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Toyota Ferrari 288 GTO

At first glance, this may look like a genuine Ferrari 288 GTO, but it's actually a replica based on a 1993 Toyota MR2. It does not use the supercar's original 2.8L twin-turbo V8, but rather a 3.0L V6 engine, while featuring a full fiberglass body kit, refurbished 16" alloys wrapped in new tires, a stainless steel quad exhaust system, original 288 GTO rear lights, front driving lights as well as fog lights. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Yard Built XSR700

Winston Yeh's Rough Crafts is back at it again, and his latest project is perfect for cruising the streets of Gotham. Called the "Yard Built XSR700", it's based on the XSR700 and features an X2E fully adjustable remote control digital suspension, making it adjustable on the fly for tarmac riding or muddy terrains. He then designed a set of triple clamps that can run a set of YZF-R1 forks along with an R1 axle, brakes and wheels designed for the R1 front end. "The XSR was an amazing base to start with. I love the tubular frame of the 700, and the power to weight ratio is perfect for a motorcycle. With the newly designed shorter frame and detachable rear frame loop you really don't need to cut the frame to make a proper custom shape," said Winston. 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 fidget spinner spinning in space.

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Rusted Terra Crawler

Huntington Beach-based RCH Designs unveils a Jeep like you've never seen before, and it's dubbed the "Rusted Terra Crawler SUV". This isn't an ordinary off-road vehicle, as it can traverse over the most rocky of obstacles without any issue. To make it a reality, RCH Designs partnered with Off Road Evolution and transformed a 1969 Jeepster Commando into the beast you see pictured above. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Sacha Lakic CX500

Industrial designer Sacha Lakic's Blacktrack Motors specializes in cafe racers, and their flagship creation based on Honda's CX500, called the BT-01, is definitely no slouch. As you can see, the original stock V-twin engine remained, while a sleek two-in-one exhaust system was added for a deeper growl and a small boost in power. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Aton Impulse Viking

When monster truck meets an amphibious car, you get the grenade-proof, 3.3-ton Aton Impulse Viking. Despite its monstrous stance, it's powered by an ample 1,770cc engine that generates 82 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 37 mph on land and 9.3 mph in the water. This beast can tackle 38° inclines, and its low center of mass give it 42° of sideways tilt before the chance of tipping over. Since it rides on giant balloon tires, the driver can adjust tire pressures at any time directly from the cabin. The suspension is also pneumatically adjustable to give you 10 inches more ground clearance when you need it, while lower tire pressures and bigger contact patches minimize ground pressure and environmental damage. One caveat: pricing starts at $200,000. 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 teens reading 10 wrong number texts.

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Ford Mustang Corvette

Photo credit: Mustang Kyle

Auto enthusiast wanted to create the ultimate muscle car mashup, and it all started with a 1967 Ford Mustang body. He took the chassis and then mounted it onto a salvage title Corvette C5 drivetrain, which was purchased for $6,000. The body was essentially grafted to a custom tube frame, while retaining the original configuration of the C5 and keeping the LS1 power plant intact. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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AC Schnitzer BMW i8

Photo credit: Autogespot

Spotted by Autogespot user Sanvr2202 in Geel, Belgium, this blacked out BMW i8 shows what a futuristic KITT vehicle could look like. Featuring plenty of custom AC Schnitzer aerodynamic parts, including front spoiler elements, side skirts and rear wing, while sitting 25 mm (0.98 in) lower to the ground at the front, and 20 mm (0.78 in) closer at the rear. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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WRX-Powered Motorcycle


Custom motorcycles are nothing new, but you rarely see a tuning shop build one around a car engine, that is unless...you're talking about "The Mad Boxer". Powered by a Subaru WRX 2.5L turbocharged boxer engine, many of the bike's parts were custom built and CNC-milled by the owner, Marcel van Hooijdonk, himself. Other mods include: a Kawasaki fuel tank, Japanese 2-speed automatic transmission, a turbo swap that replaces the WRX original, and Buell brakes. 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 survive the apocalypse.

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Norman Reedus Motorcycle

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus (Daryl) has quite the collection of motorcycles, and this 1982 Yamaha XV920R by Classified Moto is hitting the auction block. This custom bike features a 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6R front end and a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6S rear, complete with its swingarm, suspension, wheel, and brakes. Other modifications include: hooligan bars, a twin Dominator H1/Xenon headlight, and a retro Benelli Mojave 260 fuel tank. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ford Mustang Batmobile

Many comic book fans are familiar with the 1960s Lincoln Futura-based Batmobile, with its black paint scheme, bright red accents and faux jet engine in the back. An incredible replica went on sale for $250,000 recently, but this 1987 Ford Mustang-based version most certainly won't even cost you half that. At $5,000, it features flared arches, chrome wheels, huge fins over the rear wheel arches, and three exhaust pipes protruding from the decklid. Continue reading for more pictures of the interior, exterior as well as additional information.

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