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Revealed: The Stig

Revealed: The Stig

The Stig, Top Gear’s enigmatic stunt driver, is finally revealed to the world in the video above. We won’t spoil you with his/her identity, other than that it’s a great day to be an F1 fan.

Brompton Folding Bicycle

Brompton Folding Bicycle

Weighing 20-28 lbs and folding neatly into a square when not in use, the Brompton Bicycle is designed to be easily taken onto buses, trains and airplanes with a minimum of fuss.

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Reed Speed Mustang GT

Reed Speed Mustang GT

Reed Speed and Artisan Performance manage to squeeze out a thundering 700 hp with the Reed Speed SSE, a Ford Mustang GT with a reworked engine and manual gearbox.

48 Cylinder Kawasaki

48 Cylinder Kawasaki

Utterly insane yet freakin’ cool, Simon Whitlock’s 48 Cylinder Kawasaki motorcycle packs six 8-cylinder engines with 4200cc, a BMW transmission and six Jaguar E-type distributors.

Ferrari California by Edo

Ferrari California by Edo

Edo Competition’s tuned Ferrari California gets all the right engine tweaks yet still sports a fairly clean bodykit: a 40 hp bump pushes the 4.3L V8 to 500 hp, good for a 0-62 of 3.9s.

Ural T Sidecar

Ural T Sidecar

Ever wanted to relive Indiana Jones 3 or countless other WW2 epics? Ural’s T Sidecar Motorcycle does the job: it packs a 40hp 750cc engine and is the most affordable of Ural’s offerings.

Chain Condom

Chain Condom

If you’ve ever had to transport your bicycle in the rear seat of your car, the Chain Condom is a seat-saver: it slips over the drivetrain, protecting your car interior from grease.

Scamander RRV

Scamander RRV

Its name could use some refining, but Peter Wheeler’s Scamander RRV is an all-terrain vehicle in the purest sense: it’ll carry up to four people on tracks, off-road and in the water.

Skeleton Bike

Skeleton Bike

Blue Flame Alley’s Skeleton Bike is disgusting, but we’ll give them a hand (or skull) for their attention to detail: check out the maggots and heart hanging from the partially digested torso.

Piaggio MP3 5000

Piaggio MP3 5000

Not your average Vespa, Piaggio’s MP3 5000 is its flagship three-wheeled scooter with a lean angle of up to 40 degrees; it tops out at 89 mph with a 492.7 cc engine that gets 55-57 mpg.

Land Rover: Fire and Ice

Land Rover: Fire and Ice

Hand-assembled but spartan, the Land Rover Defender finally goes upmarket with the Fire & Ice editions; each sports Recaro seats, Alcantara trim, diamond-turned alloys and more.

Times Square Pit Stop

Times Square Pit Stop

NASCAR’s Brian Vickers knows how to make an entrance–and exit: sponsored by Red Bull, he makes a full pit stop in the middle of Times Square, changing all four tires in 20.6 seconds.

Video: Inside A Tornado

Video: Inside A Tornado

You couldn’t pay us enough to do this, but TornadoVideos.net drives a modified 2007 Chevy Tahoe into the heart of a tornado and records the whole ordeal with a roof bubble cam.

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Mini Cooper JCW WC50

Mini Cooper JCW WC50

The Mini Cooper’s JCW World Championship 50 edition is official: limited to 250 cars, each sports a Cooper F1 green and white colorway, Challenge alloy wheels and carbon fiber bits.

Zero MX Electric Bike

Zero MX Electric Bike

The Zero MX electric motorcycle is a motocross version of the original Zero S; larger 19″ alloy wheels, an upgraded suspension and anodized frame make it a seriously green dirtbike.

Husqvarna Panthera Leo

Husqvarna Panthera Leo

Made from recycled materials and powered by Li-Phosphate batteries, Husqvarna’s Panthera Leo concept is smart and green: an LCD shows speed, cutting height and battery life.

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric’s Bike Wheel Lights let you add 32 LEDs to your bicycle; it’s similar to SpokePOV, except it can display multiple colors and doesn’t require soldering. Thanks, Brian!

Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 3GS

The “S” is for speed: Apple’s iPhone 3GS is out 6/19 and gets a faster CPU, better battery life, a 3MP autofocus camera, 30fps video recording, voice control, compass and 7.2Mbps HSDPA.

Video: Gymkhana Two

Video: Gymkhana Two

Inspired by Gymkhana Practice, DC Shoes’ Gymkhana TWO may be an infomercial, but watching Ken Block tear up the Port of LA in an WRX STI (with Rob Dyrdek) is pure driving bliss.

Concept: Infinitas Yacht

Concept: Infinitas Yacht

Based off an animal skull, Schöpfer Yachts’ 300-foot Infinitas is Dr. Evil-ready; it features an elevator, helipad, and a pool with bridge–the latter filled with ill-tempered sea bass.

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TRAC Assault Platform

TRAC Assault Platform

Based on an ASV PT-100 Loader chassis, the TRAC Assault Platform is modified for law enforcement with ballistic windows, armored panels, spotlights, and space for 6-7 personnel.

CODE X Yacht

CODE X Yacht

This CODE X yacht concept is a 47-foot catamaran packed to the gills with tech: LED touchscreens, solar/hybrid power, a GPS virtual anchor and twin F1 engines good for 710hp.

VW Amarok Pickup

VW Amarok Pickup

Named after the Inuit word for “wolf,” Volkswagen’s Amarok Pickup will come in double and single-cab 4WD versions; it runs on VW’s line of efficient common rail turbo diesel engines.

USAF Super Cars

USAF Super Cars

These U.S. Air Force Super Cars are nearly airworthy; the Mustang X-1 features a cockpit with ejector seat while the stealthy Challenger Vapor sports an IR camera and heads-up display.

G-Power BMW M3

G-Power BMW M3

Low-key styling on the outside hides flaming orange internals in G-Power’s BMW M3; it sports a massaged V8 that gets an 80hp boost to 500hp and a 199mph top speed.

QWERTY Bike Grips

QWERTY Bike Grips

Though these Aaron Ross Signature Grips sport an embossed keyboard, they’re less QWERTY and more for wheelies; look closely and you’ll see “Aaron Ross” and “Whip”, “Spin,” and “Hop.”

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