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Audi e-tron Concept

Audi e-tron Concept

Based on the R8, we’d go green any day for Audi’s e-tron Concept: four electric motors pump out 313 hp and an astounding 501.5 lb.-ft. of torque, good for a 0-62 of 4.8 seconds.

MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept

A topless version of the MINI Coupe Concept, the MINI Roadster loses two seats from the current convertible but gains 8.8 cubic feet of trunk space and a new multi-function display.

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Brabus E V12 Black Baron

Brabus E V12 Black Baron

We’ll forgive the wheel spats on Brabus’ E V12 Black Baron, if only because it has gobs of power: both its 217 mph top speed and 811 lb.-ft. of torque are electronically limited.

Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe

Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe

Sporting Yamaha’s “neo-streamline” design, the 2010 Stratoliner Deluxe is a hard bag cruiser with 50/50 weight distribution, 1854 cc pushrod V-twin and a big, wind-shearing fairing.

Blue Dynamics Land Yacht

Blue Dynamics Land Yacht

We’re literally blown away by Stefan Radev’s Blue Dynamics Land Yacht; he followed BMW’s “Efficient Dynamics” design ethos to create a three-wheeled, wind-powered stunner.

Mazda MX-5 Superlight

Mazda MX-5 Superlight

Stripped of its top and even its windscreen, Mazda’s MX-5 Superlight stays true to its name with a weight of just 2,194 pounds; it even sips gas lightly, with a fuel efficiency of 37.3 mpg.

Koenigsegg Trevita

Koenigsegg Trevita

Don’t confuse the bling for a ding: Koenigsegg’s Trevita sports a carbon fiber weave infused with millions of silvery white diamonds, a double carbon wing and hydraulic lifting system.

Audi R8 Spyder

Audi R8 Spyder

Specs are scarce, but we’ll settle for these Audi R8 Spyder pics: it’ll come with a 5.2L V10 good for 525 hp/390 lb-ft of torque, a brushed aluminum windshield frame and side scoops.

2010 Toyota 4Runner

2010 Toyota 4Runner

It’s not quite official, but these shots of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner tell all: the profile is definitely more rugged and squared-off, but we’re smarting over the loss of the V8 for a 268 hp V6.

Lambo Reventon Roadster

Lambo Reventon Roadster

Lamborghini’s angular Reventon supercar goes topless with the Roadster: it sports carbon fiber body panels, a 650 hp 6.5L V12, a 0-60 of 3.4 seconds and is limited to 20 units.

HSV E Series 2

HSV E Series 2

It’s a pity that Pontiac’s gone, because Holden’s Special Vehicles division has just revealed its drool-inducing E Series 2 line; at the top is the HSV GTS with a 435 hp LS3 V8.

Twin Barrels Burning

Twin Barrels Burning

With a 3 mph top speed, Charley Wheelock’s Twin Barrels Burning is the slowest soap box racer ever; still, we love the design, which uses wine barrels and a ’57 Ford F100 drop axle.

McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren MP4-12C

The first bespoke McLaren since the F1, the MP4-12C is built around a single 176 lb. carbon fiber tub; it also packs a twin-turbo, midship 3.8L V8 with 600 hp and 433 lb-ft torque.

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Brabus SV12 R

Brabus SV12 R

Head turning and neck snapping are guaranteed with Brabus’ SV12 R; built on a 2010 MB S-Class, it sports a Biturbo 6.3L V12 with 750 hp and 995 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-62 of 4s.

2010 MB SLS AMG

2010 MB SLS AMG

Not quite official but with gorgeous official-ish pics, the 2010 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is a retro-styled, gullwing beaut with a 6.3L V8 that’ll send it 0-60 in 3.7s; it’ll go on sale in 2011.

Honda Shadow Phantom

Honda Shadow Phantom

Honda’s new 2010 Shadow Phantom is a “bobber”-styled cruiser with a liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin, low 25.7″ seat height and blacked out engine and rims with silver accents.

Chris Pfeiffer x BMW

Chris Pfeiffer x BMW

Sure, it’s staged, but this video of four-time stunt-riding World Champion Chris Pfeiffer taking on the BMW HQ in Munich on an F800R is a treat for freestyle motorcycle stunt fans.

Lotus Elise Club Racer

Lotus Elise Club Racer

Based on the 134 hp Elise S, the Elise Club Racer is lightweight track car with grippy Yokohama AD07 LTS tires and aluminum wheels; it’ll come in four classic 1960s Lotus colors.

Heffner Murcielago

Heffner Murcielago

We’ve seen creative tuning, but Heffner Performance takes the cake for shock value: they’ve boosted a Lamborghini Murcielago’s 570 hp V12 to an asphalt-melting 1,100 hp.

2010 Rolls Royce Ghost

2010 Rolls Royce Ghost

Largely unchanged from the 200EX concept, the 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost is official: it tops out with a 6.6L turbo V12 with 563 bhp and 575 lb ft of torque, good for a 0-60 of 4.7s.

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Video: Gymkhana 2.1

Video: Gymkhana 2.1

Ken Block racing Rob Dyrdek is special enough, but Gymkhana 2.1 is a must-watch with a Subaru WRX STI taking on a replica miniature shifter car; even better: synchronized drifting.

Wrenchmonkees Bikes

Wrenchmonkees Bikes

Part motorcycle shop, part bike-porn gallery, Wrenchmonkees is a Danish outfit that builds custom cafe racers; they not only sell the bikes but the parts, letting you build your own.

Novitec Rosso 599 GTB

Novitec Rosso 599 GTB

Easily one of the most beautifully tuned Ferraris, Novitec Rosso’s 599 GTB gets a 40 hp bump, pushing its 6.0L V12 to 660 hp; also: a retuned ECU, and quad-pipe sport exhaust.

RFF135 Catamaran

RFF135 Catamaran

It’s the largest Porsche ever, but still plenty fast: crafted by Porsche Design, the RFF135 is a 135 ft. catamaran that can hit 35 knots thanks to 4,600 hp twin V16 turbodiesels.

Porsche 911 Sport Classic

Porsche 911 Sport Classic

Extensive exterior changes trumpet Porsche’s Europe-only 911 Sport Classic, limited to just 250 cars; it also gets a boost to 403 hp, carbon ceramic brakes and 19″ Fuchs-style wheels.

YikeBike

YikeBike

It looks a bit like you’ve stolen a kid’s tricycle, but YikeBike is a must-see for city dwellers: it’s a 22 lb electric bicycle that folds up, tops out at 12.5 mph and goes up to 6 miles.

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