Concept

This concept design for a super-luxury jet from BAE and Design Q would have comfy chairs, a white marble entryway, and a pop-out “air deck” providing an elevated view of exotic surroundings.

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Ellsworth Nuvinci Bike

Ellsworth Nuvinci Bike

Ellsworth offers bicycles featuring the innovative NuVinci hub, based on Leonardo da Vinci’s original concepts. The derailleur is replaced with a series of tilting spheres to create seamless gear changes.

Koenigsegg Configurator

Koenigsegg Configurator

Whether you’re ready to write a big check or just window shopping, Koenigsegg’s configurator lets you check out the customization options for the Agera and CCX/CCXR supercars. And if you can’t afford one, you can always go for a model.

Audi EXO Concept

Audi EXO Concept

We’re not sure about the shoe-like footprint of the Audi EXO car when viewed from above. Andrea Mocellin’s “human-powered exoskeleton” vehicle might help Fred Flintstone’s aching feet.

BMW Z4 sDrive35is Mille Miglia

BMW Z4 sDrive35is Mille Miglia

BMW will build a limited edition of the Z4 sDrive35is Mille Miglia to celebrate its historic race victory, with 340hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6, 7 speed dual-clutch gearbox, M aero kit and 19″ wheels.

European Suborbital Shuttle

European Suborbital Shuttle

Dassault Aviation is in the first stages of development on VSH, a new suborbital civilian spacecraft. VSH will be capable of bringing tourists to the edge of space and will fly at Mach 3.5.

Alfra Vico Marino 52 Yacht

Alfra Vico Marino 52 Yacht

Cagnina Design has created the “ultimate weekender” Marino 52 Yacht for Alfra Vico, with luxe details like concealed teak seating, soft-top bimini and YachtStick wireless piloting system.

Falcon Kestrel Motorcycle

Falcon Kestrel Motorcycle

This gorgeous hunk of metal, leather and grease started its journey as a 1970 Triumph Bonneville. But the guys at Falcon Motorcycles turned this one-of-a-kind beater into a true work of art.

Luxe Mercedes Benz Helicopter

Luxe Mercedes Benz Helicopter

The Mercedes-Benz EC145 Helicopter is inspired by their R-Class car series and can carry 8 rich and stylish people. Features include wooden floors, TV, fridge and a goodly amount of storage in the tail.

Homemade Chinese Lamborghini

Homemade Chinese Lamborghini

Chen Jenmiao, a 25 year-old Chinese mechanic, decided that if he couldn’t own a genuine Lambo he’d build one. $3K worth of parts and materials got a finished product with top speed of 60-90 mph.

Bentley Continental Ultrasports

Bentley Continental Ultrasports

This beastly black car is the ultimate Continental. German tuner Wheelsandmore not only gave their “Ultrasports” great looks, they managed to upgrade the engine from 620 up to an astounding 702-hp.

The Real Ghost Rider

The Real Ghost Rider

The Marin Funeral Home in Puerto Rico made headlines after dressing up a young man’s corpse in casual wear and and then placing him atop his motorcycle instead of in a coffin.

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B7 Hi-Speed Hybrid Concept

B7 Hi-Speed Hybrid Concept

Designer Filip Tejszerski’s electric-gas hybrid would offer sports car looks and handling. Inspired by jet fighters, the car’s cockpit would seat driver and passenger in-line, instead of side-by-side.

2011 Audi R8 GT

2011 Audi R8 GT

Audi’s new R8 GT shaves 220 pounds off the prior model, and boosting the engine to a 560hp V10, helping it zip from 0 to 60 in under 3.6 seconds. Only 333 will be made, selling for about $255k.

Sox and Martin Cuda 2010

Sox and Martin Cuda 2010

Inspired by the 1970s Plymouth Barracuda stock cars driven by Ronnie Sox and Buddie Martin, Mr. Norm’s Garage applied the classic red, white and blue styling to a 625hp 2010 Dodge Challenger.

VW Electric Bike

VW Electric Bike

Volkswagen’s new no-pedal electric Bik.e concept is designed to be charged up by the car it is placed in, as well as to fold into a circle that fits neatly in the car’s spare tire compartment.

M55 Luxury Electric Bike

M55 Luxury Electric Bike

Hungary’s M55 is calling their EVO-001 the “Ferrari of Electric Bikes.” The off-road sport model will feature a 5 speed 1.7 hp powertrain and integrated 39.6V battery pack for top speed of 43 mph.

Lexus Hybrid Concept Bicycle

Lexus Hybrid Concept Bicycle

No production plans, but the Lexus hybrid concept bike sounds good: 240 watt electric motor with 25.9 volt lithium battery pack, frame constructed of carbon fiber and 8 speed internal gear system.

Epic Parking Fail

Epic Parking Fail

A driver in downtown Tulsa must have gotten the D and R mixed up on their shift-lever, inadvertently crashing their car through the 7th floor exterior wall of a high-rise parking building. Brilliant.

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Quadski Amphibious Vehicle

Quadski Amphibious Vehicle

The Quadski personal amphibious vehicle can go up to 50 mph on land, then drive right into the water and continue on its way, thanks to retractable wheels and a buoyant body design.

Gustav Skippone Custom Bike

Gustav Skippone Custom Bike

Belarus-based Yuri Shif built the mysteriously named Gustav Skippone around a 107ci S&S V-twin and transmits its 95 hp through a Baker 6-speed gearbox and Continental rubber.

Bentley Mulsanne Convertible

Bentley Mulsanne Convertible

Bentley plans to replace their Azure convertible with a two-door drop-top version of the Mulsanne. It’ll still likely be called the Azure, and will share the sedan’s 6.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with 505 hp.

Black Widow Steampunk Chopper

Black Widow Steampunk Chopper

We have few details about this concept bike, called the Black Widow and created by Solifague Design, but no matter – we admire the dramatic color combo and excellent steampunk style anyway.

Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa

Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa

The one-off Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa has a tubular frame and lightweight aluminum body. The 420 hp 4.2-liter V8 engine can go zero to 60 in under 3.5 seconds with top speed of 187 mph.

The Making of Florida One

The Making of Florida One

Just how long does it take to build an entire Boeing 737-700? In the bright, shiny world of Southwest Airlines (and with a smidge of help from time-lapse video), oh, about 2 and a half minutes.

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