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Scubacraft

Scubacraft

In addition to his Project X watch, Daniel Craig may want a Scubacraft for his next Bond movie: it’s both a 50 mph speedboat and a submarine, able to dive up to 100 feet underwater.

Lotus Exige Scura

Lotus Exige Scura

AKA the Stealth for its matt black paint and carbon fiber bits, Lotus’ Exige Scura is limited to 35 cars; it uses the Exige Cup’s supercharged 257hp 1.8L engine, good for a 0-60 of 4.1s.

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40th Anniversary 370Z

40th Anniversary 370Z

Nissan’s 40th Anniversary 370Z celebrates four decades of the Z nameplate with a limited edition Touring Coupe; it sports “40th Quartz” paint, red leather, smoked wheels, and red calipers.

Funny: Turbo Encabulator

Funny: Turbo Encabulator

It sounds like car geek speak gone amok, but this indecipherable Turbo Encabulator video is actually an ode to one of engineering’s oldest inside jokes: read the full history at Wikipedia.

Halo x Power Wheels

Halo x Power Wheels

Using a Power Wheels truck, flux83 puts other dads to shame with a Warthog conversion for his kid; it’ll seat up to two mini-Spartans and includes a Vulcan made out of PVC pipes.

Aurora Velcro Straps

Aurora Velcro Straps

Now available: Aurora Collective’s Velcro Straps are designed for road or track pedals and handmade with industrial strength fabric; be sure to read Peregrine Cyclery’s first impressions.

iPhone: Viper SmartStart

iPhone: Viper SmartStart

You’ll need Viper’s $499 SmartStart system, but the SmartStart App lets you control your car via iPhone: start the engine, lock and unlock doors, open the trunk or set off the alarm.

Bicycle iPod Speaker

Bicycle iPod Speaker

Rock while you roll with a Bicycle iPod Speaker: it’ll dock your iPod inside a waterproof case that clamps to your bike frame and is controlled via a handlebar-mounted remote control.

The Art of Engineering

The Art of Engineering

Blindingly expensive, The Art of Engineering is a 35 lb. billet bound aluminum book that describes the building of an all-aluminum car based on a Shelby Cobra for Oracle’s Larry Ellison.

Mercury Ocean Skateboard

Mercury Ocean Skateboard

Mekanism teams up with artist (and break dancing champ) Olafur Eliasson for this sweet Mercury Ocean Skateboard; it features a rippled mirror coating and a 13-ply deck. Thanks, R.O.!

Mito x Space Invaders

Mito x Space Invaders

Alfa Romeo’s Mito supermini almost looks too cute to play defender, at least until it opens a can of whoop ass on gas pumps in this Space Invaders TV ad; it’s directed by Spy Films.

Avus Audi TT-RS

Avus Audi TT-RS

Draped in gorgeous matte-black, Avus Performance’s Audi TT-RS gets a 30% boost to 460 hp and 472 lb/ft torque; it’s thanks to ECU and turbo tweaks and is good for a 0-60 of 3.8s.

Honda VFR 1200F

Honda VFR 1200F

Clad in a futuristic, layered aero fairing, Honda’s new VFR 1200F is the future of their motorcycle brand: it’s powered by a 1237cc V-4 with optional dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Nissan Land Glider

Nissan Land Glider

Green with a whole lot of lean, Nissan’s all-electric Land Glider concept sits on four wheels but handles like a bike; a computer controlled steering system lets it lean into turns.

iBike Rider

iBike Rider

Keep your iPhone’s maps app in plain sight (and look totally badass) while biking with the iBike Rider; it’s a hands-free kit that includes a mic and a waterproof, wrist-mounted case.

WaterCar Python

WaterCar Python

It may look goofy, but there’s no denying the WaterCar Python’s street- and lake-cred: it can go 0-60 in 4.5s on asphalt and tops out at 60 mph on water thanks to V8 Corvette LS engine.

Concept: Toyota FT-86

Concept: Toyota FT-86

Smaller than a Nissan 370Z, Toyota’s FT-86 is a hot little 2+2 concept created with Subaru engineers; it sports a 2.0L boxer four with 6-speed manual, RWD and ADVICS brakes.

Gyrowheel

Gyrowheel

It’s a bit out of our age range, but the Gyrowheel is a front-mounted 21st century training wheel for mini geeks; battery powered, it uses precession to stabilize the bicycle.

Time-Lapse: ALMS Car

Time-Lapse: ALMS Car

What do you do when you destroy your original car? You build a new one in less than 24 hours: this time-lapse shows the Patron Highcroft ALMS team building an Acura LMP1 racecar.

Subaru Hybrid Tourer

Subaru Hybrid Tourer

Despite its crossover dimensions, Subaru’s Hybrid Tourer goes way beyond soccer mom-mobile: a turbocharged Boxer engine, two electric motors, AWD, and freakin’ gullwing doors.

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Amphibian Velomobile

Amphibian Velomobile

David Buchwaldek’s man-powered Amphibian Velomobile looks semi-normal until it rolls into the lake: it’s a watergoing trike with hydraulic steering and electric assist. Thanks, Chris!

2010 Triumph Rocket III

2010 Triumph Rocket III

Triumph gives its Rocket III Roadster 15% more oomph for 2010 with 165 lb-ft torque; it also gets ergonomic upgrades (plusher seats and new footrests) along with blacked out parts.

E-Wolf E2 Electric Car

E-Wolf E2 Electric Car

If you found the E1’s piranha-like visage too jarring, E-Wolf’s E2 features lines inspired by Lambo and Ferrari; it packs an electric motor that pumps out 536 hp and 738 lb.-ft. of torque.

2010 Brutale 1090RR

2010 Brutale 1090RR

With over 85% new parts, MV Agusta’s 2010 Brutale 1090RR is essentially a new bike despite largely subtle aesthetic changes; you’ll get a choice of a 998cc or 1078cc 4 banger.

Eco // 07 Bike Concept

Eco // 07 Bike Concept

We liked yesterday’s Evolution Bike Case, but the Eco // 07 urban bike does it one better: not only does it easily disassemble, but its wheels can be folded up via a system of pivots.

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