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Apple iCar

Many are predicting that Apple will either build their own electric car, or buy out Tesla, but either way, these images show what the interior most certainly will not look like. Starting off, we have a touchscreen center console with far too much going on, including multiple displays and even a "Slide to Start" car function. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Chevy El Camino Ultimus

A car enthusiast named Tom Holden took a stock 1959 Chevrolet El Camino in the early 60s, and transformed it into "Ultimus". As you can see, it features a double bubble top, split seat base, futuristic (at the time) dashboard-mounted TV display, center armrest-mounted telephone, tape recorder, and get this, a functional mini bar, complete with glass, shaker as well as several brands of liquor. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nimbus e-Car

Forget tiny electric cars, the Nimbus e-Car can go just about anywhere, and is powered by a 130Kw (180hp) electrical engine drawing, paired with a micro combustion generator. Roof-mounted solar photovoltaic cells generate extra power, while a regenerative brake conserves as much as possible. Its carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum chassis offers the flexibility and strength needed, keeping things light. Inside, there's an integrated 4G LTE Wi-Fi hub, USB ports, power outlets, and to top things off, a 7-inch tablet in the center console for all the vital info (power left, etc.). Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including some mind-blowing fireworks over Lima, Peru.

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Apple Unreleased

First unveiled in 1983, the Apple Bashful was a tablet computer far ahead of its time. This prototype, along with the others you're about to see, were all created by Frog Design Inc., which is a global design and innovation firm founded in 1969 by industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger in Mutlangen, Germany as "esslinger design". Their first designs for computer manufacturers were for proprietary systems by CTM (Computertechnik Muller) in 1970 and Diehl Data Systems in 1979. More prominent are the designs for Apple Computer, starting with the case of the portable Apple IIc, introducing the Snow White design language used by Apple during 1984-90, and continuing with several Macintosh models. The firm designed Sun's SPARCstations in 1989 and the NeXT Computer in 1987. Continue reading for more.

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BMW i Motorrad

When TRON Lightcycle meets futuristic BMW motorcycle, you get the stunning i Motorrad BetaIR by Sebastian Martinez. Featuring a sleek aerodynamic body, complete with Tron-inspired spokeless tires, it uses a magnetic suspension for the ultimate ride experience. Ultra bright LEDs can be found at the top of the motorcycle. Click here to view some bonus images of amazing, yet real, Confederate Motorcycles.

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Rinspeed Etos

Not just a tuned BMW i8, the Rinspeed Etos offers a fully autonomous mode that works in conjunction with 9 high-definition exterior cameras for tracking surrounding objects. On the road, it automatically links to the city infrastructure for traffic information and even cell phone reception. If the driver switches to manual driving mode, a steering wheel electronically extends out of the dashboard, and the vehicle's gaze-tracking system monitors their eyes to ensure constant alertness. The coolest feature? An included drone that takes off / lands on the integrated landing platform, which consists of 12,000 individually-controlled LEDs. Continue reading for more images and information. Click here for a few bonus pictures.

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Ferrari Concept Design

Adriano Raeli, a talented auto designer from Italy, loves Ferrari as well as coming up with concepts in his spare time. His latest project, the F80, is definitely no slouch. He imagines it as a hybrid with KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), paired to a twin-turbo V8 engine for a total output of 1,200-horsepower. What do all these numbers mean? A 0-62 mph time of just 2.2-seconds, while topping out at 250mph+. Continue reading for more entries from this year's "Ferrari Top Design School Challenge". Click here to see the Ferrari Millenio concept.

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Cadillac Aera

The Cadillac Aera concept is unlike any supercar you've ever seen, as its futuristic body structure utilizes a 3D lattice, mono-formed frame that's formed from unique, alloy-utilizing, semisolid freeform manufacturing for extra strength and durability. All of the major body panels, including interior components, are basically "grown" into a single part lattice structure, while its 10,000 psi composite air storage tank has enough capacity for a 1,000-mile trip before needing to be refilled. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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McLaren MP4-X

We have seen the future of F1 cars, and it includes the McLaren MP4-X. This futuristic vehicle comes equipped with a protective canopy that is both hydrophobic and photochromatic for superb visibility in all weather situations. There is also a network of cameras and a special helmet for drivers that offer 360° vision. No word yet on when we'll see a prototype, but it'll definitely be well worth the wait. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Yamaha Sports Ride Coupe

Weighing in at a mere 1,653-pounds, the Yamaha Sports Ride Coupe is set to hit the showroom by 2017. This sports car features a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, and is just 13-feet long and 5.65-feet wide, making it relatively compact even for its class. Even though the company is mainly known for their musical instruments and motorcycles, they did 3 working prototypes of the V12-powered, OX99-11 supercar, back in 1992. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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