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Jeep Chief Concept

At first glance, this appears to be an old Cherokee from the 70s, complete with Wagoneer grille, but it's actually the all-new Jeep Chief Concept, unveiled to partake in the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Under the hood, it's powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW Urban Racer

If fighter jet and a motorcycle were combined into one, it'd probably look something like the BMW Urban Racer Concept. Sleek and futuristic, it's powered by a 1200cc twin-cylinder engine that pumps out 115 horsepower, plenty for its ultra lightweight carbon fiber frame. A pair Brembo brakes provide maximum stopping power when going for spirited night runs. Aside from the carbon fiber, you'll find silver accents, a mahogany wood fuel tank and quilted leather seat to match those wood guards. Continue reading for more pictures.

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SCG-003C

Limited to just 2 road-going units priced at $2.35-million USD, the Glickenhaus SCG-003C (Competizione) will be powered by a Honda-sourced, twin-turbo V-6, but James has previously said that owners will be able to choose whatever engine they like, even a twin-turbo V-12, mated to a Hewland sequential transmission with paddle shifters. Continue reading for more.

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Rinspeed BUDII

Based on the BMW i3 EV, Rinspeed's Budii is fully autonomous, thanks to a laser scanner extending from the roof of the vehicle paired with a Kappa Optronics camera. It uses this technology to navigate a 3D perspective map of the surrounding terrain. Riders can control everything in the car via a smart watch or smartphone. There's also a manual mode if you feel the need for speed, or just want something to do. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular videos of today - including an interesting airbag comparison crash test.

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Honda Micro Commuter

Honda's futuristic Micro Commuter Concept has one goal in mind: helping you get around town the same way as one would use a smartphone. After stepping into the car and inserting your smartphone, the car might suggest "How about going here?" and you can say, "OK, let's go" - similar to Siri and Ok, Google. That's not all, the front bumper and door panels are both interchangeable. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including a teen girl who masterfully shreds "Through the Fire and Flames".

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Lexus LF-SA

We have seen the future of ultra compacts, and it includes the Lexus LF-SA (Lexus Future-Small Adventure). This concept not only has a body that Lexus says will "change perceptions when viewed from different angles," but an infotainment system on the inside includes a hologram-style digital display incorporated in the instrument binnacle and a wide-angle head-up display. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Sbarro Eight Hot Rod

Photo credit: Alok Paleri / Speedhunters via Hi Consumption

When vintage hot rods meets futuristic street car, you get the Sbarro Eight made by students at the ESPERA Sbarro Montbeliard school. Powered by a 3.2L twin-turbocharged, Masserati-sourced V8 engine that generates 368HP, it sports OZ Racing Ultraleggera wheels in a staggered stance (rear tires are wider than front). The interior is no slouch, with plenty of real wood and leather accents, custom built fiberglass seats, along with a Parrot Asteroid Smart car radio connected to a 6.2-inch display. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the five most popular viral videos of today - including a crazy gyoza cannon.

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Kia Sportspace

Most sportswagons are boring, the Kia Sportspace is not. Designed at Kia's Frankfurt design studio, it features what the automaker calls a "unique and captivating body shape," with the presence of a smaller, sportier car thanks to its sloping roof, curvaceous rear and short rear overhang. He adds: "We set out to design a car that is a totally new breed of grand tourer - one for active people who need reasonable cargo space on the weekend, but don't want to compromise moving around in style, comfort and with an element of sportiness." Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.

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Porsche 901

Porsche prides itself on revamping the 911 every decade or so, but they never get too radical - the most revolutionary 911, the 996 manufactured from 1998-2004, was also the most sought after amongst enthusiasts and collectors. Aspiring designer Ege Arguden may not have any say in the next redesign, but he isn't afraid to take a few risks, and the 901 concept proves it. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW M9

Here's a first look at what could be the BMW M9 if the Bavarian automaker decides to go this route. The two-seater boasts a reduced the nose, with headlights positioned in a slender slit which extends the whole width of the entrance and masking the radiator grille. Its roof0line descends a slight slope to the rear edge of the body wherever there is a compact spoiler, complemented with ultra thin LED taillights, which even more emphasize the width of the car. Continue reading for more pictures.

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