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Honda V4 Concept

Honda V4 Concept

In celebration of Honda’s 60th anniversary, this V4 sportbike concept is a peek into the near future and is based around a V4 motor; we’re most intrigued by those funky hubless wheels.

2009 Alfa Romeo 8C

2009 Alfa Romeo 8C

Alfa Romeo is back in the US, but the first batch of their 500 8C Competizione coupes have already sold out. Missed ’em? The second batch of Spider open air roadsters arrives in 2010.

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Concept: Peugeot HYmotion3

Concept: Peugeot HYmotion3

From sporty to econo: Peugeot’s HYmotion3 concept is a far cry from yesterday’s HYmotion4, but with 118 mpg and 29bhp on tap, this hybrid scooter is a perfect fit for city dwellers.

Peugot RC HYmotion4

Peugot RC HYmotion4

While we were mildly disappointed by Lambo’s Estoque, Peugeot’s RC Hymotion4 concept is a stunner in terms of looks, mileage and speed: it gets 52.3 mpg and goes 0-60 in 4s.

das Panzerbike

das Panzerbike

The Germans are known for producing solid goods, and das Panzerbike is no exception: touted as the world’s heaviest bike at 4.7 tons it’s powered by a 12 cylinder tank engine.

2009 Mazda MX-5

2009 Mazda MX-5

Always eager to gobble up twisties, Mazda’s 2009 MX-5 receives a 500 rpm rev limit boost, a crisper, sportier engine note, a refreshed give-point grille and wider rear bumper.

BuggyRollin vs. Motorcycle

BuggyRollin vs. Motorcycle

Yet another crazy French bastard, above is a video of human bobsled Jean-Yves Blondeau (aka BuggyRollin) racing Japanese biker George Takahashi. Staged, but still fun.

Honda DN-01

Honda DN-01

Honda’s DN-01 is designed to rope-in riders looking for alternatives to gas guzzling cars. It gets an automatic transmission with manual shift mode, low seat height, and storage.

Lamborghini Estoque

Lamborghini Estoque

After weeks of teases, Lamborghini has dropped a slew of pics for its four-door Estoque concept; it’s basically a sedan coupe like Mercedes’ CLS, albeit with a V10 engine.

Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar XKR-S

Limited to 200 cars and Europe, Jaguar’s XKR-S is their fastest ever, going 0-60 in 5.2s with a 420HP 4.2L V8. Curiously, it’s an auto although it’ll get Jag’s sequential shift system.

Kawasaki ZX-14

Kawasaki ZX-14

Kawasaki’s 2009 ZX-14 one-ups Aprilia’s RSV4 with four headlights; bugeyes aside, it stays at 193bhp with a 1352cc DOHC engine but will get bronze, green and black paint jobs.

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition

Marrying two of its youngest franchises, Microsoft will be releasing a special edition Zune 120 for Gears of War 2 fans, with a laser-etched “Crimson Omen” and 244 bits of media.

Concept: GTbyCITROEN

Concept: GTbyCITROEN

As the name implies, GTbyCITROEN is a collab between Citroen and Gran Turismo’s Polyphony; the rendered pics look cool, but we’re having a hard time with those fish gills.

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Venza Sportlux

Venza Sportlux

Combining “Toyota” and “station wagon” is a surefire way to induce coma, but this SEMA SportLux Venza by Street Image looks pretty tight with huge rims, and lowered bodykit.

Pics: Singapore Night Race

Pics: Singapore Night Race

Singapore’s historic F1 Night Race is over, and with it Jalopnik has posted a nice gallery of pics. The full results are here, but quickly: Renault’s Fernando Alonso won with 1:56:16.

MB SLR McLaren 722 S

MB SLR McLaren 722 S

We dare you not to drool: Mercedes’ McLaren SLR 722 S roadster gets a 650 HP 5.5L V8 that tops out at 220.6 mph. Its soft top can handle up to 200 mph and the body is all carbon fiber.

Brudeli Leanster 654L

Brudeli Leanster 654L

Brudeli’s Leanster 645L trike is one of the stranger vehicles we’ve seen; based on a KTM 690 Supermoto, it can lean at up to 45 degrees, which translates to some mad cornering.

Maserati GT MC Corse

Maserati GT MC Corse

Maserati’s GranTurismo MC Corse concept is bred for the racetrack, with 450 HP 4.7L V8, a ground-hugging aero kit, supersized brake discs and monobloc racing calipers.

Concept: Mitsu MMR25

Concept: Mitsu MMR25

The slalom will be a cakewalk for Mitsubishi’s MMR25 concept: each wheel is composed of eight smaller wheels, allowing for omnidirectional steering and amazing cornering.

Delta 7 Ascend Bike

Delta 7 Ascend Bike

Delta 7 Sport’s Ascend mountain bike features an “IsoTruss” lattice that isn’t just for show; it’s made with carbon fiber and kevlar, allowing for a frame that weighs just 1.8 lbs.

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2009 Ducati Monster 1100

2009 Ducati Monster 1100

The 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 is ugly especially with those dual exhaust cannons, but with an 1100cc air-cooled engine you may not care; the naked bike makes 95bhp and nearly 80 lb-ft.

Volkswagen GTI MK VI

Volkswagen GTI MK VI

It’s official: these pics reveal Volkswagen’s GTI MK VI, which will get a 2.0L TFSI four-banger with 210 HP and 207 lb-ft of torque. It should arrive Summer ’09, just ahead of the Golf VI.

Concept: Ferrari Motorcycle

Concept: Ferrari Motorcycle

Amir Glinik’s Ferrari Motorcycle concept requires creative engineering in the form of a “sliced” V4 from a Ferrari engine, repositioned oil sump and a two-arm radial mechanism.

2009 BMW 7 Series

2009 BMW 7 Series

Above are the latest shots of BMW’s 2009 flagship 7 Series sedan, in advance of the Paris Motor Show. Although conservative, It’s starting to grow on us, especially without the Bangle butt.

2010 Audi S4

2010 Audi S4

The 2010 Audi S4 debuts in Paris next week, and boy is it drool-worthy, with a supercharged 3.0L V6 spec’d at 333 hp and 325 lb.-ft. of torque; expect it in the US in Fall ’09.

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

The 599cc 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has been massaged to be lighter, faster and more precise; most of this comes from Big Piston Front fork tech and a host of engine tweaks.

2009 Aprilia RSV4

2009 Aprilia RSV4

Aprilia’s 2009 RSV4 is official, with a funky triple headlight cluster (the air intakes are below). The RSV4 will be in the $20k range with a 999cc V-four engine that makes 190bhp(ish).

Saab 9-X Air BioHybrid

Saab 9-X Air BioHybrid

A convertible version of Saab’s 9-X concept, the Air BioHybrid features a flat-folding canopy top; it’s powered by a 1.4L Saab BioPower engine that runs on 100 percent ethanol.

BEO Aston Martin Speakers

BEO Aston Martin Speakers

Bang & Olufsen’s saucer-shaped speakers (link: BeoLab 5) are now available in the Aston Martin DBS and DB9; each car will have two of these tweeters which retract when not in use.

K.O7 Roadster

K.O7 Roadster

Ken Okuyama’s K.O7 supercar is finally going on sale 11/1, with a price tag set at $185k. This is a no-frills racer, with aerospace dry carbon and aluminum panels throughout.

Video: Citreon C4 Robot

Video: Citreon C4 Robot

Citroen has a groovy ad up for their 2010 New Look Citroen C4, remixing Transformers and Travolta. It’s set in New York, which is ironic since Citroens aren’t sold in America.

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