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Lamborghini Marzal

If DeLorean and Lamborghini made a car, it would probably be the Marzal, which made its official debut at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. Designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, it was created to supply Ferruccio Lamborghini with a true four-seater car for his lineup which already included the 400GT 2+2 and the Miura. Continue reading for five cool and unusual things you may not have known about this stylish supercar.

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2010 Red Bull Formula 1 Car

Designer Andries van Overbeeke gives us a first look at what the 2017 Red Bull Formula 1 car might look like, powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that pumps out 1000-horsepower. This is his vision behind the project: "There once was a time when the racing world was ruled by savage beasts. They were captured just before the snowy season, when noble brave men had one winter to tame this creature. After months of championship battle, a handful of the best animals were kept for another winter of training, while the others were set free again. The mixing of the creatures in the wild with their variety of genes gave rise to diversity at all levels. Every hunting season new species were discovered, with unseen traits that were often invincible and sometimes remarkable. We have all heard the myth of the hexapod." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pro surfer riding a massive wave while on fire.

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Rinspeed XchangE

When you combine a Tesla Model S that can drive itself with lots of futuristic gadgets, the Rinspeed XchangE is the result. Rinspeed modified the exterior with special trim, but the interior was modeled after a business-class cabin on a jetliner, complete with plush, reclining front seats that include folding foot rests. The steering wheel slides out of the way so that the driver can read, conduct video conferences, or even make an espresso. Front occupants can either spin their seats around to face passengers, or, if no one is in the rear, the backrest folds down to expose a huge 4K display. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Millyard Viper V10 Motorcycle

First came the Dodge Tomahawk, now Allen Millyard has built his own version of the 500bhp 8.0L V10 motorcycle, called the "Millyard Viper V10". All parts for this street-legal bike were handcrafted in Allen's garage, and has since done over 5000-miles after its completion. It's also paid a visit to the Isle of Man TT, and achieved an insane 207mph at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Millyard said: "The engine sat in my garage for about two years," he laughs. "And then one day it just came to me. I would build an unfaired muscle bike. It had to work, it had to be road legal, and I had to be able to go shopping on it. I stripped the engine down to take away all the extraneous bits. One of the results is that the powerplant is now 10 inches shorter. And I took all the plastic off. Apart from the instrument pod, the motorcycle is all steel and aluminum." 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 some crazy guys using lava to cook steaks.

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Fastest Electric Car

The GreenTeam Formula Student electric racing car E0711-5 may look like an Ariel Atom, but it's much more than than that. It managed to accelerate from 0-62mph in a mere 1.779-seconds, smashing the previous record by 0.006 seconds, and making it faster than a Formula One race car. This 100kW vehicle is powered by 4-motors, along with a 6.62kWh battery, which enabled it to achieve the record run in just 25-meters. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Combat Guard Vehicle Real Halo Vehicle

The Halo Warthog may look cool, but it's not very practical in the real world, while Combat Guard on the other hand, is as close as you'll get to a real-life version. Weighing in at 8-tons, this all-terrain vehicle comes equipped with 54-inch tires and 0.7-meters of ground clearance, enabling it to drive through 1.5-meter deep water obstacles. Power comes from a rear-mounted 6.5L diesel engine, paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Even with 1.5-tons of weapons, it can reach speeds of up 75 miles per hour. Now why is it like a tank? Well, its thick layer of armor was designed to withstand both ammunition rounds and hidden land mines. 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 showing how kids react to the first-generation iPod.

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Size Matters 2 Drifting Truck

Drifting and trucks usually aren't mentioned in the same sentence, that is unless...you're talking about Mike Ryan's 2,500-horsepower Banks Super-Turbo Castrol Freightliner. With stunts and cinematography that are on par with Ken Block's world famous Gymkhana series, Size Matters 2 breaks out the heavy equipment for a drift-filled clip you won't soon forget. Who knows? Size Matters 3 just might be right around the corner. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Hackers Remotely Kill Jeep

Believe it or not, hackers managed to remotely take over the controls of a Jeep Cherokee driving on the highway, activating windshield wipers, radio, and even going as far as shutting off the car's engine in the middle of a highway. According to Wired, "The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep's brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch." In the experiment, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek used a Wired reporter as "a digital crash-test dummy" to expose the vulnerabilities in internet-connected entertainment and navigation systems featured in many new vehicles. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Ariel Atom Police Car

Based on the all-new Atom 3.5R, this police car just might be the coolest yet. It comes equipped with a Honda-sourced 2.0L, 4-cylinder Civic Type R engine that generates 350-horsepower, enabling it to go from 0-60mph in just 2.6-seconds. The only vehicles that would can outrun this would probably be in the hypercar category and / or sport bikes. This special model was created specially for the Somerset and Avon Constabulary to promote motorcycle safety. Continue reading for two videos of the Atom 3.5R and more information.

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8x8 ATV

Here's another look at the Shaman, an 8x8 all-terrain vehicle that measures a massive 6-meters long, 3 meters high, and 2.5 meters wide. It weighs 2.5-tons, and land, snow or water is no obstacle for this beast. The Shaman is powered by a turbocharged Iveco F1C 3.0L engine that produces an ample 146-horsepower, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Inside the fighter jet-inspired interior, drivers can select from 3-different steering systems: On-Road (front 4WD), Off-Road (active rear wheel steering), as well as a unique Crab Mode, which turns all 8 of its wheels in sync to move sideways. Should it be used in battle, the vehicle can carry 1.5-tons of cargo while scaling 45° inclines. As J.P. Morgan would say, "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it." For those who can, it takes a full 2-months (or longer) to manufacture, depending on the customization level. 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 that shows an old, unassuming Volkswagen taking on a Ferrari 458 at the strip.

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