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Ferrari F80 Concept

Adriano Raeli, a 28-year-old automotive designer, speaks up about this famed Ferrari F80 hypercar concept, which is touted to have a top speed of 300mph if it were to ever go in production. "I wanted to create something striking before graduation [at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.], and what better way than to come up with a hypercar concept. Enzo Ferrari had always been a great inspiration for me, and I wanted to pay tribute to this great idol of the automotive world. My goal was to design a car that would be up to his standards as well as those of Pininfarina, which I have also always admired. I truly wanted the project to express my inner passion for the automotive arts," said Raeli. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a ball python getting confused on a blanket and not moving an inch.

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VUHL 05RR Roadster

The 2017 VUHL 05RR Roadster is literally a street-legal F1 car with seating for two, thanks to a carbon fiber chassis and various other lightweight bits. Tipping the scales at just 1,411-pounds dry weight, it's powered by a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine that produces 385-horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, paired with a 6-speed sequential gearbox that enables it to go from 0-62mph in only 2.7-seconds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Terrafugia TF-X

Terrafugia's flying car designs have been in development for quite some time (2006), but their latest model, the TF-X, has just received FAA approval. Featuring fold-out wings and helicopter-like rotor blades, the semi-autonomous TF-X has a cruising speed of around 200mph, powered by a 300-horsepower engine. The company is hoping that its full-sized unmanned prototype, with a 4-person capacity and 500-mile range, will be ready to hit the skies by 2018. "The TF-X operator will have final say over whether an approved landing zone is actually a safe place in which to land, and they may abort the landing attempt at any time," said a representative. 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 five simple science experiments you can try at home today.

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Gold Engraved GT-R

Kuhl Racing spent over 6-months creating this GT-R, starting with a fiberglass bodykit, which was then intricately hand engraved. Once that was completed, the car was given an 18K gold finish. Unfortunately, it'll set you back over $1-million if you decide to purchase this luxurious one-off beast. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few more bonus shots, including a couple of the exhaust.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R

Weighing just 3,428-pounds, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is a supercar to be reckoned with, especially in the Hulk-inspired "AMG Green Hell Mango" color. It's powered by an AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo generating 577-horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, good for a 0-60 time of 3.5-seconds, while topping out at 198 mph. Inside, you'll find ultra comfortable, manually adjustable AMG sports bucket seats, upholstered in nappa leather. Click here for more pictures of the AMG GT R. Continue reading for the full unveiling video at Goodwood.

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Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster

The Aston Martin GT12 Roadster is a one-off model created by Q at the Aston Martin Advanced division. It's powered by a naturally aspirated 5.9L V12 engine that produces 592-horsepower, mated to a portshift III seven-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7-seconds - 1/10 off th 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R. Other new features include: a full titanium exhaust, lightweight magnesium torque tube and inlet manifolds, as well as a tuned suspension set-up. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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The Mill Blackbird

Ever wonder how some car commercials are filmed? Well, many have probably used the Mill Blackbird, an electric vehicle designed to be skinned in post production, thanks to pre-mapped tracking points and 360° HDR mapping capability. To make sure the different vehicles are accurately represented, its frame can stretch up to 4-feet and widen by 10-inches. Continue reading for the full video and more information.

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AMZ Electric Race Car


There's a new electric race car, called "Grimsel", in the news, and it's not from Porsche, Tesla, BMW, etc., but rather a group of AMZ (Academic Motorsports Racing Zurich) students from Switzerland. It has set the new Guinness world record for the fastest electric vehicle, thanks to a 31-pound carbon-fiber moncoque that features an aluminum honeycomb core. The entire vehicle weighs in at just 370-pounds, with each wheel being powered by an in-hub, 50-horsepower electric motor developed by the students themselves. 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 group of rejected X-Men characters.

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HPE800 Ford Mustang

The Hennessey 25th Anniversary HPE800 Ford Mustang may look normal, but this limited edition (25 units) muscle car sports a supercharged 2.9L 5.0L V8 that generates over 800-horsepower, enabling it to go from 0-60 in a mere 3.1-seconds, while topping out at nearly 208 mph. In addition to the tuned engine, carbon fiber induction system and axle-back exhaust, it's a true sleeper vehicle, with special badging on both the interior and exterior. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an exploding potato gun at 20,000FPS.

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VW Transporter Doubleback

On the outside, this looks like a classic Volkswagen Transporter van, but once the rear section has been pulled out, it becomes a mobile home. Called the "DoubleBack", the van comes equipped with a 6-foot electric slide out rear pod, pop up roof, kitchenette set, a sleeping area, and plenty of extra storage space. There's only one problem, pricing starts at $85,000, and going much higher once you start adding in options. 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 Seinfeld's apartment recreated with the Doom 2 engine.

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