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2010 Triumph Thunderbird

2010 Triumph Thunderbird

Part Yank, part Brit, the 2010 Triumph Thunderbird is a mid-range cruiser for the US market but uses Triumph’s 1600cc parallel twin instead of a V-twin, good for 100hp and 115lb-ft.

Ariel Atom 500

Ariel Atom 500

As if their cars weren’t fast enough, Ariel’s Atom 500 sports a 3.0L V8 that churns out 500bhp and weighs about 90kg; this and a host of other tweaks brings it to 0-60mph in under 2.5s.

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218mph Lexus LF-A

218mph Lexus LF-A

Lexus’ LF-A has finally cracked the 200mph barrier with aerodynamic and engine tweaks, good for 218mph; it’ll have a wider body and aero kit, like the Nurburgring race version above.

Concept: Subaru WRX STI

Concept: Subaru WRX STI

Subaru’s Impreza WRX has been many things through the years, but it’s never been gorgeous; this hunkered down WRX STI concept by Lars Martensson is indeed a hot hatch.

For Sale: Maltese Falcon

For Sale: Maltese Falcon

Not the eponymous MacGuffin from the movie, but the $138 million uber-yacht: the Maltese Falcon is up for sale and is the world’s largest and fastest personal sailboat at 289 feet.

24 Hours of Nurburgring

24 Hours of Nurburgring

This year’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring had a low turnout due to rule changes, but this set of 50+ photos is still droolworthy; Manthey Racing wins a fourth time with their Porsche 997 GT3-RSR.

Style Your Garage

Style Your Garage

Show your neighbors once and for all who has the best ride with Style Your Garage: it lets you Velcro tanks, fighter jets, racecars and other over-the-top objects to your garage.

Bumblebee Chevy Camaro

Bumblebee Chevy Camaro

This Bumblebee Edition Chevy Camaro won’t turn into your personal robot, but sports black racing stripes, rally yellow paint and Transformers badging on the wheels and inside.

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Do want, even if it’s across the pond: Volkswagen’s Europe-only 2010 Scirocco R gets the Audi S3’s 2.0 TFSI @ 265hp, XDS differential, lowered suspension and upgraded brakes.

Brabus E-Class Coupe

Brabus E-Class Coupe

The bodykit is nothing special, but this Brabus-tuned E-Class Coupe swaps the stock 5.5L V8 for a 6.1L; the billet crankshaft is good for 462hp, 453 lb-ft. of torque, and a 0-60 of 4.7s.

Audi Q5 Custom Concept

Audi Q5 Custom Concept

Audi’s Q5 cute ute gets some serious power with their Custom Concept; beyond the lowered height and widened track, the TFSI V6 gets massaged to 408hp, good for a 0-60 of 4.4s.

Icon Custom Landcruisers

Icon Custom Landcruisers

We’ve all seen Toyota’s modernized FJ Cruiser, but ICON actually builds original Landcruisers (albeit with modern tech); you can customize everything from the color to the wheelbase.

BMW M3 Darth Maul

BMW M3 Darth Maul

Swapping dual light sabers for dual orange-accented bumper vents, this Darth Maul-styled BMW M3 could kill Jedi with its ultra clean looks, carbon fiber bits and black 20″ rims.

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Concept: Kvant Motorbike

Concept: Kvant Motorbike

Winter is just a melting memory in the northern hemisphere, but Patrik Petersson’s Kvant Motorbike is actually designed for urban commuters (and Aspen snobs) who live in snow climes.

Ferrari F430 Calavera

Ferrari F430 Calavera

The Ferrari F430 will bow out soon, but this Calavera ensures it’ll go out in a tatooed blaze of glory; it sports a 707 hp twin supercharged engine, a 0-60 of 3.5s and tops out at 216mph.

Veritas RS III

Veritas RS III

To debut at the 2009 Salon Prive, the Veritas RS III eschews a roof and windshield for pure speed (the passenger seat also seals up); it’ll go 0-60 in 3.2s with a 600hp BMW 5.0L V10.

Electric GreenGT

Electric GreenGT

This Electric GreenGT concept is both eco- and drool-friendly, with a carbon fiber chassis/fiberglass body, 450hp and a ridiculous 1,895 lb-ft of torque driven by Li-ions and solar panels.

DIY:Traveling Drum Kit

DIY:Traveling Drum Kit

Kudos to David Osborne for being ultra efficient: his traveling drum kit serves as both his ride and his gig, with a bicycle that can be transformed into a drumset in only 20 minutes.

BMW X6 Ambulance

BMW X6 Ambulance

We’d break an arm just to ride in this BMW X6 Ambulance; with a 407hp 4.4L V8 and LED lights galore, this xDrive50i will get you to the hospital before you can say gesundheit.

Video: Transmutant

Video: Transmutant

The artists at Transmutant are neighbors we’d love to have, even with their pink flying Land Rovers and giant, four-legged robots; Don’t Panic has a quirky interview with the troupe here.

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Abruzzo Quake Ferrari

Abruzzo Quake Ferrari

Gorgeous yet going to a good cause, Ferrari will be donating the proceeds from the sale of the last F430 of its assembly this year to victims of the April 2009 Abruzzo earthquake.

Shelby Daytona Le Mans

Shelby Daytona Le Mans

Based on Superformance’s Shelby, Exotic Auto’s Shelby Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition features fender flares and 18″ shoes along with an upgraded suspension and interior.

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR

Its looks may not be for everyone, but the 2010 BMW S 1000 RR superbike sports a crowd-pleasing 999cc engine and a 404 lb dry weight, good for 193 hp and 83 lb/ft of torque.

WorldBike

WorldBike

WorldBike is open source for bicycles: it’s a network of designers who offer free plans for high-strength, longer-wheelbase bikes that are well-suited to the needs of the developing world.

Camaro SS SA-600

Camaro SS SA-600

Artisan and Turbochargers.com’s 2010 Camaro SS SA-600 adds twin GTK350 turbochargers, a front-mounted intercooler, new exhaust system and remapped ECU, good for 600hp.

Modern Gullwing

Modern Gullwing

An optical replica of the legendary 1954-1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, the Gullwing roadster sports a modern MIG-welded chassis, a 405hp 5.5L V8 and 7-speed auto gearbox.

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