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Rimac Concept One

Finally, after months of testing, the Rimac Concept One has finally hit the streets, and in grand fashion. Unlike other electric cars, this one boasts four permanent magnet electric motors, one for each wheel, producing a total of 1073-horsepower and 1,195 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-62 time of 2.6-seconds, while topping out at 186 mph in just 14.2 seconds. Click here for more images of the Concept One. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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BMW Alpha

When classic motorcycle looks is combined with the latest technology, you get designer Mehmet Erdem's BMW Alpha. "The front section of 'Alpha' has been designed specifically for minimizing the wind effect on the rider. The most vital aspect of this specific design is in its futuristic characteristic and it has been styled mainly for Salt Lake speed record attempts rather than daily usage. My main purpose while designing ALPHA was combining latest technology with old school style," said Erdem. 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 four amazing illusions.

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Toyo Tires Ferret

Think of the Toyo Tires' "The Ferret" as a cross between a tank and powerful off-road ATV. The tire company partnered with Action Vehicle Engineering and Off-Road Champion BJ Baldwin to create this stealthy beast, based on a 1959 Ferret Scout, a British war vehicle during the early part of the Cold War. Upgrades include an extra set of independently powered wheels, and a big block Chevrolet LS V8 engine. The suspension was modified with King Shocks to provide a smoother ride over rough terrain, and no, that's not a cannon up front, but rather a functional grappling hook. 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 what happens when video games mix up their power-ups.

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X132 Hellcat Speedster

Limited to just 65-units worldwide and priced at $65,000, the X132 Hellcat Speedster is far more than just a collector's item. In addition to the 120-horsepower and 140 lb-ft torque V-Twin engine, you'll find a carbon fiber fuel tank / fenders, as well as a host of lightweight aluminum components. Confederate teamed up with a former Ducati designer to make this a reality, and as you can see, it was definitely worth the effort. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what would happen if Sonic took over the Pokemon world.

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Liberty Walk Aventador

EXE teamed up with Liberty Walk to bring you this amazing Iron Man-inspired Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. Featuring Liberty Walk's signature ultra widebody kit, a set of flared wheel arches, custom front bumper/splitter package, extended side skirts, a large rear wing and a cray rear diffuser. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Corvette Jet Ski

Normal jet skis not powerful enough? The Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod comes equipped with a Corvette-sourced 5.7-liter V8 engine that pumps out 300-horsepower. All that power equates to a top speed of 65mph on water, plenty for you to cruise through even the largest of waves. Its design can accommodate up to three adults safely, with a small deck out back in case you want to go diving. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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X-Wing Car Carship

Designed by Dmitriy Shakhmatov, X-Wing Carship is set to hit San Diego Comic Con this weekend. It took more than a year to design and build, complete with an amazing downforce of 950 pounds at 165 mph. While the technical specifications have not yet been released, we do know that is has a top speed of 180 mph, and is powered by a 175-horsepower Ford Zetec race motor. Continue reading for a "making of" video and more information.

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Mercedes Future Bus

Not just for looks, the futuristic Mercedes-Benz Future Bus uses CityPilot technology to drive semi-autonomously in specifically marked bus lanes. The TRON-inspired vehicle is capable of achieving speeds up to 43 miles per hour, and can operate "even more safely, efficiently, and comfortably than conventional buses." It's able to recognize traffic lights, communicate with them, and safely negotiate junctions controlled by them, while avoid obstacles, especially pedestrians on the road, and brake autonomously. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Forget the Swagtron and Segway miniPRO, the Big Wheel Drift Trike by SFD Industries is basically a motorized adult tricycle powered by a 6.5 horsepower karting race engine. It boasts a CNC chassis bent out of .095 chromoly, all fully TIG welded and assembled at the company's North Carolina workshop, while sitting less than an inch above ground to ensure a low gravity center. Specially tuned racing forks, handlebars, rear brakes, wheels, tires, black anodized rims, and of course the the bigrig 26x3-inch front wheel ensure a heart pounding drifting experience. A twist throttle attached to the aluminum bars and genuine Big Wheel seat aim to maintain some comfort. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a creepy live-action version of the popular "Futurama" TV show.

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TerraDrop Teardrop Trailer

Oregon Trail'R's TerraDrop Teardrop trailer may look compact when being towed, but this travel accessory is actually a tiny home on wheels. It's fully customizable, with all versions featuring additional headroom and storage space compared to their predecessors. You can opt for things such as a cabinetry package, digital stereo upgrades, propane stove, custom doors, or just heavy-duty knobby tires for going off-road. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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