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James Bond Lotus

James Bond fans rejoice! If you've seen "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) countless times already and have a few million burning a hole in your pocket, now is your chance to pick up the actual Lotus Espirit S1 car that James Bond used in the film. This vehicle is claimed to be one of only three surviving Lotus prop cars used during filming, though if you want to bring this nostalgia home. For those who love the super spy, but don't remember the vehicle in this film, it ebuted its submersible skills during a chase scene that saw Bond escape gunfire from a helicopter by driving straight off a pier and then up went the wheels and out came the fins. Continue reading for more pictures and an actual video showing the the Espirit in "The Spy Who Loved Me".

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Custom DeLorean

The DeLorean DMC-12 was manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company for the American market in 1981-82. Featuring gull-wing doors with a fiberglass "underbody", to which non-structural brushed stainless steel panels are affixed, the car became iconic for its appearance as a modified time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy. The company went into liquidation as the US car market went through its largest slump since the 1930s. In 2007, about 6,500 DeLorean Motor cars were believed to still exist. However, there are still some diehard enthusiasts who go to great lengths to customize their vehicles, as you can see above. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the iOS 8 Autocomplete Song.

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Sharpie GT-R

Photo credit: Nicoclub

Most auto enthusiasts, especially Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R owners, would not want anyone even near their car, even for photos, but this one - a member of the US military - is one exception. He asked his wife to use a black Sharpie marker to cover up some scuffs on the front bumper. One thing lead to another, and after 100-hours of work, along with several layers of clear coat sprayed on, it became a whole new car. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Schumacher GoPro

GoPro's stock started tanking today after a new report from French journalist Jean-Louis Moncet surfaced. After speaking to Schumacher's son (accompanied Michael on that fateful ski trip), went on a live radio show and said: "The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the GoPro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain." The F1 racing legend still can't walk or talk, but is "waking up very slowly; very slowly," rehabilitating with $185,000-per-month care at his home by Lake Geneva. Continue reading for more information.

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Ferrari F60 America

Photo credit: AutoGuide

Limited to just 10-units in the US (all spoken for) and priced at $2.5-million, the Ferrari F60 America is one of the most (f not the most) expensive production model yet. The name is a homage to 60 years of Ferrari selling their cars in the country. It's powered by the same 6.3L V-12 engine as found in the F12 Berlinetta, producing 729 horsepower at 8,500rpm, rocketing it from 0-60mph in just 3.1-seconds. "The F60 America's personality is instantly clear from its flanks, which are characterized by an innovative diapason design theme. The front of the car is dominated by the classic Ferrari single front grille with chrome finish and integrated air intakes for the brakes," says a company rep. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of RomoCart, or how one geek transformed his home into a real Mario Kart circuit.

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Truck Conversion Traveler

Photo credit: Tylerthompson21

Let's face it, not everyone who wants to travel the world can actually afford to do so, but Reddit user "tylerthompson21" had other ideas in mind. He began with a standard Toyota truck and decided to build a custom camper, complete with bed, storage space, as well as working power outlets. A few weeks later, after countless hours of work, he definitely had something worthy to show. Continue reading to see the build process.

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Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car

You can either buy a car from a local dealership, or have a Local Motors Strati printed at home in 44-hours. This company created the world's first 3D-printed car from ABS plastic reinforced with carbon fiber. While you may have seen similar vehicles, this is truly the first that has the body and chassis of the vehicle printed together. The company says, "The 3D-printed car is going to change the way car manufacturers create vehicles. By cutting down the time and cost to build cars, Local Motors has shown the automotive world that things need to change. This line of vehicle is the catalyst, and you can be the first to own it." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework questions and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a spinning chocolate cake that will blow your mind.

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Tesla Model S P85D

Photo credit: Engadget

Priced at $120,000 for a top-of-the-line Model S P85D, this newly unveiled P85D has a dual motor - the same system coming to the all-wheel-drive Model X next year - that pumps at 691hp as well as 687 lb-ft of torque that boost it from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds, which is a full second quicker than the standard P85. If that's still not enough for you adrenaline junkies, the 1g of lateral acceleration will definitely help you on track days. Continue reading to see its driver assist function in-action and for more pictures.

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V8 Chainsaw

Photo credit: Hot Rod

Unlike other chainsaws, this one, built by the team at Whitlands Engineering from Victoria, Australia, is powered by a 4.1L Holden-sourced V8 engine. Just for reference, this engine has the power to mow right through performance 550m hardwood in just 2.4 seconds, and with ease. It's been outfitted with a 3/4 Harvester chain along with a 1000mm Harvester bar. Earmuffs are required when standing anywhere near the 120-horsepower beast when it's in use. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cyclist who definitely does not put safety first.

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Yamaha 01GEN

Photo credit: Motorrad

When you combine the performance of an ATV with the looks of a futuristic motorcycle, you get the Yamaha 01GEN. It's touted as a "multi-wheel crossover" and is designed for both the asphalt and off-road use, and its motorcycle-like upper half and ATV-like lower half reflect this. While there's no word yet on pricing or availability, it will become a favorite vehicel among extreme sport GoPro fans. Continue reading for more images, a live video and additional information.

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