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Lazareth Wazuma R1

Lazareth is known for their crazy bikes, and the Wazuma R1 is no exception. Based on the atypical geometry of the wheel layout as "W" - the two front wheels are spaced and one rear wheel is detached, placed in the o axis - it provides amazing driving sensations through a specific chassis guaranteeing stability, and an incredibly efficient radial brake to contain the muscular acceleration. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Fire Mount Tire

Why would anyone try to set fire to a tire like this when you could just use an air tank or tire mounting machine? Well, for starters, the latter doesn't make for a good viral video. The former is a process that involves spraying ether or another flammable substance around the area between the lip of an unmounted tire and the rim before lighting it on fire. When ignited, the explosion expands the air around the rim and inside the tire, thus making the opening wide enough to set around the rim. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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2019 Toyota Supra

Photo credit: Tim Stevens / Roadshow

We're just months away from seeing the undisguised 2019 Toyota Supra at the LA Auto Show, but a few lucky journalists were flown to Madrid, Spain this past week to test a fully camouflaged prototype at the track as well as on the streets. The A90 Supra is powered by a turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-six engine that could possibly generate 350hp - 380hp and weigh in at less than 3,300-pounds. Continue reading for another test video, more pictures and information.

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Ford F-Vision Future Truck

The Tesla Semi won't be the only all-electric semi truck on the road, as the Ford F-Vision Future Truck is right around the corner after making its official debut at the Hannover Motor Show. Created by Ford Otosan in Turkey, it has an all-electric powertrain and a Level 4 semi-autonomous driving system, enabling the truck to drive itself in emergency situations. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Peugeot e-Legend Concept

The Peugeot e-Legend Concept is set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next month, and this all-electric vehicle draws inspiration from the classic 504 coupe and combines it with modern technologies. Beneath its sleek chassis, you'll find electric motors and 100 kWh of batteries that generate a combined output of 456 horsepower and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in under four seconds, while topping out at 137 mph. Even more impressive, it has a driving range of 373 miles on a single charge, with 311 miles being unlocked by spending only 25-minutes at a rapid induction charger. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept

Unveiled this week at the Hannover Motor Show, Nissan's Navara Dark Sky Concept is based on the production Navara pickup and features a custom trailer housing an ultra-high-power PlaneWave telescope. Other features include: a light bar, special red lighting to lower light pollution around the telescope for better viewing, and an upgraded Nissan ProPilot Assist system for improved off-road performance that enables it to scan surrounding terrain for an ideal trailer parking spot. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Jaguar I-Type 3 Formula E

Next-generation Formula E cars are here, and one of the first to be unveiled is Jaguar's I-TYPE 3, which is 25% more powerful than its predecessor. The new powertrain generates up to 250 kW, or roughly 330 hp, and has in excess of 800 new parts compared to the outgoing model, good for a 0-62MPH time of 2.8 seconds. Plus, it has an "attack mode" that boosts the power when a driver wants to overtake a rival. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Jaguar Intelligent Pod

This is not an early April Fools' Day joke, Jaguar Land Rover has fitted their intelligent pods with virtual eyes for the sole reason of having the vehicle communicate with pedestrians. They are designed to look at pedestrians using the crosswalk, acknowledge their presence, and hopefully making them feel more comfortable crossing the road in front of driverless cars. Continue reading for another video about these pods by Aurrigo and more information.

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Renault EZ-PRO

We have seen the future of package delivery, and it includes Renault's EZ-Pro driverless robo pods that use a human concierge to supervise the fleet. These pods can be operated independently or follow each in a platoon, all managed by the same logistics operator who can carry different types of goods and merchandise. Each fully customizable and modular pod can be used to deliver for many stores to help maximize productivity as well as save costs. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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ioCamper Van

Why tow a camper, when you could fit the ioCamper inside just about any van? Designed by Tamas Laczko, a mechanical engineer from Bekescsaba, Hungary, the ioCamper is basically a mobile home inside a box that transforms a van and into a camper without requiring mechanical modification to the vehicle. That's right, simply roll it into a Volkswagen Crafter or a Mercedes Sprinter, and you're ready for the ultimate road trip. Once at your destination, users can remotely deploy the camper with their smartphone or tablet, which unfolds to four times its size within 5-10 minutes.Continue reading for another video and more information.

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