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Performance Book Caddy

Performance Book Caddy

If you thought texting while driving was bad, try reading while riding: the Performance Book Caddy mounts to any road, mountain or stationary bike–extra emphasis on stationary, kids.

Harley Davidson Forty-Eight

Harley Davidson Forty-Eight

Harley Davidson’s Forty-Eight motorcycle fills out their entry-level Sportster line with a hot rod looker; it sports fat 16″ balloon tires, bobbed fenders, and a blacked-out Evolution V-twin.

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SDR WR3 V-Storm

SDR WR3 V-Storm

SDR Sports Cars’ WR3 V-Storm ditches its Apriia RSV1000 for a 300 hp Impreza engine, good for a 0-60 of 3s; the driver sits F1-style in the center with two passengers in the rear.

2011 BMW 3 Series M-Sport

2011 BMW 3 Series M-Sport

It’s purely cosmetic, but BMW’s M-Sport package for the 2011 3 Series will still turn autobahn frowns upside down with a sharper front fascia, dual pipes on the left side, and new 18″ rims.

Concept: NASA Puffin

Concept: NASA Puffin

NASA’s Puffin is a one-man VTOL aircraft with top speeds of 300 mph; thanks to electric motors, LiPo batteries and carbon fiber composites, it’s not only green and light but stealthy.

Trexa Electric Drive System

Trexa Electric Drive System

Trexa aims to offer the first fully-electric vehicle platform; the base AWD unit includes a battery and transmission with a 0-60 of 8s, 105 mi range, 4 hour charge time, and 100 mph top speed.

2010 ICE Trikes

2010 ICE Trikes

New for 2010: ICE’s Adventure, Sprint, and Vortex are recumbent trikes that differ in terms of seating height; all offer ICE’s CFT folding system, which folds in 30 seconds. Thanks, Chris!

Honda HSV-010 GT

Honda HSV-010 GT

Honda’s HSV-010 GT is now official: the GT500 racer will compete in the 2010 Super GT Series in May and sports a 3.4L liquid-cooled V8 good for 496 hp and 289 lb-ft. of torque.

2011 3 Series Coupe/Convertible

2011 3 Series Coupe/Convertible

Beyond the new headlamps, grille, and front fascia, BMW’s 2011 3 Series coupe and convertible get a revised N55 engine; the single turbo 3.0L I6 boasts a fatter torque curve.

QT Wildcats

QT Wildcats

QT is anything but cute: the offroad company has three new models, ranging from the street legal 300STR to the 4.0L Jag V8 400DKR, which placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the Pharaons Rally.

TommyKaira Nissan GT-R

TommyKaira Nissan GT-R

TommyKaira’s Nissan GT-R leaves performance alone but ups the aesthetic ante; the full kit packs a wet carbon front bumper and rear diffuser, F15 wheels, and optional dry carbon components.

Concept: Kolelinia

Concept: Kolelinia

Riding your bike on a tightrope looks precarious, but Kolelinia is actually a well thought-out and safe half pipe and cable system that lets riders avoid dangerous auto traffic.

WRX STI A-Line Type S

WRX STI A-Line Type S

Subaru’s WRX STI A-Line Type S is a JDM trim package, but that won’t dissuade Impreza fans; it boasts 18″ gunmetal rims, gold Brembos, Recaro seats and a 10 speaker audio system.

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Gemballa Mig-U1

Gemballa Mig-U1

Gemballa’s Mig-U1 is a high-flying version of the Ferrari Enzo, sporting a jet-inspired widebody kit and 700 hp; the interior gets upgraded too with a 7″ touchscreen and 950 watt amp.

MB Night & Grand Editions

MB Night & Grand Editions

Mercedes, the monochrome doth suit thee: the SL Night Edition sports a black matt finish with blacked-out lights, while the SLK Grand Edition features graphite paint with grey nappa leather.

Audi E-Tron V2

Audi E-Tron V2

Audi’s E-Tron V2 speeds closer to a 2012 launch with 204 hp and 1,955 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, good for 0-60 in 5.9s; it also gets an improved interior, heat pump, and regenerative braking.

VW Compact Coupe Concept

VW Compact Coupe Concept

It may not get your pulse pounding, but there’s no denying the clean, Audi-like lines of Volkswagen’s Compact Coupe Concept; the hybrid TSI/electric is roughly the same size as a Jetta.

Concept: GMC Granite

Concept: GMC Granite

GMC’s Granite is skinnier than the Fit, shorter than the xB, and lower than the Cube, but looks like it’ll eat all three for lunch; it’s made for tight city streets and sports a turbo 1.4L 4-cylinder.

2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus

Kinetic styling and 80% global parts make Ford’s 2012 Focus a C-segment contender; it’ll be available in sedan and hatchback with a 4-cyl 2.0L DI Ti-VCT good for 155 hp/145 lb-ft of torque.

2011 BMW Alpina B7

2011 BMW Alpina B7

With no M7 on the horizon, the 2011 Alpina B7 is as fast as it officially gets; BMW’s flagship sports a tuned 500 hp/516 lb-ft 4.4L V8 good for 0-60 in 4.5s and 21″ Alpina wheels.

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2010 SMS 620 Camaro

2010 SMS 620 Camaro

Steve Saleen’s SMS Supercars rings in the New Year with the 2010 SMS 620 Camaro; it supercharges the SS’ 6.2L V8 to 575 hp/600 lb-ft., with an X model pushing 715 hp/700 lb-ft.

Concept: Chevy Aveo RS

Concept: Chevy Aveo RS

The Aveo RS concept may just make a dent for Chevy in the B-segment; the hot hatch will get a turbo 1.4L 4-cylinder good for 138 hp/148 lb-ft of torque and a six-speed manual gearbox.

Concept: Peugeot SR1

Concept: Peugeot SR1

Remarkably tame for a Peugeot, the SR1 concept is a green, AWD-capable Grand Tourer; it makes 313 hp and 48 mph thanks to a 1.6L turbo 4-banger mated to a 95 hp electric motor.

Ariel Atom 3

Ariel Atom 3

Now available: the Ariel Atom 3’s steel tube chassis exposes you to the elements, but it won’t take much time getting from A to B: it boasts a 0-60 of 2.9s and weighs just 1,375 lbs.

OnStar Mobile

OnStar Mobile

OnStar’s Mobile app for iPhone, Storm, and Droid literally plugs you into your Chevy Volt: start or charge the car, lock/unlock the doors, or check battery levels, range, and MPG.

BMW M Power Meter

BMW M Power Meter

You don’t have to own an M to try out BMW’s M Power Meter for the iPhone and iPod Touch; the free app lets you calculate your own g-forces and 0-60 times–legally, of course.

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