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To promote their forthcoming Star Wars toy line, Hot Wheels unveiled a life-sized Darth Vader sports car - will be at San Diego Comic Con this week. Based on the C5 Corvette chassis, this real-life Hot Wheel is exactly like its palm-sized counterpart, "right down to its lightsaber side pipes, red wheel trim, [and also] Darth Vader breathing sounds," says Road & Track. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Limited to just 3 units worldwide, the €3.12-million (possibly much more expensive in China due to import taxes) Lamborghini Veneno has hit Beijing. It's powered by an Aventador-sourced 740bhp 6.5L V12. Car Zero, which was the vehicle on display at many shows, will be retained by the factory for the museum. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of one guy who managed to pour a beer with his forehead.

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What sets the Big Wheel Drift Trike from SFD Industries apart from its competitors, is the 26-inch by 3.5-inch wheel. It's powered by a 6.5 hp (4.8 kW) motor and boasts thicker PVC sleeves wrapped around the rear wheels to create the loss of traction. SFD owner August Agner says, "The most unique feature we designed is the frame mounted pegs that eliminate foot lift while drifting, so you don't have to worry about the tire scrubbing up your leg." Continue reading for a video of a homemade version, more information, and the product page.

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The Maybach Exelero is the world's most expensive car with the price of about $8 million. This supercar has room for 4 and is powered by a 700hp twin turbo V12 engine. It was built on request for Fulda Tires. The German luxury car manufacturer created the model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sportscar from the 1930s. Continue reading to see what the zombie-fighting version looks like.

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What you're looking at above is the one-of-a-kind $4.2-million Ferrari TRS. It's powered by a 730 hp, 6.3-liter V12 combined with a KERS hybrid system lifted from LaFerrari; elevating the total horsepower to just shy of 1,000. The extremely wealthy, yet mysterious buyer, remains unknown. One thing's for sure, the new owner will be one of 499 owners of LaFerrari, making his custom F12 that much more valuable. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures that you probably haven't seen before.

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The Pal-V One helicopter motorcycle is essentially a two-seat hybrid car and gyrocopter that just went on sale today. At $395,999, it's both road and air legal, capable of reaching speeds of up to 112mph and goes from 0 to 60 in under 8 seconds when driven on the road. Continue reading for a video, more information and the product page.

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Most people wouldn't like twice at a dirty car window, but in the hands of artist Scott Wade, they become works of art. He lives near a dirt road in Texas that's notorious for covering cars in white dust. Fortunately, any of these vehicles that his fingers touch end up with portraits like the one you see above. Continue reading for more masterpieces that are definitely work another look.

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We have seen the future of off-road electric vehicles, and it's the Nimbus e-Car. In addition to being battery powered, this vehicle sports solar photovoltaic cells on the roof that generate additional power (A/C, etc.), while a regenerative brake conserves as much as possible. It features a carbon fiber body, along with titanium and aluminum accents for weight savings. Inside, you'll find Wi-Fi via 4G LTE modem, USB ports, power outlets, and even a 7-inch tablet in the center console that displays technical info, similar to what you see in the Tesla Model S. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-bending ring illusion.

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You read that right, a private seller just got rid of their street legal (in some states) Batman Tumbler for a cool $1-million in cash. Featuring custom cut windows, seating for two, five driver assist cameras, a double den stereo with blue tooth, CD/DVD, and iPod integration for all of your entertainment needs. That's not all, it also sports GPS Navigation worldwide as well as a custom interior. Continue reading for a video.

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At first glance, or at least from the picture, this looks like a Lamborghini, but upon closer inspection, you'll notice something is off. That's because it's actually a highly modified Nissan 300ZX coupe with 70,000 km on the odometer. Unfortunately, you won't find a beastly 720hp V12 engine underneath, but rather a 3.0L V6 Twin Turbo DOHC petrol engine. Continue reading for more pictures.

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