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Lamborghini Speedboat

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Priced at $1.3-million, this Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 Roadster Limited Edition-inspired speedboat is 48 feet long and powered by a pair of twin-turbo Mercury Racing 1350 engines that produces a mind-boggling 2700-horsepower with a top speed of about 186mph (300km/h). It's currently being showcased at Supercar Week 2015 in Palm Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, you won't be able to buy one anytime soon, even if Facebook decided to snatch up your company for billions, because this is a one-off model created by Miami restaurant mogul Gino Gargiulo. Continue reading for a video.

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White Veneno Roadster

A brand spanking new white Lamborghini Veneno Roadster was unveiled at the company's Hong Kong dealership. Limited to only 9 cars worldwide, each of these limited edition models carries a staggering €3.3 million price tag. Powering this beast is an Aventador-sourced 6.5L V12 engine that generates 700hp, enabling it to spring from 0 - 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 2.9 seconds, topping out at 220 mph (355 km/h). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pagani Zonda Replica

Auto enthusiast Nick Truman has always wanted a Pagani Zonda, but couldn't quite afford the real thing, so he decided to settle for the next best thing: a custom-built replica. No kits were used during the build process, just a Ford Granada chassis he purchased for £100, twin-turbocharged Audi V8 engine, and then eBay-sourced wheels, tires, gearboxes, windscreens, and other miscellaneous parts. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Volkswagen Stretch Bus

As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the VW microbus gave rise to forward control competitors in the United States in the 1960s, including the Ford Econoline, the Dodge A100, and the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan, the latter adopting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. This custom-built stretch version by Aspen247 is currently on sale for $220,000. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Driving Life Hack

With spring and summer coming soon for many, there's no better time than now to plan for a long road trip somewhere, but before you do so, here are some extremely useful life hacks for the road. Starting off, this nifty rubber band on air vent is perfect for those who use their smartphone as navigation device. Just make sure you wrap your phone around twice before driving off. Continue reading for more tips.

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F&R Auto Sales

F&R Auto Sales in Westport, Massachusetts decided to hassle Palace Pizza employee Jarrid Tansey over $7. Simply put, the order totaled $42.xx. After handing two $20 bills and two $5 bills to the Tansey, the driver quickly left, but they called him back to return with their change. So, Tansey returned and the ensuing conversation was uploaded to YouTube, which caused quite an uproar online. These Yelp reviews prove it. Continue reading for the video (not safe for work language).

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Tesla Model X GAC WitStar

Tesla's Model X crossover SUV may still be a couple years away, but there are already knockoffs surfacing, and the GAC WitStar from China is one of them. It was unveiled earlier this week at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and in addition to the falcon wing doors, it boasts an extended-range electric powertrain as well as autonomous drive technologies. To top things off, there's a built-in fish tank armrest. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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BMW Intelligent Lighting Lasers

Unlike other modern automotive lighting systems, the BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights employs "High Power Laser" diodes for projecting driver information directly onto the road in front of the vehicle, allowing them to concentrate on traffic even in pitch black darkness. Selective Beam technology helps the headlights adapt themselves to oncoming traffic, to make sure the drivers are not blinded by the light, thanks to laser technology. Plus, the Dynamic Light Spot function warns drivers of incoming pedestrians or animals from a distance of 100 meters. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Japanese carpenters fitting together perfectly cut pieces of wood.

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Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover

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When sports car-styling meets pickup truck, you get the Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Concept, unveiled at NAIAS in Detroit yesterday. It's nimble enough to navigate city streets and cramped parking lots in daily driving, but large enough to transport cargo on the weekends. Equipped with Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel drive system, it's powered by a 2.0L turbo diesel engine that generates 190 hp (142 kW) and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque, with fuel economy in the high 30 mpg (around 6.2 L/100 km) range. Continue reading for the full unveiling, more pictures and additional information.

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2016 Acura NSX Official Detroit

Unlike its predecessor, the 2016 Acura NSX is more than just a mid-engined supercar, as it uses a twin-turbo V6 engine, paired with 3 electric motors to achieve a blistering 550-plus-horsepower and mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Acura Vice President Erik Berkman says that it will be priced at around $150,000, and the company will begin taking orders this summer. Continue reading for the 35-minute unveiling event from NAIAS, more live pictures and additional information.

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