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Bubble Palace

This started as a Wii Pro controller, but after tons of work, it became a portable retro game console that can emulate all the classic titles you can imagine, even the N64. Breaking down the components, the console features a Raspberry Pi 3 running RetroPie image, two rechargeable 3400mAh Li-Ion batteries, a 5-inch (800x480) display, HDMI output, stereo speakers, headphone jack with volume control, power/charging indicator lights, and a microprocessor to read button states and act as a joystick. Continue reading to see the entire build process from beginning to end.

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Novitec Tornado Huracan

German tuner Novitec's Torado division has completely revamped the RWD Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2, with this new twin-supercharged version producing 830-horsepower. Other upgrades include: a center-exit variable exhaust system, a full aero body kit, reupholstered interior, a suspension that drops the car 1.4-inches, and a new set of staggered wheels - 20" in front and 21" out back. Click here for more images of the Tornado. Continue reading for an exhaust test video and more information.

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FJ40 Rat Rod

Photo credit: Chris Wall via HiConsumption

South Africa-based Allers Rods & Customs wanted to create a vehicle that combined classic ruggedness with hot rod-style flair, and this sleek rat rod, based on a 1975 Land Cruiser, was the result. This was not a simple project, as the front suspension had to be custom fabricated in-house and headlights from a VW Golf 1, while widened wheels as well as differential were sourced from a Land Rover Discovery. Inside, the seats were pulled from a Jeep Wrangler. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Upside Down Camaro

Jeff Bloch has created the world's first upside down Camaro, and it's not just a sculpture or museum piece. Simply put, he took a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, flipped it, and then fused the vehicle with a Ford Festiva to produce the wacky racecar. "This car is a 1999 Camaro convertible. We actually skinned the Camaro body right off the chassis, and then recreated it upside down on a steel framework and hung it over a 1999 Ford Festiva that I bought for 200 bucks. I bought the Camaro for just 900 bucks - it had a rotten top and a mildew interior. The little Festiva runs great! People ask me why I wanted to build something like the upside down Camaro racer. I just like to build things that no one has ever built before, and I like to be very entertaining in the process," said Bloch. 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 of some awesome digital magic tricks.

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Triple Double 6-Barrel Shotgun

This may have not come from the factory with 6-barrels and a 48-round capacity, but Demolition Ranch has made this zombie-fighting weapon a reality. Simply put, three DP12 shotguns were bound together using a few simple tools to synchronize the pump action, with each tube holding seven shells - plus one in the chamber - amounting to a 16-shot capacity. 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 of a Tesla coil orchestra.

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Rock Rat Jeep

Hauk Designs took a 1947 Willy's CJ2A jeep body, chopped it up, stretched the frame, and transformed it into the Steampunk-inspired Rock Rat River Raider. It's powered by a monstrous diesel engine that generates 700 hp and 1,200 lb-ft of torque, perfect for traversing a post-apocalyptic landscape. Click here to view more pictures of the Rock Rat River Raider. Continue reading for an in-depth build video and more information.

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Supra Bentley

This looks like a Bentley Continental GT3 R from afar, but get closer, and you'll see that things are a bit off, since the donor car is actually a 1992 Toyota Supra. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 3.0L straight six producing 220-horsepower, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, rather than a 572-horsepower twin-turbo 4.0L V8 found in the R. Simply put, a Bentley Continental GT3 R replica body kit was glued onto the Toyota two-door coupe, complete with stickers and stripes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Sin City Hustler World's Longest Monster Truck

The "Sin City Hustler" started out as a normal Ford Excursion SUV, but after tuning shop Big Toyz Racing (BTR) got their hands on it, the vehicle became a 12-passenger monster truck. Measuring 32-feet long and 12-feet high, it's built on a tube frame chassis, and features four-wheel-steering, while rolling on 66-inch tires suspended by 26-inch nitrogen filled shocks. Power comes from a monstrous 700-horsepower 521 cubic-inch big block Ford V8. To keep things somewhat classy, entry to the cabin is via a private jet-style drop down staircase at the rear. 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 explaining the lost Star Wars movie that was written, but never made.

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Pan Meka Motorcycle

Madrid-based Pan Speed Shop may be a new company, but their first project, the Pan Meka Motorcycle, is definitely no slouch. Looking like a vehicle straight from a science fiction film, and based on the BMW K1200S, this custom bike ditches the original's plastic body, in favor of a steel plate frame, complete with custom-designed exhaust. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Saab 9-3 DeLorean

Transforming an actual DeLorean into the time machine you see in Back to the Future is nothing new, but this auto enthusiast tried to do the same with a Saab 9-3. In addition to the LED lights, you'll find the time travel circuitry and even a faux Flux capacitor in the back, as well as an "OUTATIME" license plate. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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