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Maralah Cliff House

The Maralah Cliff House by LAAV Architecs is perfect for a super villain, and it most definitely looks the part. The main structure is made from concrete, matte black steel, and glass, all located on a crevasse overlooking a flowing river valley. The master bedroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the water. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Lamborghini Urus

Priced from $200k in the US, the Lamborghini Urus is touted as the world's first super sport utility vehicle. The vehicle draws power from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 650 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in less than 3.6 seconds, 124 mph in 12.8 seconds, while topping out at 189 mph. The first deliveries are expected to arrive by Spring 2018. Continue reading for more pictures, the reveal video, and more information.

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Tiger Siberian Adventure Vehicle

File this under: awesome expedition vehicles. There's more than enough adventure vehicles for you to choose from on the market, but for a rugged option that has the versatility of a truck while still offering comfortable living accommodations, look no further than the Tiger Siberian Camper. Buyers can choose either a Ford F550 or Ram 5500 chassis, and with the addition of a generator, the Siberian can be electrically powered by a 900 amp-hours worth of maintenance-free AMG batteries, paired with 600 watts of solar power. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Aria FXE

Making its debut at the LA Auto Show, the Aria's new supercar will be offered in two models: the FE with a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine, and the FXE. The latter boasts a 720 hp V8 paired with two axial-flux induction electric motors producing 540 hp, for a combined output of 1,150 hp and 1,316 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven- or eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A 10 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is also included. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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2018 Saleen S1

Photo credit: Brian Williams / Road & Track

Priced from $100k, the 2018 Saleen S1 weighs under 2700-pounds, thanks to an aluminum tub and carbon fiber body. It draws power from a turbocharged 2.5L four engine that makes 450 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, enabling the supercar to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, while topping out at 180 mph. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Chevrolet says its new ZR1 Convertible has the loudest exhaust note yet of any Corvette, thanks to a 6.2L LT5 engine that produces 755 horsepower and 715-pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic. What does all this power mean? It can hit 60 mph in under 3-seconds, and has a top speed of 212mph. "Few others can challenge the ZR1 Convertible's power and speed while offering the exhilaration of top-down motoring," said Corvette exec, Mark Reuss. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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BMW i8 Roadster

The BMW i8 Roadster makes its official debut at the LA Auto Show and this plug-in hybrid boasts an aluminum chassis with a carbon-fiber monotub, a higher capacity battery, and an upgraded hybrid powertrain. Featuring a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 231 hp (up from 228 hp) and 143 hp electric motor (up from 131 hp), for a combined output of 374 hp, good for a 0-60 mph time of 4.4-seconds, while topping out at an electronically limited 155 mph. The battery pack has been upgraded from 20 Ah to 34 Ah and from 7.1 kWh to 11.6, enabling you to travel on electric power alone at speeds up to 65 mph - or 75 mph in eDrive mode. The all-electric range is up to 33 miles on the New European Driving Cycle. Continue reading for test drive footage, more pictures and information.

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Abu Dhabi Motors Largest BMW Dealership

Here's a fascinating look inside Abu Dhabi Motors, currently the world's largest BMW dealership. It's home to a host of BMW Individual cars as well as optioned out M models, and in the video above, YouTube celebrity Shmee150 provides an in-depth tour, along with an M760Li test drive. In addition to a theater room, this dealership also sells Rolls-Royce cars. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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New Aston Martin Vantage

Priced from $149,995 in the US, the all-new Aston Martin Vantage is powered by an AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0L V8 that produces 503hp and 505lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, with a manual option coming at a later date. The automaker claims a perfect 50/50 weight distribution on the 3,373-pound supercar, enabling it to go from 0-60mph comes in 3.5-seconds, while topping out at 195mph. Continue reading for an in-depth video tour, more pictures and information.

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Devel Sixty

First, there was the 5,000 hp Devel Sixteen, and now, the company has unveiled the monstrous Sixty. Powered by a 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 that generates 720 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque, it has more than enough power to take on the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6. If this ever makes it to production, expect it to exceed the Sixteen's $1.6-million price tag. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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