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Yamaha 01GEN

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When you combine the performance of an ATV with the looks of a futuristic motorcycle, you get the Yamaha 01GEN. It's touted as a "multi-wheel crossover" and is designed for both the asphalt and off-road use, and its motorcycle-like upper half and ATV-like lower half reflect this. While there's no word yet on pricing or availability, it will become a favorite vehicel among extreme sport GoPro fans. Continue reading for more images, a live video and additional information.

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Street Legal Flying Car

First, there was the Terrafugia, which never hit production, now the AeroMobil aims to continue where it left off. This vehicle can fly up to 430-miles on a single tank of petrol. Best of all, when its wings fold down, it'll fit snugly into a normal parking space. The company says its third prototype is ready to be shown to the world on October 29, at the Pioneers Festival in Austria - the wings will fold into the back seat behind the driver when in car mode. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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BMW K1600 Krugger

Not just any motorcycle, the BMW K1600 by Krugger looks to be straight from a Terminator film, or museum. BMW France asked Fred "Krugger" Bertrand, owner of Krugger, to create a one-off model with the K1600, and this is the result. The only restrictions were to keep the 161 horsepower engine and the electronics in tract. So, he hand-built an aluminum and steel body that looks like an art masterpiece. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Stormtrooper M6

In the Star Wars universe, Stormtroopers are the main ground-force of the Galactic Empire, under the leadership of Emperor Palpatine and his commanders, most notably Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin. The apparently high combat effectiveness of the Stormtroopers as well as their harsh reputation serve as the main reasons for deploying them almost exclusively in most of the military engagements of the Galactic Empire. Bulgaria-based tuner Vilner has decided to create a one-off BMW M6 inspired by these soldiers. Continue reading for more images.

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Ronin 47 Motorcycle

Named after the Japanese folktale The 47 Ronin and limited to just 47 serially numbered units worldwide, this bike is based on the 1125, opts for a cast aluminum alloy linkage fork, with easy fine-tuning available via a Penske mono-shock, instead of the original's Showa forks. Plus, you'll also find a perfectly placed radiator to help cool down the Rotax-designed motor, which has been known to get very hot, alongside stacked low and high beam headlights. Continue reading for more images, another video and additional information.

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Volkswagen XL Sport

What happens when you combine Lamborghini doors, the body of a Maserati MC12 and the engine of a Ducati Superlegerra V2 bike? The Volkswagen XL Sport. Its a 1199cc 197hp V-Twin engine, transplanted from a Ducati racing bike can rev up to 11,000 rpm, with a top speed of 168mph (270 km/h) and a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for a video shot at the Paris Motor Show, more images and additional information.

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Lamborghini Asterion

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Here's a first look at the stunning Lamborghini Asterion LPI-910-4 (the "I" is for Ibrido, which is Italian for "hybrid"), a 910 horsepower plug-in hybrid supercar. It's powered by a 5.2L V10 pumping out 610 horsepower, mated to a 300 horsepower electric motor for sping-tingling 910 combined horsepower experience, through all four tires. Continue reading for more images of the vehicle and information.

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Kawasaki Ninja H2R

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Thanks to a supercharged, 998cc, inline four cylinder engine, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R pumps out a staggering 300 horsepower. In comparison, Marc Marquez's championship-leading MotoGP superbike has 270hp. The H2R is the only production motorcycle from a major manufacturer to feature forced induction to hit the market. Featuring a high tensile steel trellis frame, painted a wicked Kwaka green, and three sets of carbon fiber wings on the fairings. Continue reading for a video of the actual bike and more information.

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LEGO Car

Most people use LEGO bricks to either build a set model, or just smaller things that don't take up too much time, but 20-year-old Raul Oaida, a self-taught brick master, has built the world's first functional life-sized LEGO car. He used approximately 500,000 pieces and has "four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons." Despite its top speed being 20-30 km, it'll still get you from point A to B, albeit a very slowly. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real homemade backpack flamethrower.

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Crystal Mercedes

Daria Radionova, a 21-year-old student from Russia, has been attracting a lot of attention on the streets of London lately, thanks to her ultra luxurious Swarovski crystal-studded Mercedes CLS 350. You read that right, she spent a whopping £20,000 ($32,400 USD) to cover the saloon in a million Swarovski crystals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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