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Infiniti Visoin GT

Making its official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Infiniti Vision GT is powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 that sends power to the rear through a transaxle. Despite being a playable car in Gran Turismo, this concept was unveiled in Shanghai because it was designed at the Infiniti Design Center in Beijing, which opened in late 2014, and it even won an international competition against the company's other design proposals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW Apollo Streamer

BMW's Apollo Streamer may look like something straight from a science-fiction flick, but it's actually a motorcycle. That's right, it was created by Turkey-based industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem and features an exposed engine as well as rear suspension. Apparently, the sloping front section minimizes wind resistance. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Oldmobile Expression

The Oldsmobile Expression was a 4-door wagon, unveiled in 1990, that featured fiberglass exterior panels and 6 passenger (2+2+2) seating. Among other features showcased were: rain-sensing windshield wipers, in-car vacuum cleaner, TV/VCR with a built in Nintendo Entertainment System, and unique four-wheel steering. Continue reading for pictures of the actual NES unit and more information.

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Yamaha Root Motorcycle

Ever wonder what a motorcycle designed by engineers at Yamaha's music department would look like? Look no further than the Yamaha Root. According to the company, "By taking the meters on the instrument panel off the motorcycle rider's view, the idea of the design is to enable him or her to be a part of the passing scenery. The form was created to flow from the seat to the fuel tank and was inspired by a horse motif that aims to give a sense of unity among people, nature, and the vehicle." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a double crunch accident captured by a dash cam.

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1969 Holden Hurricane

The Holden Hurricane was basically a two-seat cocnept built by Holden in 1969, and one of the most advanced vehicles for its time, with the company describing it as a research vehicle, allowing them "to study design trends, propulsion systems and other long range developments." It's powered by a mid-mounted high-compression 4.2L Holden V8 engine that generates 259-horsepower, and rather than traditional doors, the Hurricane features a hydraulically powered canopy swung forwards over the front wheels and the seats rose up and titled forward. Other features included Pathfinder, an early style of GPS, which acted in conjunction with magnetic signals built into the road to guide the driver. It also contained digital instrument displays, automatic temperature control air conditioning called Comfortron, an auto-seek radio function and a rear-view camera, which consisted of a wide angle camera in the rear bumper connected to a closed-circuit television (CCTV) screen in the centre console. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a chimp taking on a drone.

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Peugeot Food Truck

Always wanted to run your own food truck without having to buy a commercial vehicle for the job? Well, if Peugeot decides to release its "Food Truck" worldwide, you just might be able to. The truck boasts short front and rear overhangs for increased maneuverability, and a long wheelbase to better the load volume. It accommodates 30 people comfortably, whereas the areas for food preparation, eating, refreshments, and DJ booth are all separate. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Rolls-Royce SUV Concept

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Here's a first look at one of Rolls-Royce's SUV concept mules, also known as "Project Cullinan." For the non auto enthusiasts, "mules" are basically testbeds used to help engineers in the development of new cars. They are based on existing models, and typically camouflaged, but this model is an exception. As you can see, it's essentially a modified Phantom Series II, but with a shortened wheelbase, extra ground clearance, and created exclusively to test the Cullinan SUV's all-wheel-drive system, as well as the suspension. Other notable features include: quad exhausts and a rear spoiler used to replicate the aerodynamics of an SUV. No word yet on when the official reveal will be. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a chemistry teacher who sets the classroom floor on fire.

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Subaru BRZ STi

Making its official debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Subaru's BRZ STi Concept boasts an upgraded suspension, wider fenders, a full body kit with new bumpers, a large rear wing for added downforce and a more prominent rear diffuser with twin central pipes. Plus, there's shaved door handles, prototype mirrors, and a high-tech interior, complete with racing display as well as bucket seats. No word yet on if this will make it to production with a turbocharged engine. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never poke an anaconda with a stick.

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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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