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Buell XB9 Iron Pirate Garage

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Iron Pirate Garage has revamped the Buell XB9 motorcycle, and it looks like something you'd see in The Dark Knight. Featuring a short wheelbase, 92Nm of torque, a set of Progressive Suspension units and a Motogadget Mini display, perfect for crime fighting, or just cruising the city street. No word yet on if we'll be seeing a Superman version anytime soon. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Tesla Model X racing the world's fastest SUV, the Bentley Bentayga.

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Zarooq Sand Racer

If you've always wanted to drive a dune buggy on the road, then the Zarooq Sand Racer should be on your shortlist. Priced from $100K, it's powered by a mid-mounted 3.5L V6 engine that produces up to 500-horsepower, mated to a paddle-controlled 6-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the rear wheels. Its 2,300-ound tube chassis is made from high-strength steel, while the body itself is entirely fiberglass. Fox shocks provide 12.4 inches of ground clearance, and A/C, along with racing suede-wrapped steering wheel, ensure a comfortable ride in all weather. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a stack of 100 CDs being crushed by a hydraulic press.

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BMW M3 Pickup

An auto enthusiast teamed up with Mad Dog Racing in South Africa to create what could quite possibly be the world's first E92 BMW M3 pickup truck. It's powered by a supercharged 4L V8 engine that churns out at least 100 additional horsepower on top of the factory 420-horsepower. No word yet on if they plan to build a new M4 pickup truck, or at least in the near future. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Serbu Super Shorty

When you chop a Mossberg 500 (or Remington 870) shotgun down, Serbu's Super-Shorty is the result. This compact, stockless, pump-action AOW chambered in 12-gauge shotgun features a spring-loaded, folding foregrip. If that isn't enough firepower, you can also special order a 20-gauge model. Its small size and 4.5-pound weight lends to many practical applications, enabling you to bring a 12-gauge anywhere, while easily maneuvering inside of tight quarters. 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 how to build your very own thermoelectric generator.

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Trophy Rat

Trophy Rat looks like an old truck or hot rod pickup at first, but Northrup Fab created something that could handle a zombie apocalypse. Under the hood it packs a 300-horsepower, 5.7L Corvette-sourced LS6 small block V-8 engine, while to handle the rough terrain, it boasts an A-Arm independent front suspension, controlled by custom-valved 2.5 King coilovers, which provide 6-inches of upwards suspension travel. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Stormtrooper Camaro

Tuner Forgiato has unveiled what a Stormtrooper-inspired Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. In addition to the wide-body kit, it comes equipped with the company's large "Finestro-ECL" wheels, most likely in the 24" size. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a matching stormtrooper costume with blaster, but it will definitely get some second looks on the street. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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First Electric Ferrari

Eric Hutchinson, a Ferrari enthusiast from California spent $10,000 on a salvaged 308 destroyed by an engine fire, a common issue that plagued this model throughout its life cycle. After partnering with EV West, Hutchinson created a new electric drivetrain around three electric motors arranged in a V configuration, linked via belts and pulleys. This V configuration enables the motors to fit perfectly in the 308's engine bay, which was once home to a carbureted V8 engine. Continue reading for more videos and information.

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Dark Souls 3 PS4

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Dark Souls 3 is a game known for its atmospheric visual qualitys, notably its dynamic lighting and particle effects, which immerse players into a dark fantasy world of ruin. Expertly-crafted interconnected worlds encourage players to explore vast and breathtaking landscapes. Now what does that translate to in the game console modding world? This custom wood and metal creation by Belgian gamer / graphics artist / painter Vadu Amka. Unfortunately, this is a one-off project...for now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Team Galag Lamborghini Batmobile

Here's another look at Team Galag's custom Batmobile being used in the Gumball 3000 right now. It was designed and built by tuning shop Caresto, and based on blueprints from the "Arkham Knight" video game. This crime-fighting vehicle measures 3.4-meters and is powered by a Lamborghini Gallardo-sourced V10 engine that cranks out 560-horsepower. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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SPOFEC Rolls-Royce Wraith

Germany-based SPOFEC has given the Rolls-Royce Wraith a sleek, widebody "Overdose" makeover, complete with fighter jet inspired paint job. This limited edition, aggressive widebody design perfectly matches with the vehicle's 12-cylinder twin turbo engine that's been tuned to generate 717-horsepower. To keep all that power on the ground, the group fitted it with 22-inch alloy wheels and a carbon-ceramic high-performance braking system. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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