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Covini C6W

Covini's C6W is the world's first and only 2-seat, 2-door supercar with 6 wheels, complete with a removable roof section. Inspiration for the car was taken from the 1976 Tyrrell P34, which had two pairs of smaller front wheels, a principle applied to the C6W. The project was started in 1974 but abandoned shortly after, and left dormant into the 1980s due to the lack of availability of low-profile tires at the time. In 2003 the project was revived and in 2004 the C6W was shown in prototype form. Powering this unique vehicle is a 4.2L V8 engine that generates 420-horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque, good for a top speed of 185mph. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Universal Smartphone Mount

TechMatte's MagGrip Air Vent Magnetic Universal Smartphone Mount works in just about any car, and you can pick one up for $4.99 shipped with coupon code: T89L8XQ6, today only, originally $29.99. It's basically a sturdy, cradle-less device holding system focused on simplicity. Simply slide the rubber prongs onto your car's air vents; place the included slim, MagGrip plate between your device and its case, and just place the phone onto the circular, magnetic mount. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: T89L8XQ6 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Cat Motorcycle Helmet

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Russia-based Nitronos Motostudio has released a new line of cat-themed motorcycle helmets, and they can be customized however the customer wants, including special designs. "We took a modern and convenient IXS-1000 as a basis of this helmet. Each helmet is equipped with a single light protective visor and integral folding sun-visor. The helmet has a removable lining of 100% polyester as well as the double ventilation," said Nitornos. Click here for more pictures of the cat helmets. Continue reading for another video

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V8 Espresso Machine

This is not a real V8 engine, just the awesome Espresso Veloce Titanio. This 23kg engine block is machined from stainless steel / titanium, and is designed to accept espresso pods to make things easy. For those who prefer colors other than black, you'll be happy to know that you can choose from 6 different cam cover colors: red, blue, orange, gunmetal, gold, and black. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Jet Rocket Bike

Swiss rocket man Francois Gissy wasn't satisfied with a supercar, so he built a rocket bike that can achieve 207 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. This isn't a fancy model either, as it's completely stripped of everything that causes drag. There aren't any sophisticated aerodynamic bits, just a rocket, saddle, and an extreme brake system to ensure that Gissy is able to safely stop after breaking the world speed record. 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 of drone-destroying eagles.

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BMW R1200S Animal

Tuning shop Cafe Racer Dreams put their own twist on the BMW R1200S, and called it the "Animal". This military-inspired 2-wheeler sports two lights up front, as well as a tactical mesh covered fuel tank. It's been equipped with a set of rugged Ohlins shocks so the bike can handle both rough and smooth roads. The sleek taillights out back add a nice cool tough, while the olive green finishes off the look. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how two guys sneaked into a movie theater dressed as just one person.

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Mercedes Benz C112

The Mercedes-Benz C112 is an experimental mid-engined sportscar unveiled in 1991 as a test bed, similar to the later versions of the Mercedes-Benz C111. It was basically a road-legal counterpart for the Sauber-built Mercedes-Benz C11 Group C prototype race car for the 1990 World Sports-Prototype Championship. In addition to gullwing doors, it sports a 6.0L V12 engine producing 408hp and peak torque of 428 lb-ft of torque. Even though Mercedes-Benz received 700 orders for the car it never went into production. Click here for more pictures of the C112. Continue reading for another video and additional information.

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Leblanc Mirabeau

When you combine the Koenigsegg CCX with an F1 car, you get the sleek Leblanc Mirabeau. This is basically a street-legal race car with an rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, designed to the specifications of the FIA/Le Mans standards. Its supercharged 4.7L Koenigsegg V8 engine produces approximately 700 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque, topping out at 230mph. Click here for more pictures of the Mirabeau. Continue reading for two additional videos and more information.

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Homemade Tank Lada

Not everyone can afford to buy a real tank, so this Russian decided to build his own, using an old Lada Samara chassis. While the body remained largely untouched, giant tracks, powered by the front wheels, were added to turn the two sets of wheels that sit aft of the driven ones. Inside, the steering wheel has been replaced with a set of controls we can only assume are sourced from retired war machines. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of molten aluminum being poured on dry ice.

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Porsche 919

First, there was the 918 Spyder, now Brazilian designer Guilerme Kataoka shows us what its successor might look like, with his 919 concept, based on the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car. To be more specific, he drew inspiration from the 918 and 919 racer, along with a mid-engine layout for better weight distribution. In front, 919-inspired headlights are visible, as well as ultra wide front wheel arches and a set of aerodynamically-efficient wheels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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