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Terrafugia TF-X

We have seen the future of automobiles, and some of them will take to the skies. Starting off, there's the Terrafugia TF-X, which has an air cruising speed of 200 mph, and a range 500 miles (805 km) without needing to refuel or recharge. If the driver sets it in automatic mode, they'll be able to automatically avoid other air traffic, along with inclement weather, restricted airspace and tower-controlled airspace. That's not all, this flying car will also automatically land itself at the destination - manual override is included should they notice any hazards at the chosen landing site. Continue reading for more.

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TRON GT-R

Why settle for a standard Nissan GT-R, when you could have one that looks to be straight from the TRON universe? According to Zeng Chaoyi, a car tuner in China, the trend of covering vehicles with reflective 3M vinyl tape is the current rage. This particular vehicle was spotted in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The owner adjusted parts of the wrap to make it more impressive, covering even vents on the bonnet. Continue reading for more cool and unusual cars you won't believe exist.

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Boba Fett Veloster

Rebekah Stieg Knuth, an artist at Knuthart Studios, has just unveiled her latest project: a Boba Fett-themed Hyundai Veloster that looks to be straight from the Star Wars universe, battle worn paint job and all. She officially named her car "Ivor Fett," and all the work you see is custom, with the wrap installation performed by Josh Bevers and Tom Hrubesky of Fastsigns in Appleton, Wisconsin. Continue reading for more images of the geeky car after the break.

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Transparent Pillar

Jaguar Land Rover has just unveiled a new technology called "360 Virtual Urban Windscreen", which consists of screens embedded into the two pillars around the car that work with cameras placed around the vehicle to project images normally obscured. At the flick of an indicator, the pillar becomes transparent and projects what's in the blindspot from the camera. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Lamborghini Powered Motorcycle

Hearing a Lamborghini V12 in-action is something most auto enthusiasts will never forget, now imagine that rumble coming from a motorcycle. The beast you see above made an appearance at Cars and Coffee Alpharetta, GA this past weekend weekend, complete with six carburetors and those familiar throttle bodies. Auto Evolution reports, "Up until the Aventador was launched, Lamborghini improved on the same 60-degree quad-cam V12 Bizzarini designed in the early 60s. Over the years, the engine went from 3.5 to 4.0, 6.2 and 6.5 liters, with the muscle increasing from 274 to 670 hp." Continue reading for the clip and more information.

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Concept Motorcycle

Making its debut at the Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany, the Akrapovic Full Moon looks like something straight from a sci-fi flick. The name came about due to its completely visible aluminum frame and a carbon thirty-inch front wheel, giving it the appearance of a full moon. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there's no word yet on if it will go into production, or estimated pricing. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Rare Vintage Cars French Countryside

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder ($11.7-$14.8 million) and a 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 ($800,000+) are just two of the extremely rare vintage cars discovered going up for auction on February 4, 2015 at Retromobile Salon at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre in Paris, France. Inventor and auto enthusiast Roger Bailon made his fortune manufacturing trucks, and after the war, he began to amass a significant collection of cars with the goal of one day opening an automobile museum on one of his properties. Fast forward to today, his grandchildren discovered a collection of 60 vintage automobiles from the 1930s to the 1950s left to rust in sheds on the family's farm in western France. Continue reading to see a video and more of the collection.

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Chinese Car Knockoffs

Now that you've seen what's inside fake iPhones, here are a few Chinese car knockoffs that you (might have) never knew existed. They include the NATS GT-R, Geely GE, and Land Wind X7. While it might fool some on the highway, none of these are carbon copies that's for sure, especially the NATS GT-K. Not too long ago BMW tried suing Shuanghuan for copying the X5, but as you might've already guessed, the German auto manufacturer lost the case in court. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why a mom should not leave dad home alone with an adorable baby destined for internet stardom.

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Sidewinder Dune Buggy

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Grey Design has unveiled the perfect vehicle for a zombie apocalypse, the Sidewinder Dune Buggy, which is powered by an LSX Bowtie big block engine that generates an impressive 630 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, helping it sprint to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. To make sure that the zombies can't keep up, it has an off-road top speed of 93 miles per hour, thanks to 3.0 KING bypass shock absorbers and a set of massive tires. Inside, you'll find an Android-powered OLED infotainment system, along with several touchscreen displays. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a little girl who puts Gaston in his place.

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Koenigsegg

What do you get when you combine the design of a Koenigsegg hypercar with a motorcycle? This sleek machine. Designer Burov Art has always fancied this idea, and so he made it a reality. Featuring an ultra-short tail, enclosed fairings, rear dual exhausts, dual rear shocks, and minimalist styling. Continue reading for more pictures.

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