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Land Rover Defender Millennium Falcon

East Coast Defender has unveiled their latest project car, and it's a Land Rover Defender called "Millennium Falcon". Featuring a matte gray paint job inspired by Han Solo's ship from the films, a 6.2L Chevrolet LS3 engine generating 430 hp, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, a full roll cage, 18" Boost/Kahn black alloy wheels, and a Borla exhaust. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Liberty Walk NSX

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Have an Acura NSX and want it to look like something from the next F&F movie? Then Liberty Walk's ver.1 complete kit might be just for you. Featuring a a new front diffuser, side diffuser, rear diffuser and a giant GT4-style wing. Buyers can choose from FRP, CFRP or dry carbon materials, with the latter running a hefty $28,000. The specimen you see above has also been outfitted with an Armytrix exhaust system. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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DeLorean Monster Truck

Back to the Future fans rejoice! John Z. DeLorean's iconic DMC-12 started with just an ambitious idea - a Wankel-powered sportscar - that was plagued by production pressures and other issues to become a shadow of DeLorean's ultimate goal. Rich Weissensel has no problem chopping up a few of these fine specimens to create custom vehicles, like the monster truck that you see above. Continue reading for five more custom DeLoreans you definitely won't see in Back to the Future.

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Mercedes-Benz Wolf 250GD

Off-road vehicles are primarily designed for their function over form, but this 1990 Mercedes-Benz Wolf 250GD could be the exception. In a past life, it was a Bundeswehr military vehicle, but now, it's been transformed into one of the sleekest off-road vehicles ever, with upgrades including: a bare-metal repaint, a rebuilt 5-speed manual transmission, new seats, a Sachs heavy-duty clutch, and a 2" suspension lift. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Altoids Game Console

Powered by Raspberry Pi Zero, the mintyPi 2.0 is basically a portable game console fitted inside a real Altoids tin. This followup to the original mintyPi now features 3D-printed parts to drastically improve the look and comfort, and now, it features: an integrated hinge to hold the screen up while you play, a much larger, crisper display, USB sound rather than PWM audio, and integrated Wifi connectivity. Continue reading for more custom portable game consoles that you won't find in stores.

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Nissan The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's official theatrical release is just a couple of weeks away, but Nissan has revealed a few concepts based on the film ahead of the LA Auto Show. A total of seven vehicles have been individually modified to take on the shape of vehicles from the movie, and it includes a TIE Figther-inspired Altima sedan, complete with a multi-panel windshield, special wheels, full body wrap, and speakers to play sound effects. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Triumph Speed Tripla

Italian Dream Motorcycle took a Triumph Street Triple and transformed it into the Tripla 0.0, a blacked out bike that would fit perfectly as Batman's motorcycle of choice in Justice League. Powered by a 676cc engine producing 100 hp, it features a Speed Triple mono-shock suspension, belt drive connected by CNC machined pulleys, and a triple mouthed exhaust allows. Other details include a handcrafted tail seat and carriers, while the rims were machined from solid blocks of metal. 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 the Just League: B Team.

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Bugatti Chiron Batmobile

Set to hit the RM Sotheby's auction for $3.5+ million, Bugatti Chiron "Number One" has received a 1966 Batmobile makeover with plenty of red accents. From assembly to showroom, and now the auction house, it has only been driven for 250-miles, mainly for testing purposes. Should someone in the US win the auction, you'll have to register it for road-use first to experience its 1,479hp and 1,180lb-ft of torque on the streets. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Blacked Out Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a stunning car straight from the factory, but some desire a darker version, and this custom vehicle definitely fits the bill. Just about everything has been blacked out, including the bodywork, trim, grille, and even the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. On the inside, you'll find plenty of bright orange leather, complete with starlight headliner and piano-lacquer trim. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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E400 All-Terrain 4x4 Squared

You've probably seen the pictures, but now, the first videos of the Mercedes-Benz E400 All-Terrain 4x4 Squared have surfaced. This one-off vehicle by Jurgen Eberle comes equipped with a pair of portal axles that increase the ride height to 16-inches, while a set of 31-inch tires have been fitted, and the overall track widened by 8-inches. It's powered by a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 producing 328 hp, just enough power to traverse a variety of terrains. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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