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Murcielago SV Replica

Photo credit: Iranian Lamborghini

Auto enthusiasts from Iran spent approximately 4-years reverse engineering a Lamborghini Murcielago SV to create a near perfect replica. Its chassis is based on the one developed by Lamborghini and recreated using the automaker's original data, while power comes from a Hyundai-sourced 3.8-liter Lambda V6 that can reportedly 'easily reach' speeds in excess of 174 mph. Continue reading for another video, more picture and additional information.

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Mannhart MH4 700 BMW M4

The Manhart MH4 700 LW takes the BMW M4 Convertible, and transforms it into a blue monster body kit. It's not all just about looks, as this sleek vehicle now sports a tuned turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine generating 690 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a bigger turbo, new intercooler and ECU tweaks. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mercedes-Benz EXY 6x6

Photo credit: Carlex Design

Someday, Mercedes-Benz may actually build a moon rover / vehicle, but as of now, it's just a pipe dream. Carlex Design transformed an X-Class truck into a six-wheeled monster that could give the G63 6x6 (above video) a run for its money. Featuring a heavy-duty winch, reshaped bumper, a roof-mounted LED light bar, off-road wheels and new side steps. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Fostla Mercedes-AMG GT S

Fostla has taken the Mercedes-AMG GT S to the next level, and the upgrades are not just cosmetic. The supercar now boasts a Level 2 package that includes ECU tuning, upgraded downpipes by PP-Performance and a BMC sports air filter, which up power output to 641 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Exterior wise, there's a Prior Design body kit wrapped in Malachite Green, a KW coilover suspension and 20-inch ADV.1 alloys. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tesla Model S P100D Blacked Out

A Tesla Model S refresh is just around the corner, but at least one owner has given their P100D a "Dark Knight" makeover. It comes complete with blacked-out chrome accents, smoked headlights / taillights, tinted windows, and last, but not least, a set of 21-inch SM7T Deep Concave alloys (21x9 at the front and 21x10.5 at the rear) from Strasse Wheels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Infiniti Project Black S

First unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Project Black S Concept, a vehicle by Infiniti and the Renault Sport Formula One Team, boasts Renault's dual-hybrid powertrain technology. Featuring a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, paired with a hybrid system with a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery and three electric motor generator units. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Ferrari F1 Replica

Auto enthusiast Zac Mihajlovic, who has also built a 1989 Batmobile replica, is hard at work on his next project, a Ferrari-powered F1 replica car for the road, called, "Zacaria". This street-legal supercar is powered by a 6.3-liter Ferrari V12 sourced from a wrecked F12 Berlinetta, mated to a transaxle six-speed transmission from Albins. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Widebody McLaren 720S

Photo credit: The Kyza

The McLaren 720S may not technically be classified as a hypercar, but it most certainly has the performance to make you thinks twice, that is until the automaker decides to release an LT-branded model. Instagram user The Kyza gives us a glimpse at how such a model would look, equipped with flared wheel arches, a set of ultra wide wheels / tires, bold side skirts, and an aggressive shark fin to help the car slice through the air. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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New NSX Replica

From a far distance, this may look like a new facelifted (2016+) Honda / Acura NSX, but it's actually just a strange Civic-based replica from Indonesia. All of its body panels have been swapped out, including a new front fascia, complete with a hood, grille, headlights and air intakes, while Lamborghini-style scissor doors were also added for effect. Continue reading for another facelifted NSX replica and more information.

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Lightsaber Laser Bazooka

Photo credit: Xavier Aaronson

Drake Anthony, better known as "Styropyro" on YouTube, is a chemist who transforms old technology into homemade lightsabers and laser bazookas. That's right, he managed to build the latter using DLP television projectors and lithium ion batteries. "When I was 12, I learned about lasers in science class. And it was you know, very very simple terms, but I found this stuff interesting and so I went home and did some reading online," said Anthony. Continue reading for a video on his laser telescope and more information.

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