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Mercedes AMG Hypercar

Here's a first look at the Mercedes-AMG projectOne hypercar, which will come equipped with an F1 hybrid powertrain consisting of a turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 engine and a KERS energy recovery system as used in the W07 race car for a combined power output of 1,000hp @ 10,000rpm. Power will be sent to all four wheels, with electric motors in front axle and offering an advanced torque vectoring system. This all carbon monocoque hypercar offers an electric range of 15.5 miles, and will set you back a cool $2.15-million, that is if you can get your hands on one of the 200-300 examples being built. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining how the internet really works in North Korea.

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Echo Pebble Smartphone

Smartphones seem to be getting larger, but designer Faisal Semari decided to go with a small pebble shape, and not just for aesthetics. When a call is received, users can choose to answer in the normal fashion, or clip the entire handset to their ear for hands-free talking. Unfortunately, this may be one device you want to keep close by, as its small size may cause it to sporadically vanish. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Alfa GTL Series Evo

Designed by Matteo Gentile, the futuristic Alfa GTL Series EVO is a cross between LaFerrari and McLaren P1, but with a transparent glass top. Technical specifications have not yet been announced, but we wouldn't be surprised if this vehicle boasts a hybrid drivetrain, with a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) for added boost. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Electric Mercedes-Benz Supercar

Designed by Mihael Merkler from Gostivar, Macedonia, this electric Mercdes-Benz supercar draws inspiration from the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 570GT, adopting a similar size as well. Featuring individual hub motors and battery packs that could be placed just about anywhere. It also comes equipped with wireless electric energy transfer coils and new-generation "perovskite" solar panels. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Off-Road Porsche 918 Spyder

It may be a while, if ever, until Porsche releases an off-road supercar, but Rain Prisk has created one to whet our appetite for the time being. This modified 918 Spyder now features brush guards, a winch, large knobby tires, roof rack, auxiliary lighting, and plenty of wear, including a bumper that is very close to falling off, along with mud splatters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of molten copper being poured on lighters.

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Nissan Vmotion 2.0

The futuristic Nissan Vmotion 2.0 features Intelligent Driving, one of three core elements of the company's Intelligent Mobility technology. The former helps provide a safer driving experience through technology such as ProPILOT, which will ultimately allow the vehicle to drive in autonomous mode, and not just on the highway and in heavy traffic conditions, but also on normal streets with intersections. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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2020 Ford Bronco

It's official, the 2020 Ford Bronco will hit dealers in just a few more years, announced earlier this week at the North American International Auto Show. It will be preceded by the return of the midsize Ranger in 2019, with both vehicles being assembled at Ford's assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan. The Bronco is expected to get a 4x4 system, stout stance, and the signature circle headlights, but be nearly identical to the Ford Everest, a body-on-frame Australian-market 4x4 built on the Ranger platform. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept is basically an all-wheel drive Microbus of the future, complete with a large 111 kWh battery that is complemented with one electric motor at the front axle and one at the rear to deliver a combined output of 369 hp. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 5-seconds and can travel up to 270 miles on a predicted U.S. driving cycle. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of the I.D. Buzz.

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Audi Electric Truck

If Audi teamed up with Apple to create an electric big rig, it would probably look something like this sleek silver design above by Belarusian designer Artem Smirnov and Ukrainian 3D modeler Vladimir Panchenko. This fully autonomous Audi truck comes equipped with a swappable battery pack and a deployable spoiler integrated into the cargo box to improve highway aerodynamics. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of the second design.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Truck

Designed by Francisco Calado, the Mercedes-Benz E-truck is basically a compressed liquids transporter powered by 10 cylindrical batteries, which makes it fully electric. Thanks to its low drag coefficient, it's reportedly capable of achieving high speeds, while blocking side winds. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of a normal Mercedes-Benz turned monster truck.

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