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Most Realistic Racing Simulator

There are racing simulators, and then this high-tech piece of wizardry. Officially called "The Most Realistic Racing Simulator," it was selected by Ford Motor Company to demonstrate ride experiences, and the simulator uses linear servo actuators that cause its monocoque fiberglass chassis to roll, pitch, and rotate 360° at up to 0.5G acceleration. In other words, it's as close as you'll get to simulating entering a turn at 200MPH or moving up a bank in the slipstream of an opponent, at home. The chassis' front end even dips when braking at hairpins, pushes forward when accelerating during passes, and rumbles when driving on an apron. One caveat: it costs $185,000. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Empulse TT Electric Motorcycle


Victory Motorcycle's Empulse TT is basically a street legal, electric super bike that is built on the same platform that set an American lap-speed record at the Isle of Man. This motorbike quickly accelerates up to 100MPH+ and the battery is not only good for 140-miles on a single charge, but recharging it fully only takes 3.5-hours. Other features include: sport-tuned inverted front forks, dual Radial Mount Brembo brakes, adjustable suspension engineered to provide track-level performance, and an advanced regenerative braking system. Pricing starts at $19,999 and could go up depending on options. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cyclist who decided to move a car with his bare hands out of the bike path.

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Gazebox Carport

For anyone who needs the protection of a garage but don't have access to one, the GazeBox should do the trick. It's essentially a folding carport made from anti-UV polycarbonate panels to protect your vehicle. The GazeBox isn't just a simple temporary garage, its design enables you to easily showcase a prized motorcycle or car, thanks to the transparent panels. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Aton Impulse Viking

Think of the Aton Impulse Viking as a futuristic tank on wheels that can not only traverse all terrains, but water as well. Weighing in at over 3.3-tons, it comes equipped with a small, but ample, 1770cc VAZ-2130 engine producing 82 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque. Designed to be an emergency rescue vehicle, the Viking tops out at 37mph on the road, and 9.3mph in the water. However, upside, the vehicle does get a respectable 16mpg, considering its size. It rides on giant balloon tires, in which the driver can adjust tire pressures on the fly from the cabin, while its suspension is pneumatically adjustable to give you an additional 10-inches of ground clearance when needed. One caveat: pricing starts at $200,000. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one on how to make your own magic goo.

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Lamborghini Murcielago Replica

At first glance, this appears to be a real Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, but it's actually a replica. That's right, the reason why all the proportions are correct is because rather than use a donor car, everything was built from the ground up, with a tube chassis and fiberglass/carbon fiber body by NAERC. Continue reading for a dyno pull as well as some spirited highway driving.

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BMW i9

If you just can't get enough of the BMW i8, wait until you see the i9 prototype. As you can tell, it looks like a cross between a Star Wars pod racer and the i8. Insiders say that the i9 has been approved for production in 2016, and will sport the same carbon fiber chassis as its predecessor, but with a new, modular 3.0-liter hybrid system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Lucra LC470

You could either buy a second-hand supercar for $85,000, or the Lucra LC470. Weighing just 2,000-pounds, thanks to a lightweight, carbon fiber body, the LC470 can be powered by either an AMG 6.3L V8, 6.3L LS3 or a 7.0L LS7, all of which have at least 550-horsepower. If you don't fancy a Tremec TKO 600RR 5-speed manual transmission, a 7-speed Mercedes paddle shift is also an option. How fast can it go? For starters, it does 0-60mph in a mere 2.7-seconds, and the 1/4 in 10.1-seconds, topping out at 200 mph. Willwood brakes and a fully adjustable suspension ensure you're able to stop on a dime. Continue reading for two videos, including a "How It's Made", and more information.

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Zero SR Electric Motorcycle Bike

Most electric motorcycles look different from their sport bike counterparts, but not the Zero SR. At $17000, its electric motor produces 67-horsepower and 106 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60mph in just 3.3-second. Best of all, owners can use any standard power outlet to charge the bike - reaches near full capacity in 60-minutes. When fully-charged, expect to get 170-miles of city driving and 130 highway miles. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of two brothers who saved a hammerhead shark at a beach.

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Batman Returns Batmobile

The Tumbler may be one of the most popular vehicles from the Batman series, but Tim Burton's Batmobile from the 1989 film 'Batman Returns' is timeless. This fan-built Batmbile comes equipped with a Jaguar-sourced 3.2L inline-six engine with automatic transmission. Not just for looks, this matte black stunner features LED running lights, front / rearview cameras, flame throwing rear ducts, and even an electric canopy. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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6x6 Zetros

Expedition vehicles aren't synonymous with luxury, but the Zetros is definitely an exception. Powered by a 7.2L in-line 6-cylinder engine that generates 326-horsepower, it features a marble floor bathroom with underfloor heating, sleeping quarters, 40-inch / 46-inch displays, satellite internet, a Bose audio system, a safe for your valuables, an on-board drinking water system and even a rear vehicle bay for an ATV. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one showing what a Star Wars game would be like with the Oculus virtual reality headset.

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