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T-Rex Campagna


Think of the 2016 T-Rex 16S as a three-wheeled, street-legal F1 car, powered by an inline six-cylinder engine, sourced from BMW Motorrad that generates 160-horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed sequential manual gearbox. Weighing in at just 1,100-pounds, this trike has a chassis composed entirely of steel tube frames, with a sturdy sheet metal floor and fiberglass body panels. Wilwood 4-piston calipers at all three corners clamping down on drilled iron rotors ensure maximum stopping power. On the tech side, there's an 180-watt Alpine sound system, USB / iPhone / Bluetooth connectivity, and a 12-volt cigarette plug on the dashboard. 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 "The Legend of Zelda" intro redone in Studio Ghibli-style animation.

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Novitec Tornado Huracan

German tuner Novitec's Torado division has completely revamped the RWD Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2, with this new twin-supercharged version producing 830-horsepower. Other upgrades include: a center-exit variable exhaust system, a full aero body kit, reupholstered interior, a suspension that drops the car 1.4-inches, and a new set of staggered wheels - 20" in front and 21" out back. Click here for more images of the Tornado. Continue reading for an exhaust test video and more information.

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Blackbird The Mill

You've probably seen, or at least heard, of The Mill's shape-shifting Blackbird rig, but now Top Gear provides us with an up-close look at the high-tech vehicle. Just to recap, Blackbird can extend its length by up to 4-feet and width by 10-inches. Wheels and suspension pieces can also be swapped out to match most chassis designs. Powering everything is an electric motor that can be programmed to match the driving experience of nearly any vehicle, while a camera array and 3D laser scanner are used to generate a virtual model of the surrounding environment. 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 a few crazy Battlefield 1 glitches.

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M3 Amphibious Rig

The M3 Amphibious Rig is basically a self-propelled amphibious bridging vehicle that is used for the projection of tanks and other vehicles across water obstacles. It's self-deployable by road, operating as a 4x4 wheeled vehicle with a maximum road speed of 80 km/h. When driven into the water for amphibious operation, it deploys two large aluminum pontoons, and is propelled and steered by 2 fully traversable pump jets at speeds of up to 14 km/h. Multiple rigs may be joined by long connectors called "ramps", 4 of which are carried on each vehicle, to form a bridge across a water obstacle. 8 M3 Rigs will bridge a 100m water gap this way, and can be traversed by vehicles up to and including the heaviest 60+ ton main battle tank like the Leopard 2A6 and Challenger 2. Continue reading for three more weird vehicles that actually exist.

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FJ40 Rat Rod

Photo credit: Chris Wall via HiConsumption

South Africa-based Allers Rods & Customs wanted to create a vehicle that combined classic ruggedness with hot rod-style flair, and this sleek rat rod, based on a 1975 Land Cruiser, was the result. This was not a simple project, as the front suspension had to be custom fabricated in-house and headlights from a VW Golf 1, while widened wheels as well as differential were sourced from a Land Rover Discovery. Inside, the seats were pulled from a Jeep Wrangler. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW Transformer

Over the years, we've seen plenty of computer-rendered transforming robots, whether it be cell phones or cars, but now, Turkish company Letron might have just created the real deal. They took a real BMW E90 3-Series car, took apart the body, and created a giant robot that can be remotely controlled. Apparently, they have plans to create more versions, using different bodies. Click here for more pictures of the build process. Continue reading for a video of an earlier transforming prototype.

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Upside Down Camaro

Jeff Bloch has created the world's first upside down Camaro, and it's not just a sculpture or museum piece. Simply put, he took a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, flipped it, and then fused the vehicle with a Ford Festiva to produce the wacky racecar. "This car is a 1999 Camaro convertible. We actually skinned the Camaro body right off the chassis, and then recreated it upside down on a steel framework and hung it over a 1999 Ford Festiva that I bought for 200 bucks. I bought the Camaro for just 900 bucks - it had a rotten top and a mildew interior. The little Festiva runs great! People ask me why I wanted to build something like the upside down Camaro racer. I just like to build things that no one has ever built before, and I like to be very entertaining in the process," said Bloch. 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 some awesome digital magic tricks.

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Lexus LC500 Supercar

The Lexus LC500 coupe was introduced in January 2016 as a grand tourer, and from what we know, it shares the same 5.0L 2UR-GSE V8 engine with the RC F and GS F that produces 467-horsepower, paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. If Toyota were to introduce a supercar version of the LC500, this is what it would probably look like, or at least Rain Prisk Designs would like to think. Featuring flared wheel arches, concave wheels, black lip spoiler, and more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of five Marvel characters with seriously villainous pasts.

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Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster has officially been unveiled, and it's available in two trims: the base with 469 hp, and GT C, which boasts 550 hp, good for a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Both models draw power from a 4.0L V8 biturbo engine, paired with an AMG seven-speed, dual clutch transmission. The GT C adds active rear-axle steering, active air management, AMG Ride Control sport suspension, and a performance exhaust. Click here for more pictures of the GT Roadster. Continue reading for a full driving video and more information.

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DeLorean Police

Auto enthusiast Nigel Mills was caught doing 89 mph (143 km/h) in a DMC-12 on the road, and unfortunately, did not manage to travel back in time. However, he did get stopped by police. "I wasn't trying to time travel. It was at 11am on Sunday and the road was completely clear. I was being prosecuted for going 89mph (143 km/h) in a DeLorean, wasn't something special meant to happen at 88mph (141 km/h)," said Mills. Fortunately, he fought the speeding ticket in court, and had it thrown out after the cops who ticketed him didn't show. Continue reading for a video explaining how to get yourself a brand new DeLorean and for more information.

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