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Ferrari first unveiled the 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Featuring an aluminium retractable hardtop - can be retracted in 14 seconds flat - that weighs 25kg (55lb) less than a soft roof such as the one found on the Ferrari F430 Spider. Now, this shiny gold variant has appeared on the streets of London. Continue reading for a video.

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Criminals beware, as this awesome Nissan GT-R police car might be one vehicle you won't be able to outrun. According to HiConsumption, "the 2-door sports car has even been equipped with a set of flashing red and blue lights complete with sirens." The Dubai police car fleet might be its only rivals. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very talented musician singing Katy Perry's Dark Horse in 20 different musical styles.

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Sure, it's nothing like the Dubai police car fleet, but the LAPD does have something up its sleeve, a Lamborghini Gallardo to be exact. Here's where the story gets interesting...fiber optics company owners Nathale and Travis Marg donated the use of their supercar, complete with its V10 sitting squarely in the middle, to the department for use in a good, but not exciting way. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Batman Tumbler replicas are nothing new, but Parker Brother Concepts' version is actually street legal, or at least in Florida where their shop is based. There isn't much information floating around about this beast, but for those interested, you can rest assured that the price tag is in the hypercar territory (Veyron, etc.). Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a homeless lottery winner that will restore your faith in humanity.

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The Dubai Police Force has a number of luxury and high-performance vehicles (which include a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, a Ferrari FF, a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a Bentley Continental GT, a limited edition Aston Martin One-77, Ford Mustang GT, a BMW M6 Gran Coupe, a Brabus G63 AMG, a Bugatti Veyron, an Audi R8, a Nissan GT-R, and a McLaren MP4-12C) which are used for patrolling. Continue reading for more.

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Not just any all-terrain vehicle, the monstrous Mercedes-Benz Zetros is an all-wheel drive vehicle designed to let the rich survive the zombie apocalypse in pure luxury. It's powered by a 7.2L in-line six-cylinder engine that generates 326hp, and comes complete with a marble floor bathroom as well as underfloor heating. That's not all, you'll also find plenty of sleeping space, two flat panel TVs, satellite cable, a Bose audio system, an on-board water system for drinking water, and a special ATV compartment. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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It's official, Apple CarPlay that is. This technology works adds significant robustness through the replication of the iPhone display on the center stack display and the ability to call on more of the functionality of your phone. Drivers can use Apple Maps for navigation and it predicts possible destinations from recent calls and messages you've received. That's not all, CarPlay also enables access to music, podcasts, audiobooks, iTunes Radio as well as selected third-party apps, such as Beats Radio, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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English Russia reports that the beast you see above was designed by an auto enthusiast using 3D modeling software, and then built using a Nissan Maxima chassis,a as well as a source for some parts. The final product definitely looks like a rugged, all-terrain Batmobile fit for extreme places such as Siberia. Continue reading for more pictures.

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We have seen the future of autonomous cars, and it's the Rinspeed XchangeE. This futuristic vehicle has an interior that functions more like a luxury lounge than a real car, as the front seats swivel around a full 180-degrees, with the steering wheel drifting to the center of the dashboard, enabling the driver and passenger to recline towards the windshield for entertainment on the 52-inch gesture-controlled 4K-resolution display. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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While the Rich Kids of Instagram might already have their pre-orders in, there's still a chance for those who just happen to win the lottery jackpot this week. What are we talking about? The sleek and stylish Koenigsegg One:1 hypercar of course. It received this name because the vehicle produces one horsepower for every kilogram of weight. Koenigsegg calls it the world's first production 'Megawatt' car, because of its 1,000-kilowatt power rating. For auto enthusiasts in the US, it translates to around 1,340 horsepower at 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds). These insane specs were achieved with a 20 percent lighter chassis and body compared to the Koenigsegg Agera, made using advanced carbon fiber. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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