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Pagani Zonda R

Pagani Zonda R

Even more expensive than the Cinque, Pagani’s Zonda R is the current generation’s swan song and limited to 10; it’s optimized for downforce and is powered by a 6.0L AMG V12.

Tesla Sedan

Tesla Sedan

Sure, it looks like a stretched out Nissan Z, but this rendering of the all-electric Tesla 4-door sedan is pure sex: it hits 0-60 in less than 6 seconds and goes 240 miles on a charge.

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Video: MB SLR 722 GT

Video: MB SLR 722 GT

There’s nothin like a supercharged MB SLR 722 GT toolin’ around a track to get us all hot and bothered. Now, try watching EIGHT of these 5.5L V8 680 hp beasts at once: 0-60 in 3.3s, kiddos.

MB Formula Zero Racer

MB Formula Zero Racer

50% sailboat and 100% crazy, Mercedes’ Formula Zero Racer concept sports a rigid sail, solar skin and electric motors to combine bobsledding, F1 and yacht racing. Like we said, crazy.

Elfin Type 5 Clubman

Elfin Type 5 Clubman

Using the same 260hp 2.0L turbo four found in the Saturn Sky Redline, Australia’s roofless and doorless Elfin Type 5 Clubman goes 0-60 in about 3.7 seconds and weighs just 1,650 lbs.

Motor Sports 2025

Motor Sports 2025

Check out this gallery of entrants for the LA Auto Show’s Motor Sports 2025 challenge (we previously featured Mitsubishi’s MMR25); they include concept cars from BMW, Toyota and VW.

LEGO Ferrari F1

LEGO Ferrari F1

It’s one thing to build a LEGO replica, but to make a 1:8 scale Ferrari go-kart is just flat-out awesome. Used to promote LEGO World in The Netherlands, it’s made out of 80,000 bricks.

MINI E

MINI E

Limited to only 500 vehicles in So Cal, NY and NJ, the MINI E is an all-electric with zero emissions; it’ll get 204hp and 162 lb-ft with a range of 150 miles off its Li-Ion batteries.

Self-Balancing Unicycle

Self-Balancing Unicycle

Your friends may laugh at you, but Focus Designs’ Self-Balancing Unicycle is like a Segway with one wheel; it takes about two hours to learn and is light enough to carry around.

Action Mobil Globecruiser

Action Mobil Globecruiser

Forget those wimpy winnebagos: Action Mobil’s Globecruiser literally has MAN stamped on the grille with 3 axles, air suspension in the rear and permanent all wheel drive.

Leaked: 2010 Toyota Prius

Leaked: 2010 Toyota Prius

Though it won’t be officially unveiled until January, Toyota has confirmed the shots above are of the new 2010 Prius; most prominent are the corporate nose and googly eyed headlights.

CarvX Recumbent Bike

CarvX Recumbent Bike

A motorless version of the Brudeli Leanster, GBO Design’s CarvX recumbent bicycle is just a concept for now. It’ll have an aluminum frame, hydraulic disc brakes and a 14 speed Rohloff hub.

Concept: Venturi Volage

Concept: Venturi Volage

Debuting in Paris, the Venturi Volage is a 295hp all-electric roadster that goes from 0-60 in less than 5s and sports independently powered wheels; it’ll begin production in 2012.

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Video: Hyundai Genesis

Video: Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai has come a long way: replete with drifting and clouds of dust, this trailer is a Mazda Zoom-Zoom ripoff, but we can’t help but ogle at their upcoming Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Arash AF10 Supercar

Arash AF10 Supercar

The Arash AF10 has revealed its final form; looking very much like a Ferrari Enzo, this carbon fiber ride packs a Graziano manual gearbox and a Corvette Z06’s 7L V8 tuned to 530 HP.

Video: F-35 Transforming

Video: F-35 Transforming

This video of Lockheed Martin’s F-35B Lightning II shows it transforming into its vertical take off mode; the F-35B is the STOVL variant of the air force’s upcoming JSF (joint-strike fighter).

BMW K1300S

BMW K1300S

Power, handling and stability, bring it on: the 2009 BMW K1300S sportbike gets a modest bump from 1157 to 1293cc, good for 175 hp. Optional: a clutchless push-button quickshifter.

2010 Mazda3

2010 Mazda3

Released ahead of the LA Auto Show, these pics for the 2010 Mazda3 show a more expressive front end which brings it in line with the RX-8; it’ll be available as a 2.0L or 2.5L sedan.

Confederate Fighter Cycle

Confederate Fighter Cycle

Available at Neiman Marcus: the 2009 Confederate Fighter is a real motorcycle with sci-fi looks; made from titanium, carbon fiber and aluminum, it packs a 1966cc radial twin engine.

Rocket Racing League

Rocket Racing League

Still in its experimental stages, the Rocket Racing League is a futuristic dream come true, with rocket-propelled planes racing through a closed circuit racetrack in the sky.

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Honda V4 Concept

Honda V4 Concept

In celebration of Honda’s 60th anniversary, this V4 sportbike concept is a peek into the near future and is based around a V4 motor; we’re most intrigued by those funky hubless wheels.

2009 Alfa Romeo 8C

2009 Alfa Romeo 8C

Alfa Romeo is back in the US, but the first batch of their 500 8C Competizione coupes have already sold out. Missed ’em? The second batch of Spider open air roadsters arrives in 2010.

Concept: Peugeot HYmotion3

Concept: Peugeot HYmotion3

From sporty to econo: Peugeot’s HYmotion3 concept is a far cry from yesterday’s HYmotion4, but with 118 mpg and 29bhp on tap, this hybrid scooter is a perfect fit for city dwellers.

Peugot RC HYmotion4

Peugot RC HYmotion4

While we were mildly disappointed by Lambo’s Estoque, Peugeot’s RC Hymotion4 concept is a stunner in terms of looks, mileage and speed: it gets 52.3 mpg and goes 0-60 in 4s.

das Panzerbike

das Panzerbike

The Germans are known for producing solid goods, and das Panzerbike is no exception: touted as the world’s heaviest bike at 4.7 tons it’s powered by a 12 cylinder tank engine.

2009 Mazda MX-5

2009 Mazda MX-5

Always eager to gobble up twisties, Mazda’s 2009 MX-5 receives a 500 rpm rev limit boost, a crisper, sportier engine note, a refreshed give-point grille and wider rear bumper.

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