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Ferrari Factory

Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947. In 2014 Fiat announced its intentions to sell its share in Ferrari, as of the announcement Fiat owned 90% of Ferrari. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has had great success. Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of speed, luxury and wealth. Continue reading for a rare look inside its Maranello headquarters in an extensive National Geographic documentary.

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Transparent Car Japan

This technically isn't a *transparent car*, but rather one created by Susumu Tachi and Masahiko Inami of the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University, that utilizes video camouflage technology. The system uses projectors, cameras, and special mirrors to mirror what one would see on the outside the car onto the surfaces inside. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Underwater Sports Car

People who've been following this site are probably familiar with this Rinspeed vehicle already, but now online retailer Hammacher Schlemmer is offering it for a cool $2-million. This car submarine hybrid floats when driven into water, and submerges with the pull of a lever, sending the passengers on an underwater adventure. There are two water jets mounted behind rotating louvers at the front of the vehicle, which provide steering as well as lift, and propellers in the back, provide forward movement up to 2 knots at depths down to 33'. Continue reading for a video and a link to the actual product page.

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AeroMobil 3.0

Unlike its predecessors, AeroMobil 3.0 boasts a sturdy suspension that allows it to take off and land on rough terrain. Its variable-angle wings are designed to shorten take-off distance and improve efficiency. Best of all, the company claims the vehicle has low cost of maintenance, and runs on standard gasoline. Continue reading for a video, more pictures (interior included) and more information.

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Homemade Batmobile Australia

Batman fanatic and real-life superhero Zac Mihajlovic, from Camden, Australia, turned down several 6-figure offers for his homemade Batmobile. It's not for personal reasons, but rather so he can continue helping sick children via the Make-A-Wish foundation. These offers came from businessmen worldwide, including a Sheik in Dubai. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral music video from OK Go with lots of robots and umbrellas.

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Ferrari Sergio

Limited to just 6-units worldwide, and requiring an invitation (previous Ferrari customers) to purchase one, the Ferrari Sergio just might be the most exclusive model yet. It's based on the 458 Spider platform and boasts a V8 engine that churns out 562hp, rocketing it from 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds, topping out at 199 mph. Continue reading for more pictures and another video.

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Conquest Knight XV

Priced from $629,000 USD, the Conquest Vehicles Knight XV is inspired by the Gurkha military truck, and based on a Ford F-350 truck chassis. This beast measures just over 6-meters (20-feet) in length and tips the scales at 5.5-tons. Made from military-grade ballistic hardened steel, ballistic fibreglass and six centimetre thick armoured glass, it can withstand fire from Kalashnikov and Dragunovs. Under the hood, you'll find a Ford-sourced 6.8L V10 that generates 400bhp and 500lb ft of torque, running on E85 ethanol. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Kenguru Wheelchair Car

Kenguru is a futuristic, single-person electric car designed specially for those in wheelchairs. Its unique design allows them to easily enter the vehicle and drive around, as the wheelchairs can easily be rolled into their car from the back. You're then able to securely strap it in, and start driving. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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CJ Wilson McLaren P1

Most McLaren P1s already look amazing straight from the factory, but CJ Wilson's (Los Angeles Angels pitcher) manages to stand out from the rest, thanks to a color-changing / shifting Cerberus Pearl paint job. The beautiful images you're about to see were taken on a recent road trip out to the Grand Canyon, and show off the paint's special qualities - every angle shifts to a different shade. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Vapour GT

Photo credit: Gray Design via Gizmodo

When Lamborghini Veneno Roadster meets the new Batmobile, you get the Vapour GT. Though still in concept form, this vehicle is being presented to potential clients worldwide. Gray Design says that if "an order is placed, the Vapour GT will be custom built by our team of automotive experts who have been involved in the development of the Bugatti Veyron and other extreme builds to guarantee that the driving experience will match the visual impact of the car." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an ultra geeky Dr. Who Tardis marriage proposal.

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