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Rinspeed BUDII

Based on the BMW i3 EV, Rinspeed's Budii is fully autonomous, thanks to a laser scanner extending from the roof of the vehicle paired with a Kappa Optronics camera. It uses this technology to navigate a 3D perspective map of the surrounding terrain. Riders can control everything in the car via a smart watch or smartphone. There's also a manual mode if you feel the need for speed, or just want something to do. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular videos of today - including an interesting airbag comparison crash test.

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Honda Micro Commuter

Honda's futuristic Micro Commuter Concept has one goal in mind: helping you get around town the same way as one would use a smartphone. After stepping into the car and inserting your smartphone, the car might suggest "How about going here?" and you can say, "OK, let's go" - similar to Siri and Ok, Google. That's not all, the front bumper and door panels are both interchangeable. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including a teen girl who masterfully shreds "Through the Fire and Flames".

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Lexus LF-SA

We have seen the future of ultra compacts, and it includes the Lexus LF-SA (Lexus Future-Small Adventure). This concept not only has a body that Lexus says will "change perceptions when viewed from different angles," but an infotainment system on the inside includes a hologram-style digital display incorporated in the instrument binnacle and a wide-angle head-up display. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Sbarro Eight Hot Rod

Photo credit: Alok Paleri / Speedhunters via Hi Consumption

When vintage hot rods meets futuristic street car, you get the Sbarro Eight made by students at the ESPERA Sbarro Montbeliard school. Powered by a 3.2L twin-turbocharged, Masserati-sourced V8 engine that generates 368HP, it sports OZ Racing Ultraleggera wheels in a staggered stance (rear tires are wider than front). The interior is no slouch, with plenty of real wood and leather accents, custom built fiberglass seats, along with a Parrot Asteroid Smart car radio connected to a 6.2-inch display. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the five most popular viral videos of today - including a crazy gyoza cannon.

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Kia Sportspace

Most sportswagons are boring, the Kia Sportspace is not. Designed at Kia's Frankfurt design studio, it features what the automaker calls a "unique and captivating body shape," with the presence of a smaller, sportier car thanks to its sloping roof, curvaceous rear and short rear overhang. He adds: "We set out to design a car that is a totally new breed of grand tourer - one for active people who need reasonable cargo space on the weekend, but don't want to compromise moving around in style, comfort and with an element of sportiness." Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.

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Porsche 901

Porsche prides itself on revamping the 911 every decade or so, but they never get too radical - the most revolutionary 911, the 996 manufactured from 1998-2004, was also the most sought after amongst enthusiasts and collectors. Aspiring designer Ege Arguden may not have any say in the next redesign, but he isn't afraid to take a few risks, and the 901 concept proves it. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW M9

Here's a first look at what could be the BMW M9 if the Bavarian automaker decides to go this route. The two-seater boasts a reduced the nose, with headlights positioned in a slender slit which extends the whole width of the entrance and masking the radiator grille. Its roof0line descends a slight slope to the rear edge of the body wherever there is a compact spoiler, complemented with ultra thin LED taillights, which even more emphasize the width of the car. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Lamborghini Ankonian

Created by designer Slavche Tanevsky, the Lamborghini Ankonian takes its name from an Italian fighting bull known for its black hair and draws inspiration from the F-117A Nighthawk as well as the classic Batmobile. Tanevsky designed this concept for a project at Munich University of Applied Sciences. It's mid-engine and hides its headlights and tail lights behind some sleek creases finished off in matte black. Not just another concept, Tanevsky says he had input from Lamborghini and Audi throughout the design process. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular videos of today.

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Kawasaki J

Kawasaki's J looks like something direct from the TRON universe, but it's a real motorcycle. Though not much is known about its all-electric drivetrain are scant, but Kawasaki says the J concept makes use of its proprietary battery management technology and GIGACELL high-capacity nickel-metal hydride battery. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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When you combine an Aston Martin One-77 and Ferrari 458 Italia, the 612 GTO by Sasha Selipanov from Berlin, Germany. With the 488 GTB being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month, it may not be too long until Ferrari decides to release a successor to the F12 Berlinetta. However, this next model might not be powered by a V12, but rather a twin-turbocharged V8 or V10 engine. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today.

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