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Jon Olsson Rolls Royce Wraith

YouTube personality and former professional skier Jon Olsson has unveiled his latest project, and it's a doozy. This customized Rolls-Royce Wraith was modified by Dutch workshop Absolute Motors, and boasts a turbocharged 6.6L V12 engine generating 810 horsepower, good for a 0-60 time of 4.4-seconds. On the exterior, you'll also find two grille-mounted LED lights, four extra lights on the roof, and a magnetized roof rack. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a backyard scientist breaking into a 1,000-pound safe with a plasma cutter.

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East Coast Defender Honey Badger

East Coast Defender took a normal Land Rover Defender 90, and transformed it into the stealthy Honey Badger. What really sets it apart is a 6.2L Chevrolet LS3 V8 engine that produces 430-horsepower, enabling the all terrain vehicle to go from 0-60 mph in just under 6-seconds. Other upgrades include: a transfer case with a limited slip differential, Borla exhaust, and 18" Sawtooth wheels with BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2 tires. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche 911 Turbo S Dark Knight

Auto-Dynamics unveils the Porsche 911 Turbo S "Dark Knight" edition, which is completely blacked out with the exception of a few yellow accents. On the outside, a matte-finished carbon 'Turbo Aerokit' is the standout, while a flat-6 engine capable of 690 horsepower can be found under the hood. The latter has been upgraded with GMG Racing manifolds, a TechArt exhaust, and IPD intake parts. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Electric BMW Car

ITAP transformed an old 1997 BMW into "The Phoenix, an electric car with a longer driving range than the Tesla Model S P100D for just a fraction of the cost. It comes equipped with three types of recycled batteries that total 130 kilowatts of capacity - comprised of lithium-ion 18650 cells, old laptops, and used electric car batteries - powering an electric motor, enabling it to drive for 382-miles on a full charge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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1945 Willys Jeep Rat Rod

Photo credit: Four Wheeler

We've featured this stunning 1945 Willys Jeep Rat Rod by Randy Ellis Design, before, but now someone has captured it at a local car show. For those seeing it for the first time, the Willys Jeep was built in the early 1940s, but unlike the original, this one comes equipped with an air bag suspension, a full radio, vintage Stewart Warner gauges in the center dash, and a fold out windshield. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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General Lee Viper

The General Lee is basically the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the Duke boys, Bo and Luke, along with cousins Coy and Vance. Calvo Motorsports recently demonstrated their version of the classic muscle car at Caddo Mills airfield. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 8.4L V10, this Dodge Viper pushes 2,300 hp on race fuel, and 1,700 hp using just 93 octane pump fuel. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Microwave Game Console

Inventor Colin Furze is back at it again, and this time, he's created "Play-O-Wave", or in other words, a functional microwave game console. In the test, he plays games loaded directly onto a controller via a component connection, but in reality, you could hook up a real game console, or just enjoy your favorite television shows, using the display. Yes, it can still cook food while you play games, and the door had to be made slightly thicker for things to function properly, but as you can see, the project was well worth the time. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how you could write a hit song in a week.

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VW Sychro Van

Rob Heran, a professional mountain biker, transformed his Adventure VW Syncro Van into a mobile home on wheels. He first purchased this 4WD military vehicle a decade ago for a mere $6,000, and used it normally for around for 6-years. Fast forward to 2017, and the van has been rebuilt from the ground up into the adventure mobile you see today. Featuring a modern 120-horsepower TDI engine, an all new roof, side panels, instrument panels, and Recaro seats. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bentley Bentayga Tracks

Without any modifications, the $250,000 Bentley Bentayga is one of the most luxurious, expensive and fastest SUVs on the market today, with a top speed of 187 mph, thanks to a 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 producing 600-hp. Throw on a set of tank tracks, and you've got yourself one of the coolest looking off-road vehicles yet, capable of traversing snow, mud, and even shallow waters. As with most other things, if you've got the money, anything is possible, including this concept by Rain Prisk Designs. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an Iraqi journalist's GoPro that deflected a sniper's bullet.

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DeLorean Hovercraft


Matthew Riese has always been fond of the DeLorean, but wanted to create a model like no other. So, he spent 2-years creating the world's first and only DeLorean hovercraft, powered by a 16 hp engine capable of hitting a top speed of 23 mph. It's based on the Hov Pod hovercraft kit, but with a fully custom DeLorean body. "If making this makes me crazy, I don't wanna be sane," said Riese. Unfortunately, this super fan doesn't plan on selling this unique creation anytime soon, nor can it go back to the future. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of 100-year-old life hacks you probably didn't know existed.

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