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Ferrari FXX K

Are you one of Ferrari's best customers, and already have the LaFerrari, Enzo, 458 Speciale, etc.? Then you just might be offered the opportunity to purchase a Ferrari FXX K. If you're wondering what the "K" means, it refers to the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that works in conjunction with its monstrous engine to produce 1,035 hp, 663 lb-ft of torque. To achieve this rating, Ferrari upgraded the camshafts, modified the valve train with mechanical tappets, redesigned the intake manifolds and then installed a modified exhaust system without silencers, making it a track-only vehicle. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Rough Crafts Motorcycle

Bruce Wayne, better known as Batman or The Dark Knight, probably has every supercar and motorcycle known to man in his mansion(s), but if here to add another to his ever growing collection, it would probably be the Dyna Guerilla. Winston Yeh, owner of Taiwan-based Rough Crafts, specializes in building custom motorcycles. This particular model started out as a 2009 Fat Boy, and is now something worthy of the Batcave, powered by a 1584cc v-twin engine. Continue reading for more pictures and informatino.

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Vanquish Carbon Edition

If Batman, aka Bruce Wayne, owned an Aston Martin, which I'm sure he does, it would most certainly be the new 2015 Vanquish Carbon Edition. What sets this model apart from the standard edition are the carbon side strakes, tintedd window surrounds, darkened headlight eyebrows, choice of various brake caliper colors, and 10-spoke alloy wheels coated in a black gloss finish. Inside, you'll find a mixture of dark leather with Alcantara and carbon fiber accents, as well as a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Devel Sixteen

If you're not a hypercar enthusiast, this may be the first time you've heard of the Devel Sixteen, but it's the first hypercar to have a reported 5,000-horsepower. The company claims that it's powered by a V16 engine and does 0-60mph in a mere 1.8-seconds, with a top speed of 348mph. Unfortunately, no engine shots have surfaced. However, if this vehicle ever hits the road, it will cost in excess of $1-million. Continue reading for the in-action video.

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Gold Porsche 918 Spyder

When you've got everything a man could want, such as a garage full of hypercars and mansions all over the world, the only thing left to do, besides philanthropy, is wrapping everything in gold, right? Well, that's exactly what this Porsche 918 Spyder owner in Dubai decided to do with their Weissach package hypercar. This vehicle straight from the factory boasts 875 hp and 944 lb-ft, and according to Justin Bell of DuPont Registry's 2014 Exotic Car Buyers Guide: "Porsche has created the car of tomorrow, today, and the 918 will forever change our perceptions of what a car can do." Continue reading for more images.

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LaFerrari Watch

You'd think a watch that costs $300,000 would at the very least have a hologram projection option, but not the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari. Limited to just 50-units worldwide, this timepiece comes with a sapphire crystal face, shaped to be reminiscent of the car's outline, and a total of 637 components powering the movement of the watch. That's not all, the MP-05 features a 50-day power reserve, a world record for hand-wound Tourbillon wristwatches. Eleven series-coupled barrels, set in a spine formation down the center of the watch, work together to keep the watch turning for up to seven weeks at a time. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Camper Conversion

When this couple found an old 1965 Serro Scotty Sportsman camper they knew it had potential. So, the couple decided to make it their next big home improvement project stripping everything from inside out. Many of the furniture pieces were custom-built from scratch, including all of the shelving. After lots of hard work (and electrical wiring), the finished project looks to be straight from a DIY reality television show. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Bugatti Beverly Hills

If Tony Star were to buy another home, it'd probably be 1181 North Hillcrest Avenue in Beverly Hills. This collaboration project between Interior Architect Joseph Ferrugio, designer Roman James, and the owner (Bruce Makowsky) really wanted push the phrase to the boundaries of luxury. It's located atop the Trous and features Bentley leather stitched furniture as well as a James Bond-inspired bar with its own personal candy shop. That's just the beginning, you also get a home movie theater and an open concept garage with hydraulic display sets. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery.Continue reading for a viral video of a full-sized truck jumping over a Formula 1 car.

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Mercedes-Maybach S600

So, you've just sold your startup to Google / Facebook / Yahoo / etc. and want to make your first big purchase, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 should do the trick. Powered by a bi-turbo V12 engine that produces 523hp and 612 lb-ft of torque, it boasts IWC clocks, hand-crafted champagne flutes, an extravagant Burmester sound system, automatic window shades, rear headrest touchscreen displays, and plenty of leather accents all around. Expect it to hit dealers in summer 2015. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 100-year-old woman who sees the ocean for the very first time.

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VW GTI Roadster Concept

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Volkswagen's GTI Roadster Concept debuted in Gran Turismo 6, but a real working model of the car was unveiled this week at the LA Auto Show. At 3,133-pounds, this sporty 4MOTION all-wheel-drive car is powered by a 3.0L bi-turbocharged V6 that delivers 503-horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, mated to a a 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission. It goes from 0-60mph (96km/h) in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 192mph (309km/h). Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first real Apple Store in London.

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