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Toyota GR-HV

The Toyota GR-HV Sports Concept has leaked ahead of its public debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Unlike other sports cars in its class, this one features a hybrid powertrain that pushes power to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission that can also be put in six-speed manual mode at the push of a button. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Sacha Lakic CX500

Industrial designer Sacha Lakic's Blacktrack Motors specializes in cafe racers, and their flagship creation based on Honda's CX500, called the BT-01, is definitely no slouch. As you can see, the original stock V-twin engine remained, while a sleek two-in-one exhaust system was added for a deeper growl and a small boost in power. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Aton Impulse Viking

When monster truck meets an amphibious car, you get the grenade-proof, 3.3-ton Aton Impulse Viking. Despite its monstrous stance, it's powered by an ample 1,770cc engine that generates 82 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 37 mph on land and 9.3 mph in the water. This beast can tackle 38° inclines, and its low center of mass give it 42° of sideways tilt before the chance of tipping over. Since it rides on giant balloon tires, the driver can adjust tire pressures at any time directly from the cabin. The suspension is also pneumatically adjustable to give you 10 inches more ground clearance when you need it, while lower tire pressures and bigger contact patches minimize ground pressure and environmental damage. One caveat: pricing starts at $200,000. 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 teens reading 10 wrong number texts.

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Ford Mustang Corvette

Photo credit: Mustang Kyle

Auto enthusiast wanted to create the ultimate muscle car mashup, and it all started with a 1967 Ford Mustang body. He took the chassis and then mounted it onto a salvage title Corvette C5 drivetrain, which was purchased for $6,000. The body was essentially grafted to a custom tube frame, while retaining the original configuration of the C5 and keeping the LS1 power plant intact. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Bentley Sky Lounge

Drones are nothing new, but we're just starting with models that can actually fly passengers around, and the Bentley Sky Lounge could be one of them. Designed to shuttle Bentley customers, the autonomous drone offers vertical takeoff and landing, while transporting passengers door to door as requested, complete with a lounge area as well as complete lie flat seats for the ultimate in relaxation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche Subscription Service

Called Porsche Passport, this monthly subscription service will be offered in two different tiers: a $2,000/month "Launch" tier, which provides access to eight different models including the Cayenne, 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman S, as well as the Macan S, and then a $3,000/month "Accelerate" tier that offers a 22 vehicle lineup. Both include white-glove vehicle delivery, insurance, maintenance, detailing, as well as taxes and registration fees. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Lamborhini LM002

The Lamborghini LM002 has been discontinued for 25-years, and the company plans on launching its all-new Urus SUV on December 4. So, they decide to release new pictures and a video of the classic SUV to celebrate. This failed military project, also known as "Rambo Lambo", is powered by a Countach-sourced 450hp 5.2-liter V12 that generates, and was the first Lamborghini with four-wheel drive. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Toyota TJ Cruiser

Cross a van with an SUV, and you get the all-new Toyota TJ Cruiser Concept. In addition to its massive internal storage space, this go anywhere vehicle offers a hood, fender, and roof material resistant to scratches, dents, and dirt, thanks to a protective coating. The interior space is made possible by reclining passenger seats that can fully fold down to make room for things like longboards. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an incredible anime-style Game of Thrones intro.

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AC Schnitzer BMW i8

Photo credit: Autogespot

Spotted by Autogespot user Sanvr2202 in Geel, Belgium, this blacked out BMW i8 shows what a futuristic KITT vehicle could look like. Featuring plenty of custom AC Schnitzer aerodynamic parts, including front spoiler elements, side skirts and rear wing, while sitting 25 mm (0.98 in) lower to the ground at the front, and 20 mm (0.78 in) closer at the rear. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Continental Bee

It's only a matter of time before autonomous cars take over the roads, and the Continental BEE might be one of them. Simply put, it's a "swarm" of electric, on-demand, self-driving cars that can be summoned with a smartphone. They will be powered by a compact electric motor that offers a range of up to 218 miles, while topping out at 37 mph. The company believes that it's possible to have thousands of Bees operating in a single city at one time. 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 how to build the ultimate PS4 Pro.

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