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Concept: Ferrari 599XX

Concept: Ferrari 599XX

The official photos of the Ferrari 599XX concept are out, and she’s a beaut: it’s the result of their road-and-track hybrid XX program and sports a 700hp V12 and 60ms shift times.

IF Mode Bicycle

IF Mode Bicycle

Areaware’s IF Mode Bicycle is clean, through-and-through: this lightweight commuter bike features sleek lines, no greasy chains and wheels that slide neatly together when folding.

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Hollister Phantom

Hollister Phantom

German motorcycle customizer Hollister has oodles of bikes to ogle, but their crowning achievement is the organo-metallic Phantom; it debuted in 2002 and has been touring ever since.

Nurburgring V12 Vantage

Nurburgring V12 Vantage

Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage debuts at the 24-hour Nurburgring race 5/23; a testament to its race readiness, very little has been changed other than new tires, handling and safety tweaks.

HiPhone Nano N3+

HiPhone Nano N3+

Like some mutant horror flick, all the Chinese knockoffs merge together into the HiPhone Nano N3+; it’s best described as a clamshell iPod Nano phone with rotating 2.8″ touchscreen.

Morgan Aero SuperSports

Morgan Aero SuperSports

Morgan celebrates its 100th birthday with the Morgan Aero SuperSports, a retro-styled roadster with modern aluminum chassis, BMW-sourced 4.8L V8 and a detachable hardtop.

2009 Gullwing 300 SL

2009 Gullwing 300 SL

Gullwing-America’s 2009 300 SL Panamericana sports a gorgeous classic skin made of fiberglass reinforced aluminum; at its heart is SLR McLaren’s 5.5L V8, good for 370hp.

1967 Ferrarri 330 P4

1967 Ferrarri 330 P4

One of only three ever built, this ultra rare 1967 Ferrari P4 Le Mans will be auctioned at the Ferrari factory 5/17; this is the first time in 38 years the car has been on the market.

Project 54 CX Kayak

Project 54 CX Kayak

Made out of vinylester resin, carbon/kevlar fabrics and fiberglass, Wave Sport’s Project 54 CX is an ultra lightweight kayak at only 20 lbs; it’s limited to 50 handcrafted pieces worldwide.

Bicycle Parkour

Bicycle Parkour

Essentially Parkour for bicycles, this video shows rider Danny MacAskill performing street trials riding in and around Edinburgh; it’s a little slow at first but picks up after 1:20.

Bertone Mantide

Bertone Mantide

Clearly designed to polarize, the Mantide supercar has been revealed on Episode VIII of Stile Bertone’s Project M; whether you love it or hate it, it’s based on a Corvette ZR-1.

SMS 460/460X Mustang

SMS 460/460X Mustang

Take a peek at Steve Saleen’s SMS 460/460X Mustangs, above: both get reworked exteriors and supercharged V8s, with the 460x getting a 5.0L engine that cranks out 655 ponies.

Ultra Motor A2B Bicycle

Ultra Motor A2B Bicycle

As its name implies, Ultra Motor’s A2B is a no-frills electric hybrid bicycle that can take a rider unassisted 20 miles at 20mph; they’re currently doing free test rides in the San Franciso area.

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Blue Space Submarine

Blue Space Submarine

Russians are known for being brutally efficient, and this Blue Space Submarine is no exception: it’s purely propelled by pedals and can reach speeds of up to 3 knots and a depth of 30m.

Novitec Rosso Tulesto

Novitec Rosso Tulesto

Known for their street-legal Ferraris, Novitec Rosso throws their hat into the supercar ring with the Tulesto; limited to 11 cars, each will have 777hp from a supercharged 4.4L V8.

Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin Rapide

Porsche Panamera, eat your bulbous heart out: Aston Martin’s Rapide tastefully blends “four door” and “sport” with a sexy profile and a 6.0L V12 good for 470bhp and 442 lb-ft of torque.

Deronda G400

Deronda G400

Created by an aeronautical engineer, the Deronda G400 is a street legal sports car that weighs just 1,890 lbs but is powered by a 6.0L LS2 V8 that pushes out 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.

2010 Opel Insignia OPC

2010 Opel Insignia OPC

Taking direct aim at Audi’s S4, the 2010 Opel Insignia OPC gets a 2.8L V6 turbo engine with 325 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 of 5.8s and a top speed of 155mph.

AC Cobra MKVI

AC Cobra MKVI

AC Cars’ Cobra MkVI debuts at Monaco this month with a removable hardtop, gull-wing doors, a lightweight tubular chassis and aluminum body; it runs on a Corvette 6.2L V8.

Mercedes S63/S65 AMG

Mercedes S63/S65 AMG

Leaked just a bit early, Mercedes-Benz’ S63/S65 AMG updates the performance flagship for 2010 with the top-of-the-line S65 getting a twin-turbo 6.0L V12 good for 604hp.

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Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic

Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic

Gorgeously retro, Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic will headline at the Concorso d’Eleganza; one of only three, the ultra rare coupe helps Bugatti celebrate its 100th birthday.

Scarab Lunar Rover

Scarab Lunar Rover

The racing stripes make it look like a soapbox racer, but CMU’s Scarab Lunar Rover is all business: able to work in light or dark using 3D laser scanners, it features a 1 meter coring drill.

BMW M3 GT4

BMW M3 GT4

Few racing events are as dominated by BMW as the 24-hour Nurburgring race; this BMW M3 GT4 will be driven May 23-24 by two FIA WTCC drivers and two German journalists.

2010 Land Rover LR4

2010 Land Rover LR4

The obvious successor to the LR3, Landrover’s 2010 LR4 isn’t all that different outside with a mild facelift, but gets a 5.0L V8 with 25% more power and a vastly upgraded interior.

2011 Grand Cherokee

2011 Grand Cherokee

Sitting on the same RWD unibody platform as Mercedes Benz’s ML, the 2011 Grand Cherokee also features a new air lift suspension system, sculpted exterior and an improved interior.

2010 Mercedes S-Class

2010 Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes-Benz’s flagship S-Class gets a modest refresh for 2010, both in terms of redesigned front and rear fascias, upgraded safety systems and a hybrid S400 that gets 29 mpg.

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