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Leaked: 2011 Infiniti QX56

Leaked: 2011 Infiniti QX56

Hot off the presses, Inifiniti’s QX56 luxury SUV has gotten an overhaul for 2011, stealing looks from the EX and FX with its curvy front-end. Expect a beefy 5.6-liter, 400-hp V8 under the hood.

Donkervoort D8 235 E Roadster

Donkervoort D8 235 E Roadster

Fresh from Holland, the Donkervoort D8 235 E has a cool open-cockpit design, and an ample Audi-built 235-hp, 1.8 liter inline engine. There’s a 270-hp model too if you need more speed.

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GM EN-V Concept Car

GM EN-V Concept Car

This concept car design provides a glimpse into the future of auto manufacturing. The zero-emission GM EN-V could drive autonomously, and turn its two-passenger compartment on a dime.

Hummer H2 Bomber

Hummer H2 Bomber

Hummer goes out with one last off-road bang with GeigerCars’ monstrous H2 Bomber; it features Mattracks 88M1-A1 rubber tracks and a 6.2L V8 that makes 398 bhp and 423 lb-ft.

Flame-Throwing Scooter

Flame-Throwing Scooter

Colin Furze’s completely street illegal scooter burns rubber–and just about everything else; he’s equipped it with a “road rage” rear-facing flamethrower that shoots flames up to 15 feet.

MB SLS AMG GT3

MB SLS AMG GT3

Mercedes-Benz’ SLS AMG gets race-ready and racy with a GT3-spec version; it sports an FIA-output 6.3L V8 as well as extensive aerodynamic tweaks to the bodywork.

Fiat 500EV

Fiat 500EV

It’s official: Fiat’s all-electric 500EV is coming to the US courtesy of Chrysler, who will begin making the car in 2012; the zero emissions vehicle boasts an advanced lithium ion battery.

Magpul Ronin

Magpul Ronin

Buell may be a fading memory, but Magpul’s Ronin honors their 1125R by stripping it to its bare essentials with a girder setup and dropping 50 lbs while keeping the 146 hp Rotax V-Twin.

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

Subaru’s 2011 Impreza WRX goes widebody with a 1.5″ wider track and fatter 17×8″ wheels; also: a restyled front fascia w/blacked-out grille and a 265 hp/244 lb-ft turbo flat four.

Biologic Bike Mount

Biologic Bike Mount

Biologic’s handlebar Bike Mount not only protects your iPhone from the elements but can also pivot from portrait to landscape–great for snapping shots or videos while riding.

MX-5 Matte and Black SE

MX-5 Matte and Black SE

It’s Euro-only, but Mazda’s MX-5 Matte and Black Special Edition looks bad-ass in black; it celebrates the Miata’s 20th birthday in France and sports a 2.0L four banger with 167 hp.

Bullet C5 Military Motorcycle

Bullet C5 Military Motorcycle

Royal Enfield’s popular Military line gets a new Unit Construction Engine, a postwar form factor, and a nostalgic Battle Green/olive drab colorway with the Bullet C5 Military motorcycle.

Video: Ford GT World Record

Video: Ford GT World Record

Get a driver’s seat view of Performance Power Racing’s Ford GT as it sets a standing mile world record for a production car; it accelerates from 203 to 252.97 mph in 7.3 seconds.

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B+V 120 MY/X Megayacht

B+V 120 MY/X Megayacht

Sure, the B+V 120 MY/X may have its own beach club, but it’s the toys that make this megayacht: it carries a helicopter, a seaplane, an amphibian car, tenders, and even a submarine.

Bugatti 16C Galibier: Black

Bugatti 16C Galibier: Black

Bugatti’s secretive 16C Galibier gets a black reveal, and boy is it smokin’; it packs a dual-supercharged 8.0L W-16 Veyron engine, an eight-speed automatic and eight exhaust pipes.

Abt Sportline R8 Spyder

Abt Sportline R8 Spyder

Abt Sportline’s tastefully modded R8 Spyder adds a carbon grill, aprons, side sills, and spoiler while boosting the stock 5.2L V10 to 600 hp, good for a 198 mph top speed and 3.8s 0-62.

BMW M Bike

BMW M Bike

BMW’s M Bike aims to be the fastest pedal-powered bimmer ever with an aluminum frame, Shimano SLX crankset and Manitou Match fork; also: a leather fi’zi:k saddle with red seat inlay.

Atomik 500

Atomik 500

Alright, so Atomik Car’s 500 Abarth isn’t really on the moon, but with a 300 hp electric motor powered by LiFePO4 batteries good for a 0-60 of 5.6s, it’s as close to a rocket as it gets.

Triumph Thunderbird 1700

Triumph Thunderbird 1700

Triumph’s Thunderbird 1700 goes big bore in a big way with a 100cc bump, boosting it to a 97 bhp/115 ft-lbs 104 cubic inch engine; it’ll come with ABS and Phantom Red Haze paint.

2012 Ford Police Interceptor

2012 Ford Police Interceptor

Ford puts the Crown Vic out to pasture 9/2011 with the 2012 Police Interceptor, seen above for the first time; specs are under wraps but it’ll likely come in local and highway patrol flavors.

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2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon

2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon

Chevy’s 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon brings it one step closer to the ZR1 with carbon fiber body panels and carbon-ceramic brakes while keeping the Z06’s lightweight 7.0L engine.

2010 Geiger Shelby GT500

2010 Geiger Shelby GT500

The Germans invade Detroit with Geiger Cars’ 2010 Shelby GT500; a larger Whipple supercharger boosts the 5.4L V8 to an insane 799 hp/697 lb-ft, good for a top speed of 220 mph.

Innesenti Speed Trike

Innesenti Speed Trike

It may have three wheels, but the Innesenti is no toddler’s tricycle; each is built using F1 and Indy Car racing tech and is made out of carbon fiber with Shimano shifters and KMC chains.

BMW Z4 GT3

BMW Z4 GT3

BMW’s Z4 GT3 is official, and yes, you can buy it: it’s a track-ready Z4 with an M3 4.0L V8 that pushes out 480 hp, a six-speed sequential gearbox, ABS, and central-locking wheels.

ABT R8 GT-R

ABT R8 GT-R

Lean and mean, ABT’s R8 GT-R not only sheds 100 kg thanks to a carbon fiber hood, wing, door panels, and steering wheel, but boosts the 5.2L FSI to 620 hp, good for a 0-62 of 3.2s.

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