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Lazareth Triazuma

Lazareth Triazuma
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This ain’t your little brothers’ tricycle: Lazareth’s Triazuma is a chimera of sorts, borrowing a 180BHP engine from an ’06 Yamaha R1. No anti-lock brakes or traction control, so hang on.

Earthrace Biodiesel Boat

Earthrace Biodiesel Boat
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Being green never looked as hot as Pete Bethune’s Earthrace trimaran boat, which runs on biodiesel. It recently circled the globe in 60 days and 23 hours, setting a new world record.

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Audi R8 GT3

Audi R8 GT3

As if the stock Audi R8 wasn’t enough: here’s a GT3 racer version with rear wheel drive and a six-speed sequential tranny. It’ll also get a specially designed front and rear wing.

Dirtsurfer Freestyle BMX

Dirtsurfer Freestyle BMX
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The Dirtsurfer Freestyle BMX is a hybrid skateboard and bike. Like a bike, it’s more stable at speed; unlike a skateboard, it can handle all sorts of terrain with its 16″ tires.

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider
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Limited to only 500 cars, the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider is based on the 8C Competizione. It tops out at 180 mph and is fitted with a fabric top and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.

Fairlady Z Concept

Fairlady Z Concept

We love the refined lines of this Fairlady Z concept by automotive graphics expert Jacek of Iacoski Design. It’s a tasteful blend of the original Nissan 240Z, the current 350Z and recent GT-R.

KTM X-Bow

KTM X-Bow
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The X-Bow looks like an amped-up go-cart, but this mini roadster packs a 220hp turbo 2.0 liter from Audi (with up to 300hp). KTM hopes to bring a street legal version to the US soon.

Soularc Board

Soularc Board

The Soularc Board is a funky marriage of skateboarding and surfing. It’s made possible by the below-deck composite spring, which makes riders feel like they’re carving a wave — on land.

2011 Chevy Cruze

2011 Chevy Cruze

GM has a slew of official pics for the upcoming 2011 Chevy Cruze, which will replace the Cobalt. The compact car will debut in Europe first, which is ironic since it’ll be made in Ohio.

2009 Honda Fit

2009 Honda Fit
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Temple of VTEC has a good writeup of their first impressions with the new 2009 Honda Fit. It’s no Lightning GT, but a “real” VTEC engine and stiffer body structure mean more driving fun.

Wearable Motorcycle

Wearable Motorcycle

Jake Loniak is just a college junior, but he has a bright future ahead with this wearable motorcycle concept. At high speeds, this form-fitting trike angles forward to reduce air resistance.

VW CC Gold Coast

VW CC Gold Coast

Rolled out recently at Pebble Beach, Volkswagen’s CC Gold Coast Edition gets a special “tri-coat” of paint with gold, brown and silver tones, 19″ propeller rims and a ground effects package.

Lunocet Monofin

Lunocet Monofin
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The Lunocet Monofin is an underwater version of the Monza Ferrari concept, except it’s real. Designed for (fast) scuba diving, the Monofin hits speeds of up to 8 mph and weighs only 2.5 lbs.

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Concept: Monza Ferrari

Concept: Monza Ferrari

Like a futuristic starfighter, Iman Maghsoudi’s Monza Ferrari concept actually changes shape depending on your speed; the wing-like design creates lift, much like an airplane.

2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe

2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Cadillac continues to make strides in the sheet metal department with its much anticipated 2010 CTS Coupe. You can see it in person at the November LA Auto Show.

RONN Scorpion

RONN Scorpion
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Like the Lightning GT, the RONN Scorpion is a sports car with a twist: it’s a hydrogen fuel-injected hybrid paired with an Acura V6. It makes its own hydrogen with water and gets up to 40 mpg.

Strida Folding Bike

Strida Folding Bike
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We like Areaware’s Strida bicycle for what it doesn’t do: it won’t take up a lot of space because it folds away, and it won’t soil your clothes with grease thanks to its clean Kevlar belt.

MB SL65 AMG Black Series

MB SL65 AMG Black Series
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Even if you’re not a fan of Mercedes or aero kits, it’s hard not to stare longingly at the SL65 AMG Black Series; these photos were snapped at the North American debut of the Ferrari California.

Volvo Extreme Gravity Car

Volvo Extreme Gravity Car

The Extreme Gravity Car by Volvo takes soap-box derby racing to, well, extremes. For one, they flip the rider on their stomach and face them forward; the racer can hit up to 35 mph.

Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT

Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT
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Depreciation is a big issue for most used vehicles, but probably not for this Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT Coupe. If your beater can do 0-60 in 3 seconds, give us a call and we’ll deal.

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Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

Biofueled engines? Check. Ice penetrating radar? Check. Propellers? Lotus’ Concept Ice Vehicle is an Antarctic explorers’ dream; it scouts ahead for heavier support vehicles.

Ferrari FXX Evoluzione

Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
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It’s the ultimate test-drive: Ferrari’s FXX program has chosen only three worthy (and stinkin’ rich) drivers to try out their 860hp V12 Evoluziones. There’s one in Europe and two in Hong Kong.

Book: Cosmic Motors

Book: Cosmic Motors
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COSMIC MOTORS is a fantastic, albeit fictional look at spaceships and their totally smokin’ pilots. It’s written by Daniel Simon, who in real life has worked for Bugatti and Lamborghini.

2009 Audi RS6

2009 Audi RS6
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For 2009, Audi’s RS6 sports sedan gets a twin-turbo V10 with 580 HP and 479 lb-ft, launching this all-wheel drive monster from 0-100 kph in 4.5 seconds. Available in mid-October.

BMW Z X-6 Concept

BMW Z X-6 Concept

Like something out of Minority Report, this two-seater BMW concept by Italian design students sports suicide doors, zero emissions and a glass greenhouse. Tom Cruise not included.

2009 Ferrari California

2009 Ferrari California
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Dubbed the “Baby Ferrari”, the California is a hardtop convertible with a 4.3L flat V8 that puts out 454 hp. Appropriately enough, it was recently spotted in San Francisco’s North Beach.

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