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Tamburini Corse T1

Tamburini Corse T1

We admit it, Tamburini’s Corse T1 is bike porn; if you’re lucky enough to own an MV Agusta Brutale or F4, Tamburini offers carbon fiber and aluminum restyling kits for a few thousand euros.

Necker Nymph Submarine

Necker Nymph Submarine

Not content to conquer space, Sir Richard Branson turns his eye toward ruling the oceans with the Necker Nymph; it’s an open-cockpit winged sub that’ll dive up to 130 feet.

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Vath V63RS E63 AMG

Vath V63RS E63 AMG

Sinister and starless, Vath’s V63RS is a tuned Mercedes E63 AMG with 605 hp and 509 lb-ft. of torque (0-62 in 4.1s), a starless grille, 20″ forged rims, and carbon fiber inside and out.

Carlsson C25 Super-GT

Carlsson C25 Super-GT

It’s just a rendering at present, but Carlsson’s C25 Super-GT is the real deal: it’s a tuned SL65 AMG Black Series whose twin-turbo 6.0L V12 belts out 753 hp and 848 lb-ft. of torque.

G-Power Typhoon Black Pearl

G-Power Typhoon Black Pearl

Ahoy, Munich: G-Power’s Typhoon “Black Pearl” BMW X5 sports a supercharged 4.8L V8 that makes 625 hp/516 lb-ft. of torque, good for a 0-62 of 4.5s and a top speed of 186 mph.

Victory Vegas LE

Victory Vegas LE

Limited to 100 bikes, Victory’s 2010 Vegas LE rides on a torquey 106/6 Speed V-Twin good for 97 hp/113 lb-ft.; it also boasts a 106 graphic, blacked out bits and four paintjobs.

2011 Volkswagen Golf R

2011 Volkswagen Golf R

It’s not official, but the 2011 Volkswagen Golf R is more or less on its way to the US this year; it’ll pack a turbo 2.0L TSI 4-banger good for 0-62 in 5.5s (5.7s w/manual) and bi-xenons.

Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta

Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta

Official details won’t be out until Wednesday, but get a first (rather comprehensive) look at Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta; his new whip is done up for the 2010 Monster World Rally Team.

Video: Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Video: Audi R8 V10 Spyder

It may have a UK price now, but Audi’s R8 V10 Spyder is priceless in this smokin’ promo video; the open-top two-seater goes 0-62 in 4.1s courtesy a 5.2L V10 good for 525 hp.

2011 BMW 335is

2011 BMW 335is

Available in coupe and convertible styles, the 2011 BMW 335is is as close as it gets to an M3, with a power bump to 320 hp/332 lb-ft of torque and a temporary 370 lb-ft. overboost.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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