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Aston Martin DBC

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With the limited One-77 sold out and the DB10 forthcoming, it's only fitting to peruse the next Aston Martin supercar. One person who has been spending countless hours doing so is Azerbaijani designer Samir Sadikhov, and the mid-engine DBC is the result. He says: "It was important to ensure that the car's design was pure, clean and modern, while at the same time, you should be able to put your hand over the front nose badge and still recognize the car as an Aston Martin. The design direction of DBC was to make the car look like a muscular athlete wearing a tailor-made suit." Continue reading for more images.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport

Since Volkswagen does own Lamborghini, it's no surprise that they sometimes take design cues from their other brands, and it's quite apparent in their latest concept, the Golf GTE Sport. Featuring Lamborghini-style doors, a fighter jet-inspired interior, and ultra snug racing seats. This sleek vehicle has a carbon fiber chassis and is powered by three different engines: a 295hp 1.6L gasoline powered engine and two electric motors that produce 114 horsepower, giving it an overall output of 409 ponies. Continue reading for a short video and more pictures.

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Lamborghini Rat Rod

If Lamborghini made a Rat Rod hot rod and Bruce Wayne wanted one, this is probably what it'd look like. This sleek vehicle was designed by Pawel Wisniewski and his friend Jans Slapins. The inspiration came after the two friends watched a drag racing video. To create the concept, Wisniewski used his drawing abilities, while Slapins made a few 3D models. Continue reading for the Lambo vs. Rat Rod video and more pictures.

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Ferrari 458 Italia Project F

Dutch design firm Ugur Sahin Design (USD) has unveiled the 458 Italia Project F, a concept that just might give the LaFerrari some competition in the looks department. This completely revamped a Ferrari 458 Italia takes inspiration from several other supercars, including the Koenigsegg-like cockpit roof as well as the McLaren P1 inspired rounded rear panel. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ferrari Spaceship

Sure, commercial spaceships where normal humans can ride in are probably about 30-years away, but that doesn't mean Ferrari designers can't get their feet wet by coming up with out of the world concepts. Flavio Manzoni - the man who designed the FXX K and LaFerrari - looked to Blade Runner for inspiration, and came up with this shiny spaceship. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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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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