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Volkswagen XL Sport

What happens when you combine Lamborghini doors, the body of a Maserati MC12 and the engine of a Ducati Superlegerra V2 bike? The Volkswagen XL Sport. Its a 1199cc 197hp V-Twin engine, transplanted from a Ducati racing bike can rev up to 11,000 rpm, with a top speed of 168mph (270 km/h) and a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for a video shot at the Paris Motor Show, more images and additional information.

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With each passing day, we are getting closer and closer to the launch of Toyota's Supra successor, the FT-1. The company has just unveiled a new version called "Toyota FT-1 Graphite, which adopts a graphite exterior paint scheme and an all-natural saddle grain leather interior, comparable to many modern sports cars, including the 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 as well as the Porsche GT3. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of cop that restores faith in humanity.

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It's only a matter of time before shops start creating F80 replicas - like this LaFerrari replica from China, but for those with more money than they know what to do with, here's yet another toy to add to your shortlist. The Ferrari F80 boasts hybrid drivetrain that consists of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) paired with a twin-turbo V8 engine to generate 1,200 horsepower. It will purportedly weigh just 1763-pounds, enabling the hypercar to sprint to 62 mph in just a mere 2.2-seconds, topping out at 310mph. No word yet on pricing, but expect to shell out a minimum of $2.2-million (if you're a preferred Ferrari customer) when it's launched. Continue reading for more images and a special LaFerrari video.

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Unveiled this week at the 2014 Concours d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy, this R1200-based BMW Concept Roadster is what happens when the i8 meets a motorcycle. You'll find things such as the aggressive downward slant from the wafer-thin milled aluminum seat unit and barely-there LED headlight plate to the violently sculpted open exhaust, along with its eye-catching triangular frame in luminous blue. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Unlike Lamborghini's other models, the Egoista features a chassis made from lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum "finished in a military-grade, radar-resistant paint to highlight the vehicle's stealth capabilities," according to Car Scoops. Under the hood, you'll find a tuned Lamborghini Gallardo Mk1 5.2L V10 that produces 592hp. That's not all, its cockpit boasts a removable carbon fiber survival survival cell, along with anti-glare windows in an orange hue. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.

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No, these aren't the computer-generated concepts that we see far too often today, but rather real concept vehicles that had at least one prototype made. Whether it be the Pontiac Kammback Type K from 1977 or the Ferrari 512S Modulo, all of them are prime conversation pieces for auto enthusiasts. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of next-generation bionics.

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Automotive designer friends Pawel Wisniewski and Jans Slapins decided to mix classic rat rod design with supercars to bring you the Lamborghini Rat Rod. It seats 4 and made from lightweight carbon fiber. Powering this beast is a a twin-turbo small block V8 engine, mated to a sequential 6-speed transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Let's face it, most concepts just don't quite make the grade, aesthetics wise, but Sam Beckett's iPhone Air could quite possibly be the coolest fan design we've seen yet. At 7mm thick, it features a 4.7-inch sapphire crystal display and a 10.0-megapixel camera. Continue reading for the video.

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There's nothing wrong with fans coming up with concept images, and this one by David Hansson looks very interesting to say the least. The first thing you probably noticed with the monolithic, glowing console, and then the carbon fiber controllers. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video exploring just how much of our brain we actually use.

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What do you get when you cross the Veneno hypercar with Lamborghini's upcoming Huracan offering? The Lamborghini Logic of course, or so this automobile designer likes to think. According to Yanko Design: "The structural core of the concept is a lightweight and extremely rigid carbon fiber monocoque shell. Surfaces have precisely defined, sharp edges and crystalline volume." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of 10 amazing bets you can never lose.

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