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BMW 2002 Turbomeister

The BMW 2002 Hommage Turbomeister is basically an M2 in Turbomeister livery, but with a carbon fiber chassis and body kit. "The BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering on which BMW turbo technology is based and re-interprets them in the form of a design study. With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motor sport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s," said Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a battery that's lasted 176-years.

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Ferrari Bugatti

It's only a matter of time before supercar manufacturers team up to produce some out of this world limited edition models, and the Ferrari Celeritas 2.0 could be one of them. Think of it as a Bugatti Chiron crossed with the upcoming LaFerrari Spider, with its open-top design and large wing for extreme downforce at high speeds. In the cabin, you'll find a classic gated shifter and a touchscreen infotainment display. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW i Motorrad Beta

When TRON Lightcycle meets BMW motorcycle, you get the i Motorrad Beta|R by Sebastian Martinez. In addition to a hubless wheel, it features a hollow chassis design, along with a magnetic suspension that will supposedly give riders the smoothest driving experience possible. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Tesla LMP1

Tesla's LMP1 is a Le Mans racer unlike any other, as it not only looks cool, but has the technology to really knock your socks off. Featuring 6-wheels, an electromagnetic suspension system that converts electrical energy into rotational energy to produce the awesome magnetic field you see, and a transforming tire to boot. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Kode57

Ferrari Enzo designer Ken Okuyama debuted his Kode57 supercar at Monterey Car Week. This mid-engined supercar comes equipped with a 600-horsepower V12 engine, while its name pays tribute to 1957, a year when such iconic vehicles as the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and Jaguar XKSS were released. To keep things on the ground, Novitec Rosso provides a fully adjustable suspension - up to 45mm in ride height - paired with a sticky set of Pirelli P Zero tires. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling and funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing a simulation of what would happen if Pluto crashed into the Earth.

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McLaren P1 Truck

Photo credit: yasidDESIGN

Turning a hypercar into a pickup truck may not be the most practical of ideas, even if you're a billionaire, but it most certainly could be the fastest and coolest looking to ever hit the road, especially if it's based on a McLaren P1. YasidDESIGN decided to make this a reality, or at least in concept form. "I did this once. Then I laughed," said the artist. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how the original Jurassic Park movie pushed the limits of visual effects at the time.

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Sleek and stylish, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is set to make its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey. These new images just surfaced, giving a first look at this Maybach Excelero meets Vision Grand Turismo concept. Featuring an elongated, split hood, gullwing doors, a sweeping chrome grille with vertical slats, and a pair of slim LED headlights. On the inside, there's a massive heads-up display. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tractor Formula 1

Photo credit: Yasid Design

Sure, transforming a vintage tractor into any type of race car probably isn't the most practical of ideas, but as you can see, it will definitely turn some heads at the track. "A few days ago I was looking at the beginning of Lamborghini when they were into tractors, while working on some of my series, including the Mutants. However, this is not a Lamborghini, but once a 1951 Farmall 'Super C' Vintage Tractor. Now we'll call it the Tracktor," said its designer, Yasid Design. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing the view beneath the Antarctic ice.

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Formul2 Racer

Most racing vehicles are designed for a tarmac-based track, but FORMUL2 by Czech Designer Radek Stepan is capable of driving across dirt and sand with ease. This racer boasts a modular design that can have its entire chassis, wheels, and suspension swapped out for either a paved road or an off-road locale. Continue reading to see it in paved road mode.

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BMW Radical Motorcycle

Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem is back at it again, and this time, he unveils his TRON-inspired BMW Radical. This futuristic motorcycle isn't just for looks, as the body sports integrated armor that would help it survive just about any crash. It also features an elevated rear wheel and low handlebars, placing the rider in a perfect aerodynamic position. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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