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BttF DeLorean Replica

BttF DeLorean Replica

Minus a working flux capacitor, this heavily modified 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 is as close as you’ll get to a replica of the car from Back to the Future; it’s now up for auction on eBay.

Video: Honda HSV-010

Video: Honda HSV-010

The NSX in all but name, catch a glimpse of Honda’s HSV-010 as engineers test it at the Suzuka Circuit; it’s production-feasible but track-only and packs a 3.4L V8 for GT500 racing.

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Pedal Brain

Pedal Brain

Pedal Brain is like Nike+ but for pro cyclers; it uses ANT+ to link sensors with your iPhone or iPod Touch, resulting in real-time position and performance data for riders and coaches.

2011 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Ford Mustang GT

It’s not quite official, but the 2011 Ford Mustang GT finally breaks cover and puts itself back in the pony car wars; it’ll pack an all-aluminum 5.0L V8 good for 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.

Hexatech F1 Sim

Hexatech F1 Sim

For $192k you could buy a real car, but the Hexatech F1 Sim is made for hardcore racers; it sports three 42″ monitors, 6 degrees of freedom, and the same KERS tech found in F1 cars.

Lotus Exige S Type 72

Lotus Exige S Type 72

The Type 72 celebrates Lotus’ wildly successful F1 car of the same name; it sports gold-stitched microfiber seats, gold and black wheels, an adjustable roll bar, and twin oil coolers.

Gymkhana Two Remix

Gymkhana Two Remix

Ken Block and DC Shoes have released a bevy of videos in recent days, but we dare you to try and forget the Artist’s Remix; also: G2 Director’s Cut and Block vs. Pastrana. Thanks, everyone!

The Roddler

The Roddler

They grow up so fast (and furious): The Roddler brings hot-rod styling to tiny tots with a billet-machined aluminum stroller, carbon vinyl leatherette upholstery, fenders, and chrome grips.

Concept: Transparentius

Concept: Transparentius

No, it’s not an excuse to tailgate, but Art Lebedev’s Transparentius concept is a simple (although pricey) way of seeing around a truck: a camera up front projects video on the back door.

Video: Adam Savage x SBU

Video: Adam Savage x SBU

Focus Designs’ SBU (Self Balancing Unicycle) gets an unofficial endorsement (and some wheeltime) from MythBuster’s Adam Savage; Adam’s analysis? “It feels like the future!”

BMW Z4 sDrive35is

BMW Z4 sDrive35is

It’s not quite an M, but BMW’s 2011 Z4 sDrive35is gets an extra 35 hp/32 lb-ft of torque (+69 lb-ft with overboost), a deeper exhaust note, M Sport Suspension, and light-alloy 18″ wheels.

Santa’s GE Sleigh

Santa’s GE Sleigh

Santa’s Sleigh gets future-proofed for the next decade above; basically a what’s what of future GE tech, this reindeer-less ride boasts OLED lighting, icephobic coatings, and sodium batteries.

Aston Martin: Carbon Black

Aston Martin: Carbon Black

Aston Martin’s DBS and V12 Vantage Carbon Black are back-to-back black; each sports carbon fiber/Kevlar seats, black leather stitching, and a piano black dash. Thanks, James!

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For Sale: 1995 Ford GT90

For Sale: 1995 Ford GT90

It sounds like a used car, but Ford’s 1995 GT90 is neither used or just a car: the 250+ mph concept supercar gets auctioned 1/21/10 with a 6.0L V12 and an all-carbon fiber body.

2010 Thruxton SE

2010 Thruxton SE

Triumph’s 2010 Thruxton Special Edition is a café-racer style bike with a powder-coated red frame, Crystal White paint, blacked-out engine, and a top-of-the-line 865cc parallel twin.

RaceChairs Cuff Links

RaceChairs Cuff Links

RaceChairs’ automotive-inspired cuff links let even desk jockeys stay at the track; they include brakes, shifters, steering wheels, and speedometers with silver polished silver finishes.

2010 E-Class Cabriolet

2010 E-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes Benz’ 2010 E-Class Cabriolet focuses on all-year drivability with an acoustic soft top, turbulence reduction, and neck-level heating; it tops out with the 388 hp E 500 convertible.

Audi A8 x Google Earth

Audi A8 x Google Earth

Audi’s new creme-de-la-creme A8 also gets Mountain View’s best of breed: drivers will be able to navigate in 3D using Google Earth on an 8″ LCD screen thanks to a built-in UMTS modem.

MINI Beachcomber Concept

MINI Beachcomber Concept

Love it or hate it, but you have to give MINI props for having the cojones to show off this Beachcomber Concept; it strips out the doors and adds AWD for a decidedly non-urban vehicle.

Copenhagen Wheel

Copenhagen Wheel

MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel is more than just a wheel: it uses regenerative braking to turn any bike into a hybrid and connects to a smartphone to serve as a personal trainer and navigator.

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Ikkar Transforming Yacht

Ikkar Transforming Yacht

Calling all evil (but eco-friendly) movie villains: Julien Anglade’s 150-meter Ikkar yacht concept is not only powered by solar sails but can transform into a larger vessel while at sea.

Kepler Motors Motion

Kepler Motors Motion

Kepler Motors’ Motion is a hybrid supercar with one law of motion: fast; a 3.5L V6 and electric motor each provide 550 hp and 250 hp, good for a 0-60 of 2.5s and >200 mph top speed.

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

We can see Steve McQueen tearing up the backroads with Moto Guzzi’s Griso 8V SE; it sports a 110 hp/85 lb-ft engine, blacked-out powertrain, stitched leather seat, and Italian colors.

RDSport RS46 M3

RDSport RS46 M3

The RDSport RS46 completely reworks BMW’s M3; it features an F1-style 4.6L V8 with stainless steel parts and carbon/Kevlar bumpers, plus an upgraded suspension, brakes, and rims.

9ff GT9-R

9ff GT9-R

Possibly the fastest production car ever built, 9ff’s GT9-R is an 1120 hp monster with a 257.2 mph top speed and a 0-300 kph of 15.8 s; the street legal car will be limited to 20 units.

Edo Gallardo LP600/4

Edo Gallardo LP600/4

Edo Competition’s Lamborghini Gallardo LP600/4 gets a new front spoiler lip and 600 hp, good for 211 mph; it also sports an adjustable suspension system and three-piece 19″ wheels.

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