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Mercedes Silver Lightning

The Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning draws heavy inspiration from the 1930s Silver Arrow race cars, most notably the Mercedes-Benz W125 driven by Rudolf Caracciola that won the 1937 Grand Prix, as well as the famous 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut. Its roof is constructed of several pieces of small, lightweight magnetic squares, and uses Mag-Tech technology that allows them to either combine to form a hardtop, or retracted to convert the car into a roadster. The omni-directional wheels allow the Silver Lightning to be able to steer freely in any direction, and are enclosed in rings integrated within the car's main body. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a giant t-rex made entirely from balloons.

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Alfa Romeo Spirito

Designed by Mehmet Doruk Erdem, the Alfa Romeo Spirito is a motorcycle that captures the racing heritage of the Alfa Romeo marquee, while adding touches of modernity. Featuring an elongated nose that not only minimizes wind resistance, but also serves as the chassis for the bike's engine, this single-wheel motorcycle sports a crafted brown leather seat and transparent rear to reveal its inner workings. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cadillac DPi-V.R. Race Car

Cadillac is set to race in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series, with their all new DPi-V.R race car, competing in the Prototype (P) class. It draws power from a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 engine, similar to the one found in the third-generation CTS-V, complete with 600-horsepower on tap @ 7,600rpm. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tesla Model S Roadster

Photo credit: Rain Prisk

There are plenty of roadsters on the market now, but let's face it, electric models are lagging way behind, that is unless...Tesla decides to release a Model S Roadster. This concept by Rain Prisk Design should whet your appetite until it becomes a reality, or so we think. For those who prefer a more conservative design, early Model 3 pre-orders should get their vehicles delivered late next year. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of possibly the worst mall commercial of all-time.

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Bento Book Computer

The problem with most laptops these days is that they become obsolete in 1-2 years, that is unless...you're talking about Bento Book. This innovative design is completely modular, and consists of a 15.4" OLED display, tablet, smartphone, a solar-powered lithium ion battery, along with removable SSD storage. Want to use it as a desktop? Simply remove the tablet, prop it up, load up the proper interface, connect via Bluetooth to the main unit, and you're set to go. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Audi Union

Inspired by the 1930s Silver Arrows, the Audi Union is literally a street legal go-kart, powered by a naturally aspirated V6 engine. While not much has been revealed for about the vehicle, rest assured that it will provide plenty of creature comforts, including a booming sound system (if wanted), touchscreen infotainment system, and more. Continue reading for additional pictures, and to see it in gray.

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Professional Computer Phone

If plus-sized smartphones just aren't big enough, you should check out the Professional Computer Phone. "The OS of choice for TPM VIPNI is Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (not Windows RT for ARM), which Dual boots along with the secondary mobile operating system Windows Phone 8. This is possible with the power of 'ARM' because this whole system is powered by Quad Core ARM Processor," according to its creator. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Mercedes AirDiv

Called the Mercedes-Benz AirDiv, this unique supercar concept lets you choose from 4 drive modes: basic with a standard seating position, accelerated with the driver positioned forward, closer to the road, bike mode with the driver situated face down with their head facing out the open air, and last, but not least, diving mode where you ride outside the car in a wingsuit. Continue reading for two more pictures.

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Bugatti Gangloff

The sleek Bugatti Gangloff is a hypercar concept inspired by the 1930s Gangloff S57, and it's beautiful to say the least. Featuring an ultra luxurious interior, large aluminum alloy wheels, LED lights and many more plush touches. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on if we'll ever see a working prototype. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Dodge Shakedown Challenger

Simply put, the Dodge Shakedown is essentially a 1971 Challenger, but with the headlights, taillights, and a grille from the 2017 Challenger to give the classic coupe a modern look. It also comes equipped with a custom lower front fascia, rear lip spoiler, and modern 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels that share a design with the wheels featured on the Challenger SRT Hellcat. Power comes 485-hp 6.4L V8, while a functional hood scoop, a cold-air intake, and a custom-made exhaust provide the 392-cubic-inch engine with an extra bit of oomph. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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