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Race: ZR1/599/GT-R/GT2

Race: ZR1/599/GT-R/GT2

It doesn’t get much better than this for car enthusiasts: watch this drag race between a Chevy ZR1, Ferrari 599, Nissan GT-R and a Porsche GT2. Hint: the Axis powers lose.

2-Eleven GT4 Supersport

2-Eleven GT4 Supersport

The GT4 Supersport is an amped-up version of Lotus Sport’s 2-Eleven club racer, with a full roll cage, sequential gearbox and 270 hp/181 lb-ft of torque; only ten will be built initially in 2009.

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Fisker Karma

Fisker Karma

Tesla competitor Fisker is getting set to produce the Karma, a plug-in hybrid sedan which will go 0-60 in 5.8s and an all-electric range of 50 miles; it should be available in late 2009.

Bowler Racing Nemesis

Bowler Racing Nemesis

With Land Rover looks, Recaro bucket seats and a supercharged 4.2L 500HP Jag V8, Bowler Racing’s Nemesis is a crazy expensive off-road racer which will be limited to 50 a year.

Skycar Expedition

Skycar Expedition

Forget coach class: the SkyCar is a bio-fueled flying car that will go from London to Timbuktu in January 2009. Above is the next gen sport model, which will be available in 2010.

Mercedes Actros “Trust” Semi

Mercedes Actros “Trust” Semi

Honeycombed leather and chrome trim: no, it’s not a Maybach, but Mercedes-Benz’s Trust Edition Semi is designed to showcase the third-gen Actros platform and cause extreme trucker envy.

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

If the giant typographic grille isn’t obvious enough, Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor means business: the off-road package sports a wider track, softer suspension and internal bypass shocks.

Chicara Art Motorcycles

Chicara Art Motorcycles

Nearly killed in a motorcycle accident at age 16, Chicara Nagata creates million-dollar bikes in honor of those who have died; everything except the drivetrain is built by Nagata.

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M

Ferrari’s Scuderia Spider 16M has a bit of an identity crisis, as it’s designed for the track but is a drop top with a built-in iPod Touch in its center console; it’s limited to a run of 499.

Tracked Hummer

Tracked Hummer

Mow down woodland creatures and tear up the slopes with this Tracked Hummer: converted into a snowmobile/ATV for SEMA, it’s even got avalanche-inducing speakers in the trunk.

BMW LO Rider

BMW LO Rider

BMW’s LO Rider concept is an experiment in Harley-style customization, with bolt-on accessories including exhausts, seats and headlamps available to choose in the showroom.

Shelby Black Hornet

Shelby Black Hornet

Coming straight from Carroll Shelby himself, Restoration Hardware is auctioning off Shelby’s ’68 “Black Hornet” on 12/2; the proceeds will go to kids who need heart and kidney transplants.

Knight XV SUV

Knight XV SUV

Luxury carpeting, boardroom seating and a PS3: believe it or not, we’re desribing the Knight XV, a fully armored, badass man-tastic SUV with 40″ tires and a bio-fuel powered 6.8L V10.

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Concept: Cadillac VRS

Concept: Cadillac VRS

22 inch shoes, airport strut arms and a man-eating grille up front: this Cadillac VRS Sport Rod has a big DO WANT stamped on it. It’s powered by a 6.0L 400hp engine in a fiberglass body.

Custom SEMA Camaros

Custom SEMA Camaros

Chevy is bringing a quartet of custom Camaros to SEMA; these rides range from nostalgic (the 60s inspired LS7) to the environmentally friendly (the E85 sipping Dale Earnhardt Jr.).

Homemade F-35 Jet

Homemade F-35 Jet

Tired of waiting for the real-life JSF, Dutchman Arthur van Poppel has created his own drivable mini F-35; the plane is awesome, but Arthur, seriously… a John Denver soundtrack?

Ducati Streetfighter

Ducati Streetfighter

Hell for Leather has leaked a slew of 2010 Ducati Streetfighter and Streetfighter S photos; they both raise the style bar for naked bikes, with both sharing a 155hp 1099cc V-twin.

Nike 6.0 Ill Mobile

Nike 6.0 Ill Mobile

There are RVs and then there’s the Nike 6.0 ill Mobile Truck; this skate ramp on wheels comes with a BBQ and camper shell; it’s also armor plated and based off an Adam Haynes design.

A-bike

A-bike

With tiny wheels and an even tinier seat, we’re not 100% convinced that A-bike is for us, but its urban riders swear by it: it folds up in only 10 seconds and weighs about 13 pounds.

Fuoss 01 Trackcar

Fuoss 01 Trackcar

Don’t get any ideas about going on a roadtrip with the Fuoss 01; it tops out at 90 mph, but with a low center of gravity and 660 lb curb weight, it’s plenty of fun to fling around the track.

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Nissan 370z

Nissan 370z

Official pics of the 2009 Nissan 370z are out; we’re hard pressed to see any changes, but we’ve always dug the original 350z. It’s powered by a 3.7L engine, the same one in the Infiniti G37.

Aston Martin One-77

Aston Martin One-77

Although already sold out, we’re still drooling over these leaked shots of Aston Martin’s One-77 supercar; sweeping air extractors and a huge grille mean this baby’s ready to shred.

2009 Superlight R300

2009 Superlight R300

Caterham’s Superlight R300 may have classy retro looks, but this roadster is plenty modern, with a Ford Zetec 4-banger that outputs 175hp, keyless ignition and limited slip differential.

Rolling Sports Bar

Rolling Sports Bar

Killing two (or maybe three) birds with one stone, Tampa Bucs fan Michael Seville has created a 17″ BBQ grille/trailer with a built-in flat-panel, Polk Audio speakers and Alpine amps.

Superformance MKIII-R

Superformance MKIII-R

We’ve always had a soft spot in our hearts for Shelby Cobras: call us smitten with this Superformance MKIII-R; it’s a licensed replica with a Roush 427 V8 that outputs 576 ponies.

Japanese Art Trucks

Japanese Art Trucks

Snapped by Roger Snider, Japanese Art Trucks are wildly customized (and often inhabited) by their owners; if an 18 wheeler and Tokyo’s Ginza ever mated, these rigs would be their progeny.

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