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Andy Richter vs. Prius

Andy Richter vs. Prius

Gun violence is bad, kids, but The Midnight Show’s video starring Andy Richter and a smug Prius owner echoes the sentiments of many; we particularly liked the Nissan pitch at the end.

25 New Pics: Stirling Moss

25 New Pics: Stirling Moss

We’ve featured the McLaren SLR Stirling Moss before, but Mercedes-Benz has dropped 25 smokin’ new pics that make us just that more envious of folks with 750k euros lying around.

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Lewis Hamilton x RCGP

Lewis Hamilton x RCGP

As if an RC Grand Prix in the office wasn’t cool enough: this Vodafone viral video shows McLaren using a BlackBerry to control an F1 car with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel. Thanks, Mauricio!

Lamborghini Insecta Concept

Lamborghini Insecta Concept

The battle lines are being drawn for this Lamborghini Insecta concept; it’s the work of Romanian Iulian Bumbu and takes the brand in an organic direction inspired by insect exoskeletons.

Audi R15 TDI

Audi R15 TDI

Several big changes for Audi’s R15 TDI; the V12 is swapped for a lighter, more compact V10, aerodynamics are improved and a Li-Ion battery system increases power but reduces weight.

KAWS TREK Bicycle

KAWS TREK Bicycle

Now this is what you call a holy trinity: Lance Armstrong, Trek Bikes and KAWS have partnered together for this special edition Trek Madone bicycle; it’s decked out with KAWS chompers.

Naked AM One-77

Naked AM One-77

Naked but safe for work: Autoblog has a titillating set of pics showing the One-77 stripped down and showing its naughty parts; aluminum and carbon fiber never looked so sexy.

Video: World Drift Record

Video: World Drift Record

Vaughn Gittin Jr. breaks the world drifting record by 2000 ft. using an admittedly questionable technique: doing donuts in a 2010 Ford Mustang until his tires come apart.

NH2 Tractor

NH2 Tractor

Tractors score only slightly above station wagons in terms of sex appeal, but the NH2 scores green points as a zero-emission vehicle with an electric motor; it doesn’t look half bad, either.

Dry Lake Racer

Dry Lake Racer

Frances Gomes’ Dry Lake Racer is a modern take on the classic stock car; it’s basically a tubular chassis with central shocks and pivot arms around a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

EDAG Light Car

EDAG Light Car

The EDAG bakes innovation right into its OLED skin, which displays lights and turn signals; the rear displays braking strength, road hazards and virtual middle fingers to trailing drivers.

X-Bow Superlight

X-Bow Superlight

Celebrating one year since the first production vehicle, the X-Bow Superlight is their premium model with carbon fiber body panels and wheel covers, LSD, and a crash box.

Vanmoof Bicycle

Vanmoof Bicycle

Designed for minimalists, Areaware’s VANMOOF bicycle is a single-speed urban cruiser with an aluminum frame that houses two solar powered lights; it’s now available for preorder.

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Spyker C8 Aileron

Spyker C8 Aileron

Increased space is the name of the game for Spyker’s C8 Aileron, recently unveiled at Geneva; the wheelbase increases by 5.9″ while an Audi 4.2L V8 powerplant pumps out 400bhp.

Lotus Exige S260 Sport

Lotus Exige S260 Sport

With 257hp on tap, Lotus’ Exige S260 Sport is the most powerful Exige ever; it also drops 50 lbs, allowing it to go 0-60mph in 4.0s with a supercharged 1.8L 4 cylinder engine.

Frazer-Nash Namir

Frazer-Nash Namir

The world’s fastest hybrid, Giugiaro’s Frazer-Nash Namir claims a top speed of 187mph; what really perks our ears, though, is the 1,200 mile range and a fuel economy of 91.7mpg.

Infiniti Essence Concept

Infiniti Essence Concept

Designed to wow the European market, the Infiniti Essence has done much more; gorgeous lines inside and out hide a twin-turbo 3.7L V6 and electric drivetrain with 592 brake hp.

Veyron LINEA Vincero

Veyron LINEA Vincero

Improving on a Bugatti is no easy task, but Mansory’s Veyron LINEA Vincero boosts power to 1109hp with a cold air induction system; also: carbon fiber parts + larger air outlets.

2010 Mazdaspeed3

2010 Mazdaspeed3

Our favorite grinning hatch gets teeth with the 2010 Mazdaspeed3; a hood scoop, revised grill, bigger shoes, fog lamps and twin exhaust join a power bump to 268hp at the end of 2009.

5th Gen Fighter Planes

5th Gen Fighter Planes

Pilot Alan Norman shows off Lockheed Martin’s 5th gen airplanes, the F-22 and F-35, above; he explains how stealth, aerodynamics and integrated avionics all contribute to air dominance.

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Lamborghini 670-4 SV

Lamborghini 670-4 SV

Lighter and faster than its siblings, Lamborghini’s Murcielago 670-4 SuperVeloce is “exceptionally purist”; it goes 0-60 in 3.2s with a tuned 670hp 6.5L V12 while dropping 220 lbs.

Maserati GT S Auto

Maserati GT S Auto

Real men may drive stick shifts, but Maserati’s GranTurismo S Auto is tough to overlook; it mates a 4.7L V8 engine to a smooth ZF 6-speed gearbox for 440hp and 361 lb-ft of torque.

Opel Ampera

Opel Ampera

Opel’s Ampera is one heckuva sexy plug-in hybrid with a 300+ mile range; its switchback-shaped headlights send daggers straight to the now pedestrian-looking Chevy Volt’s heart.

Zero Emission Machines

Zero Emission Machines

Taking the bicycle-built-for-two and making it (sorta) cool, Zero Emission Machines come in two- and four-seater versions with Shimano race components and hydraulic disc brakes.

Concept: Audi Shark

Concept: Audi Shark

Flying cars seem like the ultimate in vaporware, and Kazim Doku’s Audi Shark concept makes the wait even more painful; it may be claustrophobic but we’d love one of these in our driveway.

Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon

Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon

For those unsatisfied with the base GT, Gemballa is dropping a Carbon edition which sheds weight and boosts power to 670hp; the result is a top speed of 208mph and 0-62 in 3.7s.

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