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Porsche 618

Porsche may not be synonymous with motorbikes, but it's never too late to start. The Porsche 618 draws inspiration from the 918 Spyder, and in addition to its electric powertrain, the chassis was designed for maximum downforce. On the tech side of things, riders will find an 8" digital touchscreen instrument panel with support for both Android and iOS smart devices for showing remaining battery range, the nearest charging point, GPS, while wirelessly charging the handsets. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how samurai movies got it all wrong.

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Land Rover Defender Project 13

East Coast Defender unveils their latest project, "Project 13," and it's based on the two-door Land Rover Defender D90. Built for soccer player Servando Carrasco and his Olympic gold medal-winning wife Alex Morgan, the name pays tribute to the latter's jersey number. It's powered by a 326-horsepower GM LC9 V8 engine, mated to a GM 6-speed automatic transmission. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Triumph Ghost

Inspired by the Lotus C-01, the futuristic Triumph Ghost motorcycle by Australia-based Smoked Garage is based on a 2005 Triumph "Speed Triple" bike, and boasts an upgraded cooling system, frame geometry, as well as a full aluminum body. What really sets this bike apart from its donor is the five piece aluminum frame joined together with flush mounted bolts. Other features include: a custom tail, complete with an integrated LED light, revamped front grille, and updated air scoops to improve cooling. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Nerf dart breaking the sound barrier.

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Lenco BearCar X3 FireCat

Powered by a V8 turbo diesel engine, the Lenco BearCat X3 'FireCat' is essentially a rapid response armored vehicle with self-contained water deployment capability, thanks to a roof-mounted nozzle. You can also hook direct to a main water line or pumper truck for continuous water flow. In case of zombie apocalypse, it comes equipped with .50 CAL armor protection, a rotating roof hatch and tactical breaching tools, including the RAM Bar, Gas Injector, RAM Camera and all-new Water Needle. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that explains how the Doomsday Clock functions.

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BMW M2 CSL

BMW's M division has been know for their CSL (Coupe, Sports and Lightweight) models, but the public hasn't see one since the M3 CSL in 2004. However, that might all change if the company brings the BMW M2 CSL to life. On the outside, it sports wider fenders, an aggressive aero kit, and of course the famed BMW racing stripes. Inside, you'll find many luxuries stripped out and replaced with a racing roll cage, non-adjustable bucket seats, and a five-point harnesses to keep passengers secure. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Hum Rider

Thinkmodo created "Hum Rider" to promote Verizon Telematic's Hum platform, and it's a Jeep Grand Cherokee unlike any other. At the push of a button, the suspension can extend up to 9-feet, just enough ground clearance to drive directly over traffic, or at least most hatchbacks, sedans, and coupes. To ensure safety, four cameras were installed for a quad-split view of traffic. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Coyote Bronco

Take a 1974 Ford Bronco shell, add a Coyote Mustang 5.0L V8 engine generating 412-horsepower, and you get the "Coyote Bronco San Francisco". Featuring reupholstered front and rear seats in brown leather, a "Brittany Blue" paint job, Bilstein suspension and BF Goodrich 'Mud Terrain' tires. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool $150,000. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Michael Airless Tires

For those who haven't heard of Michelin's Tweel, it's basically tire technology that does not use a bladder full of compressed air, thus it cannot burst, leak pressure, or become flat. Instead, the Tweel assembly's inner hub connects to flexible polyurethane spokes which are used to support an outer rim and these engineered compliant components assume the shock-absorbing role provided by the compressed air in a traditional tire. Now, the company has pit their technology against three conventional tires mounted on loaders. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to build your own PC case from scratch.

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Aqualia Water-Powered Car

Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel is quite the task, but the production and consumption of this new biofuel, created through the partnership between Aqualia and SEAT, reduces CO2 emissions by 80% compared to petrol powered vehicles. More specifically, wastewater is separated from sludge in treatment plants to create biomethane, which then becomes gas after a fermentation treatment. After a purification and enrichment process, the biogas can then be utilized as fuel. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a nuclear reactor at work.

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Land Rover Project Hero

Let's face it, rescue vehicles are a necessity, but they aren't exactly the most exciting in the auto industry, that is unless...you're talking about the Land Rover Discovery "Project Hero". Designed for the Austrian Red Cross, it comes equipped with a roof-mounted drone, along with self-centering magnetic technology that helps it land safely while the SUV is in motion. The floor of the vehicle also slides out to create work space that can also be used to store rescue gear. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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