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2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

The 599cc 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has been massaged to be lighter, faster and more precise; most of this comes from Big Piston Front fork tech and a host of engine tweaks.

2009 Aprilia RSV4

2009 Aprilia RSV4

Aprilia’s 2009 RSV4 is official, with a funky triple headlight cluster (the air intakes are below). The RSV4 will be in the $20k range with a 999cc V-four engine that makes 190bhp(ish).

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Saab 9-X Air BioHybrid

Saab 9-X Air BioHybrid

A convertible version of Saab’s 9-X concept, the Air BioHybrid features a flat-folding canopy top; it’s powered by a 1.4L Saab BioPower engine that runs on 100 percent ethanol.

BEO Aston Martin Speakers

BEO Aston Martin Speakers

Bang & Olufsen’s saucer-shaped speakers (link: BeoLab 5) are now available in the Aston Martin DBS and DB9; each car will have two of these tweeters which retract when not in use.

K.O7 Roadster

K.O7 Roadster

Ken Okuyama’s K.O7 supercar is finally going on sale 11/1, with a price tag set at $185k. This is a no-frills racer, with aerospace dry carbon and aluminum panels throughout.

Milto’s Lego Bikes

Milto’s Lego Bikes

These Lego motorcycles by Milto almost look life sized, but it’s really just forced perspective tricks. Either way, check out his gallery here, which also includes Batmobiles and Bugattis.

Campagna Motors V13R

Campagna Motors V13R

If you can get over its cartoony, bug-eyed face, Campagna Motors’ V13R roadster is a pretty fun ride, with a 1250cc Harley Davidson-sourced V-twin; it’s the T-REX’s little brother.

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

This ain’t your momma’s station wagon: Cadillac’s 2010 CTS Sport Wagon retains the sedan’s sleek lines while extending the roofline. It’s not the coupe, but it’s not bad looking, either.

Video: Singapore Grand Prix

Video: Singapore Grand Prix

F1 racer Mark Webber gives us this stunningly rendered tour of the upcoming Grand Prix night race in Singapore, which will comprise 61 laps in all and over 300 kilometers.

2011 Chevy Volt

2011 Chevy Volt

Above are official pics of the 2011 Chevy Volt, minus those sexy execs. Other news: it takes eight hours to charge on a 120V socket and gets 273 ft-lb of torque at zero RPM.

Spyker C8 LM85

Spyker C8 LM85

The Spyker C8 LM85 is sportier variant of their C8, with a two-toned orange and silver paint job and black interior. Limited to 24, its 4.2L V8 gets 400 HP and goes 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.

Concept: Benz E-Class

Concept: Benz E-Class

Carrying over the bold design language seen in the new C-Class, this Mercedes Benz E-Class coupe wagon concept is pretty fresh, although the two-piece headlights scream Lexus GS.

Trek Bike District

Trek Bike District

For fixie riders who demand technology along with speed, we suggest Trek Bikes’ District. It sports an ultra light Gates C-Drive carbon composite belt which is grease and lube-free.

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IgarashiDesign

IgarashiDesign

Igarashi Designs’ near-future vehicles would be perfect for the upcoming 007 flick; our favorite is this one-manned helicopter. Note: they’ve actually worked on Areaware’s Strida bike.

Concept: Mini 3D Globe

Concept: Mini 3D Globe

We’re used to car concepts being over the top, but this laser-projected globe for the Mini Crossover takes the cake: it’s basically a 3D navi system with a touchscreen interface.

2010 Chevy Camaro SS

2010 Chevy Camaro SS

Chevrolet has released a new batch of gorgeous, high-res pics of its upcoming 2010 Camaro SS. The muscle car begins production next spring; you can place orders next month.

Artega GT

Artega GT

Porsche competitor Artega hopes to bring its Artega GT to the States soon; this lightweight roadster packs a 3.6L 300 HP engine, with an even lighter 2.0L 4-cylinder on the way.

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R

2009 Yamaha YFZ450R

Yamaha’s 2009 YFZ450R motocross bike has improves heavily on rider comfort, with a better seat, more spacious chassis and an updated engine balancer that reduces vibrations.

2009 Audi A3

2009 Audi A3

Like the Lexus IS, the 2009 Audi A3 gets a minor facelift with a revised front bumper, grille, headlights and turn signals in the side mirrors. The 2.0L model also gets quattro AWD.

2009 Yamaha FZ6R

2009 Yamaha FZ6R

If the 2009 YZF-R1 is out of your budget, Yamaha’s 2009 FZ6R comes in at a more affordable $7k; it’s an upright bike but still sporty with a 78bhp engine; the seat is adjustable.

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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha released a slew of bikes yesterday, but we’re most excited by the 2009 Yamaha R1: it uses a big bang engine, which gets an inline four’s power and a v-twin’s traction.

Leaked: 2011 Chevy Volt

Leaked: 2011 Chevy Volt

Photos for the 2011 Chevy Volt have leaked, along with not-so-sexy GM execs draped over its hood. It’s a bit curvier than we expected, but we’ll take any plug-in hybrids we can get.

GT Academy Winners

GT Academy Winners

Sony’s GT Academy (real life, not a PS3 game) has finally picked two winners after an eight month competition. They’ll now go to boot camp for 4 months and race in Dubai in January.

2009 Honda Fireblade

2009 Honda Fireblade

Above are fresh pics of the 2009 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, the first superbike to get ABS. The non-ABS variant is largely the same mechanically but gets a tricolor scheme.

Tabbert Paganini RV

Tabbert Paganini RV

Calling the Tabbert Paganini RV a mere winnebago just seems wrong; with race-inspired lines, this 28-foot “caravan” includes LED lighting, an upscale kitchen and built-in shower.

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Can-Am’s Spyder Roadster is a road-approved three-wheeled motorcycle. It’s available in the US and Canada through numerous dealers, and sports a 106 hp, 990cc V-twin engine.

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