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Oshkosh Defense JLTV

If you took a Halo Warthog and turned it into a real armored military vehicle, it'd probably look something like the Oshkosh Defense JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle). Available in two- and four-seat variants, it comes equipped with the battle-tested Core1080 protection system to keep soldiers safe, and utilizes the Tak-4i intelligent independent suspension to traverse all-terrains, or in other words, the power train adapts to different conditions on the fly. 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 on what happens when you run 2000-volts through a plasma television.

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Yamaha 01GEN Three-Wheeled Motorcycle

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The Yamaha 01GEN is touted as a "multi-wheel crossover" - referring both to its on- and off-road capability - sporting two wheels at the front and a single wheel in the rear. It utilizes a similar front suspension setup to the Tricity scooter, with either front wheel supported by its own fork, enabling the bike to lean into corners. There are also two separate fenders, one for each wheel, resembling an insect's pincers. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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R2-D2 USB Car Charger

This R2-D2 USB Car Charger just might be the droid you're looking for, and it comes complete with rotating head, light-up eye and sound effects. "With him plugged into your 12V vehicle power adapter (cigarette lighter), you can get 2.1 Amps through each of his USB charging ports, which is enough to charge two tablets or smartphones or, well, pretty much anything that charges via USB," according to ThinkGeek. Get one here now. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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K1600 Krugger BMW Motorcycle

Krugger Motorcycles owner Fred Bertrand was given a BMW K1600 to customize, and the end result - 3,000-hours later - is an Art Deco masterpiece the least. However, the only requirement was to keep the 161-horsepower engine and all of the electronics in place. Everything else was completely revamped, and the modifications include a hand-built aluminum chassis. The chassis was lengthened, while the radiators were relocated to showcase its six exhaust pipes. 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 of a functional 3D-printed Boeing 787 engine.

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Electric Volkswagen Beetle

It looks like a 1958-1966 Volkswagen Bug on the outside, but under the hood? It's a zero-emission, 100% electric-powered vehicle by San Diego-based Zelectric Motors. Owner David Benardo sources parts from EV West, a shop specializing in selling components for high-performance electric race cars, and then installs two lithium-ion battery packs on the Bugs - one under the front and another behind the backseats, thus replacing the gasoline engine with a Zelectric drivetrain. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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Polaris RZR XP Turbo

Most off-road vehicles aren't known for their speed, that is unless...you're talking about the 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo. The Powered by a 144-horsepower Polaris ProStar Turbo engine, it features a fully-engineered stronger driveline, FOX PODIUM Internal Bypass Shocks with larger remote shock reservoirs / 24 position clickers and 248mm stainless steel ventilated rotors on all four corners to help it stop on a dime. 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 of a bizarre amphibious weed-cutting vehicle.

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Winnebago Travato

Why bother with a giant motor home, when you could just get a Winnebago Travato 59G? Based on the Dodge Ram ProMaster chassis, this "Adventure Mobile" measures 20ft. long and 9ft. tall, and is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that generates 280-horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Not just for comfortable living, it's capable of towing up to 3,500-pounds, which means you can bring several off-road toys along. Inside, there are Bluetooth / USB ports, swivel cab seats, LED ceiling lights, a split dinette area, 22" HDTV, MCD blackout roller shades, outdoor speakers, retractable awning, the company's Flex Bed System, 2,800 Watt power generator, 16,000 BTU furnace, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Wolverine R-Spec

While Yamaha's Wolverine R-Spec sounds like a character from the upcoming X-Men film, it's actually a rugged all-terrain UTV. Powered by a 708cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, paired with Yamaha's Ultramatic CVT automatic transmission, this two-person vehicle can handle anything nature throws at it. Other features include a 4-wheel independent suspension, KYB ultra-long-stroke nitrogen gas charged piggyback shocks, a flat cargo bed (300lb payload and 1,500 lb towing capacity), and exclusive 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires. Continue reading for two more videos and additional pictures.

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Gurkha RPV

If the Tumbler were crossed with a tank, Gurkha's 19,500-pound RPV Civilian Edition would be the result. Based on the Ford F-550 chassis, it's powered by a 6.7L Powerstroke diesel generating 300-horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. You also get full exterior LED lighting, remote power door locks and GPS navigation. Options on this 4x4 beast include: a front winch for off-road applications or a rear trailer hitch to haul your race car to the track. 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 of a highly volatile substance that explodes when disturbed.

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Bett Mobil Volkswagen Camper

Why bother with a giant RV for road trips, when you could just get a Bett Mobile for your Volkswagen Transporter. This nifty accessory transforms the van into a full-fledged camper, which includes an upper slide-out bedroom that fits inside the tailgate, a wash area module w/sink + 20L fresh water tank, a 10L waste water tank, 50L compressor fridge, and a storage compartment for a camping toilet. The cooking module sports a canister stove and storage space for all your cooking tools. An optional outdoor kitchen is also available. A total camper package will set you back anywhere from $13,144 to $16,865. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Tesla P85D owner who managed to go 452.8-miles on a single charge.

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