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Land Rover NASCAR

Photo credit: YasidDESIGN

Yasid Design is back at it again, and this time, he envisions a Land Rover Defender as a NASCAR racer. Featuring a chop top design and an extreme drop, the body retains the classic Defender shape while adding some steelies for looks. Hypothetically, such a vehicle could exist, but the questions is would anyone pay to watch off-road SUVs race on an oval track? Continue reading to see a NASCAR BMW i8 by Yasid.

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Pixel Vision Console

Swedish artist Love Hulten unveils Pixel Vision, a wooden box that opens up to reveal a functional portable game console. Measuring measuring 95mm x 95mm x 45mm, this console, made from American walnut, emulates classic portable gaming designs, complete with a cast acrylic interface that has a smooth satin finish. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Acura NSX GT3 Carbon

Taking design cues from stealth fighter jets, the full carbon Acura NSX GT3 race car is not just for how. It's powered by the a turbocharged 3.5 liter V6 - a tuned version from the production vehicle - that sends power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox. While the actual technical specifications aren't known, you can rest assured that it produces more power than the 573hp and 476 lb-ft street edition. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Vorsteiner BMW i8

Just when you thought the BMW i8 couldn't look any cooler, Vorsteiner goes on and unveils a special body kit for the supercar. Sleek and stylish, this Dark Knight-inspired mod includes an extended and lowered splitter for improved stability, along with a carbon fiber diffuser to enhance downforce. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Liberty Walk M4

Japan-based Liberty Walk Performance is known for their outlandish body kits, and this one, for the BMW M4, is definitely no exception. Available in fiberglass ($8,400 USD) or full carbon fiber ($9,900 USD), this kit boasts extended wheel arches, a new trunk spoiler and rear diffuser for enhancing airflow underneath the car. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Lamborghini Huracan Tank

Photo credit: Rain Prisk

The problem with the Lamborghini Huracan, and just about any other supercar / hypercar, is that they're built more for show than function. Rain Prisk Designs wants to change that, and created a concept with tracks, perfect for snow or mud. While this modification can be performed in real-life (the Prowler track system above), we only recommend it to those who don't mind the extremely pricey mishaps that come with going off-road. 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 what an F1 driver sees during a race.

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Laser Bazooka

Drake Anthony, also known as "styropyro" on YouTube, unveils his latest creation, a giant 200W laser bazooka, and it's definitely no slouch. Touted as the world's largest and most powerful homemade portable laser, this monster is made entirely from scrap metal, along with broken electronics purchased from online auction sites. "The casing of the gun is built out of scrap metal that I cut down with a file and hacksaw. This thing is so unbelievably dangerous. I had to build a welding mask with laser googles fitted inside so I don't go blind while using the massive device," said Anthony. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing exactly what's inside an airplane black box.

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BMW 1200R Lazareth

Think of this BMW 1200R by Ludovic Lazareth and his team as a "neo-retro scrambler", or in other words, a fusion between a Scrambler and cafe racer. This revamped bike maintains the same engine and Paralever suspension at the rear, while the tubular chassis was upgraded and the stock Telelever front suspension replaced by Yamaha YZF-R6 sportbike forks, widened to accommodate the Continental Twinduro tires. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Gold Engraved GT-R

Kuhl Racing spent over 6-months creating this GT-R, starting with a fiberglass bodykit, which was then intricately hand engraved. Once that was completed, the car was given an 18K gold finish. Unfortunately, it'll set you back over $1-million if you decide to purchase this luxurious one-off beast. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few more bonus shots, including a couple of the exhaust.

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Real Cyclops Visor

YouTube user "Sufficiently Advanced" has created a real flame-shooting Cyclops visor, and no mutant powers are required. However, anyone looking to recreate this will need methanol, acetone, strontium chloride, red tiki torch fuel, and a peristaltic pump triggered by a mechanism on the side of the helmet to deliver the flames. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy stunt driver who jumps outside of his car to perform tricks.

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