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Super Jet Capsule

At first, the Super Jet Capsule may look like a UFO, but it's actually based on a jet ski, and is able to accommodate up to 6 passengers and one pilot. Think of the 3300-pound vessel as half yacht, and half speedboat, complete with air conditioning, an automatic docking system, photochromic windows, shock absorbent seating, ample hidden storage and LED lighting. Expect the production model to hit showrooms in 2019. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Dirt Bike Surfint

Motocrosser Robbie Maddison teamed up with DC shoes to fulfill a three year long 'pipe dream', and they spent countless hours fitting a dirt bike with fins, waterproof sealed engines, as well as different rear tire designs to make it both on / off road capable. That's right, when you're not riding the waves, it can be used like any other dirt bike, hitting the trails. Continue reading for a two part behind-the-scenes video series, more pictures and additional information.

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Zecoo Motorcycle

There are choppers, and then Japanese designer Kota Nezu's "Zecoo" electric motorcycle. Hand assembled, the bike's various parts are made from sculpted aluminum alloy block with an innovative frame layout centered around the electric components, while the hub steering mechanism is designed to accommodate the battery's weight to maintain steering ability. It can be fully charged in just 4-hours and its power source provides a maximum torque of 144 Nm and 160km range. One caveat: all 49 units have already been sold. 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 showing five vintage gadgets being put to the test.

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Brodozer

What happens when you take a 2011 Ford F-350, cut it in half, and install a crawling suspension? "The Brodozer", built by Sparks Motors/Diesel Brothers. With four-wheel steering, this off-road monster can steer itself over just about any obstacle with ease. Making sure it can crawl up and over rocks is a 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel Motor, along with an Axletech 2 speed transfer case, Peterbilt Drivelines, Mickey Thompson 54" x 19.5" x 20" Baja Claw Tires, a PSC Front and Rear Hydraulic Steering Setup, King 3.0x18 coil over shocks, and a custom 4-link suspension using monster trucks heim joints. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an oddly satisfying LEGO machine.

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Cadillac DPi-V.R. Race Car

Cadillac is set to race in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series, with their all new DPi-V.R race car, competing in the Prototype (P) class. It draws power from a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 engine, similar to the one found in the third-generation CTS-V, complete with 600-horsepower on tap @ 7,600rpm. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Aero E Racer

Unlike other e-bikes, the futuristic Aero E Racer blurs the line between petrol-powered cafe racers and an electric city bike. Powered by an electric motor from Tacita, maker of the T-Race electric rally bike, it generates around 75-horsepower, thanks to a 10.6 kWh battery pack. It sits on a tubular chrome moly steel frame, has a front-mounted GoPro for live videos, and is finished with carbon / kevlar body panels. An iPhone-connected dashboard ensures easy access to vital information. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Jeep Terra Crawler

RCH Designs' Jeep Terra Crawler is based on the Jeepster Commando, and has been upgraded with larger tires, a lift, along with an entirely revamped suspension. What does all this mean? It can not only tackle any terrain, but also climb up rocky hills with ease, without breaking something. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on if these will be available at dealers anytime soon. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Solar Electric Volkswagen Bus

Brett Belen is no stranger to solar electric vehicles, as he's been building them for years, but his latest project, the "Solar Electric Volkswagen Camper Van" has become a personal expedition vehicle of sorts. Featuring a roof-lined with 4,305 Watt LG panels, with 1,220 watt array pivots in the front of the van, while actuators tilt the array up to a maximum of about 40°, adjustable for maximizing output. Spinning the vehicle 180° enables Belen to position the array to catch the morning sun - at full tilt it has 40°, allowing it face the sun directly for far over 6-hours. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Johammer J1

Photo credit: Bloomberg

Think of the Johammer J1 as a Tesla Powerwall you can actually ride. Designed by Leonie and Jean-Marie Lawniczak, this electric motorcycle comes equipped with an air-cooled 11 kW rear-wheel hub single-speed maintenance-free motor, that has a peak power output of 16 kW. The entire bike is encapsulated in 7mm thick polypropylene, made in Italy by a company that specializes in modular plastic furniture, while corrugated lines in draws inspiration from World War II-era Junkers Ju.52 "Tante Ju". Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of some awesome Confederate motorcycles.

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Tesla Model S Roadster

Photo credit: Rain Prisk

There are plenty of roadsters on the market now, but let's face it, electric models are lagging way behind, that is unless...Tesla decides to release a Model S Roadster. This concept by Rain Prisk Design should whet your appetite until it becomes a reality, or so we think. For those who prefer a more conservative design, early Model 3 pre-orders should get their vehicles delivered late next year. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of possibly the worst mall commercial of all-time.

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