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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.

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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.

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.

Beer & Pizza Bike

Beer & Pizza Bike

Oh Beer & Pizza Bike, where have you been our entire lives: created by Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewing, it’s a pedal-powered bar with two kegs and a pizza compartment.

Evolution Bike Case

Evolution Bike Case

Good by plane, train, car, or boat, Aerotech’s Evolution Bike Case is an all-in-one carrier made out of shock-resistant ABS plastic; it’ll hold your entire bicycle (up to a 64 cm frame).

CNG Ford Street-Rod

CNG Ford Street-Rod

AFVTech’s Ford Street-Rod is almost too good to be true: it combines a 600 hp Chevy LS7 7.0L V8, a low-emission compressed natural gas setup, and a head-turning chopped top.

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Concept: BMW Lovos

Concept: BMW Lovos

Anne Forschner’s BMW Lovos is what car concepts are all about: it may look creatively insane, but each of its 260 hinged pieces are solar photovoltaic cells that double as air brakes.

2011 Ford Super Duty

2011 Ford Super Duty

Its large schnoz will inhale a Smart car, but Ford’s 2011 Super Duty means business: it’s an F-450/F-350 hybrid truck with a 33,000 lb. weight rating and a turbo 6.7L V8 diesel.

36 Skater Video Game

36 Skater Video Game

Above: 36 Freeborders (think skateboarding with a third wheel) turn San Francisco’s hilly streets into a real-life video game thanks to fancy footwork and neon lights. Thanks, Jessica!

Ducati Hypermotard 796

Ducati Hypermotard 796

Coming in at $9,995, Ducati’s Hypermotard 796 is a wallet-friendly version of its 1100; you’ll get an 81 hp/55 lb.-ft. torque engine, low 32.5″ seat height and a dry weight of 368 lb.

Arcimoto Pulse

Arcimoto Pulse

Arcimoto’s Pulse is a tandem two-passenger electric car with that costs only $20k; built in Oregon, it’ll be available in 2010 with a 50-100 mile, 6-8 hour range and a 55 mph top speed.

WHY Yacht

WHY Yacht

We’ve seen yachts with indoor gyms and helipads, but Wally-Hermes’ WHY Yacht asks “Why not?” and blows ’em out of the water: it features a 36 meter private beach out back.

Hamann Ferrari California

Hamann Ferrari California

Hamann’s Ferrari California aero kit is cosmetic (exhaust and ECU mods are coming soon), but what a beautiful kit it is: you’ll get a new hood, spoiler, diffuser, wing and forged wheels.

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Arden Bentley GT

Arden Bentley GT

Anything Bentley hardly qualifies as a sleeper, but props to this Arden-tuned Bentley GT; it bumps power from 560 to 600 and torque from 480 to 600 with relatively low-key grills and rims.

E-Wolf E1 Electric Car

E-Wolf E1 Electric Car

If you can stomach the piranha-face, E-Wolf’s E1 electric car is a eco-racer’s dream: it weighs only 990 lb., goes 0-60 in <5 s with 147 hp/186 lb.-ft. of torque, and has a 300 km range.

Montague Boston Bike

Montague Boston Bike

It’s no Trek District, but Montague’s Boston is a boon to fixie riders with a thirst for portability; the world’s first 700c single speed folding bike, it can be folded tool-free in 20 seconds.

Jay Leno: Ford Focus

Jay Leno: Ford Focus

It’s more orange than green, but this one-of-a-kind, electric Ford Focus will race tonight (9/18) on the Jay Leno Show as part of his Green Car Challenge; first in the hot seat: Drew Barrymore.

Camper Bike

Camper Bike

Kevin Cyr’s Camper Bike is a functional three-wheeled, pedal-powered RV that made the rounds in China in 2008; he’s currently at work on his next project, the urban-inspired Camper Kart.

Audi S5 Sportback

Audi S5 Sportback

Just like its A5 brethren, Audi’s S5 Sportback is staying firmly on European soil; still, we can’t help drooling over its S4-sourced supercharged 3.0 L V6, good for 333 hp and 324 lb.-ft.

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